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Adam L. Roof papers

Identifier: c-00001

Scope and Contents

His papers include letters (1860-1850) written while Roof was serving in the Michigan House of Representatives and later in the Senate. Six daybooks and one account book deal with Roof's real estate business and agricultural activities. The miscellaneous documents include tax receipts (1860,1861), and adoption agreement (1868), biographical notes on Roof and newspaper articles on the early history of Lyons.


  • Creation: 1837 - 1890


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Biographical Note

Adam L. Roof was a pioneer settler in Michigan, and a prominent lawyer, judge, and Democratic politician serving in both the Michigan House of Representatives and the Senate. He was from Lyons, Ionia County, Michigan.


0.1 Cubic Feet (, 3 folders, 7 volumes)

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Custodial History

Gift of Stanley Thomas, 1958-02-05. Transferred by Michigan State University Museum.

Legal Status

Copyright: Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to Michigan State University but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Property Rights: Michigan State University

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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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