Douglass Watkins collection
Scope and Contents
This collection contains an advertisement and a newspaper article about the Cardiff Giant Hoax (1869). George Hull of Binghamton, New York, carved a stone giant and buried it in a field near Syracuse, New York. When it was dug up, it was proclaimed to be a petrified prehistoric man even by scientists of the day. Hull and his partners profited from exhibiting the giant before their hoax was discovered.
The collection also contains a biographical sketch on Abraham Lincoln.
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.
0.1 Cubic Feet (, 1 folder)
Language of Materials
Gift of Douglass Watkins, 1956-08-24. Transferred by Michigan State University.
Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.
- Douglass Watkins Collection
- 4 Published And Cataloged
- July 1964
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.