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Putnam family collection

Identifier: c-00208

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of materials relating to social and political issues in Michigan during the World War I era. They include pamphlets circulated by the Michigan Equal Suffrage Association advocating women's suffrage. It also includes pamphlets and sample ballots from the Michigan Anti-Saloon League concerning a proposed "Beer and Wine Amendment" to the state constitution, which would set up protection for the liquor trade. Other materials relate to voter registration procedures, Liberty Loans, and Selective Service registration. Also included in the collection are certificates acknowledging Mr. Grant Putnam's membership on the Ingham County War Preparedness Committee and the War Board. Photographs show a "Caravantown" which formed in Michigan circa 1925


  • Creation: 1918-1919, circa 1925

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 (, 2 folders)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Gift of Mrs. Grant C. Putnam, 1961-03-03. Transferred by Michigan State University Museum.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Putnam Family Collection
4 Published And Cataloged
February 1969
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US