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Merton J. Whitman papers

Identifier: c-00398

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of Whitman's memoirs and records of the Modern Woodmen of America.

Whitman's memoirs, written in 1946-1949, deal chiefly with his younger years during the 1880s and 1890s in Ogemaw and Arenac Counties, Michigan. He describes farm life and farming techniques, lumbering and transportation facilities, and the geography of the area. His chief topic is a history of the Delano Settlement in Whitney Township, Arenac County, Michigan.

The records of Delano Camp No. 8732 of the Modern Woodmen of America include a folder of miscellaneous papers (1904-1919) and a volume containing accounts and minutes of the meetings (1900-1921). Whitman was the organization's clerk at this time.


  • Creation: 1900 - 1949


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.


0.25 Cubic Feet (5 folders, 1 volume on shelf)

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Custodial History

Gift of Zella Whitman Pendred, 1967-07-19.

Legal Status

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.

Merton J. Whitman Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
P. Georghegan
November 1967
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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East Lansing MI 48824 US