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Edna Z. Emley papers

Identifier: c-00406

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of correspondence and various other papers of Edna Z. Emley (nee Osterrout), of Mason, Michigan, and her family. The earliest letters (1836-1851) are to Bernhard Stohlmann of Allen, Hillsdale County, Michigan, a relative of the paternal great-grandmother of Emley's first husband, Clifford Migrants. Most of these letters are written in German and pertain largely to personal matters of Stohlmann and his friends still living in Germany. This correspondence is not completely translated. Included are notes on the nature and contents of the letters by professor William N. Hughes, chairman of the German and Russian Department at Michigan State University.

A series of letters (1940-1941) between Mrs. Emley (then Mrs. Clifford Migrants) and a Mr. E. E. Neely deal with a labor dispute over seniority rights of employees of the New York Central Railroad. Also included are a personal cash book and bill book (1888), miscellaneous personal correspondence of Mrs. Emley (1895-1929), an annual report (1930) of the Continental Motor Corporation, and printed song sheets of the early twentieth century.


  • Creation: 1836 - 1941

Language of Materials

Some of the letters are in German.

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 (, 8 folders)

Custodial History

Gift of Edna Z. Emley.

Legal Status

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

Edna Z. Emley Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
M. Hobson
November 1968
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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