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Mrs. C. M. Burdick collection

Identifier: c-00487

Scope and Contents

Included in the collection are Mrs. C. M. Burdick's diaries (1925-1937), correspondence and a biographical sketch of R. E. Olds entitled "That Boy Ranney". Among the most interesting items in the correspondence is a letter from R. Shettler explaining his unhappiness with R. E. Olds over the affairs of the Reo Motor Car Company. There is also some material on Olds' interest in music. A few photographs of women who worked in the Reo Motor Car Company office are also in Mrs. Burdick's collection.


  • Creation: 1904 - 1957


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

Mrs. C. M. Burdick was the personal secretary for R.E. Olds for a considerable period of time.


0.25 Cubic Feet (, 10 folders)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Gift of Donald R. Viges, 1975-04-30.

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.

Mrs. C. M. Burdick Collection
4 Published And Cataloged
June 1976
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