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Charles W. Tews collection

Identifier: c-00662

Scope and Contents

The Charles W. Tews collection contains postcards from the Hatten Lumber Company mill in New London, Wisconsin and Hatten Lumber Company logging camps. The images include lumber camp scenes (one of which is labeled as near Eldron, Wisconsin), lumber mills, lumber yards, logs on railroad cards, and an image of the Embrass River with logs in it. There is also an image with men eating at a table with a sign "oleomargarine sold or used here," as well as an image of a store at Hazelhurst, Wisconsin. Some of the postcards were written on and sent between 1911 and 1917. The postcards describes how life at the camp is going and were signed by the initials R.D.W.


  • Creation: 1911 - 1917


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

Charles W. Tews (1921-2008) was native of Lansing, Michigan who worked as a tool room supervisor for General Motors for 42 years. Tews graduated from Lansing Central High School. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.


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Custodial History

Donated to the MSU Museum and transferred to the University Archives.

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.



Charles W. Tews Collection
4 Published And Cataloged
J. Makowski
March 2015
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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