Moody family collection
Scope and Content
The bulk of the Moody Family Collection consists of photographic materials, ranging from photographs, negatives, glass negatives, slides, and scrapbooks. The photographs show the Craig family, Barney family, and Moody family members. Genevieve Moody created most of the scrapbooks. Also included are correspondence related to Genevieve Moody, funeral books of several family members, Genevieve’s diaries, details about Northern Michigan family vacations, and anniversary booklets for Rogers City, Michigan.
Note: This collection arrived arranged and processed by the donor. The processing archivist did rearrange some items to condense boxes or group certain family member photographs together, but otherwise, it was left how it arrived to the archives.
Please note that certain family member’s names are used interchangeable throughout the collection. Genevieve Craig might be referred to as Jackie Craig or Jackie Moody. Leila Craig might be called Leila Barney. William Moody is also called Bill Moody.
- 1875 - 1994
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.
The Moody Family Collection tells the story of three families, the Craig family, the Barney family, and the Moody family.
Frank W. Craig was born on February 28, 1875 and died June 24, 1947. He married Mary Ann Cook (April 28,1877 - March 30, 1947) on April 15, 1898 and they had three children; Leila Mae, Genevieve Frances (Jackie), and Francis. They lived in the Northern Lower Peninsula of Michigan where Frank had photography studios in Millersburg, Onaway, Petoskey, and Rogers City. Their son, Francis, born June 10, 1910 died just after his first birthday on September 22, 1911. Due to the loss of his only son, Frank began calling his daughter, Genevieve, “Jackie”, a name that always stuck with her.
Leila Mae Craig was born on August 4, 1904. She graduated from Onaway high school and graduated from Central Michigan Normal School (now Central Michigan University.) She married William Joseph Barney on September 1, 1928. They lived in the Petoskey area and had no children.
Genevieve “Jackie” Frances Craig was born on February 17, 1907. Like her sister, Genevieve also graduated from Onaway high school and Central Michigan Normal School. She married Morris Cross Moody on August 8, 1936. Jackie and Morris moved to Lansing and lived on Gunson Street. Jackie taught 4th grade and Morris worked for the State Aeronautic Commission. Morris died on Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 1969 from a form of pneumonia. Jackie died February 8, 1994. Together, they had one son, William.
William (Bill) Craig Moody was born in 1941 and he married Carol Otto. Both he and Carol graduated from East Lansing High School in 1959 and attended Michigan State University. Bill received his bachelors of Civil Engineering in 1963 and his masters in Civil Engineering Structures in 1965. Carol received her English degree in 1962 and then attended the University of Michigan to receive her masters in Library Science. After completing their degrees, the couple moved to St. Louis where McDonnel Aircraft employed them both. Bill worked in the space program and Carol in the engineering library. During this time, the couple had two sons. Carol stayed home to take care of the boys for about ten years and then went back to work at the St. Louis University Law Library part time and then full time beginning in 1986. Carol retired in 1998 and moved out to Maryland to be with her husband. Due to Bill’s work, he worked in California; Spain; Dayton, Ohio; and Patuxent River, Maryland. He worked on the Gemini program, the F-4, the AV-8 Harrier, the first F-18, the A-12, and finished up on the 2d F-18 E/F. In 2009, Bill retired as Chief Engineer from Pax, working a total of forty-three years for the company.
10.15 Cubic Feet (14 boxes; 6 Record boxes, 1 large flat box; 4 medium flat boxes, and 3 small flat boxes)
Language of Materials
Copyright: Michigan State University.
Property Rights: Michigan State University.
- Central Michigan University
- Commercial photography
- East Lansing (Mich.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
- Glass plate negatives
- Letters (correspondence)
- Mackinac Bridge (Mich.)
- Mackinac Island (Mich.)
- Negatives (Photographs)
- Rogers City (Mich.)
- Tourism -- Michigan
- Moody Family collection
- 3 Ready For Cataloging
- J. Russell
- September 2017
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.