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Karl Merrill speech

Identifier: c-00120

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a handwritten speech entitled "A Story of the War, " written by the donor's father for Decoration Day services held in 1897 near Grant, Newaygo County,. Michigan. The speech, a highly patriotic tribute to the valor of the Union soldiers, also compares military strategy and technology before and after the Civil War and comments of the importance of patriotism in America.


  • Creation: 1897

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.


0.1 Cubic Feet (, 1 folder)

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Custodial History

Gift of Karl Merrill, date unknown. Transferred by Michigan State University Museum.

Legal Status

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

Karl Merrill Speech
4 Published And Cataloged
February 1965
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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