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Rajee Tobia collection

Identifier: 00084

Scope and Contents

Folder 1 contains miscellaneous papers from Jackson, Michigan that were collected by Rajee Tobia. They include various receipts and bills, pages from account books belonging to a grocery store and a carriage shop, a marriage announcement, and, a poem. Folders 2-5 contain papers relating to the 41st biennial convention of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, a philanthropic and educational organization, held at Vancouver, B.C. in 1953. These papers belonged to Elizabeth H. Loree, a delegate to the convention from Lansing, Michigan.

Folders 6-8 contain six miscellaneous volumes of Michigan materials. They include:

1) A set of class notes from the State Normal College at Ypsilanti (1869)

2) A Methodist Episcopal preacher's log (1891-1895)

3) A grocery store sales ledger from Wacousta (1911-1930)

4) A telephone subscriber's ledger from Wacousta (1912)

5) A ledger-scrapbook dealing with the school life of Beryl Brockway and activities of the Michigan Education Company (1912-1926)

Folders 9-10 contain two miscellaneous volumes. The first holds the copybook of Miss Lily May Williams of Cordova Mines, Ontario that seems to be from grade school, c.1903. The other volume is a business education textbook, 1910. Folder 11 contains a parts price list and instruction booklet for a Stewart Vacuum Gasoline System. It was designed to be mounted on Dodge Brothers Motor Cars.

Folder 12 contains the speech "R. E. Olds: Benefactor to the Holy Lands" by Rajee Tobia and presented to the Historical Society of Greater Lansing on May 19, 1965.

Volume 1 on the shelf is an expenses and sales report ledger, 1911-1930 - skipping years, and including non-sales information.


  • Creation: 1865 - 1965
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1865 - 1953

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

Rajee Tobia was born on August 18, 1901. Rajee died on July 1977 at 75 years old in Lansing, Michigan.


0.25 Cubic Feet (, 3 volumes on shelf)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Rajee R. Tobia.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University except where noted. Property Rights: Michigan State University.


Rajee Tobia Collection
4 Published And Cataloged
R. Hoyer
April 1970
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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