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Booth Newspaper collection

Identifier: 00200

Scope and Contents

The Booth Newspaper collection contains clipping files on a variety of subjects related to Michigan including politics, education, public issues, and Michigan's athletic teams the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Lions. Also included are files containing articles written by specific authors including Ansar Khan, Chuck Carlton, Steve Grinczel, Danny Knobler, Tom Kowalski, Roger Green, Rick Haglund, and Ed Hoogterp. The clippings come from newspapers managed by Booth Newspaper Service.


  • Creation: 1970 - 2004

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.

Historical Note

BoothMichigan, based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, owns eight newspapers in the state of Michigan. "Founded by George Gough Booth along with his two brothers, Booth Newspapers is presently owned by Advance Publications (a Samuel I. Newhouse property), who purchased it in 1976 for $305 million, a record at the time. Booth Newspapers owned the Ann Arbor News which closed July 2009. It currently owns the Bay City Times, Flint Journal, Grand Rapids Press, Jackson Citizen Patriot, Kalamazoo Gazette, Muskegon Chronicle, and Saginaw News, as well as Advance Newspapers and Community Newspapers. is the website home for all Booth Newspapers, as well as the weekly Advance Newspapers. The site includes reports from its Lansing bureau." The Lansing Bureau of Booth Newspaper closed in 2007.

Source: Wikipedia


26 Cubic Feet

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Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Booth Newspaper Collection
4 Published And Cataloged
S. Roberts
December 2009
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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