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Alan Grimes papers on the Lantern Hill Subdivision

Identifier: MSS 40 large

Scope and Contents

The collection is comprised of the personal papers of Dr. Alan Grimes relating to the creation of the Lantern Hill subdivision and the building of Grimes' house. The papers include the organizational materials of Home Sites Inc., bylaws, articles of incorporation, certificate of membership, and protective covenants. Also included are documents related to the construction of Grimes' home, such as correspondence, contracts and lists of work, mortgage documents, receipts for minor work done on the house, plat of the subdivision, and newspaper articles.


  • Creation: 1950-1952

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

The material is stored offsite . Please request materials 3 days ahead of your visit.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the authors of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. For photocopy and duplication requests, please contact the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries.

Biographical / Historical

The Lantern Hill Subdivision was founded by a group of MSU faculty. The documents describe the development of the idea for a cooperative, steps taken to purchase the land and to design the houses, and some setbacks encountered along the way. Home Sites Inc. was the unit created by the faculty to buy the land for development. Originally, a part of Meridian Township, Lantern Hill subdivision was annexed by the City of East Lansing in 1958.


.3 Linear Feet (1 box) ; 13 x 26 x 32 cm.

Language of Materials



The papers are arranged by general information on the subdivision, papers related to construction of Dr. Grimes' house, and newspaper clippings from the Lansing State Journal.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Dr. Alan Grimes.

Variant Title

Lantern Hill papers

Processing Information

Processed by Leslie M. Behm in October 2012.

Finding Aid for the Alan Grimes papers on the Lantern Hill Subdivision,1950-1952
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Finding aid prepared by Leslie M. Behm.
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Repository Details

Part of the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections Repository

MSU Libraries
366 W. Circle Drive
East Lansing MI 48823 USA