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The Hooper family papers consist primarily of correspondence between members of the Hooper and Goodwin families living in Oakland and Lapeer Counties, Michigan. The letters discuss family news, agriculture, and the activities of various family members. The collection also includes poetry, recipes, tax receipts, a deed, expense accounts, and an agricultural diary.
This collection consists of a copy of a recording, made in the summer of 1951, of Melvin Smith recounting early farming in Lapeer County, Michigan. Of interest is the account of the use of oxen.