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Avery family papers

Identifier: c-00230
Scope and Contents

This collection contains family correspondence between members of the Avery family, including C. S. and Ellen Avery of Bucks Flat, California, and Edward Avery of Fort Junction, Iowa. The letters are primarily concerned with family matters, though C. S. Avery's letters also discuss agriculture in California. The collection also contains receipts and a deed for Sarah Avery of Three Oaks, Michigan.

Dates: 1868 - 1891

Carol B. Thompson and Bud Day papers on Southern Africa

Identifier: MSS 329 large
Scope and Contents The Carol Thompson and Bud Day papers document the struggle for the liberation of Southern Africa. A significant portion of the collection is background materials used for researching and organizing the liberation support network across the US and the world. The files also demonstrate some of the tactics used, including picketing, demonstrating, speaking, boycotting, and appearing on the media. The collection includes material on the Southern Africa Support Coalition (SASC), founded in...
Dates: approximately 1970-1999

Committee to Free Moses Mayekiso records

Identifier: MSS 513 small
Scope and Contents

The Committee to Free Moses Mayekiso records includes meeting minutes, mailings, correspondence, petitions, ledgers, invoices, and newspaper clippings.

Dates: 1987-1989

David Woodman papers

Identifier: c-00128
Scope and Contents

This collection includes letters written by David Woodman to his wife Jane while he was in California in 1852-1853. His early letters describe the trip from Paw Paw, Michigan to the Sacramento area by riverboat and wagon train. Later letters tell of living conditions, social life and gold mining. Woodman became very disillusioned with California and especially with the prospects of becoming rich through gold mining. The collection also includes home remedies for diphtheria and catarrh.

Dates: 1852-1853, undated

Edwin Hubbard papers

Identifier: c-00013
Scope and Contents This collection consists of three letters (1850-1852) written by Edward Hubbard to his wife Harriet Woolcott Hubbard, relating his experiences in the California gold rush. There is also one letter from J.N. Woolcott to his parents, possibly relations of Harriet Woolcott Hubbard's, describing life in the Nevada gold fields (1859). Also included is the Hubbards' marriage certificate (1842) and ambrotype wedding photographs of Edwin and Harriet.Photographs in glass negatives...
Dates: 1842 - 1859

The Farm (Crossroads Community) punk fliers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 457 XX oversize
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 102 fliers used to advertise the punk rock concerts and groups that appeared at The Farm.

Dates: 1974-1987

George Wilson collection

Identifier: c-00154
Scope and Contents This collection contains scattered correspondence from members of the Wickim, Briggs, Sanford, and Mudgett families. A letter from H. G. Wickim to his family (1854) describes preparations for an overland trip to California. Two letters from H. F. Briggs (1857, 1860) discuss land prices and agriculture in Illinois. In two letters to his father (1860, 1861), E. P. Sanford describes life in the California mines. Another California pioneer, C. N. Mudgett, writing to her sister, declares that she...
Dates: 1854 - 1900

Gordon Johnson diary

Identifier: c-00037
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of Gordon Johnson's diary, which recorded his journey from Missouri to California in 1850. The journal includes descriptions of the country he passed through, the difficulties of travel and his expenses after reaching his destination. Johnson's route took him through Fort Leavenworth, Fort Kearney, Fort Laramie, and the Sierra Nevadas. A handwritten transcription of the diary is included in the collection.

Dates: 1850

Hackley and Hume Papers

Identifier: 00097
Scope and Contents The Hackley and Hume papers contain the business records of several inter-related Michigan-based business firms and some of the private papers of the families of Charles Henry Hackley and Thomas Hume. The papers span the years 1859-1955. The papers document lumbering and lumber investments in Michigan and other states. The papers also document Charles Henry Hackley and Thomas Hume, both prominent timbermen and philanthropists, as well as other family members. Hackley and Hume were active...
Dates: 1859 - 1955

Haight family papers

Identifier: c-00244
Scope and Contents

The Haight family papers consist of correspondence, legal notices, pedigrees and stock registers. The Haights owned pedigreed cattle and also raised sheep. In addition, the collection contains legal notices relating to proposed improvements on Haight land in California Township, Branch County, Michigan.

Dates: 1892 - 1928

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