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Benjamin F. Fish papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00298
Scope and Contents

This collection contains letters, receipts for taxes and merchandise, property listings, and business agreements reflecting the varied business and property interests of Benjamin F. Fish. Fish was a legal agent and businessman operating in Berrien County, Michigan, and the Chicago area in the 1830s through 1870s. Also included is a graduation announcement from Dowagiac Public Schools for 1879.

Dates: 1769-1903, undated

Brownson family papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00178
Scope and Contents The Brownson family papers consist of correspondence between members of the Brownson, Johnson, and Allured families, as well as essays, poetry, and a sermon.Many of the letters are to Oscar Brownson of Pontiac and Evart, Michigan. Brownson entered Oberlin College in 1843, but a year later he returned to Pontiac to teach school. Several letters from a cousin, Franklin Barber, urged him to join the United States Navy, where he could get a free medical training. Brownson received...
Dates: 1843 - 1931

Eben Pearson Dorr papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00366
Scope and Contents The majority of the papers consist of six diaries (1888-1937) written by Eben Pearson Dorr. The diaries from 1888 to 1892 describe life in the Buffalo, New York area. The Manistee County, Michigan area is described in the 1936 to 1937 diaries. The 1888-1891 diary contains descriptions of Chicago; Kansas City, Kansas; St. Louis and Washington, D.C. Also among the papers are a Horace Greeley autograph (February 9, 1871); and a passport, issued August 13, 1861, to George P. Dorr by Charles...
Dates: 1861 - 1937

Herbert A. Hitchens collection

 Collection
Identifier: c-00640
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a photograph of an exhibition load of white pines in Otsego Lake which was prepared for the Chicago Columbian Exposition of 1893.

Dates: circa 1893

John Pitman Weber papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 736
Scope and Contents This collection includes writings and exhibition materials by and about John Pitman Weber primarily related to public art, peace, and social justice activism. Also includes materials related to Mexican-American and Puerto Rican artists working in Chicago such as Carlos Cortez and the groups MARCH and MIRA. Includes materials related to organizations such as LADO-Chicago (Latin American Defense Organization) and "Artists Call" (Artists Call Against U.S. Intervention in Central America)....
Dates: 1971-2008

Mrs. Francis McDonald reminiscence

 Collection
Identifier: c-00451
Scope and Contents This collection contains a brief, personal account of life in and around Lansing, Michigan, during World War I, the Great Depression, and World War II. Mrs. McDonald recounts her life as a child growing up in a rural community. She writes about life in general: the difficulty in finding a job, the hardships of the Depression, the relief offered by the New Deal, and a trip to the Chicago World's Fair of 1931. Throughout her writing, Mrs. McDonald shows how people were able to cope with the...
Dates: 1912 - 1979

Oscar Clute papers

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Identifier: UA-2.1.5
Scope and Content

The Oscar Clute papers consist primarily of correspondence (1889-1893) during Clute's presidency at Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University). Also included are several articles on education and M.A.C., and information about the 1893 Columbian Exposition. The period of Clute's presidency was characterized by student unrest, political crises, and faculty turnover.

Dates: 1889 - 1893

Vice President for Student Affairs Student Protest files

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-7.0
Scope and Contents This collection documents the activities of a number of protest groups and organizations. The records include newspaper articles, reports, flyers, and bulletins which were collected by the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs from 1965 to 1976. M.S.U. Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), the most prominent protest organization on campus, was active in virtually every area of protest. Newspaper articles concerning their actions and SDS literature are prevalent...
Dates: 1965 - 1976

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