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Arno J. Erdman collection

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-17.231
Scope and Contents The majority of Erdman’s photographs are images he took while on campus as an instructor. Many of the images bear the name “Kodak Shop Photo.” The Action Shots folder contains images Erdman took of activities during his time at Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University). Some examples of campus action shots are the field testing of vehicles, servicemen, and portable barracks. Other notable photos include an early tank, caterpillar vehicles, trucks carrying portable...
Dates: 1918 - 1918

Charles Rowe collection

 Collection
Identifier: c.00664
Scope and Contents The Charles Rowe collection contains photographs related to the REO Motor Company. The photographs include a row of cars at Harold Square in New York City lined up to welcome Percy F. Megargel and David Fassett back from their 12,000 mile double cross-continent auto tour in their 16 horse power REO Mountaineer. There is also an image of members of the New York Press cheering Megargel and Fassitt who are sitting in their car. There are also photographs of men at a tug-of-war...
Dates: 1906, circa 1920, undated

Forest H. Akers papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-1.1.1
Scope and Contents

The Forest Akers papers include correspondence, speeches, news clippings and other materials related to Michigan State University; a variety of educational materials, legal documents, and articles; a history of Williamston, Michigan; and personal papers including Akers' class reunion information (1950) and a certificate of appointment to the State Board of Agriculture. Scrapbooks contain family photographs and photographs and other information relating to Chrysler Corporation.

Dates: 1898 - 1965

H. J. Karn collection

 Collection
Identifier: c-00184
Scope and Contents

This collection contains notes made by Bill Taylor from a 1964 interview with H. J. Karn, in which Karn discusses his working experience in the Lansing plant of the REO Motor Car Company during the years 1906-1916. Also included is a REO Company brochure describing a 1910 record-breaking transcontinental trip from New York to San Francisco in a REO car. The collection includes a photograph of the REO bus that traveled across the country in 1920.

Dates: 1910 - 1964

Mrs. C. M. Burdick collection

 Collection
Identifier: c-00487
Scope and Contents Included in the collection are Mrs. C. M. Burdick's diaries (1925-1937), correspondence and a biographical sketch of R. E. Olds entitled "That Boy Ranney". Among the most interesting items in the correspondence is a letter from R. Shettler explaining his unhappiness with R. E. Olds over the affairs of the Reo Motor Car Company. There is also some material on Olds' interest in music. A few photographs of women who worked in the Reo Motor Car Company office are also in Mrs. Burdick's...
Dates: 1904 - 1957

Ransom E. Olds papers

 Collection
Identifier: 00027
Scope and Content The Ransom E. Olds papers are divided into two sections. The first section consists of Olds' personal papers. Included in this section are Olds' love letters to Metta Woodward (June 6, 1864-September 2, 1950), whom Olds married in 1899, Olds' philanthropic activities, his daybooks and two journals of the Olds family trip to Europe. The second section deals with Olds' business activities from 1904 to 1947. Included are correspondence series of Olds Motor Works and REO and several...
Dates: 1884 - 1950

REO Motor Car Company records

 Collection
Identifier: 00036

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