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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 contest...
Dates: 1906, circa 1920, undated

Florine Folks Plumb papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-10.3.198
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the poem "The 25th Anniversary of 4-H Clubs" written in 1940 by Plumb and newspaper and magazine articles from 1940, 1942, 1961, and 1983 about her being judged best in a contest and winning an REO touring car. Also included are 2 scans of a photograph of Plumb and her family in the touring car from 1910. The collection also contains a 1920 Baccalaureate Service Program and a 1920 MAC Band Concert Program. Photographs of campus in the collection include...
Dates: 1910 - 1991

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

James H. Thompson papers

 Collection
Identifier: 00057
Scope and Contents This collection consists of the legal and business correspondence of James H. Thompson covering the years 1911 to 1913. The collection is divided into four sections: business which consists of correspondence concerning real estate, The Original Gas Engine Company, stocks and investments; legal matters and politics concerning Thompson's law practice, the election of 1912 and congratulatory letters; personal consisting of correspondence relating to Mason activities, genealogy of Thompson's family...
Dates: 1911 - 1913

Jon L. Young collection

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-10.3.116
Scope and Contents This collection contains the reminiscences of Jon L. Young, based on diaries he kept while a student at Michigan Agricultural College from 1931-1935.Young talks about classes, work, and social activities as well as his family which lived in and around the Lansing area. His memoirs also include photographs of himself, brother, and college friends, and an epilogue which briefly summarizes Young's life after college.Young describes the classes taken, grades received, and...
Dates: 1986 - 1986

Lisa Gerber and Mojden Hojjati papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-10.3.49
Scope and Contents The papers of Lisa Gerber and Mojden Hojjati consist of a student paper written by Gerber and Hojjati entitled "Industrial Patriotism: Americanization in the REO Motor Company." They argue that the paternalistic program of the REO Company was aimed at making immigrants better citizens, whereas the program of the Ford Motor Company was directed at increasing production.
Dates: 1982 - 1982

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 collection.
Dates: 1904 - 1957

Peter Berg papers

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Identifier: UA-10.3.106
Scope and Contents Peter Berg papers consist of a paper "Welfare Capitalism and Worker Response at the REO Motor Car Company, 1916-1929," which was written by the donor for History 901, June 1983. The paper discusses the welfare capitalism program at the REO Motor Car Company of Lansing, Michigan. REO Motor Car Company of Lansing, Michigan, was founded by R. E. Olds. The welfare capitalism program was established there by 1919 and flourished throughout the 1920s.
Dates: 1983 - 1983

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