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Lansing (Mich.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 69 Collections and/or Records:

Ransom E. Olds papers

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

Rawson Smith family papers

Identifier: c-00072
Scope and Contents The Smith family papers consist mostly of Alfred Smith's letters to his parents while he was in the Army, and correspondence exchanged by family members in Michigan and New York in the years following the war. The collection also includes various documents including insurance policies, deeds, mortgages, and a lottery advertisement (1868).Subjects of particular interest from Alfred's correspondence include conditions in the Union hospital at Albany, New York (July 12, 1862);...
Dates: 1850 - 1892

Roger Ault collection

Identifier: c-00433
Scope and Contents

The collection contains copies of the North Lansing Gazette, Spring 1978; A Wind Gone Down: Smoke into Steel, 1978; Mary Chase Perry Stratton and her Pewabic Pottery, 1978. All three publications deal with local history in Michigan.

Dates: 1978

Roy C. Vandercook papers

Identifier: 00011
Scope and Contents This collection consists of letters, newspaper clippings, legal documents related to Roy C. Vandercook and his various careers. Most significant in the collection is the bulk of correspondence concerning the Michigan National Guard and the 1913 copper strike. Vandercook was responsible for the majority of military action and exchanged a great deal of letters with Governor Woodbridge Ferris. Included are also letters discussing various phases of the U.S. occupation of the...
Dates: 1849 - 1957

Ruth Radimersky collection

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-10.3.451
Scope and Contents The postcards in this collection were sent between 1935 and 1937 to Ruth Steidte from George Radimersky, a Foreign Language professor at Michigan State College (MSC, now Michigan State University). The postcards are primarily the MSC campus and include buildings and gardens. Postcards of other Michigan locations (Ann Arbor, Battle Creek, East Lansing, Lansing, Marshall, and Olivet) as well as several postcards of Madison, Wisconsin are also part of the collection. Many of the messages on...
Dates: 1935 - 1937

Sears, Roebuck and Company photographs

Identifier: c-00588
Scope and Contents

These photographs are of the different locations of Sears stores in the Lansing, Michigan area. Each photo is 16”x 20”. Five images depict the Automotive Center, Retail Store, and Farm Store in downtown Lansing. Four images are of the Frandor Shopping Center site, one is of the pre-construction site. One image is a store advertisement.

Dates: circa 1920 - circa 1960

Stebbins family papers

Identifier: 00014
Scope and Contents A manuscript copy of Stebbins' book A History of Plymouth Church (of Lansing) written in 1893 is included. Stebbins compiled an autobiography entitled Sketches of My Life, which he was completing at his death in 1901. A copy of the text is included, as well as his diaries, account books and newspaper clippings on railroads.Other materials in the papers are those of his children Arthur C. and Bliss Stebbins and Susan...
Dates: 1741 - 1976; Majority of material found within 1821 - 1940

T. T. Lyan letter

Identifier: c-00054
Scope and Contents

A typed transcript of a letter written by T. T. Lyan, an agent for the Detroit and Howell Railroad, concerning a proposed extension of service from Plymouth to Lansing, Michigan.

Dates: 1869

Timely Topics publication

Identifier: c-00697
Scope and Content

The collection consist of the February 5, 1897 issue of Timely Topics. The periodical was edited and published by Henry R. Pattengill in Lansing, Michigan. The periodical bills itself as "weekly nonpartisan news" including "history, science, politics, geography and literature." The contents are national and international in scope except for some of the advertisements which are local in nature.

Dates: 1897

Town family papers

Identifier: c-00132
Scope and Contents This collection consists primarily of letters between Oka and Sarah Ann while he was in Lansing, Michigan. Sarah Ann's letters deal mainly with family matters and the farm. In his letters, Oka describes Lansing and the politics of the Constitutional Convention and the legislature.Their son, Carlton, married Nellie Faling and the couple settled in Clam Lake, Michigan (now Cadillac), where they ran a store. A series of letters from Nellie to her family in 1875-1876 describes their...
Dates: 1830 - 1932