Quaife, Milo Milton, 1880-1959

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Milo M. Quaife was born in Nashua, Iowa on October 6, 1880, the son of Albert E. and Barbara S. (Hine) Quaife. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1908. Dr. Quaife taught at Lewis Institute in Chicago, Wayne University and the University of Detroit. He served as superintendent of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin from 1914 until 1920. He was editor and founder of Wisconsin Magazine of History to 1.922 and managing editor of Mississippi Valle, Historical Review, 1924-1930. The author of many books and articles, Quaife edited the Lakeside Classics Series, 1916-1959, and was editor of the American Lake Series. He married Letitia Goslin in 1908 and they had four children. When the Detroit Public Library opened its new building in 1921, the Burton Historical Collection moved into its specially-designed quarters. A history of the Detroit Public Library, Parnassus on Main Street, by Frank Woodford, describes the evolution of the department: "In order to share its treasures with scholars and the public generally, the Burton Historical Collection began issuing a series of publications. To do that, as well as to organize its materials, the position of editor of the collection was created in 1923. After surveying the field of eminent scholars to find a man for the position, Dr. Milo M. Quaife was appointed, effective April 1, 1924. Quaife was well known as a historian, archivist, writer and editor.. .An acknowledged authority on the Old Northwest, he began the publication of a series of pamphlets known as the "Burton Leaflets", which were monographs on some phase of local history based upon materials in the Burton Collection... In 1935 financial considerations forced suspension of publishing by the Burton Collection, and Quaife's status was changed from editor to secretary, a post he continued to hold until his retirement in 1947..." Dr. Milo Quaife died in a automobile accident on September 1, 1959.

From the description of Milo M. Quaife papers, 1855-1959 (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 638968737

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referencedIn Barton, Albert O. (Albert Olaus). Albert O. Barton papers, 1858-1948. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Weaks, Mabel Clare, 1883-. Mabel Clare Weaks : miscellaneous papers, 1918-1946. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Arthur Lyon Cross Papers Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Thruston, R. C. Ballard. R.C. Ballard Thruston : miscellaneous papers, 1866-1945. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Coffin, William, 1850-1925. Business and family papers, 1832-1946. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Algonquin Club (Detroit, Mich.). Algonquin Club records, 1934-[ongoing]. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
referencedIn Century Company records New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn William Ratigan papers, 1939-1978 Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Hamilton, Robert, 1749?-1809. Robert Hamilton papers, undated. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
creatorOf Jones, Volney H. (Volney Hurt), 1903-1982. Volney H. Jones papers, 1945-1948. Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn James Jesse Strang collection, 1835-1920 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn J. G. Randall and Ruth Painter Randall Papers, 1779-1970, (bulk 1916-1970) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Jones, Volney H. (Volney Hurt), 1903-1982. Volney H. Jones papers, 1909-1979. Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Volney H. Jones papers, 1909-1979, 1930-1979 Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Ratigan, William, 1910-. William Ratigan papers, 1939-1978. Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Conference of State Historical Agencies of the Upper Mississippi Valley. Conference records, 1915-1937. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Connolly, Phyllis. Native Americans in Illinois collection, 1684-1970. Evanston Historical Society
creatorOf Quaife, Milo Milton, 1880-1959. Historical introduction to Lakeside classics edition of Alexander Henry's travels and adventures / by Milo Milton Quaife ... ; together with a few of the notes of the editor, Professor Quaife. Library of Michigan
creatorOf Heilbron, Julius, 1860-1940. Julius Heilbron and family papers, 1876-1970. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Quaife, Milo M., 1880-1958. Milo M. Quaife papers, 1855-1959 Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
creatorOf Maynard, William Sumner, 1802-1866. William S. Maynard papers, 1836-1857 and 1932. Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Barnhart mss., 1813-1962 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf John MacIntosh Duff Collection. Detroit biographies by M.M. Quaife includes: J. Askwith, P.J. Celoron, J. Henry (by Louise Ray) Commodore Alexander Grant, Detroit Battles: The Blue Licks. University of Guelph. McLaughlin Library
referencedIn Fitzpatrick, Doyle C.,. James Jesse Strang collection, 1829-1987. Library of Michigan
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associatedWith Conference of State Historical Agencies of the Upper Mississippi Valley. corporateBody
associatedWith Cross, Arthur Lyon, 1873-1940 person
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Detroit Public Library. corporateBody
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associatedWith Hamilton, Robert, 1749?-1809 person
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associatedWith Henry, Alexander, 1739-1824. person
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associatedWith Jones, Volney H. (Volney Hurt), 1903-1982. person
associatedWith Maynard, William Sumner, 1802-1866. person
correspondedWith Randall, J. G. (James Garfield), 1881-1953. person
correspondedWith Randall, Ruth Painter. J. G. Randall and Ruth Painter Randall papers. 1779-1970 person
associatedWith Ratigan, William, 1910- person
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associatedWith Thruston, R. C. Ballard. person
associatedWith University of Chicago corporateBody
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Seven Years' War, 1756-1763


Birth 1880

Death 1959


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