Stace, Arthur W. (Arthur William), 1875-1950

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Stace was born on April 26, 1875, the son of Francis A. and Margaret Mary (McMahon). He married Lillian M. O'Connor on June 1, 1899, with whom he had three children. Stace attended the University of Notre Dame, earning a B.L. He worked as the managing editor of the Grand Rapids Press and the Director of the Utilites Information Bureau of Mich. These articles are some of those he wrote on Mich.'s resources, idle lands, etc., that helped lead to the development of Mich.'s tourism business and the planned development of state forests, parks, game refuges, etc. His articles also helped popularize reforestation and land utilization. Stace's articles on tuberculosis led to the establishment of the State Tuberculosis Sanitarium in Howell and another, local, sanitarium in Grand Rapids. His articles on playgrounds led to the creation of one in Grand Rapids. In the 1930s, he worked as the editor of the Ann Arbor Daily News, Director of the Ann Arbor Bureau of Booth Newspapers, Inc., and as a special writer for Booth Newspapers, Inc. Stace lived in Ann Arbor (Mich.) in 1936. He was a member of a number of professional and academic organizations. (Information from Who's who in Mich., 1936.) A copy of a book Stace wrote about Mich.'s forests in 1941, is housed in the Clarke Historical Library.

From the description of Michigan tourism scrapbook, 1936-1940. (Clarke Historical Library). WorldCat record id: 50988901

Arthur W. Stace was born at Marshall, Mich., on April 26, 1875, a son of Francis A. and Mary McMahon Stace. He received a bachelor's degree in literature from Notre Dame University at South Bend, Ind., in 1896, and took graduate work there the following year. He began his newspaper career in 1897 on the Grand Rapids Press and remained associated with that paper for 26 years. As a staff member of the Press, Stace served variously as telegraph editor, city editor, editorial writer, and special writer until 1913, when he became managing editor, a post he held for 10 years, until 1923. From 1923 until 1927, Stace was assigned as a special writer and researcher for the associated Booth Newspapers. In 1927, Stace left the newspaper field temporarily to take a position as director of the Michigan Utilities Information Bureau. At this time he also moved to Ann Arbor from Grand Rapids. In 1935 Stace returned to newspapers, this time as editor of the Ann Arbor News and director of the Ann Arbor Bureau of Booth Newspapers. He held those positions until his death January 10, 1950. Throughout his career, Stace wrote articles which were partially instrumental in the development of Michigan's tourist and outdoor recreation facilities, its tuberculosis and mental hospitals, rural electrification, the modern state highway system, and the development and conservation of Michigan's gas and other natural resources.

From the guide to the Arthur W. Stace papers, 1927-1950, (Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan)

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From the description of Arthur W. Stace papers, 1927-1950. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34421251

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referencedIn West Michigan Tourist Association. West Michigan Tourist Association. State Archive of Michigan
creatorOf Stace, Arthur William, 1875-. Michigan tourism scrapbook, 1936-1940. Clarke Historical Library
creatorOf Stace, Arthur W. An auto elopement [microform] : a comedy in one act / by Arthur W. Stace. University of Missouri -- Columbia, MU Libraries; University of Missouri; MU; Ellis Library; University of Missouri Columbia
creatorOf Stace, Arthur W. "A midnight mystery" [microform] : a melodrama in four acts / by Arthur W. Stace. University of Missouri -- Columbia, MU Libraries; University of Missouri; MU; Ellis Library; University of Missouri Columbia
creatorOf Webber, Louis, 1882-. Louis Webber correspondence, 1929-1955. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Arthur W. Stace papers, 1927-1950 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Stace, Arthur W. (Arthur William), 1875-1950. Arthur W. Stace papers, 1927-1950. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Stace, Arthur W. He showed his wife [microform] : a domestic comedy in one act / by Arthur W. Stace. University of Missouri -- Columbia, MU Libraries; University of Missouri; MU; Ellis Library; University of Missouri Columbia
creatorOf Stace, Arthur W. Her wedding morn [microform] : a comedy in one act / by Arthur W. Stace. University of Missouri -- Columbia, MU Libraries; University of Missouri; MU; Ellis Library; University of Missouri Columbia
creatorOf Stace, Arthur W. Mark of the dagger [microform] : a drama in four acts / by Arthur W. Stace. University of Missouri -- Columbia, MU Libraries; University of Missouri; MU; Ellis Library; University of Missouri Columbia
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associatedWith Booth Newspapers, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Booth Newspapers, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Brucker, Wilber Marion, 1894-1968. person
associatedWith Carpenter, Charles William, 1886-1971. person
associatedWith East, Ben. person
associatedWith Foote, Mark, 1882-1957. person
associatedWith Hobbs, William Herbert, 1864-1952. person
associatedWith Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar), 1895-1972. person
associatedWith Jenkins, Guy H. person
associatedWith Jenkins, Guy Hugh, 1888-1957. person
associatedWith Kelly, Harry F. (Harry Francis), 1895-1971. person
associatedWith Kipke, Harry G., 1899-1972. person
associatedWith Michigan Outdoor Writers Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Michigan Tourist Council. corporateBody
associatedWith Miller, Floyd Josiah, 1886-1954. person
associatedWith Murphy, Frank, 1890-1949. person
associatedWith Osborn, Chase S. (Chase Salmon), b. 1860. person
associatedWith Pearson, Drew, 1897-1969. person
associatedWith Pollock, James K. (James Kerr), 1898-1968. person
associatedWith Sigler, Kim, 1894-1953. person
associatedWith Sigler, Kim, b. 1894 person
associatedWith Smith, Gerald L. K. (Gerald Lyman Kenneth), 1898- person
associatedWith Smith, Gerald L. K. (Gerald Lyman Kenneth), 1898-1976. person
associatedWith University of Michigan corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan. Dept. of Journalism. corporateBody
associatedWith University Press Club of Michigan. corporateBody
associatedWith University Press Club of Michigan. corporateBody
associatedWith Upper Peninsula Development Bureau. corporateBody
associatedWith Upper Peninsula Development Bureau. corporateBody
associatedWith Vandenberg, Arthur H. (Arthur Hendrick), 1884-1951. person
associatedWith Van Wagoner, Murray Delos, 1898- person
associatedWith Webber, Louis, 1882- person
associatedWith West Michigan Tourist Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Ziegler, Charles M., 1888-1959 person
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Jackson citizen patriot
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The Bay City times
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The Muskegon chronicle
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Death 1950

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