Dept. of History (University of Michigan) student papers 1930-1987

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Dept. of History (University of Michigan) student papers, 1930-1987

Dept. of History (University of Michigan) student papers 1930-1987

Student papers, 1930-1987 prepared for classes in history at the University of Michigan (primarily Michigan history class taught by Lewis G. VanderVelde, but also including research papers for classes taught by Sidney Fine and others); topics concern Michigan social and political history; Michigan biography and bibliography; and local community history.

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University of Michigan. Department of History

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This is a collection of senior honors theses written by University of Michigan students in the department of history. Only topics relating to the history of Michigan or the history of the University of Michigan have been retained in this collection. From the guide to the Dept. of History (University of Michigan) senior honors theses, 1969-[ongoing], (Bentley Historical Library University of Michigan) From the founding of the university until the Tappan administration, the st...

Moore, Charles, 1855-1942

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Charles Henry Moore (b. 1859) was the son of William James Moore, who had emigrated from Copiah County, Mississippi, to Nacogdoches, Texas in 1844. Moore was raised in Anderson County. From the description of Moore, Charles H., Reminiscences, 1932-1933 (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 755804035 Moore was chairman of the National Commission of Fine Arts (1915-1937), served as overseer at Harvard University, and was author of works about George Washington. ...

Bagley, John Judson, 1832-1881.

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Detroit businessman, Republican governor of Michigan, 1873-1876, and candidate for the U. S. Senate in 1881. From the description of John Judson Bagley papers, 1853-1891. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34418300 From the description of John Judson Bagley papers, 1830, 1847-1900. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 84586365 John Judson Bagley was born in Medina, Orleans County, NY, July 24, 1832. Around 1840, he moved with his parents to Const...

Historical society of Michigan 1874-....

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Formerly the Michigan Pioneer and Historical Society. From the description of Historical Society of Michigan records, 1898-1982. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 85778105 From the description of Historical Society of Michigan photograph series. 1913 and 1965-1979. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 85778244 From the description of Historical Society of Michigan records, 1898-1985. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34419237 ...

Christiancy, Isaac Peckham, 1812-1890

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Republican State Senator from Monroe County, Michigan, 1850-1851, Michigan Supreme Court Justice, 1858-1875, U.S. Senator, 1875-1879, and U.S. Minister to Peru. From the description of Isaac Peckham Christiancy papers, 1840-1883. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34423529 From the description of Isaac Peckham Christiancy papers, 1830-1874. [microform] (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 84431251 From the description of Isaac Peckham Christiancy...

Jones, J. Weldon (James Weldon), 1896-

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Methodist Protestant Church (U.S. : 1830-1939)

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W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

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Norvell, John, 1789-1850

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Attorney, journalist, Detroit postmaster, U.S. Senator (1837-1841). Born in Danville, Ky., Dec. 21, 1789. Editor of paper in Hagerstown, Md.; studied law; admitted to the bar, 1814; private in War of 1812; edited paper in Philadelphia, 1816-1832; moved to Mich. Territory; Postmaster of Detroit April 11, 1831-June 18, 1836; elected to U. S. Senate, 1637-1841; State Senate, 1841; State House of Representatives, 1842; U. S. District Attorney of Michigan, 1846-49. He died in...

Marygrove College

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United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 15th (1862-1865)

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Stevens family

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Michigan. Dept. of State.

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Michigan State Prison

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The Michigan State Prison (also known as Jackson Prison) was established by law in Jackson, Michigan in 1838. The prison changed its name to the State Prison of Southern Michigan in 1935. The prison closed on January 4, 2002. The prison was under the jurisdiction of the Michigan Department of Corrections, which was established in 1937. From the description of Records of the State Prison of Southern Michigan, 1839-1896. (State Archive of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 50562213 ...

Michigan Pioneer and Historical Society

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Vandenberg, Arthur H. (Arthur Hendrick), 1884-1951

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U.S. Senator from Michigan (1928-1951). From the description of Arthur H. Vandenberg papers, 1936-1941. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 620820101 Republican member of the U.S. Senate from Michigan, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and delegate to the United Nations Conference in San Francisco in 1945. From the description of Arthur Hendrick Vandenberg visual materials series [microform]. ca. 1896-1950. (University of Michigan). Wo...

Detroit Young Men's Society.

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Organized in 1832, dissolved in 1882. From the description of Detroit Young Men's Society records, 1836-1882. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 56034023 ...

Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

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Epithet: US President British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000497.0x00000a American lawyer in Illinois and sixteenth president of the United States. From the description of Humorous story by Abraham Lincoln, ca. 1850. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122609161 From 1837 to 1841 Lincoln practiced law in partnership with John Todd Stuart, whose cousin Mary Todd he later married. From the...

Pingree, Hazen S., 1840-1901

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Mayor of Detroit (1890-1896; Governor of Michigan (1896-1900) From the description of Hazen S. Pingree papers, 1889-1926 (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 631650526 Mayor of Detroit and governor of Michigan. From the description of Hazen Smith Pingree papers, 1896 and 1901. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34418845 ...

American Fur Company

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Fur trading company in the American West. From the description of Papers, 1835-1840. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122497429 Chartered by John Astor in 1808. Astor withdrew his interest in 1834 and in 1864 the company was sold to the North Western Fur Company. From the description of American Fur Company records, 1803-1849. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 56975212 No information is available on Livingstone, except as noted above. Franchere...

Bonstelle, Laura Justine, 1872-1932

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Romney, George W., 1907-1995

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Romney Associates was the unit established by George Romney and his campaign staff in his quest of the Republican nomination for President in 1968. This unit was responsible for research, speech writing, press and public relations, scheduling and travel arrangements, and responding to the governor's out-of-state correspondence. From the description of George W. Romney/Romney Associates subgroup, 1963-1968 (bulk 1967-1968). (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 79295968 ...

Redford Baptist Church (Detroit, Mich.)

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Ford, Henry, 1863-1947

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Industrialist and philanthropist Henry Ford, born July 30, 1863, grew up on a farm in what is now Dearborn, Michigan. Mechanically inclined from an early age, he worked in Detroit machine shops as a young man and became an engineer at the Edison Illuminating Company in 1891. Henry and Clara Jane Bryant, married in 1888, had one child, Edsel, born in 1893. In that same year, Henry tested his first internal combustion engine, and by 1896 completed his first car, the Quadricycle. Ford partnered in ...

First Methodist Episcopal Church (Jackson, Mich.)

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Black Legion

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The Black Legion, also know as the "Wolverine Republican League", was a radical branch of the Michigan Ku Klux Klan. It's members were pro-white, native-born Protestants who were against Jews, Blacks, Communists, Anarchists, and Catholics. At one point, there were an estimated 200,000 members in Michigan. They were organized and led by "Colonel" Harvey Davis. Among their goals were the takeover of Michigan government and killing a mayor. (For more information see the finding aid.). F...

Randall, C. D. (Caleb Dwinell), 1831-1903

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Republican State Senator from Branch County, Michigan, banker, founder of State School for Dependent Children at Coldwater, Michigan. From the description of Caleb Dwinell Randall papers, 1855-1902. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34421526 ...

Morgan, Angela, 1874-1957.

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American poet and novelist, author of numerous poems (some with anti-war themes), and participant in International Congress of Women at The Hague in 1915 and subsequent activities of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. From the description of Angela Morgan papers, 1861-1957. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34422714 Angela Morgan was an American poet and novelist, the author of numerous poems (some with anti-war themes). She was ...

Great Lakes Steel Corporation.

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Cooley, Thomas McIntyre, 1824-1898

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Professor of Law and American History at the University of Michigan; Michigan Supreme Court Justice; and chairman of the Interstate Commerce Commission. From the description of Thomas McIntyre Cooley papers, 1850-1898. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34421366 From the description of Thomas McIntyre Cooley papers, 1850-1898. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 82799037 Lawyer, Michigan and Ohio; justice, Michigan Supreme Court, 1864-1885; law ...

Langlade, Charles Michel de, 1729-1800

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University of Michigan.

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Outside of museum holdings, no comprehensive survey and inventory of campus artwork had been attempted since 1937. With support from the Michigan Commission on Art in Public Places, 1,076 items were inventoried during 1988-1990. Additional inventory work was undertaken in 1997-1998 for risk management purposed, but generated little new information. From the description of Inventory of University of Michigan-owned art, 1988-1990, 1997-1998. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id...

Haviland, Laura S. (Laura Smith), 1808-1898

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Lenawee County, Michigan educator, and temperance and anti-slavery activist. From the description of Laura S. Haviland papers, [ca. 1868-1933]. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 81610536 From the description of Laura A. Haviland papers, [ca. 1868-1933]. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34419042 ...

Ladies Library Association of Ann Arbor.

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The Ladies Library Association of Ann Arbor was established in 1866 as a subscription library with dues set a three dollars a year. The idea of a free public library was discussed early on with the thought that the city might match support for the library. In 1870, the organization proposed that the city council take over the subscription library and make it a public one. This idea was rejected. In 1879, the Association rejected the idea of combining its collection with that of the ...

Bingham, Kinsley S. (Kinsley Scott), 1808-1861

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Michigan Democratic Congressman, 1847-1851, Republican Governor, 1855-1858, and U.S. Senator, 1859-1861. From the description of Kinsley S. Bingham papers, 1820-1915. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34419699 From the description of Kinsley S. Bingham papers, 1820-1944 [microform] (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 81408982 From the description of Kinsley S. Bingham papers, 1820-1944. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 78696456 ...

Michigan. Constitutional Convention (1907-1908)

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Methodist Episcopal Church

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The Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in the U.S. in 1784. The first general conference was held in 1792 and the constitution was adopted in 1900. In 1939 the Methodist Episcopal Church and the Methodist Protestant Church united to form the Methodist Church (U.S.). From the description of Methodist Episcopal Church records, 1791-1945. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122455885 From the guide to the Methodist Episcopal Church records, 1791-1945, (The New ...

Ferry, William Montague, 1796-1867

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Olivet College

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Ruthven, Alexander Grant, 1882-1971

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President of University of Michigan, 1929-1951. From the description of Alexander Grant Ruthven papers, 1901-1961. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34423262 Epithet: President University of Michigan Ann Arbor British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001240.0x00010a Alexander G. Ruthven was born April 1, 1882 in Hull, Iowa. He received his BS degree in 1903 from Morningside ...

Michigan School of Religion.

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Louis, Joe, 1914-1981

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Joe Louis was born in Lexington, Alabama on May 13, 1914. With his family, he later moved to Detroit, Michigan, where he became a professional prize fighter, winning championships as an amateur, then as a professional. He was heavyweight champion of the world from 1937 to 1949. Some of his more memorable bouts were with Primo Carnera in 1935, with Max Schmeling in 1936 and 1938, and with James J. Braddock in 1937. He died April 12, 1981. From the guide to the Joe Louis scrapbooks and...

International Congress of Women (1915 : Hague, Netherlands)

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Brewer family.

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Pierce, John, 1797-1883

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John Davis Pierce, minister and educator, was born in Chesterfield, N.H. When he was 20, he began studying under the Rev. Enoch Pond. In 1822, he graduated from Brown University, taught at an academy, and entered Princeton Theological Seminary in either 1823 or 1824. He was ordained and assumed a pastorate of a Congregational Church at Sangerfield, Onieda County, N.Y. In the autumn of 1831, he began his missionary work at Marshall, Mich. In 1836, Gov. Mason appointed him the first Superintendent...

Michigan State Normal College

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Michigan. Constitutional Convention (1850)

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Murphy, Frank, 1890-1949

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Mayor of Detroit; Governor of Michigan; Governor General of the Philippine Islands; associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. From the description of Frank Murphy papers, 1893-1960 (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 369174924 Mayor of Detroit, governor of Michigan; justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. From the description of Frank Murphy autograph book, 1930-1942. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 85778857 Detroit (Mich.) Recorder...

Parkhurst, John G. (John Gibson), 1824-1906

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Lawyer at Coldwater, Michigan, Civil War officer, U.S. Marshal of Eastern District of Michigan and Minister to Belgium. From the description of John Gibson Parkhurst papers, 1860-1909 (bulk 1860-1865) [microform]. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 85778501 From the description of John Gibson Parkhurst papers, 1802-1914. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34419759 Parkhurst enlisted and was commissioned at age 37 in the 9th Michigan Infantry as...

Angell, James Burrill, 1829-1916

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American educator who served as the president of the University of Michigan. From the description of Letter, 1904. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367566221 President of the University of Michigan, minister to China and Turkey. From the description of James Burrill Angell papers, 1845-1916. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34419061 Editor of Providence Journal, 1860-1866. From the description of Letter, [ca.1860-1866], Providence,...

Crary, Isaac Edwin, 1804-1854

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Delegate from the Michigan Territory to Congress. From the description of Isaac Edwin Crary papers, 1836-1837 and 1915. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34418367 ...

Hall, Emma Amelia, 1837-1884.

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Superintendent of the Michigan State Training School for Girls at Adrian, Michigan. From the description of Emma Amelia Hall papers, 1866-1935. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34423187 ...

University of Michigan. Board of Regents

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Elected governing body of the University of Michigan. From the description of Board of Regents (University of Michigan) records, 1817-[ongoing]. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34422511 The Board of Regents is the governing body of the University of Michigan. From the description of Board of Regents (University of Michigan) agendas, 1996-[ongoing] (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 85778783 See the finding aid for Board of Regent...

Ke-taw-kah..

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United States. Interstate Commerce Commission

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Clyde Bruce Aitchison (1875-1962) was an attorney and Interstate Commerce Commissioner. He was born in Iowa, educated at Hastings College, Neb., University of Oregon, and American University. He began the practice of law at Council Bluffs, Iowa in 1896, and moved to Portland, Ore., in 1903. He was Commissioner of the Oregon Railroad Commission and its successor the Public Service Commission, 1907-1916, and solicitor for the National Association of Railroad Commissioners, 1916-1917. From 1917 to ...

Custer, George Armstrong, 1839-1876

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The Black Hills Expedition, the 7th United States Cavalry commanded by Gen. Custer, under the authority of Gen. Terry, was to reconnoiter a route to the Black Hills and explore their interior. It left from Fort Hall July 2, 1874 and returned in August. From the description of Black Hills Expedition order and dispatch book, 1874. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702127547 In 1867, Custer, Lt. Col. of the 7th Cavalry, was operating in Kansas and Nebraska, engaging the Indians un...

Warner, Robert Mark, 1927-....

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First Presbyterian Church (Dearborn, Mich.)

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Manwaring, Joshua, 1824-1903.

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Democratic state senator, farmer and lumberman at Dryden, Michigan. From the description of Joshua Manwaring papers, 1867-1905. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34423645 ...

Michigan. State Public School, Coldwater.

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Michigan. Board of State Canvassers.

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Michigan College of Mining and Technology

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Arthur V. Sittler was hired by the Michigan College of Mining and Technology in September of 1949 as an assistant professor of German. As was the practice, this appointment began with a probationary period with final confirmation resting with the Board of Control. At the time of his employment it was known that two years before the United States entered World War II he had renounced his American citizenship and became a German citizen. During the war he was active in the German war effort. Howev...

Sault Sainte Marie Canal (Mich.)

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Helme, James W., 1860-1938.

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Adrian, Michigan, lawyer; editor of Grange newspaper, The Michigan Patron, Democratic state senator, 1899-1903, and Republican state representative, 1931-1938. From the description of James W. Helme papers, 1844-1938. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34420551 ...

Coply, Alexander Bennett, 1822-1899

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Fitch, Abel F., -1851

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Fitch and his wife, Amanda, lived in Michigan Center (Mich.) He was one of three of the original founders of the settlement in 1834. Fitch was named the first postmaster in 1834. In 1843, he organized the Barry Horse Guards for the Jackson and Toledo War, attaining the rank of Capt. in the Michigan State Militia. He died on April 19, 1851 in a Detroit jail charged with being a leader in the Michigan Central Railroad conspiracy. He was buried in Michigan Center. Public opinion held him an honest ...

Chapin, Roy D. (Roy Dikeman), 1880-1936

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Papers of Roy D. Chapin, Jr., chairman of the board of American Motors Corporation. From the description of Roy D. Chapin papers, 1942-1978. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34419057 President of Hudson Motor Car Company and U.S. Secretary of Commerce, 1932-1933. From the description of Roy Dikeman Chapin papers, 1886-1937. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34418948 Roy D. Chapin, automobile manufacturer and secretar...

Lyon, Lucius, 1800-1851

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U.S. senator and representative of Michigan and surveyor. From the description of Letters of Lucius Lyon, 1833-1836. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454137 Surveyor, congressman, U.S. Senator. From the description of Lucius Lyon letters, 1830, 1831 and 1834. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34420826 Lyon (1800-1851) came to Detroit from Vt. in 1822 and was appointed Surveyor General Deputy in the territory northwest of the Ohio. He served i...

Vander Velde, Lewis G. (Lewis George), 1890-1975

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Professor of history and director of Michigan Historical Collections of University of Michigan. From the description of Lewis George Vander Velde papers, 1855-1975. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34418651 Dr. Lewis G. Vander Velde in addition to being a meticulous scholar and an outstanding teacher was a leader in preserving Michigan's historical heritage. His most well known endeavor was the founding in 1935 of the archival agency later known as ...

Hayden, Joseph Ralston, 1887-1945

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University of Michigan professor of Political Science, exchange professor at the University of the Philippines (1922-1923), special correspondent in the Far East for the Christian Science Monitor in the 1920s, vice governor of the Philippines (1933-1935), advisor to the U.S. War Dept. during World War II. From the description of Joseph Ralston Hayden papers, 1899-1945 [microform] (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 767731897 Professor of political science at Univer...

General motors corporation

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Ferris, Woodbridge N., 1853-1928

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Michigan Democratic governor, 1913-1917, U.S. Senator, 1922-1928, and founder of Ferris Industrial School (later Ferris Institute). From the description of Woodbridge N. Ferris papers, 1878-1940. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 154302100 Governor of Michigan 1913-1916; U.S. Senator 1922-1928. From the description of Woodbridge Nathan Ferris correspondence, 1914 March 12. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 430035096 ...

Fine, Sidney, 1920-....

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Sidney Fine was a professor of recent American history at the University of Michigan. From the guide to the Sidney Fine collected research materials, ca. 1900-1970s, (Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan) Professor of history at the University of Michigan. From the description of Sidney Fine visual materials series. [videorecording] ca. 1990 and 1993. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 85778706 From the description of Sidney Fine...

Political Equality Club (Ann Arbor, Mich.)

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Woman suffrage organization headed by Olivia Hall. From the description of Political Equality Club minutes, 1894-1900. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34420252 ...

Round Table Club (University of Michigan)

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Michigan. Supreme Court

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L.F. Seymour of Farwell (Mich.) won the bid to construct a gravel road, located mostly in Ionia County and a bit of Kent County (Mich.). Seymour and Frank F. Rogers, the then State Highway Commissioner, signed the contract on Oct. 1, 1920. Seymour later sued for $10,663.21, his unpaid balance. He was eventually paid. From the description of Case No. 31094 records, 1920-1928. (Clarke Historical Library). WorldCat record id: 50226073 ...

Van Osdel, Oliver Willis, 1846-1935

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Ball, John, 1794-1884

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American author, explorer, lawyer, and politician. From the description of Papers, 1819-1932. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122367839 From the guide to the John Ball papers, 1819-1932, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) John Ball (1794-1884) was the son of Nathaniel and Deborah Ball, who were early New England pioneers. He travelled extensively throughout his life after being educated at Dartmouth College. He farmed in N.H., was shipwrecked on the coast of Ga., and...

Newberry, Truman Handy, 1864-1945

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Detroit industrialist, assistant secretary and secretary of the Navy (1908), U.S. Senator (1919-1922), treasurer of the Detroit Steel and Spring Co., and director of Peoples State Bank, Packard Motor Car Co., and Cleveland Cliffs Iron Co. From the description of Truman Handy Newberry papers, 1879-1936. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 55791991 ...

First Methodist Church (Ann Arbor, Mich.)

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Soule, Harrison, 1832-1922.

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Soldier from Albion, Michigan who served in Company I, Sixth Michigan Infantry during the Civil War; later Treasurer of University of Michigan. From the description of Harrison Soule papers, 1835-1925 [microform] (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 85778786 From the description of Harrison Soule papers, 1835-1925. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34423109 ...

Detroit University School.

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Sweet, Ossian, 1895-1960

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Dr. Ossian Sweet, an African American physician, gained world attention in 1925 when his family moved into a house at 2905 Garland St., in an all-white neighborhood on Detroit's east side. One day after his move, on the evening of Sept. 9, an angry, white, rock-throwing mob gathered in front of Dr. Sweet's home, shots were fired from the Sweet home, and a white man was killed. Dr. Sweet, his family and friends, were charged with premeditated murder in "The People vs. Ossian Sweet, et al." The Na...

Michigan Historical Records Survey

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Records survey of the U.S. Work Projects Administration. From the description of Michigan Historical Records Survey records, 1936-1942. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34422531 The Historical Records Survey (H.R.S.) was sponsored by the Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.)(known as the Work Projects Administration as of July 1, 1939) from 1935 to 1942. The purpose of the survey was to make unpublished government records and important privately-ow...

Crapo, Henry Howland, 1804-1869

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Flint, Michigan industrialist; governor of Michigan, 1865-1868. From the description of Henry Howland Crapo papers, 1830-1920. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34418574 From the description of Henry Howland Crapo papers [microform], 1830-1920. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34419702 Henry Howland Crapo, a native New Englander, served as mayor of the city of Flint, state senator for the 24th District, and governor of Michigan....

Newett, George A., b. 1856

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Strang, James Jesse, 1813-1856

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Leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Strangites). From the description of Legal documents, 1849. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367397492 From the guide to the Documents in the Case of John W. Archer vs. James J. Strang and John Cole, 1849, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) Mormon religious leader. From the description of Collection, 1846-1944 1846-1856(bulk). (Southern Methodist University). WorldCat record id: 17927225 M...

Labadie Collection (Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library)

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Hannah and Lay Company.

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Blois, John T., 1809-1886

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John T. Blois, was born in 1809 in Connecticut to Thompson and Rhoda Howe Blois. John came to Detroit in Dec. 1837. He published a gazetter of Michigan at Detroit and New York in 1838. One year he settled at Jonesville, where he practiced law and resided until his death on June 9, 1886. His widow, Rhoda Howe, married Stephen Johnson of Plymouth, Conn., who was John T. Blois' half-brother. From the description of John Thompson Blois papers, 1731-1862. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCa...

Foster, Theodore, 1812-1865.

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Co-editor of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Signal of Liberty; Superintendent of State Industrial School for Boys, and editor of Lansing Stat Republican. From the description of Theodore Foster papers, 1835-1862. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34420253 ...

Michigan. Legislature. (17th : 1853).

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Chandler, Elizabeth Margaret, 1807-1834

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Papers of Elizabeth Margaret Chandler, Abolitionist poet, and the Chandler family of Adrian, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, including Elizabeth's parents Thomas and Margaret Evans Chandler; Margaret's sisters Ruth Evans and Jane Howell; Elizabeth's brothers Thomas and William, and William's wife Sarah Taylor Chandler. From the description of Elizabeth Margaret Chandler papers, 1793-1854. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34423571 Elizabeth Margaret Chandler was born...

Richard, Gabriel, 1767-1832

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French priest and missionary in Detroit, Michigan; also co-founder of the Catholepistemiad (or University of Michigan). From the description of Gabriel Richard papers, 1792-1832. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34420837 Richard was born at Saintes, France on Oct. 15, 1767. He was well educated and became a priest of the Sulpitians, a society devoted to the care of young men for the sanctuary in 1791. In 1792 he came to Baltimore (Md.), moving to Detroit (Mich.)...

Michigan Steel Corporation.

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Southfield High School (Mich.)

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Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

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Roosevelt, 26th U.S. president, served 1901-1909. From the description of DS, 1904 March 1. : Washington, D.C. Homestead Certificate. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 15210791 26th president of the United States, 1901-1909. From the description of Theodore Roosevelt letters, 1917, 1918. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 213408920 Roosevelt was then Governor of New York. Chapman was one of the founders of the New York St...

Society of Friends

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The Society of Friends (or 'Quakers') was formed by George Fox (1624-1691), a shoemaker from Nottingham. In the 1640s Fox travelled throughout England delivering sermons in which he argued that individuals could have direct access to God without the need for churches, priests or other aspects of the established Church. Fox's followers became known as the 'Friends of Truth' and later the 'Society of Friends'. Fox developed rules for the management of meetings, which were printed as 'Friends Fello...

National Steel Corporation

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Wheeler, Clara Marian, 1861-1946.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan educator, principal of the Grand Rapids Kindergarten Training School, and advocate of kindergarten education. From the description of Clara Marian Wheeler papers, 1874-1948. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34422187 Clara Marian Wheeler was born April 25, 1861 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She was the daughter of Reuben and Marian Wheeler. Wheeler was a teacher and spent more than half a century in kindergarten teaching. She was a charter mem...

Cass, Lewis, 1782-1866

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Cass served as governor of the Michigan Territory (1813-1831), as U.S. Secretary of War (1831-1836), and as a United States Senator (1845-1857). At the time of this letter, Charles C. Convers was an Ohio state senator. From the description of Letter to Charles C. Convers, 3 September 1848. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234338309 Soldier, diplomat, and U.S. senator from Detroit, Mich. From the description of Newspaper synopses and chronology, 1...

Seaman, Ezra C. (Ezra Champion), 1805-1880

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Adams, Henry C. (Henry Carter), 1851-1921

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University of Michigan Professor of Political Economy. From the description of Letters, to Joseph A. Labadie, 1895-1909. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34368214 University of Michigan professor, economist, and Interstate Commerce Commission statistician. From the description of Henry Carter Adams papers, 1864-1924. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34423612 1887-1921 Professor of Political Economy and Finance, Univ...

Labadie, Jo, 1850-1933

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Detroit anarchist printer, early labor leader, editor, writer on social and economic reform, and donor of the nucleus of the Labadie Collection. From the description of Jo Labadie papers, 1880-1931. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 68796432 From the description of Papers, 1880-1931. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34369754 Joseph Labadie (1850-1933) was an American labor organizer, anarchist, social activist, printer, publisher, essayist, ...

Warner, Frederick Maltby, 1865-1923

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Fred M. Warner, of Farmington, Oakland County, was born in Hickling, Nottinghamshire, England, July 21, 1865. His mother died shortly after moving to the U.S. He was adopted by Hon. P.D. Warner of Farmington. Fred Warner attended the State Agricultural College for one term before becoming a clerk in his father's store. He took over the business and successfully ran it for 20 years. In 1889, he established a large cheese factory in Farmington, which led to the establishment of other factories acr...

Wealthy Street Baptist Church (Grand Rapids, Mich.)

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Hull, William, 1753-1825

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William Hull (1753-1825) was a lawyer and a soldier. He served in the Revolutionary War and afterwards in the U.S. Army where he attained the rank of Brigadier-General. In 1805 he was appointed Governor of the Michigan Territory. In 1812 he was court-martialed and cashiered from the Army because of the failure of his campaign into Canada against the British. Hull succeeded William Wetmore as a trustee of the New England Mississippi Land Company, one of the "Yazoo" companies. The Yazoo companies ...

Rich, John T. (John Treadway), 1841-1926

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Born in Conneautville, Pennsylvania, April 23, 1841.Came to Michigan in 1848 and was a farmer. From 1872-1880 a representative in the State Legislature; 1880, in Senate; 1881, U.S. House of Representatives; commissioner of Railroads, 1887-1891; Governor of Michigan., 1892-1896; collector of customs, Detroit, 1898-1906; State treasurer, 1908-1913; collector of customs, Port Huron, Michigan 1908-1913; died in St. Petersburg, Florida, 1925. (from Cong. Dir.) (blue index cards) From the ...

White panther party

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Michigan State Police

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Democratic Party (Mich.)

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The Democratic Party of Michigan is a non-profit organization affiliated with the Democratic National Committee, and its State Chairman is a member of the Association of State Democratic chairs. The group is dedicated to supporting Democratic candidates for public office in the state of Michigan, promoting the party in Michigan, and fielding the concerns of Michigan citizens as part of their effort to affect legislative change. Although the Democratic Party State Central...

Booker T. Washington Trade Association.

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Astor, John Jacob, 1763-1848

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John Jacob Astor organized the American Fur Company in 1808, and the Pacific Fur Company in 1810. In the spring of 1811 he established a post at Astoria on the Columbia River, but sold it to British interests in 1813. By 1817 Astor had gained control of all the Mississippi Valley posts of the Northwest and Southwest Companies. The Columbia Fur Company, one of Astor's major competitors, was absorbed in 1827. By 1834 Astor tired of the fur business and sold all of his interests. From t...

Detroit Housewives League (Mich.)

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Carton, John J. (John Jay), 1856-1934

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Flint, Michigan, attorney and Republican state representative. From the description of John J. Carton papers, 1883-1921. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34422734 John J. Carton was born in Clayton, Genesee County, Michigan in 1856. He was educated in Clayton and Flint schools. In 1877 he accepted a position with Niles & Cotcher, Flushing, Michigan, merchants, as a bookkeeper. He remained there until December 1880 when he was elected clerk of Genesee County ...

Blair, Austin, 1818-1894

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Republican governor of Michigan, 1861-1864. From the description of Austin Blair papers, 1861-1863 and 1882. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34422843 Governor of Michigan, 1861-64, state legislator and U.S. congressman, 1866-1870. From the description of Austin Blair papers, 1838-1921. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 55628517 Blair was a Governor of Michigan, 1861-1864, a Michigan representative in Congress, 1867-1872, and a r...

Dougherty, Peter, 1805-1894.

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Presbyterian missionary to Indians in the Mackinac area of Michigan. From the description of Peter Dougherty papers, 1838-1870. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34420058 ...

Young Woman's Home Association of Detroit.

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Detroit (Mich.). House of Correction.

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Republican Party (Mich.)

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Copeland, Royal S. (Royal Samuel), 1868-1938

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Professor of homeopathic medicine at University of Michigan, mayor of Ann Arbor, Michigan, dean of the New York Homeopathic Medical College and director of Flower Hospital, New York City Commissioner of Public Health, and Democratic U.S. Senator from New York, 1923-1938. From the description of Royal Samuel Copeland papers, 1892-1938. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34419687 Professor of homoeopathic medicine at University of Michigan, mayor of Ann Arbor, Michi...

Detroit Urban League

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Detroit, Michigan, branch of the National Urban League. From the description of Detroit Urban League records, 1916-[ongoing]. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34421268 The Detroit Urban League (hereafter referred to as the D.U.L.), an affiliate of the National Urban League (N.U.L.), was founded in 1916 to address the needs of the growing population of African-Americans in Detroit. The N.U.L. had been founded in 1910 in New York as the National Leagu...

Industrial Workers of the World

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The IWW is a labor organization dedicated to uniting laborers around the world into a single large union. From the description of Collection 1916-1939. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 778701431 Established in Chicago in 1905 by sponsors of socialism and the remnants of previous labor unions, including the Knights of Labor, Western Federation of Miners and the American Labor Union, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), or "Wobblies", evolved into a radical industrial unio...

Michigan. Insurance Bureau

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The Society was founded in London, Ontario, Canada, in 1878, entered the United States on September 1, 1883, and established its home office in Port Huron, Michigan. On September 11, 1885, the Society was incorporated as the "Supreme Tent of the Knights of the Maccabees of the World", under an act of the legislature of the State of Michigan entitled "An act to provide for the incorporation of Co-operative and Mutual Benefit Associations", approved April 13, 1869, and acts amendatory...

Presbyterian Church

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Douglas, Lloyd C. (Lloyd Cassel), 1877-1951

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Popular novelist, author of The Robe and Magnificent Obsession, and minister of the First Congregational Church of Ann Arbor (Mich.). From the description of Lloyd Cassel Douglas papers, 1900-1954. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34420907 Author, clergyman. Pastor of First Congregational Church, Ann Arbor, 1915-1921. From the description of Lloyd C. Douglas papers, 1944-1949? (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 68795865 From the d...

Merrill, Howard E.

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Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Presbytery of Washtenaw (Mich.)

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Smith, A. A., 1808-1895

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Wife of George Nelson Smith, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, missionary among the Indians. From the description of Arvilla Almira Powers Smith diary, 1834-1845. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34420378 ...

Mershon, Wm. B. (William Butts), 1856-1943

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Mershon was a Saginaw (Mich.) lumberman and businesman and served as State Taxc Commissioner in 1912. He was also an internationally recognized hunter, fisher, sportsman, and wildlife conservationist. (This information is from the catalog record for the Mershon collection, in the Bentley Historical Library.) From the description of Photograph albums, 1923-1926. (Clarke Historical Library). WorldCat record id: 60804643 Saginaw, Michigan, lumberman and businessman, and Michiga...

St. James Episcopal Church (Birmingham, Mich.)

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Van Raalte, Albertus C. (Albertus Christiaan), 1811-1876

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Clergyman, founder of Holland, Michigan. From the description of Albertus Christiaan Van Raalte papers, 1837-1876. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 78136947 Rev. Van Raalte and his family and 53 others sailed in Sept. 1846 from Rotterdam to N.Y. They settled in Holland (Mich.), which they bought in 1847, and recorded and platted by 1848. The Clarke Historical Library has a book of Van Raalte's letters to his wife. From the description of Warranty dee...