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Carr family papers, 1861-1930

0.4 linear feet

Carr-Stearns family of Whitehall, Muskegon County, Michigan, and Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Michigan; family correspondence, including Civil War materials.

The collection includes letters, diaries, and a memoir of Ezra Stearns relating to his Civil War service. There are also letters and other miscellanea of Marvin S. Carr written while a student at Michigan State Normal College, Ypsilanti, and later as a cadet at the United States School of Military Aeronautics at Champaign, Ill., Dallas, Texas, and Mount Clemens, Michigan during World War I. The photographs in the collection are of the family farm, with some high school photographs made in Whitehall public schools.


Henry J. Koopman Papers, 1871-1913, and undated

.25 cubic foot (in 1 box)

Papers include published materials, meeting minutes, and organizational records of three units of the Modern Woodmen of America and Koopman family papers.

The majority of the Koopman Papers focus upon the activities of the Modern Woodmen of America, particularly Camp 7660 (Falmouth, Michigan), and include correspondence, by-laws, membership certificates, catalogs, and financial records. The minutes of Camp 10399 of Butterfield are also included. Some Koopman family correspondence and miscellaneous materials complete the collection.


Herbert F. Baker Papers, 1904-1930

5 linear feet — 1 oversize volume

Republican state representative, 1907-1912, speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives, 1911, state senator, 1919-1922, and official of the Farmers' National Council, the National Gleaner Federation, the Michigan State Grange and other farm and insurance organizations; includes correspondence, clippings, photographs and scrapbooks, concerning his political and business activities.

The collection spans the dates 1904-1926 and contains five linear feet of correspondence, clippings, photographs and scrapbooks concerning Baker's political and business activities.