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Arthur J. Tuttle Papers, 1849-1958 (majority within 1888-1944)

108 linear feet — 1 oversize folder

U.S. District Court Judge, Eastern District of Michigan; Federal trial court case files, personal and professional correspondence, scrapbooks, University of Michigan student notebooks, and other materials concerning legal activities, Republican Party politics, prohibition, the election of 1924, Sigma Alpha Epsilon affairs; also family materials, including grandfather, John J. Tuttle, Leslie, Michigan, Ingham County official and businessman; and photographs.

The Arthur J. Tuttle Papers are arranged in 13 series: case files, opinions and jury instructions, topical office files, conciliation commissioners, criminal files, correspondence, letterbooks, scrapbooks, University of Michigan, financial matters, miscellaneous biographical materials, Tuttle family materials, and visual materials.


E.A. Densmore General Store (Dansville, Mich.) records, 1857-1953

14 volumes (in 1 box) — 2 oversize volumes

Dansville, Michigan, general store. Ledgers, daybooks, cash books, and other business records.

The record group includes business day books, ledgers, cashbooks, stock purchases and inventories, and collection books. Some of the records were maintained by E. Rice. It is not clear if these were accounts for a separate firm or whether these were earlier records for a predecessor general store.


Emerson Frank Greenman Papers, 1888-1984 (majority within 1924-1972)

7 linear feet (in 8 boxes)

Emerson Frank Greenman was a prominent Michigan archaeologist who served as Curator of the Great Lakes Division of the Museum of Anthropology at the University of Michigan from 1945 to 1965. The Greenman papers include correspondence, administrative materials related to the Camp Killarney field school in Ontario, Canada, site files for archaeological sites in Canada, research and topical files, scrapbooks and photographs.

The Emerson Frank Greenman Papers are comprised of six series: Correspondence, Camp Killarney, Research and Miscellaneous Files, Photographs, Scrapbooks, and Canadian Site Files.


Eva M. Langworthy Dutcher Papers, 1908, 2018, and undated

.5 cubic ft. (in 1 box, 1 Ov. Folder)

The Eva M. Langworthy Dutcher collection, 1908, 2018, and undated, consisted originally of both two-dimensional and three-dimensional pieces focused on her teaching career throughout Michigan.

The Eva Dutcher collection, 1908, 2018, and undated, consisted originally of both two-dimensional and three-dimensional pieces focused on her teaching career throughout Michigan. The two dimensional pieces in the Dutcher collection comprise personal letters, commencement materials, biographical materials, yearbook photographs, family photographs, personal notes and examples. The materials are arranged in alphabetical order. A great amount of the collections photographs consist of class photographs in which Eva Dutcher was a student, specifically the Chippewa pages from Central Michigan Normal School (1921), later Central Michigan College of Education (1950-1951), now Central Michigan University (CMU). A considerable portion of the collection is detailed drawings from 1920 to 1923, and class notes which express Eva Dutcher’s creativity. The collection includes seven wooden, created and used for teaching purposes by Eva Dutcher.

Throughout the years of 1920-1923, Eva Langworthy’s creativity was constantly recognized from her class notes. Langworthy’s creativity with manual arts was so precise that every example had exact length to width measurements. The examples constructed by Langworthy are very diverse as they differed from class subject and involve plant structure, sewing or knitting clothes, and animal anatomy. Langworthy’s CMU classes which are documented in her notes include:

-Memory Gems (ethics class) contains sixty-two inspirational and educational life quotes, August 2, 1921. -Sewing class, taught by Miss Hand. Contains detailed drawings of various sewing patterns, authentic sewing materials and list of cost of materials. June 26, 1923. -Botany (biology class) taught by Mrs. Ferris and Miss Balkey. Contains thorough drawings of plant structure. June 27 -August 1, 1923. - Nature study class, taught by Miss Woldt. Contains a nature study researched by Langworthy April 1 -June 17, 1920. -Agriculture, taught by M.A. Cobb. Contains pictures and examples of animals and tools used in agriculture. April 14th-July 29, 1920. -Elements of Music (music class) taught by Miss Craw. Contains many drawing of detailed music notes and symbols. February 12, 1921. -Manual Arts, contains Langworthy’s most descriptive and creative drawings. Winter, 1921.

All materials presented in the Dutcher collection are relevant to researchers seeking CMU student and teaching history primary sources.

Processing Note: The collection contains two flags that are undated, and were transferred to the CMU Museum. Seven wooden educational toys created by Eva when a CMNS student formed drawings in her Manual Arts were transferred to the CMU Museum. Twelve items were separately cataloged. A small number of duplicates, newspaper clippings, and reference materials were returned to the donor as per the donor agreement.


Kathryn C. Nye papers, 1952-1967

3.5 linear feet

Recording secretary of the Central Committee of the Michigan Democratic Party, 1962-1967. Correspondence, working files, printed material, photographs and audio-tapes dealing with the organization and management of the state Democratic Party, Lansing and Ingham County, Michigan, party politics, various political issues, Michigan participation in the national Democratic Conventions of 1960 and 1964, and the Michigan Senate Campaign of 1966.

The Nye papers, though containing virtually no personal material, is strong on state Democratic politics, especially as relates to her work as recording secretary and her involvement in party affairs in Lansing and Ingham County.

The collection has been arranged into the following series: Personal / Biographical; Correspondence; Lansing and Ingham County Democratic Party; Michigan Democratic Party; Party Conventions; Miscellaneous Democratic Party materials. The collection documents her political activities on the local, county, and state level and includes memoranda and correspondence with three Democratic state chairmen: Neil Staebler, John Joe Collins, and Zolton Ferency. In addition, her files include State Central Committee minutes, directories and other information on party publications, such as the Democratic Digest. Her files also contain material on various political campaigns of the 1950's and 1960's, and on various national Democratic Conventions, including notes and tape recordings of the meetings of the Michigan caucus at the 1964 convention.


Ludwig Family Papers, 1838-1985, 2000

6 linear feet (in 7 boxes)

The Ludwig Family Papers document the lives of members of the Ludwig family from the time of their arrival in the United States of America in 1733, through 1985. This collection includes family histories, scrapbooks, and family photographs. Also included in the collection are both personal and professional papers of Claud Cecil Ludwig, Frederick E. Ludwig, and Ruby Newman Ludwig.

The Ludwig Family record group covers a period of time from the 1850s to the 1980s. The collection of information documenting the history of the Ludwig family includes family histories, ancestral charts, and a large collection of photographic materials. The diaries and scrapbooks included in the collection describe everyday life during the periods covered. The collection is particularly strong in documenting the lives of Claud Cecil Ludwig and Frederick E. Ludwig.


Marguerite Novy Lambert papers, 1910-1920s, 1974-1982

0.4 linear feet — 14 volumes — 1 oversize folder

Student at the University of Michigan, later Ann Arbor, Michigan local historian. Listings of death and marriage notices from selective counties taken from Michigan newspapers at the Bentley Historical Library; also other papers, scrapbook 1910-1913, of activities while a student at the University of Michigan; and photographs.

The collection is comprised of two series: Personal and Genealogical and other Research Materials.

The photographic materials deal mainly with the youth of Mrs. Lambert and her brother Frederick G. Novy, Jr. in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Included are two albums relating to Mrs. Lambert's childhood and youth at Ann Arbor, the University of Michigan, and at camp in New Hampshire. There is also a scrapbook of clippings and other memorabilia from the period when she was a student at the University of Michigan, 1910-1913.

The genealogical material consist of fourteen volumes, arranged alphabetically, and containing death and marriage notices from Michigan newspapers up to approximately 1865.


Michigan Historical Records Survey records, 1936-1942

47 linear feet — 68 microfilms

Reports and administrative records of WPA project to survey historical records in Michigan; includes correspondence, drafts of guides to county archives, proceedings of county boards of supervisors, field reports of workers, and copies of land patents for some counties; also material relating to the history of Blacks in Michigan.

The Historical Records Survey record group documents the activities and the product of the legions of depression era workers who inventoried the records held in county courthouses, municipal offices some private repositories. The records include correspondence, drafts of guides to county archives, proceedings of county boards of supervisors, field reports of workers, and copies of land patents for some counties; also material relating to the history of Blacks in Michigan.

Originally the H.R.S. records transferred to the Michigan Historical Collections measured about 121 linear feet. After processing, the collection consisted of 26 feet of records relating to the H.R.S. and 65 feet of transcripts of county and municipal records. Of the remaining 30 feet, 29.5 feet of duplicate, extraneous, or insignificant materials were discarded (described in more detail further on) and approximately half of a linear foot of printed material was transferred to the library's printed collection.

The H.R.S. material has been divided into the following series:

  1. Survey of County Records
  2. Survey of Municipal Records
  3. Survey of Federal Records
  4. Survey of State Records
  5. WPA Project Files
  6. Manuscripts Survey
  7. Inventory of Negro Manuscripts
  8. Transcripts of County Records
  9. Transcripts of Municipal Records
  10. Photographs
  11. Historical Records Survey Correspondence
  12. Survey Forms of 1987 Survey of Records in Counties and Municipalities.

Michigan Woman's Christian Temperance Union records, 1874-2006

16 linear feet (in 17 boxes) — 3 oversize volumes

State chapter of national temperance organization founded in 1874; records include correspondence of early W.C.T.U. workers, Alice E. H. Peters and Ella Eaton Kellogg; also minutes, scrapbooks, and other records of individual Michigan W.C.T.U. districts and chapters.

The Michigan Woman's Temperance Union records divide into seven series: Correspondence; Miscellaneous and Publicity; Printed Materials; District Records; County Union Records; Local Union Records; and Photographs. The records document the period of the Michigan WCTU's greatest influence, the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, as well as the organization's gradual declining influence following the repeal of the prohibition amendment.


Mullett Family papers, 1665-1924 (majority within 1825-1924)

1 linear foot — 1 oversize folder

Williamston, Ingham County, Michigan, family. Financial records, clippings, and correspondence relating to Mullett Farm and John Mullett, surveyor; extract, 1864, from Meridian Township Register Book; letterpress book, journal, and correspondence, 1852-1893, of John H. Forster, surveyor, agent for Pewabic Mining Company, Hancock, Mich., and later owner of Springbrook Farm, Ingham County, Michigan; diary, 1840-1841, of Catherine Hall; and map, 1859, of Mullett Farm; and photographs.

The Mullett family collection contains many useful descriptions of the state, and is a good source of information for some of the state's economic and topographic conditions during the 19th century. The papers, 1825-1936, are broken down into four series.