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Daisy C. Whalen Bazzett Papers, 1933, 2018, and undated

1.75 Cubic ft. (in 4 boxes)

This collection consists of personal information and correspondence of Daisy Bazzett, 1933-1936, 1937, 1938, and undated.

This collection consists of personal information and correspondence of Daisy Bazzett, 1933-1936, 1937, 1938, and undated, 1.75 Cubic Feet (in 4 boxes). The collection is organized by date and each folder alphabetically.

Bazzett, Correspondence: The majority of the collection consists of letters sent from Daisy to Ellis Bazzett while she attended CSTC 1932-1936. Her letters begin in the fall of 1933, and detail her daily life at CSTC in the 1930s. Materials include: letters, postcards, and newspaper clippings. Topics covered include information about life at CSTC, such as the dorms, classes, and social life. Daisy made frequent mention of dances and social events organized by the literary societies which she invited Ellis to, and to different things that she and her roommate Helen did, such as buying a radio, or typing up papers for girls in the dorm on a typewriter. These letters also document the growing seriousness of the relationship between Daisy and Ellis, even discussion of marriage as she approached graduation. Daisy was a very engaging writer and her humor really shines through in her letters to Ellis. Some collection highlights include a letter dated January 10th, 1935, which has an illustration with the inscription “dropping you a line.” Letters such as one dated May 21st, 1935 describe the more difficult aspects of being active on campus, as Daisy writes “Its hell being President of a club of catty women.” Later letters reveal more about Daisy’s relationship with Ellis. On October 1st, 1935 she sent Ellis a letter where she had copied Elizabeth Barret Browning’s Sonnet 43 from 1850, which begins “How do I love thee…” In March of 1936, Daisy sent Ellis a kiss through the mail, her red lipstick staining the letter. Also significant is information relating to graduation, including an invitation to graduation activities that lasted from June 5th through the 22nd.

Miscellaneous Materials: This portion of the collection mostly includes correspondence received by Daisy or Ellis, sent by Ellis, photographs, or auxiliary collections material. Materials include: biographical material from Daisy titled “Notes from my Nineties,” a series of photographs, correspondence to Ellis, as well as Miscellaneous letters and notes to Ellis. Completing the collection are notes on the correspondence from Timothy Bazzett, Daisy and Ellis’ son. Topics mentioned include: Daisy’s life on the Whalen farm in Oakley, her life at Central, and anecdotes about her life with Ellis; Ellis’ work correspondence, and letters that he and others wrote to Daisy. The photographs include a photograph of Ellis, photographs of Daisy and Helen with other friends on campus, and photographs from the wedding of Daisy’s brother, Clarence, in which Daisy and Ellis also appear “Notes from My Nineties” by Daisy Bazzett was copyrighted in 2008 by Rathole Books.

Processing Note: During processing .25 cubic feet of peripheral materials and envelopes were removed from the collection. Acidic materials were photocopied and the originals were withdrawn from the collection.


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.


Pat Thelen Clarke Historical Library Project Files, 2004-2015, and undated

3 cubic feet (in 4 boxes)

The collection consists of Pat's major project and backup files for digitizing, website, and exhibit work she did mostly for the Clarke Historical Library staff, 2004-2015.

These files, paper and digital, 2004-2015, and undated, constitute Pat’s major project files for work she did for mostly Clarke staff, and some patrons, in creating exhibits and related materials for display in the Clarke, traveling exhibits, and in on-line exhibits, exhibit booklets, numerous Clarke webpages and on-line bibliographies, and materials she and her many students digitized for CONDOR, CMU’s online digital repository. Some of the digital images are pdfs, others are tifs. Text, directions, and prints of various size of images may also be included.

A master copy of mostly printed materials she scanned for the Clarke or patrons is housed in another location in the Clarke stacks.