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Michigan autograph albums

 Collection
Identifier: RHC-111
Although dating from the middle ages, the autograph album became very popular in the latter part of the 19th century. They were used to collect signatures of family members, friends, neighbors, and classmates and often displayed examples of fine penmanship, personal sentiments, verse, and drawings. Many varieties of commercially-available albums were produced, often with color lithograph vignettes on some pages; format was usually oblong with the average size being about 4½ x 7 inches. Examples in this collection were all owned by Michigan residents.

Detailed descriptions of autograph albums and their owners can be found at the item level.

Dates

  • 1876 - 1960

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research use.

Publication Rights

For information on copyright or permissions for this collection, contact Grand Valley State University Special Collections.

Extent

0.84 Linear feet (2 boxes)

Title
Guide to Michigan Autograph Albums, RHC-111
Status
completed
Author
Robert Beasecker
Date
2017
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • 2017-09-18: Added albums 6-12

Repository Details

Part of the Grand Valley State University Special Collections & University Archives Repository

Contact:
Seidman House
1 Campus Drive
Allendale MI 49401 United States
616-331-8726