Michigan Place Names card files
Collection — Box: 1-15
The card index of Michigan place names may include the following fields of information: Place name, map source, latitude, longitude, elevation, township, range quarter, remarks and researcher initials. Each card also has a category for the type of place (river, mountain, plain, city, dry river bed, church, lake, railroad). Copies of the Geological Survey map can be found in the control file.
- 1984 - 1984
Access to Materials
Collection is open for research use. Materials may be accessed by request at Special Collections and University Archives in Seidman House. Materials do not circulate.
For information on copyright or permissions for this collection, contact Grand Valley State University Special Collections.
Card index of place names used as an authority file by the United States Department of the Interior in the Geological Survey in the 1976 Topographic Maps of Michigan project. Grand Valley State faculty Robert Alotta created these cards with student assistance.
1.5 Linear feet (15 card file boxes)
Language of Materials
Arranged in 2 series, thereunder, organized alphabetically by place name.
Source of Acquisition
The card files were donated by Robert Alotta, College IV faculty in 1984.
- Michigan Place Names card files, RHC-03
- Under Revision
- Special Collections & University Archives
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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