Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 36 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Description Collection of 19th and early 20th century correspondence and autographs from American authors. Includes personal and official routine correspondence primarily to and from American writers, including Louisa May Alcott, Christopher Morley, H.L. Mencken, Bertrand Russell, Carl Sandburg, Upton Sinclair, and Erle Stanley Garnder. Collected by Harvey E. Lemmen.
Collection Description This collection of family papers contains family history information, marriage certificates, deeds, a friendship book belonging to Alice Griffin, and correspondence between Alice, her friends and family and her future husband J.J. Angus. Routine correspondence and the friendship book includes mention of women’s rights, abolition, Quakers, and the Sodus Bay Phalanx utopian community. Patents of J.J. Angus and schoolwork of D.J. Angus are included in the family papers.Correspondence...
Collection Description Correspondence consisting of 94 letters (many with their original envelopes) between family members and relatives, and from friends, dealing primarily with family and domestic matters, social engagements, attendance at Antioch College, and travel to Orange Heights, Florida and Santa Cruz, California. Two letters are from a Forty-Niner in the California gold fields. Printed items include invitations to events held at Hallowell House (Maine) 1835-1840. Primary Correspondents:...
Dates: 1816-1915; Majority of material found within 1833-1899
Collection — Box 1
Content Description Collection contains 59 letters, cards, and envelopes addressed to Emma Simila, her mother Maria, and her sister Elma from a variety of correspondents, dated from July 1939 to February 1975. Correspondents include Victor Belmonte (see biography above) who is responsible for bulk of the items, 1941-1943. Other identified writers are: Ernest Eino Mytty (1912-1954) was born in Michigan to parents of Finnish heritage; he was a machine operator in a Muskegon factory and...
Dates: 1941 - 1975; Majority of material found within 1941 - 1943
Scope and Contents Collection of World War II era correspondence, photographs, press and personnel releases, military papers, printed material, and memorabilia of Jim Bergers. Correspondence includes letters to and from Jim Bergers from 1941 to 1945 while he was in the United States Army, as well as enclosures such as newspaper clippings and photographs. The press releases and personnel papers are written by Bergers and provide information regarding the soldiers of Fort Eustis, Fort Bragg, and Fort Hood, and also...
Dates: 1941 - 1966; Majority of material found within 1941 - 1945
Collection — Box 1
Content Description Collection contains 33 letters written by Harry A. Biddle, Carpenters Mate, 2nd Class, 61st Naval Construction Battalion (Seabees), Company C, 2nd Platoon, to his wife Mary. 14 April 1943 to 9 January 1944. She was living at 2067 Nereid Avenue, Apt. 66, Bronx, New York through 1943, and relocated to Cos Cob, Connecticut in January 1944.Contents generally describe conditions in and around the 61st N.C.B. stationed at Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands, although the location is...
Dates: 1943 - 1944
Collection Description Correspondence to Grace Bedell Billings from friends, family, and from individuals requesting autographs and information about the letter she sent to Lincoln, 1925-1928.
Scope and Contents Scrapbook/photograph album, 185 x 281 mm. 69 leaves. Black leather over thin boards with “My School-Day Memory Book” stamped in gold on cover. Contains photographs, correspondence, telegrams, school report cards, theatre and concert programs, invitations, dance cards, and other ephemera documenting the social life and school activities of Dorothy Goodrich, mostly in Owosso, Michigan. Some of the leaves seem to have been rearranged, as not all of them are in chronological order.
Dates: 1924 - 1933
Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection Description Artificial collection of personal papers, official documents, and correspondence from the 19th and 20th centuries, collected by Harvey E. Lemmen and others. Correspondents include a variety of individuals, businesses, and organizations throughout the United States.
Collection — Box 1
Scope and Contents Collection contains 11 letters, manuscript and typewritten, sent to George Guild's mother, Ruth L. Guild, in Nashua New Hampshire from his various postings in the United States. The contents generally describe army life in camp, training, food, exercise, rumors, entertainments, and possible furloughs. There is also a great deal of sharing news of friends and relatives who have written letters. The correspondence from 1945 includes mention of an automobile at home in Nashua,...
Dates: 1941-1942, 1945
Scope and Contents The collection contains 258 letters written to Genevieve Gulch, the vast majority of which are from her sister, Martha Burke Bahan (1900-1984). There are also bank books and cancelled checks showing deposits and withdrawals for Genevieve and her husband Walter Gulch, financial and income tax information, miscellaneous receipts, life and health insurance documents, receipts for medical procedures, and apartment rental receipts. In addition there are banking and insurance documents relating to...
Dates: 1925 - 1979
Collection — Box 1
Content Description Collection contains 64 letters written by A/T Gilbert Vinton Hallock, 63rd College Training Detachment (Aircrew) to his parents Robert Palmer and Mildred Hallock at Worcester, Massachusetts, 29 May to 25 August 1944. These were addressed from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and subsequently from Columbus Army Airfield in Columbus, Mississippi. He was also a member of the unit's marching band where he played bells.Contents generally describe various aspects of the flight...
Collection — Box 1
Scope and Contents 310 stamped air mail envelopes all addressed to Victor J. Harter's wife, Jessie, who lived during 1942 through 1945 with her widowed mother at 9 Madison Avenue, Irvington, New Jersey. There are fewer than ten letters with the envelopes; consequently the chief value of the collection is in the postal markings on the envelopes, including cancellations and auxiliary stamps of the U.S. Army examiners and censors. These also give evidence of Victor's changing postings.1942 - Jan., May....
Dates: 1942 - 1945
Content Description Collection contains correspondence and personal papers of Frederick G. Humphrey and William F. Humphrey, Jr. relating primarily to their military service during World War II. Also included are photographs of the twins as boys and in their uniforms. The collection also contains additional family papers including a diary with entries dating from 1942-1943 from the twins' first cousin, Eloise Jennifer Humphrey and World War I era post cards to their aunt, Pearl (Humphrey) Keene, from her future...
Dates: circa 1857-1949
Scope and Contents Double-post scrapbook/photograph album, 265 x 340 mm. 45 leaves. Black cloth over boards with "My Memory Book" and the round Oberlin College seal stamped in gold on cover. Contains photographs, correspondence, postcards, theatre and concert programs, collegiate and general ephemera all documenting the family, social, and collegiate life of Marjorie Rae Babcock at her home in Harbor Springs, Michigan, and her attendance at Oberlin College, Ohio and subsequently Michigan State Normal College...
Dates: 1913 - 1939; Majority of material found within 1913 - 1917
Collection — Box 1
Scope and Contents Collection contains 21 letters written by Doris E. Keirn to her boyfriend and fiancé Burley E. Yehnert at his various Army Air Force postings in Nebraska, South Dakota, England, and Florida, 13 November 1944 to 4 February 1946. These were addressed from her home at 1113 22nd Avenue, Altoona, Pennsylvania.The collection also contains 13 letters written by Burley E. Yehnert to his fiancée Doris E. Keirn at her and her parents' home in Altoona and subsequently Phoenix, Arizona after...
Dates: 1944 - 1947
Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: aspace.r.433.Box.1]
Collection Description This collection of correspondence between Frank Kimbel and Grace Wilson Kimbel spans from 1906 to 1913, but includes items up to 1948. The letters begin in 1906 with Frank and Grace as friends and become more frequent in 1910. Most letters are 4- 8 pages and include letters to and from both Frank and Grace. Also included are letters from family members and friends, holiday and postcards, wedding invitations and planning information, financial information, religious ephemera, an airplane...
Scope and Contents Collection contains letters, postcards, and ephemera of the Kissell and Messersmith families during the World War I and World War II eras. The materials document the courtship of Thomas F. Kissell and Grace Messersmith, the World War I service of Grace's brother Walter W. Messersmith, and the World War II era military education and service of Grace and Thomas' son Leo "Gate" T. Kissell. The collection is organized into three series: 1) Messersmith-Kissell papers, 1915-1958, 2) Leo Kissell...
Dates: 1915 - 1958
Scope and Contents In the collection are 226 letters and envelopes: 60 were written by Jean Worthington and sent to Edward Manley from 15 February 1945 to 1 July 1945; 159 were written by Edward Manley and sent to Jean Worthington while on duty with the U.S. Army from 15 February 1945 to 27 June 1946; and seven from other people with some relationship to the two, 1943-1945. A few letters are without envelopes; a few envelopes lack letters.The content of Jean's letters describes everyday life of a...
Dates: 1943 - 1946; Majority of material found in 1945
Collection Description Typed transcriptions of correspondence from Archibald Irvine McColl to his parents Dr. John and Ella Kate McColl, his brother Alexander; and handwritten letters to his aunt Hattie and uncle George Irvine, and to a friend Isadore Apted. Letters were written to his family while at the University of Michigan, and to his family and friend while he was in the service, in Columbus Ohio, Waco, Texas and primarily in France. Also includes newspaper articles about his son Alexander McColl, a Vietnam...
Scope and Contents The William Nicholson collection documents his work as the appointments secretary for President Ford from 1974-1977. The collection includes personal notes and calendars, White House briefings, travel information, political reports, election information, and newspaper and magazine articles documenting Gerald R. Ford and his administration while in office.
Collection — Box 1
Scope and Contents Collection consists of 13 letters written to Felix Niedzialkowski by relatives and friends, mostly sent from Milwaukee, 8 November 1943 to 8 December 1943. His correspondents include: Ignatz Niedzialkowski, his father; the letter is written in Polish. Edward Anthony Niedzialkowski (1919-2003), possibly a cousin; born in Milwaukee, he later changed his last name to Neal. Lucy Niedzialkowski (born 1921), Edward's sister.Genevieve ("Jeanne")...
Collection — Box 1-5: [Barcode: aspace.r.543.Box.1-5]
Content Description Collection contains the unpublished memoir "As I Remember…," written by Joseph P. Olexa, relating his experiences during World War II. Typescript chapters of the memoir include pasted-in maps of the regions in which Olexa fought. Also included in the collection are letters from Joseph Olexa to Agnes Van Der Weide, dating from 1941 to 1946. While the letters do not contain details relating to Olexa's military activities, due to heavy censorship of soldiers' correspondence by the U.S. Army, the...
Dates: 1941-1946, 2012
Scope and Contents This collection contains the letters between Dr. Leroy Edward Parkins and his girlfriend, and later wife, Lida Tennant Parkins. Letters from Leroy to Lida show that he spent some time in Georgia and Florida, where he appears to have been first a bookseller and then a land speculator or realtor. Parkins then goes to Boston where he enrolls in Harvard Medical School and studies to be a doctor. While at medical school, Parkins works at E.F. Mahady Company, a surgical and scientific instruments...
Dates: 1913 - 1946; Majority of material found within 1913-1918
Content Description Collection contains 18 letters written by GVSU student Diane Posvistak to her parents from 1965 to 1969. Also included are a 1969 "La Grande Vitesse" dedication booklet and 1975 "Grand Valley Gives You a Choice" brochure. Diane's letter include information on classes she took, games and events she attended, her dating life, and a glimpse into the student life on campus at Grand Valley in its early years.
Scope and Contents Series contains correspondence between the President of Grand Valley State University and its faculty and staff, between 1992-1993 and 1998-2002. Includes official memoranda and correspondences.
Dates: 1992-1993, 1998-2002
Scope and Contents Series contains correspondence between the President of Grand Valley State University and students and parents, dating from 1985 to 1995.
Dates: 1985 - 1995
Scope and Contents Series contains incoming and outgoing general correspondence with the President of Grand Valley State University from 1981 to 2002.
Dates: 1964 - 2002
Scope and Contents Series contains copies of outgoing correspondence from the President of Grand Valley State from 1969 to 2018. Includes correspondence of Presidents Lubbers, Murray, and Haas.
Dates: 1969 - 2018
Collection — Box 1
Scope and Contents 15 manuscript letters in ink, with 14 envelopes: one letter (1867) written to Edmund Hobart McQuigg (1807-1887), a lumberman in Flint (Genesee County), Michigan; and fourteen letters (1870-1873) to Ferris Forman Hyatt (1826-1883), lumberman, investor, and president of the First National Bank of Flint. The connections among the correspondents reflect the development of the lumber industry in Michigan, particularly in Flint. Clark Hyatt and his son Ferris moved from upstate New...
Dates: 1867, 1870-1873