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Correspondence,  1889-1949 [series]: (99 linear ft.)

The Correspondence series (1889-1949; 99 linear ft.) is by far the largest series in the Osborn papers. As a public figure, Osborn corresponded widely and frequently with other notables, business associates, and a legion of acquaintances and admirers who had known him as newspaper publisher, governor, businessman, mining and land speculator, and author. The total of Osborn letters in the collection probably numbers close to 200, 000 items. Osborn corresponded with nearly every major Republican political leader in Michigan, as well as with many minor politicos within the party, prominent Democratic Party leaders, and other newspapermen. Osborn's business and political interests and his research projects are obviously principal topics within the letters. Included are correspondence from every president from McKinley to Truman. Of special note is correspondence with many prominent Progressives including Theodore Roosevelt concerning the campaign of 1912, and material on the elections of 1904, l908, 1910, 1912, 1916, 1918, 1920, and 1930. Osborn's own campaigns for governor in 1910 and his candidacy for the U.S. Senate in 1930 are also well documented.

The chronological arrangement that Osborn maintained for his files, especially in a collection of this size poses some difficulties for the researcher. As his correspondence is not arranged by topic, the researcher must display some diligence in uncovering the great wealth of information that Osborn's communications contain. Essential is a sense of the chronology of Osborn's life. With that, the researcher will be rewarded with correspondence with significant individuals discussing the issues of the day: progressivism, conservation, Upper Peninsula development, state government, and national politics. There is, for example, correspondence showing progressive concern over business-government relations (cf. correspondence with Frederick D. Underwood, president of the B & O, and the Pennsylvania). The correspondence also includes much discussion of foreign relations: British colonial policies, the Boer War, British-German, British-United States, Canadian-United States relations, the Russo-Japanese War, China, and Chile and the Philippines. Other topics include contemporary political, social and intellectual issues: imperialism, nationalism, Anglo-Saxon racism, regulation of utilities and railroads, monetary and international trade policies, conservation, radicalism and socialism, German immigration, Anti-Semitism, Anti-Mormonism, Anti-Catholicism, prison reform, urban redevelopment and beautification, prohibition, and woman's suffrage. To aid the researcher, the library has prepared a separate index to the correspondents and a selective index to topics. This card inventory is located in the Reading Room of the library. Topics indexed in this file include Anglo-Saxon racism (1898-1899), progressivism and anti-progressivism (1908-1919), prohibition (1914-1926), forest conservation (1907-1926), labor and labor unions (1910-1921), and woman suffrage (1901-1917).

The Correspondence for the period of 1889 to 1908 is arranged alphabetically within a specific period of time, usually a few months. Apparently, Osborn maintained his correspondence in letterboxes. When one filled up, he started another. The correspondence for 1909 to 1949 is arranged only by chronology. These files might have been arranged alphabetically like the earlier files and then rearranged at a later date into a solely chronological sequence.

Box   1  
 1889-1892 A-Z
Box   1  
 1893-March 1895 A-Z
Box   1  
 1894 A-Z
Box   1  
 1895 A-C
Box   2  
 1895 D-Z
Box   2  
 April 1895-January 1896 A-Z
Box   2  
 January-April 1896 A-Z
Box   2  
 May-July 1896 A-C
Box   3  
 May-July 1896 D-Z
Box   3  
 August-December 1896 A-Z
Box   3  
 January-May 1897 A-L
Box   4  
 January-May 1897 M-Z
Box   4  
 June-December 1897 A-Z
Box   4  
 January-July 1898 A-Q
Box   5  
 January-July 1898 R-Z
Box   5  
 July-September 1898 A-Z
Box   5  
 October 1898-January 1899 A-Z
Box   6  
 February-March 1899 A-Z
Box   6  
 April-May 1899 A-Z
Box   6  
 June-August 1899 A-J
Box   7  
 June-August 1899 K-Z
Box   7  
 September-December 1899 A-Z
Box   7  
 January-February 1900 A-L
Box   8  
 January-February 1900 M-Z
Box   8  
 February-April 1900 A-Z
Box   8  
 April-June 1900 A-S
Box   9  
 April-June 1900 T-Z
Box   9  
 July-October 1900 A-Z
Box   9  
 November 1900-January 1901 A-Z
Box   9  
 February-May 1901 A-C
Box   10  
 February-May 1901 D-Z
Box   10  
 May-November 1901 A-Z
Box   10  
 December 1901-February 1902 A-E
Box   11  
 December 1901-February 1902 F-Z
Box   11  
 March-June 1902 A-Z
Box   11  
 July-November 1902 A-M
Box   12  
 July-November 1902 N-Z
Box   12  
 December 1902-June 1903 A-Z
Box   12  
 June-December 1903 A-R
Box   13  
 January-August 1904 A-Z
Box   13  
 1905 A-J
Box   14  
 1905 K-Z
Box   14  
 January-June 1906 A-Z
Box   14  
 July-December 1906 A-C
Box   15  
 July-December 1906 D-Z
Box   15  
 January-August 1907 A-Z
Box   16  
 October 1907-January 1908 a-Z
Box   16  
 February-April 1908 A-Z
Box   16  
 May-June 1908 A-Z
Box   17  
 May-June 1908 N-Z
Box   17  
Caribou experiment file
Box   17  
 July-October 1908 A-Z
Box   17  
 November-December 1908 A-Z
Box   18  
 January-September 1909
Box   19  
 October-December 1909
Box   20  
 January-February 1910
Box   21  
 March 1-May 11, 1910
Box   22  
 May 12-August 31, 1910
Box   23  
 September-November 15, 1910
Box   24  
 November 16-December 31, 1910
Box   25  
 January-March 1911
Box   26  
 April-July 1911
Box   27  
 August-December 23, 1911
Box   28  
 December 24, 1911-February 1912
Box   29  
 March 1-June 8, 1912
Box   30  
 June 9-September 22, 1912
Box   31  
 September 23-December 31, 1912
Box   32  
 January 1, 1913-July 6, 1914
Box   33  
 July 7-August 8, 1914
Box   34  
 August 9-September 15, 1914
Box   35  
 September 16-December 8, 1914
Box   36  
 December 9, 1914-July 31, 1915
Box   37  
 August 1, 1915-January 31, 1916
Box   37  
 1916-1937,  undated
Box   38  
 February-May 1916
Box   39  
 June-December 1916
Box   40  
 January 1-December 20, 1917
Box   41  
 December 21, 1917-May 31, 1918
Box   42  
 June-August 1918
Box   43  
 September 1, 1918-June 10, 1919
Box   44  
 July 11-November 30, 1919
Box   45  
 December 1919-March 1920
Box   46  
 April-October 1920
Box   47  
 November 1, 1920-May 10, 1921
Box   48  
 May 11-September 30, 1921
Box   49  
 October 1, 1921-March 15, 1922
Box   50  
 March 16-December 31, 1922
Box   51  
 1923
Box   52  
 1924
Box   53  
 January-October 1925
Box   54  
 November 1925-June 1926
Box   55  
 July 1926-February 1927
Box   56  
 March 1-November 10, 1927
Box   57  
 November 11, 1927-May 10, 1928
Box   58  
 May 11, 1928-December 31, 1928
Box   146  
 January 1929-December 1929
Box   59  
 January-June 1930
Box   147  
 July-December 1930
Box   148  
 January-December 1931
Box   149  
 January-December 1932
Box   60  
 January-August 20, 1933
Box   61  
 August 21, 1933-April 1934
Box   62  
 May-November 1934
Box   63  
 December 1934-April 10, 1935
Box   64  
 April 11, 1935-October 31, 1935
Box   65  
 November 1, 1935-February 20, 1936
Box   66  
 February 21, 1936-August 10, 1936
Box   67  
 August 11, 1936-December 31, 1936
Box   68  
 January 1-May 5, 1937
Box   69  
 May 6-October 31, 1937
Box   70  
 November 1, 1937-January 22, 1938
Box   70  
 January-December 1938 (2 folders)     (later accession) 
Box   71  
 January 23, 1938-May 20, 1938
Box   72  
 May 21-October 31, 1938
Box   73  
 November 1938-February 5, 1939
Box   73  
 1939-1940     (later accession) 
Box   74  
 February 6-May 10, 1939
Box   75  
 May 11-September 27, 1939
Box   76  
 September 28-December 17, 1939
Box   77  
 December 18, 1939-February 8, 1940
Box   78  
 February 9-March 31, 1940
Box   79  
 April-May 1940
Box   80  
 June-November 1940
Box   80  
 1941-1944     (later accession) 
Box   81  
 December 1940-February 10, 1941
Box   82  
 February 11-May 24, 1941
Box   83  
 May 25-November 1941
Box   84  
 December 1941-April 15, 1942
Box   85  
 April 16, 1942-October, 1942
Box   86  
 November 1942-February, 1943
Box   87  
 March-July, 1943
Box   88  
 August-December, 1943
Box   89  
 January-April 25, 1944
Box   90  
 April 26, 1944-January 5, 1945
Box   91  
 January 6-June 30, 1945
Box   92  
 July-December, 1945
Box   92  
 November 1944-December 1945 (4 folders)     (later accession) 
Box   93  
 January-June 1946
Box   94  
 July-December 1946
Box   94  
 1946-1947     (later accession) 
Box   95  
 January-May 1947
Box   96  
 June-December 1947
Box   97  
 January-June 1948
Box   97  
 January-December 1948 (3 folders)     (later accession) 
Box   98  
 July 1948-March 1949
Box   98  
 March-April 1949
Box   98  
 1949 (1 folder)     (later accession) 
Box   99  
 Undated and Miscellaneous Correspondence (9 folders)
Box   99  
Correspondence with family,  1920-1926 (8 folders)
 
Personal Letterbooks,  1895-1912 [series]:

In addition to files of correspondence, the collection includes a series of Personal Letterbooks dated 1895 to 1912.

Box   100  
 June 21, 1895-January 17, 1898
Box   101  
 January 17, 1898-December 20, 1899
Box   102  
 December 20, 1899-January 17, 1902
Box   103  
 January 13, 1902-January 6, 1905
Box   104  
 January 6, 1905-July 7, 1908
Box   105  
 July 6, 1908-June 21, 1910
Box   106  
 June 21, 1910-March 22, 1912
Box   107  
 March 22, 1912-December 31, 1912
 
State Game and Fish Warden,  1895-1899 [series]: (2.5 linear ft.)

The State Game and Fish Warden series (2.5 linear ft.; 1895-1899) includes letterbooks of outgoing Osborn correspondence, 1895-1899, as well as the reports written by Osborn in that period.

Box   107  
Letterbooks,  February 5, 1895-July 27, 1896
Box   108  
Letterbooks,  August 1, 1896-August 25, 1898
Box   109  
Letterbooks,  August 26, 1898-April 4, 1899
Box   109  
Reports,  1895-1899 (1 folder and 1 expandable folder)
 
Biographical and Genealogical Materials [series]: (1 linear ft)

Biographical and Genealogical Materials (1 linear ft.) consists of biographical sketches of Osborn and collected material about different family lines.

Box   110  
Biographical Sketches of CSO (3 folders)
Box   110  
Articles and pamphlets about CSO (2 folders)
Box   110  
Biographical material (2 folders)
Box   110  
Data on the subject of CSO
 
"About Chase Osborn", Vols. I-IV
Box   110  
Vol. I
Box   110  
Vol. II
Box   110  
Vol. III-IV
Box   110  
Quotes and Anecdotes used by CSO
 
Genealogical papers
Box   110  
Correspondence and miscellanea
Box   110  
Osborn Family (5 folders)
Box   110  
Fannon Family
Box   110  
Jeffries Family
Box   110  
Pardee Family
 
Diaries [series]:

Osborn Diaries are dated 1890, 1895-1915 and 1935 and concern daily events and activities.

Box   111  
 1890,  1895-1915,  1935
 
Speeches,  undated and 1895-1930 [series]:

Speeches are arranged chronologically and concern political, literary, and historical topics.

Box   111  
 Undated,  1895-1912 (14 folders)
Box   112  
 1913-1940 (8 folders)
 
Speaking Engagements
Box   112  
 1928
Box   112  
 1929
Box   112  
 1930 (2 folders)
Box   112  
Speech programs
 
Political Papers,  1900-1940 [series]: (2 linear ft.)

Political papers (1900-1940; 2 linear ft.) concern Osborn's 1910 gubernatorial campaign, miscellaneous papers from his term as governor, and his bid for nomination to the United States Senate in 1930.

Box   112  
Delegates to State Nominating Convention,  1900
 
Gubernatorial campaign,  1910
Box   112  
1910 Campaign Materials (2 folders)
Box   112  
Political cartoons from newspapers
Box   112  
Osborn supporters     (arranged alphabetically by county) 
 
Gubernatorial miscellanea
Box   112  
First inaugural message,  1911
Box   112  
Appointment book,  1912
Box   112  
Railroad and corporation taxation reports to Osborn as governor
Box   112  
Appointment powers as governor, decisions
Box   112  
Appointments to boards and commissions
Box   112  
Proclamations as governor, c. 1911
Box   112  
Hearings before Governor Chase S. Osborn on the removal of Robert H. Shields from the Board of State Tax Commissioners,  June 1912
Box   112  
Miscellaneous
Box   113  
Political County book,  1914
 
Senatorial campaign,  1918
Box   113  
Lists, etc.,  1918
 
Senatorial campaign,  1930
Box   113  
Miscellaneous
Box   113  
Campaign office correspondence files (George Osborn, Fed Case, et al) (12 folders)     (arranged alphabetically) 
Box   113  
Master lists of county campaigners
 
Correspondence of county campaigners and biographical sketches
Box   113  
Alcona--Kent
Box   113  
Lake--Wayne
Box   113  
Correspondence in state,  June 30-September 1930
Box   113  
Correspondence out of state,  July 3-September 10, 1930
Box   113  
Correspondence campaign materials and related correspondence
Box   113  
Speeches,  August 22-September 6, 1930
Box   113  
Press statements
Box   113  
Subject files, James Couzens
Box   113  
Subject files, Workmen's Compensation
Box   113  
Newsclippings (4 folders)
Box   114  
Miscellanea (radio schedule, lists of people, and correspondence)
Box   114  
Presidential Campaign miscellanea,  1932
Box   114  
Papers of the Fitzgerald for Governor Campaign,  1934
 
Gubernatorial Election of,  1940
Box   114  
Correspondence,  February 6-May 22, 1940
Box   114  
Correspondence,  May 23-June 8, 1940
Box   114  
Newspaper clippings (7 folders)
Box   114  
Wendell Willkie presidential campaign (Osborn editorials),  1940
Box   114  
Miscellaneous political materials (2 folders)
 
Mining, Timber, and Land Investments,  1883-1940 [series]: (7 linear ft.)

Mining, Timber, and Land Investments (1883-1940; 7 linear ft.) documents Osborn's many business and financial dealings. Of special note are those files pertaining to his iron mining business resulting from his discovery of iron near Sudbury in Ontario. There is also considerable material resulting from his involvement with the Michigan Iron and Land Company and pertaining to his numerous investments in Michigan timber lands. Portions of this series are unprocessed.

 
Moose Mountain Ltd., (Ontario, Canada)
Box   114  
Correspondence,  1901-1926 (2 folders)
Box   114  
Contracts and charters
Box   114  
Financial
Box   114  
Mineral evaluations and estimations
Box   114  
Minutes,  1903-1905
Box   114  
David A. Aitken vs. Chase S. Osborn, case concerning Moose Mountain rights
 
Hutton Mining Company
Box   114  
Correspondence,  1902-1905
Box   114  
Miscellaneous papers,  1902-1905
 
Hutton-Moose Mountain Mining Co.-Joint Projects
Box   114  
Financial statements,  1904-1905
Box   114  
Maps
Box   114  
Legal papers,  1903-1905
Box   114  
Miscellaneous papers,  1902-1905
Box   114  
 1902 A-Z     (Sudbury mining investments) 
Box   114  
Miscellaneous mining reports
Box   114  
Miscellaneous geological maps
Box   114  
Mining,  1902 A-Z (4 folders)
Box   115  
 1903-1904 A-Z (Moose Mountain) (3 folders)
Box   115  
 1905 A-Z (Moose Mountain)
 
Michigan Iron and Land Company
Box   115  
Correspondence,  August 1919-1928 (41 folders)
Box   115  
Dividend allotments,  1920
Box   115  
Report of audit,  1920
Box   115  
Legal papers,  1918-1920
 
Michigan Iron and Land Company
Box   116  
Newsclippings,  1919-1921
Box   116  
Maps (2 folders)
Box   116  
Annual reports,  1903-1908,  1919
Box   116  
Financial records,  1913-1923
Box   116  
Miscellaneous papers
 
Indiana Properties (South Bend, Goshen, New Carlisle)
Box   116  
Papers,  1916-1921
Box   116  
Papers,  1922-1924
Box   116  
Papers,  1925-1928
Box   116  
Duck Island (Gift to the University of Michigan), Papers,  1929-1932
 
Perry Tract (Gift to Purdue University)
Box   116  
Papers,  1929-1930,  1938
Box   116  
Correspondence,  1907-1913,  1923 (2 folders)
Box   116  
Land descriptions
Box   116  
Abstracts,  1905-1907,  1923
Box   116  
Contracts,  1901,  1907-1913,  1923
Box   116  
Turtle Dove Plantation (Georgia), Papers,  1929-1930 (2 folders)
 
Texas Farms (Grayson and Bell Counties)
Box   116  
Correspondence,  1938-1940
Box   116  
Correspondence,  1941
Box   116  
Correspondence,  1942-1944
Box   116  
Upper Peninsula Lands (Purdue University),  1929-1930
 
Goodbear Farm
Box   116  
Correspondence,  1917-1927 (2 folders)
Box   116  
Abstracts, deeds, contracts,  1917
Box   116  
Financial reports,  1917-1925
 
South Bend-St. Joseph County Properties
Box   116  
Correspondence,  1907-1921 (6 folders)
Box   116  
Financial records,  1904-1920
 
Margaret A. Osborn Estate
Box   116  
Correspondence,  1913-1918 (4 folders)
Box   116  
Legal papers,  1914-1917
Box   116  
Miscellaneous papers
 
Affairs of Eugene B. Osborn
Box   117  
Correspondence,  1912-1917,  1921-1931 (2 folders)
Box   117  
Legal papers,  1912-1917
 
Affairs of W.D. Osborn
Box   117  
Correspondence,  1908-1920 (4 folders)
Box   117  
Osborn House, South Bend, Indiana,  1912
Box   117  
Stephen P. Osborn Farm papers,  1914-1916
 
Land transactions files
Box   117  
 1899-1904 (3 folders)
Box   117  
Waldo Avery files,  1904-1905 (2 folders)
Box   117  
Ezra Richardson estate,  1904-1905
Box   117  
Various,  1902-1903
Box   117  
Various,  1904-1906
Box   117  
 1905-1907 (2 folders)
Box   117  
Timber Warden reports,  1908-1909
Box   117  
Property lists of CSO (1 binder)
Box   117  
Timber reports,  ca. 1908-1911 (8 folders)
 
Land transactions files
Box   118  
Timber reports,  1912-1919 (5 folders)     (no 1918) 
Box   118  
 1914 (2 folders)
Box   118  
 1912-1916
Box   118  
 1914-1917
Box   118  
 1915-1916
Box   118  
 1916
Box   118  
 1915-1918
Box   118  
 1917-1918
Box   118  
 1918-1920
Box   118  
 1917-1920
Box   118  
Timber: Sage Tract
Box   118  
Timber: McIntosh Tract papers,  1905
Box   118  
Timber: Berry Lands papers,  1905
Box   118  
Miscellaneous timber and land descriptions,  1904-1905
Box   118  
Miscellaneous timber maps and estimates (2 folders)
Box   118  
Timber estimates,  1920
Box   119  
Duck Island  1920-1922
Box   119  
 1920 (3 folders)
Box   119  
 1920-1921 (Detroit, Mackinac & Marquette Land Company)
Box   119  
 1921 (Detroit, Mackinac & Marquette Land Company) (2 folders)
Box   119  
Espanore Farm,  1913-1916 (6 folders)
 
Espanore Farm, Lansing, Michigan, breeders of Holstein-Friesian cattle     (CSO was co-owner with Adam E. Ferguson) 
Box   119  
Correspondence,  1911-1926 (10 folders)
Box   119  
Legal papers,  1893-1926 (4 folders)
Box   119  
Financial reports,  1916-1922
Box   119  
Maps
Box   119  
Miscellaneous papers
Box   119  
Ferguson Motor Company ledger (1 volume)
Box   119  
Ferguson Motor Company cash book,  1922-1924
Box   120  
 ca. 1920-1930 (8 linear in.)     (Unprocessed) 
 
Financial papers
Box   120  
General,  1926-1927
Box   120  
Income tax correspondence and statements,  1924,  1926-1932 (6 folders)
Box   120  
Ojibway Park Hotel Company,  1936-1940
Box   120  
Account book,  1906-1940
Box   120  
Receipts and disbursements,  1908-1912 (8 folders)
 
Topical Files,  1912-1944 [series]: (1 linear ft.)

Topical Files (1912-1944; 1 linear ft.) is an artificially created series of foldered material on different subjects. Of most significance are the numerous files detailing Osborn's lobbying efforts in the 1930s proposing the building of a bridge to span the straits of Mackinac.

Box   121  
Africa trip,  1913 (2 folders)
Box   121  
Bay City convention of,  1912 letter about,  1940
Box   121  
Calorie Dollar,  1919
Box   121  
Census-CSO research into area of the state of Michigan to be used in the,  1940 census,  1939-1941 (3 folders)
 
Chase Osborn Day
Box   121  
 1939 (2 folders)
Box   121  
 1940
Box   121  
 1971
 
Court packing plan,  1937
Box   121  
Correspondence
Box   121  
Newsclippings
Box   121  
Dogs (sales and breeding material)     (sample) 
Box   121  
Flood control,  1935-1937
Box   121  
Indian land mining and timber regulations,  1916
 
Iron Ore
Box   121  
General,  1916-1923
Box   121  
African Ore proposition,  1923
Box   121  
Jefferson Davis Memorial Park,  1935
 
Mackinac Bridge (proposed straits of Mackinac Bridge),  1935-1941
Box   121  
Correspondence,  1935-1936 A-Z (5 folders)
Box   121  
Correspondence,  1936-1940
Box   121  
General,  1936     (history, speeches, etc.) 
Box   121  
Clippings,  1936 (3 folders)
Box   121  
Clippings,  1937-1941
Box   121  
Masonic Lodge (Florence, Wisconsin)
Box   121  
Miscellaneous
Box   121  
Poems and songs (2 folders)     (not by CSO) 
Box   121  
Programs-souvenir
Box   121  
Prohibition
Box   121  
Purdue Club
Box   121  
Railroads, nationalization of,  December 1937-February 1938
Box   122  
Richard (Father Gabriel Richard Society),  1936-1939
Box   122  
Roosevelt, Theodore, analysis of his speaking style by Chase S. Osborn
Box   122  
St. Lawrence Seaway Project,  1940-1944
Box   122  
Sault Ste. Marie Art Gallery papers,  1913-1919
Box   122  
Sigma Chi fraternity (copies of publication with material about CSO)
Box   122  
Soo Curling Club
 
Writings,  1900-1948 [series]: (3 linear ft.)

Writings (1900-1948; 3 linear ft.) includes copies of newspaper columns written by Osborn for the newspaper, files pertaining to the publication of his various books, and other writings.

 
Articles for newspapers, etc [subseries]:
Box   122  
 Undated
Box   122  
 1900-1917
Box   122  
 1930s undated
Box   122  
 1930-1939
Box   122  
 1940s undated (7 folders)
Box   122  
 1940
Box   122  
 1941
Box   122  
 1942 (5 folders)
Box   122  
 1943 (3 folders)
Box   122  
 1944 (3 folders)
Box   122  
 1945 (2 folders)
Box   122  
 1947-1948
 
Book files [subseries]:     (include clippings, correspondence with publisher, etc.) 
Box   123  
The Andean Land (1909)     (Illustrations used in book, scrapbook) 
Box   123  
The Iron Hunter (1919),  1916-1925     (Correspondence, reviews, clippings, scrapbooks, etc.) 
Box   123  
Madagascar (1924)     (Correspondence, reviews, clippings, etc.) 
Box   123  
Conquest of a Continent,  1939-1941     (Correspondence and scrapbook) 
 
Schoolcraft-Longfellow-Hiawatha (1942)
Box   123  
Research correspondence,  1940-1942 (4 folders)     (arranged alphabetically) 
Box   123  
Miscellaneous
Box   123  
Clippings and reviews
 
Schoolcraft-Longfellow-Hiawatha (1942)
Box   124  
Post-publication correspondence,  1943 (4 folders)     (arranged alphabetically) 
 
Other writings [subseries]:
Box   124  
Firefly's Light miscellanea (book written by Emerson Hough and distributed by CSO),  1916-1919
Box   124  
Michigan article written for National Geographic Magazine ,1923-1924 (4 folders)
Box   124  
"Miscellaneous writings", vol. I     (clippings from various publications) 
Box   124  
"Miscellaneous writings", vol. II     (clippings from various publications) 
Box   124  
Articles written from Detroit Sunday Times entitled "Michigan: Romance of a State",  1924-1925
Box   124  
Joint projects with Stella Osborn (include reviews of books)
Box   124  
An Accolade for Chase S. Osborn, correspondence,  1940-1941
Box   124  
Eighty and On (Stella Osborn), correspondence,  December 1940-1941 (2 folders)
Box   124  
Book reviews by CSO
Box   124  
Manuscripts of various writings (6 folders)
Box   124  
Publications containing articles by CSO
 
Scrapbooks,  ca. 1883-1949 [series]: (18.5 linear ft.)

The Scrapbooks (ca. 1883-1949; 18.5 linear ft.) series includes a set of personal scrapbooks maintained by Osborn from the mid-1890s to 1941 with loose clippings that continue up to his death in 1949. There are also miscellaneous scrapbooks covering specific activities in Osborn's life such as his candidacy for Congress in 1896, his gubernatorial campaign in 1910, and his trip to Africa in 1913.

 
Personal Scrapbooks,  1898-1932 (123 vols.)
Box   125  
 1898-1900 (no. 1-7)
Box   126  
 1900-1908 (no. 8-18)
Box   127  
 1908-1909 (no. 19-28b)
Box   128  
 1908-1910 (no. 29-37)
Box   129  
 1910-1911 (no. 38-48)
Box   129  
 1911 (no. 49-59)
Box   131  
 1911-1912 (no. 60-70)
Box   132  
 1912 (no. 71-80)
Box   133  
 1913-1915 (no. 81-91)
Box   134  
 1915-1918 (no. 91-102)
Box   135  
 1918-1925 (no. 103-113)
Box   136  
 1925-1932 (no. 114-123)
Box   137  
Florence, Wisconsin,  ca. 1883-1884 (2 volumes)
Box   137  
Personal,  1890-1894
Box   137  
State Game Warden candidacy,  1894
Box   137  
Game Warden Scrapbooks,  1895-1899 (5 volumes)
Box   137  
Candidate for Congress,  1896 (2 volumes)     (see also oversize pages from scrapbook in box 145) 
Box   137  
Personal,  1896-1898
Box   138  
Political,  1895-1896
Box   138  
Free Silver Scrapbook
Box   138  
Currency Scrapbook,  1899
Box   138  
Railroad Commissioner Scrapbooks,  1899-1902 (5 volumes)
Box   139  
Personal Scrapbook,  1900-1902
Box   139  
Personal,  1902-1903
Box   139  
Timber and Iron Scrapbook,  1904-1908
Box   139  
Scrapbook from the,  1910 campaign
Box   139  
Scrapbook,  1909-1914
Box   139  
Political,  1912
Box   139  
African Trip Scrapbook,  1913-1914
 
Personal Scrapbooks,  1898-1948 (3 volumes)
Box   139  
 1933-1934 (3 volumes)
Box   140  
 1934-1937 (7 volumes)
Box   141  
 1937-1942 (8 volumes)
Box   142  
 1944-1948
Box   142  
 1894-1900
Box   142  
Personal,  1909-1934     (very scattered) 
Box   142  
Scrapbooks containing Sault Ste. Marie Evening News column,  1940-1945 (3 volumes)
Box   143  
Miscellaneous clippings
 
Photographs,  ca. 1870-ca. 1949 [series]: (1.2 linear ft.)

Photographs (ca. 1870-ca. 1949; 1.2 linear ft.) includes formal and informal portraits of Osborn and other members of the Osborn family; photographs of Osborn at work and at his homes on Duck Island, Michigan and in Georgia. There are also collected photos relating to Upper Peninsula life and activities, and to Osborn's various activities, particularly hunting.

Box   143  
Family photograph Album
 
Formal Portraits
Box   144  
Photographs
Box   144  
Photographs of painting and sculpture
Box   144  
Half-tones, cartoons, drawings and prints     see also oversize box 145 
Box   144  
Youth and early career
Box   144  
Middle years ca. 1890-1910     (as governor and public figure and hunting and camping scenes) 
Box   144  
Later years
 
Informal photographs     (see also oversize box 145) 
Box   144  
As governor, campaigning, etc
Box   144  
As regent of the University of Michigan
 
Later years
Box   144  
General
Box   144  
Duck Island
Box   144  
Poulan, Georgia (2 folders)
Box   144  
With Stella Osborn
Box   144  
With dignitaries; receiving awards
Box   144  
With family members
Box   144  
Last year and in hospital,  1949
Box   144  
Funeral,  1949
 
Subject files (not always including CSO)
Oversize folder  
Banquets: 42nd Grand Chapter Banquet Sigma Chi Fraternity,  September 5, 1935 and 20th Annual Banquet of the Marquette Club of Chicago,  February 12, 1908
Box   144  
Bay City Convention (locked armory),  1912
Box   144  
Dearfoot Hunting Lodge,  1905-1910 (2 folders)
Box   144  
Duck Island and other Upper Peninsula views,  ca. 1940s
Box   144  
Friends and colleagues
Box   144  
Lake Superior (Isle Royale, Pigeon Falls)
Box   144  
Miscellaneous (Michigan Infantry, 8th Regiment,  1910?)
Box   144  
Newberry (views, train siding and stone figures)
Box   144  
Petoskey Portland Cement Company,  1920
Box   144  
Pictured Rocks, Michigan
Box   144  
Ramsay, Michigan (Bridge, Mine)
Box   144  
Rangoon trip
Box   144  
Rockland, Michigan (high school)
Box   144  
Sault Ste. Marie (views, monuments, house)
Box   144  
Smith farm (Goshen, Indiana)
Box   144  
Taft (Pres.) visit to Sault Ste. Marie,  1911
Box   144  
Tahquamenon River, Michigan
Box   144  
Wisconsin (Florence), Masons
Box   144  
Family (identified) (5 folders)
Box   144  
Family (David and William H. Reed); drawings
Box   144  
Family Album contents (2 folders)
Box   144  
Family (Sarah Osborn; Almira Goldthwaite): daguerreotypes
Box   145  
Citations, clippings, etc
Box   145  
Photographs
Box   145  
Cartoons, drawings, etc
Box   145  
Campaign posters