Michigan Historical Collections
Bentley Historical Library
University of Michigan

Finding aid for
Chapin family (Niles, Mich.) papers, 1879-1937

Finding aid created by
Michigan Historical Collections staff

Summary Information
Title: Chapin family (Niles, Mich.) papers
Creator: Chapin family
Inclusive dates: 1879-1937
Extent: 1 linear foot and 4 oversize folders
Abstract:
Niles, Michigan business family involved in various business endeavors, including mining; business papers and plans.

Call number: 85112 Aa 2
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan
1150 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
e-mail: bentley.ref@umich.edu
Home Page: http://www.bentley.umich.edu/


Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was donated by the heirs of Charles A. Chapin (donor 6476) in 1980.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open to research.

Copyright:

Copyright status is unknown

Preferred Citation:

[item], folder, box, Chapin family (Niles, Mich.) papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Biography

Henry A. Chapin of Niles, Michigan, and his son Charles A. Chapin of Chicago, Illinois, were owners of the Chapin Mine in Iron Mountain, Michigan, and partial owners of the Indiana and Michigan Electric Company.


Collection Scope and Content Note

This collection includes business papers of the family of Henry Austin Chapin of Niles, Michigan (1813-1898), his son, Charles Augustus Chapin, of Chicago, Illinois, (who died between 1913 and 1915), and the heirs of Charles Augustus Chapin.

The collection includes business papers relating to the family's operations, including leases, reports, and maps of Chapin Mining Company, operators of the Chapin Mine. There are also leases, correspondence and legal papers of Indiana and Michigan Electric Company relating to power dams at Buchanan and Berrien Springs, Michigan. Other portions of the papers include newsletters and related material of the American Manganese Producers Association; and papers relating to the Chapin Memorial (First) Presbyterian Church, Niles, Michigan.

Subject Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.


    Subjects:
    • American Manganese Producers Association.
    • Berrien Springs (Mich.)
    • Buchanan (Mich.)
    • Chapin, Charles A. (Charles Augustus)
    • Chapin, Henry A. (Henry Austin), 1813-1898.
    • Chopin family.
    • Chapin Mine (Iron Mountain, Mich.)
    • Electric industries.
    • First Presbyterian Church (Niles, Mich.)
    • Indiana and Michigan Electric Company.
    • Iron mines and mining--Michigan--Iron Mountain.
    • Iron Mountain (Mich.)
    • Manganese.
    • Menominee Mining Company.
    • Niles (Mich.)
    • Presbyterian Church--Michigan--Niles.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
     
    American Manganese Producers Association, newsletters and related material [series]:
    Box   1  
     1929 (2 folders)
    Box   1  
     1930 (2 folders)
    Box   1  
     1931 (2 folders)
    Box   1  
     1932
     
    Chapin Memorial (First) Presbyterian Church, Niles, Michigan [series]:
    Box   1  
    Papers,  1915
     
    Chapin Mining Company, papers [series]:
    Box   1  
     Undated
    Box   1  
     1889
    Box   1  
     1895
    Box   1  
     1896
    Box   1  
     1901
    Box   1  
     1915
    Box   1  
     1920
    Box   1  
     1922
    Box   1  
     1924
    Box   1  
     1925
    Box   1  
     1932
    Box   1  
     1934
    Box   1  
     1937
    Box   1  
    Report, by J. R. Finlay,  1921 and Report, by E. G. Kingsford,  undated
    Box   1  
    History of Chapin Mine,  1923 (typescript of newspaper article)
    Box   1  
    Report, by M. C. Lake,  1927
     
    Indiana & Michigan Electric Company [series]:     (papers relating to power dams at Berrien Springs and Buchanan, Michigan) 
    Box   1  
     Undated
    Box   1  
     1891
    Box   1  
     1894
    Box   1  
     1897
    Box   1  
     1899
    Box   1  
     1900
    Box   1  
     1901
    Box   1  
     1902
    Box   1  
     1903
    Box   1  
     1904
    Box   1  
     1905
    Box   1  
     1906
    Box   1  
     1907
    Box   1  
     1909
    Box   1  
     1913
    Box   1  
     1915
    Box   1  
     1919
    Box   1  
     1920
     
    Menominee Mining Company [series]:
    Box   1  
    Papers,  1879 and  1886
     
    Chapin, Hamilton, and Ludington Mines, Oliver Mining Company [series]:
     
    Plans of underground workings
    Out. folder  
     1908-1910     (oversize folder no. 1) 
    Out. folder  
     1911-1913,  1920     (oversize folder no. 2) 
    Out. folder  
     1922-1924     (oversize folder no. 3) 
    Out. folder  
     1925     (oversize folder no. 4) 
    Out. folder  
     1931 (with annotations showing  1931 activity)     (oversize folder no. 4) 
    Out. folder  
    Longitudinal sections,  1931     (oversize folder no. 4)