Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for
Alert Fire Engine Company No. 1 (Adrian, Mich.) Organizational records

Finding aid created by
Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: Alert Fire Engine Company No. 1 (Adrian, Mich.) Organizational records,
Creator: Alert Fire Engine Company No. 1 (Adrian, Mich.)
Inclusive dates: 1840-1866, and undated
Extent: .25 cubic feet (in 1 box)
Abstract:
The records consists of the company's historical files, library records, and bookplates.

Call number: MSS.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University
250 East Preston Street
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Phone: 989-774-3352
Fax: 989-774-2160
Email: clarke@cmich.edu
Website: http://clarke.cmich.edu


Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

No Acc#

Access Restrictions:

Alert Fire Engine Company No. 1 (Adrian, Mich.) Organizational records are open for research.

Copyright:

Copyright is unknown.

Preferred Citation:

Alert Fire Engine Company No. 1 (Adrian, Mich.) Organizational records, Folder # , Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University


Arrangement

Arrangement is alphabetical and chronological.


History

Organizational History:

The Alert Fire Engine Company No. 1 was the fire department for Adrian, Michigan, Lenawee County. The members paid dues to belong to it and fines for the infringement of the rules. The Company participated in community events, such as parades and festivals, raised funds to maintain and improve equipment in the 1840s the Company formed the Adrian Fireman’s Library Association. The Library’s objective was “the social, moral, and intellectual improvement of its members” and “the general diffusion of knowledge.” Non-members could use the Library for a fee or book donation. Eventually the Library’s collection included over 380 books. (This information is from the collection.)


Collection Scope and Content Note

The records are organized into Alert Fire Engine Company records (financial records, meeting minutes, lists of members) and the Adrian Fireman’s Library Association records (constitution, by-laws, donor lists, financial records, and book plates), on which are printed the rules and fines of the Library.

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • The Alert Fire Engine Company No. 1 (Adrian, Mich.)
    • Fire departments--Michigan--Adrian.
    • Adrian (Mich.)--History.
    • Adrian (Mich.)--Social life and customs.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
     
    Alert Fire Engine Company No. 1 (Adrian, Mich.) Organizational records. [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    Alert Fire Engine Company Records, (folder 1 of 4), 1840-1866, undated
    Box   1 F   2
    Alert Fire Engine Company Records, (folder 2 of 4), 1840-1866, undated
    Box   1 F   3
    Alert Fire Engine Company Records, (folder 3 of 4), 1840-1866, undated
    Box   1 F   4
    Alert Fire Engine Company Records, (folder 4 of 4), 1840-1866, undated
    Box   1 F   5
    Adrian Fireman’s Library Association, Records, (folder 1 of 2), 1846, 1851-1854, undated
    Box   1 F   6
    Adrian Fireman’s Library Association, Records, (folder 2 of 2), 1846, 1851-1854, undated
    Box   1 F   7
    Adrian Fireman’s Library Association, Bookplates, undated