Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for
Norman E. Clarke Michigan Upper Peninsula Glass-plate Negatives Collection

Finding aid created by
Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: Norman E. Clarke Michigan Upper Peninsula Glass-plate Negatives Collection,
Creator: Clarke, Norman E. (Norman Ellsworth), b. 1892.
Inclusive dates: circa 1870-1880
Extent: 2 cubic ft. (in 4 boxes)
Abstract:
The collection includes negatives of various sizes with images of Round Island Light House, Le Cheneaux Hotel, Great Lakes ferries,people, and miscellaneous, on or near Mackinac Island, and, possibly, in Saint Ignace, Michigan.

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:

Acc# 1818

Access Restrictions:

Norman E. Clarke Michigan Upper Peninsula Glass-plate Negatives Collection is open for research.

Copyright:

Copyright is unknown.

Preferred Citation:

Norman E. Clarke Michigan Upper Peninsula Glass-plate Negatives Collection, Folder # , Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University


Arrangement

Arrangement is by size then by topic.


History

Biography:

For information on Dr. Clarke, see his papers and finding aid at the Clarke Historical Library, or review the Clarke’s webpage.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection was originally inventoried as including Saint Ignace and Les Cheneaux Island, Michigan, glass plate negatives, 1870-1880. Actually, most of the images are of Mackinac Island, Great Lakes ferries, and people, some of which may be from Saint Ignace and Les Cheneaux Island. The glass plate negatives measure 5x7 inches, 8x10 inches, 6.5x8.5 inches, and 8.5x10 inches. The photographer or photographers are unidentified. Items were identified as much as possible from labels, slips of papers, notes on original boxes, and on/in the negatives themselves. Negatives with damage, such as fading, spotting, oxidation, cracks, broken or missing pieces, and deteriorated, or flaking emulsions have been noted on the sleeves. The images are duplicated in the Saint Ignace-Mackinac Photograph File in the Clarke Historical Library’s Photograph Vertical Files Collection. Boxes 3-4 are Heavy and should be lifted with care.

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • Clarke, Norman E. (Norman Ellsworth), b. 1892.
    • Round Island Light House.
    • Ferries- Great Lakes (North America--Photographs.
    • Mackinac Island (Mich.)--Photographs.
    • Saint Ignace (Mich.)--Photographs.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
     
    Norman E. Clarke Michigan Upper Peninsula Glass-plate Negatives Collection is open for research. [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    Glass-plate Negatives 5x7 inches (some identified with names), People –2 negatives, same view (20), undated
    Box   1 F   2
    Glass-plate Negatives 5x7 inches (some identified with names), People –1 negatives, 1 view (7), undated
    Box   1 F   3
    Glass-plate Negatives 5x7 inches (some identified with names), People –2 negatives, 2 view (2), undated
    Box   2 F   1
    Glass-plate Negatives 5x7 inches (some identified with names), People –3 negatives, 3 view (1 each of Chief Wawatam ferry, Father Marquette statue, railroad dock), undated
    Box   2 F   2
    Glass-plate Negatives 8.5x10 inches (1 view each), Le[s] Cheneaux Snow (1), undated
    Box   2 F   3
    Glass-plate Negatives 8.5x10 inches (1 view each), Mackinac Island (9), undated
    Box   2 F   4
    Glass-plate Negatives 8.5x10 inches (1 view each), People (8), undated
    Box   2 F   5
    Glass-plate Negatives 8.5x10 inches (1 view each), Miscellaneous (7), undated
    Box   3 F   1
    Glass-plate Negatives 8x10 inches HEAVY! (possibly some of Saint Ignace), Round Island Light House (1), undated
    Box   3 F   2
    Glass-plate Negatives 8x10 inches HEAVY! (possibly some of Saint Ignace), Le Cheneaux Hotel (2), undated
    Box   3 F   3
    Glass-plate Negatives 8x10 inches HEAVY! (possibly some of Saint Ignace), Great Lakes Ferries (16), undated
    Box   3 F   4
    Glass-plate Negatives 8x10 inches HEAVY! (possibly some of Saint Ignace), Mackinac Island, mostly (25), undated
    Box   4 F   1
    Glass-plate Negatives 6.5 x8.5 inches HEAVY! (possibly all of Saint Ignace), People, Graduation group of 3 boys, 1 girl, and priest (1), undated
    Box   4 F   2
    Glass-plate Negatives 6.5 x8.5 inches HEAVY! (possibly all of Saint Ignace), People, Group Portraits (19, includes more graduation groups), undated
    Box   4 F   3
    Glass-plate Negatives 6.5 x8.5 inches HEAVY! (possibly all of Saint Ignace), People, Miscellaneous (2), undated