Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for
Charles Conn Slide collection

Finding aid created by
Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: Charles Conn Slide collection,
Creator: Conn, Charles.
Inclusive dates: 2002, and undated
Extent: 1 cubic feet (in 1 box)
Abstract:
The collection includes 3,100 black and white and colored slides of Michigan railroad companies, vehicles, tracks, wrecks, depots, workers, and Michigan towns.

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# 67620

Access Restrictions:

Charles Conn Slide collection are open for research.

Copyright:

The donor will allow researchers to view the slides and make individual copies of images for personal use. However, if researchers are interested in using the images for publication purposes, they should contact Mr. Conn.

Preferred Citation:

Charles Conn Slide collection, Folder # , Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University


Arrangement

Slides are organized alphabetically by the name or company or town, with miscellaneous subjects at the end of the collection.


History

Biography:

Charles Conn is a railroad enthusiast, retired DNR officer, and photographer. He lives in Harbor Springs, Michigan.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The slide collection includes approximately 3,100 mostly black and white, but with some colored 35 mm slides of Michigan railroad companies, their cars, engines, tracks, wrecks, depots, workers; Michigan towns on railroad lines, and the people, organizations, events, and buildings in them; logging camps, their crews, trains, kitchens, big wheels, and river jams; ships and boats; special trains and train cars; and miscellaneous. Towns well documented in the collection include: Charlevoix, Deward, Ellsworth, Flint, Gaylord, Honor, Midland, Petoskey, and Traverse City, Michigan. Lumber companies well documented in the collection include: Stephan’s Lumber Company, Waters, Michigan, and Yuill Bros. Lumber Company, Vanderbilt (Mich.). Two negatives of an unidentified railroad depot and an inventory to the slides completes the collection.

Michigan is abbreviated “Mich.” in the box and folder listing.

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • Conn, Charles.
    • Ann Arbor Railroad Company.
    • Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad Company.
    • Detroit and Mackinac Railroad Company.
    • Michigan Central Railroad Company.
    • Pere Marquette Railroad Company.
    • Stephen's Lumber Company (Waters, Mich.)
    • Yuill Brothers Lumber Company (Vanderbilt, Mich.)
    • Railroads--Michigan.
    • Railroad stations--Michigan.
    • Railroad companies--Michigan.
    • Logging--Michigan.
    • Lumber camps--Michigan.
    • Charlevoix (Mich.)--History.
    • Deward (Mich.)--History.
    • Ellsworth (Mich.)--History.
    • Flint (Mich.)--History.
    • Gaylord (Mich.)--History.
    • Honor (Mich.)--History.
    • Petoskey (Mich.)--History.
    • Traverse City (Mich.)--History.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
     
    Charles Conn Slide collection. [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    Inventory List, 2002
    Box   1 F   2
    Negatives (2) of a Railroad Station, undated
    Box   2 F   1
    Slide Box #1, Railroad Companies [may include some slides of towns and people, but mostly of railroads], Ann Arbor Railroad Company (8 slide containers), undated
    Box   2 F   2
    Slide Box #1, Railroad Companies [may include some slides of towns and people, but mostly of railroads], Au Sable and North Western Railroad Company, undated
    Box   2 F   3
    Slide Box #1, Railroad Companies [may include some slides of towns and people, but mostly of railroads], Boyne City, Gaylord, and Alpena Railroad Company (4 slide containers), undated
    Box   2 F   4
    Slide Box #1, Railroad Companies [may include some slides of towns and people, but mostly of railroads], Detroit and Charlevoix Railroad Company (2 slide containers), undated
    Box   2 F   5
    Slide Box #1, Railroad Companies [may include some slides of towns and people, but mostly of railroads], Detroit and Mackinac Railroad Company and Metz (Mich.), undated
    Box   3 F   1
    Slide Box #2, Railroad Companies [may include some slides of towns and people, but mostly of railroads], Detroit and Mackinac Railroad Company, [General] (4 slide containers), undated
    Box   3 F   2
    Slide Box #2, Railroad Companies [may include some slides of towns and people, but mostly of railroads], East Jordan and Southern Railroad Company, and East Jordan (Mich.) (3 slide containers), undated
    Box   3 F   3
    Slide Box #2, Railroad Companies [may include some slides of towns and people, but mostly of railroads], Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad Company (7 slide containers), undated
    Box   3 F   4
    Slide Box #2, Railroad Companies [may include some slides of towns and people, but mostly of railroads], Grand Trunk West Railroad Company (3 slide containers), undated
    Box   3 F   5
    Slide Box #2, Railroad Companies [may include some slides of towns and people, but mostly of railroads], Hemlock Central (Shay) Railroad Company, undated
    Box   3 F   6
    Slide Box #2, Railroad Companies [may include some slides of towns and people, but mostly of railroads], Manistee and Grand Rapids Railroad Company (2 slide containers), undated
    Box   4 F   1
    Slide Box #3, Railroad Companies [may include some slides of towns and people, but mostly of railroads], Manistee and Grand Rapids Railroad Company (4 slide containers), undated
    Box   4 F   2
    Slide Box #3, Railroad Companies [may include some slides of towns and people, but mostly of railroads], Michigan Central Railroad Company, Bung Town and Wolverine (Mich.), undated
    Box   4 F   3
    Slide Box #3, Railroad Companies [may include some slides of towns and people, but mostly of railroads], Michigan Central Railroad Company, Frederic and Grayling (Mich.), undated
    Box   4 F   4
    Slide Box #3, Railroad Companies [may include some slides of towns and people, but mostly of railroads], Michigan Central Railroad Company, Gaylord (Mich.), undated
    Box   4 F   5
    Slide Box #3, Railroad Companies [may include some slides of towns and people, but mostly of railroads], Michigan Central Railroad Company, Johannesburg (Mich.) (2 slide containers), undated
    Box   4 F   6
    Slide Box #3, Railroad Companies [may include some slides of towns and people, but mostly of railroads], Michigan Central Railroad Company, Lewiston (Mich.) (2 slide containers), undated
    Box   4 F   7
    Slide Box #3, Railroad Companies [may include some slides of towns and people, but mostly of railroads], Michigan Central Railroad Company, Waters (Mich.), undated
    Box   4 F   8
    Slide Box #3, Railroad Companies [may include some slides of towns and people, but mostly of railroads], Michigan Central Railroad Company, Wolverine (Mich.), undated
    Box   4 F   9
    Slide Box #3, Railroad Companies [may include some slides of towns and people, but mostly of railroads], Michigan Central Railroad Company, [General] (7 slide containers), undated
    Box   5 F   1
    Slide Box #4, Railroad Companies [may include some slides of towns and people, but mostly of railroads], Pere Marquette Railroad Company (20 slide containers), undated
    Box   6 F   1
    Slide Box #5, Railroad Companies [may include some slides of towns and people, but mostly of railroads], Pere Marquette Railroad Company (1 slide container), undated
    Box   6 F   2
    Slide Box #5, Railroad Companies [may include some slides of towns and people, but mostly of railroads], TWN Railroad Company, and Kalkaska (Mich.), undated
    Box   6 F   3
    Slide Box #5, Railroad Companies [may include some slides of towns and people, but mostly of railroads], TWN Railroad Company, and Kalkaska and Marion (Mich.), etc., undated
    Box   6 F   3
    Slide Box #5, Railroad Companies [may include some slides of towns and people, but mostly of railroads], Railroad Companies, alphabetically, A-C, undated
    Box   6 F   4
    Slide Box #5, Railroad Companies [may include some slides of towns and people, but mostly of railroads], Railroad Companies, alphabetically, D-L, undated
    Box   6 F   5
    Slide Box #5, Railroad Companies [may include some slides of towns and people, but mostly of railroads], Railroad Companies, alphabetically, M-Z, undated
    Box   6 F   6
    Slide Box #5, Towns, [may include some railroad slides, but mostly of towns and people, Charlevoix (Mich.) (5 slide containers), undated
    Box   6 F   7
    Slide Box #5, Towns, [may include some railroad slides, but mostly of towns and people, Deward (Mich.) (4 slide containers), undated
    Box   6 F   8
    Slide Box #5, Towns, [may include some railroad slides, but mostly of towns and people, Ellsworth and Empire (Mich.), undated
    Box   6 F   9
    Slide Box #5, Towns, [may include some railroad slides, but mostly of towns and people, Flint (Mich.), undated
    Box   6 F   10
    Slide Box #5, Towns, [may include some railroad slides, but mostly of towns and people, Gaylord (Mich.) (3 slide containers), undated
    Box   7 F   1
    Slide Box #6, Towns, [may include some railroad slides, but mostly of towns and people, Honor (Mich.) (4 slide containers), undated
    Box   7 F   2
    Slide Box #6, Towns, [may include some railroad slides, but mostly of towns and people, Midland (Mich.), undated
    Box   7 F   2
    Slide Box #6, Towns, [may include some railroad slides, but mostly of towns and people, Petoskey (Mich.) and some Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad Company (3 slide containers), undated
    Box   7 F   2
    Slide Box #6, Towns, [may include some railroad slides, but mostly of towns and people, Petoskey (Mich.) and some Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad Company (3 slide containers), undated
    Box   7 F   3
    Slide Box #6, Towns, [may include some railroad slides, but mostly of towns and people, Traverse City (Mich.), undated
    Box   7 F   4
    Slide Box #6, Towns, [may include some railroad slides, but mostly of towns and people, Towns, alphabetically by name, and Upper Peninsula, undated
    Box   7 F   5
    Slide Box #6, Subjects, Advertisements, Agricultural Train, Depots, and Engines, undated
    Box   7 F   6
    Slide Box #6, Subjects, Engines (cont.), Miscellaneous, undated
    Box   7 F   7
    Slide Box #6, Subjects, Miscellaneous, Ships, Boats, undated
    Box   7 F   8
    Slide Box #6, Subjects, Logging Camps, Alphabetically by Name, Miscellaneous, undated
    Box   7 F   9
    Slide Box #6, Subjects, Logging Camps, Alphabetically by Name, [General] (3 slide containers), undated
    Box   7 F   10
    Slide Box #6, Subjects, Logging Camps, Stephan’s Lumber Company Railroad, Waters (Mich.), undated
    Box   7 F   10
    Slide Box #6, Subjects, Logging Camps, Stephan’s Lumber Company Railroad, Waters (Mich.) and Ships, undated
    Box   7 F   10
    Slide Box #6, Subjects, Logging Camps, Yuill Brothers Lumber Company Railroad, Vanderbilt (Mich.), undated