Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for
Albert J. Dann Papers

Finding aid created by
KYle Garver, Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: Albert J. Dann Papers
Creator: Dann, Albert J.
Inclusive dates: 1909-1919
Extent: 1 cubic foot (in 2 boxes)
Abstract:
Business correspondence, political advertising, and letters of Albert J. Dann.

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:

Albert J. Dann Papers are open for research.

Copyright:

Copyright is unknown.

Preferred Citation:

Albert J. Dann Papers, # , Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University


Arrangement

The papers are organized alphabetically and chronologically.


History

Biography:

Albert J. Dann (died 1919) was the editor and publisher of the Lake Odessa Wave, a newspaper. He was also the owner of a printing and publishing company named for himself in Lake Odessa (Mich.). Dann’s company published the Lake Odessa Wave, 1910-1925 and 1943- 949. No further information is available on Dann. The Clarke Historical Library has scattered issues of the newspaper, its predecessor, and what it merged into. (The Lake Odessa Wave, The Lake Odessa Times, and The Lake Odessa Wave-Times, respectively)


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection consists mainly of Dann’s business correspondence concerning advertisements for his newspaper, printing jobs, bills, receipts for his equipment, and supplies purchased. There is one official ballot for a Lake Odessa election in 1918 and political advertising, 1918-1919. Of special note are 32 letters from various Michigan soldiers of the American Expeditionary Forces in France, during World War I, describing the countryside and conditions after the armistice. These letters were published in the Lake Odessa Wave.

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • Dann, Albert J.
    • United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces--History.
    • Printers--Michigan--Ionia County.
    • Printers--Michigan--Lake Odessa.
    • Newspaper publishing--Michigan--Ionia County.
    • Newspaper publishing--Michigan--Lake Odessa.
    • Lake Odessa (Mich.)--History.
    • Ionia County (Mich.)--History.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
     
    Albert J. Dann Papers. [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    Business Correspondence, 1909
    Box   1 F   2
    Business Correspondence, 1915
    Box   1 F   3
    Business Correspondence, 1916
    Box   1 F   4
    Business Correspondence, January-February 1917
    Box   1 F   5
    Business Correspondence, September 1917
    Box   1 F   6
    Business Correspondence, October 1917
    Box   1 F   7
    Business Correspondence, November 1917
    Box   1 F   8
    Business Correspondence, December 1917
    Box   1 F   9
    Business Correspondence (Folders 1 of 12), January-December 1918
    Box   1 F   10
    Business Correspondence (Folders 2 of 12), January-December 1918
    Box   1 F   11
    Business Correspondence (Folders 3 of 12), January-December 1918
    Box   1 F   12
    Business Correspondence (Folders 4 of 12), January-December 1918
    Box   1 F   13
    Business Correspondence (Folders 5 of 12), January-December 1918
    Box   1 F   14
    Business Correspondence (Folders 6 of 12), January-December 1918
    Box   1 F   15
    Business Correspondence (Folders 7 of 12), January-December 1918
    Box   1 F   16
    Business Correspondence (Folders 8 of 12), January-December 1918
    Box   1 F   17
    Business Correspondence (Folders 9 of 12), January- December 1918
    Box   1 F   18
    Business Correspondence (Folders 10 of 12), January-December 1918
    Box   1 F   19
    Business Correspondence (Folders 11 of 12), January-December 1918
    Box   1 F   20
    Business Correspondence (Folders 12 of 12), January-December 1918
    Box   2 F   1
    Business Correspondence (Folders 1 of 9), January-September 1919
    Box   2 F   2
    Business Correspondence (Folders 2 of 9), January-September 1919
    Box   2 F   3
    Business Correspondence (Folders 3 of 9), January-September 1919
    Box   2 F   4
    Business Correspondence (Folders 4 of 9), January-September 1919
    Box   2 F   5
    Business Correspondence (Folders 5 of 9), January-September 1919
    Box   2 F   6
    Business Correspondence (Folders 6 of 9), January-September 1919
    Box   2 F   7
    Business Correspondence (Folders 7 of 9), January-September 1919
    Box   2 F   8
    Business Correspondence (Folders 8 of 9), January-September 1919
    Box   2 F   9
    Business Correspondence (Folders 9 of 9), January-September 1919
    Box   2 F   10
    Business Correspondence (Folders 1 of 2), undated
    Box   2 F   11
    Business Correspondence (Folders 2 of 2), undated
    Box   2 F   12
    Official Ballot, Lake Odessa; Political Advertising, 1918; 1918-1919
    Box   2 F   13
    World War I Letters (Publisher in The Lake Odessa Wave), 1918