The collection includes GLLKA’s Board of Directors’ Meeting Minutes, Lists of members, Annual and other Financial Reports; Correspondence, including general correspondence, correspondence re: the St. Helena Light Station, Books-In-Print, and various historical institutions; Subject Files, document the project grant for the oral histories, interview forms, information about persons who were interviewed, and the various publications and other endeavors of GLLKA. Actual interview cassette tapes are in two small boxes.
The 2007 addition (Boxes 10-15) is predominantly minutes, reference materials, plans, and subject Files for the National Lighthouse Museum proposal. Oversized materials include various Michigan House of Representatives Concurrent Resolutions, 1995, drawings of Great Lakes Lighthouses and their locations that GLLKA has created and distributed, and the Ninth Law of Congress, an Act to Establish and for the Support of Lighthouses, Beacons, Buoys, and Public Piers, approved in 1789 (20th c. copy and transcription). Scrapbooks, 1943, 1999 (3 cubic ft.), a video, pin, and bumper sticker complete the collection.
The 2008 addition (Boxes 17-21 and Oversized folders #5-6) consists mainly of GLLKA general materials, notebooks; Great Lakes Lighthouse Museum, Board of Directors and Committees Meeting Minutes, 1997-1998 (Scattered), Newspaper Clippings (copies), and other reference materials, and St. Helena Lighthouse Restoration Project Materials and Photographs. Box#21 (slide box) consists of colored slides, 1997-1998, arranged alphabetically by topic.
Abbreviations used in the collection are reproduced in the box and folder listing.
The collection is ongoing.
Copies of GLLKA’s publications are available in the Clarke Historical Library.