The collection consists of scans and CDs of postcards and photographs of the Society. The originals are housed at Harbor Spring History Museum. These are scans and CDs of the original collection, which was loaned temporarily to the Clarke for preservation copying in 2011. The scanned collection in the Clarke is organized by the Society’s accession numbers, 1990-2011. The collection, 1877, 1985, mostly undated, includes images of people, animals, and buildings, mostly in Harbor Springs, Michigan, and the surrounding area, Little Traverse Bay, Petoskey, Lapeer, Mancelona, and Albion College. Images also include lighthouses, hotels, the Indian school in Harbor Springs, churches, train station, steamers, beach and scenic scenes, and birds-eye-views. Scans are housed in Box 1 (.5 cubic foot). Box 2 (.25 cubic foot) consists of seven CDs; six CDs which are user copies of the scanned images, and one is of the inventory spreadsheet, which describes the collection in more detail.
Preservation Note: For preservation purposes, as per Clarke policy of March 25, 2011, six CDs of the scanned images and one of the inventory spreadsheet (Duplicates of Box 2) are housed in the Clarke’s vault. Researchers are not allowed access to the preservation copies stored in the vault.
Copyright Note: As per the 2011 agreement between the Society and the Clarke…“The Clarke Library retains the right to make copies of the scans or prints made from the scans available to researchers for their personal use. Al scans or pictures…must be attributed to the Harbor Springs Historical Museum. All requests for publication or other public use, other than by the Clarke Itself, will be directed to the Harbor Springs Area Historical Society, which retains authority over such projects.”