Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for
Harbor Springs History Museum (Michigan) Scans and CDs of Photographic collection

Finding aid created by
Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: Harbor Springs History Museum (Michigan) Scans and CDs of Photographic collection,
Creator: Harbor Springs History Museum (Mich.)
Inclusive dates: 2011
Extent: .75 cubic feet (in 2 boxes)
The collection includes scanned printoffs and CDs created in 2011 of a Harbor Springs, Michigan, area photographic collection, 1877, 2011, and undated.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Acc# 73011

Access Restrictions:

Harbor Springs History Museum (Michigan) Scans and CDs of Photographic collection is open for research.


Copyright is unknown.

Preferred Citation:

Harbor Springs History Museum (Michigan) Scans and CDs of Photographic collection, Folder # , Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University.


Arrangement is numerical.



The Harbor Springs History Museum is the “home to the Harbor Springs Area Historical Society, it also features exhibits documenting the unique history of this area.” The Harbor Springs Area Historical Society was founded in 1990 by a group concerned about preserving the area’s history. As its mission, the Society “connects learning about the past with appreciating the present by preserving our histories and traditions thereby deepening our shared connection to this special place.” (This information is from the Harbor Spring History Museum website accessed in August 2011.)

Collection Scope and Content Note

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.”

Subject Terms

    • Harbor Springs History Museum (Mich.)
    • Harbor Springs Area Historical Society (Mich.)
    • Albion College
    • Manitour (Steamboat)
    • Steamboats--United States--History.
    • Harbor Springs (Mich.)--History.
    • Little Traverse Bay (Mich.)--History.
    • Petoskey (Mich.)--History.
    • Lapeer (Mich.)--History.
    • Mancelona (Mich.)--History.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
    Harbor Springs History Museum (Michigan) Scans and CDs of Photographic collection. [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    Inventory Spreadsheet, 2011
    Box   1 F   2
    Scanned Prints, Accession Number, 1990-1991, 2011
    Box   1 F   3
    Scanned Prints, Accession Number, 1992-1993, 2011
    Box   1 F   4
    Scanned Prints, Accession Number, 1994, 2011
    Box   1 F   5
    Scanned Prints, Accession Number, 1995, 2011
    Box   1 F   6
    Scanned Prints, Accession Number, 1996, 2011
    Box   1 F   7
    Scanned Prints, Accession Number, 1998-1999, 2011
    Box   1 F   8
    Scanned Prints, Accession Number, 2007, 2011
    Box   1 F   9
    Scanned Prints, Accession Number, 2009, 2011
    Box   1 F   10
    Scanned Prints, Accession Number, 2011, 2011
    Box   2 F   1
    Inventory Spreadsheet (CD), 2011
    Box   2 F   2
    Scans, Accession Number, 1990-1993 (CDs, 2), 2011
    Box   2 F   3
    Scans, Accession Number, 1994-1996 (CDs, 2), 2011
    Box   2 F   4
    Scans, Accession Number, 1998-2011 (CDs, 2), 2011