Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for
Guy W. Hart Papers

Finding aid created by
Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: Guy W. Hart Papers,
Creator: Hart, Guy W.
Inclusive dates: 1930, 2005, and undated
Extent: .5 cubic feet (in 1 box)
The papers include correspondence about Hart's printing business, biographical materials, and newspaper clippings and photographs about people in Lake Odessa, Michigan.

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# none

Access Restrictions:

Guy W. Hart Papers are open for research.


Copyright is unknown.

Preferred Citation:

Guy W. Hart Papers, Folder # , Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University


Arrangement is alphabetical and chronological.



Guy W. Hart was born in 1873, the son of William S. Hart, a physician, and his wife, Cornelia. Guy had two siblings, Herbert (1875- ) and Irene (1879- ). In 1880 the Hart family lived in Onondaga, Ingham County, Michigan. Guy and Herbert lived in Lake Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan, by 1900. Guy was a printer and Herbert a druggist/grocer. He operated a printing office by 1920 and owned his own shop, Hart Printing, by 1930. Also in 1930, his divorced sister, Irene lived with him. Hart died in 1953. (This information is from the collection.)

Collection Scope and Content Note

The papers mostly consist mostly of correspondence about Hart’s printing business and examples of his printing work. Also included (1 folder each) are: Biographical Materials (copies), Photographs, undated, and Newspaper Clippings (copies) about Lake Odessa People, 1930s-1950s.

Subject Terms

    • Hart, Guy W.
    • Printers--Michigan--Ionia County.
    • Printers--Michigan--Lake Odessa.
    • Ionia County (Mich.)--History.
    • Lake Odessa (Mich.)--History.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
    Guy W. Hart Papers. [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    Biographical Materials (copies), 1940?, 2005
    Box   1 F   2
    Correspondence, 1943-1945
    Box   1 F   3
    Correspondence, 1946
    Box   1 F   4
    Correspondence, 1947-1948
    Box   1 F   5
    Correspondence, 1949-1953
    Box   1 F   6
    Correspondence, undated
    Box   1 F   7
    Newspaper Clippings (copies) about Lake Odessa People, 1930s-1950s
    Box   1 F   8
    Photographs [Unidentified, likely family members], undated
    Box   1 F   9
    Printing, Examples, 1940s
    Box   1 F   10
    Printing, Examples, 1940s-1950s
    Box   2 F   1
    Reflections on Early Days in Lake Odessa (three newspaper articles, copies), undated