All Series Level Scope and Content Notes
This is a Historical Collection of the company, not the complete business records of the company. The collection was preserved by Mr. Donald Godrey until it was donated to the Clarke. The collection is physically in good to excellent condition. A few fragile newspaper clippings were photocopied. The collection documents the history of Leonard Refineries in Alma, its mergers and changes, advertising, plants, fires, and people.
The collection consists of over 4,000 negatives and photographs; subject files; oversized volumes, including scrapbooks, photograph albums, and newspaper clippings; oversized advertising and photographs; and 2 copies of a CD of Leonard radio advertising songs, some dated 1959. The collection is organized by format and size, then by topic and date. Series include the following: Negatives (which vary in size, 20 boxes, 10 cubic ft.); Mixed Materials (1 box, .5 cubic ft.); Photographs (3 boxes, 1.5 cubic ft.); Papers, Subject Files, which includes a cassette tape, VHS tape, and booklets (3 boxes, 1.25 cubic ft.); and 35 Oversized Volumes, 3 Oversized Folders, and 2 CDs (approximately 20 cubic ft.). A more detailed inventory of the negatives in Boxes 1-20 follows the box and folder listing. Also included is a 16 mm color film of the 1968 Press on regardless National Rally organized by the Detroit Region Sports Car Club of America and sponsored by Leonard, which traveled from Alma to Gaylord and Grayling, Michigan, and back. A 2011 CD copy of the film is also included.