Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for
Michigan Consolidated Gas Company Collection

Finding aid created by
KYle Garver, Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: Michigan Consolidated Gas Company Collection
Creator: Michigan Consolidated Gas Company.
Inclusive dates: 1930-1955
Extent: 5.5 cubic ft. (in 11 boxes)
Abstract:
The following collection contains Michigan Circuit Court Case No. 4305, Michigan Consolidated Gas Company materials, Michigan Public Service Commission, D3430, Michigan Public Service Commission, Michigan Supreme Court Case No. 46228, and other related materials.

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
Email: clarke@cmich.edu
Website: http://clarke.cmich.edu


Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

no Acc#

Access Restrictions:

Michigan Consolidated Gas Company Collection is open for research.

Copyright:

Copyright is unknown.

Preferred Citation:

Michigan Consolidated Gas Company Collection, Folder # , Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University


Arrangement

The collection is organized chronologically within each of the series.


History

Organizational History:

In 1931, the city of Mount Pleasant, Michigan, signed a gas franchise contract with the Gas Corporation of Michigan, which was eventually succeeded by Michigan Consumers Gas Company (MCGC). In 1948, MCGC decided to raise rates for gas. The city of Mount Pleasant protested and took the company to court at the circuit and state Supreme Court levels.

The collection was probably collected by Walter S. Ryder to document the history of the case for his classes or own interests. Ryder (1892-1956) was a minister, professor of history and social science at Macalester College (St. Paul, Minnesota), and professor of economics at Central Michigan University, 1942-1956. His papers are also housed at the Clarke Historical Library.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of five series:

Michigan Circuit Court (Isabella County), Case No. 4305-transcripts, proceedings, and exhibits, 1948-1952;

MCGC-hearing papers, service rates, correspondence, map of service, and exhibits on Gas Franchise, 1930s-1953;

Michigan Public Service Commission, D3430-evidence, transcripts, petitions, hearing papers, reports, proceedings, applications and authorities to modify gas rates, briefs, testimonies, etc., 1930s-1955;

Michigan Supreme Court, Case No. 46,228-exhibits, papers, brief, notices, records and resolution, 1930s-1954; and

Related materials, mostly correspondence, 1948-1953.

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • Ryder, Walter S. (Walter Scott)
    • Michigan Consolidated Gas Company.
    • Michigan. Circuit Court (Isabella County)
    • Michigan. Supreme Court.
    • Michigan. Public Service Commission.
    • Gas industry--Michigan--Mount Pleasant.
    • Natural gas--United States--Rates.
    • Mount Pleasant (Mich.)--History.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
     
    Michigan Consolidated Gas Company Collection. [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    Michigan Circuit Court (Isabella County), Case No. 4305: 1948, proceedings, August 16, 17, and 18, 1948 (folder 1 of 2), August 16, 17, and 18, 1948
    Box   1 F   2
    Michigan Circuit Court (Isabella County), Case No. 4305: 1948, Proceedings, August 16, 17, and 18, 1948 (folder 2 of 2), August 16, 17, and 18, 1948
    Box   1 F   3
    Michigan Circuit Court (Isabella County), Case No. 4305: 1948, Transcripts of Proceedings, April 2, 1948
    Box   1 F   4
    Michigan Circuit Court (Isabella County), Case No. 4305: 1948, Transcripts of Proceedings, July 15, 1948
    Box   1 F   5
    Michigan Circuit Court (Isabella County), Case No. 4305: 1949, Proceedings, 1949
    Box   1 F   6
    Michigan Circuit Court (Isabella County), Case No. 4305: 1949, Transcript of Shorthand notes, May 27, 1949
    Box   1 F   7
    Michigan Circuit Court (Isabella County), Case No. 4305: 1952, Exhibits in Support of Dismissal, Volume I, 1951
    Box   1 F   8
    Michigan Circuit Court (Isabella County), Case No. 4305: 1952, Exhibits Supporting Motion to Dismiss, Volume II, (folder #1 of 6 folders), 1952
    Box   2 F   1
    Michigan Circuit Court (Isabella County), Case No. 4305: 1952, Exhibits Supporting Motion to Dismiss, Volume II, (folders #2 of 6 folders), 1952
    Box   2 F   2
    Michigan Circuit Court (Isabella County), Case No. 4305: 1952, Exhibits Supporting Motion to Dismiss, Volume II, (folders #3 of 6 folders), 1952
    Box   2 F   3
    Michigan Circuit Court (Isabella County), Case No. 4305: 1952, Exhibits Supporting Motion to Dismiss, Volume II, (folders #4 of 6 folders), 1952
    Box   2 F   4
    Michigan Circuit Court (Isabella County), Case No. 4305: 1952, Exhibits Supporting Motion to Dismiss, Volume II, (folders #5 of 6 folders), 1952
    Box   2 F   5
    Michigan Circuit Court (Isabella County), Case No. 4305: 1952, Exhibits Supporting Motion to Dismiss, Volume II, (folders #6 of 6 folders), 1952
    Box   2 F   6
    Michigan Circuit Court (Isabella County), Case No. 4305: 1952, Proceedings, 1952
    Box   3 F   1
    Michigan Consolidated Gas Company (MCGC): 1930s- 1940s, Gas Franchise, Exhibits, #1-23, 1931-1949
    Box   3 F   2
    Michigan Consolidated Gas Company (MCGC): 1930s- 1940s, Gas Franchise, Exhibits, #2-15, 1930-1937,
    Box   3 F   3
    Michigan Consolidated Gas Company (MCGC): 1930s-1940s, Gas Franchise, Exhibits, #16-23, 1939-1949
    Box   3 F   4
    Michigan Consolidated Gas Company (MCGC): 1952, Exhibit #1 (folder 1 of 2), 1952
    Box   3 F   5
    Michigan Consolidated Gas Company (MCGC): 1952, Exhibit #1 (folder 2 of 2), 1952
    Box   3 F   6
    Michigan Consolidated Gas Company (MCGC): 1952, Exhibit (folders #1 of 4 folders) 1952
    Box   3 F   7
    Michigan Consolidated Gas Company (MCGC): 1952, Exhibits (folder #2 of 4 folders), 1952
    Box   4 F   1
    Michigan Consolidated Gas Company (MCGC): 1952, Exhibits (folder #3 of 4 folders), 1952
    Box   4 F   2
    Michigan Consolidated Gas Company (MCGC): 1952, Exhibits (folder #4 of 4 folders), 1952
    Box   4 F   3
    Michigan Consolidated Gas Company (MCGC): 1952, Gas Rate Hearing Papers, 1952
    Box   4 F   4
    Michigan Consolidated Gas Company (MCGC): 1953, Service Rates, Correspondence and Map of Service, 1953
    Box   4 F   5
    Michigan Public Service Commission, D3430 (MPSC): 1930s-1940s, Evidence in Gas Case, 1935-1948
    Box   4 F   6
    Michigan Public Service Commission, D3430 (MPSC): 1930s-1940s, Files, Newspaper files, City Commission official Proceedings, City's Official Files, 1931-1948
    Box   4 F   7
    Michigan Public Service Commission, D3430 (MPSC): 1930s-1940s, Financial Evidence (correspondence, rate increases, exhibit materials), 1939-1951
    Box   4 F   8
    Michigan Public Service Commission, D3430 (MPSC): Petition and Hearings, Evidence, 1948
    Box   4 F   9
    Michigan Public Service Commission, D3430 (MPSC): Transcripts, 1942
    Box   5 F   1
    Michigan Public Service Commission, D3430 (MPSC): 1952, Authority to Modify Gas Rates, Correspondence, notes, September 22, 1952
    Box   5 F   2
    Michigan Public Service Commission, D3430 (MPSC): 1952, Financial Evidence, Exhibit Materials, 1952-1953
    Box   5 F   3
    Michigan Public Service Commission, D3430 (MPSC): Proceedings against Gas Company, February 27, 1952
    Box   5 F   4
    Michigan Public Service Commission, D3430 (MPSC): Proceedings against Gas Company, September 19, 1952- February 16, 1953
    Box   5 F   5
    Michigan Public Service Commission, D3430 (MPSC): Report of Audit, May 2, 1952
    Box   5 F   6
    Michigan Public Service Commission, D3430 (MPSC): Transcripts, January 22, 1952
    Box   5 F   7
    Michigan Public Service Commission, D3430 (MPSC): Transcripts, January 23, 1952
    Box   5 F   8
    Michigan Public Service Commission, D3430 (MPSC): Transcripts, January 24, 1952
    Box   5 F   9
    Michigan Public Service Commission, D3430 (MPSC): Transcripts, January 25, 1952
    Box   5 F   10
    Michigan Public Service Commission, D3430 (MPSC): Transcripts, March 1952
    Box   6 F   1
    Michigan Public Service Commission, D3430 (MPSC): Transcripts, May 5, 1952
    Box   6 F   2
    Michigan Public Service Commission, D3430 (MPSC): Transcripts, May 8, 1952
    Box   6 F   3
    Michigan Public Service Commission, D3430 (MPSC): Transcripts, May 9 1952
    Box   6 F   4
    Michigan Public Service Commission, D3430 (MPSC): Transcripts, May 12, 1952
    Box   6 F   5
    Michigan Public Service Commission, D3430 (MPSC): Transcripts,(folder 1 of 4) May 13-14, 1952, October 7, 15, 17, 1915
    Box   6 F   6
    Michigan Public Service Commission, D3430 (MPSC): Transcripts,(folder 2 of 4) May 13-14, 1952, October 7, 15, 17, 1915
    Box   6 F   7
    Michigan Public Service Commission, D3430 (MPSC): Transcripts,(folder 3 of 4) May 13-14, 1952, October 7, 15, 17, 1915
    Box   6 F   8
    Michigan Public Service Commission, D3430 (MPSC): Transcripts,(folder 4 of 4) May 13-14, 1952, October 7, 15, 17, 1915
    Box   7 F   1
    Michigan Public Service Commission, D3430 (MPSC): 1953, Application of MCGC for authority to modify rates and charges, 1953
    Box   7 F   2
    Michigan Public Service Commission, D3430 (MPSC): Authorities to modify gas rates, proceedings and testimony, August 19, 1953, September 28, 1953
    Box   7 F   3
    Michigan Public Service Commission, D3430 (MPSC): Authorities to modify gas rates, proceedings and testimony, October 27, 1953
    Box   7 F   4
    Michigan Public Service Commission, D3430 (MPSC): Authorities to modify gas rates, proceedings and testimony, October 30, 1953, November 3, 1953
    Box   7 F   5
    Michigan Public Service Commission, D3430 (MPSC): Authorities to modify gas rates, proceedings and testimony, November 24, 1953
    Box   7 F   6
    Michigan Public Service Commission, D3430 (MPSC): Authorities to modify gas rates, proceedings and testimony, December 3, 1953
    Box   7 F   7
    Michigan Public Service Commission, D3430 (MPSC): Authorities to modify gas rates, proceedings and testimony, December 4, 1953
    Box   8 F   1
    Michigan Public Service Commission, D3430 (MPSC): Brief, 1953
    Box   8 F   2
    Michigan Public Service Commission, D3430 (MPSC): Hearing Testimonies, 1953
    Box   8 F   3
    Michigan Public Service Commission, D3430 (MPSC): Petitions, 1952-September 1953
    Box   8 F   4
    Michigan Public Service Commission, D3430 (MPSC): Transcript, September 28, 1953
    Box   8 F   5
    Michigan Public Service Commission, D3430 (MPSC): Transcript of Hearing, (Exhibit#s 1-8) January 8, 1953
    Box   8 F   6
    Michigan Public Service Commission, D3430 (MPSC): 1954, Brief, (folder 1 of 2), 1954
    Box   8 F   7
    Michigan Public Service Commission, D3430 (MPSC): 1954, Brief, (folder 2 of 2), 1954
    Box   8 F   8
    Michigan Public Service Commission, D3430 (MPSC): 1954, City of Mount Pleasant Law Brief, January 12, 1954
    Box   8 F   9
    Michigan Public Service Commission, D3430 (MPSC): 1954, Opinion and Order, 1954
    Box   8 F   10
    Michigan Public Service Commission, D3430 (MPSC): 1954, Opinion and Order, April 9, 1954
    Box   9 F   1
    Michigan Public Service Commission, D3430 (MPSC): 1955, Authorities to modify gas rates, proceedings and testimony, February 16, 1955
    Box   9 F   2
    Michigan Public Service Commission, D3430 (MPSC): 1955, Authorities to modify gas rates, proceedings and testimony, February 17, 1955
    Box   9 F   3
    Michigan Public Service Commission, D3430 (MPSC): 1955, Authorities to modify gas rates, proceeding and testimony, February 18, 1955
    Box   9 F   4
    Michigan Public Service Commission, D3430 (MPSC): Transcript, March 24, 1955
    Box   9 F   5
    Michigan Supreme Court, Case No. 46,228: 1930s, City Gas Case Exhibits, 1934-1953
    Box   9 F   6
    Michigan Supreme Court, Case No. 46,228: 1949, Decision (and Decree), 1949
    Box   9 F   7
    Michigan Supreme Court, Case No. 46,228: 1952-1953, Papers, 1952-1953
    Box   9 F   8
    Michigan Supreme Court, Case No. 46,228: 1952-1953, Brief for City of Mount Pleasant, 1953
    Box   10 F   1
    Michigan Supreme Court, Case No. 46,228: 1952-1953, City Gas Case, Exhibits #1-19, January 1953
    Box   10 F   2
    Michigan Supreme Court, Case No. 46,228: 1952-1953, City Gas Case, Exhibit #20, April, 1953
    Box   10 F   3
    Michigan Supreme Court, Case No. 46,228: 1954, Notice of Hearing, 1954
    Box   10 F   4
    Michigan Supreme Court, Case No. 46,228: 1954, Record on Appeal, 1954
    Box   10 F   5
    Michigan Supreme Court, Case No. 46,228: 1954, Resolution, 1954
    Box   11 F   1
    Related Materials: Correspondence to Walter S. Ryder, 1953
    Box   11 F   2
    Related Materials: Department Schedules, Junior Engineer Training Program 1953
    Box   11 F   3
    Related Materials: History of Panhandle Eastern Pipeline Company Service,  1953
    Box   11 F   4
    Related Materials: Letters of Correspondence, Transcripts, and Exhibits, 1948-1949
    Box   11 F   5
    Related Materials: Letter of Correspondence, 1949-1951
    Box   11 F   6
    Related Materials: Letters of Correspondence and Transcriptions, 1952
    Box   11 F   7
    Related Materials: Letters of Correspondence, 1952-1953
    Box   11 F   8
    Related Materials: Letters of Correspondence and Court Transcripts, 1952-1953
    Box   11 F   9
    Related Materials: Newspaper Clippings (Copies), 1948-1953
    Box   11 F   10
    Related Materials: Operation Statistical Division, Procedures, Foundation for Economic Education, 1953