The collection includes: County Binders (28 cubic ft.); a Permit List (.25 cubic ft.); Permits, 1927-1988 (6 cubic ft.); Photographs, including seven Oversized Photographs, 1909,1974, undated (Approx. 6 cubic ft.); Subject Files, 1925-1982, undated (.25 cubic ft.); Reports, 1950s, 1970-1974, undated (.25 cubic ft.); Michigan. Dept. of Conservation. Geo. Survey Development Materials, 1912, 1932 (.25 cubic ft.); Negatives, ca. 1930-1985, undated (5.5 cubic ft.); and Slides, mostly unidentified and undated (Approx. 1 cubic ft. in 3 slide boxes).
Also included are musty and moldy Photographs and Negatives, 1951, 1982, undated (1 cubic ft.). [These materials need to be fumigated and are housed separately to avoid contaminating the rest of the collection. They should be used with care by researchers.]
The County Binders include drilling reports for section of townships in various counties. They include date, name of drilling company, location of drilling, types of layers the company drilled through, types of minerals, oil, and other materials found, depths at which materials were found, and thickness of the material found, as well as other information. The County Binders are filed in alphabetical order by the name of the county, and then by township name within each county.
Copies of MOGN News and the 60th Anniversary Photo Review are available in the CMU libraries.