Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for
Kurt P. Oppermann Papers

Finding aid created by
Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: Kurt P. Oppermann Papers,
Creator: Oppermann, Kurt P.
Inclusive dates: 1887, 2007
Extent: 26 cubic ft. (in 34 boxes, 3 Oversized folders, 19 Oversized v.)
Abstract:
The collection includes the following series: Kurt P. Oppermann and family papers; Oppermann Fur Company records; collected materials on historic preservation, miscellaneous, Saginaw, Michigan history, and collected papers of others including Bude Volusin, Mabel C. (Scott) de Fere, Marion C. Weir, and Frank Selzer.

Call number: MSS.
Language: The material is in English and German
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
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Kurt P. Oppermann Papers

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Preferred Citation:

Kurt P. Oppermann Papers, Folder # , Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University


Arrangement

Arrangement is alphabetical and chronological.


History

Biography:

Kurt Peters Oppermann was born on November 24, 1898 in Saginaw, Michigan, the son of Antoinette “Netty” Peters (1870-by August 16, 1936) and Gustav F. Oppermann (February 6, 1863-June 13, 1932). Kurt was the third of seven children born to Netty and Gus after they married in 1891, including: Arthur “Art” Peters (born 1893); Helen “Letto” (born 1895); Kurt Peters (born 1898); Eugene “Jene” or “Gene” Peters (born 1900); Paul “Barney” Peters (born 1903); Robert “Bob” Peters (born 1906); and Peters “Pat” (born 1908). They lived in the family mansion at 130 North 6th Street in Saginaw.

Gustav was the eldest son of Frederick Oppermann, a German furrier who migrated to New York, Boston, and, finally, Saginaw by 1865, where he founded the Oppermann Fur Company. Frederick was born and trained as a furrier in Germany. He married Helene Nerreter and died in 1908.

Gustav studied music at the National Conservatory of Music and studied painting with Dr. Karl Kanzler. In 1891 he returned to Saginaw where he married Antoinette “Netty” Peters. They then moved to New York City where they lived for four years while Gustav worked for A. Jaeckel and Co., a fur company. In 1895, they returned to Saginaw and Gustav joined the family firm. Gustav’s sons, Art and Kurt, both worked in the business regularly. When Art and Kurt were in the service during World War I, Eugene worked at the company.

Netty was the eldest daughter of Anna (Seemann) Peters (1847-1917) and Charles H. Peters, of the Seemann and Peters newspaper business in Saginaw. Her siblings were: Edwin C. Peters, Mrs. Meta Peters Hedrich; Charles H. Peters; Mrs. H. B. Anderson; Joseph S. Peters; and Mrs. Alfred (Anneral) Itte. Correspondence between Netty and her parents and siblings demonstrates that they were a loving, close-knit family.

Kurt had a close relationship with his parents and siblings. He wrote his parents, particularly his mother every few days. His mother wrote to him at least monthly. Both Nettie and Helen “Letto” began letters to Kurt as Dear “Kurtibus” and Nettie also wrote to “My dear Kurtie boy,” or used the German “Kurtchen”. There is also one letter she wrote to Eugene which begins “Jenibus”…

Both Gus and Art played the violin and Kurt played the cello. The entire family enjoyed attending musical events. The Oppermanns were active in the Germania Society as well as musical organizations and orchestras in Saginaw.

Kurt’s correspondence with his parents began when he attended summer camp in 1914 at Torch Lake. He had fun there and sent typical letters home which were full of homesickness and a list of daily events. In 1916 he moved to Chicago and lived with his Aunt Anneral Itte, apparently his mother’s sister, who was having a very unhappy life with Kurt’s uncle, Al Itte. Kurt unknowingly moved in when things were getting terrible. Al had apparently sold Anneral’s engagement ring to pay off his debt without telling her. Kurt enjoyed attending musical events and taking cello lessons from Mr. Bruno Steindels, a recognized cellist, while in Chicago. After recovering from piles in June 1916, Kurt became a dedicated Christian Scientist. Later in his letters he invited his friends and family to consider his religious perspectives. At first, his beliefs were upsetting to his mother, but she shortly thereafter converted and became a Christian Scientist herself.

His parents were encouraged to consider sending him to college by Eugene C. Warriner, who was then the principal of Saginaw High School. Warriner was of course President of Central Michigan University, 1918-1939, after serving as in 1895 as principal of East Saginaw High School, and in 1899 the superintendent of the Saginaw school system, a position he served in for 18 years. Kurt graduated from Saginaw High School in 1915. A letter from Gus to Kurt in 1916 notes that Gus felt Kurt could have a successful career in either the fur business or playing the cello and left the decision of his future to Kurt. In October 1916, Kurt went to the University of Michigan (U of M) on a special high school and lyceum scholarship worth $200. At the U of M, Kurt joined Sinfonia House fraternity and the Symphonia Orchestra, attended football games, and took cello lessons from Marion C. Weir. In March 1917 Kurt heard Pablo Casals sing, which he enjoyed immensely. His first term classes are not listed or discussed in detail. In January 1918 he was briefly at Camp Custer. The following month he began his second term at UM taking: Sociology, German, Fine Arts, Rhetoric, Philosophy, Art and Culture 19th c. His fees: dues/room $39; board $47; breakfast $15; gym $2; RR$6; Books $8; Supplies $1; Reserve $8. or $125 total. He spent at least part of the summer in Ann Arbor taking lessons and classes.

On September 3, 1918 Kurt’s “number was up” (his words indicating that he was drafted) and he became a private in Company 1, Battalion 1, 160th D[epot] Brigade, the [U of M] Mechanics Division. He remained at Camp Custer from September 3, 1918 until January 8, 1919, when he was formally discharged as a corporal. The brothers wrote of their shared and similar experiences. Art was torn between wanting to serve his country and helping his parents, particularly his father with the fur business.

Kurt never returned to the U of M to finish his degree. In March 1919 his brother, Gene, attended the U of M. Kurt advised Gene to study first and join Sinfonia House later. By March 1919, Kurt worked at his father’s store in the furrier business.

From April through August 1920, Kurt worked in New York City for Mr. A. Jaeckel’s, a furrier firm for whom Frederick Oppermann had worked. Kurt hoped to work half-time and attend school half-time, but he never returned to school. The Oppermann Fur Co. bought a lot of furs from Jaeckel’s over the decades.

By the beginning of August 1921, Kurt worked full-time at the Oppermann Fur Company, located in buildings at 208-210-212 Lapeer Ave., Saginaw. He became a fur agent for the company working from April 1922 in Chicago, September 1925 in New York City, October 1925 in Chicago and New York. In May-June 1926 Kurt was in Massachusetts, and later that month in Philadelphia and New York. His 1927 business card announces him as “K. Oppermann fur dealer.”

Something happened with Art who was managing the Saginaw store. In surviving business correspondence to customers and companies (suppliers of furs and other goods), 1920-1925, notably in 1924, Kurt repeatedly wrote that the Oppermann Fur Co. did not have sufficient funds to pay their bills that month but hoped to next month, that paper work regarding furs, and the actual furs had been misplaced, etc. Clearly something was wrong. His siblings basically demanded that Kurt take over the business at that time due to Art’s mismanagement of the company. During the late 1930s finances in general worsened with the Great Depression. In letters to Kurt, all of his siblings, except Art, wrote that they held Art responsible for ruining the business and therefore all of their futures through mismanagement. Gene pushed Kurt by November 16, 1936 to push Art onto “the right track” to avoid the disgrace and destitution of the family and for Kurt to impose a system on the business to get it going. Kurt created daily reports of the business trying to keep the company solvent and changed the operation in ways he felt would be positive. However, by 1939 the company ceased to exist.

Kurt contracted pulmonary tuberculosis after he was assigned to care for men suffering with influenza at Camp Custer in late 1918. A letter from October 7, 1922 states that he definitely had tuberculosis. He had medical examinations in 1923 and 1924 and was hospitalized periodically during 1928 through 1930 in Castle Point, a Veterans Administration hospital in Beacon, New York. Many of his friends with whom he corresponded in the 1920s and 1930s also stayed periodically in the Castle Point due to tuberculosis or related illnesses. Kurt tried to get government recognition of his illness, but the government repeatedly turned him down, even when Representative Bird of Saginaw petitioned on his behalf in 1929. Later, in the 1930s his illness was finally officially recognized. Kurt’s friend, Ben Bartlett, wrote a note on Kurt’s behalf in which he said he had known Kurt all his life, served with him at Camp Custer, and knew that during the influenza epidemic Kurt had been ordered to care for sick men in a number of tents.

Another result of his having tuberculosis was the purchase of a 15-acre farm called Arrowhead in Tittabawassee Township by Kurt in August 1931. He later stated in a March 1937 letter to his brother Bob that he needed the farm’s good air, presumably for his lungs.

Either the veterans themselves or the hospital staff wrote to the public requesting pen pals for hospitalized veterans. Two letters Kurt received document this. One is dated May 20, 1929 and is from Isabella Burke of Buffalo, New York. She introduced herself to an unknown veteran, Kurt. The next letter is from Janie Carpenter of Victoria, Texas, dated May 29, 1929. She asked if he was the man who wrote to Pictorial Review and signed as “Top Sergeant.” Janie hoped her letters would “cheer the men up.”

Besides the numerous, mostly female, penpals who wrote him while hospitalized, Kurt also heard regularly from his male and female friends from Ann Arbor, Saginaw, and New York City, as well as his relatives. One of his pen pale, Mollie Jensen, wrote to Kurt via a friend due to her jealous, abusive husband, Norman. Mollie and Kurt wrote to each other from 1927 through 1929 when she finally divorced Norman. Molly was a friend of a woman named Christine who had apparently caused Kurt great heart ache about 1928. Kurt had eventually forgiven Christine, but clearly felt he had been wronged. Additional documentation on their relationship does not exist.

Kurt had many lady friends and penpals, but never married. Beginning in May 1920 Kurt had a relationship with a woman named Dorothy “Doree” [Anderson]. He wrote in a diary about it. Over June 21-22 he writes of “the wedding” and “her room”. He traveled to the AuSable River on July 2nd and on August 24th returned to New York City, which apparently ended the relationship. Kurt also had a penpal, Dorothy Miller, who was his girlfriend, although this was likely mostly a long-distance emotional affair, from 1921 through 1922. Kurt was also engaged to Mabel de Fere in January 1929. They never married. His opinions about the women and their relationships are known only from a few extant drafts of his correspondence to these women in the collection.

A number of Kurt’s female friends were Christian Scientists who had “C.S.” after their names on their stationery. They wrote largely about their faith and often included prayers and religious clippings with their correspondence. It is likely that some of these women were his religious mentors.

About 1931 Kurt’s friends mention the photographs he has taken and sent to them and how good they are. In 1929, Kurt ordered a camera. He was an amateur photographer. By April 22, 1931 Kurt won some type of artistic prize, possibly for photography.

In 1932, Gustav died. Friends wrote to Kurt, including Ben Bartlett, about how Gus had grounded so many people in music. It is clear the Gus loved music, was actively involved in music, and was an active proponent of music. In 1936 Kurt’s beloved mother, Nettie, died. She was remembered by Kurt’s friends as lovely and charming. Her estate was complicated because it involved the family mansion at 130 North Sixth Avenue, the Oppermann Fur Company business, the Joseph Seemann legacy, and Seemann and Peters publishing stock. Kurt bought his siblings’, Helen and Robert’s, shares of the mansion for $500 each. He and his brother, Eugene, then moved into the Oppermann mansion. Kurt lived there the rest of his life, renting one floor out as needed to tenants. Kurt also relinquished all business in the Oppermann Fur Company to his brother, Arthur P. Oppermann.

Kurt continued to play the cello throughout his life. He was invited to join the International House String Quartet in June 1928. In 1937 at least one letter in the General Correspondence reminds him of a scheduled orchestra committee meeting. He also bought music from and corresponded with John Prindle Scott, a New York City composer who had previously attended Oberlin and taught singing in Saginaw.

A late 1938 letter to E. C. Warriner from Kurt notes that Kurt considered becoming a teacher. This may have been in response to Kurt realizing that the fur business days were ending. An interesting letter dated February 22, 1938 to Kurt from LeRoy Hamilton talks about the Upper Peninsula’s top Civilian Conservation Corps basketball team, the 668th, at Camp Morman Creek, F-30 Rapid River, Michigan.

In the 1940s most of Kurt’s surviving general correspondence is not with friends but with the city about taxes and re-paving sidewalks.

By the 1950s Kurt became interested in urban renewal. He was a co-founder in 1961 of the Saginaw Historical Preservation Museum Association. The association tried to convince the public and politicians to save the Webber House, but the costs were exorbitant and funds limited. As a result, the massive house was destroyed. Kurt was also active in the 1930s in saving the Castle Post Office, now the Castle Museum and home of the Hoyt Public Library. He was also interested in family history and became the official Oppermann family historian.

In 1971 Kurt sold his property at 130, 122, 121, and 125 North 6th Street and his 15-acre farm called Arrowhead on US 10 and Sarle Road in Tittabawassee to Pat. The collection does not document when he physically stopped living at the house.

Kurt never married. He was apparently in love with at least four women in his life, including Christina circa 1928, and Margaret in 1930. He also had a relationship with Dorothy Miller, 1921-1922 and 1925. It is clear he was frustrated with them at the end of their relationships. Exactly what type of relationships they had is unknown. He was also apparently engaged to Mabel de Fere by January 5, 1939, but they never married.

Kurt died on July 17, 1977 in the Saginaw Veterans Administration Hospital. He was 79. He was survived by his sister Helen (Mrs. John T. Edgerly), and his brothers Robert Peters Oppermann, and Peters “Pat” Oppermann. Also, according to his obituary he was a life member of the Germania Society and the Saginaw Historical Society.

Kurt’s Siblings: Arthur “Art” Peters Oppermann (born 1893) married Hulda and had two children: Joan and Peter. About 1920 he began a Ladies Day Time Wear Shop with clothing from New York City’s 5th Avenue as an additional part of the Oppermann Fur Co. in the new Hotel Durant Building. While he had good intentions, Art apparently was not the best business man. As a result, by 1924 the store began to fail. As noted above, Kurt was called in to save the business, which still closed by 1939.

Helen Oppermann (born 1895) married John T. Edgerly by 1925. Together they had two children: Janet and Jim. The Edgerlys lived in Saginaw, New Jersey, and later Wilmington, Delaware.

Eugene “Gene” Peters Oppermann (1900-1942) married Stella by August 7, 1926, with whom he had one daughter, Anne and perhaps more children. Gene worked in Washington, D.C. in 1936. In 1938 he worked for the Department of Interior U.S. Housing Authority. In 1939 Gene was a Housing Manager in the Detroit Housing Commission, a job he found difficult due to racial tensions. Gene died by August 1, 1942, probably of cancer. Gene’s daughter Anne married Bill (surname unknown) in 1952. Kurt walked her down the aisle. Together Anne and Bill had two children: David and Peter.

Paul “Barney” Peters Oppermann (born 1903) married Kay, with whom he had three daughters: Kyla, Margaret, and Adelaide.

Robert “Bob” Peters Oppermann (born 1906) eloped with Stella Jessop on November 26, 1927 in Chicago. Their elopement was quite a shock to their families. Bob worked in Flint at DuPont from 1925 through at least 1932. He and Stella had a son, George Augustus, by January 14, 1935. By 1973 Bob and Stella had three grandchildren: Roxanne, Bobby and Deborah, the children of Lois and Robert. Tony and Paula, probably other grandchildren, are also mentioned. By 1975 Kay was having problems making decisions and Barney needed to be put into a home.

Peters “Pat” Oppermann (born 1908) attended Denison College in Grandville in 1928. He took German, Algebra, Psychology, Music Appreciation, English, and Physical Education classes. He tried to get into the Glee Club, but they had enough basses already and so rejected him. There is a 1922 letter from Pat’s friend, Paul F. H. Morley. Clearly as children, Pat and Paul were chums. In 1927-1928, Pat operated the Oppermann Radio Supply Company out of his parents’ home. In 1930 Pat mentions Adelaide (his niece?) being at school. In 1971 Kurt sold his property at 130, 122, 121, and 125 North 6th Street and Arrowhead farm to Pat.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection is divided into the following series: Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann and his family, the Oppermann Fur Company Records. Materials Kurt largely collected include: Historic Preservation Materials, Miscellaneous Materials, Saginaw Michigan, Materials, and the Papers of Other Saginawians, including: Bude Volusin; Mabel C. (Scott) De Fere; Marion C. Weir; and Frank Selzer.

The collection provides detailed, personal information about Kurt and his family who were pivotal in the fur and newspaper business, as well as in the musical and social life of Saginaw in the late 19th and early 20th century. His interest in history prompted him to collect photographs, blueprints, and other information on Saginaw history, families, and buildings. This is a valuable collection to study family letters and relationships, Germans in Saginaw, Saginaw history, Saginaw buildings, and the fur business in the late 19th and early 20th century.

The Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann are divided into the following subseries: Biographical Materials (.5 cubic ft. in 1 box), including obituaries, funeral cards, published histories on the family, and Kurt’s Account Book, 1939-1941; his Diaries, 1920, 1926, 1936, 1946, and 1970; high school class notes, 1911-1912, and a Seemann and Peters stock certificate, 1946.

Photographic Materials (2 cubic ft. in 4 boxes), includes a wide variety of photographic materials with images of the extended Oppermann, Nerretes, and Peters families and their friends from the 19th century through 1973. Twentieth century reproductions of 18th and 19th century images of Oppermann ancestors are also included. The subseries include an ambrotype, cartes-de-visite, daguerreotypes, glass-plate negatives, various types of film negatives, positive prints, tin types, and both photographic and negative albums. Many of these photographic materials are partially identified. Images show family members in formal poses, in the family yard at 130 N. 6th Street, Saginaw, on fishing trips, at Kurt’s Arrowhead Farm, various trips Kurt took throughout Michigan and Germany from the 1930s through the 1960s, the interior and exterior of the Oppermann family mansion, and Dr. and Mrs. Karl Kangler richly dressed in Arabic costumes for a costume party. The 19th century Cartes-de-visite Album contains images of Oppermann, Nerretes, and Peters family members. Some of the photographs were taken by the Goodridge Bros. and by Armstrong and Rudd’s Gallery. A photograph album, late nineteenth century, is also included with the volumes at the end of the collection.

Personal Correspondence to Oppermann Family Members (approximately 3.25 cubic ft. in 7 boxes) is the next series. The Oppermanns wrote extensively over decades to each other. They loved each other very much and wrote fairly long, detailed letters covering a wide variety of family news such as illnesses, deaths, weddings, homework, bumps and bruises, as well as religious, social, musical, and fur business news.

All correspondence within each subseries in this collection is in chronological order.

Kurt’s letters to his family are divided into: Letters to One or Both Parent and/or Siblings, 1914-1934, and undated (approximately 1 cubic ft. in 1 box); Letters to Friends and Family, 1914-1916, 1918, 1926, 1929 (1 folder); and letters to Letto (Lydia), 1929-1930 (2 additional folders).

Letters to Kurt from his parents are next and include: Letters from both of his parents, 1917; Letters from his Fathers, 1912-1930 (Scattered) and undated (2 folders); and from his Mother, 1914-1935 (approximately 1 cubic ft. in 1 box). Letters between Kurt’s Mother, Nettie (Peters) Oppermann, and her family and friends before her marriage, 1887-1890, and between Nettie and her new husband, Gustav Oppermann, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Peters, Sr., and her siblings, 1891-1894 (4 folders) are next. These letters are particularly affectionate and tender, proving that her family embraced Gustav into their family and that they loved each other very much.

Letters to and from Kurt and his siblings are next and in general are quite affectionate and full of news of jobs, family members, and the health and accomplishments of their children and grandchildren. The only negatives in the letters occur in the late 1930s over concerns the siblings had that Art was ruining the family fur business and what Kurt should do to save it. Clearly Kurt was believed by his siblings to be the only one with a chance of saving the business, the family reputation, and Art. A description of the letters of the Oppermann siblings is as follows:

Letters of Arthur “Art” P. Oppermann and his wife, Hulda with Kurt, 1910-1927 (Scattered), and undated, and a letter Art sent to the editor of the Saturday Evening Post rebutting insults about Germans and American neutrality, 1915. The letters between Art and Kurt end in 1927. Before 1927 many of the letters talk about family news and the fur business. After 1927, their relationship deteriorated. This was in part due to the other siblings’ widely held view that Art had ruined the family fur business and Art’s bitterness towards Kurt as a result of Kurt’s actions to try to save the business. (5 folders).

Letters with Eugene “Gene” P. Oppermann and his wife, Stella, 1916-1942 (Scattered, 1 folder). Gene and Kurt were quite close and lived together in the old Oppermann family home from 1936 until Gene married. In his letters, Gene encouraged Kurt by November 16, 1936 to push Art onto “the right track” to avoid the disgrace and destitution of the family and for Kurt to impose a system on the business to get it going. He supported Kurt in staying in the family home because he was the only single sibling and had been shunted for years between Saginaw and New York on family business. The letters document a positive, close brotherly relationship between Kurt and Gene.

Letters with Helen “Letto” (Oppermann) Edgerly, 1916-1964, and 1974, and undated (5 folders). She maintained a pleasant relationship with Kurt all her life although they were often physically separated by thousands of miles after 1925.

Letters with Paul “Barney” P. Oppermann, 1916-1975 (Scattered), and undated. (4 folders) These letters like the ones between Kurt and Pat are affectionate, but not unusual.

Letter with Peters “Pat” Oppermann, 1916-1974 or 1975 (Scattered, 1 folder). Like the letters between Barney, these letters are affectionate, but not unusual.

Letters with Robert “Bob” P. Oppermann, and his wife, Stella, 1916-1974. (Scattered, 5 folders). Included here are weekly reports to Bob from Kurt from January through March 1937 that mention the strikes and shutdown automobile plants and the effect of that and the generally poor economy on the Oppermann business. In March 1937 Bob mentioned Kurt’s 18 acres and Kurt mentioned how he needed the good air there.

The subseries concludes with Personal Correspondence [with] Extended Oppermann Family Members. This includes Kurt’s aunts, uncles, cousins, and a niece, 1916-1961. Most of this correspondence consists mainly of family news, with some holiday or birthday greetings. Some of the correspondence with his cousin, Helmut Oppermann, in Germany is in German and some is about family genealogy.

Political Correspondence consists of one folder each of correspondence with Charles “Charlie” Koehler, a Saginaw City Councilman and friend of Kurt’s, 1947-1960; a letter from Kurt to Adolph (surname unknown) protesting his being treated as a city employee, 1942, in regards to being in or helping to organized an orchestra; and correspondence with Stephen J. Roth, the Attorney General of Michigan, 1949-1950.

General Correspondence between Kurt and his friends covers a wide variety of general family and personal news. Like all the correspondence in this collection, it is filed chronologically. It is divided in two sections. First, correspondence with Kurt’s friends with whom he had regular but sporadic correspondence, perhaps one or two letters a year for a decade or so (approximately 1.75 cubic ft. in 4 boxes). The correspondence is fairly regular, 1909-1942, and particularly good during World War I. It is more scattered, 1943-1974, and undated. Some of his good friends that he had extensive correspondence with during the 1920 and 1930s include: Dick Townsend, Jo Polak, Van George, Ben Bartlett, Hazel McMullen, Helen and Jane Runyon, Kate Wolf, Marguerite Geoffrey, Lucile Whitman, George Long, J.W. “Wes” Harrison, Howard “Howdy” Ewen, and Mabel (Scott) de Fere.

Kurt’s brother, Barney, with whom Kurt was very close, also knew and was friends with most of Kurt’s friends of this period. Harriet, Dorothy and Lucile, possibly nurses or patients are sometimes referred to as “the three maidens”. Many of these friends also spent time recovering from illness at Castle Point, and many of them knew each other.

The second section is General Correspondence of friends with whom Kurt extensively corresponded over long periods, on specific topics of research, and with whom he exchanged multiple letters monthly (1 cubic ft. in 2 boxes.) Kurt was friends with all the women, but they were mostly just penpals. His correspondents include: Catherine Ditzler, 1916-1934 (the correspondence ends after she married in June 16, 1934); Dr. W. W. Florer, 1950-1954, and undated, with whom Kurt discussed historic settlement near and in Saginaw; William D. Fueher, 1953, re: German Language in public schools and German communities in Michigan; Jenny Heyne, 1914-1925; Dr. Carl Ibershoff, 1919-1951 (Scattered) and undated (some materials in German); Mollie Jensen, a friend of Kurt’s ex-girlfriend, Christine, who wrote to Kurt through a third friend to avoid scenes with her jealous husband, Norman, whom she finally divorced in 1929, 1927-1934, and undated (2 folders); Myron E. Leppy, 1926-1930; Rita Moloney, 1930-1932, 1939; and Sinfonia Fraternity at the University of Michigan, 1915-1931 (Scattered). Also there is correspondence with Dorothy Miller, 1921-1922, 1925, and undated. Dorothy’s letters indicate that she was Kurt’s girlfriend, but this may have been a long-distance emotional relationship only.

The second largest series in the collection is that of the Oppermann Fur Company Business Records. The records are divided by format into loose papers and smaller volumes that fit into the boxes, and then oversized volumes.

The papers, 1915-1937 and undated (4.5 cubic ft. in 9 boxes) are filed alphabetically by the type of material, and then chronologically. A wide variety of financial records is represented here, including accounts, a ledger, inventories, job receipt books (documenting customers and work they wanted done or items created), mailing lists, lists of prospective customers, publications, sales records, tax receipts, and work notes, among others. It is clear that Kurt examined these records in his effort to try to save the business and that he inherited them when the business closed.

A great strength of this series is the Business Correspondence, 1918-1925. It is divided first in to Business Correspondence with Companies, and then with Customers. Kurt kept the records in roughly alphabetical and chronological order for 1920, 1921, and 1919-1925. The companies include suppliers of furs, leather, beadwork, embroidery silk, buttons, tanning and curing supplies, as well as stationery, food, tools, and office supplies. Companies with whom they conducted extensive or specialized business, such as women’s clothing, and Charles F. Wagner, a fur merchant with Wagner, Jodie and Co., 1919-1924, and with G. Gaudig and Blum Corp., 1923-1925, are filed separately. Many of the fur related businesses had beautiful stationery with various animals and furs, as well as images of their establishments. Filed with some of the correspondence are catalog books, fliers, business cards, and swatches of material.

Sixteen Oversized Volumes of business records, 1888-1934 (approximately 5 cubic ft.), document both the Saginaw and Flint Oppermann fur stores. The volumes are physically located at the end of the collection. The volumes include an Account Receivable Book, Day Books, a HUGE, very heavy Scrapbook of advertising and fur business information on the Oppermanns, A. J. Jaeckel and Company, and other fur companies mainly in New York City, Job Receipt Books, and Ledgers, two of which are indexed, and two others which include inventories of the Flint Store. Many of the advertisements in the Scrapbook are from various Saginaw newspapers.

A third series in the collection is Historic Preservation Materials (.5 cubic ft. in 1 box). This consists of materials Kurt accumulated or generated to create public interest and organizations, including the Heritage Foundation Association, the Saginaw Historical Building Foundation, and the Saginaw Historical Heritage Committee, all of which Kurt helped found, to save old Saginaw buildings, 1949-1962. Among the buildings of interest to him and his friends were the Webber House, which is extensively documented here, the Saginaw Civic Center, the Old Saginaw Auditorium, and the Arthur P. Hill High School. Unfortunately for Kurt, many people in Saginaw had little money or interest at the time to save the buildings which were destroyed. Also documented here are the efforts of white people in historic areas of Saginaw to prevent their property from being purchased by African Americans in the early 1960s. This effort is documented in the Johnson-Lapeer-Janes Neighborhood folders. At first Kurt created an advertising draft that was blatantly racist to get supporters. The draft was amended after advice from a friend of Kurt’s who was on the city commission.

The Miscellaneous series (.5 cubic ft. in 1 box) includes mostly Kurt’s correspondence with various people, including his apartment manager, letters to the editor of the Saginaw News, 1936-1957 (Scattered) on a variety of topics, and a collection of lovely, undated greeting cards, as well as one folder of Kurt’s miscellaneous poetry, 1911-1973, and undated.

The Saginaw, Michigan, Materials (1 cubic ft. in 2 boxes) consists of advertising fliers on auctions, 1960-1965; and meeting minutes and attachments of various Saginaw committees and boards, including the Christian Business Men’s Committee; the Saginaw Board of Appeals on Zoning, 1955-1960 and 1968; Saginaw City Council, 1953-1959 (Scattered); and information on Saginaw Schools and the Saginaw Sewer Construction Progress Reports, December 1955-February 1959.

A few legal-size items, mainly legal items, are found in Box 30 due to their size. Items of particular interest include correspondence regarding Kurt’s tuberculosis claim, 1924-1969 (Scattered); legal papers of Kurt and other family members, 1936-1968; and Oppermann Fur Co. Advertisements, Sketches, and Fur Business related Materials, 1920-1939, and undated.

The last series in the collection is Papers of Other Saginawians. Mabel C. (Scott) De Fere’s papers came to Kurt after she died. Other papers, including those of the family of Bude Volusin Kurt either collected or people gave the papers to him knowing of his interest in Saginaw history. Included here are some letters of the family of Bude Volusin, a Saginaw architect and builder, 1853-1871 (some in German). The papers of Kurt’s longtime friend and Saginaw teacher Mabel C. (Scott) De Fere (April 10, 1899-March 15, 1968) include her Correspondence, Biographical Materials, Certificates, a Diploma, and Teaching Materials as well as numerous Photographs and other materials documenting her family and friends in Bergland, Michigan. Mabel married Tom De Fere by 1926. They divorced by June 4, 1936. One letter notes that Kurt and Mabel became engaged on January 5, 1939, but they apparently never married. Mabel loaned Kurt over $700 by 1942, at which time Kurt considered her co-owner of Kurt’s Arrowhead farm. The papers of Marion C. Weir consist mostly of his published and unpublished poetry and correspondence with Kurt, 1917-1959. His published poetry was published by the Oppermann Fur Company. Lastly, in the Oversized Volumes there is an account book of Frank Selzer, a Saginaw artist and probably a lithographer, 1930-1941, documenting companies, people and newspapers for which/whom he did artwork.

Due to size, a few items have been placed in Oversized Folders immediately before the Oversized Volumes. These include Folder #1, Webber House Blueprints (copies, 2), 1960; Oppermann Fur Co., Advertising, Sketches, etc., 1926, 1933-1934, and undated; and Certificates and a Diploma of Mabel C. (Scott) de Fere, 1914, 1916-1917, and 1936.

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • Oppermann, Kurt P.
    • Weir, Marion C.
    • de Fere, Mabel.
    • Warriner, Eugene Clarence.
    • Selzer, Frank.
    • Volusin, Bude.
    • Oppermann family.
    • Oppermann Fur Company (Saginaw, Mich.)
    • Goodridge Brothers.
    • University of Michigan. School of Music--History.
    • University of Michigan--Faculty.
    • University of Michigan--Students.
    • Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)--Michigan--History.
    • Violincellists--United States--Biography.
    • Historic buildings--Michigan--Saginaw.
    • Tuberculosis --Hospitals--New York (State)--Beacon.
    • Fur trade--Michigan--Saginaw.
    • Christian Science--History--20th century.
    • Christian Scientists--United States.
    • Industries--Michigan--Saginaw.
    • Schools--Michigan--Saginaw.
    • Architecture--Michigan--Saginaw.
    • Saginaw (Mich.)--History.
    • Saginaw (Mich.)--Genealogy.
    • Saginaw (Mich.)--Buildings, structures, etc.
    • Ann Arbor (Mich.)--History.
    • Fort Custer (Mich.)--History.
    • Bergland (Mich.)--History.
    • Ontonagon County (Mich.)--History.
    • New York (State)--History.
    • Weir, Marion C.
    • de Fere, Mabel.
    • Selzer, Frank.
    • Volusin, Bude.
    • Oppermann family.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
     
    Kurt P. Oppermann Papers [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Biographical Materials, Kurt P. Oppermann (mostly copies), 1917-2007
    Box   1 F   2
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Biographical Materials, Oppermann Family (mostly copies), 1947, 1967, 2007, and undated
    Box   1 F   3
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Account Book, Groceries, October 1939-February 1941
    Box   1 F   4
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Diaries, February-October 1920 (Partial); October 1926; 1926 Diary on Seemann and Peters Calendar, 1920, 1926
    Box   1 F   5
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Diaries, Diary (entries January-February 19th only), 1936
    Box   1 F   6
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Diaries, Diary (entries September 23-November 16th, mainly re: installation of house drainage system), 1947
    Box   1 F   7
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Diaries, Diary, 1970
    Box   1 F   8
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, International Social Studies, Class Notes, 1912
    Box   1 F   9
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Solar System, International Agriculture, Forestry, Clothing Manufacturing, and Metal Production, Class Notes, 1911
    Box   1 F   10
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Seemann and Peters, Stock Certificate, 1946
    Box   2 F   1
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Photographic Materials, Ambrotype, Older woman and young man, jewelry and watch chain painted gold, undated
    Box   2 F   2
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Photographic Materials, Cartes-de-visite Album (includes Oppermann, Nerretes, and Peters families; some photographs are identified as having been taken by the Goodridge Bros. and Armstrong and Rudd’s Gallery), 19th century
    Box   2 F   3
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Photographic Materials, Daguerreotypes, Two small children, in case, unidentified, image is spotted, undated
    Box   2 F   4
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Photographic Materials, Daguerreotypes, Woman with pin at neck, in case, unidentified, image is spotted, pin is painted gold, undated
    Box   3 F   1
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Photographic Materials, Glass-plate Negatives, House at 130 N. 6th Street, Saginaw, Michigan, Garden, Aunt Fan[ny] and Sally?, Pergola and Swing Seat (1 negative), 1908?
    Box   3 F   2
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Photographic Materials, Glass-plate Negatives, Point Lookout, Michigan (6 negatives), 1913, and undated
    Box   3 F   3
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Photographic Materials, Glass-plate Negatives, Saginaw, Michigan, Mershon Natatorium (Swimming Pool, 3 negatives), circa 1910
    Box   3 F   4
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Photographic Materials, Glass-plate Negatives, Saginaw, Michigan, Skyline from Roof of Old Germania School (2 negatives), circa 1910
    Box   3 F   5
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Photographic Materials, Negative [Film] Albums of Castle Point (2 v.), undated
    Box   3 F   6
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Photographic Materials, Negative [Film], Webber House, Drawing of (1), 1960
    Box   3 F   7
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Photographic Materials, Negative [Film], Kurt Oppermann, 1928, and undated
    Box   3 F   8
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Photographic Materials, Negative [Film], Oppermann Family (13), undated
    Box   3 F   9
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Photographic Materials, Negative [Film], Oppermann Family (13), undated
    Box   4 F   1
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Photographs, American Tableaux, Saginaw, Michigan, 1890; Germania Society, German American Day, [1972]
    Box   4 F   2
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Photographs, Arthur F. Wreys, in Western clothes and Chinese robbers, signed portrait (2 postcards), 1926
    Box   4 F   3
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Photographs, At Morley Cabin on AuSable River, North Branch (4), 1930
    Box   4 F   4
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Photographs, Bude Volusin, Architect, undated
    Box   4 F   5
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Photographs, Copper County (U.P., Michigan, 6), 1941
    Box   4 F   6
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Photographs, Dr. and Mrs. Karl Kangler, dressed as Arabs for a costume party at the Peters’ house (2), 1906
    Box   4 F   7
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Photographs, Family and Friends, Identified, Groups (28, 1 v. of 4), 1918, 1940s, and undated
    Box   4 F   8
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Photographs, Family and Friends, Identified, Portraits (41), 1930s-1960s, and undated, 18th-19th centuries
    Box   4 F   9
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Photographs, Family and Friends, Unidentified, Groups (39), 1954, 1959, 1964, and undated, 18th-19th centuries
    Box   4 F   10
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Photographs, Family and Friends, Unidentified, Portraits (13), 1937, and undated, 18th-19th centuries
    Box   4 F   11
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Photographs, Forrestville (Sanilac County, Michigan, 6), undated
    Box   4 F   12
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Photographs, Knights Templar (3), Marching Band (1), in Michigan, [before 1959]
    Box   4 F   13
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Photographs, Oppermann Family, 18th century images (20th century copies, 2), 20th century
    Box   4 F   14
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Photographs, Oppermann Family, 19th century images (with some 20th c. copies, 9), 1862-1880s
    Box   4 F   15
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Photographs, Oppermann Family, 20th century images (28), 1960-1939, and undated
    Box   4 F   16
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Photographs, Oppermann Family and Friends at Point Lookout, Michigan (72 images and 5 negatives), 1920s and undated
    Box   4 F   17
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Photographs, Rita and Agnes M. (11), 1927, 1920s
    Box   5 F   1
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Photographs, Kurt P. Oppermann, Arrowhead Farm, Freeland, Michigan (30), U.S. 10, 1939-1940, 1955, and undated
    Box   5 F   2
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Photographs, Kurt P. Oppermann, AuSable River Canoe Trip, Michigan State Conservation Camp group, Dwight Stevens, Gillespie, and others (4), undated
    Box   5 F   3
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Photographs, Kurt P. Oppermann, Castle Point, New York (3), 1931, and undated
    Box   5 F   4
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Photographs, Kurt P. Oppermann, Field Trip, Saginaw County Conservation Wildlife (3 small photograph albums), 1954
    Box   5 F   5
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Photographs, Kurt P. Oppermann, Kurt’s Harrison St. Apt., Interior Views, Antiques (7), undated
    Box   5 F   6
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Photographs, Kurt P. Oppermann, M. Darlington (10), undated
    Box   5 F   7
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Photographs, Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann House at 130 N. 6th Street, Saginaw, Exterior Views (27), 1946-1973 (Scattered), and undated
    Box   5 F   8
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Photographs, Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann House at 130 N. 6th Street, Saginaw, Interior Views (24), undated
    Box   5 F   9
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Photographs, Kurt P. Oppermann, Portraits and in Groups (28), 1939, 1954, 1959, 1962, 1966, 1968-1970, and undated
    Box   5 F   10
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Photographs, Kurt P. Oppermann, Trip to Epoufette, Michigan; Mackinac Bridge (6), late 1950s
    Box   5 F   11
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Photographs, Kurt P. Oppermann, Trip to Germany (10), 1968
    Box   5 F   12
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Photographs, Kurt P. Oppermann, Trip to Holland, U.P. (20), August 1954
    Box   5 F   13
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Photographs, Kurt P. Oppermann, Trip to Lake Michigame (Marquette County, 2), undated
    Box   5 F   14
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Photographs, Kurt P. Oppermann, Trip to Lake of the Clouds (Michigan, 2), undated
    Box   5 F   15
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Photographs, Kurt P. Oppermann, Trip to Niagara Falls (2), June 1937
    Box   5 F   16
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Photographs, Kurt P. Oppermann, Trip to Parkersburg, West Virginia, Trip with Lucile and Harriet Whitman, Barney, and Harried Doering, Physical Therapy Dept., Castle Point (13), [1930s?]
    Box   5 F   17
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Photographs, Kurt P. Oppermann, Trip to Victoria Dam, Ontonagan River, U.P. (3), Summer 1939
    Box   5 F   18
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Photographs, Kurt P. Oppermann, Trip with R. Cole, From Farm to Mackinaw and return via Ludington, Michigan (23), 1931
    Box   5 F   19
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Photographs, Photographs in Cards, Christmas (3), Valentine’s Day (1), undated
    Box   5 F   20
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Photographs, Tin Types, Infant, Small child, unidentified undated
    Box   6 F   1
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence to Oppermann Family Members, Kurt Oppermann to One or Both Parents and/or Siblings, 1914
    Box   6 F   2
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence to Oppermann Family Members, Kurt Oppermann to One or Both Parents and/or Siblings, January-April 1916
    Box   6 F   3
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence to Oppermann Family Members, Kurt Oppermann to One or Both Parents and/or Siblings, May-July 1916
    Box   6 F   4
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence to Oppermann Family Members, Kurt Oppermann to One or Both Parents and/or Siblings, October-December 1916
    Box   6 F   5
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence to Oppermann Family Members, Kurt Oppermann to One or Both Parents and/or Siblings, 1917
    Box   6 F   6
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence to Oppermann Family Members, Kurt Oppermann to One or Both Parents and/or Siblings, January-August 1918
    Box   6 F   7
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence to Oppermann Family Members, Kurt Oppermann to One or Both Parents and/or Siblings, September-November 1918
    Box   6 F   8
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence to Oppermann Family Members, Kurt Oppermann to One or Both Parents and/or Siblings, December 1918
    Box   6 F   9
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence to Oppermann Family Members, Kurt Oppermann to One or Both Parents and/or Siblings, January-May 1919
    Box   6 F   10
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence to Oppermann Family Members, Kurt Oppermann to One or Both Parents and/or Siblings, 1920-1925
    Box   6 F   11
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence to Oppermann Family Members, Kurt Oppermann to One or Both Parents and/or Siblings, 1926
    Box   6 F   12
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence to Oppermann Family Members, Kurt Oppermann to One or Both Parents and/or Siblings, 1927
    Box   6 F   13
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence to Oppermann Family Members, Kurt Oppermann to One or Both Parents and/or Siblings, 1928
    Box   6 F   14
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence to Oppermann Family Members, Kurt Oppermann to One or Both Parents and/or Siblings, 1929
    Box   7 F   1
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence to Oppermann Family Members, Kurt Oppermann to One or Both Parents and/or Siblings, 1930-1934
    Box   7 F   2
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence to Both Parents, undated
    Box   7 F   3
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence to Friends and Extended Family, 1914-1916, 1918, 1926, 1929
    Box   7 F   4
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence to/from Letto (Lydia), 1929-1930
    Box   7 F   5
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence, to Kurt Oppermann from Both of his Parents, 1917
    Box   7 F   6
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence, to Kurt Oppermann from His Father, 1912, 1914, 1916, 1918, 1921, 1924-1925, and undated
    Box   7 F   7
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence, to Kurt Oppermann from His Father, 1926-1930, and undated
    Box   7 F   7
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence, to Kurt Oppermann from His Mother, 1914, 1916
    Box   7 F   8
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence, to Kurt Oppermann from His Mother, 1917
    Box   7 F   9
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence, to Kurt Oppermann from His Mother, 1918
    Box   7 F   10
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence, to Kurt Oppermann from His Mother, 1919, 1921, 1924-1925
    Box   7 F   11
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence, to Kurt Oppermann from His Mother, 1926
    Box   7 F   12
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence, to Kurt Oppermann from His Mother, 1927
    Box   7 F   13
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence, to Kurt Oppermann from His Mother, 1928
    Box   8 F   1
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence, to Kurt Oppermann from His Mother, 1929-1935
    Box   8 F   2
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence, Opperrmann Family, Nettie Peters, From Friends and Family (some in German), 1887-1890, and undated
    Box   8 F   3
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence, Opperrmann Family, Nettie (Peters) and Gustav Oppermann with Nettie’s Parents (Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Peters, Sr.) and Siblings, 1891
    Box   8 F   4
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence, Opperrmann Family, Nettie (Peters) and Gustav Oppermann with Nettie’s Parents (Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Peters, Sr.) and Siblings, 1892
    Box   8 F   5
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence, Opperrmann Family, Nettie (Peters) and Gustav Oppermann with Nettie’s Parents (Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Peters, Sr.) and Siblings, 1893-June 1894
    Box   8 F   6
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence, Opperrmann Family, Arthur P. Oppermann, Draft of Letter to the Editor of the Saturday Evening Post re: “Hyphenated Neutrality” editorial of July 1915, and Response of Editor, August 1915, July-August 1915
    Box   8 F   7
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence, Opperrmann Family, with Arthur P. Oppermann, and his wife, Hulda, 1910, 1914, 1916-1917
    Box   8 F   8
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence, Opperrmann Family, with Arthur P. Oppermann, and his wife, Hulda, 1918
    Box   8 F   9
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence, Opperrmann Family, with Arthur P. Oppermann, and his wife, Hulda, 1919-1920, 1923-1926
    Box   8 F   10
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence, Opperrmann Family, with Arthur P. Oppermann, and his wife, Hulda, 1927, and undated
    Box   9 F   1
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence, Opperrmann Family, with Eugene "Gene" P. Oppermann, and his wife, Stella, 1916-1942 (Scattered)
    Box   9 F   2
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence, Opperrmann Family, with Helen "Letto" Oppermann Edgerly, 1916-1918
    Box   9 F   3
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence, Opperrmann Family, with Helen "Letto" Oppermann Edgerly, 1925-1929
    Box   9 F   4
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence, Opperrmann Family, with Helen "Letto" Oppermann Edgerly, 1930-1939
    Box   9 F   5
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence, Opperrmann Family, with Helen "Letto" Oppermann Edgerly, 1940-1944
    Box   9 F   6
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence, Opperrmann Family, with Helen "Letto" Oppermann Edgerly, 1959-1964, 1974, and undated
    Box   9 F   7
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence, Opperrmann Family, with Paul "Barney" P. Oppermann, 1916-1928 (Scattered)
    Box   10 F   1
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence, Opperrmann Family, with Paul "Barney" P. Oppermann, 1929
    Box   10 F   2
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence, Opperrmann Family, with Paul "Barney" P. Oppermann, 1930
    Box   10 F   3
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence, Opperrmann Family, with Paul "Barney" P. Oppermann, 1936-1975 (Scattered), and undated
    Box   10 F   4
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence, Opperrmann Family, with Peters "Pat" P. Oppermann, 1916-1974 or 1975 (Scattered), and undated
    Box   10 F   5
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence, Opperrmann Family, with Robert "Bob" P. Oppermann, and his wife, Stella, 1916-1930 (Scattered)
    Box   10 F   6
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence, Opperrmann Family, with Robert "Bob" P. Oppermann, and his wife, Stella, 1932
    Box   10 F   7
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence, Opperrmann Family, with Robert "Bob" P. Oppermann, and his wife, Stella, 1933
    Box   10 F   8
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence, Opperrmann Family, with Robert "Bob" P. Oppermann, and his wife, Stella, 1935-1937
    Box   10 F   8
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence, Opperrmann Family, with Robert "Bob" P. Oppermann, and his wife, Stella, 1954, 1960-1961, 1964-1966, 1973-1974
    Box   11 F   1
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence, Extended Opperrmann Family, Aunt Anneral (Mrs. Alfred Itte) to Kurt P. Oppermann, 1916, 1922
    Box   11 F   2
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence, Extended Opperrmann Family, "Aunt" Carrie E. Anderson, with Kurt P. Oppermann, 1927-1938 (Scattered), and undated
    Box   11 F   3
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence, Extended Opperrmann Family, Aunt/Cousin Lena Groening, 1928, 1932, 1938, and undated
    Box   11 F   4
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence, Extended Opperrmann Family, Aunt Fannie (Mrs. H. B. Anderson?) to Kurt P. Oppermann, 1916, 1918
    Box   11 F   5
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence, Extended Opperrmann Family, Aunt Gussie [Peters, wife of Edwin C. Peters] to Kurt P. Oppermann, undated
    Box   11 F   6
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence, Extended Opperrmann Family, Aunt Julie H. Beese to Kurt P. Oppermann, 1935-1938
    Box   11 F   7
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence, Extended Opperrmann Family, Aunt May S. -- to Kurt P. Oppermann, 1925-1930
    Box   11 F   8
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence, Extended Opperrmann Family, Aunt Media [Henn] and cousin Harry with Kurt P. Oppermann, 1935-1938
    Box   11 F   9
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence, Extended Opperrmann Family, Aunt Meta P. (Mrs. Hedrich) to Kurt P. Oppermann, 1928
    Box   11 F   10
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence, Extended Opperrmann Family, Cousin Helmut Oppermann, in Germany, with Kurt P. Oppermann, 1949-1950
    Box   11 F   11
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence, Extended Opperrmann Family, Cousin Helmut Oppermann, in Germany, with Kurt P. Oppermann (some in German), 1951-1957, and undated
    Box   11 F   12
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence, Extended Opperrmann Family, Cousin Ruth Peters H--- with Kurt P. Oppermann, 1918
    Box   11 F   13
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence, Extended Opperrmann Family, Niece Anne Oppermann -- with Kurt P. Oppermann, 1961, and undated
    Box   11 F   14
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence, Extended Opperrmann Family, Uncle Ed[win] C. Peters to Kurt P. Oppermann (Ed married Gussie), 1925, 1930
    Box   11 F   15
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence, Extended Opperrmann Family, Uncle Joe S. Peters with Kurt P. Oppermann (Joe married Keziah B. "Kez"), 1918-1965 (Scattered), and undated
    Box   11 F   16
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Personal Correspondence, Extended Opperrmann Family, Uncle Mannie (Charles H.) Peters, and his wife, Lydia, 1918-1930 (Scattered)
    Box   11 F   17
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Political Correspondence, Koehler, Charles "Charlie" A. (Saginaw City Councilman), 1947-1960 (Scattered)
    Box   11 F   17
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Political Correspondence, Oppermann, Kurt P. (Draft) to Adolph re: Orchestra and being considered a city employee, 1942
    Box   11 F   18
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Political Correspondence, Roth, Stephen J. (Attorney General, Michigan), 1949-1950
    Box   12 F   1
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, General Correspondence to Kurt P. Oppermann [from friends], 1909-1914
    Box   12 F   2
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, General Correspondence to Kurt P. Oppermann [from friends], 1914-1916
    Box   12 F   3
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, General Correspondence to Kurt P. Oppermann [from friends], 1917-June 1918
    Box   12 F   4
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, General Correspondence to Kurt P. Oppermann [from friends], August-December 1918
    Box   12 F   5
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, General Correspondence to Kurt P. Oppermann [from friends], 1919
    Box   12 F   6
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, General Correspondence to Kurt P. Oppermann [from friends], 1920
    Box   12 F   7
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, General Correspondence to Kurt P. Oppermann [from friends], 1921
    Box   12 F   8
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, General Correspondence to Kurt P. Oppermann [from friends], 1922-1923
    Box   12 F   9
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, General Correspondence to Kurt P. Oppermann [from friends], 1924
    Box   12 F   10
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, General Correspondence to/from Kurt P. Oppermann [from friends], 1925
    Box   13 F   1
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, General Correspondence to/from Kurt P. Oppermann [from friends], January-May 1926
    Box   13 F   2
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, General Correspondence to Kurt P. Oppermann [from friends], July-December 1926
    Box   13 F   3
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, General Correspondence to/from Kurt P. Oppermann [from friends], 1927
    Box   13 F   4
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, General Correspondence to/from Kurt P. Oppermann [from friends], January-June 1928
    Box   13 F   5
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, General Correspondence to/from Kurt P. Oppermann [from friends], July-September 1928
    Box   13 F   6
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, General Correspondence to/from Kurt P. Oppermann [from friends], October-December 1928
    Box   13 F   7
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, General Correspondence to Kurt P. Oppermann [from friends], January-June 1929
    Box   13 F   8
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, General Correspondence to Kurt P. Oppermann [from friends], July-December 1930
    Box   14 F   1
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, General Correspondence to Kurt P. Oppermann [from friends], 1931
    Box   14 F   2
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, General Correspondence to Kurt P. Oppermann [from friends], 1932-1936
    Box   14 F   3
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, General Correspondence to Kurt P. Oppermann [from friends], 1937-1942
    Box   14 F   4
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, General Correspondence to/from Kurt P. Oppermann [from friends], 1943, 1945, 1949-1953, 1959
    Box   14 F   5
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, General Correspondence to/from Kurt P. Oppermann [from friends], 1960-1961, 1966-1968, 1974
    Box   15 F   1
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, General Correspondence with Ditzler, Catherine (Friend), 1916-1920
    Box   15 F   2
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, General Correspondence with Ditzler, Catherine (Friend), 1921-1927
    Box   15 F   3
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, General Correspondence with Ditzler, Catherine (Friend. daughter of Mr/s G. E. Ditzler, married J. Albert Broche on June 16, 1934), 1928-1934
    Box   15 F   4
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, General Correspondence, with Florer, Dr. W. W., re: "Early Michigan Settlement [near Saginaw]," 1950-1954, and undated
    Box   15 F   5
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, General Correspondence, with With Fueher, William D., re: German Language in Public Schools, 1900-1917, and German Communities in Michigan, May-June 1953
    Box   15 F   6
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, General Correspondence, with Heyne, Jenny (Friend), 1914-1916
    Box   15 F   7
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, General Correspondence, with Heyne, Jenny (Friend), 1917-1921, 1924-1925
    Box   15 F   8
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, General Correspondence, with Ibershoff, Dr. Carl (some in German), 1919, 1937, 1946-1951, and undated
    Box   16 F   1
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, General Correspondence, with Jensen, Mollie, (Friend, divorced from Norman in late November 1929), 1927, 1929-1930
    Box   16 F   2
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, General Correspondence, with Jensen, Mollie, (Friend), 1931-1932, 1934, and undated
    Box   16 F   3
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, General Correspondence, with Leppy, Myron E. (Friend), 1926-1928
    Box   16 F   4
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, General Correspondence, with Leppy, Myron E. (Friend), 1929-1930
    Box   16 F   5
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, General Correspondence, with Miller, Dorothy (Girlfriend), 1921-1922
    Box   16 F   6
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, General Correspondence, with Miller, Dorothy (Girlfriend), 1925, and undated
    Box   16 F   7
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, General Correspondence, with Moloney, Rita (Friend), 1927-1929
    Box   16 F   8
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, General Correspondence, with Moloney, Rita (Friend), 1930-1932, 1939
    Box   16 F   9
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, General Correspondence, from Sinfonia Fraternity, 1915, 1917-1918
    Box   16 F   10
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, General Correspondence, from Sinfonia Fraternity, 1919-1922, 1924, 1931
    Box   17 F   1
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Accounts Payable Book, Alphabetical by Company Name or Surname, 1919-1924
    Box   17 F   2
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Advertising, Mailing Labels, Examples, [circa 1920s]
    Box   17 F   3
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Balance Sheets, 1921-1924, 1932, 1936
    Box   17 F   4
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Bills Payable (loose pages), 1924-1936
    Box   17 F   5
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Bills Payable (loose pages), except 1934, 1924-1936
    Box   17 F   5
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Bills Payable (loose pages), 1924-1933, 1935-1936
    Box   17 F   6
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Budget [Draft], undated
    Box   18 F   1
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Arthur P. Oppermann to Kurt P. Oppermann, September 24, 1925-July 28, 1926
    Box   18 F   2
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Between Oppermanns and Staff, 1921-1925
    Box   18 F   3
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Companies, A-B, 1920
    Box   18 F   4
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Companies, C, 1920
    Box   18 F   5
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Companies, D-E, 1920
    Box   18 F   6
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Companies, F, 1920
    Box   18 F   7
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Companies, G-H, J, 1920
    Box   18 F   8
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Companies, K-O, 1920
    Box   18 F   9
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Companies, P, 1920
    Box   18 F   10
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Companies, R, 1920
    Box   18 F   11
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Companies, S, 1920
    Box   18 F   12
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Companies, T, W (some 1918), 1920
    Box   19 F   1
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Companies, A, 1921
    Box   19 F   2
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Companies, B, 1921
    Box   19 F   3
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Companies, C, 1921
    Box   19 F   4
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Companies, D, 1921
    Box   19 F   5
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Companies, E, 1921
    Box   19 F   6
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Companies, F, 1921
    Box   19 F   7
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Companies, G, 1921
    Box   19 F   8
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Companies, H, 1921
    Box   19 F   9
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Companies, I-J, 1921
    Box   19 F   10
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Companies, K, 1921
    Box   19 F   11
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Companies, L, 1921
    Box   19 F   12
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Companies, M, 1921
    Box   19 F   13
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Companies, O-P, 1921
    Box   20 F   1
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Companies, R, 1921
    Box   20 F   2
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Companies, S, 1921
    Box   20 F   3
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Companies, A, 1919-1925
    Box   20 F   4
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Companies, B, 1919-1925
    Box   20 F   5
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Companies, C, 1919-1925
    Box   20 F   6
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Companies, D-E, 1919-1925
    Box   20 F   7
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Companies, F, 1919-1925
    Box   20 F   8
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Companies, G, 1919-1925
    Box   20 F   9
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Companies, H-I, 1919-1925
    Box   20 F   10
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Companies, J, 1919-1925
    Box   20 F   11
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Companies, K, 1919-1925
    Box   20 F   12
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Companies, L, 1919-1925
    Box   20 F   13
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Companies, M, 1919-1925
    Box   21 F   1
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Companies, N-O, 1919-1925
    Box   21 F   2
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Companies, P, 1919-1925
    Box   21 F   3
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Companies, R, 1919-1925
    Box   21 F   4
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Companies, S-Se, 1919-1925
    Box   21 F   5
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Companies, Sh-Su, 1919-1925
    Box   21 F   6
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Companies, T-U, 1919-1925
    Box   21 F   7
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Companies, W and Y, not Wagner, 1919-1925
    Box   21 F   8
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, With Ladies Clothing Suppliers [includes swatches and drawings], 1923-1925
    Box   21 F   9
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, With Charles F. Wagner and Wagner, Jodie and Co., Inc. (Fur Merchant), 1919-1922, 1924
    Box   21 F   10
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, With Charles F. Wagner, G. Gaudig and Blum Corp., Fur Traders, 1923-1925
    Box   21 F   11
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Advertisement (Draft) for Ladies Day Time Wear Shop, [1920s]
    Box   21 F   12
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Business Receipts for Advertising in Flint, Michigan, Newspapers, 1923-1925
    Box   22 F   1
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Customers, A, 1919-1925
    Box   22 F   2
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Customers, B, 1919-1925
    Box   22 F   3
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Customers, C, 1918-1925
    Box   22 F   4
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Customers, D-E, 1918-1925
    Box   22 F   6
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Customers, F-G, 1922-1925
    Box   22 F   7
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Customers, H-J, 1919-1925
    Box   22 F   8
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Customers, K, 1919-1925
    Box   22 F   9
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Customers, L, 1919-1925
    Box   22 F   10
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Customers, Mac-Mc, 1919-1925
    Box   22 F   11
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Customers, M-O, 1921-1925
    Box   23 F   1
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Customers, P, 1921-1925
    Box   23 F   2
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Customers, R, 1921-1925
    Box   23 F   3
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Customers, S, 1921-1925
    Box   23 F   4
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Customers, T-U, 1921-1925
    Box   23 F   5
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Customers, W, 1922-1925
    Box   23 F   6
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Customers, V and Y, 1922-1925
    Box   23 F   7
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Customers, R, 1921
    Box   23 F   8
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Customers, S, 1921
    Box   23 F   9
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, Customers, T and W, 1921
    Box   23 F   10
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Business Correspondence, G. F. Oppermann and U.S. Veterans' Bureau re: Rented Space, 1922-1923
    Box   24 F   1
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Chart of Accounts undated
    Box   24 F   2
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Collection Letters, from John Gray the Fur Designer, Inc., 1936
    Box   24 F   3
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Daily Reports, January 2-March 7, 1931
    Box   24 F   3
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Daily Reports, January 2-March 7, 1931
    Box   24 F   4
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, "Fur Talk No. 1", 1921
    Box   24 F   5
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Future Fur Modes (Publication), 1925-1926
    Box   24 F   6
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, General Accounts, Flint Store, August 1922-December 1923
    Box   24 F   7
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, General Ledger, Fred Hoyt (loose pages only), 1921-1923
    Box   24 F   7
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Inventory Book, 1915-1918; Luxury Tax Information, February-May 1919, 1915-1919
    Box   24 F   8
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Inventory (copy), 1932
    Box   24 F   9
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Job Receipt Book, Alphabetical by Customer's Surname, 1936
    Box   24 F   10
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Job Receipt Book (loose pages only, lists customer's name, address, date, work to be done, cost, and dates delivered and paid), September-December 1936
    Box   25 F   1
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Job Receipt Book (lists customer’s name, address, date, work to be done, cost, and dates delivered and paid), 1937
    Box   25 F   2
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Letter of Recommendation for Miss Louise Ahner, 1925
    Box   25 F   3
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Mark-Up Tables, 1924, and undated
    Box   25 F   4
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Mailing List, Saginaw and Bay City, Michigan, undated
    Box   25 F   5
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Pattern List, 1923-1924
    Box   25 F   6
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Photograph of a Model Wearing a Squirrel and Mole Cape, Designed by Gene P. Oppermann, 1922
    Box   25 F   7
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Prospects, 1923-1924
    Box   25 F   8
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Prospects, 1925
    Box   25 F   9
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Publications, 1915, 1925-1926
    Box   25 F   10
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Sales Record Book (loose pages only), 1921-1922, 1924-1928
    Box   25 F   11
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Revenue Tax Record, last paid January 30, 1922, October 1920-December 1921, 1920-1922
    Box   25 F   12
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Saxon Six Touring Car, Mrs. Gus Oppermann, 1916
    Box   25 F   13
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Tag with Notes by Gustav F. Oppermann, Example, 1922
    Box   25 F   14
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Tax Receipts, 1923-1925
    Box   25 F   15
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Oppermann Fur Company, Work Notes, September 19-December 9, 1925
    Box   26 F   1
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Historic Preservation Materials, Committee to Save Webber House, Membership Lists Supporting Correspondence, and Financial Report, 1960
    Box   26 F   2
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Historic Preservation Materials, Court House County Center Project, re: Old Arthur Hill High School, 1949
    Box   26 F   3
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Historic Preservation Materials, Webber House, Fundraising Materials, 1960
    Box   26 F   4
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Historic Preservation Materials, Heritage Foundation Association, Webber House, Articles about, 1960-1961; Radio Announcement, 1960, 1960-1961
    Box   26 F   5
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Historic Preservation Materials, Heritage Foundation Association, Webber House, Fundraising Materials, 1960
    Box   26 F   6
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Historic Preservation Materials, Heritage Foundation Association, Webber House, Newspaper Clippings (copies), July 1960-February 1961
    Box   26 F   7
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Historic Preservation Materials, Johnson-Lapeer-Janes Neighborhood Improvement Association, Papers, May-August 1951
    Box   26 F   8
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Historic Preservation Materials, Johnson-Lapeer-Janes Neighborhood Improvement Association, Papers, September 1951-March 1952, and undated
    Box   26 F   9
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Historic Preservation Materials, Relocation of U.S. 10 and Bridge at Arrowhead Farm (includes maps), 1957, 1959
    Box   26 F   10
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Historic Preservation Materials, Saginaw Civic Center and Old Saginaw Auditorium, 1953-1962
    Box   26 F   11
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Historic Preservation Materials, Saginaw Historical Building Foundation, Advertisement, 1949
    Box   26 F   12
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Historic Preservation Materials, Saginaw Historical Building Foundation, Arthur P. Hill High School, Correspondence and Newspaper Clippings (copies), 1949-1950
    Box   26 F   13
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Historic Preservation Materials, Saginaw Historical Building Foundation, Bank Books; Blank Membership Card, 1950
    Box   26 F   14
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Historic Preservation Materials, Saginaw Historical Building Foundation, Constitutions (drafts), 1950
    Box   26 F   15
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Historic Preservation Materials, Saginaw Historical Building Foundation, Meeting Minutes, December 1949-January 1950
    Box   26 F   16
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Historic Preservation Materials, Saginaw Historical Building Foundation, Membership Cards List, [circa 1950]
    Box   26 F   17
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Historic Preservation Materials, Saginaw Historical Heritage Committee, Webber House, Petition to Save and Related Materials, 1960
    Box   27 F   1
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Miscellaneous, Business Correspondence, File #20-Sam Allen, 1954, 1969
    Box   27 F   2
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Miscellaneous, Correspondence, re: Brady Hill Cemetery, 1971
    Box   27 F   3
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Miscellaneous, Correspondence, re: Patent Ideas of Kurt P. Oppermann, 1936-1937, 1962-1963
    Box   27 F   4
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Miscellaneous, Correspondence, General, re: Seemann and Peters, Inc Stock, 1954-1964, and undated
    Box   27 F   5
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Miscellaneous, Correspondence, General, with Apartment Manager, Dorothy Kline, 1959-1962 (Scattered), and undated
    Box   27 F   6
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Miscellaneous, Correspondence, General, with Bentley Historical Library, Kenneth P. Schettel, 1970-1973
    Box   27 F   7
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Miscellaneous, Correspondence, Letters to the Editor, Saginaw News (drafts), 1936-1957 (Scattered)
    Box   27 F   8
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Miscellaneous, Greetin Cards, Birthday (6), undated
    Box   27 F   9
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Miscellaneous, Greetin Cards, Christmas (64), undated
    Box   27 F   10
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Miscellaneous, Greetin Cards, Easter (5), undated
    Box   27 F   11
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Miscellaneous, Greetin Cards, New Years (6), Friendship (1), and Valentine's (3), undated
    Box   27 F   12
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Poetry of Kurt P. Oppermann, 1911-1929 (Scattered), and undated
    Box   28 F   1
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Saginaw, Michigan, Materials, Saginaw Auctions, Advertisements, 1960-1963
    Box   28 F   2
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Saginaw, Michigan, Materials, Saginaw Auctions, Advertisements, 1964-1965
    Box   28 F   3
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Saginaw, Michigan, Materials, Christian Business Men's Committee of Saginaw, Announcements from Secretary, 1951-1953
    Box   28 F   4
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Saginaw, Michigan, Materials, Saginaw, Board of Appeals on Zoning, Meeting Minutes and Attachments, 1955-1956
    Box   28 F   5
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Saginaw, Michigan, Materials, Saginaw, Board of Appeals on Zoning, Meeting Minutes and Attachments, 1957-1960, 1968
    Box   28 F   6
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Saginaw, Michigan, Materials, Saginaw City Council, Meeting Minutes and Attachments, 1953, 1955 (Scattered)
    Box   28 F   7
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Saginaw, Michigan, Materials, Saginaw City Council, Meeting Minutes and Attachments, 1956
    Box   28 F   8
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Saginaw, Michigan, Materials, Saginaw City Council, Meeting Minutes and Attachments, 1957
    Box   28 F   9
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Saginaw, Michigan, Materials, Saginaw City Council, Meeting Minutes and Attachments, January-March 1958
    Box   28 F   10
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Saginaw, Michigan, Materials, Saginaw City Council, Meeting Minutes and Attachments, April 1958-January 1959
    Box   28 F   11
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Saginaw, Michigan, Materials, Saginaw City Council, Eddy Urban Renewal Project, Materials, 1965
    Box   29 F   1
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Saginaw, Michigan, Materials, Saginaw, City Planning Commission, Meeting Minutes, Agendas, and Attachments, November 29, 1955-October 23, 1956 (Scattered)
    Box   29 F   2
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Saginaw, Michigan, Materials, Saginaw, City Planning Commission, Meeting Minutes, Agendas, and Attachments, February 19, 1956-January 13, 1959 (Scattered)
    Box   29 F   3
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Saginaw, Michigan, Materials, Saginaw Public Schools, Agreement (Blank), 1955; Financial Report, 1956; Building Survey, 1956-1957, 1955-1957
    Box   29 F   4
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Saginaw, Michigan, Materials, Saginaw Sewer Construction, Progress Reports and Public Hearings, December 1955-December 1957
    Box   29 F   5
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Saginaw, Michigan, Materials, Saginaw Sewer Construction, Progress Reports and Public Hearings, January 1958-February 1959
    Box   30 F   1
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Legal-size, Correspondence re: Kurt P. Oppermann's Tuberculosis Claim, 1924-1969 (Scattered)
    Box   30 F   2
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Legal-size, Legal Papers, re: Antoinette (Peters) Oppermann's Estate, 1937, 1939
    Box   30 F   3
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Legal-size, Legal Papers, re: Apartments of Kurt P. Oppermann, 1950-1968 (Scattered)
    Box   30 F   4
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Legal-size, Legal Papers, re: Property of Kurt P. Oppermann, 1916-1964 (Scattered)
    Box   30 F   5
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Legal-size, Legal Papers, re: Property of William M. and Helen C. Peters, 1939
    Box   30 F   6
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Legal-size, Legal Papers, re: Will of Aunt Julia H. Beese, 1957-1959
    Box   30 F   7
    Papers of Kurt P. Oppermann, Legal-size, Legal Papers, re: Will of Kurt P. Oppermann (copy), 1963
    Box   30 F   8
    Legal-size, Oppermann Fur Co., Advertisements, Sketches, and Fur Business Related Materials, (some copies), 1920-1939, and undated
    Box   30 F   9
    Legal-size, Oppermann Fur Co., Daily Record and Journal, Flint Store, 1924-July 1925
    Box   30 F   10
    Legal-size, Miscellaneous, Poetry Booklets of Kurt P. Oppermann, 1920, and undated
    Box   30 F   11
    Legal-size, Saginaw, Michigan, Materials, Germania of Saginaw, Newsletters, Newspaper Clippings (copies), 1941-1976, and undated
    Box   30 F   12
    Legal-size, Saginaw, Michigan, Materials, Saginaw Historical Building Foundation, Papers, 1949-1950, and undated
    Box   30 F   13
    Legal-size, Saginaw, Michigan, Materials, Warranty Deeds of Jacob Seligman of Music Block, Saginaw, Michigan, 1891 (purchase), 1898 (sold to Saginaw), 1891, 1898
    Box   30 F   13
    Legal-size, Other Collections, DeFere, Account Book, of General Jobbing, Wood and Coal, and Wholesale Grocery Businesses, Bergland, Michigan,  1916-1924
    Box   31 F   1
    Legal-size, Other Collections, Volusin Bude Papers, Correspondence from Germany and U.S. to Freidrich Emil Thurn, mostly in German, 1853-1860
    Box   31 F   2
    Legal-size, Other Collections, Volusin Bude Papers, Correspondence from Germany and U.S. to Freidrich Emil Thurn, mostly in German, 1862
    Box   31 F   3
    Legal-size, Other Collections, Volusin Bude Papers, Envelopes (Empty) Addressed to Volusin Bude, Builder and Architect, East Saginaw (5), undated
    Box   31 F   4
    Legal-size, Other Collections, Volusin Bude Papers, Fire Insurance Policy of Elizabeth Thurn for a House in East Saginaw, 1867
    Box   31 F   5
    Legal-size, Other Collections, Volusin Bude Papers, Pay Orders, Receipts, and Miscellaneous, 1867-1871
    Box   32 F   1
    Legal-size, Other Collections, Mabel C. (Scott) DeFere Papers, Biographical Materials of Mabel C. (Scott) de Fere and Family, 1922, 1936, 1958, 1968, and undated
    Box   32 F   2
    Legal-size, Other Collections, Mabel C. (Scott) DeFere Papers, Class Record Books, 7th-9th Grades, Webber School (2 v.), undated
    Box   32 F   3
    Legal-size, Other Collections, Mabel C. (Scott) DeFere Papers, Diary, Mabel C. (Scott) de Fere, November 1938-January 1939
    Box   32 F   4
    Legal-size, Other Collections, Mabel C. (Scott) DeFere Papers, Elementary Teaching, Materials (Reference), 1939, 1947-1948, and undated
    Box   32 F   5
    Legal-size, Other Collections, Mabel C. (Scott) DeFere Papers, Elementary Teaching, Narrations for Pageants, 1949, and undated; Norman’s Student Paper, 1946, 1946, 1949, and undated
    Box   32 F   6
    Legal-size, Other Collections, Mabel C. (Scott) DeFere Papers, “Michigan My Homeland” for State Song, Materials, Lyrics by Mabel de Fere, 1959
    Box   32 F   7
    Legal-size, Other Collections, Mabel C. (Scott) DeFere Papers, Negatives, Webber School Tree Planting Ceremony (28) re: Michigan State Tree (no extant photographs), 1955
    Box   32 F   8
    Legal-size, Other Collections, Mabel C. (Scott) DeFere Papers, Personal Correspondence, to Mabel de Fere, from Family/Friends, 1939-1942
    Box   32 F   9
    Legal-size, Other Collections, Mabel C. (Scott) DeFere Papers, Personal Correspondence, to Mabel de Fere, from Family/Friends, 1943, 1947, 1958, 1960, 1964, 1967-1968, and undated
    Box   32 F   10
    Legal-size, Other Collections, Mabel C. (Scott) DeFere Papers, Personal Correspondence, to Mabel de Fere, from Kurt P. Oppermann, 1938-1939
    Box   32 F   11
    Legal-size, Other Collections, Mabel C. (Scott) DeFere Papers, Personal Correspondence, to Mabel de Fere, from Kurt P. Oppermann, 1940-1941
    Box   32 F   12
    Legal-size, Other Collections, Mabel C. (Scott) DeFere Papers, Personal Correspondence, to Mabel de Fere, from Kurt P. Oppermann, 1942
    Box   32 F   13
    Legal-size, Other Collections, Mabel C. (Scott) DeFere Papers, Personal Correspondence, to Mabel de Fere, from Kurt P. Oppermann, 1943
    Box   32 F   14
    Legal-size, Other Collections, Mabel C. (Scott) DeFere Papers, Personal Correspondence, to Mabel de Fere, from Kurt P. Oppermann, 1944-1945, 1960; and to/from Mabel, 1964, and undated 1944-1945, 1960, 1964, and undated
    Box   32 F   15
    Legal-size, Other Collections, Mabel C. (Scott) DeFere Papers, Photographs and Postcards, Bergland, Michigan, on Lake Gogebic (19), small Photograph Album, undated
    Box   32 F   16
    Legal-size, Other Collections, Mabel C. (Scott) DeFere Papers, Photographs and Postcards, Class Group portraits, two of Webber School, Saginaw, Michigan (5), 1955, 1967, and undated
    Box   32 F   17
    Legal-size, Other Collections, Mabel C. (Scott) DeFere Papers, Photographs and Postcards, Mabel C. De Fere and family (10), her home (10: and students (3); [1914-1918]-1956 (Scattered)
    Box   33 F   1
    Legal-size, Other Collections, Mabel C. (Scott) DeFere Papers, Photographs and Postcards, [a] Saginaw, Michigan, school event with queen and court and pioneer parade (3); [pre-1959] undated
    Box   33 F   2
    Legal-size, Other Collections, Mabel C. (Scott) DeFere Papers, Poems, Stories, Miscellaneous Writing; undated
    Box   33 F   3
    Legal-size, Other Collections, Mabel C. (Scott) DeFere Papers, Saginaw Historical Museum Association, Accessions Committee Appointments; 1963
    Box   33 F   4
    Legal-size, Other Collections, Mabel C. (Scott) DeFere Papers, Saginaw Teacher's Weekly Plan Book, U.S. History; undated
    Box   33 F   5
    Legal-size, Other Collections, Mabel C. (Scott) DeFere Papers, Travel Journal, Mabel C. (Scott) de Fere (Trip to Europe with Kurt P. Oppermann); July 16-August 17, 1960
    Box   33 F   6
    Legal-size, Other Collections, Mabel C. (Scott) DeFere Papers, Webber School Groundbreaking, Brochure; April 30, 1959
    Box   33 F   7
    Legal-size, Other Collections, Mabel C. (Scott) DeFere Papers, White Pine as State Tree, House Bill, Programs, Petition by Mabel de Fere; 1955
    Box   33 F   8
    Legal-size, Other Collections, Mabel C. (Scott) DeFere Papers, Fred. G. Scott, Articles of Agreement, 1895; Bergland, Michigan, Post Master Papers, 1921-1943 (Scattered); 1895; 1921-1943 (Scattered)
    Box   33 F   9
    Legal-size, Other Collections, Mabel C. (Scott) DeFere Papers, Fred. G. Scott, Articles of Agreement, 1895; Bergland, Michigan, Post Master Papers, 1921-1943 (Scattered); 1895, 1921-1943 (Scattered)
    Box   33 F   10
    Legal-size, Other Collections, Mabel C. (Scott) DeFere Papers, Veda H. Scott, Bergland, Michigan, Postmistress, Papers; 1928
    Box   34 F   1
    Legal-size, Other Collections, Marion C. Weir Papers, Correspondence, General, with Marion C. Weir, 1917-1929
    Box   34 F   2
    Legal-size, Other Collections, Marion C. Weir Papers, Correspondence, General, with Marion C. Weir, 1931-1949
    Box   34 F   3
    Legal-size, Other Collections, Marion C. Weir Papers, Correspondence, General, with Marion C. Weir, 1950-1959
    Box   34 F   4
    Legal-size, Other Collections, Marion C. Weir Papers, Poem (in German), by F. Fiedler, undated
    Box   34 F   5
    Legal-size, Other Collections, Marion C. Weir Papers, Poetry by Marion C. Weir, undated
    Box   34 F   6
    Legal-size, Other Collections, Marion C. Weir Papers, Publications by Weir, Ex Umbris: an Autobiographical Poem, 1947; Sonnets Francesca, 1959, both published by Oppermann Co., Saginaw, Michigan, 1947, 1959
    Box   34 F   7
    Legal-size, Other Collections, Marion C. Weir Papers, Scrapbook of Poems, Marion C. Weir, 1942-1947
    F   1  
    Oversized Folder, Historic Preservation, Webber House Blueprints (copies, 2), 1960
    F   2  
    Oversized Folder, Oppermann Fur Co., Advertising, Sketches, Fur Business Related Materials, 1926, 1933-1934, and undated
    F   3  
    Oversized Folder, Other Collections, Mabel C. (Scott) DeFere, Certificates, 1941, 1916-1917, and Diploma, 1936 (B.A. from Northern State Teachers College), 1941, 1916-1917, 1936
    V   1  
    Oversized Volume, Kurt P. Oppermann, Account Book, August 30, 1963-July 25, 1964
    V   2  
    Oversized Volume, Oppermann Fur Company, Accounts Receivable (spine and back cover are missing), 1898-1901
    V   3  
    Oversized Volume, Oppermann Fur Company, Advertising Scrapbook [HUGE] (includes advertisements, several Saginaw newspapers, advertising cards, and drawings, both of Oppermann and other fur companies or stores), 1888-1934
    V   4  
    Oversized Volume, Oppermann Fur Company, Day Books, November 14, 1908-October 8, 1910
    V   5  
    Oversized Volume, Oppermann Fur Company, Day Books, October 10, 1910-August 3, 1912
    V   6  
    Oversized Volume, Oppermann Fur Company, Day Books, August 5, 1912-November 11, 1915
    V   7  
    Oversized Volume, Oppermann Fur Company, Day Books, November 15, 1915-August 2, 1918
    V   8  
    Oversized Volume, Oppermann Fur Company, Job Receipt Books, Indexed [Some volumes say “Orders”] (Lists customer’s name, address, date, work to be done, cost, and dates delivered and paid), November 26, 1897-September 27, 1907
    V   9  
    Oversized Volume, Oppermann Fur Company, Job Receipt Books, Indexed [Some volumes say “Orders”] (Lists customer’s name, address, date, work to be done, cost, and dates delivered and paid), September 26, 1907-June 9, 1924
    V   10  
    Oversized Volume, Oppermann Fur Company, Job Receipt Books, Indexed [Some volumes say “Orders”] (Lists customer’s name, address, date, work to be done, cost, and dates delivered and paid) (back cover is detached), July 13, 1912-September 25, 1915
    V   11  
    Oversized Volume, Oppermann Fur Company, Job Receipt Books, Indexed [Some volumes say “Orders”] (Lists customer’s name, address, date, work to be done, cost, and dates delivered and paid), December 27, 1920-June 19, 1924
    V   12  
    Oversized Volume, Oppermann Fur Company, [General] Ledger, Indexed, March 5, 1899-1903,
    V   13  
    Oversized Volume, Oppermann Fur Company, [General] Ledger, Indexed, 1907-1918,
    V   14  
    Oversized Volume, Oppermann Fur Company, [General] Ledger, Indexed, January 1921-March 1923
    V   15  
    Oversized Volume, Oppermann Fur Company, [General] Ledger, Indexed, Includes 1921 Inventory of Flint Store, September 1920-April 1924
    V   16  
    Oversized Volume, Oppermann Fur Company, [General] Ledger, Indexed, Bank of Saginaw Accounts (on bottom of pile of volumes due to its size), January 3, 1924-October 27, 1928
    V   17  
    Oversized Volume, Oppermann Fur Company, [General] Ledger, Indexed, Flint Store, Includes 1924-1939 Inventories of Flint Store (Also includes loose notes and correspondence, 1921) 1921, 1924-1939
    V   18  
    Oversized Volume, Oppermann Family Photograph Album (Acc#2993), late nineteenth century
    V   19  
    Oversized Volume, Other Collections, Frank Selzer (Saginaw Artist, Lithographer), Account Book of Work Done (Pages are detached as unit from the spine and covers), January 1934-May 1941