Ellen Perry Papers,   1893-1981, and undated
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   Container / Location    Title
 
Ellen Perry Papers. [series]:
Box   1 F   1
Manuscripts: St. Louis: 1880 Bird’s Eye View; Red Susan-boat; Marshall Field’s Store; Stone in City Park; Honoring Early Settlers; Unmarked Grave; Hanner and the Beeswax; Skeleton That Went to School; Winding Pine (River); House of Seven Gables; etc., 1953
Box   1 F   2
Manuscripts: Gram Was Too Young; Assist by Curley (cat); Farmers Make Own Sugar; Wilds of Early Michigan; Around the Valley (Saginaw); Alma’s Identical Triplets; Flower Garden; 100th Birthday (St. Louis); etc., 1954
Box   1 F   3
Manuscripts: Three Generations in Hitchcock’s Store; 92 year-old Career Lady; Whitman Cemetery; Changes In Our Flag; Starving Gratiot; Busiest Man In Breckenridge; Wonder Lady of Kenrose Farm; 1st Methodist Church Centennial (St. Louis); Gratiot’s Organic Farmer; Indian Relics In Rare Collection (folder 1 of 2), 1956
Box   1 F   4
Manuscripts: End of an Era; Haunted Shield; Blueberries; Post Office Dedication (St. Louis); Easy to Get a Trademark Registered?; Story of Ely Highway; 30,000 Trees; Harvester Project in Gratiot County; Christmas in Gratiot; etc. (folder 2 of 2), 1956
Box   1 F   5
Manuscripts: “Fall Round-up” Correspondence, 1956-1972
Box   1 F   6
Manuscripts: Potter’s Field (Oak Grove Cemetery, St. Louis); Grandma, a Do-It-Yourself Girl; Breckenridge Centennial; Our War Brides; The Quiet People; Michigan Heritage; Mackinaw Trail; Surprises on a Country Road; etc., 1962
Box   1 F   7
Manuscripts: Civil Defense Preparedness in Gratiot County; Clare-The Gateway City; Nature’s Pesticides; Sugar Beets-Then and Now; Ladybug Story; Fate of a Cuban Mission; Smallest Post Office (Elm Hall); etc., 1963
Box   1 F   8
Manuscripts: Traverse City State Hospital Chapel, 1963, 1965
Box   1 F   9
Manuscripts: St. Louis School System; John Cumming (Clarke Historical Library); Kathy’s Jungle Garden; New Chapter in Alma Masonic History; Important Anniversary-Social Security; F.F.A. (Future Farmers of America) Regional Contests; Airplane at Breckenridge Legion Post; Mennonites of Gratiot County; Grand Army of the Republic, etc., 1964-1965
Box   1 F   10
Manuscripts: Missionary’s Reward; St. Louis; Story Family and Wheeler; Farm Homemaker Reminisces; Michigan Church of God Camp Meeting; Lure and Lore of Pine River; Venerable Schoolhouse Will Live On; Wheeler Pioneer Reminisces; Busy Centennial Year for Masonic Lodge; etc., 1966
Box   1 F   11
Manuscripts: Space Problems at Courthouse (Ithaca); Stereoscopic Treasure; Alma College: Mayflower School Teamwork; Blind and Deaf Career Woman; Indian Pottery Unearthed in Shepherd Garden; “Keeping the Records” at Clarke (Historical Library); New Regime for Poultry; Grandma’s Stories; etc., 1967
Box   1 F   12
Manuscripts: Air Pollution Is-And Was; Pioneer In the Trucking Business; Valuable Book on Saginaw Valley Indians; Maple Syrup Festivals-Old Style (Shepherd); Alma Jeweler Has Rare Talent; Mail Order Catalogue, 1876 Edition; Will Maple River Become a Blessing?; Farewell to Old Mansion; Five New Eagle Scouts in Troop 409; Tragic Story In a Bottle; Alma’s School a “Design For the Future;” etc., 1968
Box   1 F   13
Manuscripts: 1st Telephone; Gratiot County’s 1st Killer; Smiles From Historical Records; Spicebrush Tea and Cornmeal Bread; Lumber Was King; Log Cabin Living Was Fun; Gratiot County’s 1st Family; Courageous Settlers; Bits From the Past-In Old Grange Notebooks; Remember the Saginaw Fire of 1893?; Music Man and His Bands; etc. (folder 1 of 2), 1969
Box   1 F   14
Manuscripts: 1st Telephone; Gratiot County’s 1st Killer; Smiles From Historical Records; Spicebrush Tea and Cornmeal Bread; Lumber Was King; Log Cabin Living Was Fun; Gratiot County’s 1st Family; Courageous Settlers; Bits From the Past-In Old Grange Notebooks; Remember the Saginaw Fire of 1893?; Music Man and His Bands; etc. (folder 2 of 2), 1969
Box   1 F   15
Manuscripts: 100th Birthday of a Railroad; Shades of the Past in Gratiot County; Alma-Scotland U.S.A.; Tragedy of Saginaw Indians; Rural Pollution of Gratiot Streams; Isabella’s Struggle for a Courthouse; Midland-September 1870; Income Tax-1870 Plan; Sea Story With a Happy Ending; Archaeological Study of Northern Gratiot; etc. (folder 1 of 2), 1970
Box   1 F   16
Manuscripts: 100th Birthday of a Railroad; Shades of the Past in Gratiot County; Alma-Scotland U.S.A.; Tragedy of Saginaw Indians; Rural Pollution of Gratiot Streams; Isabella’s Struggle for a Courthouse; Midland-September 1870; Income Tax-1870 Plan; Sea Story With a Happy Ending; Archaeological Study of Northern Gratiot; etc. (folder 2 of 2), 1970
Box   1 F   17
Manuscripts: Gratiot County Girl Makes Good; Drama of Change at Ithaca; Why Not Recycle Used Paper Too?; Success for Humane Society (Alma); Negro Author’s Autobiography Reprinted; Springtime and Stovepipes; The Budget (St. Louis); No Mills, No School; New Service at Gratiot County Hospital; Gratiot County Youth Fair; Centennial of the “Week of Fire;” Problems for Middleton Village; Enrollment Figures in Gratiot County Schools; New Jail in the Future; etc. (folder 1 of 2), 1971
Box   1 F   18
Manuscripts: Gratiot County Girl Makes Good; Drama of Change at Ithaca; Why Not Recycle Used Paper Too?; Success for Humane Society (Alma); Negro Author’s Autobiography Reprinted; Springtime and Stovepipes; The Budget (St. Louis); No Mills, No School; New Service at Gratiot County Hospital; Gratiot County Youth Fair; Centennial of the “Week of Fire;” Problems for Middleton Village; Enrollment Figures in Gratiot County Schools; New Jail in the Future; etc. (folder 2 of 2), 1971
Box   1 F   19
Manuscripts: A Major Transportation Network; Road Progress Report From Gratiot County; Who’ll Be the Queen?; Ecological Studies at Alma College; Farming Is the Leader; Highland Festival To Be Biggest and Best; Postmaster Appointed At Ithaca; Gratiot County Veterans Need Help; Alma College “Kilties” 50 Years Old; Huge Petoskey Stone; etc. (folder 1 of 2), 1972
Box   1 F   20
Manuscripts: A Major Transportation Network; Road Progress Report From Gratiot County; Who’ll Be the Queen?; Ecological Studies at Alma College; Farming Is the Leader; Highland Festival To Be Biggest and Best; Postmaster Appointed At Ithaca; Gratiot County Veterans Need Help; Alma College “Kilties” 50 Years Old; Huge Petoskey Stone; etc. (folder 2 of 2), 1972
Box   1 F   21
Manuscripts: Regional Jails In the Future?; Mizer Triplets Go Home; Ithaca’s Mall; Houghton Papers Found!; Three Generations of Sugar Beet Raising; Meat Boycott In Gratiot County; Breckenridge “Old-Fashioned Fourth” Ready; Soil Maps and Their Value; Historic Opera House Block Modernized; Speed Record Set-103 Years Ago; etc. (folder 1 of 2), 1973
Box   1 F   22
Manuscripts: Regional Jails In the Future?; Mizer Triplets Go Home; Ithaca’s Mall; Houghton Papers Found!; Three Generations of Sugar Beet Raising; Meat Boycott In Gratiot County; Breckenridge “Old-Fashioned Fourth” Ready; Soil Maps and Their Value; Historic Opera House Block Modernized; Speed Record Set-103 Years Ago; etc. (folder 2 of 2), 1973
Box   1 F   23
Manuscripts: What a Difference a Century Makes!; “The Saratoga of Michigan”-That Was St. Louis; Echo From the Past; Genealogies and Gravestones; Alma’s Highland Festival On the Way; Montcalm Community College Graduating 195; Oil Exploration Begun In Gratiot County; Women’s Lib a Century Old?; Mischievous Spirit and the Urn; A Few Historical Landmarks In Gratiot County; etc. (folder 1 of 2), 1974
Box   1 F   24
Manuscripts: What a Difference a Century Makes!; “The Saratoga of Michigan”-That Was St. Louis; Echo From the Past; Genealogies and Gravestones; Alma’s Highland Festival On the Way; Montcalm Community College Graduating 195; Oil Exploration Begun In Gratiot County; Women’s Lib a Century Old?; Mischievous Spirit and the Urn; A Few Historical Landmarks In Gratiot County; etc. (folder 2 of 2), 1974
Box   1 F   25
Manuscripts: Scope of Community Education Enlarging; Old Opera Houses (Correspondence); Saginawian Writes Bicentennial Song For Gratiot County; St. Louis Freight Lines Owner a Busy Man; Drains In Gratiot County Cost a Bundle; Breckenridge-Wheeler Co-op. Elevator Growing Larger; Glamour Years on the Pere Marquette; Fourth of July In St. Louis; Weather and Crops In Gratiot County; Horse Races 109 Years in Ithaca; Frontier Days At Carson City; Bicentennial Plans Moving In Gratiot County; etc. (folder 1 of 2), 1975
Box   1 F   26
Manuscripts: Scope of Community Education Enlarging; Old Opera Houses (Correspondence); Saginawian Writes Bicentennial Song For Gratiot County; St. Louis Freight Lines Owner a Busy Man; Drains In Gratiot County Cost a Bundle; Breckenridge-Wheeler Co-op. Elevator Growing Larger; Glamour Years on the Pere Marquette; Fourth of July In St. Louis; Weather and Crops In Gratiot County; Horse Races 109 Years in Ithaca; Frontier Days At Carson City; Bicentennial Plans Moving In Gratiot County; etc. (folder 2 of 2), 1975
Box   2 F   1
Manuscripts: Plus Side of Those “Good Old Days;” Gratiot County Courthouse Now National Landmark; Gratiot County Jail Problems Under Study; Bicentennial Spirit in Gratiot County; Gratiot County Road Report Severe; “Lumberjack Days” Ready For June; Memories of Old “Elwell Mansion;” A Navigation Dream; St. Louis Road (Gruett) Older Than Bicentennial; Gratiot County Civil Defense Business; Almanacs, Shakers, and Quilts; Historical Homes; Irishtown; Ashley Festival; etc. (folder 1 of 2), 1976
Box   2 F   2
Manuscripts: Plus Side of Those “Good Old Days;” Gratiot County Courthouse Now National Landmark; Gratiot County Jail Problems Under Study; Bicentennial Spirit in Gratiot County; Gratiot County Road Report Severe; “Lumberjack Days” Ready For June; Memories of Old “Elwell Mansion;” A Navigation Dream; St. Louis Road (Gruett) Older Than Bicentennial; Gratiot County Civil Defense Business; Almanacs, Shakers, and Quilts; Historical Homes; Irishtown; Ashley Festival; etc. (folder 2 of 2), 1976
Box   2 F   3
Manuscripts: Gratiot County’s Newspapers; Tree Tapping Time-Almost; Equal Rights Amendment; How About a Name From Yesteryear?; The Hat Lady; Bicycle Paths; Gypsy Moths; Mid-Michigan Olympic Games; Queen of Scots Chosen; Alma Highland Festival; Tractor Pull and Rodeo; Baptist Children’s Home; Centennial Farm; Indian Cemetery Restored; River Highway of 1856; City of the Bells (St. Louis); etc. (folder 1 of 2), 1977
Box   2 F   4
Manuscripts: Gratiot County’s Newspapers; Tree Tapping Time-Almost; Equal Rights Amendment; How About a Name From Yesteryear?; The Hat Lady; Bicycle Paths; Gypsy Moths; Mid-Michigan Olympic Games; Queen of Scots Chosen; Alma Highland Festival; Tractor Pull and Rodeo; Baptist Children’s Home; Centennial Farm; Indian Cemetery Restored; River Highway of 1856; City of the Bells (St. Louis); etc. (folder 2 of 2), 1977
Box   2 F   5
Manuscripts: Col. Saviers’ Automobile Trip; Career Development Workshop For St. Louis Schools; Record-Setting Weather; Gratiot County Fact Sheet; Gratiot County Rainmaking Doomed?; Battle Against Pornography; National Guard Brother Teams; Achievements of Michigan Chemical Corporation; Masonic Home Strike Concluded; Sister and Brother Reunited; Citizens’ Radio Watch Being Organized; Some “Sage” Advice For Farmers; Steam Show at Ithaca; CETA Setup For Gratiot County; Gratiot County Historical Society; Why Not Windmills?; etc. (folder 1 of 2), 1978
Box   2 F   6
Manuscripts: Col. Saviers’ Automobile Trip; Career Development Workshop For St. Louis Schools; Record-Setting Weather; Gratiot County Fact Sheet; Gratiot County Rainmaking Doomed?; Battle Against Pornography; National Guard Brother Teams; Achievements of Michigan Chemical Corporation; Masonic Home Strike Concluded; Sister and Brother Reunited; Citizens’ Radio Watch Being Organized; Some “Sage” Advice For Farmers; Steam Show at Ithaca; CETA Setup For Gratiot County; Gratiot County Historical Society; Why Not Windmills?; etc. (folder 2 of 2), 1978
Box   2 F   7
Manuscripts: St. Louis Trying to Cope; All Meat-No Vegetables; Saginaw’s Multi-Million Dollar Industry; Ancestry of Saginaw Valley Indians?; New St. Louis Bridge; Scrapbooks of Saginaw Mementoes; From Beet Sugar to Alcohol; Everybody Loves Antiques-Why Not In Names Too?; Gem and Mineral Show Ready; He’s Both Author and Publisher (John Cumming); How Merrill Got Its Name; Miniskirts and Things; etc. (folder 1 of 2), 1979
Box   2 F   8
Manuscripts: St. Louis Trying to Cope; All Meat-No Vegetables; Saginaw’s Multi-Million Dollar Industry; Ancestry of Saginaw Valley Indians?; New St. Louis Bridge; Scrapbooks of Saginaw Mementoes; From Beet Sugar to Alcohol; Everybody Loves Antiques-Why Not In Names Too?; Gem and Mineral Show Ready; He’s Both Author and Publisher (John Cumming); How Merrill Got Its Name; Miniskirts and Things; etc. (folder 2 of 2), 1979
Box   2 F   9
Manuscripts: Devastating Fire Ten Years Ago; Sap Harvest At St. Louis; Back to Stoves and Stovepipes?; Michigan Sugar Company Prospects; Census Time-Now and Then; Unmarked Grave; Bethany Lutheran Indian Cemetery Open House; Energy Source Under Ithaca?; It’s Rodeo Time; Whiskey and Bacon Grease; Roast Goose; Time For St. Nick; etc., 1980
Box   2 F   10
Manuscripts: St. Louis Was a Famous Mineral Spa; Flu Closes Ashley Schools; Maple Sap Harvest Time; etc., 1981
Box   2 F   11
Manuscripts by topic, Alma Board of Education (folder 1 of 2), 1969-1975
Box   2 F   12
Manuscripts by topic, Alma Board of Education (folder 2 of 2), 1976-1981
Box   2 F   13
Manuscripts by topic, Alma Chamber of Commerce, 1971-1978
Box   2 F   14
Manuscripts by topic, Alma City Commission (folder 1 of 2), 1971-1975
Box   2 F   15
Manuscripts by topic, Alma City Commission (folder 2 of 2), 1976-1981
Box   2 F   16
Manuscripts by topic, Alma College (folder 1 of 3), 1973
Box   2 F   17
Manuscripts by topic, Alma College (folder 2 of 3), 1974
Box   2 F   18
Manuscripts by topic, Alma College (folder 3 of 3), 1975-1981
Box   2 F   19
Manuscripts by topic, American Legion and Veterans' Council, 1975-1976
Box   2 F   20
Manuscripts by topic, Ashley Board of Education, 1973-1981
Box   2 F   21
Manuscripts by topic, Breckenridge Board of Education, 1973-1981
Box   2 F   22
Manuscripts by topic, Breckenridge Village Council, 1970-1981
Box   2 F   23
Manuscripts by topic, Eager, Donald E., Genealogy Correspondence, 1971
Box   2 F   24
Manuscripts by topic, Fulton Board of Education, 1973-1981
Box   2 F   25
Manuscripts by topic, Gratiot County Bicentennial Coordinating Committee, 1975-1976
Box   2 F   26
Manuscripts by topic, Gratiot County Board of Commissioners (folder 1 of 3), 1970-1973
Box   2 F   27
Manuscripts by topic, Gratiot County Board of Commissioners (folder 2 of 3), 1974-1978
Box   2 F   28
Manuscripts by topic, Gratiot County Board of Commissioners (folder 3 of 3), 1979-1980
Box   3 F   1
Manuscripts by topic, Gratiot County C.R.O.P. Auction, 1976-1977
Box   3 F   2
Manuscripts by topic, Gratiot County Economic Development, Inc., 1978
Box   3 F   3
Manuscripts by topic, Gratiot County Players, 1970-1981
Box   3 F   4
Manuscripts by topic, Gratiot-Isabella Intermediate School District, 1971-1981
Box   3 F   5
Manuscripts by topic, Isabella County Planning Commission, 1959 (?)
Box   3 F   6
Manuscripts by topic, Ithaca Board of Education, 1971-1981
Box   3 F   7
Manuscripts by topic, Ithaca City Council (folder 1 of 2), 1971-1976
Box   3 F   8
Manuscripts by topic, Ithaca City Council (folder 2 of 2), 1978-1981
Box   3 F   9
Manuscripts by topic, Michigan Jail Code Drafts and Proposals, 1972-1973
Box   3 F   10
Manuscripts by topic, Newspaper Institute of America, Correspondence, 1947-1948, 1952, 1961-1963
Box   3 F   11
Manuscripts by topic, Political Matters, 1971-1980
Box   4 F   1
Manuscripts by topic, St. Louis Board of Education (folder 1 of 2), 1970-1976
Box   4 F   2
Manuscripts by topic, St. Louis Board of Education (folder 2 of 2), 1977-1981
Box   4 F   3
Manuscripts by topic, St. Louis Chamber of Commerce, 1971, 1973-1977, 1979
Box   4 F   4
Manuscripts by topic, St. Louis City Council (folder 1 of 3), 1971-1975
Box   4 F   5
Manuscripts by topic, St. Louis City Council (folder 2 of 3), 1976-1977
Box   4 F   6
Manuscripts by topic, St. Louis City Council (folder 3 of 3), 1978-1981
Box   4 F   7
Manuscripts by topic, St. Louis History, 1941, 1955, 1980, undated
Box   4 F   8
Manuscripts by topic, St. Louis, Wonderland Rock Club, 1974-1978
Box   5 F   1
Miscellaneous, undated
Box   5 F   2
Newspaper Articles (folder 1 of 10), 1953-1965
Box   5 F   3
Newspaper Articles (folder 2 of 10), 1966-1969
Box   5 F   4
Newspaper Articles (folder 3 of 10), 1970
Box   5 F   5
Newspaper Articles (folder 4 of 10), 1971-1972
Box   5 F   6
Newspaper Articles (folder 5 of 10), 1973-1975
Box   5 F   7
Newspaper Articles (folder 6 of 10), 1976
Box   5 F   8
Newspaper Articles (folder 7 of 10), 1977
Box   5 F   9
Newspaper Articles (folder 8 of 10), 1978-1979
Box   5 F   10
Newspaper Articles (folder 9 of 10), 1980
Box   5 F   11
Newspaper Articles (folder 10 of 10), undated
Box   5 F   12
Photographs and Negatifves, General (folder 1 of 3), 1945-1956
Box   5 F   13
Photographs and Negatifves, General (folder 2 of 3), 1960-1978
Box   5 F   14
Photographs and Negatifves, General (folder 3 of 3), 1976-1977, undated
Box   5 F   15
Photographs and Negatifves, Negatives (folder 1 of 2), undated
Box   5 F   16
Photographs and Negatifves, Negatives (folder 2 of 2), undated
Box   5 F   17
Photographs and Negatifves, People, undated
Box   5 F   18
Photographs and Negatifves, St. Louis, undated
Box   6 F   1
Scrapbooks, #1 Red, Emblem on cover, The Saginaw News, 1949-1956
Box   6 F   2
Scrapbooks, #2 Maroon, The Saginaw News, 1957-1962
Box   6 F   3
Scrapbooks, #3 Maroon, "Scrap Book" on cover, 1962-1969
Box   6 F   4
Scrapbooks with black covers, #4 Newspaper Clippings mostly from The Saginaw New, Topics: Saginaw, St. Louis, Mount Pleasant, Alma, Gratiot County, CMU, and the Clarke Historical Library. Many by-lines are by Ellen Perry, August 21, 1969-January 5, 1973
Box   6 F   5
Scrapbooks with black covers, #5 Newspaper Clippings from Gratiot County Herald and The Saginaw News, Topics: St. Louis, Ithaca, Alma, Gratiot County, Breckenridge, Middleton, Perrinton, Mount Pleasant, Ashley, the Clarke Historical Library, and Alma College, Many by-lines are by Ellen Perry, January 2, 1973-December 31, 1974
Box   6 F   6
Scrapbooks with black covers, #6 Topics: Alma, Ithaca, St. Louis, Breckenridge, Ashley, Gratiot County, Middleton, Mount Pleasant, the Clarke Historical Library, and Centennial for St. Louis and Gratiot County, January 1, 1975-December 29, 1977
Box   6 F   7
Scrapbooks with black covers, #7 Topics: Wheeler, Ithaca, Elm Hall, Breckenridge, St. Louis, Alma, Ashley, Middleton, Saginaw, and the Clarke Historical Library, January 3, 1978-June 24, 1980
Box   6 F   8
Scrapbooks with black covers, #8 Topics: Newspaper Clippings from The Saginaw News, Topics: Ithaca, St. Louis, Ashley, Middleton, Breckenridge, Gratiot County, Mount. Pleasant, and Riverdale. Many by-lines are by Ellen Perry, July 2, 1980-Mary 24, 1981
V   1  
Oversized Scrapbook, #9 Green, gift from Sadie Doane to Kate Chappell, Newspaper Articles from the St. Louis weekly, The Independent, Topics: St. Louis, an Ellen Perry article of March 1966 on Craemer’s Chair, December 25, 1904
V   2  
Oversized Scrapbook, #10 Red, Christmas Greetings Created by National Detroit, Newspaper Articles Presumably of the St. Louis Weekly, The Independent and the St. Louis Leader Press, undated