Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for
Jack R. Westbrook Historic houses book research collection

Finding aid created by
Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: Jack R. Westbrook Historic houses book research collection,
Creator: Westbrook, Jack R.
Inclusive dates: 2012
Extent: 1 cubic feet (in 2 boxes)
Abstract:
Collection of research materials Westbrook amassed for his book on historic homes of Mount Pleasant and Isabella County, Michigan.

Call number: MSS.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University
250 East Preston Street
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Phone: 989-774-3352
Fax: 989-774-2160
Email: clarke@cmich.edu
Website: http://clarke.cmich.edu


Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Acc# 73679

Access Restrictions:

Jack R. Westbrook Historic houses book research collection is open for research.

Copyright:

Copyright is unknown.

Preferred Citation:

Jack R. Westbrook Historic houses book research collection, Folder # , Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University


Arrangement

The collection is organized by original order, by binders Volumes (1-4) in which the materials were originally housed.


History

Biography:

Jack R. Westbrook, author, local historian and president of the Mount Pleasant Area Historical Society, spent two years researching his book At Home in an Earlier Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. He profiled 408 houses and researched 250 of them in-depth. Westbrook has written eleven books to date, copies of all of them may be found in the Central Michigan University Libraries. (This information is from the collection.)


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of materials, scanned photographs, copies of pages from historical books, notes, and other materials Westbrook amassed for his book, and drafts of his chapters. A copy of the Morning Sun [Mount Pleasant, Mich.] newspaper article about his research and the release of the book, 2012, and a CD of Westbrook’s work is also included.

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • Westbrook, Jack R.
    • Michigan authors.
    • Historic homes--Michigan--Isabella County.
    • Mount Pleasant (Mich.)--History--Pictorial works.
    • Mount Pleasant (Mich.)--Buildings, structures, etc.--History.
    • Isabella County (Mich.)--History--Pictoral works.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
     
    Jack R. Westbrook Historic houses book research collection. [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    Morning Sun article on historical homes book, 2012
    Box   1 F   2
    Volume One, At Home in an Earlier Mt. Pleasant, Michigan North-East, CD, Picard to Bellows (folder 1 of 4), 2012
    Box   1 F   3
    Volume One, At Home in an Earlier Mt. Pleasant, Michigan North-East, Picard to Bellows (folder 2 of 4), 2012
    Box   1 F   4
    Volume One, At Home in an Earlier Mt. Pleasant, Michigan North-East, Picard to Bellows (folder 3 of 4), 2012
    Box   1 F   5
    Volume One, At Home in an Earlier Mt. Pleasant, Michigan North-East, Picard to Bellows (folder 4 of 4), 2012
    Box   1 F   6
    Volume Two, At Home in an Earlier Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Southwest to Far West (folder 1 of 4), 2012
    Box   1 F   7
    Volume Two, At Home in an Earlier Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Southwest to Far West (folder 2 of 4), 2012
    Box   1 F   8
    Volume Two, At Home in an Earlier Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Southwest to Far West (folder 3 of 4), 2012
    Box   1 F   9
    Volume Two, At Home in an Earlier Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Southwest to Far West (folder 4 of 4), 2012
    Box   2 F   1
    Volume Three, At Home in an Earlier Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Detailed Photographs not used for book, 2012
    Box   2 F   2
    Volume Four, At Home in an Earlier Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Photographs Alphabetically Organized by Street with no details for book, Andre Street to Franklin Street, 2012
    Box   2 F   3
    Volume Four, At Home in an Earlier Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Photographs Alphabetically Organized by Street with no details for book, Gratiot Street to Maple Street, 2012
    Box   2 F   4
    Volume Four, At Home in an Earlier Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Photographs Alphabetically Organized by Street with no details for book, Maple Street to Woodworth Street, 2012