Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for
Marion Isabelle Whitney Slides

Finding aid created by
C. Engerson, Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: Marion Isabelle Whitney Slides,
Creator: Whitney, Marion Isabelle, 1911-
Inclusive dates: 1939, 1991, and undated
Extent: 3 cubic feet (in 5 slide boxes)
Abstract:
The collection consists mainly of her slides of Michigan nature scenes, flora, animals, the Chippewa River, Whitney's family, Central Michigan University, and the Gainesville Community Circus (Texas). Whitney had a good eye and some of the images, particularly of flowers, are quite lovely.

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# 72652

Access Restrictions:

Marion Isabelle Whitney Slides

Copyright:

Copyright is unknown.

Preferred Citation:

Marion Isabelle Whitney Slides, Folder # , Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University


Arrangement

Arrangement is alphabetical by topic and then chronological.


History

Biography:

Marion Isabella Whitney was born on April 23, 1911. She earned her B.A., with a major in Geology and a minor in Botany, her M.A. in Geology, with a minor in Botany and Zoology, and her Ph.D. in Geology, all from the University of Texas.

In September 1961, Marion was hired as a geologist in the Biology Department of Central Michigan University (CMU). During the 1970-1971 academic year, she earned the status of full professor.

Besides a separate collection of Professor Whitney’s papers, the Clarke also has a copy of her children’s book, Juan of Paricutin, documenting the 1953 volcanic eruption in Paricutin, Mexico. Before writing the book, Prof. Whitney traveled to Mexico, where she witnessed and photographed the eruption and resulting destruction.

Prof. Whitney taught at CMU until she retired on May 9, 1981 and lived in Shepherd, Michigan. She died on September 16, 1998 in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. (This information is from her papers.)


Collection Scope and Content Note

The slides of this collection primarily cover Michigan landscape associated with natural fauna, wildlife, and Michigan’s Great Lakes. The collection includes a substantial number of slides from Beaver Island, dated 1963. Slides of the Whitney family are also incorporated within the collection. A special note should be given to the unique slides of the Gainesville Circus located in Gainesville, Texas, which first performed in May of 1930. (Information on the Gainesville Community Circus in Gainesville, Texas was found at http://www.texasescapes.com/MikeCoxTe xasTales/258-Circus.htm, accessed December 17, 2010).

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • Whitney, Marion Isabelle, 1911-
    • Central Michigan University--Faculty.
    • Gainesville Circus (Texas)
    • Sleeping Bar Dunes National Lakeshore (Mich.)
    • Whitney family.
    • Shepherd (Mich.)--Pictorial works.
    • Isabella County (Mich.)--Pictorial works.
    • Beaver Island (Mich.)--Pictorial works.
    • Chippewa River (Mich.)--Pictorial works.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
     
    Marion Isabelle Whitney Slides. [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    Afton, Michigan (8 slides), 1974
    Box   1 F   2
    Alpena, Michigan (5), 1969
    Box   1 F   3
    Beaver Island, Michigan (360), 1963
    Box   2 F   1
    Beaver Island, Michigan (6), 1965
    Box   2 F   2
    Big Rapids, Michigan (18), 1977
    Box   2 F   3
    Cadillac, Michigan (20), 1969, 1975, 1988
    Box   2 F   4
    Castle Rock, Michigan (4), 1963
    Box   2 F   5
    Central Michigan (12), 1963-1973
    Box   2 F   6
    Central Michigan University (16), 1965-1974, undated
    Box   2 F   7
    Charlevoix, Michigan (20), 1963
    Box   2 F   8
    Charlevoix, Michigan (3), 1983
    Box   2 F   9
    Clinton County, Michigan (12), 1967
    Box   2 F   10
    Fall, Michigan (10), 1974, 1985
    Box   2 F   11
    Farwell, Michigan (10), 1972-1991, undated
    Box   2 F   12
    Gainesville Circus (11), undated
    Box   2 F   13
    Garden Peninsula (21), 1963, 1967
    Box   2 F   14
    Gladwin, Michigan (3), 1962
    Box   2 F   15
    Grand Sable Lake, Michigan (7), 1983
    Box   2 F   16
    Harrison, Michigan (20), 1972, 1977
    Box   2 F   17
    Harrison, Michigan (14), 1977
    Box   2 F   18
    Houghton Lake, Michigan (14), 1991
    Box   2 F   19
    Houghton Lake, Michigan (11), 1991
    Box   2 F   20
    Lake Michigan (11), 1963-1983, undated
    Box   3 F   1
    Lake Michigan Dunes (6), 1983
    Box   3 F   2
    Ludington State Park, Michigan (17), 1972
    Box   3 F   3
    Ludington State Park, Michigan (7), 1986
    Box   3 F   4
    M115, Snow flutes / fluting (12), 1986
    Box   3 F   5
    Mackinaw City, Michigan (5), 1974
    Box   3 F   6
    Mackinaw City, Michigan (6), 1974
    Box   3 F   7
    Manistee, Michigan (12), 1972
    Box   3 F   8
    North Manitou Island, Michigan (10), 1983
    Box   3 F   9
    South Manitou Island, Michigan (19), 1983
    Box   3 F   10
    Northern Michigan (20), 1983
    Box   3 F   11
    Northern Michigan (20), 1983
    Box   3 F   12
    Northern Michigan, Trees (11), 1986
    Box   3 F   13
    Midland Nature Center, Michigan (4), 1968, 1991
    Box   3 F   14
    Mount Pleasant, Michigan (20), 1965-1973
    Box   3 F   15
    Mount Pleasant, Michigan (20), 1973-1984
    Box   3 F   16
    Mount Pleasant, Michigan (20), 1984-1991
    Box   3 F   17
    Mount Pleasant, Michigan (14), 1991, undated
    Box   3 F   18
    Munising, Michigan (11), 1974
    Box   3 F   19
    Oil City, Michigan (11), 1989, 1991
    Box   3 F   20
    Petoskey, Michigan (7), 1964
    Box   4 F   1
    Rogers City, Michigan (12), 1969
    Box   4 F   2
    Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Michigan (14), 1974, 1983
    Box   4 F   3
    Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Michigan (13), 1983
    Box   4 F   4
    Shepherd, Michigan (20), 1963-1974
    Box   4 F   5
    Shepherd, Michigan (20), 1974-1977
    Box   4 F   6
    Shepherd, Michigan (20), 1977-1979
    Box   4 F   7
    Shepherd, Michigan (20), 1979-1988
    Box   4 F   8
    Shepherd, Michigan (20), 1988-1991
    Box   4 F   9
    Shepherd, Michigan (12), 1991, undated
    Box   4 F   10
    Sleeping Bear Dunes, Michigan (21), 1964, 1983
    Box   4 F   11
    Sleeping Bear Dunes, Michigan (12), 1983
    Box   4 F   12
    Sleeping Bear Dunes, Michigan (14), 1983, 1987, undated
    Box   4 F   13
    Southern Peninsula, Fauna (17), 1964-1989
    Box   4 F   14
    Southern Peninsula, Lake Shores (12), 1964-1972
    Box   4 F   15
    Southern Peninsula, Landscapes (10), 1962-1974
    Box   4 F   16
    Tahquamenon Falls, Michigan (11), 1974
    Box   4 F   17
    Torch Lake, Michigan (20), 1962-1963
    Box   4 F   18
    Torch Lake, Michigan (19), 1963-1964
    Box   4 F   19
    Traverse City, Michigan (18), 1964, 1967
    Box   5 F   1
    Traverse City, Michigan (21), 1972-1977
    Box   5 F   2
    Traverse City, Michigan (4), 1978
    Box   5 F   3
    University of Michigan, Mastodon Foot (6), 1975
    Box   5 F   4
    Upper Peninsula (4), 1963, 1979, undated
    Box   5 F   5
    Vestaburg, Michigan (4), 1964, 1989
    Box   5 F   6
    Whitney Family (8), 1939-1940, undated
    Box   5 F   7
    Winn, Michigan (3), 1969, 1986
    Box   5 F   8
    Oversized Folder 1, Beaver Island, Michigan (3), 1963
    Box   5 F   9
    Oversized Folder 2, Chippewa River, Michigan (3), 1966
    Box   5 F   10
    Oversized Folder 3, Chippewa River, Michigan (2), 1966
    Box   5 F   11
    Oversized Folder 4, Mount Pleasant, Michigan (3), 1966
    Box   5 F   12
    Oversized Folder 4, Mount Pleasant, Michigan (3), 1966
    Box   5 F   13
    Oversized Folder 5, Shepherd, Michigan (1), undated
    Box   5 F   14
    Oversized Folder 6, Unidentified, Northern Michigan (1), undated