Grand Hotel Photograph Series

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Collection Information

The Grand Hotel records comprise documents, photographs, audio and videographic material collected about the hotel by its management. The digitized Photographic Material, circa 1855-2004 series comprises over 2,200 images organized in 5 subseries. Hotel Amenities, Scenery and Unidentified Events comprises images of the hotel, its surroundings, and general unidentified events. The bulk of the images in this subseries are from the mid-20th century through the late 1980s. The Events subseries comprises images of identified events that were held at the hotel, and includes numerous photographs of celebrities and political leaders. People contains images featuring notable personages and staff members, and includes several images of Woodfill and the Musser family. Construction and Remodeling contains almost entirely snapshot images of construction projects that were conducted at the hotel during its off-seasons, mainly during the 1980s. Finally, the Miscellaneous subseries contains images of the recovery work after a room fire at the hotel in 1983, as well as photographic reproductions of several artistic and historical items related to the hotel.

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The University of Michigan Library provides access to these materials for educational and research purposes. These materials may be under copyright. If you decide to use any of these materials, you are responsible for making your own legal assessment and securing any necessary permission. If you have questions about the collection, please contact the Bentley Historical Library. If you have concerns about the inclusion of an item in this collection, please contact Library Information Technology.

Note that commercial uses require permission of the Grand Hotel. Please contact the Grand Hotel Julie Rogers, Director of Marketing at the Grand Hotel, to facilitate permission inquiries.