Isle Royale papers: 1885-1955 (bulk 1921-1946)
Summary Information
Title: Isle Royale papers
Creator: Detroit news.
Dates: 1885-1955 (Majority of material found within 1921-1946)
Extent: 2 linear feet (in 5 boxes)
Abstract:
Files of Detroit News conservation editor Albert Stoll and director of public relations Lee A. White. Correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and miscellaneous papers relating to the Detroit News' campaign to make Isle Royale a national park and to secure land for it; manuscript and notes of an article by Martha M. Bigelow, 1955.
Call number: 851553 Bb 2
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
1150 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
e-mail: bentley.ref@umich.edu
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Finding aid created by Michigan Historical Collections staff

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was donated by the Detroit News (donor no. 1011) in 1952.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open to research.

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Preferred Citation:

[item], folder, box, Isle Royale papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


History

In the 1920s and 1930s the Detroit News undertook a campaign to make Isle Royale a national park.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collections consists of the files of Detroit News conservation editor Albert Stoll and director of public relations Lee A. White who directed the Isle Royale campaign. The collection consists of correspondence, photographs, clippings, speeches, and other materials relating to Isle Royale and to its importance to the state, and to the effort to make the island a national park.

Subject Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.


  • Detroit news.
  • Isle Royale (Mich.)
  • Isle Royale National Park (Mich.)
  • Upper Peninsula (Mich.)
  • Natural resources.
  • American newspapers -- Michigan -- Detroit.
  • Airplanes.
  • Archaeological sites.
  • Copper mining.
  • Fishermen.
  • Fishing -- Michigan -- Isle Royale.
  • Forest fires -- Michigan -- Isle Royale.
  • Forests.
  • Isle Royale (Mich.)
  • Laborers.
  • Marine accidents.
  • Mining.
  • Moose.
  • Aerial photography.
  • Postal service.
  • Resorts -- Michigan -- Isle Royale.
  • Ships -- Great Lakes.
  • Photographs.
  • Michigan. Isle Royale National Park Commission.
  • Brucker, Wilber Marion, 1894-1968.
  • Chapman, Oscar L. (Oscar Littleton), 1896-1978.
  • Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)
  • Couzens, James, 1872-1936.
  • Hook, Frank Eugene, 1893-1982.
  • Kelly, Harry F. (Harry Francis), 1895-1971.
  • Mather, Stephen Tyng, 1867-1930.
  • Michigan. Isle Royale National Park Commission.
  • Stoll, Albert, 1884-
  • White, Lee A., 1886-
  • Albright, Horace M. (Horace Marden), 1890-1987.
  • Bigelow, Martha Mitchell, 1921-
  • Cammerer, Arno B. (Arno Berthold), 1883-
  • Chapman, Oscar L. (Oscar Littleton), 1896-1978.
  • Couzens, James, 1872-1936.
  • Cramton, Louis C. (Louis Convers), 1875-
  • Ferguson, William P. F. (William Porter Frisbee), 1861-
  • Grinnell, George Bird, 1849-1938.
  • Hook, Frank Eugene, 1893-1982.
  • Ickes, Harold L. (Harold LeClair), 1874-1952.
  • Kelly, Harry F. (Harry Francis), 1895-1971.
  • Mather, Stephen Tyng, 1867-1930.
  • Mershon, Wm. B. (William Butts), 1856-1943.
  • Moody, Blair, 1902-1954.
  • Newberry, Truman Handy, 1864-1945.
  • Oberholtzer, Ernest Carl, 1884-1977.
  • Osborn, Chase S. (Chase Salmon), 1860-
  • Ruthven, Alexander Grant, 1882-1971.
  • Shiras, George, 1859-1942.
  • Stoll, Albert, 1884-
  • Townsend, Charles E. (Charles Elroy), 1856-1924.
  • Tuttle, Arthur J., 1868-1944.
  • Vandenberg, Arthur H. (Arthur Hendrick), 1884-1951.
  • White, Lee A., 1886-
  • Wilbur, Ray L. (Ray Lyman), 1875-1949.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
 
Isle Royale files [series]
Box   1  
Introduction
Box   1  
photos of 1885 shipwreck, scenery 1911-1919
Box   1  
Correspondents include William B. Mershon, Truman H. Newberry, Chase S. Osborn, George Shiras, Charles E. Townsend, Arthur J. Tuttle 1921
Box   1  
photos of commercial fishing, scenery 1922
Box   1  
Correspondents include Arno B. Cammerer 1923
 
1924
Box   1  
Correspondents include Horace M. Albright, Arno B. Cammerer, George Grinnell, Stephen Mather January-February 1924
Box   1  
Correspondents include Arno B. Cammerer, Louis C. Cramton, Stephen Mather, William B. Mershon March-April 1924
Box   1  
Correspondents include Stephen Mather May 1924
Box   2  
Correspondents include Stephen Mather; photos of Stephen Mather inspection tour of island including scenery, group portraits, commercial fishing June 1924
Box   2  
Correspondents include Arno B. Cammerer, Stephen Mather July-December 1924
Box   2  
Correspondents include Stephen Mather; photos of scenery 1925
Box   2  
Correspondents include Stephen Mather; photos of scenery 1926
Box   2  
Correspondents include Ernest Oberholtzer; photos of shipwreck 1928
Box   2  
photos of scenery, mines, commercial fishing, resorts 1929
 
1930
Box   2  
Correspondents include Horace M. Albright, Ernest Oberholtzer; photos of scenery January-June 1930
Box   2  
Correspondents include Arno B. Cammerer, Ernest Oberholtzer July-December 1930
Box   2  
Aerial photos: photos of airplane, scenery, resorts]: a full set of these aerial photos is found in the Map Library, 8th Floor Hatcher Library
 
1931
Box   3  
Correspondents include Horace M. Albright, Ernest Oberholtzer January 1-March 15, 1931
Box   3  
Correspondents include Horace M. Albright March 16-May 31, 1931
Box   3  
Correspondents include Horace M. Albright, Arno B. Cammerer, Ernest Oberholtzer, Sen. Arthur H. Vandenberg, Ray L. Wilbur; photos of resorts, scenery June-December 1931
Box   3  
Correspondents include Arno B. Cammerer, Alexander Ruthven 1932
Box   3  
Correspondents include Horace M. Albright, Arno B. Cammerer, Sen. Arthur H. Vandenberg; photos of shipwreck and survivors 1933
Box   4  
Correspondents include Arno B. Cammerer, James Couzens, Chase S. Osborn, Sen. Arthur H. Vandenberg; photos of James Couzens trip to is 1934
 
1935
Box   4  
January-April 1935
Box   4  
Correspondents include Arno B. Cammerer May 1935
Box   4  
Photo of Isle Royale National Park Commission June 1-15, 1935
Box   4  
Correspondents include Sen. Arthur H. Vandenberg June 16-30, 1935
Box   4  
Correspondents include Harold Ickes, Sen. Arthur H. Vandenberg July 1-15, 1935
Box   4  
Correspondents include Harold Ickes, Sen. Arthur H. Vandenberg July 16-31, 1935
Box   5  
Correspondents include Harold Ickes, Sen. Arthur H. Vandenberg August 1-9, 1935
Box   5  
Correspondents include Blair Moody, Sen. Arthur H. Vandenberg August 10-31, 1935
Box   5  
September-December 1935
 
1936
Box   5  
Correspondents include Sen. Arthur H. Vandenberg; photos of forest fire and CCC firefighters April-June 1936
Box   5  
Correspondents include Arno B. Cammerer 1937
Box   5  
1938
Box   5  
Correspondents include Arno B. Cammerer 1939
 
1940
Box   5  
Correspondents include Arno B. Cammerer February-July 1940
Box   5  
photos of CCC work, post office interior, cruise ship, commercial fishing August 1940
Box   5  
1941
Box   5  
1942
Box   5  
1943
 
1946
Box   5  
Correspondents include Chase S. Osborn August 6-26, 1946
Box   5  
Speeches of Oscar L. Chapman, Frank Hook, Harry Kelly; photos of park dedication, cruise ship, Wilber Brucker, Albert Stoll, Harry Kelly, Frank Hook, Oscar L. Chapman August 27-31, 1946
Box   5  
September-October 1946
Box   5  
1952
Box   5  
Notes and article by Martha Bigelow about Isle Royale National Park movement 1955