Almon Watson McCall papers: 1924-1970
Summary Information
Title: Almon Watson McCall papers
Creator: McCall, Almon Watson, 1905-1970
Inclusive dates: 1924-1970
Extent: 3 linear feet
Abstract:
Newspaperman in Grand Haven, Michigan, papers contain correspondence, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and other material relating to his newspaper career.
Call number: 851742 Aa 2
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
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Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
e-mail: bentley.ref@umich.edu
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Acquisition Information:

Donor: 5427

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Preferred Citation:

[item], folder, box, Almon Watson McCall papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Biography

Grand Haven, Ottawa County newspaperman.


Collection Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and other material relating to his newspaper career, particularly his activities with the American Press Institute, the Michigan League of Home Dailies, the Michigan Press Association and the Associated Press; also student papers and manuscripts of articles and stories, and historical data on Grand Haven and Spring Lake.

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.


  • Grand Haven (Mich.)
  • Journalists -- Michigan -- Grand Haven.
  • Newspaper editors -- Michigan -- Grand Haven.
  • Ottawa County (Mich.)
  • Spring Lake (Mich.)
  • Associated Press.
  • McCall, Almon Watson, 1905-1970.
  • Michigan League of Home Dailies.
  • Michigan Press Association.
  • Michigan Press Institute.
  • Beukema, John C., 1888-1967.
  • Brown, Prentiss M. (Prentiss Marsh), 1889-1973.
  • Couzens, James, 1872-1936.
  • Detzer, Karl, 1891-1987.
  • Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006.
  • Hannah, John A., 1902-1991.
  • Jonkman, Bartel J. (Bartel John), 1884-1955.
  • Knox, Frank, 1874-1944.
  • Lawrence, Howard Cyrus, 1890-1961.
  • Mapes, Carl Edgar, 1874-1939.
  • Tufty, Esther Van Wagoner, -1986.
  • Vandenberg, Arthur H. (Arthur Hendrick), 1884-1951.
  • Van Wagoner, Murray Delos, 1898-
  • Willkie, Wendell L. (Wendell Lewis), 1892-1944.
  • Ziegler, Charles M., 1888-1959.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
 
Correspondence [series]
Box   1  
Undated, 1924-1929
Box   1  
1930
Box   1  
1931-1932
Box   1  
1933
Box   1  
1934
Box   1  
1935
Box   1  
1936
Box   1  
January-April 1937
Box   1  
May-December 1937
Box   1  
January-June 1938
Box   1  
July-December 1938
Box   1  
1939-1940
Box   1  
1941
Box   1  
January-May 1942
Box   1  
June 1-15,1942
Box   1  
June 16-30,1942
Box   1  
July-December 1942
Box   1  
1945-1947
Box   1  
1948-1949
Box   1  
1950
Box   1  
1951
Box   1  
1952
Box   1  
January-June 1953
Box   1  
July-December 1953
Box   1  
January-March 1954
Box   1  
April-December 1954
Box   1  
1955-1956
Box   1  
1957-1967
Box   1  
1968
Box   1  
1969-1970
 
Papers [series]
Box   1  
Concerning the activities of the McCall family in the newspaper business 1929-1969
Box   1  
Concerning McCall's selection as "Editor of the Year" 1969
Box   1  
Lists of editorials written 1954-1955
Box   1  
Lists of editorials written 1956-1957
Box   1  
Concerning the Michigan League of Home Dailies 1932
Box   1  
Concerning the Associated Press meeting held in Grand Haven 1942
Box   1  
Concerning the American Press Institute 1953 (2 folders)
Box   1  
Concerning the American Press Institute 1962 (3 folders)
Box   1  
Letters from soldiers in World War II 1942-1945
Box   1  
Concerning the Michigan Press Association meeting in Grand Haven 1939
Box   1  
Concerning the Michigan Press Association 1945-1961
Box   1  
Concerning Karl Detzer 1969
 
Miscellanea [series]
Box   1  
Newspaper clippings 1937-1970 (3 folders)
Box   2  
Student papers undated (3 folders)
Box   2  
Short story "The Man Who. Meddled with Nature" 1925
Box   2  
Central Normal Life (containing article by McCall) 1924
Box   2  
Central Normal Life (containing article by McCall) 1925
Box   2  
Student papers written at Northwestern University (11 folders)
Box   2  
Manuscript of "An Intellectual Adventure" written by McCall 1929
Box   2  
Published articles by McCall 1924-1932
Box   2  
Story on Joe Schnitzer by McCall
Box   2  
Miscellanea (2 folders)
 
Grand Haven File [series]
Box   2  
Chamber of Commerce undated
Box   2  
Chamber of Commerce 1938-1943
Box   2  
Chamber of Commerce 1944-1952
Box   2  
The Grand Haven Industrial Survey 1957
Box   3  
Grand Haven Harbor (2 folders, 1 volume)
Box   3  
Grand Haven Musical Fountain
Box   3  
North Ottawa Community Hospital
Box   3  
75th Anniversary issue of the Tribune
Box   3  
Miscellaneous Pamphlets (4 folders)
 
Spring Lake File [series]
Box   3  
Spring Lake Improvement Association 1954-1957 (3 folders)
Box   3  
100th Anniversary issue of the Tribune
Box   3  
Miscellanea
 
Photographs [series]

The Photograph series includes one photo (1949) of McCall receiving an award; and aerial photographs (1969) of the Grand Haven-Spring Lake, Michigan harbor area.

Box   3  
Photographs