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Camp of the 16th Michigan Regiment near Fredericksburg [graphic]: 1862
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Biographical/Personal [series]
Box   1  
Obituaries and personal information
 
Publications [series]

The Publications series (Box 1-5) contains scrapbooks of Van Coevering's writings in the Detroit Free Press and other publications, arranged chronologically. Duplicate copies of many of these writings are found under their subjects in the Reference file series.

 
Detroit Free Press"Woods and Waters" column
Box   1  
February 1935-December 1946 (7 volumes)
Box   2  
January 1947-December 1957 (7 volumes)
Box   3  
Grand Rapids Press and Detroit Times Sunday outdoor page 1930-1931
 
Detroit Free Press Sunday outdoor page
Box   3  
1931-1942 (11 folders)
Box   4  
1943-1959 (12 folders)

(lacking February 1944-December 1949)

Box   5  
1960-1965 (6 folders)
Box   5  
Detroit Free Press deer contest 1936-1964
Box   5  
Detroit Free Press pheasant tally 1943-1963
Box   5  
Detroit Free Press"Save our Streams" column 1947-1950
Box   5  
Detroit Free Press"Tips and Tricks" column 1954-1965

(includes index)

Box   5  
Detroit Free Press"African Diary" column 1959
Box   5  
Detroit Dispatch outdoor page 1967
Box   5  
WUOM Conservation report 1972
 
Reference file [series]

The Reference file series (Box 5-16) covers the years 1926-1975, although the bulk of the material dates from 1931-1960. This series was created to hold background material for Van Coevering's Free Press column and for his television program. Topics include Michigan hunting- and fishing-related subjects, along with information about Michigan parks and forests. There is also a substantial amount of information about Great Lakes water pollution and pesticide contamination in Michigan. A substantial file relating to the introduction of salmon into the Great Lakes in the 1960s and 1970s postdates the bulk of the material in the series.

There is considerable overlap among the various headings used in the series. Hunting and fishing material is found both under the headings "Hunting" and "Fishing" and under the names of species, e.g. "Deer" and "Trout." Material about the Michigan Conservation Commission and Department of Conservation is found under headings for those agencies as well as under most of the other topical headings. Material about DDT is found under the heading "Pesticides" and under the names of birds affected, especially "Robin."

When this series was received from Van Coevering it had been arranged using a very complex classification with many overlapping headings and separate alphabets for "Amphibians and reptiles," "Insects," "Plants," "Birds," "Fish," "Fishing," "Mammals," "Conservation," "Michigan," and "Miscellaneous." In processing, many duplicated headings were consolidated, collected material not related to Michigan conservation was eliminated, and the material was arranged into one alphabet.

Voluminous correspondence with P. S. Lovejoy appears throughout the Reference file series. Lovejoy seems to have been something of a mentor to Van Coevering and provided him with advice on many topics. Lovejoy's letters may be difficult to identify at first, as they are generally typed on poor quality paper (not letterhead), are usually unsigned, and are usually identified only by the typed initials "PSL" at the beginning or end of the letter. There is also correspondence with H. D. Ruhl, head of the Game Division of the Michigan Department of Conservation (under game-related headings), with archer Fred Bear (under headings relating to bowhunting and deer hunting), with G. Harold Earle of the Wisconsin Land and Lumber Company and Blaney Park resort (under deer- and land use-related headings), and with Carl T. Johnson, member of the Michigan Conservation Commission (under headings relating to the commission and Conservation Department).

Although little correspondence with outdoor writers Ben East and Albert Stoll is found in the collection, many clippings of their writings are found throughout the Reference file series.

Box   5  
Amphibians and reptiles
Box   5  
Alewife
Box   5  
Au Sable River
Box   5  
Bass
Box   6  
Bear undated, 1934-1974 (3 folders)
Box   6  
Beaver
Box   6  
Billboards
Box   6  
Binoculars
Box   6  
Biography
Box   6  
Bird surveys undated, 1941-1969 (4 folders)
Box   6  
Birds, General undated, 1930-1966 (4 folders)
 
Birds, Miscellaneous
Box   6  
Bittern-Grosbeak
Box   6  
Gull-Pigeon
Box   6  
Plover-Woodpecker
Box   6  
Bluegill
Box   6  
Boats and boating undated, 1936-1967 (2 folders)
Box   6  
Bobcat (and other wild cats)
Box   6  
Bombing and wildlife
Box   6  
Bow hunting undated, 1932-1973 (2 folders)
Box   7  
Bullhead
Box   7  
Bunyan, Paul
Box   7  
Cabins and camps
Box   7  
Calendar of the outdoors, January-December (2 folders)
Box   7  
Camping
Box   7  
Canoeing
Box   7  
Carp
Box   7  
Cat (House cat)
Box   7  
Christmas trees
Box   7  
Civilian Conservation Corps
Box   7  
Clam (Mussel)
Box   7  
Commercial fishing undated, 1929-1974 (4 folders)
Box   7  
Conservation and the war
Box   7  
Conservation education 1930s-1960s (2 folders)
Box   7  
Conservation funding
Box   7  
Conservation laws undated, 1930-1970 (5 folders)
Box   7  
Conservation, Miscellaneous
 
Conservation politics
Box   7  
Cutler bill 1933
Box   7  
General
Box   7  
Cooking
Box   8  
Coyote
Box   8  
Crane
Box   8  
Crow
Box   8  
Dams
Box   8  
Dead River
Box   8  
Deer undated, 1931-1973 (12 folders)
Box   8  
Deer kill statistics 1934-1965 (2 folders)
Box   8  
Detroit River--Harbor line and fill
Box   8  
Dog
Box   8  
Dog bites--Rabies
Box   8  
Drainage
Box   8  
Drummond Island
Box   9  
Duck undated, 1929-1965 (8 folders)
Box   9  
Duck decoys
Box   9  
Eagle
Box   9  
Earthworm
Box   9  
Elk
Box   9  
Employment, Outdoor
Box   9  
Endangered species
Box   9  
Esthetics/Ethics
Box   9  
Exotic species, General
Box   9  
First aid
Box   9  
Fish distribution (Creel census)
Box   9  
Fish, General undated, 1930-1972 (3 folders)
Box   9  
Fish, Miscellaneous
Box   9  
Fish ponds
Box   9  
Fish propagation undated, 1926-1959 (2 folders)
Box   9  
Fish spearing
Box   10  
Fishing, General undated, 1930-1974 (4 folders)
Box   10  
Fishing--Public access undated, 1932-1970 (4 folders)
Box   10  
Fishing tackle (including Trout flies)
Box   10  
Flowers
 
Foreign travel
Box   10  
Africa trip 1959
Box   10  
Colombia safari 1961
Box   10  
Mexican food 1937
Box   10  
Panama fishing 1966
Box   10  
Forest fires
Box   10  
Forests and forestry undated, 1930-1965 (3 folders)
Box   10  
Fox undated, 1929-1949 (2 folders)
Box   10  
Furs and pelts
Box   10  
Game kill statistics
Box   10  
Geology
Box   10  
Goose
Box   10  
Grayling
Box   11  
Grouse undated, 1929-1972 (4 folders)
Box   11  
Guns and ammunition
Box   11  
Hawk
Box   11  
Herbicides
Box   11  
Highway wildlife mortality
Box   11  
Hiking
 
Hunting
Box   11  
Accidents undated, 1930-1969 (2 folders)
Box   11  
Hints
Box   11  
Private undated, 1927-1961 (3 folders)
Box   11  
Miscellaneous
Box   11  
Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority
Box   11  
Huron Mountains
Box   11  
Ice fishing undated, 1931-1969 (3 folders)
Box   11  
Insects
Box   11  
Isle Royale 1930-1973 (2 folders)
Box   11  
Jordan River
Box   11  
Lake levels 1933-1965 (2 folders)
Box   11  
Lakes and rivers, Miscellaneous
Box   11  
Lakes--Weed control
Box   12  
Lamprey undated, 1924-1970 (4 folders)
Box   12  
Land and lakes boom
Box   12  
Land use
Box   12  
Loon
Box   12  
Mackinac Island
Box   12  
Mammals, General
Box   12  
Mammals, Miscellaneous
Box   12  
Marten
Box   12  
Martiny Lakes
Box   12  
Michigan Conservation Commission
Box   12  
Michigan counties--History and tourism
 
Michigan Department of Conservation
Box   12  
Finance 1931-1971 (2 folders)
Box   12  
History undated, 1931-1975 (2 folders)
Box   12  
Michigan history, Ancient
Box   12  
Mining
Box   12  
Mink
Box   12  
Minnow
Box   12  
Moose
Box   12  
Muskegon River--Dam
Box   12  
Muskie undated, 1933-1974 (3 folders)
Box   12  
Muskrat
Box   13  
Natural areas
Box   13  
Nature centers
Box   13  
Ontonagon River--Dam
Box   13  
Opossum
Box   13  
Otter
Box   13  
Outdoor writing
Box   13  
Owl
Box   13  
Parasites
Box   13  
Partridge
Box   13  
Pesticides (including DDT) 1945-1971 (4 folders)
Box   13  
Pheasant undated, 1930-1967 (6 folders)
Box   13  
Perch
Box   13  
Pictured Rocks
Box   13  
Pigeon River Country
Box   13  
Pike (Northern)
Box   13  
Plants, Miscellaneous
Box   13  
Point Mouilee
Box   13  
Porcupine
Box   13  
Porcupine Mountains undated, 1940-1971 (4 folders)
Box   13  
Predator control (including bounties) undated, 1932-1971 (2 folders)
Box   14  
Public lands undated, 1931-1971 (3 folders)
Box   14  
Quail
Box   14  
Rabbit undated, 1929-1968 (2 folders)
Box   14  
Raccoon
 
Resorts
Box   14  
Lower Peninsula
Box   14  
Upper Peninsula
Box   14  
Robin
Box   14  
Rural zoning
Box   14  
Saginaw Valley flood control
Box   14  
St. Clair islands plan
Box   14  
Salmon 1935-1974 (5 folders)
Box   14  
Seney Wildlife Refuge
Box   14  
Skiing
Box   14  
Skunk
Box   14  
Sleeping Bear Dunes
Box   14  
Smelt 1931-1968 (2 folders)
Box   15  
Soil conservation
Box   15  
Sportsmen's clubs
Box   15  
Spring burning
Box   15  
Squirrel
Box   15  
State forests
Box   15  
State parks
Box   15  
Stream improvement undated, 1930-1961 (2 folders)
Box   15  
Sturgeon
Box   15  
Sturgeon River--Dam
Box   15  
Tahquamenon Falls
Box   15  
Tourism
Box   15  
Trees undated, 1928-1970 (4 folders)
Box   15  
Trout undated, 1928-1972 (7 folders)
Box   15  
Turkey
Box   15  
Vacation pests
Box   15  
Walleye
Box   15  
Warbler
 
Water pollution
Box   16  
Great Lakes 1939-1975 (4 folders)
Box   16  
Lake Erie
Box   16  
Mercury, heavy metals, PCB 1970-1973 (3 folders)
Box   16  
Water rights
Box   16  
Weather
Box   16  
Whitefish and cisco
Box   16  
Wilderness areas
Box   16  
Wolf
Box   16  
Wolverine
Box   16  
Woodchuck
Box   16  
Woodcock
 
School of Natural Resources file [series]

The School of Natural Resources file series (Box 16-17) was created during the period in which Van Coevering taught at the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources, from 1967 to 1974, although the bulk of the material covers the years 1965 to 1970. The series seems to have been created as background for his conservation writing course, but it contains the same sort of material--press releases, clippings, memoranda, reports, and other collected documents--as his earlier files. The topics covered in the most depth in this series are water pollution in the Detroit River and Lake Erie and pesticides, topics also documented in the Reference file series.

Box   16  
Bibliography
Box   16  
DDT
Box   16  
Eastern Michigan Nature Association
 
Environment
Box   16  
Attitudes
Box   16  
Conservation
Box   16  
Education
Box   16  
Organizations
Box   16  
Hunting and fishing
Box   16  
Kniss, Derrell H.
Box   16  
Land
Box   16  
Nuclear energy
Box   16  
Pesticides 1962-1970 (3 folders)
Box   16  
Poetry
Box   16  
Seton, Ernest Thompson
Box   16  
Snowshoe Club
Box   16  
Teach-in on the Environment 1970
 
Water pollution--Lake Erie and Detroit River
Box   17  
Articles and clippings
 
Conference papers
Box   17  
HEW conference, Detroit June 1965
Box   17  
Water Resources Commission conference, Detroit September 1965 (2 folders)
Box   17  
Law enforcement conference, Detroit November 1965
Box   17  
UAW conference, Detroit November 1965
Box   17  
Michigan Chamber of Commerce conference, Lansing March 1966
Box   17  
Correspondence
Box   17  
Technical reports, Miscellaneous
Box   17  
Writing about wildlife, by Peter M. Sandman, Jo Ann Myer, James B. Garry
Box   17  
Miscellaneous
 
Michigan conservation history file [series]

The Michigan conservation history file series (Box 17-18) was apparently created after Van Coevering moved to Arizona in late 1974. At this time he was working on two books, one a history of conservation in Michigan, the other a series of biographical sketches of conservation leaders in Michigan. The manuscript on the history of conservation in Michigan is located in the 1996 Accession Box 20. The research for the series of biographical sketches can be found in the 1996 Accession Boxes 20-21.

This series contains correspondence from the 1970s with people active in conservation in Michigan describing their interpretation of various events, press releases and other collected material from the 1970s, and older material probably removed from Van Coevering's Reference file series. There is much overlap between topics in this series and those in the Reference file series, although different headings are sometimes used in the two files. For instance, material on the Collins-Gerhardt or Ne-Bo-Shone case, which established the principle of public access to Michigan streams, is found under the heading "Collins-Gerhardt case (Ne-Bo-Shone case)" in this series and under "Fishing--Public access" in the Reference file series.

Like the Reference file series, this series also includes correspondence with P. S. Lovejoy, Fred Bear, G. Harold Earle, and Carl T. Johnson.

Box   17  
Correspondence and clippings undated, 1940-1978 (9 folders)
Box   17  
Ames, Floyd V., "Farewell wilderness"
Box   17  
Bear, Fred
Box   17  
Bibliography
Box   17  
Biography
Box   17  
Burt Lake State Park--Erosion of public lands
 
Conservation clubs
Box   17  
Michigan Audubon Society
Box   17  
Michigan Nature Association
Box   17  
Michigan United Conservation Clubs
Box   18  
Miscellaneous (2 folders)
Box   18  
Collins-Gerhardt case (Ne-Bo-Shone case)
Box   18  
Detroit News
Box   18  
East, Ben
Box   18  
Fisheries
Box   18  
Fontanna, Stanley G.
Box   18  
Gillette, Genevieve
Box   18  
Griffith, George
Box   18  
Grand Rapids Herald and Press
Box   18  
Hazzard, Al
Box   18  
Herbert, Paul
Box   18  
Hoffmaster, P. J.
Box   18  
Houghton, Douglass
Box   18  
Johnson, Carl
Box   18  
Kitchel Dunes, Grand Haven
Box   18  
Lovejoy, P. S. undated, 1932-1975 (4 folders)
Box   18  
Martiny Lakes
Box   18  
Messner, Clarence
Box   18  
Media
 
Michigan Department of Conservation
Box   18  
Biennial report notes
Box   18  
Reorganization 1945-1957, 1963-1964 (4 folders)
Box   18  
Michigan Department of Natural Resources--Reorganization 1972-1977
Box   18  
Michigan Outdoor Writers Association
Box   18  
Mullendore, William J.
Box   18  
Neff, Mort
Box   18  
Oil and gas
Box   18  
Olds, Nicholas
Box   18  
Porcupine Mountains
Box   18  
Shick, Charles
Box   18  
Stace, Arthur
Box   18  
State parks
Box   18  
Taggart case
Box   18  
Wolfe, Joan
Box   18  
Miscellaneous
 
Photographs [series]

The Photographs series (Box 19) contains separate subseries of prints and negatives. The photographs cover the period from about 1930 to 1965.

The prints are generally photos sent to Van Coevering by correspondents or agencies to support "big fish" or "big buck" claims or to document other events. They have been removed from the Reference file series. The negatives were apparently taken by Van Coevering to illustrate his Detroit Free Press columns. The two subseries are arranged for convenience into similar topical groups, but there is no overlap between the two: there are no prints in the prints subseries for any of the negatives and no negatives in the negatives subseries for any of the prints.

The topics best documented visually in this series include hunting, fishing, related activities such as fly-tying and trapshooting, conservation activities such as fisheries research and forest fire-fighting, and Michigan scenery.

 
Prints
Box   19  
Animals
Box   19  
Birds
Box   19  
Cabins, camping, and resorts
 
Fish and fish culture
Box   19  
Stream improvement south of Wolverine on U.S. 27
Box   19  
Miscellaneous
Box   19  
Fishing
Box   19  
Forests and forest fires
Box   19  
Gillette, Genevieve
Box   19  
Hunting and trapping
Box   19  
Insects
Box   19  
Lakes
Box   19  
Log jams on Pine River (Lake County) Ne-Bo-Shone case 1933
Box   19  
Lures
Box   19  
Mexico
Box   19  
Michigan scenes
Box   19  
Plants
Box   19  
Portraits, Miscellaneous
Box   19  
Soil Erosion
Box   19  
Trash
Box   19  
Van Coevering informal portraits
Box   19  
Miscellaneous
 
Negatives: Michigan subjects
 
Cabins, camping, and resorts
Box   19  
Bewabic Park, Iron County

(no. 1-1B)

Box   19  
Camping scenes 1962-1963

(no. 3-3B)

Box   19  
Crystal Downs Resort, Benzie County 1928

(no. 5-5A)

Box   19  
Lake Valley Resort October 1956

(no. 6-6B)

Box   19  
Trailers at Grand Rapids August 1935

(no. 8-8B)

Box   19  
Winter camping scenes

(no. 9-9E)

 
Farms
Box   19  
Bowine Farm 1945

(no. 10-10C)

Box   19  
James Murphy Farm, Livingston County June 1945

(no. 11-11E)

 
Fish and fish culture
Box   19  
Bass

(no. 12)

Box   19  
Bass rearing ponds, Holland Fish and Game Club, Ottawa County 1928

(no. 13-13C)

Box   19  
Dams

(no. 14-14B)

Box   19  
Feeding apparatus, Paris Hatchery summer 1932

(no. 15)

Box   19  
Fin clipping, State fish hatchery, Drayton Plains April 1949

(no. 16-16B)

Box   19  
Fish work, Meadowlane Farm near Brighton

(no. 18-18B)

Box   19  
Fisheries work, seining in Huron River when low August 1936

(no. 19-19B)

Box   19  
Marsh reconstruction, Sebewaing, Huron County, Oc. 1960

(no. 20)

Box   19  
Perch, gathering spawn, Reeds Lake April 10, 1930

(no. 21)

Box   19  
Perch, seining minnows, Traverse City October 1931

(no. 22-22B)

Box   19  
Stream insect work, J.W. Leonard on Au Sable 1948

(no. 24-24B)

Box   19  
Lifting trout over Foote Dam with Arthur Leitz April 28, 1936

(no. 25-25D)

Box   19  
Brook trout at Gangle Lake July 11, 1936

(no. 26)

Box   19  
Brown trout stripping at Paris Hatchery November 14, 1935

(no. 27-27B)

Box   19  
Trout cleaning, Ben Allen 1942

(no. 28-28C)

Box   19  
Trout, jaw tag and fin clip, Dave Shetter April 1938

(no. 29-29A)

Box   19  
Trout work, A.S. Hazzard and J.W. Leonard

(no. 30)

Box   19  
Trout work, Hunt Creek Experiment Station, J.W. Leonard April 29, 1941

(no. 31-31C)

Box   19  
Trout work, Hunt Creek Experiment Station, Dave Shetter July 14, 1939

(no. 32-32A)

 
Forests and trees
Box   19  
Birch trees June 30, 1946

(no. 33)

Box   19  
Birch trees peeled and initialed, Ocqueoc Falls May 30, 1950

(no. 34-34A)

Box   19  
Black alder, Ogemaw County October 1935

(no. 35)

Box   19  
Kent County, sycamore and elm intergrown

(no. 37)

Box   19  
Snow gauge, Ogemaw State Forest February 1935

(no. 38)

Box   19  
Frost on trees, Ogemaw State Game Refuge February 1933

(no. 41)

Box   19  
Hartwick Pines

(no. 42-42A)

Box   19  
Norway flowering pine, Wilderness Park

(no. 43-43A)

Box   19  
Pine seedlings, just out, Higgins Lake Nursery July 1935

(no. 44)

Box   19  
Tree growing, Albert Engel, Lake City September 1957

(no. 46-46C)

Box   19  
Tree planting April 1932

(no. 47)

Box   19  
Tree with two trunks, near Ortonville July 7, 1950

(no. 48)

Box   19  
Trees on Orchard Lake Road, Orchard Lake, being cut September 25, 1950

(no. 49-49F)

Box   19  
Town Forest, Flint Kiwanis Club and Harry Black July 23, 1944

(no. 50-50B)

 
Forest fires and prevention
Box   19  
Forest fire, U.S. 27 north of Grayling July 31, 1933

(no. 52-52B)

 
Hunting and trapping
Box   19  
Archery tournament, Grayling June 1960

(no. 54-54B)

Box   19  
Duck marsh, Sebewaing Bay September 1948

(no. 55)

Box   19  
Duck hunting, Nilo farms March 1958

(no. 55A-55C)

Box   19  
Traps

(no. 56-56C)

Box   19  
Trapshooting, Paul Bunyan Club at Doc Stricker's October 1955

(no. 56E-56F)

 
Insects
Box   19  
Monarch butterfly, Aut. 1940

(no. 58)

Box   19  
Collecting caddis larvae, Rudolph Johnson, White Cloud January 1938

(no. 59-59B)

Box   19  
Dragon flies September 1940

(no. 60)

Box   19  
Hawk moth on Au Sable River June 21, 1942

(no. 61)

Box   19  
Mayfly June 1948

(no. 62)

Box   19  
Io moth June 1951

(no. 63)

 
Lakes
Box   19  
Round Lake, north of Charlevoix

(no. 67)

Box   19  
Disappearing lakes, Upper Peninsula

(no. 68-68A)

Box   19  
Grand Traverse County, filled lake on U.S. 131 near Fife Lake July 30, 1933

(no. 69)

Box   19  
Half Moon Lake on Jewell property near Bitely, Newaygo County 1928

(no. 70)

Box   19  
Kent Lake July 1945

(no. 71)

Box   19  
Loon Lake near Wellston August 1940

(no. 72)

Box   19  
Lost Lake, Pigeon River State Forest April 1935

(no. 73)

Box   19  
Lost Lake, Lost Lake Woods Club, Montmorency County August 1941

(no. 74-74A)

Box   19  
Lake Michigan near Brevoort, Mackinac County August 1935

(no. 75)

Box   19  
Lake Michigan and lighthouse in winter, Grand Haven 1929

(no. 76)

Box   19  
Lake Michigan and lighthouse in winter, Grand Haven 1954

(no. 78)

Box   19  
Orchard Lake and fishermen June 25, 1946

(no. 80)

Box   19  
Ottawa County beach at Grand Haven July 4, 1930

(no. 81-81B)

Box   19  
Portage Lake, Jackson County

(no. 82)

Box   19  
Rush Lake, Huron County April 1936

(no. 83-83A)

Box   19  
Sage Lake, Ogemaw County 1944

(no. 84)

Box   19  
Union Lake at Greggs Livery June 1948

(no. 85)

Box   19  
Wabasis Lake, Kent County 1929

(no. 86)

 
Lumbering and conservation
Box   19  
Civilian Conservation Corps Camp no. 1662 Ogemaw

(no. 87-87B)

Box   19  
Civilian Conservation Corps fighting fires

(no. 88-88A)

Box   19  
Lumber camp, Herb Woland camp, Cheboygan County April 1937

(no. 89-89D)

Box   19  
Lumbering in Kent County 1929

(no. 90-90C)

 
Lures and equipment
Box   19  
L.L. Dickerson making trout rod March 1938

(no. 92-92C)

Box   19  
Mayfly lure

(no. 93)

Box   19  
Straw man lure by Paul Young May 1932

(no. 94)

Box   19  
Fly tying, Ed Reith and group March 16, 1941

(no. 96)

Box   19  
Fly tying tools

(no. 97)

Box   19  
Fly and tackle box

(no. 98)

 
Plants and fungi
Box   19  
Columbine May 4, 1965

(no. 100)

Box   19  
Jack in the pulpit 1951

(no. 101)

Box   19  
June berry 1935

(no. 102)

Box   19  
Lobelia, blue

(no. 103)

Box   19  
Marsh marigold--cowslip May 3, 1941

(no. 104)

Box   19  
Mushroom September 1934

(no. 106)

Box   19  
Mushroom, shaggy mane

(no. 107)

Box   19  
Pickerel weed, near Sage Lake June 1950

(no. 108)

Box   19  
Trillium May 4, 1965

(no. 109)

Box   19  
Wintergreen blossom

(no. 110)

 
Pollution
Box   19  
Aurora Oil Company oil break

(no. 111-111A)

Box   19  
Buchanan Disposal Plant July 18, 1949

(no. 112-112B, 113)

 
Detroit River
Box   19  
Pollution 1948

(no. 114-114D)

Box   19  
Fills, etc. April 7, 1961

(no. 115-115B)

Box   19  
Oil May 10, 1959

(no. 116-116A)

Box   19  
Oil drifting down on ice October 1948

(no. 117-117A)

Box   19  
Oil soaked ducks October 1948

(no. 118-118B)

Box   19  
Erosion, Looking Glass River, Clinton County October 1935

(no. 119-119A)

Box   19  
Erosion control, Ludington State Park September 1934

(no. 120)

Box   19  
Kalamazoo, Upjohn Company, disposal plant September 1949

(no. 122-122A)

Box   19  
Lake St. Clair fill-in 1954-1955

(no. 123-123B)

Box   19  
East Lansing sewage disposal plant, Dept. 1948

(no. 124-124A)

Box   19  
Michigan Sugar Company, Sebewaing, water pollution October 1948

(no. 125-125A)

Box   19  
Pollution lecture, Rackham Building, U of M 1948

(no. 126)

Box   19  
Pollution testing on boat

(no. 127)

Box   19  
River Raisin, Monroe, water pollution

(no. 128-128A)

Box   19  
St. Joseph River, Blackhawk Camp July 18, 1949

(no. 129-129A)

 
Portraits
Box   19  
Christofferson, Carl, Blaney Park November 1941

(no. 131)

Box   19  
Criqui, Francis B., President MUCC

(no. 132)

Box   19  
Dice, L.H. U of M Museum of Zoology December 15, 1937

(no. 133)

Box   19  
Engel, Albert, Congressman circa July 1943

(no. 134)

Box   19  
Flynn, Felix, of Cadillac July 1, 1933

(no. 135)

Box   19  
Herbert, Paul, MSU Dept. of Forestry 1945

(no. 136)

Box   19  
Hickey, Joseph J. U of M, Ornithology

(no. 137)

Box   19  
Hubbs, Carl, Director, Fisheries Research, U of M January 1937

(no. 138)

Box   19  
Keely, Walter, President MUCC June 20, 1943

(no. 139)

Box   19  
Kennedy, Ed, Wolf Lake Fish Hatchery, Kalamazoo, with Henry

(no. 140)

Box   19  
McLouth, Don, Conservation Commissioner May 6, 1945

(no. 141)

Box   19  
Miller, Volmar, President MUCC June 15, 1952

(no. 142)

Box   19  
Ruhl, Harry D., Chief, Game Division, Michigan Conservation Dept. August 12, 1960

(no. 144)

Box   19  
Stewart or circa 1937, 1940

(no. 145)

Box   19  
Sutton, George M. with J. Van Tyne at U of M August 1934

(no. 146)

Box   19  
Van Coevering, Jack November 1946

(no. 147)

Box   19  
Van Coevering, Jack June 25, 1954

(no. 148)

 
Reptiles
Box   19  
Fiddler crabs, Sea Grape Is March 1953

(no. 150)

Box   19  
Swamp tree frog

(no. 151)

Box   19  
Snake, red bellied August 1940

(no. 153)

Box   19  
Snapping turtle October 15, 1942

(no. 154)

Box   19  
Toad eggs April 1939

(no. 155)

 
Rivers and streams
Box   19  
Agate Falls September 1941

(no. 157-157A)

Box   19  
Au Sable River 1933-1964

(no. 158A-158E)

Box   19  
Bond Falls September 1941

(no. 159-159B)

Box   19  
Chocolay River Falls near Marquette October 1, 1936

(no. 160)

Box   19  
Clinton River mouth June 1946

(no. 161)

Box   19  
Jordan River 1939, 1949

(no. 162-162A)

Box   19  
Kent County, ice breaking in Ken-O-Sha Creek 1928

(no. 163)

Box   19  
Leland Harbor April 29, 1963

(no. 164)

Box   19  
Straits of Mackinac June 2, 1946

(no. 165-165B)

Box   19  
Manistee River

(no. 166-167)

Box   19  
Pine River Bridge at M55 November 1936

(no. 168-168A)

Box   19  
Manistee River, Bill Stuck removing logs April 24, 1937

(no. 169-169B)

Box   19  
Peshekee River, Marquette County August 1935

(no. 170)

Box   19  
Pere Marquette River 1933-1962

(no. 171-173)

Box   19  
Michigamme River

(no. 174-174A)

Box   19  
Newaygo Sounty stream tributary to Little Muskegon near Croton 1930

(no. 175)

Box   19  
Otsego County trout stream April 1935

(no. 176)

Box   19  
Ottawa County, Grand River, Grand Haven, "bloom" on the water 1929

(no. 177)

Box   19  
Paint River, near Crystal Falls July 1936

(no. 178)

Box   19  
Pine River, publicly owned stretch with Conservation Commission July 1937

(no. 179-179A)

Box   19  
Rouge River, Detroit, canoe trip June 1, 1943

(no. 180)

Box   19  
Sault Ste. Marie, locks June 1936

(no. 181-181A)

Box   19  
Tahquamenon River and Falls 1931-1949 (13 negatives)

(no. 182-187B)

 
Scenery
Box   19  
Beaver Island, St. James Harbor August 1930

(no. 189)

Box   19  
Charity Islands lighthouse July 18, 1941

(no. 190)

Box   19  
Cheboygan County winter scene 1942

(no. 191)

Box   19  
Crystal Lake June 1942

(no. 192)

Box   19  
Drummond Is September 1940

(no. 193-193C)

Box   19  
Fayette Harbor, Garden Peninsula May 30, 1950

(no. 194-194A)

Box   19  
Port Sanilac July 21, 1956

(no. 195)

Box   19  
Grand Is July 1, 1951

(no. 196)

Box   19  
Isle Royale 1935, July 1964 (5 negatives)

(no. 197-198)

Box   19  
Kent County, Bear Creek in Townsend Park April 1931

(no. 199)

Box   19  
Kent County, Honey Creek April 1931

(no. 200)

Box   19  
Luce County, Lake Superior State Forest

(no. 201-201A)

Box   19  
Mackinac Is August 1945

(no. 202-202C)

Box   19  
Mason County, Ludington State Park July 1933, October 1934

(no. 203A-203C)

Box   19  
Copper mine north of Calumet

(no. 204)

Box   19  
Wakefield open pit iron mine September 1941

(no. 205)

Box   19  
Mouille Marsh 1944

(no. 206-206B)

Box   19  
Mountain Drive, Keweenaw Peninsula August 1935

(no. 207-207A)

Box   19  
Muskegon County sand dunes

(no. 208-208A)

Box   19  
Newaygo Desert 1936

(no. 209-209B)

Box   19  
Ocqueoc Falls May 30, 1950

(no. 210-210A)

Box   19  
Otsego County winter scenes January 10, 1943

(no. 211-211A)

Box   19  
Passage Is August 1935

(no. 212)

Box   19  
Pigeon River State Forest

(no. 213-214)

Box   19  
Point Aux Barques July 1941

(no. 215)

Box   19  
Porcupine Mountains September 1941

(no. 216-216A)

Box   19  
St. Clair Flats June 8, 1962

(no. 217)

Box   19  
Seney Refuge October 2, 1936

(no. 218-218A)

Box   19  
Sleeping Bear Dunes 1930-1962 (7 negatives)

(no. 219-221B)

Box   19  
Sleet storm, Otsego? 1939

(no. 222)

Box   19  
The Snows September 1940

(no. 223-223D)

Box   19  
Winter scenes 1935-1945 (5 negatives)

(no. 225-227B)

 
Negatives: Non-Michigan subjects
Box   19  
Alaska August-September 1947 (9 negatives)

(no. 228-229C)

Box   19  
Arizona, Tucson 1958 (14 negatives)

(no. 230-233B)

Box   19  
Bahamas March 1960

(no. 234-234B)

 
Canada
Box   19  
Banff, Alberta July 1953

(no. 235-235A)

Box   19  
Quebec August-September 1958

(no. 235B-235D)

Box   19  
Florida, fishing circa 1951-1957 (10 negatives)

(no. 236-242)

Box   19  
Mexico 1937

(no. 243-243I)

Box   19  
Mississippi November 1939

(no. 244-244B)

Box   19  
Missouri and Ozarks May 1939

(no. 245-245E)

Box   19  
Montana, West Yellowstone August 1951

(no. 246-246D)

Box   19  
North Carolina, March October 1954 (5 negatives)

(no. 247-248A)

Box   19  
North Dakota circa 1946

(no. 249-249C)

Box   19  
Oregon July 1946

(no. 250-250B)

Box   19  
Panama March 1963

(no. 250C-250E)

Box   19  
South Dakota

(no. 251-251C)

Box   19  
Wyoming July 1944

(no. 252-252J)

Box   19  
Colorado or New Mexico 1939 (8 negatives)

(no. 253-254D)

Box   19  
Glacier Park

(no. 255-255H)

 
"A Brief History of Conservation in Michigan" circa 1978 [series]

The series "A Brief History of Conservation in Michigan" (Box 20) contains the manuscript for a book of the same title completed after his move to Arizona in 1974 and prior to his death in 1978. The manuscript was never published. The subsequent folders contain the research used to produce the manuscript and are arranged in alphabetical order.

Box   20  
Manuscript of history
 
Collected Background Information
Box   20  
Banana peel engineering notes
 
Curwood, James Oliver
Box   20  
Notes and Clippings circa 1970s
Box   20  
Photocopies of Correspondence circa 1922
Box   20  
East, Ben September 28, 1968
Box   20  
Herbert, Dr. Paul (interviewed 1967)
Box   20  
Lovejoy, P.S., circa 1935
Box   20  
McGregor, Louis D. (interviewed September 26, 1968)
Box   20  
Michigan History circa 1930s
Box   20  
Michigan Indian Lore articles circa 1930s-1960s
Box   20  
Notebook Index 1930-1965
Box   20  
Pigeon River Conservation Project 1973-1977 (2 folders)
 
Research for proposed history : Prominent Michigan Conservationists [series]

The Research for proposed history: Prominent Michigan Conservationists series (Boxes 20-21) contains the transcripts of interviews, correspondence, and papers relating to twenty-one prominent Michigan conservationists. This background was collected for a book on the subject that was never completed. The audio-tape interviews are located in the Audio tapes series in box 21.

Box   20  
Allen, Shirley. Interviewed May 6, 1968
Box   20  
Bartlett, Ilo. Interviewed July 24, 1968
Box   20  
Clark, Horace. Interviewed September 3, 1967
Box   20  
Dana, Samuel Trask. Interviewed October 7, 1968
Box   20  
Earle, G. Harold. Interviewed September 27, 1967
Box   20  
Glassen, H.W. Interviewed February 25, 1971
Box   20  
Gunia, Larry. Interviewed November 17, 1966
Box   20  
Harris, William. Interviewed November 14, 1967
Box   20  
Millar, Charles and Bartlett, Ilo. Interviewed October 18, 1968
Box   20  
Michigan United Conservation Clubs (No interview 1956)
Box   20  
Pirnie, Miles, Dr. Interviewed September 20, 1968
Box   20  
Raff, George. Interviewed October 11, 19??
Box   20  
Rahilly, Joseph B. Interviewed September 27, 1967
Box   20  
Ruhl, Harold. Interviewed October 12, 1967
Box   20  
Saunders, Carl M. Interviewed October 30, 1968
Box   20  
Slater, Kenneth. Interviewed April 4, 1958

(No audio tape)

Box   20  
Smits, Lee. Interviewed May 9, 1968
Box   20  
Stephenson, Joe. Interviewed December 8, 1966
Box   20  
Stewart, Gilbert. Interviewed November 22, 1966
Box   20  
Titus, Harold. Interviewed November 17, 1966
Box   21  
Westerman, Fred. Interviewed September 23, 1968
Box   21  
Notes for proposed history: Prominent Michigan Conservationists
 
Miscellaneous [series]

The Miscellaneous series (Box 21) contains a second unpublished manuscript by Jack Van Coevering, "How industry fights pollution." Also included are general notes and resources for the proposed history and a bibliography of environmental and conservation literature prepared by Jack Van Coevering

Box   21  
"How Industry Fights Pollution" Manuscript by J. Van Coevering 1967
Box   21  
"Looking Backwards in Conservation" Publication by James W. Stuber
Box   21  
Bibliography of Environmental and Conservation Literature compiled by J. Van Coevering 1973
 
Audio Tapes [series]

The Audio Tapes series (Box 21) contains the twenty 7-inch reel-to-reel tapes of the interviews for the proposed history of prominent Michigan conservationists, as well as ten unprocessed reel-to-reel tapes of various sizes and speeds that include assorted game calls and a copy of WUOM's "Conservation Report" from 1969 and 1972.

 
Transcribed Interviews for Prominent Michigan Conservationists

(Tapes 19 and 20 not transcribed)

(7-in. reel-to-reel tapes)
Box   21  
Joe Stephenson

(Reel no. 1)

Box   21  
Larry Gunia, Gilbert Stewart, Harold Titus

(Reel no. 2)

Box   21  
Gibert Stewart

(Reel no. 3)

Box   21  
Dr. Paul Herbert

(Reel no. 4)

Box   21  
Dr. Paul Herbert

(Reel no. 5)

Box   21  
G. Harold Earle, William Harris

(Reel no. 6)

Box   21  
Horace Clark, Joseph B. Rahilly

(Reel no. 7)

Box   21  
Shirley Allen, Joseph B. Rahilly

(Reel no. 8)

Box   21  
Harold Rhul

(Reel no. 9)

Box   21  
George Raff

(Reel no. 10)

Box   21  
Ilo Bartlett, Lee Smits

(Reel no. 11)

Box   21  
Dr. Miles Pirnie

(Reel no. 12)

Box   21  
Fred Westerman

(Reel no. 13)

Box   21  
Ben East

(Reel no. 14)

Box   21  
Charles Millar and Ilo Bartlett, Carl M. Saunders

(Reel no. 15)

Box   21  
Louis D. McGregor

(Reel no. 16)

Box   21  
Samuel T. Dana

(Reel no. 17)

Box   21  
H. W. Glassen

(Reel no. 18)

Box   21  
Genevieve Gillette

(Reel no. 19)

Box   21  
Genevieve Gillette

(Reel no. 20)

Box   21  
Miscellaneous Audio Tapes (10 tapes)

(various sizes and speeds; unprocessed but includes some game calls, bawdy deer camp stories, voice recording of Ernest Thompson Seton, and WUOM "Conservation Report" from 1969 and 1972)