Roy Clark Vandercook Papers
00011

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator
Vandercook, Roy C.
Title
Roy C. Vandercook papers
ID
00011
Date [inclusive]
1849-1957
Extent
0.33 Cubic feet
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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Biographical/Historical

Roy Clark Vandercook was initially a newsman, and remained so, at least on a free lance basis, all his life. He worked at the Lansing State Journal and for the Associated Press, and also wrote for newspapers all over Michigan. He was active in the Michigan National Guard from 1898-1911 and was Adjutant General from 1911-1915. He was secretary of the Michigan War Board in 1917-1918, Commissioner of the Michigan State Police from 1918-1923, and public relations manager of the Michigan Railroads Association and their legislative agent in Congress.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of letters, newspaper clippings, legal documents related to Roy C. Vandercook and his various careers. Most significant in the collection is the bulk of correspondence concerning the Michigan National Guard and the 1913 copper strike. Vandercook was responsible for the majority of military action and exchanged a great deal of letters with Governor Woodbridge Ferris.

Included are also letters discussing various phases of the U.S. occupation of the Philippines. Military correspondence referring to the security measures taken in Michigan during World War I to protect vital industry and transportation is included. And, in this same general time period, is information regarding wheat production and possession and federal action.

Other subjects included are the Michigan State Police, Ferris Institute, the Michigan Constabulary, the Michigan Railroads Association and Vandercook's activities as its legislative agent.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824
517-355-2330
archives@msu.edu

Revision Description

  November 2011

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Custodial History

Gift of Mrs. Roy Vandercook, 1959-12-14.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Ferris Institute.
  • Michigan Railroads Association.
  • Michigan State Police.
  • Michigan. War Preparedness Board.
  • United States. Army.

Genre(s)

  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Photographs
  • Postcards

Geographic Name(s)

  • Lansing (Mich.)
  • Philippines -- History -- Philippine-American War, 1899-1902
  • United States -- National Guard

Personal Name(s)

  • Catanach, W.A.
  • Ferris, Woodbridge N., 1853-1928
  • Vandercook, Roy, Mrs.

Subject(s)

  • Legal instruments
  • Legislation
  • Lobbyists
  • Police -- Personnel management
  • Public safety
  • Railroads -- Michigan

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Collection Inventory

Papers 

Scope and Contents note

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Postcards 

Drawer
Postcards

Calumet (Michigan) Cooper Strike, 1913 (Folder 1) 

Calumet (Michigan) Cooper Strike, 1913 (Folder 2) 

Congo 

Man Lassoing Calf. 

Michigan. Calumet. Armory 

Michigan. Calumet. Calumet & Hecla Office 

Michigan. Ionia 

Michigan. National Guard (Folder 1) 

Michigan. National Guard (Folder 2) 

Michigan. National Guard (Folder 3) 

Michigan. National Guard (Folder 4) 

Michigan. National Guard (Folder 5) 

Michigan. National Guard (Folder 6) 

Michigan. State Police (Folder 1) 

Michigan. State Police (Folder 2) 

Military Camps. Camp Robinson, Wisconsin 

Military Camps. Sparta, Wisconsin 

Military Camps. Valcartier Mobilization Camp 

People. Groups 

People. Unidentified 

People. Vandercook, Roy C. 

Scenes. Quincy Hill 

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Photographs 

Drawer

Collection Photographs 

Collection Photographs

Animal. Horses 

Buildings 

Calumet (Michigan). Copper Strike, 1913 (6 folders) 

Canoeing 

Churches 

Fishing 

Hospitals 

Hunting 

Michigan. Hancock 

Michigan. Lansing. Capitol 

Michigan. Mason 

Michigan National Guard (5 folders) 

Michigan National Guard (?) 

Michigan State Police (4 folders) 

Michigan State Police. Posts 

Michigan State Police. Seizure of Illegal Liquor 

People. Gordon, Cornelius 

People. Groups 

People. Isuron, Charles G. 

People. Osborn, Chase S. 

People. Parker, Fred C. 

People. Phillips, M.J. 

People. Unidentified 

People. Vandercook, Roy C. (2 folders) 

Vandercook, Mr. and Mrs. Roy C. 

Ships 

Spanish American War. Scenes (3 folders) 

Stores 

World War II. Japanese Surrender Abroad USS Missouri 

Folder

Tintype - Roy Vandercook and Soldier Friend undated 

Tintype
Box

Oversized Photographs 

OS 17

Groups. Unidentified August 18, 1896 

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Box

Correspondence 

1
Box Folder

 1895 

1 1

 1898-1902 

1 2

 1903-1907 

1 3

 1908-1909 

1 4

 1910-1912 

1 5

 January - June 1913 

1 6

 July 1913 

1 7

 August 1-16, 1913 

1 8

 August 18-31, 1913 

1 9

 September 2-15, 1913 

1 10

 September 20-30, 1913 

1 11

 October 1913 

1 12

 November - December 1913 

1 13

 1914 

1 14

 1915 

1 15

 1916 

1 16

 1917 

1 17

 1918 

1 18

 1922 

1 19

 1923-1927 

1 20

 1933-1937 

1 21

 1941-1943 

1 22

 1950-1953 

1 23

 1954 

1 24

 1956 

1 25

 1957 

1 26

 n.d. 

1 27

Envelopes 

2 10

Articles Written by Vandercook -- n.d. 

1 28

"Statements By Major R.C. Vandercook, Michigan State Police" -- n.d. 

1 29

Legal Documents -- 1857-1922 

1 30

Appointment Papers For Vandercook in Michigan National Guard -- 1894-1902 

1 31

Citation from State of Michigan to Vandercook -- June 30, 1902 

1 32

Report On the Field Artillery of the Michigan National Guard -- September 26, 1908 

1 33

"The Training of Militia Batteries In Their Armories and in Camps" -- Nov. 11, 1908 

1 34

"Testimonial of Citizens of Houghton and Keweenaw Counties In Favor of the Michigan National Guard" -- (1913) 

1 35

House Act to Create Michigan State Police -- (1918-1919) 

1 36

"Great Britain and France Through the Windshield" by W.A. Caranach -- 1951 

1 37

Minutes of Michigan Railroads Association Meeting -- July 1, 1954 

1 38

Board Letters From Ferris Institute -- September 1957 

2 1

Banquet Programs -- 1898, 1908 

2 2

State of Michigan War Preparedness Board Patches -- (1918) 

2 3
Box

Newspaper Clipping 

2
Box Folder

 1905-1911 

2 4

 1912 

2 5

 1952-1957 

2 6

 n.d. 

2 7
Box Folder

Scrapbook Pages -- n.d 

2 8

Date Book -- 1922 

2 9