Frank W. Holder Papers
00021

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator
Holder, Frank W.
Title
Frank W. Holder papers
ID
00021
Date [inclusive]
1925-1959
Extent
2.5 Cubic feet
Language
English

Preferred Citation note

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 Note

Frank Holder was Executive Vice President of the Taft Memorial Highway Association for a number of years. The Association was a pressure group of vested interests along existing U.S. 27 dedicated to insuring that the new interstate Taft Memorial Highway would follow the route of old U.S. 27 from Sault St. Marie, Michigan to Ft. Meyers, Florida. The bulk of the collection deals with this Association. There is a large amount of correspondence regarding the semi-annual association conventions and field trips of the organization as well as newspaper clippings and maps.

By World War II the Association was dying out and Holder took a position with the Michigan State Highway Department as chief of organization and administration for the State's war transportation program. There is a large amount of material in the war period relating to the role of the Michigan State Highway Department in Vital War Transportation and Vital War Manpower as well as Federal publications dealing with the same general subject and the rubber and gasoline rationing program.

Holder had a great number of personal friends whom he continued to communicate with until death in 1959. Some of these letters are included in the collection. He was a staunch Roosevelt supporter, and his letters in election years include a good deal of political commentary.

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Scope and Contents note

The Holder collection is divided into three basic series. The first deals with his work for the Taft Highway Association. This series includes correspondence, records of the association and newspaper clippings. The second series relates records of the Association and newspaper clippings. The second series relates to Holder's position with the Michigan State Highway Department during World War II. This material contains records of bus line surveys as well as gasoline and tire rationing programs implemented in World War II. The final series is related to Holder's personal activities. This series includes correspondence from 1946-1957, account books, address books and magazines commemorating Fielding H. Yost's retirement from the University of Michigan in 1942.

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Organization of the Papers

This collection is organized into 3 series

  1. Series I: Taft Memorial Highway Association
  2. Series II: World War II and War Transportation Board
  3. Series III: Postwar and Personal Materials

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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

  December 2000

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

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

Conditions Governing Use note

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

Custodial History

Gift of Mrs. Herbert Stoutenburg.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan. Office of War Transportation.
  • Michigan. State Safety Commission.
  • Taft Memorial Highway Association.
  • United States. Office of Defense Transportation.
  • United States. Office of Price Administration.

Genre(s)

  • Account books
  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Photographs
  • Postcards

Geographic Name(s)

  • Melvindale (Mich.)
  • Melvindale (Mich.) -- Maps
  • Michigan -- Description and travel
  • Pleasant Ridge (Mich.)
  • Pleasant Ridge (Mich.) -- Maps

Personal Name(s)

  • Halsey, Maxwell N., (Maxwell Nicoll), 1902-
  • Kingdon, Frank, 1894-1972
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D. , (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945
  • Yost, Fielding Harris, 1871-1946
  • Ziegler, Charles M., 1888-1959

Subject(s)

  • Bus lines -- Michigan
  • Local government -- Michigan
  • Rationing -- United States -- History -- 20th century
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Transportation -- United States

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Collection Inventory

I. Taft Memorial Highway Association 

Scope and Contents note

Box

Correspondence 

1
Box Folder

 1925-1933 

1 1

 1934 

1 2

 January 1935 

1 3

 February 1935 

1 4

 March 1935 

1 5

 April-August 1935 

1 6

 September1935 

1 7

 October 1935 

1 8

 November-December 1935 

1 9

 January 1-7, 1936 

1 10

 January 9-14, 1936 

1 11

 January 15-21, 1936 

1 12

 January 22-30, 1936 

1 13

 February 2-7, 1936 

1 14

 February 8-14, 1936 

1 15

 February 15-18, 1936 

1 16

 February 19-21, 1936 

1 17

 February 22-24, 1936 

1 18

 February 25-29, 1936 

1 19

 March 1-4, 1936 

1 20

 March 5-8, 1936 

1 21

 May 1936 

1 22

 June 1-24, 1936 

1 23

 June 25-30, 1936 

1 24

 July 1-6, 1936 

2 1

 July 7-11, 1936 

2 2

 July 13-20, 1936 

2 3

 July 21-25, 1936 

2 4

 July 26-31, 1936 

2 5

 August 1-10, 1936 

2 6

 August 13-28, 1936 

2 7

 September1936 

2 8

 October 5-20, 1936 

2 9

 October 21-31, 1936 

2 10

 November 4-15, 1936 

2 11

 November 17-30, 1936 

2 12

 December 1-15, 1936 

2 13

 December 17-28, 1936 

2 14

 January 1-14, 1937 

2 15

 January 16-29, 1937 

2 16

 February 1-15, 1937 

2 17

 February 6-10, 1937 

2 18

 February 11-15, 1937 

2 19

 February 16-28, 1937 

2 20

 March 1937 

2 21

 April-May 1937 

2 22

 June 1937 

2 23

 July 1-9, 1937 

2 24

 July 12-20, 1937 

2 25

 July 21-23, 1937 

3 1

 July 24-26, 1937 

3 2

 July 27-28, 1937 

3 3

 July 29-31, 1937 

3 4

 August 1937 

3 5

 October 1937 

3 6

 November 1937 

3 7

 December 3-15, 1937 

3 8

 December 16-30, 1937 

3 9

 1937 

3 10

 January 3-10, 1938 

3 11

 January 11-20, 1938 

3 12

 January 21-31, 1938 

3 13

 February 1938 

3 14

 March-May 1938 

3 15

 June-August 1938 

3 16

 October 1938 

3 17

 November 1-15, 1938 

3 18

 November 17-30, 1938 

3 19

 December 1-15, 1938 

3 20

 December 16-24, 1938 

3 21

 1938 

3 22

 January 1939 

3 23

 February 1939 

3 24

 March 1939 

3 25

 April-July 1939 

3 26

 August 1939 

3 27

 September-December 1939 

4 1

 January 1940 

4 2

 February 1-23, 1940 

4 3

 February 25-29, 1940 

4 4

 March 1-8, 1940 

4 5

 March 9-20, 1940 

4 6

 April-May 1940 

4 7

 June 4-14, 1940 

4 8

 June 15-23, 1940 

4 9

 June 24-29, 1940 

4 10

 July 1-10, 1940 

4 11

 July 11-20, 1940 

4 12

 July 22-31, 1940 

4 13

 August 1-7, 1940 

4 14

 August 8-20, 1940 

4 15

 October-December 1940 

4 16

 1940 

4 17

 January 1-17, 1941 

4 18

 January 18-31, 1941 

4 19

 February 1-7, 1941 

4 20

 February 8-14, 1941 

4 21

 February 15-28, 1941 

4 22

 April-June 1941 

4 23

 July 1-22, 1941 

4 24

 July 23-31, 1941 

4 25

 August 1-7, 1941 

4 26

 August 8-30, 1941 

4 27

 September1941 

5 1

 October-December 1941 

5 2

 1941 

5 3

 January 1942 

5 4

 February 1942 

5 5

 March 2-10, 1942 

5 6

 March 11-16, 1942 

5 7

 March 17-28, 1942 

5 8

 Undated 

5 9

Miscellaneous Records 

5
Box Folder

 1936 

5 10

 Undated 

5 11-12

Newspaper Clippings 

5
Box Folder

 1932 

5 13

 1934 

5 14

 1935 

5 15

 January-February 1936 

5 16

 June-July 1936 

5 17

 August-October 1936 

5 18

 1936 

5 19

 January-February 1937 

5 20

 May-July 1937 

5 21

 August-September 1937 

5 22

 October-November 1937 

5 23

 December 1937 

5 24

 January-March 1938 

5 25

 April-June 1938 

5 26

 July-August 1938 

5 27

 October-November 1938 

5 28

 December 1938 

6 1

 1938 

6 2

 January 1939 

6 3

 February 1939 

6 4

 March-August 1939 

6 5

 1939 

6 6

 January-February 1940 

6 7

 March-April 1940 

6 8

 May-June 1940 

6 9

 July-August 1940 

6 10

 October-December 1940 

6 11

 1940 

6 12

 January-February 1941 

6 13

 March-April 1941 

6 14

 May-June 1941 

6 15

 July-August 1941 

6 16

 September-December1941 

6 17

 1941 

6 18

 January-February 1942 

6 19

 March 1942 

6 20

 April-July 1942 

6 21

 1942 

6 22

 Undated 

6 23

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II. World War II and War Transportation Board 

Box

Correspondence 

6
Box Folder

 April 1942 

6 24

 May-June 1942 

6 25

 July 1942 

6 26

 August 1942 

6 27

 September-December 1942 

6 28

 January-March 1943 

6 29

 April 1943 

6 30

 May 1943 

6 31

 October 1943 

6 32

 November-December 1943 

6 33

 January-April 1944 

7 1

 May 1944 

7 2

 June-December 1944 

7 3

 January-September 1944 

7 4
Box Folder

Materials from the War Transportation Board 1942-1944 

7 5

Report of War Transportation Questionnaire 1942-1943 

7 6

County Progress Reports On War Transportation Programs   1942

7 7

"A Manual On the Conservation of Vital War Transportation and Vital Manpower" by Michigan State Commission 1942 

7 8

"Traffic Accidents and Congestion" by Maxwell Halsey 1942 

7 9

Automobile Load Factors for Michigan Factories 1942 

7 10

Approved State Plan of Plant Transportation Advisory Committee for Tire Rationing Procedures July 1942 

7 11

Defense Workers Receiving Retread Tires From Oakland War Price and Rationing Board 1942 

7 12

Minutes of Gasoline Meeting in Detroit October 22, 1942 

7 13

State of Michigan Official Passenger Car Travel Log 1943 

7 14

Materials from Michigan Bus Survey 1944 

7 15

Summary of Survey of Michigan Bus Lines February 16-April 20, 1944 

7 16

Statement of Charles Ziegler U.S. To House Committee on Roads 1943-1944 

7 17

City of Melvindale Zoning Ordinances and Map 1939 

7 18

Record Map City of Pleasant Ridge April 1, 1944 

7 19

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III. Postwar and Personal Materials 

Box Folder

Correspondence 1951-1957 

7 23

Correspondence undated 

7 24

Directory of Michigan Municipal Officials 1939-1940 

7 25

"That Man" Pro-FDR Booklet by Frank Kingdon 1944 

8 1

Michigan County, City and Village Officials January 15, 1946 

8 2

Address Books undated 

8 3

Notebook July 1931 

8 4

Appointment Books 1932 

8 5

Account Books 1931-1941 

8 6

Publication for Fielding Yost Commemoration October 19, November16, 1940 

8 7

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Postcards 

Drawer
Postcards

Michigan. Grayling 

Michigan. Jackson 

Michigan. Morenci 

Michigan. Prudenville 

Michigan. Sault Ste. Marie. Ojibway Hotel 

Michigan. Somerset 

Monuments. Hugh J. Gray Cairn, Near Elk Rapids, Michigan 

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Photographs 

Drawer
Collection Photographs

Agriculture. Corn Husking 

Animals. Deer 

Automobiles. Dodge 

Canada 

Civilian Conservation Corps. Camp Kimbrough, Georgia 

Florida 

Florida. Coconut Grove. Airplanes. 2 folders 

Florida. Fort Meyers 

Florida. Indian Reservation 

Florida. Key West 

Georgia. Franklin D. Roosevelt Visit. 2 folders 

Homes. Dewitt H. Roberts Home. Atlanta, Georgia 

Homes. Jesse Telmer Home. Valdosta 

Isle Royale 

Isle Royale. Boats 

Michigan. Bay View 

Michigan. Cheboygan 

Michigan. Cheboygan County 

Michigan. Clare 

Michigan. Gaylord 

Michigan. Mackinaw City 

Michigan. Mackinac Island 

Michigan. St. Ignace 

Michigan. Morenci 

Michigan. Sportsmen's Monument. Dedication 

Michigan. Wolverine 

Native Americans 

Parades. 2 folders 

People. Groups. 3 folders 

People. Groups. Allen C. B. and Osborn, Chase S. 

People. Groups. Mack, Connie and Yost, Fielding 

People. Olds, Milton B. 

People. Olds, Ransom E. 

People. Roosevelt Franklin D. Speeches 

People. Tebbetts, Birdie 

People. Unidentified 

Politics. Republican Party. Tablet Marking Place Where Party was Founded 

Service Stations (Automobile) 

Ships 

Taft Memorial Highway 

Taft Memorial Highway. Ferry Service 

Taft Memorial Highway Association 

Tennessee 

Tennessee. Pickett State Park. Dedication 

Windmills 

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