Clarence C. Case Papers
00092

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator - Donor
Case, Clarence C.
Title
Clarence C. Case papers
ID
00092
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1934-1962
Date [inclusive]
1934 - 1962, 1976
Extent
1.66 Cubic feet , 2 volumes on shelf
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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Biography

Clarence Collier Case was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, graduated from Albion College with an A.B. in English Literature in 1926 and returned to Detroit to teach high school history the same year.

In 1927 he was employed by the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) in Madison, Wisconsin, where he worked until 1929. During the early 1930s Case worked for the Michigan Public Utilities Commission, the YMCA in Detroit and the United States Office of Education. From 1935 to 1937, Case was an educational advisor for the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the Huron National Forest in Northern Michigan, a position he was especially proud to have held.

He later worked as a parole officer for the Michigan Department of Corrections and in labor relations for Packard Motor Car Company. When World War II broke out, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps, later becoming an officer. After the war he worked for the Kent County (Michigan) Council of Veterans Affairs and the Michigan Department of Economic Development (1948-1950).

During the 1950s Case was extremely active in promoting conservation and youth-assistance programs, an interest he developed while in the CCC. With help from others he founded Citizens for Conservation, Inc. whose objectives paralleled those of the CCC. The organization failed in the mid-1950s due to financial problems, and Case continued on his own, trying to build up support for such programs while working out of the first CCC camp, Camp Roosevelt in Virginia.

In 1958 Case ran for the United States Senate from Michigan, running on a platform of conservation and service to youth, but was unsuccessful. He tried to start a new political party known as the Conservative Party, which was aimed at voters under 30 years of age. Its ideals were the promotion of conservation and service to youth.

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Scope and Content

The materials in these papers consist mainly of correspondence, manuscripts, notes, and statements concerning Case's military career, his efforts to re-establish the CCC, the establishment of Citizens for Conservation, Inc., the 1958 Senate race, the Michigan Department of Economic Development, and the Youth Conservation Corps. Also included are poetry written by Case and a number of booklets on a variety of subjects which he collected.

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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 note

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

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.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Citizens for Conservation, Inc..
  • Civilian Conservation Corps. (U.S.)
  • Conservative Party (United States).

Genre(s)

  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Photographs
  • Poetry
  • Postcards

Subject(s)

  • Nature conservation -- Michigan
  • Nature conservation -- Societies, etc.

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Collection Inventory

Papers 

Box

Correspondence - General 

1

 April 12, 1942 - March 11, 1943 


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Mixed Materials   1 1

 March 12 - July 29, 1943 


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Mixed Materials   1 2

 August 9 - November 12, 1943 


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Mixed Materials   1 3

 December 7, 1943 - March 27, 1944 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 4

 April 20 - October 11, 1944 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 5

 March 9, 1945 - February 28, 1949 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 6

 March 7 - August 15, 1949 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 7

 August 18 - September 19, 1949 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 8

 September 23 - November 25, 1949 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 9

 December 5-28, 1949 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 10

 January 12 - March 27, 1950 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 11

 March 28 - May 17, 1950 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 12

 June 1-27, 1950 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 13

 July 13 - September 7, 1950 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 14

 September 14 - December 20, 1951 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 15

 February 26 - December 22, 1951 


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Mixed Materials   1 16

 January 15 - July 29, 1952 


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Mixed Materials   1 17

 August 1 - December 29, 1952 


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Mixed Materials   1 18

 January 5 - June 30, 1953 


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Mixed Materials   1 19

 July 1 - December 24, 1953 


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Mixed Materials   1 20

 January 5 - April 13, 1954 


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Mixed Materials   1 21

 June 8 - September 28, 1954 


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Mixed Materials   1 22

 October 25, 1954 - July 31, 1956 


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Mixed Materials   1 23

 August 1 - October 23, 1956 


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Mixed Materials   1 24

 October 24 - October 30, 1956 


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Mixed Materials   1 25

 November 27 - December 31, 1956 


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Mixed Materials   1 26

 December 5, 1956 


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Mixed Materials   1 27

 January 9 - February 19, 1957 


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Mixed Materials   1 28

 February 21 - April 8, 1957 


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Mixed Materials   1 29

 April 9-19, 1957 


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Mixed Materials   1 30

 April 20 - May 8, 1957 


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Mixed Materials   1 31

 May 11-24, 1957 


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Mixed Materials   1 32

 May 26 - July 7, 1957 


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Mixed Materials   1 33

 July 8-19, 1957 


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Mixed Materials   1 34

 July 21 - August 10, 1957 


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Mixed Materials   1 35

 August 21-29, 1957 


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Mixed Materials   1 36

 August 30 - September 4, 1957 


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Mixed Materials   1 37

 September 5, 1957 


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Mixed Materials   1 38

 September 6-12, 1957 


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Mixed Materials   1 39

 September 13-27, 1957 


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Mixed Materials   1 40

 October 1-23, 1957 


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Mixed Materials   1 41

 November 15 - December 31, 1957 


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Mixed Materials   1 42

 January 2-13, 1958 


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Mixed Materials   1 43

 January 14-28, 1958 


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Mixed Materials   1 44

 February 1-13, 1958 


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Mixed Materials   1 45

 February 18-28, 1958 


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Mixed Materials   1 46

 March 1-7, 1958 


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Mixed Materials   1 47

 March 8-14, 1958 


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Mixed Materials   1 48

 March 15-21, 1958 


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Mixed Materials   1 49

 March 26-31, 1958 


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Mixed Materials   1 50

 April 1-30, 1958 


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Mixed Materials   1 51

 May 1 - June 27, 1958 


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Mixed Materials   1 52

 July 8 - August 30, 1958 


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Mixed Materials   1 53

 September 2 - October 22, 1958 


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Mixed Materials   1 54

 October 25 - November 10, 1958 


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Mixed Materials   1 55

 November 11-21, 1958 


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Mixed Materials   1 56

 November 22-30, 1958 


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Mixed Materials   1 57

 November 29 - December 4, 1958 


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Mixed Materials   1 58

 December 5-10, 1958 


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Mixed Materials   1 59

 December 11-24, 1958 


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Mixed Materials   1 60

 December 25-31, 1958, Undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 61

 January 7-16, 1959 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 62

 January 16-24, 1959 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 63

 March 27 - May 29, 1959 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 64

 June 1 - September 29, 1959 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 65

 October 1 - December 11, 1959 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 66

 January 7 - March 9, 1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 67

 March 29 - September 29, 1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 68

 November 15 - December 31, 1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 69

 January 3 - February 7, 1961 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 70

 March 2 - October 16, 1961 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 71

 October 19 - November 15, 1961 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 72

 November 17, 1961 - February 14, 1962 


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Mixed Materials   1 73

 Undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 74

Correspondence - Christmas Cards -- Undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 75

Personal Papers 

Autobiographical Sketches -- 1957 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 76

Resume -- 1950, 1956 


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Mixed Materials   1 77

Guest Passes -- n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 78

Financial Papers 

Bank Books -- 1942-1943, 1947, 1954, 1959 


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Mixed Materials   1 79

Wage Receipts -- 1950, 1960, n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 80

Payment Receipts -- 1948, 1954, 1961 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 81

Military Records 

Personal History Forms -- 1942-1944 


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Mixed Materials   1 82

Physical Examination and Immunization Records -- 1942-1945 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 83

Equipment and Travel Authorization -- 1944-1945 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 84

Memoranda and Bulletins -- 1942-1945 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 85

Michigan Department of Economic Development 

Business Report and Michigan Economy Bibliography -- 1949 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 86

U.P. School of Instruction - Class List -- January 17-21, 1949 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 87

Memoranda and Newsletters -- 1948-1950 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 88

Newspaper Clippings and Banquet Programs -- 1949-1950 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 89

City of Detroit Job Application -- 1956 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 90

U.S. Senate Race 

Nominating Petition -- 1958 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 91

Statement by Case -- September 1957 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 92

Speech by Case 

 May 18, 1957 


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Mixed Materials   1 93

 June 10, 1957 


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Mixed Materials   1 94

 June 15, 1957 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 95

Newspaper Clippings -- August 21, 1957 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 96

Camp Letts - Personnel -- 1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 97

Civilian Conservation Corps -- 

Camp Newsletter - "CCC Northlander" -- March 30, 1934 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 98

Diary Entries -- December 21, 1934 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 99

National Archives Inventory Records -- 1948 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 100

Memoranda to Alumni from Case -- September 15, 1951 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 101

Alumni Informal Meeting Agenda May 11, 1955 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 102

Notes from CCC Alumni -- 1953, Undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 103

Alumni Expressions of Thanks -- 1958, 1959 


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Mixed Materials   1 104

Mackinac Bridge Dedication -- 1958 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 105

Resolution of Tributes Suggested by Case -- Undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 106

Bibliographies of CCC -- 1957 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 107

Speech by H. Humphrey on CCC -- March 31, 1958 


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Mixed Materials   1 108

Article by Humphrey on CCC -- January 1959 


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Mixed Materials   1 109

Newspaper Articles -- 1958-1959 


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Mixed Materials   1 110

Notes and Statements by Case -- 1959, n.d. 


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Mixed Materials   1 111

Inspirational Material by Case -- Undated 


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Mixed Materials   1 112

Manuscripts on CCC by Case -- Undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 113

Citizens for Conservation, Inc. 

Correspondence -- Undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 114

Bank Statements 

 1954-1958 


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Mixed Materials   1 115

 1959-1961 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 116

Telephone and Printing Bills -- 1954-1955, Undated. 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 117

Cancelled Checks -- 1954-1961 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 118

Check and Receipt Book -- 1954 


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Mixed Materials   2 1

Membership Records -- 1952-1956 


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Mixed Materials   2 2

Membership Lists -- 1953-1954 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 3

Membership Receipts -- 1955-1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 4

Advertising -- 1953 (?) 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 5

Publicity -- July 28, 1954 


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Mixed Materials   2 6

Newsletters -- 1953-1954, n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 7

Newsletters 

Sky Pilot 1954-1956, n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 8

Camp Roosevelt 1954-1957 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 9

Citation -- February 21, 1957 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 10

Notes on How to Organize A Corporation -- n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 11

National Conservation Corps Committee 

Financial Statements -- February - March, 1959 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 12

Minutes of Meetings -- 1959 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 13

Property Considerations -- n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 14

Publicity Material -- n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 15

Projects 

Committee to Organize Booster Shots for WWII Veterans -- 1949 (?) 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 16

Camp Roosevelt - Notes -- 1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 17

Chapel at the Last Stand -- 1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 18

Speaking Engagements - Announcement -- August 13, 1957 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 19

Religious 

Letter Concerning Christian Brothers, a Proposed Teaching Order -- October 31, 1957 


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Mixed Materials   2 20

Research Paper on St. Paul -- May 30, 1957 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 21

Manuscripts -- 1958, Undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 22

Church Programs and Booklets -- 1957-1959, n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 23

Booklet - The 1952 Reinicker Lectures - A Missionary Statement for Today" --" 1952 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 24

Youth Conservation Corps 

Statement by Case -- 1958 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 25

Memoranda on Establishment -- 1958 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 26

Booklet 

"Youth Conservation Corps" -- May 1957 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 27

"Youth Employment Act" -- June 1961 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 28

"Youth Employment Opportunities Act of 1961" -- June - July, 1961 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 29

"Youth Conservation Corps and Youth Public Service Program" -- September 1961 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 30

Peace Corps - Press Release on Establish -- March 1961 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 31

Conservative Party - Notes -- n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 32

Legislation 

Canadian Statutes and Bills -- 1946, 1949, 1950 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 33

Michigan House Bill No. 79 -- 1958 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 34

U.S. Senate Bill -- 1950 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 35

U.S. Congressional Bills 

 1958 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 36

 1959 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 37

 1961 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 38

U.S. House Bills - Youth Employment Opportunities -- 1961 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 39

Case's Notes on Legislation Regarding Youth -- 1955-1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 40

Poetry - by Case 

"The Corps Will Go On" -- Undated 


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Mixed Materials   2 41

"Hymn to Detroit" -- Undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 42

"Our Sons" -- Undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 43

"Thanks to Our God" -- 1957 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 44

Untitled on CCC -- Undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 45

Poetry - Collected Undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 46

Clubs and Organizations 

Memo on 25th Anniversary of NIPA -- 1959, 1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 47

Army Navy Club - Dues Notice -- 1957 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 48

Membership Cards -- 1953-1957, n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 49

Awards - Kiwanis -- March 16, 1950 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 50

Notes Concerning Youth -- Undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 51

Tributes 

Frank Murphy -- Undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 52

Franklin Delano Roosevelt - Financial Speculations -- Undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 53

Theodore Roosevelt -- 1961, Undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 54

Books 

Resource Training for Business, Industry and Government 1958 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 55

Outdoor Recreation for America January 1962 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 56

Booklets 

"California Camps for Delinquents" -- 1945 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 57

"The Sex Offender" -- 1950 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 58

"Juvenile Delinquency - Interim Reports of the Committee on the Judiciary" -- March 1954 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 59

"The Conservation Directory" -- July 1, 1957 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 60

"By Which We Live" -- 1957 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 61

"The Conservation Foundation - Annual Report" -- 1957 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 62

"Fitness of American Youth" -- September 7-9, 1958 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 63

Speech - Laurence S. Rockefeller before the 42nd Annual National Recreation Congress -- September 30, 1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 64

Lists of Names -- Undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 65

Newspaper Clippings on Case -- September 7, 1976 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 66

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Oversized Postcards 

Box
2
Folder
67

Lumbermen's Monument 

Mackinac Bridge (3) 

Washington, D.C. Wesley Theological Seminary. Chancel Windows 

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Volumes 

Box

vol. 1: Calvin College Yearbook -1958 -- 1958 

2

vol. 2: Muskegon Means Home to Me 1947 

2

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Postcards 

Drawer
Postcards

Canada. Ontario. Windsor 

Florida. Coral Gables. Army Air Forces Regional Station Hospital 

Michigan 

Michigan. Detroit 

Michigan. Mackinac Bridge 

Missouri. Kansas City. Churches 

National Parks. Shenandoah National Park 

New York 

Pennsylvania 

Pennsylvania. Gettysburg 

People. Williams, G. Mennen 

Virginia (3 folders) 

Washington, D.C. Churches 

Miscellaneous postcard collection Undated 


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Photographic materials   1 118

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Photographs 

Drawer
Photographs

Civilian Conservation Corps. Camps 

Civilian Conservation Corps. Camps. People 

Civilian Conservation Corps. Projects 

Michigan. Detroit. John C. Lodge Expressway Plan 

Monuments 

People. Hart, Philip and Family 

People. Williams, G. Mennen and Family 

YMCA. Camps 

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