Albert H. Case Papers
00123

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator
Case, Albert H., (Albert Herman), 1875-1962
Title
Albert H. Case papers
ID
00123
Date [inclusive]
1892-1935
Extent
4.0 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 Note

Albert Herman Case (b. June 1, 1875, Cambridge, Michigan; d. March 18, 1962, Charlottesville, Virginia) graduated from the State Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) in 1902 where he was captain of the football team. Following his graduation Case continued his education at Columbia University where he received a degree of Engineer of Mines in 1905. On August 14 of the next year, Albert Case married Sarah B.S. Avery; she had also attended the State Agricultural College.

After Case left Columbia University he spent five years as a superintendent of gold and copper mines in Utah and New Mexico. Case then worked three years as the manager of the Tennessee Copper Company. The next seventeen years of his life were spent in mine exploration and development in various parts of the Western Hemisphere.

In 1927 Case became the vice president and general manager of the United States Phosphoric Products Division of the Tennessee Corporation at Tampa, Florida. He held this position until his retirement in 1952. Case moved to Charlottesville, Virginia in 1950 and it was there that he spent the last twelve years of his life.

Other business affiliations of Case included directorships of the New Haven Copper Company, the Tampa Chamber of Commerce, the Southern States Industrial Council and the Lyons Fertilizer Company. In addition he was a trustee of Tampa University Club in New York and a member of the National Association of Manufacturers tax committee.

During his life Case was also a 32nd degree Mason, a member of Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi, American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, a life member of the Sons of the American Revolution and a member of the Rotary Club of Tampa. Before his death in 1962 Case was awarded honors by three universities. Michigan State gave him an honorary degree of doctor of engineering (June 9, 1945), Columbia University presented him with the Medal of Achievement and Tampa University bestowed upon him the honorary degree of doctor of letters.

In 1961 Michigan State University named a dormitory in honor of Case and his wife, Sarah.

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Scope and Contents note

The papers of Albert Case consist primarily of materials gathered during the early part of his professional career. The bulk of these papers are correspondence and materials that Case gathered under various headings in what appears to have been a subject file. The materials in the subject file deal with personal purchases and non-professional organizations to which Case belonged in addition to papers concerning his profession and the papers have been arranged consecutively according to these numbers. Other subject headings, in addition to the ones numbered, seem to have been formed by Case; these headings have also been preserved.

In addition to the correspondence and subject file the papers also include several notebooks written by Case. Most of these notebooks deal with mining and mine surveying. Others are apparently notebooks written while Case was in school. One notebook is a journal Case kept when he went to Europe in 1935.

Some personal papers are present which include newspaper clippings on Case, histories of his and his wife's families, and notes taken by Case. Also enclosed in the papers are financial records including insurance policies, records of landholdings, tax information and various receipts belonging to Case. Publications dealing with Case's profession and outside interests are also present.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged into the following series: Correspondence; Subject File; Notebooks; Personal Papers; Financial Records; Publications; Oversized Materials; Photographs; and Postcards.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections June 1977

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

Revision Description

  August 2002

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 Sarah Avery Case, 1970-10-19.

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Related Materials

Records transferred to other collections

The following items were removed from Case, Albert H. Papers (Collection 123), accession no. HC 115, and were transferred to other collections, either to be retained or disposed. Any items that should receive special disposition are clearly marked.

PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION (negatives, both serials and monographs): 6 negatives 9 postcards 2 photos approx. 80 nitrate negatives

MAP COLLECTION: UNITED STATES. MIDDLE WEST. "Map of the Western Parts of the Colony of Virginia as far as the Mississippi," 1754 (Reproduction, 1935)

STAMP COLLECTION: 10 envelopes with stamps

Processor's Name: Alden N. Monroe Date: June 1977

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan State University. Class of 1902.
  • Monclova Mining Company, S.A..
  • New Haven Copper Works.
  • Tampa Chamber of Commerce.
  • Tennessee Copper Company.
  • Tennessee Corporation.

Genre(s)

  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Notebooks
  • Photographs
  • Postcards

Personal Name(s)

  • Case, Sarah Avery
  • Case, Sarah Avery

Subject(s)

  • Mineral industries
  • Mines and mineral resources -- Mexico
  • Mines and mineral resources -- United States
  • Mining corporations -- America
  • Mining engineering -- United States

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Collection Inventory

Correspondence 1892-1932 

Scope and Contents note

Box Folder

 1892 - 1909 

1 1

 January 1910 

1 2

 July 1910 

1 3

 August 1910 

1 4 - 5

September 1910 

1 6 -8

 October 1910 

1 9 - 11

 November 1910 

1 12 -14

 December 1910 

1 15 -17

 January 1911 

1 18 - 19

 February 1911 

1 20 - 22

 March 1911 

1 23 - 26

 April 1911 

1 27 - 28

May 1911 

1 29

 June 1911 

1 30 - 31

 July 1911 

1 32

 August 1911 

1 33 - 34

 September 1911 

1 35 - 36

 October 1911 

2 1 - 2

November 1911 

2 3 - 6

 December 1911 

2 7 - 9

 January 1911 

2 10

 February 1912 

2 11 - 12

 March 1912 

2 13 - 14

 April 1912 

2 15 - 17

 May 1912 

2 18 - 25

 June 1912 

2 26 - 30

 July 1912 

2 31 - 34

 August 1912 

3 1 - 4

 September 1912 

3 5 - 7

 October 1912 

3 8 - 10

 November 1912 

3 11 - 12

 December 1912 

3 13 - 14

 January 1913 

3 15 - 16

 February 1913 

3 17 - 19

 March 1913 

3 20 - 23

 April 1913 

3 24

 August 1921 

3 25

 February 1922 

3 26

 April 1923 

3 27

 August 1925 

3 28

 September 1925 

3 29

 October 1925 

3 30

 November 1925 

3 31

 December 1925 

3 32

 January 1926 

3 33 - 34

 February 1926 

3 35

 March 1926 

3 36

 April 1926 

3 37

 May 1926 

3 38 - 39

 June 1926 

3 40

 November 1926 

3 41

 December 1926 

3 42

 January 1927 

3 43

 February 1927 

3 44

 April 1927 

3 45

 May 1927 

3 46

 June 1927 

3 47

 July 1927 

3 48

 August 1927 

3 49

 November 1927 

3 50

 December 1927 

3 51

 January 1928 

4 1

 February 1928 

4 2

 March 1928 

4 3

 April 1928 

4 4

 May 1928 

4 5

 June 1928 

4 6

 July 1928 

4 7

 August 1928 

4 8

 September 1928 

4 9

 October 1928 

4 10

 November 1928 

4 11

 December 1928 

4 12

 January 1929 

4 13

 February 1929 

4 14

 March 1929 

4 15

 April 1929 

4 16

 May 1929 

4 17

 June 1929 

4 18

 July 1929 

4 19

 August 1929 

4 20

 September 1929 

4 21

 October 1929 

4 22

 November 1929 

4 23

 December 1929 

4 24

 January 1930 

4 25

 February 1930 

4 26

 March 1930 

4 27

 April 1930 

4 28

 May 1930 

4 29

 June 1930 

4 30

 July 1930 

4 31

 August 1930 

4 32

 September 1930 

4 33

 October 1930 

4 34

 November 1930 

4 35

 December 1930 

4 36

 January 1931 

4 37

 February 1931 

4 38

 March 1931 

4 39

 April 1931 

4 40

 May 1931 

4 41

 June 1931 

4 42

 August 1931 

4 43

 September 1931 

4 44

 October 1931 

4 45

 November 1931 

4 46

 December 1931 

4 47

 January 1932 

4 48

 n.d. 

4 49 - 50

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Subject Files 1908 - 1932 

Box Folder

Subscriptions to Publications-2 -- 1925 - 1932 

5 1

Columbia University-3 

5 2

Letters of Introduction-4 -- 1924 - 1925 

5 3

Frost National Bank-4 -- 1926 - 1930 

5 4 - 5

Otto Wahrmund-5 -- 1926 - 1929 

5 6

Engineers Club-5 -- 1928 - 1929 

5 7

American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers-6 -- 1930 

5 8

Arthur L. Tuttle-6 -- 1925 - 1929 

5 9

Camphuis and Company-7 -- 1926 - 1929 

5 10

Books Received-8 -- 1929 

5 11

Taylor and Howat - Attorneys-at-Law-8 -- 1926 - 1927 

5 12

Annual Reports-10 -- 1920 - 1928 

5 13

Letters of Condolence and Congratulation-11 

5 14

Fur Storage-12 -- 1927 - 1928 

5 15

Worthington Pump and Machinery Corporaton-12 -- 1929 

5 16

Printing, Engraving, Stationary, ect.-13 -- 1926 - 192 

5 17

Telegraph and Telephone Service-14 -- 1927 - 1928 

5 18

The American Metals Co., Ltd.-14 -- 1926 - 1928 

5 19

The American Metals Co., Ltd.-14 -- 1926 - 1930 

5 20

Central Hanover Band and Trust Comany-15 -- 1927 - 1929 

5 21

Central Hanover Band and Trust Comany-15 -- 1928 - 1929 

5 22

Real Estate Inquiries-15 -- 1926 - January 1927 

5 23

Real Estate Inquiries-15 -- February 1927 - October 1927 

5 24

Real Estate Inquiries-15 -- November 1928 - June 1928 

5 25

Real Estate Inquiries-15 -- July 1928 - January 1929, n.d. 

5 26

Reservations, Itineraries, ect.-16 -- 1926 - 1927 

5 27

Machinery Corporation-16 -- 1926 - 1927, n.d. 

5 28

Southern Pacific Lines-17 -- 1926, n.d. 

5 29

Automobiles-18 -- 1927 - 1931 

5 30 - 31

Chase Bag Co., New Orleans, LA-18 -- 1926 - 1927 

5 32

Adolph Lewisohn & Sons-19 -- 1925- 1931 

5 33

Fellowes, Davis & Co.-19 -- 1925 - 1930 

6 1

Ira B. Joralemon-21 -- 1929 

6 2

Newspaper Clippings-22 -- 1926 - 1931 

6 3

Candela Development Company-23 -- 1929 

6 4

N.H. Westlake-24 -- 1926 - 1928 

6 5

N.H. Westlake-24 -- 1929 - 1930 

6 6

Stock-25 -- 1925 - 1927 

6 7

Gifts-26 --1927 -- 1932 

6 8

Old National Bank and Trust Company-27 -- 1927 - 1928 

6 9

Old National Bank and Trust Company-27 -- 1929 - 1930 

6 10

Letters of Recommendation-28 

6 11

Law Offices of Kelso, Locke & King-29 -- January - March 1929 

6 12

Law Offices of Kelso, Locke & King-29 -- April - June 1929 

6 13

Law Offices of Kelso, Locke & King-29 -- November - December 1929, n.d. 

6 14

Personal Record-31 -- 1928 - 1930 

6 15

Washington and Lee University-34 -- 1924 - 1927 

6 16

Lawrenceville School - Kamp Kill Kare-35 -- 1926 - 1927 

6 17

Lew Brighton Building and Loan Association-39 -- 1926 - 1930 

6 18

Expense Accounts-42 -- 1925 - 1931 

6 19

National Rifle Association-43 -- 1926, n.d. 

6 20

Charles H. Vaughn-45 -- 1926 - 1932 

7 1

Reforms-46 -- 1926 - 1927 

7 2

Diet List for Albert Case-47 -- n.d. 

7 3

Lake Tellico Property-49 -- 1926- 1927 

7 4

Mining and Metallurgical Society of America-50 -- 1929, n.d. 

7 5

Ojinaga Nitrate Deposit-51 -- 1924 - 1925, n.d. 

7 6

New York Athletic Club-52 -- 1925 - 1929 

7 7

Traffic Club of New York-53 -- 1927 - 1928 

7 8

Mono - Fireproof Storage Warehouse Company-57 -- 1920 - 1930 

7 9

A.B. Peach-68 -- 1931 

7 10

U.S. Phosphoric Products Corp.-72 -- 1931 

7 11

The Arthur Bellinger Co. Pansoco Mine-73 -- 1927 - 1929 

7 12

Mining Shores Corporation-74 -- 1927 - 1930 

7 13

Rotary Club of New York-78 -- 1931 

7 14

Rotary Club -- 1922, n.d. 

7 15

Union National Bank-81 -- 1917 - 1930, n.d. 

7 16

Burton Isenor-82 -- 1926 - 1931 

7 17

The National Economic League-84 -- 1929, n.d. 

7 18

U.S. Phosphoric Products Corp.-85 -- 1928 - August 1929 

7 19

U.S. Phosphoric Products Corp.-85 -- September 1929 - August 1930 

7 20

U.S. Phosphoric Products Corp.-85 -- October - November 1930 

7 21

U.S. Phosphoric Products Corp.-85 -- December 1930 - 1931 

7 22

U.S. Phosphoric Products Corp.-85 -- 1932, n.d. 

7 23

Palm Ceia Golf Club-86 -- 1929 - 1931 

8 1

The Citizen's Guild for Washington's Boyhood Home-91 -- 1931 

8 2

The Michigan State College Association-92 -- 1931, n.d. 

8 3

Hill City Building & Loan Association-93 -- 1931 

8 4

Bank of Arizona-94 -- 1929 - 1932 

8 5

Copper Mining-351 -- 1911, n.d. 

8 6

California Calumet Copper Company -- 1908 

8 7

Victoria Coal Mining Company -- 1910 

8 8

Colliery Owners of Acme Coals 

8
Box Folder

Statements of Cost of Mining Acme -- 1910 

8 9

Statements of Cost of Mining Acme -- 1911 

8 10

Statements of Cost of Mining Acme -- 1912 

8 11

The 'Tic (The Electric House) East Lansing Michigan -- 1911 

8 12

San Pedro Mercantile & Supply Company -- 1911 

8 13

Tennessee Copper Company 

8
Box Folder

Reports and Statements of Account -- 1911 

8 14

Assorted Materials -- 1911 - 1930, n.d. 

8 15

Lewisohn Coal Mine and Motor Truck Operation -- 1912 

8 16

Coal Mining -- 1920, n.d. 

8 17

Alexandria Construction Corporation -- 1922 

8 18

Sons of the American Revolution -- 1922, 1930, n.d. 

8 19

Cecilio Paez, Hijos -- 1925 

8 20

South Tampa Electric Company -- 1927 

8 21

Monoclava Mining Company, S.A. 

8
Box Folder

Correspondence -- 1927 - 1928, n.d. 

8 22

Annual Report on Condition of Business -- January 31, 1927 

8 23

Annual Report-Fiscal Year Ending February 1, 1928 

8 24

Annual Report-Fiscal Year Ending January 31, 1929 

8 25

Monthly Reports on Panuco Mine -- May - August 1926 

8 26

Monthly Reports on Panuco Mine -- September - December 1926 

8 27

Monthly Reports on Panuco Mine -- January - April 1927 

8 28

Monthly Reports on Panuco Mine -- May - July 1927 

8 29

Monthly Reports on Panuco Mine -- August - December 1927 

8 30

Monthly Reports on Panuco Mine -- January - March 1928 

8 31

Monthly Reports on Panuco Mine -- April - July 1928 

8 32

Monthly Reports on Panuco Mine -- August - October 1928 

8 33

Monthly Reports on Panuco Mine -- November - December 1928 

8 34

Monthly Reports on Panuco Mine -- January - March 1929 

8 35

Monthly Reports on Panuco Mine -- April - June 1929 

8 36

Monthly Reports on Panuco Mine -- July - September 1929 

8 37

Treasurers Cash Statements -- 1923 - 1928 

9 1

Panuco Mine - Balance -- 1925 

9 2

Statements on Operating Costs -- 1926 - 1927 

9 3

Balance de Comprobacion Mayo -- December 1927 

9 4

Administrative Accounts -- 1928 - 1930 

9 5

Plan Sketches -- n.d. 

9 6

Financial Records - Assorted Materials -- 1926 - 1928 

9 7

Assorted Material -- 1925, n.d. 

9 8

Fairbanks, Morse & Co. 

9
Box Folder

Correspondence -- August 1927 - September 1928 

9 9

Correspondence -- October - November 1928 

9 10

Publications -- 1920, 1928 

9 11

Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company, Inc. -- 1928 

9 12

The De Laval Separator Company 

9
Box Folder

Correspondence -- 1928 

9 13

Publications -- 1926, n.d. 

9 14

De La Vergne Machine Company -- 1928 

9 15

The Dening Company -- 1928 

9 16

Keystone Driller Company -- 1928 

9 17

A.R. Posey Co. - Well Contractor -- 1928, n.d. 

9 18

Ledoux & Company - Mineral Analysis Report -- 1930 

9 19

University of Alabama -- 1930 

9 20

House Pay Roll -- 1930 

9 21

Amerman and Paterson, Inc. Special Reports -- 1930 - 1931 

9 22

American Institute of Consulting Engineers, Inc. -- n.d. 

9 23

The Jeffery Manufacturing Co. -- n.d. 

9 24

National Surety Company -- n.d. 

9 25

Synthetic Nitrogen Products Corporation -- n.d. 

9 26

The Consolidated Alpine Gold & Silver Mining -- n.d. 

9 27

Whitehall Club -- n.d. 

9 28

Anthracite Project - Done by Case -- n.d. 

9 29

Lesson Assignments -- n.d. 

9 30

Blueprints -- n.d. 

9 31

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Notebooks 1903 - 1910, 1935 

Box Folder

Mining -- 1903 

10 1

Mining Survey -- July 5, 1904 

10 2

Mine Surveying - Ashby Tunnel -- July 5, 1904 

10 3

Thesis -- 1904 

10 4

Civil Engineering-14 -- 1904 

10 5

Mining -- June 5, 1905 

10 6

Repetition Traverse Field Work -- June 14-19, 1905 

10 7

Leveling Notes -- June 27 -30, 1905 

10 8

Topographic Survey -- July 26, 1905 

10 9

Mining Claim Survey -- July 1905 

10 10

Instrument Book (R.R. 1) -- August 7, 1905 

10 11

Mining -- May 6, 1908 

10 12

Burrio Mountain District -- August 17, 1909 

10 13

Survey of Roads Leading to Smelter -- March 15, 1910 

11 1

Mining -- September 21, 1909 

11 2

Journal of Case Trip to Europe -- 1935 

11 3

Mining -- n.d. 

11 4

Mining 7. Vol.1 -- n.d. 

11 5

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Personal Papers 1910, 1930 - 1936, 1961 - 1965, n.d. 

Box Folder

Newspaper Clippings of Case -- 1961 - 1962, n.d. 

11 6

The Name of the Family of Case -- n.d. 

11 7

The Name of the Family of Avery-- n.d. 

11 8

The Groton Story - Home of the Avery's -- 1965 

11 9

Notes -- 1910, n.d. 

11 10

Assorted Materials -- 1930 - 1936, n.d. 

11 11

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Financial Records 1912 - 1932 

Box Folder

Insurance 

11
Box Folder

Policies -- 1922 - 1924 

11 12

Assorted Materials -- 1913 - 1931 

11 13

Land Holdings 

11
Box Folder

Warranty Deeds -- 1912 - 1924 

11 14

Mortgages -- 1929 

11 15

Abstract of a Title -- 1929 

11 16

Taxes 

11
Box Folder

Federal Income Tax -- 1925 

11 17

State and County Taxes, Yavapai County, Arizona -- 1922 - 1930 

11 18

Personal Property Tax Bill, City of Plainfield NJ -- 1928 

11 19

City Tax of Blue Ridge, GA -- 1930 

11 20

Drainage Tax, Hillsborough, Florida -- 1931 

11 21

Safe Deposits -- 1922 - 1930 

11 22

Receipts 

12
Box Folder

The Floridan Hotel -- 1927 - 1928, n.d. 

12 1

Personal Merchandise -- 1928 - 1930, n.d. 

12 2

Food -- 1929 - 1932 

12 3

Building Materials -- 1930 - 1931, n.d. 

12 4

Landscaping -- 1930 - 1932 

12 5

Assorted Materials 

12 6

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Publications 1910 -1927 

Box Folder

Roofs and Bridges(including notes by Case) -- 1901 

12 7

Arithmetic by Grades Book Number 4-- 1904 

12 8

Electrical Engineering - A Course Lecture Adapted to the Needs of Non-electrical Engineers-- 190 3 

12 9

Columbia University 

12
Box Folder

Final Kneipe of the Columbia University Chemical Society-- 1903 - 1904 

12 10

List of Alumni: School of Mines, School of Engineering, School of Chemistry-- 1912 

12 11

Lectures on the Law of Irrigation-- 1904 

12 12

Smooth-on Instruction Book-- 1906 

12 13

Concrete Construction about the Home and Farm-- 1909 

12 14

Bulletin of Berea College - College Catalog-- 1911 

12 15

Spanish Self-taught-- 1912 

12 16

Robert Aviation Motors-- n.d. 

12 17

Welsh in a Week-- n.d. 

12 18

Articles on Mining -- 1927, n.d. 

12 19

Committee Report on G. Mennen Williams-- 1969 

12 20

Advertisements 

12
Box Folder

Minneapolis Heat Regulator -- n.d. 

12 21

Assorted Materials -- 1907 - 1924 

12 22

Assorted Materials -- n.d. 

12 23
Box Folder

Assorted Materials -- 1912, 1918, n.d. 

12 24

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Oversized Materials 

Drawer
2
Drawer

Degrees (earned and honorary) -- 1902, 1905, 1945, 1950 

2

Membership certificates and awards -- 1902, 1903, 1906, 1910, 1921, 1941, 1945, 1947, 1959, n.d. 

2

Certificate of Appointment of Sarah S. Case as a Notary Public -- 1906 

2

Case Family Shield -- n.d. 

2

Broadside commemorating 150th Anniversary of King's College -- 1904 

2

Blueprints -- 1907. 1926, 1928 

2

MSU. Students. Organizations. People. Groups. Identified; Worthington Pump and Machinery 

2

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Photographs 

Drawer
Collection Photographs

Animals. Dogs 

Animals. Horses 

Buildings 

Colombia 

Colorado (?) 

Harvard University. Buildings. Hememray Gymnasium 

Homes 

Homes. North Carolina 

Homes. Studt Home. Exterior 

Homes. Studt Home. Interior 

Michigan State University. Alumni. Patriarchs 

Michigan State University. Athletics. Football 

Michigan State University. Buildings. Morrill hall 

Michigan State University. Buildings. Morrill Hall. Interior 

Michigan State University. Commencement 

Michigan State University. Students 

Mining (4 folders) 

Mining. Cliff Buildings (2 folders) 

Mining. Cliff Tramway (3 folders) 

Mining. Salt Lake to Colorado Springs 

Mining. Stamp Mill 

Monuments 

New Mexico. Santa Fe 

People. Case, Mr. and Mrs. Albert H. 

People. Case Albert H. 

People. Case, Sarah Avery (2 folders) 

People. Case Family 

People. Groups 

People. Groups. Unidentified (3 folders) 

San Pedro 

Santa Domingo 

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Postcards 

Drawer
Postcards

Connecticut 

Factories. Tennessee Copper Company 

Morocco. Tangiers 

New York. Geneva. New York State Experimental Station 

Panama 

People. Pateet, Lydia 

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