Moody Family Collection
00258

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator
Barney, Leila Craig
Creator
Barney, William
Creator
Craig, Frank
Creator
Craig, Mary Ann
Creator
Moody, Bill
Creator
Moody, Genevieve (Jackie) Craig
Creator
Moody, Morris C.
Title
Moody Family Collection
ID
00258
Date [inclusive]
1875-1994
Extent
10.15 Cubic feet 14 boxes; 6 Record boxes, 1 large flat box; 4 medium flat boxes, and 3 small flat boxes
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

The Moody Family Collection tells the story of three families, the Craig family, the Barney family, and the Moody family.

Frank W. Craig was born on February 28, 1875 and died June 24, 1947. He married Mary Ann Cook (April 28,1877 - March 30, 1947) on April 15, 1898 and they had three children; Leila Mae, Genevieve Frances (Jackie), and Francis. They lived in the Northern Lower Peninsula of Michigan where Frank had photography studios in Millersburg, Onaway, Petoskey, and Rogers City. Their son Francis, born June 10, 1910 died just after his first birthday on September 22, 1911. Due to the loss of his only son, Frank began calling his daughter, Genevieve, “Jackie”, a name that always stuck with her.

Leila Mae Craig was born on August 4, 1904. She graduated from Onaway high school and graduated from Central Michigan Normal School (now Central Michigan University.) She married William Joseph Barney on September 1, 1928. They lived in the Petoskey area and had no children.

Genevieve “Jackie” Frances Craig was born on February 17, 1907. Like her sister, Genevieve also graduated from Onaway high school and Central Michigan Normal School. She married Morris Cross Moody on August 8, 1936. Jackie and Morris moved to Lansing and lived on Gunson Street. Jackie taught 4th grade and Morris worked for the State Aeronautic Commission. Morris died on Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 1969 from a form of pneumonia. Jackie died February 8, 1994. Together, they had one son, William.

William (Bill) Craig Moody was born on October 25, 1941. He married Carol Otto on August 31, 1963. Both he and Carol graduated from East Lansing High School in 1959 and attended Michigan State University. Bill received his bachelors of Civil Engineering in 1963 and his masters in Civil Engineering Structures in 1965. Carol received her English degree in 1962 and then attended the University of Michigan to receive her masters in Library Science. After completing their degrees, the couple moved to St. Louis where McDonnel Aircraft employed them both. Bill worked in the space program and Carol in the engineering library. During this time, the couple had two sons, Christopher Edward and Ian Craig. Carol stayed home to take care of the boys for about ten years and then went back to work at the St. Louis University Law Library part time and then full time beginning in 1986. Carol retired in 1998 and moved out to Maryland to be with her husband. Due to Bill’s work, he worked in California; Spain; Dayton, Ohio; and Patuxent River, Maryland. He worked on the Gemini program, the F-4, the AV-8 Harrier, the first F-18, the A-12, and finished up on the 2d F-18 E/F. In 2009, Bill retired as Chief Engineer from Pax, working a total of forty-three years for the company.

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Scope and Content

The bulk of the Moody Family Collection consists of photographic materials, ranging from photographs, negatives, glass negatives, slides, and scrapbooks. The photographs show the Craig family, Barney family, and Moody family members. Genevieve Moody created most of the scrapbooks. Also included are correspondence related to Genevieve Moody, funeral books of several family members, Genevieve’s diaries, details about Northern Michigan family vacations, and anniversary booklets for Rogers City, Michigan.

Note: This collection arrived arranged and processed by the donor.The processing archivist did rearrange some items to condense boxes or group certain family member photographs together, but otherwise, it was left how it arrived to the archives.

Please note that certain family member’s names are used interchangeable throughout the collection. Genevieve Craig might be referred to as Jackie Craig or Jackie Moody. Leila Craig might be called Leila Barney. William Moody is also called Bill Moody.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections September 2017

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

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.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Diaries
  • Glass plate negatives
  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Negatives (Photographs)
  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks
  • Slides

Geographic Name(s)

  • East Lansing (Mich.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
  • Mackinac Bridge (Mich.)
  • Mackinac Island (Mich.)
  • Rogers City (Mich.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Moody, Carol
  • Moody, Carol

Subject(s)

  • Commercial photography
  • Tourism -- Michigan
  • Wills

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Collection Inventory

Correspondence 

Box Folder

Mary Ann Craig 1941, 1952-1953 

1 1

Genevieve Craig 

Box Folder

 1925-1926 

1 2

 1927 

1 3

 1928-1929 

1 4

 1930 

1 5

 1931 

1 6

Morris Moody writing to Genevieve Craig 

Box Folder

 May - December 1931 

1 7

 January - March 1932 

1 8

 April - June 1932 

1 9

 July - August 1932 

1 10

 September - December 1932 

1 11

 June - July 1933 

1 12

 September 1935 - June 1936 

1 13

 July 1 - 16, 1936 

1 14

 July 28 - November 1936 

1 15

 undated 

1 16

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Box Folder

Mary Ann Cook Craig - Genealogy 1912, 1940, 1978 

1 17

Leila Barney's will September 10, 1985 

1 18

Marriage certificate for Morris Moody and Genevieve Craig August 1, 1936 

1 19

Morris Moody Employment 1949-1966 

1 20

Memo from the desk of M.C. Moody undated 

1 21

Genevieve (Jackie) Moody Employment 1947-1965 

1 22

Genevieve (Jackie) Moody's funeral February 18, 1994 

1 23

Bill Moody Education 1955-1965 

1 24

Genevieve Moody's Bible December 25, 1916 

1 25

Paperwork for purchase and eventual sale of 258 Gunson including long title search 1942, 1973 

5 8

Genevieve Moody's will August 26, 1985 

5 9

Jackie Moody's Diaries 

Box Folder

 1943-1952 

2 1

 1951 

2 2

 1953-1962 

2 3

 1963-1972 

2 4

 1973-1981 

2 5

 1982 

2 6

 1983-1984 

2 7

 1985 

2 8

 1986-1987 

2 9

 1988 

2 10

Travel Diaries 1971 and 1973 

2 11

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Box Folder

Frank Craig Account Book 1930-1940 

2 12

Funeral Books 

Box Folder

Frank Craig June 24, 1947 

2 13

Mary Ann Craig March 30, 1953 

2 14

Leila Craig Barney undated 

2 15

Genevieve "Jackie" Craig Moody February 8, 1994 

2 16

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Michigan documents 

Box Folder

Central Michigan University 50th Anniversary Reunion for the Class of 1926 June 5, 1976 

4 37

Detailed description of Northern Michigan vacation undated 

4 38

Memorial newspaper clippings of Bill Barney 1979 

4 39

Owosso. Curwood Castle 1982 and undated 

4 40

People's Church, East Lansing 1977 and undated 

4 41

Postcards and historic attractions booklets 1937-1982 

4 42

Rogers City Centennial History and photo album; Summer festival song sheet; button 1971 and undated 

4 43

Rogers City. Westmisnster Presbyterian Church Fiffieth Anniversary 1974 

4 44

Rogers City. Cemetery Plots 1948-1998 

5 1

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Visual materials 

Photographs 

Box Folder

Craig - Barney - Moody Family 1898-1927 

3 1-4

Craig - Barney - Moody Christmas 1932 

3 5

Craig Family 

Box Folder

Craig Family Circa 1900 and undated 

3 6

Craig Homemade Scrapbook undated 

3 7

Craig Family 1911 

5 3

Frank Craig 

Box Folder

 1875-1947 

3 8

 1898-1908, undated 

3 9

 1914-1934, undated 

3 10

Age 30 undated 

5 2

Frank Craig's Family undated 

5 5

Mary Ann Craig 

Box Folder

 1877-1953 

3 11-12

 1899-1919, undated 

3 13

Frank and Mary Ann Craig 

Box Folder

 1926 

3 14

 1933 

3 15

Mary Ann Cook Craig and Genevieve Craig 

Box Folder

 1929 

3 16

Mackinac Island 1940 

3 17
Box Folder

Frances Johnson Trapp Wedding. Mary Ann Cook Craig can be identified undated 

3 18

Barney Family 

Box Folder

Barney Family 1957-1983, undated 

3 19

Leila Craig Barney 

Box Folder

 1904-1918 

3 20

 1905-1909, undated 

3 21

 1909-1917, undated 

5 4

 1920 and undated 

3 22

 1920-1985 

3 23-24

 1921-1928, undated 

3 25
Box Folder

William Barney 1963, 1968, undated 

3 26

William (Bill) and Leila Barney September 1928 and undated 

3 27

Moody Family 

Morris Moody and Genevieve (Jackie) Craig Moody 

Box Folder

Wedding of Morris Moody and Genevieve Craig (Negatives) 1936 

3 28

 1934-1983 

3 29

 1965-1969, undated 

3 30

Studio portrait undated 

3 31

Genevieve (Jackie) Craig Moody 

Box Folder

 1907-1920, undated 

3 32

 1915, 1919, 1923, undated 

4 1

 1919 or 1921 

4 2

County Normal School (Genevieve Craig is last woman standing on the right) 1924 

4 3

 1925 and undated 

4 4

 1927-1928, undated 

4 5

Jackie after high school 1926-1933, undated 

4 6-7

 Circa 1930-1993 

4 8

School pictures 1963-1966, undated 

4 9

Jackie Moody on cruise to Alaska July 25, 1976 

4 10

Jackie Moody's dining room May 1974 

4 11

Morris Moody 

Box Folder

Morris Moody with shotgun 1938 

4 12

Morris Moody in front of bedroom of the Gunson House undated 

4 13

Employment undated 

4 14

Fishing and hunting undated 

4 15

Bill Moody 

Box Folder

Around age 5 undated 

4 16

Bill Moody's family 1963-1986 

4 16-17

Bill Moody's family 1987-2015 

4 18

Bill Moody 5wks to 2 years old 1942-1943, undated 

4 19

 1943-1949 

4 20

Around age 5 undated 

4 21

 1950-1959 

4 22

 1961-1978 

4 23

 1980-1991 

4 24

Letters from Spain 1987 

4 25

Bill Moody's employment "McDonnell Douglas" 1973-1978, undated 

4 26

Bill and Carol Moody's wedding August 31, 1963 

4 27
Box Folder

Carol Otto Moody 1964-1998 

4 28

Group Photos 

Box Folder

Leila and Genevieve "Jack" Craig Together 1931 and undated 

4 29

Jackie Moody and Leila Barney 1971 

4 30

Joseph Craig and Family undated 

4 31

Blanche Mac[Cullough] and Frank Craig undated 

4 32

Uncle Tim Keller, Montana undated 

4 33

Michigan Photos 1907-1983 

Box
4
Folder
34

Michigan photos 1909-1963 

4 35
Box Box Folder

Winter scene in a formal garden undated 

6 6A 2

Winter scene made into a note card undated 

6 6A 3

Invitation to Mr. & Mrs. Robert Craig's 50th wedding anniversary November 15, 1935 

6 6A 4

Ten women in a group - Jackie Craig undated 

6 6A 5

Slides 

Family vacations in Michigan 

Box Box-folder

 1958-1965 

5 1

 1965-1981 

5 2
Box Folder

Camp Dunbar Summer 1960 

5 6

Colored slide of commencement inside Spartan Stadium June 1963 

5 7

Glass Plate Negatives 

Box Box Folder

Infant on a fur rug, possibly Leila undated 

5 5A 1

Baby looking through the back of a chair, possibly Jackie undated 

5 5A 2

Unknown adult male undated 

5 5A 3

Leila peeking out from behind a curtain undated 

5 5A 4

Leila Craig undated 

5 5A 5

Little girl in a high chair, possibly Jackie undated 

5 5A 6

Infant sitting in chair, possibly Leila Craig undated 

5 5A 7

Little girl standing on a chair, possibly Leila Craig undated 

5 5A 8

Little girl sitting in a chair, next to a doll, possibly Jackie Craig undated 

5 5A 9

Little girl seated on a table, possibly Jackie Craig undated 

5 5A 10

Little girl with a hairbow, possibl Jackie Craig undated 

5 5A 11

Two images of a teenage girl, possibly Leila Craig undated 

5 5A 12

Frank Craig with round glasses undated 

5 5A 13

Mary Ann Craig undated 

5 5A 14

Two images of Jackie Craig as a teenager undated 

5 5A 15

Jackie Craig undated 

5 5A 16

Woman in a cloche hat, possibly Jackie Craig undated 

5 5A 17

Woman in a dress with appliqued flower, possibly Leila Craig undated 

5 5A 18

Woman in a dress with appliqued flower, possibly Leila Craig undated 

5 5A 19

Two images of a woman undated 

5 5A 20

Group photo of men undated 

6 6A 11

Man in rocking chair undated 

6 6A 12

Frank Craig undated 

6 6A 13

Mary Ann Craig undated 

6 6A 14

Flowers arranged on a piece of cloth undated 

6 6A 15

Woman and girl child looking at a book undated 

6 6A 16

Unknown woman, Mary Ann Craig, and Leila Craig undated 

6 6B 1

Three toddler girls undated 

6 6B 2

Mary Ann Craig standing next to a horse undated 

6 6B 3

Leila Craig as a toddler undated 

6 6B 4

Leila Craig peeking out from behind a curtain undated 

6 6B 5

Toddler Leila Craig in a bonnet undated 

6 6B 6

Mary Ann Craig as a young woman undated 

6 6B 7

Toddler sitting in a chair undated 

6 6B 8

Toddler Leila Craig sitting on a sled in a wintercoat undated 

6 6B 9

Toddler Leila Craig sitting in a high chair undated 

6 6B 10

Toddlers Leila and Jackie Craig undated 

6 6B 11

Craig Family portrait including Mary Ann, Frank, Leila, Frankie, and Jackie undated 

6 6B 12

Three girls in a window, including Leila and Jackie Craig undated 

6 6B 13

Unidentified woman undated 

6 6B 14

Toddler Jackie Craig sitting with a book undated 

6 6B 15

Unidentified woman undated 

6 6B 16

Leila Craig's birthday party (There is a print in the collection) August 14, 1908 

6 6B 17-18

Negatives 

Box Folder

Unknown boy sitting next to ice cream chairs undated 

4 36
Box Box Folder

Craig family reunion undated 

6 6A 1

Craig family reunion June 20, 1940 

6 6A 6-8

Frank Craig's father undated 

6 6A 9

Frank Craig and brother undated 

6 6A 10

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Genevieve Craig Moody's Scrapbooks 

Box

#1 1920-1923, undated 

9

#2 1943-1969, undated 

10

#3 1937-19456, undated 

11

#4 1925-1939, undated 

12

#5 1942-1963, undated 

13

Black paper photo book 1915-1923, undated 

14

Snapshots - Onaway undated 

10

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Oversized 

Documents 

Box Folder

Barney Family Scrapbook Page undated 

7 2

Morris C. Moody's registration as a professional engineer October 7, 1949 

7 6

Pen and ink drawing by Oberreich 1966 

8 2

Genevieve Craig Penmanship Certificate June 25, 1925 

8 3

Leila Craig's transcript from Central Michigan Normal School June 22, 1926 

8 4

Genevieve F. Craig's Onaway High School Diploma June 21, 1923 

8 5

Leila Craig's diploma from Onaway High School June 15, 1922 

8 6

Leila Craig's diploma from County Normal Training Class June 22, 1923 

8 8

Leila Craig's diploma from Central Michigan Normal School June 22, 1926 

8 9

Genevieve F. Craig's diploma from Presque Isle County Normal Training Classes June 19, 1924 

8 10

Genevieve F. Craig's transcript from Central Michigan Normal School June 22, 1926 

8 11

Genevieve F. Craig's diploma from Central Michigan Normal School June 22, 1926 

8 12

Photographs 

Box Folder

Jackie and Morris Moody undated 

7 1

Mary Ann Craig undated 

7 3

Leila Craig as an infant undated 

7 4

Jackie and Leila Craig undated 

7 5

Barney Wedding September 1, 1928 

7 7

Moody Wedding undated 

7 8-9

Jackie Craig Moody as a young woman, handcolored undated 

7 10

Leila Craig Barney as a young woman, handcolored undated 

7 11

Jackie Craig Moody undated 

7 12

Leila (age 13) and Genevieve (age 9) Craig undated 

7 13

Hand painted photo of bride Leila Craig Barney and her sister, Genevieve Craig undated 

7 14

Two photos of Michigan scenes by Frank Craig - handcolored undated 

7 15

Leila Craig, age 4 or 5 undated 

8 1

Handcolored photo of Leila Craig undated 

8 7

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