Charles F. Monroe Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator - Donor
Monroe, Charles F.
Charles F. Monroe papers
0.1 Cubic feet , 1 folder

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

Charles F. Monroe (b. 1873) of Webberville, Michigan, was the son and grandson of pioneers. His grandfather, Freedom Monroe (1798-1886), migrated from New York to Michigan in 1824. His father Robert (1839-1920) was one of the first to settle in Webberville.

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Scope and Contents note

The Monroe papers consist of Charles Monroe's typewritten reminiscences, written in 1959 at age eighty-six. He discusses the history of Webberville, the political and social life of the community, education in rural schools, market conditions and the costs of goods and services, as well as agricultural life and work. Monroe includes family history and anecdotes, especially about his father. He also includes a poem he wrote entitled "Webberville." Finally, there is a letter from Monroe to Dr. Frank Elliott at Michigan State University, asking if he would be interested in Monroe's reminiscences.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections March 1965

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Revision Description

  February 2000

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

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 note

Gift of Charles F. Monroe, transferred by Michigan State University Museum.

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Michigan -- Economic conditions
  • Michigan -- Social life and customs
  • Webberville (Mich.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Monroe, Robert Emmet, 1839-1920


  • Agriculture -- Michigan
  • Education -- Michigan
  • Frontier and pioneer life -- Michigan

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Collection Inventory


Monroe, Charles. Reminiscences 1959 


Civil War Memorial Circa 1881