Rollo Mosher Collection

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator - Donor
Mosher, Rollo G.
Rollo Mosher collection
Date [inclusive]
0.1 Cubic feet , 5 folders and 90+ postcards

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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Historical Note

The Wayland Record was started in Wayland, Michigan, by Rollo Mosher's father in the 1880s and continued to be published by the son through 1953.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of posters, bulletins, notices and cards printed by Rollo Mosher and his father, who published the Wayland Record in Wayland, Michigan from the 1880s through 1953. The printed materials announce social and political events such as festivals, volleys and basketball games. Advertisements from stores in Wayland and West Gun Lake are also included.

In addition, the collection contains a souvenir program from a field meet in Plainwell, Michigan in 1909; the directories of schoolteachers and officials in Allegan County (1927-1929).

The collection also contains a large number of postcards from various parts of the U.S.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections September 1965

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

Revision Description

  April 2000

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 Rollo Mosher, 1965-09-07. Transferred by Michigan State University Museum

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Controlled Access Headings


  • Postcards

Geographic Name(s)

  • Allegan County (Mich.)
  • Plainwell (Mich.)
  • Wayland (Mich.)


  • Education, Primary -- Michigan
  • Education, Secondary -- Michigan

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Collection Inventory









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Boats. Ferries 




California. Catalina Island 

California. Los Angeles 

California. Oakland 

California. San Gabriel Mission 

California. Santa Catalina Island 

California. University of California, Berkeley. Greek Theatre 

Canada. Ontario. Hamilton 

Canada. Ontario. London 

Canada. Ontario. Trenton 



Connecticut. New Haven 

Dog Team circa 1923 

Expositions and fairs. Panama - California Exposition, San Diego 1915 

Factories. Ford Motor Company Model 



Florida. Coral Gables 

Florida. Jacksonville 

Florida. Miami 

Florida. St. Petersburg 


Illinois. Chicago 

Lehigh University. Taylor Field Stadium 


Michigan. Baldwin. Shrine of the Pines 

Michigan. Battle Creek. Postum Cereal Company 

Michigan. Battle Creek. Railway Station 

Michigan. Cheboygan County. Mullett Lake 

Michigan. Detroit 

Michigan. Flint 

Michigan. Grand Rapids 

Michigan. Hastings. Public and High Schools 

Michigan. Holland 

Michigan. Lansing 

Michigan. Nashville. High School 

Michigan. Port Huron 

Michigan. Sparta. High School 

Michigan, University of. Buildings. Library 

Michigan, University of. University Hall 

Michigan. Wayland 

Michigan. Wayland. Churches 

Michigan. Wayland. Railway stations 

Mining. Coal 

Mining. Slate 

National Parks. Yellowstone National Park 

New Jersey. Atlantic City 

New York. Dansville 

New York. New York City 

New York. New York City. Buildings 

New York. New York City. Churches 

New York. New York City. Statue of Liberty 

Ohio. Toledo 

Oil Fields 

Oregon. Portland 



Pennsylvania. Allentown. Greater Central park 

Pennsylvania. Ambridge. Hotel Ambridge 

Pennsylvania. Harrisburg 

Pennsylvania. Hershey 

Pennsylvania. Hollidaysburg. Chimney Rocks 

Pennsylvania. Lanesboro 

Pennsylvania. Philadelphia. U.S. Mint 

Pennsylvania. Scranton 

Pennsylvania. Scranton. Armory 

Pennsylvania. Scranton. Railway stations 

Pennsylvania. Scranton. Speedway 

Pennsylvania. Susquehanna. Railroad Tunnel 

Pennsylvania. Williamsport. A.R.C. Canteen and Workers 

Ships. Battleships 

Ships. Battleships. "Michigan" 

Ships. Battleships. "Nebraska" 

Ships. Steamships. "Eastern States", Lake Erie 

Ships. Steamships. "Manitou" 


Tunnels. Hudson River Tunnel 

United States Army. Training 

Utah. Salt Lake City. Mormon Temple 

Virginia. Fort Wool 

Virginia. Monroe 

Virginia. Mt. Vernon 

Virginia. Richmond. Monument to Confederate dead 

Washington. Kennewick Harbor 

Washington, D.C. Capitol Building 

Washington, D.C. Library of Congress 

Waterfalls. Niagara Falls 

Waterfalls. Niagara Falls 

Waterfalls. Niagara Falls 

West Virginia. Moundsville 

World War I. Words to song entitled " Don't Let Us Sing About War Anymore, Just Let Us Sing of Love" 

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Lumbering. California. Cutting 365 foot tree 

SC Photo 3

Factories. Mill in Wayland, Michigan circa 1890 

SC Photo 3

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