Mrs. C. M. Burdick Collection
c.00487

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator
Burdick, C. M., Mrs.
Title
Mrs. C. M. Burdick collection
ID
c.00487
Date [inclusive]
1904-1957
Extent
0.25 Cubic feet , 10 folders
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

Mrs. C. M. Burdick was the personal secretary for R.E. Olds for a considerable period of time.

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Scope and Contents note

Included in the collection are Mrs. C. M. Burdick's diaries (1925-1937), correspondence and a biographical sketch of R. E. Olds entitled "That Boy Ranney". Among the most interesting items in the correspondence is a letter from R. Shettler explaining his unhappiness with R. E. Olds over the affairs of the Reo Motor Car Company. There is also some material on Olds' interest in music. A few photographs of women who worked in the Reo Motor Car Company office are also in Mrs. Burdick's collection.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections June 1976

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

Revision Description

  July 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 Donald R. Viges, 1975-04-30.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Reo Motor Car Company.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Lansing (Mich.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Olds, Ransom Eli, 1864-1950
  • Shettler, Reuben

Subject(s)

  • Automobile industry and trade -- Michigan

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Collection Inventory

Correspondence 

Scope and Contents note

Folder

Correspondence and Histories of Reo Company 1904, undated 

1

Correspondence 1924 

2

Statement of Reuben Shettler January 6, 1937 

3

Correspondence 1944 

4

Manuscript-"That Boy Ranney" undated 

5

Notes on R.E. Olds donations Undated 

6

Diary 

6

 1925 

7

 1931 

8

 1933 

9

 1957 

10

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Postcards 

Drawer
Postcards

Reo Car Company, Office Employees 

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Photographs 

Box

Reo Motor Car Company. Office Employees 

SC Photo 3

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