Robert M. Williams Collection

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator - Donor
Williams, Robert M.
Robert M. Williams collection
circa 1900s-1930s
0.5 Cubic feet

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

Robert M. Williams was a Reference Librarian at Michigan State University in the 1970s.

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Scope and Contents note

The Robert M. Williams collection primarily contains photographs and postcards of street scenes and daily life in the Michigan towns of Baraga, Brown City, Copper Harbor, Dryden, and L’Anse. There are also postcards and photographs of the dedication and planting of the L’Anse Township School Forest on May 23, 1930. The collection also includes photographs of Michigan State University’s Agriculture Hall, Morrill Hall, and the Physics and Electrical Engineering Building.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections February 2010

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

Revision Description

 August 2013 February 2013

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.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Olivet College. -- General subdivision--MacKay Gymnasium.;


  • Photographs
  • Postcards

Geographic Name(s)

  • Brown City (Mich.)
  • Dryden (Mich.)
  • Fort Wilkins (Mich.)
  • L'Anse (Mich.)
  • Michigan
  • Upper Peninsula (Mich.)


  • College campuses -- Michigan -- East Lansing
  • Forests and forestry
  • Railroads

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Collection Inventory


Collection Photographs

Animals. Horses. 

Automobiles. Hupmobile. 

Barber shops. 

Fires. (2 folders) 


Michigan. Brown City. 

Michigan. L'Anse Township School Forest 1930 

Michigan State University. Buildings. Agriculture Hall. 

Michigan State University. Buildings. Morrill Hall. 

Michigan State University. Buildings. Physics and Electrical Engineering Building. 

People. Unidentified. 

Railroads. Accidents. 


Ships. Lake Freighters. 

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Lumbering. Hauling logs through forest. 

Michigan. Copper Harbor. Fort Wilkins. (7) 

Michigan. Dryden. High School and Students. (4) 

Michigan. Baraga. High School. 

Michigan. L’Anse. Catholic Church. 

Michigan. L’Anse. Ford Mill. (2) 

Michigan. L’Anse. High School. (2) 

Michigan. L’Anse. Main St. 

Michigan. L’Anse. School Athletic Field. (2) 

Michigan. L’Anse vicinity. (2) 

Michigan. Michigamme. Spurr River. 

Michigan. Zeeland. Proposed High School. 

Native Americans. Burial Ground 

Olivet College. MacKay Gymnasium 

Rochester College. Glee Club.