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Henry Yaple Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-2278
Scope and Contents The collection consists of personal documents and photographs of Zepha Lynn Pulver Spencer, of southwest Michigan.The diaries provide a glimpse into her life, including her daily activities, primarily describing events regarding family, the weather, baking, chores, and religion. The collection also contains a book of poems, most of which were written by herself, and a few that were not. Many of the poems surround themes of family, expressing love, and religious sentiments. The...
Dates: 1920-1976

Hollister Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-4323
Scope and Contents This collection contains letters, diaries, and legal documents from the Hollister family who lived in Burr Oak, Michigan and Hamilton, Illinois during the mid-1800s and early 1900s.Several letters are to and from Albert N. Hollister (1842-1915) and his mother Mary (Hollister) Shaw née Newcomb (1821-1905) and his younger sister (Mary) Lillian Hollister (1848-1866). The bulk of these letters were written during a long illness that claimed Lillian’s life in 1866 and the period...
Dates: mid-1800s to early 1900s

James L. Rumsey Diary

 Item — Box: 1 of 1
Identifier: RH-A-4230
Scope and Contents The collection is composed of one five-year diary kept by James Llewellyn Rumsey of Grand Rapids, Michigan from 1918 to 1922.The pages in his diary are filled with accounts of the daily weather, travels, errands, and visitors. Also mentioned are daily chores such as running the cleaner and canning his wife Flora (Newton) and sister-in-law Lillian (Holms) did with seasonal fruits and vegetables. The prices of goods and services are often mentioned as well real estate deals closed...
Dates: 1918-1922

John Frederick Monroe journals

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-4242
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of two journals written by Ensign John Frederick Monroe (1921-1986) of Muskegon MI. The journals detail daily life of John F. Monroe during his service in the US Navy from 1943-1944 while stationed in Panama during World War Two.

Dates: 1943-1944

John Holmes Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-3454
Scope and Contents In 1892,a new Post Office was completed on the southwest corner of Burdick and South Streets. In July of 1903 an article announced that work on the new addition which would be built to the west had begun. Total cost of the addition would be $38,500.Charles W. Gindole of Chicago received the contract to construct the building. John H. Holmes worked for the federal government supervising the construction. There are entries written by John Holmes starting on July 14, 1903 and continuing off and...
Dates: 1913

Louise Decker Diary

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-3799
Scope and Contents Louise Decker was born in 1912 in Otsego, Michigan. While writing this diary, she lived on Washburn Street and Dayton in Kalamazoo Michigan. She died on July 16, 1998 in Kalamazoo.She kept this diary over five years between 1939 and December 1942. She recorded an entry of three or four lines almost every day. Every day she wrote about what she and her husband, Frank, did and about the weather. Most of the entries are about cleaning the house, shopping with her sister, visiting...
Dates: 1939-1942

Mable Beckley Millen Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-587
Abstract

The collection is composed of 10 diaries written by Frederic Millen (1891- 1954) along with various letters written by family members from 1818 to 1932 all from the eastern part of the United States.

Dates: 1818-1932

Margaret Poinier Bird

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Identifier: RH-A-3597
Abstract

This collection is composed of 4 diaries detailing the daily activities of Margaret Poinier Bird, her husband, Charles Harold Bird, and their two daughters Margaret and Barbra Bird. The diaries document their travels across the United States and most of Europe from 1930 - 1932. In addition there is a large scrap book with many postcards and some photographs from their travels.

Dates: 1930-1932

Marian Bugbee Patterson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-3712
Abstract

This collection is composed of two diaries from Marian Bugbee, written in 1862 and 1863.

Dates: 1862-1863

Michael Shoemaker Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-3766
Scope and Contents In the diary, Shoemaker discusses the weather daily. He takes accounting notes of both of his farms, oil company, and real estate. Shoemaker recorded the letters he mailed and received in the diary, as well as the health and location of his family members and household members. Shoemaker records the conditions of his farms and home. He writes about the different vegetation grown, the conditions of the animals, and the amount of product produced. The writing for each date ranges from a few...
Dates: 1894

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Addams, Jane, 1860-1935 1
American Roentgen Ray Society 1
Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906 1
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Beeby, Betty, 1923-2015 1
Bennett, Reuben, 1848-1919 1
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Boudeman, Donald O. 1
Boudeman, Donald, 1880-1949 1
Boudeman, Donna Nicholson, 1909-1987 1
Bowmaster, Frank, 1869-1960 1
Bowmaster, John Maynard, 1904-1960 1
Bowmaster, Teresa, 1882-1969 1
Bunkers, Suzanne L 1
Clapham family 1
Clapham, James Glover, 1847-1870 1
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Clark, Charles S., 1840-1914 1
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Crane, Caroline Bartlett, 1858-1935 1
Crane, Mary Alice, 1913-1987 1
Crossman, Amanda Burlingame, 1818-1899 1
Crossman, Luther, 1808 -1879 1
DeGraaf, Heertje 1
DeGraaf, Maatje B. 1
Decker, Ella Louise Squires, 1912-1998 1
Decker, Frank Joseph, 1911-1965 1
Dunham, George Willis 1
Dunham, Gladys Marie Lambert 1
Easton, Andrew Jackson, 1834-1920 1
Edmunds, Judson A., 1835-1906 1
Farnsworth, James S., 1907- 1
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Fitch, Asa 1
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Forbes, Lydia Jane 1
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Ford, Ethia P. "Effie" Johnson, 1865-1936 1
Gernant, David 1
Graves, Henry S. 1
Harvard Law School 1
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Henshaw, John H., 1902-1994 1
Henshaw, Margaret, 1939-2014 1
Henshaw, Rena Bestervelt, 1903-1988 1
Hollister, Albert Newcomb, 1874-1914 1
Holmes, John 1
Hooker, Joseph, 1814-1879 1
Howard, Pearl, 1852-1925 1
Hughes, Estella Evans, 1887-1971 1
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Ott, Christine, 1898-1977 1
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Patterson, Marian Bugbee, 1840-1895 1
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Shaw, Anna Howard, 1847-1919 1
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Spencer, Zepha Lynn, 1887-1983 1
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Sundstrand, Patrice Racette, 1924-2009 1
United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces 1
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