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Item or Series Title Gerald Graves Oral History
Catalog Number 1991-05-001.008
Parent Catalog Number 1991-05-001
Link(s) Gerald Graves oral history, part one
Gerald Graves oral history, part two

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Description An oral history from Gerald W. Graves, a former mayor of the City of Lansing. He was born in Alpena (Mich.), attended Michigan State University and the U. S. Merchant Marine Academy, and at age 24 was the youngest sea captain in U. S. history. He was elected to the Michigan State Legislature in 1950 and served as Lansing's mayor from 1969 to 1981. He was interviewed by Joanne Jager at the Lansing Public Library Local History Room on October 30, with a follow-up interview on November 12, 1990.

A transcript for this recording has not been completed.
Collection Title Voices of Lansing Oral Histories
Creator Graves, Gerald W.
Other Creators Greater Lansing Chamber of Commerce
Jager, Joanne
Lansing Public Library
Date 1990
Dates of Creation 1990
Physical Characteristics For web version
Sample Type: 22050 Hz Stereo, 32-bit
(MP3 80Kbps CBR)

Original WAV recordings are on the Local History network.
Object Name Oral History Recording
Copyright Information Capital Area District Libraries has received unrestricted rights for the oral histories contained in this project. For assistance in properly crediting these materials in a research project or other re-use, please contact the Forest Parke Library and Archives at
People and Organizations Graves, Gerald W.
Search Terms Oral history
Cities & towns
Lansing (Mich.)
Ship captains
Marines (Military personnel)