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Image of Knapp's Department Store - 2007-01-001

Knapp's Department Store - 2007-01-001

This collection consists of materials concerning the J. W. Knapp Company department store that was located in Lansing from about 1910 to the late 1970s. In the collection are internal newsletters (the "KnappSack"--not a complete run), minutes, reports, some photographs, ephemeral items such as shopping bags and jewelry boxes, and other material. There are also photographs and some material on a Knapp historic district study and the renovations done by the Eyde Company in the 2010s. Some digital versions of the KnappSack newsletters, especially for the Christmas holidays, are attached to this record.

Image of Lansing Pants and Overall Co. Letterhead - 2014-11-001.LLH014

Lansing Pants and Overall Co. Letterhead - 2014-11-001.LLH014

A piece of the Lansing Pants and Overall Company's letterhead, with a handwritten letter to the Lansing Improvement Company requesting payment of $500.00.

Image of Gladmer Theatre Letterhead - 2014-11-001.LLH057

Gladmer Theatre Letterhead - 2014-11-001.LLH057

A piece of letterhead from the Gladmer Theatre billing the Lansing Chamber of Commerce $50.00 for rental of the theater.

Image of Novo Engine Company Letterhead - 2014-11-001.LLH064

Novo Engine Company Letterhead - 2014-11-001.LLH064

A piece of letterhead from the Novo Engine Company to R. R. Darwin, Traffic Commissioner, Manufacturers & Jobbers Club, noting three shipments in December 1913.

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Lansing Letterheads - 2014-11-001

This is a collection of stationery letterheads from businesses and individuals in the Lansing and Ingham County surrounding areas. Most of the stationery has been used for correspondence. The collection is focused on the letterheads and their design rather than the contents of the correspondence.

Image of Duplex Truck Company Letterhead - 2014-11-001.LLH115

Duplex Truck Company Letterhead - 2014-11-001.LLH115

A piece of letterhead from the Duplex Truck Company containing a typed letter to the Lansing Chamber of Commerce regarding recent shipments.

Image of Hammell Cigar Co. Letterhead - 2014-11-001.LLH001

Hammell Cigar Co. Letterhead - 2014-11-001.LLH001

An undated piece of the Hammell Cigar Company's letterhead, with a continuation of a handwritten note to an unknown recipient, which ends "..if we think it to our advantage to accept we will move to Lansing." At the time, the company was located in Ionia.

Image of Letterhead from The People's Bank, Leslie - 2014-11-001.LLH002

Letterhead from The People's Bank, Leslie - 2014-11-001.LLH002

A piece of letterhead from The People's Bank of Leslie, Michigan, with a handwritten letter to the Lansing Improvement Company noting payment of $50.00, signed M. E. Rumsey.

Image of Grand Ledge Mattress Works Letterhead - 2014-11-001.LLH008

Grand Ledge Mattress Works Letterhead - 2014-11-001.LLH008

Two pieces of Grand Ledge Mattress Works letterhead. An 1894 handwritten letter to H. H. Larned of the Lansing Improvement Company, requesting assistance in building a new facility for the mattress works.

Image of Wagenvoord & Co. Letterhead - 2014-11-001.LLH090

Wagenvoord & Co. Letterhead - 2014-11-001.LLH090

A piece of letterhead from the Wagenvoord & Co. Library Binders to R. R. Darwin noting recent shipments.

Image of Lansing Improvement Company Letterhead - 2014-11-001.LLH011

Lansing Improvement Company Letterhead - 2014-11-001.LLH011

A piece of the Lansing Improvement Company's letterhead, with a handwritten letter to Ingham Probate Judge A. E. Cowles from H. H. Larned about a property deed. The back side of the letterhead is a map of the city of Lansing, showing a large area that is the Lansing Improvement Company Addition a half mile southeast of the center of the city.

Image of Potter Mfg. Co. Letterhead - 2014-11-001.LLH016

Potter Mfg. Co. Letterhead - 2014-11-001.LLH016

A piece of the Potter Manufacturing Company's letterhead with a handwritten statement of payment of $10.00, from J. W. Potter to Ira E. Randall of the Lansing Improvement Company.

Image of Lansing Lumber Co. Letterhead - 2014-11-001.LLH022

Lansing Lumber Co. Letterhead - 2014-11-001.LLH022

A piece of the Lansing Lumber Company's letterhead with a typed request to the Lansing Improvement Company for an account statement.

Image of Kneeland Crystal Creamery Co. Letterhead - 2014-11-001.LLH032

Kneeland Crystal Creamery Co. Letterhead - 2014-11-001.LLH032

A piece of the Kneeland Crystal Creamery Company with a typed letter to H. H. Larned of the Lansing Improvement Company.

Image of Severance Tank & Silo Co. Letterhead - 2014-11-001.LLH039

Severance Tank & Silo Co. Letterhead - 2014-11-001.LLH039

A piece of the Severance Tank & Silo Co. letterhead with a typed letter to Myles F. Gray, Secretary of the Lansing Business Men's Association.

Image of Northrop Robinson & Carrier Co. Letterhead - 2014-11-001.LLH045

Northrop Robinson & Carrier Co. Letterhead - 2014-11-001.LLH045

A stationery bill from the Northrop Robinson & Carrier Co. Wholesale Grocers to the Lansing Chamber of Commerce for $5.00 for a keg of detergent.

Image of Genesee Fruit Company Letterhead - 2014-11-001.LLH049

Genesee Fruit Company Letterhead - 2014-11-001.LLH049

A stationery bill from the Genesee Fruit Company to the Lansing Chamber of Commerce for $2.50 for a keg (14 gallons) of cider.

Image of E. H. Green Wholesale and Retail Fish and Oysters Letterhead - 2014-11-001.LLH071

E. H. Green Wholesale and Retail Fish and Oysters Letterhead - 2014-11-001.LLH071

A stationery invoice from E. H. Green Wholesale and Retail Fish and Oysters to the Lansing Chamber of Commerce for 75 pounds of white halibut for $13.50.

Image of Wentworth Hotel Letterhead - 2014-11-001.LLH092

Wentworth Hotel Letterhead - 2014-11-001.LLH092

A piece of letterhead from the Wentworth hotel to the Chamber of Commerce noting the hotel's capacity in relation to hosting the Michigan State Grange convention.

Image of Majestic Billiard Parlors Letterhead - 2014-11-001.LLH096

Majestic Billiard Parlors Letterhead - 2014-11-001.LLH096

A piece of letterhead from the Majestic Billiard Parlors to the Chamber of Commerce about a city ordinance passed to close billiard parlors and bowling alleys at 11:00 pm.