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Name Ceasar, Ford

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Ford Ceasar Collection - 1996-01-001

Ford Ceasar was a teacher and school administrator for nearly 35 years and was involved in the Historical Society of Greater Lansing, the Historical Society of Michigan, and other historical organizations. This collection is primarily concerned with Ceasar's publications, so several boxes are devoted to notes, research, the Ingham County Historical Commission, which hired Ceasar to write "The Bicentennial History of Ingham County." The other notable parts of this collection are the Michigan and Lansing photograph series (boxes 11 and 12) which contain rare and important photographs of the Lansing area, as well as surrounding communities. There is one box of loose oversize material as well.

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Ford Ceasar Collection Series 10: Lansing School District Photographs - 1996-01-001.010

These photographs were removed from an oversize album. The cover sheet noted (in handwriting, possibly Ford Ceasar's) the following: "Lansing Schools and Lansing in the '50s and '60s Photos and tinting by Carl Dalrymple Lansing School Instructor and Audiovisual Director, 1922-1963" Some of the photographs date from earlier than the 1950s and 1960s. The series includes interior and exterior photographs of schools and other educational facilities such as libraries, gymnasiums, and audiovisual storage. There are many which appear to be photographs of other photographic material that had been on display, or photographs that have been removed from displays due to adhesive and tape residue/

Image of Allen Street School - 1996-01-001.010.001

Allen Street School - 1996-01-001.010.001

"School site bought 1909 - $1,000. 10-room building built 1913 cost $33,500.00. Adjacent lots were purchased 1914 for $800.00. In October 1925 two wings were added - cost $150,000.00. Allen School and Kalamazoo School were the largest schools, each capable of accomodating 6-700 pupils." [From display card with photograph.]

Image of Community College and Administration - 1996-01-001.010.002

Community College and Administration - 1996-01-001.010.002

"Community College and Administration, 1960"

Image of A. V. Film Library - 1996-01-001.010.003

A. V. Film Library - 1996-01-001.010.003

"A. V. Film Library before moving to "old" Everett High School building - Spring 1961. C. W. Dalrymple - Director."

Image of Bingham Street School - 1996-01-001.010.004

Bingham Street School - 1996-01-001.010.004

Bingham Street School, February 1956. This is a photograph showing the original 1890 building (at left) and the new building, completed in 1956. The photograph was likely taken when the new one was put into service on February 20, 1956, prior to the demolition of the old school. The original Bingham school, one of Lansing's earliest, was kept in service far longer than any of the other 19th century school buildings.

Image of Bingham Street School Classroom - 1996-01-001.010.005

Bingham Street School Classroom - 1996-01-001.010.005

Classroom photograph from Bingham Street elementary school, 1920.

Image of Lansing Central High School - 1996-01-001.010.006

Lansing Central High School - 1996-01-001.010.006

Central High School steps before remodeling in 1943.

Image of Lansing Central High School - 1996-01-001.010.007

Lansing Central High School - 1996-01-001.010.007

Band practice at Central High School, 1925

Image of Cherry Street School - 1996-01-001.010.008

Cherry Street School - 1996-01-001.010.008

"Cherry Street School was built in 1894 to replace Ward School Three located on South Street. It was discontinued for classroom use in 1934 and rented for two years. Beginning in 1937 it housed the maintenance department until the department was moved into the old Shaberg-Detrick Hardware building which the school board acquired about 1940. The Cherry building was then remodeled and became offices for an architect firm which still retain it as of 1963."

Image of Cherry Street School Classroom - 1996-01-001.010.009

Cherry Street School Classroom - 1996-01-001.010.009

Interior of a classroom at either Cherry Street School or Maplewood School, 1919.