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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/

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Ford Ceasar Collection Series 11: Michigan and Lansing Photographs - 1996-01-001.011

Many of the photographs in Box 12 are duplicates of material from other archival collections. Original sources are not always noted on the prints. Boxes 13 and 14 are small shoebox-sized archival boxes consisting of several small prints that are not within folders. A select portion of this series has been digitized; see Child Records links below.

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.