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Motor Wheel EPA Superfund Site - 1987-06-001

This collection contains reports, updates, correspondence, and CD-ROMs of various data files related to the Motor Wheel EPA Superfund Cleanup Site. The materials have been deposited over time at the Lansing Public Library (later CADL) by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies for access by the public. Motor Wheel Corporation was formed in 1920 following the merger of the Prudden Wheel Company and Gier Pressed Steel and Auto Wheel. By 1934, Motor Wheel controlled approximately a third of all wheel production in the United States. Motor Wheel was purchased by Goodyear Tire in 1964, and it closed in 1975. (Information from MSU Archives <a href="http://archives.msu

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Adams Plating EPA Superfund Site - 1989-04-001

This collection contains reports, updates, correspondence, and CD-ROMs of various data files related to the Adams Plating EPA Superfund Cleanup Site. The materials have been deposited over time at the Lansing Public Library (later CADL) by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies for access by the public. Adams Plating was established in about 1965 at 521 Rosemary Street on the west side of Lansing, in Lansing Township, Ingham County, Michigan. The company was located on a site of approximately one acre in a mixed commercial/residential area, and prior to the plating business, the site was used by a dry cleaning service. The plating operations primarily consisted

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Aerial Photographs, Lansing and Environs - 1989-10-001

This is a set of aerial stereo view photographs of Lansing and some surrounding area, taken at a scale of one inch to 500 feet. They were mostly made by a short-lived business on South Logan Street called StereoFoto, Inc., for the Lansing City Assessor's Office. The images are black and white square prints that measure approximately 9.25" square. Each print is dated and includes a print number. The majority were taken in May of 1970, but there is one file of three prints taken by the Abrams Aerial Survey Corporation in May of 1966 that show the area bounded approximately by Lenawee to the north, Washington to the east, the area between Mt. Hope and Holmes roads to the south, and Martin Lut

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City Engineering and Surveying Ledgers - 1989-10-002

This collection includes records from Lansing city departments from the 19th century. Volumes are as follows: City Surveyor and Sewer Engineer's Reports, 1879-1884 (ledger of handwritten reports submitted to the mayor and city council; 143 pages) Proceedings of the Board of Sewer Commissioners of the City of Lansing, 1878-1882 (board originally appointed by the Common Council of Lansing in May, 1878; ledger includes reports and agreements between the city and various contractors for drain construction; approximately 320 pages) City Engineer's Field Notes, 1888-1891 (Patrick O'Connell, City Engineer; survey data and remarks on various road grade, drain, and other projects; 234 pages)

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Frank Benedict Oral History - 1991-05-001.002

An oral history from Frank Benedict, a key founder and educator at Lansing Community College. The interview was recorded on July 10, 1990, as part of the "Voices of Lansing" oral history project. Frank Benedict was interviewed by Harry Blanchard. Rights release forms for this interview were never completed, nor was a transcript. The oral history recording may be accessed within the library only at this time.

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Reniger Construction Company - 1990-03-001

This collection consists of photographic and architectural records and ledgers that document the work of the Reniger Construction Company of Lansing, Michigan. The records begin in 1916, when Orea "Orrie" Reniger moved his family and business to Lansing. By 1989 the company was run by the third generation of Renigers and it received centennial business recognition from the state of Michigan in that year. Eleven bound volumes of photographs documenting a number of construction projects in the Lansing area make up the majority of this collection. The photographs were taken by the R. C. Leavenworth photography studio on behalf of the Reniger company, and they show construction projects in var

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Michigan Association for Children with Learning Disabilities, Lansing Area Chapter - 1990-05-001

This collection consists primarily of materials related to a complaint and lawsuit filed against the Ingham Intermediate School District in 1975. Also found are minutes from the Development of Learning Abilities Steering Committee, samples of educational materials, an Ingham ISD parent handbook on special education, Lansing School District report and summary on special education in the district, and an essay on the history of the MACLD by Joyce Laing. The Michigan chapter of the Association for Children with Learning Disabilities eventually became part of the Learning Disabilities Association of America, and the state chapter is known as the LDA of Michigan.

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Voices of Lansing Oral Histories - 1991-05-001

"The Voices of Lansing: An Oral History" was a project sponsored by the Lansing Public Library, the History Committee of the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the R. E. Olds Transportation Museum with assistance from the Oldsmobile History Center. Interviews took place between 1988 and 1991. It was supported by a City of Lansing Outstate Equity Grant. The goal was to create a body of oral history recordings documenting the Capital region with the following focuses: -The Library would focus on surviving mayors and government personalities. -The Museum would focus on contributors to the area automotive industry. -The Chamber would focus on leaders of business and industry, and

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Olds Anderson Oral History - 1991-05-001.001

An oral history from Olds Anderson, grandson of Ransom Eli Olds. The interview consists of two parts, recorded on May 13, 1991, as part of the "Voices of Lansing" oral history project. Olds Anderson was interviewed by Helen Jones Earley of the Oldsmobile History Center. A transcript for this recording has not been completed.

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Mabel Bohnet Oral History - 1991-05-001.003

An oral history from Mabel Bohnet, who with her husband Ernest had owned the W. F. Bohnet Electric Co. in Lansing for many years. The interview was recorded on November 12, 1988, as part of the "Voices of Lansing" oral history project. Mabel Bohnet was interviewed by Helen Jones Earley of the Oldsmobile History Center, and was 101 years old at the time of the interview. A transcript for this recording has not been completed.

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Ralph Crego Oral History No. 1 - 1991-05-001.004

An oral history from Ralph Crego, a former mayor of Lansing. The interview was recorded on June 20, 1988, as part of the "Voices of Lansing" oral history project. Ralph Crego was interviewed by Joanne Jager of the Lansing Public Library. Rights release forms for this interview were never completed. A second interview, also with no release form, was made on July 18, 1988 (see 1991-05-001.005). For that interview, a transcript is on file. The oral history recordings and transcript may be accessed within the library only at this time.

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Ralph Crego Oral History No. 2 - 1991-05-001.005

An oral history from Ralph Crego, a former mayor of Lansing. The interview was recorded on July 18, 1988, as part of the "Voices of Lansing" oral history project. Ralph Crego was interviewed by Joanne Jager of the Lansing Public Library. Rights release forms for this interview were never completed. A previous interview, also with no release form, was made on June 20, 1988 (see 1991-05-001.004). For this interview, a transcript is on file. The oral history recordings and transcript may be accessed within the library only at this time.

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Phyllis Fitzpatrick Oral History - 1991-05-001.006

An oral history from Phyllis Fitzpatrick, career GM Oldsmobile employee. The interview consists of two parts, recorded on August 24, 1990, as part of the "Voices of Lansing" oral history project. Phyllis Fitzpatrick was interviewed by Geneva Kebler Wiskemann at the Fitzpatrick home at Paradise Bay, Beaver Island (Mich.). A transcript for this recording is included with the audio links below.

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Maxwell E. Murninghan Oral History - 1991-05-001.012

An oral history from Maxwell E. Murninghan, a former City Council member and Mayor of Lansing who had involvements with the printing industry and real estate. Mr. Murninghan was interviewed by Joanne Jager at the Lansing Public Library on November 5, 1990. A transcript for this recording has not been completed.

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Walter Graff Oral History - 1991-05-001.007

An oral history from Walter Graff, longtime Eastern High School coach, member of the Knights Templar, the Lansing parks board, and an inductee in the Greater Lansing Sports Hall of Fame. He was born in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan near Iron Mountain, and was also a veteran of World War I. Walter Graff was interviewed by James Walkinshaw and Graff's son-in-law Duane Vernon at the Burcham Hills retirement center on November 8, 1988. A transcript for this recording has not been completed.

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Gerald Graves Oral History - 1991-05-001.008

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.

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Robert "Bob" Huxtable Oral History - 1991-05-001.009

An oral history from Robert "Bob" Huxtable. He grew up on a family farm in the Delta Mills area of greater Lansing in the early 20th century, attended MSU, and spent most of his career in the paper and printing industry. He had a strong interest in automobiles and was the owner of a Curved Dash Oldsmobile, to which he made some modifications. He also liked inventing things and was working on a soda machine at the time of this interview. Bob Huxtable was interviewed by James Walkinshaw and Helen Jones Earley on August 11, 1988 at the Oldsmobile History Center in the Oldsmobile Education and Development Center, North. The original audio recording of this interview has several instances of di

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Richard "Dick" Letts Oral History - 1991-05-001.010

An oral history from Richard "Dick" Letts, a championship athlete in football, tennis, and boxing, a leader at the Lincoln elementary after-school program, and the human relations director for the City of Lansing for 27 years. Dick Letts was interviewed on four consecutive occasions in July, 1990, by Evelyn Spears. A transcript for this recording has not been completed.

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Elmer J. Manson Oral History - 1991-05-001.011

An oral history from Elmer J. Manson, a Lansing architect. Mr. Manson was interviewed by James Walkinshaw on November 15, 1989. A transcript for this recording has not been completed.