Recent Acquisitions

Published In:
Ypsilanti Gleanings, November 1975,
November 1975
Original Images:



Mr. Leonard A. Kaanta Dearborn Historical Museum
1894 Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti City Directory.

Mrs. Ruth Mueller
Lincoln & Washington pins, hat pin, postal cards.

Dr. & Mrs. Karl H. Valentine Palm Harbor, Florida
Hairpin lace made in early 1920's by Linnie Davis.

Dr. & Mrs. Scott T. Harris Boca Raton, Florida
White silk wedding tie, two old and beautiful lace shirtwaits.

Mr. Jay J. Seaver Green Valley, Arizona
A substantial check for the Seaver Memorial Fund. A one hundred year-old handmade viola made for Hiram Seaver (1827–1901) J.J. Seaver's grandfather.

Mr. Bernard Stadtmiller Palm Bay, Florida
“Postcard Collecting for A Fun Investment”-book showing Mr. Stadtmiller's postalcard collecti

The Warren Family
Children's clothing belonging to Elizabeth & Frances Warren, by their Aunts, Frances May and Ruth Mae Stone, Clothing belong-to Mrs. Effie Warren, her husband, Edward, her sister-in-law and brother-in-law.

Mrs. Ralph Gilden
Handsome oilpainting of Spanish Gentleman on antique fire screen.

Dr. Paul Hubbell
Article by Dr. Hubbell “The Naming of Ypsilanti”

Mrs. M.W. Hatch (estate of late Florence Eddy)
Black velvet pocketbook-rose silk lining, beaded purse and white baby dress.

Donor unknown
Pin fire revolver of French or Belgian make-listed as a 12mm type-which approximates the 44 caliber of American guns. Detective S. Levinski of the Ypsilanti Police Department who made the gun unfireable for us says this is the type of gun used by Jesse James.

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Mr. & Mrs. Malcolm MacGregor Largo, Florida
Castleford Pottery Sugar Bowl given in memory of Mr. Mac Gregor's sister, Alice MacGregor Hagle. Castleford Pottery was made in Yorkshire, England established about 1790 by David Dunderdale & Co., for American Trade.

Mrs. Carl Miller
Two flat irons: One from the Chinese laundry on Pearl Street damaged in 1893 Cyclone: One from Miller family. China headed doll (1914) china doll head (1912), doll wing (1900) doll vanity set & key holder from “Throne Tire Co., Ypsilanti”

Salem, Pearl-Newton (through Mrs. C. Miller)
Bathing suit-1920-doll high chair, wooden doll, celluloid doll, china headed doll, iron fire engine & horses, doll cradle (prior to 1900). Assortment of seasonal cards-prior to 1900 Metal scouring pa-

Mrs. A.D. Allen Bay City, Michigan
Biographical article written by Mrs. Allen of her childhood on a farm near Ypsilanti.

Daughters of American Revolution-Ypsilanti Chapter
A large pewter plate: “Dug up on the site of one of the oldest homes in Ypsilanti, and given to the Chapter by the man who found it”.

Acquisitions continued

Mrs. Kingsley Calkins
Song Sheet “Ypsilanti” pub. 1925 Two large & interesting photo-graphs of “Normal College Choir, Final Christmas Concert under the direction of Frederick Alexander, December 12, 1940”

Miss Masona Knapp Ann Arbor
A beautiful black velvet and lace parasol from Miss Knapp's family-about 85 years old.

Mr. & Mrs. Arold Brown
Black knit slip, pink trimmed, belonging to Mr. Brown's grandmother.

Mrs. Albert Walton
Mrs. Mable Stadtmiller's notebook of Senior Citizens' Material, including napkins, program and toastmaster's speek for 5th anniversary of Senior Citizens, Dec. 196 Mrs. Stadtmiller's article “Is Religious Prejudice Subsiding/”

Mr. Joseph Thompson
Two zeroxed Civil War letters from a Joseph Harper, Co “A” 12th Mich. Inf. one to his wife, one to his daughter concerning Battle of Shiloh (1862) 6 copies of coloring book “Fort Michilimackinac Sketch Book”.

Mrs. L.W. Gill
Walking stick beloning to Dr. Thomas Paton, an Ypsilanti Physician who gave the stick to Mr. Gill. 1881 WASHTENAW COUNTY HISTORY, PEASE'S SINGING BOOK by F.H. Pease-1888 pub., postal cards, scrapbook and newspaper clippings of events and people of Ypsilanti.

Ron Miller
Methodist Church Sesquicentennial programs, Church History, past 2 picture Directories

Charles Wallgren ‘High Scope Educational Foundation’
Interior photographs of the Sperry-Hutchinson home, 116 River Street