Sometimes a collection comes in bit by bit over a period of years. Since 2010, the Chuck and Ardith Westie collection has been and is still arriving periodically. Here is a photo of Tressa and Anjali processing part of the collection. Bronwyn is also helping with the processing. Both Ardith and Chuck were CMU war years grads. Chuck taught at CMU in the College of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, 1956-1976. Chuck was a leader of the CMU faculty before the union existed. He also helped establish the Honors Program and the Museum. Ardith was very involved with CMU and the local community, especially Homecoming and Alumni activities and special anniversaries of CMU. Their WWII correspondence are at the Archives of Michigan.
This is my last post this week due to the impending MAC conference.
Cassie has concluding her work on MI Supreme Court Justice Weaver's Campaign series. The series is 2 boxes (.75 cu.ft.) processed documenting Weaver's first campaign for MI Supreme Court. During this campaign, Weaver was a judge in the Appellate Court.
Now Cassie is beginning to process three dimensional objects related to Leonard Oil Co. There are glasses, dishes, a sewing kit, and other, varied materials. Much of this was featured in our Leonard Oil exhibit a few years ago. Cassie has experience and training working with objects, so she is a great choice to process the object collection.
The Clarke also has a historical collection of of the company, not the official records of the company, about 20 cubic feet which is processed and cataloged. For more information on the collection please see the finding aid here https://quod.lib.umich.edu/c/clarke/ehll--leonardhistorical?byte=5003348;focusrgn=summaryinfo;subview=standard;view=reslist
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