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The Resource Michigan City Old Lighthouse Museum collection

Michigan City Old Lighthouse Museum collection

Label
Michigan City Old Lighthouse Museum collection, 1965-1969
Title
Michigan City Old Lighthouse Museum collection
Inclusive dates
1965-1969
Creator
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection comprises a volume of compiled documents relating to the restoration of the lighthouse in Michigan City and establishment of a musem by the Michigan City Historical Society ranging from 1965 to 1969. The materials include copies of newspaper articles, letters from the historical society, a blank heritage bond certificate, and a pamphlet about the museum
Biographical or historical data
The first government lighthouse was built at the bend of the harbor in Michigan City in 1858. Miss Harriet Colfax, who died in 1905, served as lighthouse keeper for more than 40 years. The lighthouse building was closed in 1940 and stood vacant for nearly 25 years, suffering from neglect and vandalism. It became property of the city of Michigan City in 1964 and was leased to the Michigan City Historical Society to restore and establish a museum. The Michigan City Old Lighthouse Museum opened on June 9, 1973.Sources:Items in the collection.The Old Lighthouse Museum. "Michigan City Lighthouse History." Updated March 14, 2015. Accessed September 30, 2016. http://www.oldlighthousemuseum.org/lighhouse_history.html.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/organizationName
Michigan City Historical Society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Old Lighthouse Museum (Michigan City, Ind.)
  • Lighthouses
  • Museums
  • Michigan City (Ind.)
Label
Michigan City Old Lighthouse Museum collection
Link
http://www.in.gov/library/finding-aid/S2505%20Michigan%20City%20Old%20Lighthouse%20Museum%20Collection.pdf
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/08/25 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid created 2016/08/25 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid revised 2016/09/30 by Brittany Kropf
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Control code
17545878
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from an unknown donor on an unknown date.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn247205157
  • (OCoLC)247205157
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder
Label
Michigan City Old Lighthouse Museum collection
Link
http://www.in.gov/library/finding-aid/S2505%20Michigan%20City%20Old%20Lighthouse%20Museum%20Collection.pdf
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/08/25 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid created 2016/08/25 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid revised 2016/09/30 by Brittany Kropf
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Control code
17545878
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from an unknown donor on an unknown date.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn247205157
  • (OCoLC)247205157
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder

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