Finding aid of Peninsula Community Library records, 2020

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Finding aid of Peninsula Community Library records, 2020


Traverse City (Mich.)


Finding aid of the Peninsula Community Library records collection. Collection is part of the holdings of the Peninsula Community Library. Collection was processed and finding aid published in 2013.


Barritt, Amy; Morgan, Mary 1957 -


Local History Collections, Peninsula Community Library, Traverse City (Mich.)


Traverse Area District Library, Traverse City (Mich.)




Peninsula Community Library staff


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Peninsula Community Library records










Peninsula Township, Grand Traverse County, Michigan

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Peninsula Community Library
Local History Collections
Peninsula Community Library records, 1

2699 Island View Road Traverse City, MI 49686

Creator: Peninsula Community Library
Title: Peninsula Community Library records
Inclusive dates: 1957­2009
Bulk dates: 1957­1958, 2000s
Extent: 1 linear feet
Call number: LHC 001 Pcl

Language: Material is in English.
Acquisition: Reassigned to archive at end of primary use.
Accruals: Periodic additions to the collection are expected.
Access: The collection is open without restriction.
Photographs: See Volumes 1­2; Box 1 (Scrapbook); Oversize Folder 1.
A­V Material: Box 1.
Digital Material:
Copyright: Copyright is held by the Peninsula Community Library;
Copyright of A/V materials retained by creator.
Processed By: Amy Barritt, 2013

Peninsula Community Library
Local History Collections
Peninsula Community Library records, 2

Records of Peninsula Community Library, focusing on the history of the institution as
opposed to operating records. Collection was created and maintained by library staff.
Series include: Advertisements, Early History, Newspaper Clippings, Staff,
Stationery, Withdrawn Materials of Local Interest, and Photographs.
From the Peninsula Community Library’s website,
<­us.html>, retrieved 12 April 2013:
“The Peninsula Community Library, one of Peninsula Township's most beloved institutions,
opened on a summer's day in 1957. Its collection was modest: a mere 700 books, mostly
borrowed and housed in temporary quarters on the stage of the gym at the new Old
Mission Peninsula School. With roots as far back as 1859, when the people of Peninsula
Township first voted to form a library, the library had been housed in a private home until
1910 when the electorate voted to apportion its books among the various Old Mission
one­room schoolhouses. On May 29, 1959, by the vote of the people, the Peninsula
Community Library became an established township library under the requirements of the
State of Michigan. Today, Peninsula Community Library is still an independent township
library with its own elected governing board of trustees, operating by contract within and a
part of the Traverse Area District Library. This partnership, along with the relationship the
library has established with Traverse City Area Public Schools, has made the library a
center of life that helps to bind a diverse, rural community together.”
Scope and Content Note
Advertisements includes materials created by the PCL to promote events and programs
at the PCL. In addition, some annual reports and newsletters are included in this series.
Early History includes letters of support by community members, tax assessments for the
previous year, and other documentation supporting the permanent establishment of the
PCL. This series also includes records and correspondence relating to the operation of the
PCL. Originally, this compilation of records was made available to researchers in a
scrapbook format; the original order of this scrapbook was maintained. Digital
reproductions of photographs in the scrapbook are available at:
Newspaper Clippings includes photocopies and original clippings, focusing on notable
events and programs that have taken place at the PCL.

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Local History Collections
Peninsula Community Library records, 3

Staff includes articles, obituaries and other publications focusing on the staff of the PCL.
Stationery includes the current (as of 2013) and retired stationary utilized by the PCL.
Withdrawn Materials of Local Interest includes books withdrawn from circulation in the
PCL collections, but were kept by PCL staff because of their rarity and local significance.
Photographs includes the contents of various scrapbooks kept over the years by PCL
staff. Most of the subjects are of PCL patrons attending events, such as Summer Reading
Club parties and holiday parties. Also includes a pencil drawing of the interior of the library,
artist and date unknown.

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Local History Collections
Peninsula Community Library records, 4

Container No.
Advertisements [series]:
Box 1

Early History [series]:

Box 1

Scrapbook, July 1957­1980

Box 1

Support Letters, 1958
Newspaper Clippings [series]:

Box 1

Staff [series]:

Box 1

Stationary [series]:

Box 1

Withdrawn Materials of Local Interest [series]:

Box 1

Bannon, Laura. Who Walks the Attic?. Chicago; Albert Whitman &
Company, 1962. (Note: Book weeded from circulation by the
Peninsula Community Library. Setting for the story is Old Mission

Box 1

William Jamerson of Forgotten Films, “Cherryland: The National Cherry
Festival”, 1995 (video cassette tape, 58 minutes)
Photographs [series]:

Volume 1


Volume 2


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Local History Collections
Peninsula Community Library records, 5

Folder 1

Pencil drawing of library interior, undated

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