Finding Aid of Kingsley Area History Collection, 2013

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Finding Aid of Kingsley Area History Collection, 2013

Subject

Kingsley (Mich.)

Description

Describes the Kingsley Area History Collection, 1880s-1990s. Collection includes published and unpublished works, covering area history from Grand Traverse, Leelanau and Benzie counties.

Creator

Barritt, Amy, 1984-

Source

Local History Collections, Kingsley Branch Library, Kingsley (Mich.)

Publisher

Traverse Area District Library, Traverse City (Mich).

Date

2013

Contributor

Anonymous donors; Blackhurst, Nickerson, Stinson, Van Pelt and Webster families.

Rights

This document is protected by copyright law. Contact the Kingsley Branch Library for permission to reproduce, display or transmit this document.

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None.

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Document

Identifier

kbl-lhc006-kahc-findingaid.pdf

Coverage

Kingsley, Paradise Township, Grand Traverse County, Michigan

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Kingsley Branch Library
Local History Collections
Kingsley Area History Collection, 1

LOCAL HISTORY COLLECTIONS
KINGSLEY BRANCH LIBRARY
213 S Brownson Ave., Kingsley MI 49649­0427

Creator: Kingsley Branch Library
Title: Kingsley Area History Collection
Inclusive dates: 1880s­1990s
Extent: 1 linear foot, 1 oversized folder
Call number: KBL­LHC 006

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Acquisition:
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Photographs:
A­V Material: None.
Digital Material:
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Material is in English
Anonymous donation.
Periodic additions to the collection are expected.
The collection is open without restriction.
See Box 1.
None.
Copyright is held by the Traverse Area District Library,
unless otherwise specified, or is obvious from
the item.
Amy Barritt, 2013

Kingsley Branch Library
Local History Collections
Kingsley Area History Collection, 2

Abstract
Collection of items donated and preserved by the Kingsley Branch Library, covering
various aspects of regional history in and around Kingsley. Series include Kingsley,
Grand Traverse County, Paradise Township, Boardman River, Buckley, Fife Lake,
Freytown, Hannah, Mayfield, Summit City, Walton Junction, Benzie County and
Leelanau County.
History
For information on the history of the Grand Traverse Region, see “History of the Grand
Traverse Region”, by M.L. Leach.
Scope and Content Note
Collection is organized by place of origination of the items within the series. Content
covers Grand Traverse, Leelanau and Benzie Counties. The Kingsley Branch Library
retained these items and records for researchers and genealogists whose interest
spreads beyond Kingsley.
The items within the Kingsley series include Village of Kingsley master plans, the bylaws
of the Kingsley Farmers Market, ledgers from Kingsley businesses, and other original
materials that document the social and business history of Kingsley.

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Local History Collections
Kingsley Area History Collection, 3

Container No.
Description
Kingsley [series]:
Box 1
A/V Materials
“Our Town Kingsley”, TV 7&4 news spot (VHS tape),
February 2002
Photographs
Miscellaneous
History
Miscellaneous
“Kingsley, 1952”, history of early Kingsley based on oral stories,
dated 1952, author unknown (donated by family of Edith
Blackhurst)
Lists of early Kingsley residents, possibly notes for “Kingsley,
1952” (donated by family of Edith Blackhurst)
Newspaper Clippings
Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous
Businesses
Advertisements
Mox and Koeple Livery and Feed Stable
Records, 17 August 1889­4 March 1908
Ledger, 1907­1908
Miscellaneous
Churches
Miscellaneous
Heritage Days and Community Events
Miscellaneous
Folder 1
“Kingsley, Maple Syrup Capital” sign, dated 1971
Kingsley Field Day sign, 1935 (2 copies)
Bi­centennial bumper sticker, 1976
Homecoming flyer, 1963 (2 copies)
Square Dance Festival flyer, 1963
Bi­centennial poster in color, 1976
Franzen Brothers Circus poster, 1990
J & R shows, Kingsley Area Festival poster, 1977
Fisher Brothers Circus poster, 1970
Fire Department Heritage Days Dance, 1987
Heritage Days schedule of events, 1992
Community Picnic, 193?
Centennial of Kingsley poster, 1990
Heritage Days poster, 1978
Bicentennial sign, 1976
Homecoming ad in Record­Eagle, 1964

Kingsley Branch Library
Local History Collections
Kingsley Area History Collection, 4

Container No.
Description
Kingsley [series]:
Folder 1
Fisher Brothers Circus circular, 1970
Heritage Day circular, 1985
Kingsley Farmer’s Market
Bylaws and Meeting Minutes
Land Title Abstracts (remain under copyright)
1965
Box 2
Telephone Directories
May 1976
May 1991
Village of Kingsley
“All about Kingsley”, Master Plan, adopted May 2001
Downtown Development Plan, adopted December 2003
Master Plan, anticipated adoption April 2007
Grand Traverse County [series]:
Box 2
Maps, Plats and Atlases (photocopies)
Land Atlas and Plat Book, 1993 (copyright retained by publisher)
Jail Book, 1870­1906 (published 1997)
Oversized
Standard Atlas of Grand Traverse County, Michigan
including a Plat Book of the Villages, Cities and Townships of
the County. Geo. A. Ogle and Co., Chicago, 1908.
Paradise Township [series]:
Public notices, newsletters, voting tallies
Boardman River [series]:
“Currents of the Boardman”, 1982
Buckley [series]:
History
Fife Lake [series]:
History
Freytown [series]:
History and family genealogy (photocopy and original)
Hannah [series]:
History and family histories
Mayfield [series]:
History, family histories and photographs
Barnum Memorial Cemetery, 12 January 1986
Summit City [series]:
History and family histories
Walton Junction [series]:
History and family histories

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Local History Collections
Kingsley Area History Collection, 5

Container No.
Description
Benzie County [series]:
Box 2
“Benzie County, Michigan: Excerpts from Historical Collections of
the Michigan Pioneer and Historical Society”
Leelanau County [series]:
“Probate Record Index, 1864­1919” by Brenda Moore
“Index to the 1881 Atlas of Leelanau County” by Brenda Moore

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