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Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Description:

University Archives & Historical Collections of Michigan State University is a place of discovery. More than 150 years of MSU history can be explored, including original letters and diaries, photographs, and oral histories. Our collections span the entirety of MSU’s history and also contain historical materials not related to MSU. Some of our collection highlights include materials that document the physical campus and grounds, early student life, the lumber industry, environmentalism in Michigan, and the Civil War. 

http://archives.msu.edu/

Categories: William Harrison, Zachary Taylor, Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S. Grant,

Collections:
Cause of death for Zachary Taylor
William H. Taft Speeches, 1904-1912
Doris Kearns Goodwin compares the impeachments of Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton [electronic resour
Ulysses S. Grant. Warrant for the pardon of Charles Evers, 6 Oct. 1869
Calvin Coolidge to Alan C. Dodson, 13 Dec. 1920
Various sound recordings, Calvin Coolidge
Grover Cleveland gives campaign speech invoking the heroes of 1776 [sound recording]
Grover Cleveland gives his “front porch” campaign speech [sound recording]
The Log Cabin newspaper, 1840.
William L. Carpenter Papers, 1851-1950

Note that this is an incomplete collections list. Please contact the organization directly for the most current information about their holdings.


Cause of death for Zachary Taylor

Richard Greathouse, George Nichols, and Mark Bernstein have been examining the exhumed body of President Zachary Taylor, and state with certainty that the president did not die of a single dose of arsenic but rather died of natural causes] [sound recording]
Publication information: [1991]
on 1 sound tape reel (13 min.) : 3 3/4 ips, mono. ; 7 in., 1/4 in. tape.
Broadcast on CNN, June 26, 1991.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/24986798

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- Zachary Taylor

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William H. Taft Speeches, 1904-1912

Available as electronic audio files : digital, WAV, MP3 files.

 

Will of the people. Recorded by Thomas A. Edison, 1904. Taft praises the implementation of the gold standard by President McKinley in 1900, and points to the popularity of President Roosevelt's current administration, as two examples of the will of the American people. 1 min, 22 sec.

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/123450292

 

William Howard Taft speaks on the rights of labor. Recorded by Thomas A. Edison, 1906. William Howard Taft speaks on the right to unionize, and limits on unions. 2 min, 12 sec.

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/123450173

 

Democratic policy prevents restoration of prosperity. Victor Talking Machine, 1908. In a campaign speech, Taft compares the Republican and Democratic methods of regulation and prosecution of the trusts, and calls for upholding the high protective tariff. 3 min.

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/123441867

 

Our army and navy. Victor Talking Machine, 1908. In a campaign speech, William Howard Taft stresses the Republicans' desire to have a strong and efficient army and navy, and compares this position to the silence on that subject in the Democratic platform. 2 min, 20 sec.

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/123441797

 

Rise and progress of the Negro. Victor Talking Machine, 1908. Taft stresses the advancement of the Negro since his freedom from slavery and the Republican platform demanding justice to all men and enforcement of the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments of the Constitution. 1 min, 42 sec.

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/123441225

 

America's responsibilities in the extension of civilization. Victor Talking Machine, 1909. President Taft says that America must help other countries and people, that Christianity is democracy, and he discusses America's position in the Philippines. 3 min.

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/123449504

 

Postal savings banks vs. enforced insurance of deposits. Broadcast on Victor Talking Machine, 1910. Taft compares the benefits of postal savings banks for use by the public with the alternate plan sponsored by the Democratic Party, enforced insurance of deposits. 3 min, 12 sec.

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/123194728

 

Irish humor, 1911. President Taft discusses a visit to Ireland and Irish poetry and humor. Taft says, "I am a great believer in humor, however little I have of it.". 3 min.

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/123450127

 

Campaign speech on the anti-trust laws. Victor Talking Machine, 1912. 3 min.

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/123450335

 

The protective tariff, 1912. In a campaign speech, President Taft reviews the Republican Party platform and his administration's stand on tariff legislation. 2 min, 21 sec.

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/123449855

 

Prosperity. President Taft gives a campaign speech during presidential election of 1912, stressing Republican prosperity. 2 min.

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/123449987

 

President Taft discusses labor and capital in a campaign speech. Recorded by Victor Talking Machine, 1912. President Taft gives a campaign speech in Beverly, Massachusetts, on October 1, 1912 in which he calls for statutory remedies to the abuses of corporations and labor unions. 2 min, 45 sec.

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/123452273

 

Campaign speech on popular unrest. Victor Talking Machine, 1912. President Taft gives a campaign speech in Beverly, Massachusetts, on October 1, 1912 calling for the relief of inequalities of condition or of opportunity in America. 2 min, 45 sec.

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/123452118

 

Peace and the abolishment of war throughout the world. Recorded by Victor Taking Machine Company. William H. Taft speaks about peace in 1912 as a Republican Party candidate running for re-election as President. He speaks in Beverly, Massachusetts, on October 1, 1912. He refers to the United States as a "country independent of entangling alliances.". 2 min, 30 sec.

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/123440998

 

Who are the people?. Recorded by Victor Talking Machine, 1912. President Taft gives a campaign speech in Beverly, Massachusetts, on October 1, 1912 in which he calls for the continued the independence of the judiciary and for continued prosperity by the encouragement of business expansion and progress through the legitimate use of capital. 3 min, 14 sec.

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/123452400

 

Abolishment of war throughout the world. Recorded by Victor Taking Machine Company. 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips, mono. ; 7 in, 1/4 in tape.

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/27345890

Size
16 audio files

Presidential content includes:

- William Taft

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Doris Kearns Goodwin compares the impeachments of Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton [electronic resour

Publication information: [1998]
1 electronic audio file (2 min.) : digital, WAV file.
Title supplied.
Broadcast on NBC-TV News, Dec. 29, 1998.
OCLC http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/295431418

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- Andrew Johnson

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Ulysses S. Grant. Warrant for the pardon of Charles Evers, 6 Oct. 1869

1 leaf ; 25 cm. in legal size folder.
Text reads: "I hereby authorize and direct the Secrety of State to affix the seal of the United States to a warrant for the pardon of Charles Evers. Dated this day, and signed by me: and for so doing this shall be his warrant. U.S. Grant. Washington. Oct. 6, 1869.".
Holograph in two hands, signed.

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/48646630
 

Size
1 leaf

Presidential content includes:

- Ulysses S. Grant

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Calvin Coolidge to Alan C. Dodson, 13 Dec. 1920

Calvin Coolidge to Alan C. Dodson, Boston, 13 Dec. 1920. Acknowledging gift of the publication, "Lest we forget.". Typed letter, signed, on Governor's letterhead and mounted on board.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/45741873

Size
1 page

Presidential content includes:

- Calvin Coolidge

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Various sound recordings, Calvin Coolidge

Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933. Various sound recordings from before, during and after his presidency. 

 

[Law and order speech] [electronic resource]. Coolidge speaks on his ideas about state government in Massachusetts. 1 electronic audio file (4 min., 21 sec.) : digital, WAV, MP3 files. Recorded by Nation's Forum, 1919.

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/123907910

 

[Coolidge gives Lindbergh the Distinguished Flying Cross] [sound recording]. From an HBO hour "Time was, the 1920s," hosted by Dick Cavett. Publication information: [192-?] on 1 sound tape reel (1 min. 20 sec.) : 7 1/2 ips, mono. ; 7 in., 1/4 in. tape. Gift of R. Pfeiffer.

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/20875272

 

[Governor Calvin Coolidge gives a Fourth of July oration on equal rights in Northampton, Massachusetts] [electronic resource]. Publication information: [between 1918 and 1920?] 1 electronic audio file (3 min., 32 sec) : digital, WAV, MP3 files.

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/153920199

 

[Calvin Coolidge's 1920 Fourth of July speech, delivered before he was nominated to run for Vice President] [sound recording] on 1 sound tape reel (8 min.) : 7 1/2 ips, mono. ; 7 in., 1/4 in. tape.

Gift from Tony Janak. Recorded July 4, 1919 and July 4, 1920. Also includes coverage of Dempsey beating Willard on July 4, 1919.

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/16282945

 

[Calvin Coolidge takes the oath of office after the death of Warren Harding] [sound recording] on 1 sound tape reel (1 min.) : 7 1/2 ips, mono. ; 7 in., 1/4 in. tape. 1923. Gift of William Wedge.

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/24303339

 

[Calvin Coolidge in the first sound-on-film ever of a US President] [sound recording] : [with discussion of the early days of sound filming by Michael H. Zuarry and Michael St. John] on 1 sound tape reel (20 min.) : 3 3/4 ips, mono. ; 7 in., 1/4 in. tape. Broadcast on Nightbeat in 1983?, originally recorded in 1924.

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/16414302

 

[Address on Republican Party Principles] [sound recording]. 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips, mono. ; 7 in, 1/4 in. tape. 1924.

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/26829521

 

[President Calvin Coolidge speaks on the cost of government] [electronic resource]. 1 electronic audio file (1 min., 57 sec.) : digital, WAV, MP3 files. Broadcast on ABC-TV. Originally recorded in 1928, reportedly from one of the first sound films ever made.

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/144846880

 

[California Governor C.C. Young, President Calvin Coolidge and Mrs. Coolidge speak at the Los Angeles Breakfast Club] [sound recording] : [Governor Young then introduces Madame Schumann-Heink] on 1 sound tape reel (6 min.) : 3 3/4 ips, mono. ; 7 in., 1/4 in. tape. Recorded at the Los Angeles Breakfast Club, Los Angeles, California, 1928.

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/21158683

Presidential content includes:

- Calvin Coolidge

- Warren G. Harding

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Grover Cleveland gives campaign speech invoking the heroes of 1776 [sound recording]

Sound recording, Grover Cleveland delivers remarks invoking the heroes of 1776 as models of independent thought, in his campaign against Benjamin Harrison. Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908. Additional comments about the recording by William Wedge and Charles Collingwood. Recorded by William Wedge, 1892.

 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/27553779

Size
1 sound tape reel

Presidential content includes:

- Grover Cleveland

- Benjamin Harrison

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Grover Cleveland gives his “front porch” campaign speech [sound recording]

Electronic resource, Grover Cleveland gives his "front porch" campaign speech. Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908. Publication information: [1896?]

 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/300491424

Size
1 electronic audio file

Presidential content includes:

- Grover Cleveland

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The Log Cabin newspaper, 1840.

Collection is open for research.
This collection consists of a single issue of the newspaper "The Log Cabin," edited by Horace Greeley in New York, N.Y.
Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan.".
Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.
Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.
"The Log Cabin" was published simultaneously in Albany, N.Y. and New York, N.Y. It was a Whig campaign paper supporting William Henry Harrison for president and includes musical scores. Horace Greeley (1811-1872) edited the paper. James Henry published two issues of the Albany edition.
Finding aid available in 101 Conrad Hall.
 

OCLC Permalink http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/868892388

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1 item

Presidential content includes:

- William Harrison

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William L. Carpenter Papers, 1851-1950

Carpenter, William Leland, 1854-1935. William Carpenter was born in 1854, graduated from Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) in 1875, and from the University Law School in 1878. After practicing law for fifteen years he became a Wayne County Circuit Court Judge in 1894. In 1908 he was appointed to the Michigan Supreme Court. He resigned in the same year for financial reasons, resuming the Detroit law practice which he maintained until his death in 1935. In later life he became particularly interested in family genealogy and many letters were written and received on this subject. Dr. Frederick Buesser is William Carpenter's son-in-law.

The bulk of the collection is composed of letters Carpenter received and duplicates of many of those that he sent. Included in the collection are a number of writings by Carpenter relating his experiences as a lawyer and judge. References to Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) appear throughout the collection as Carpenter had two brothers and two sisters who also attended school there. Carpenter's correspondence includes letters from several prominent persons including Woodbridge Ferris, Charles Evans Hughes, John Basset Moore, Elihu Root, and William Howard Taft.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/846852155

Size
.66 cubic ft

Presidential content includes:

- William Taft

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