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Michigan Place Names card files

Michigan Place Names card files

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Michigan Place Names card files RHC-03

Grand Valley State University Special Collections & University Archives
1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI 49503



Repository: Grand Valley State University Special Collections & University Archives
Title: Michigan Place Names card files
Dates: 1984
Quantity: 1.5 Linear feet(15 card file boxes)
AbstractThe card index of place names was used as an authority file by the United States Department of the Interior in the Geological Survey in the 1976 Topographic Maps of Michigan project. The card index of Michigan place names may include the following fields of information: Place name, map source, latitude, longitude, elevation, township, range quarter, remarks and researcher initials.
Identification: RHC-03
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Arrangement

Arranged in 2 series, thereunder, organized alphabetically by place name.

Collection Description

The card index of Michigan place names may include the following fields of information: Place name, map source, latitude, longitude, elevation, township, range quarter, remarks and researcher initials. Each card also has a category for the type of place (river, mountain, plain, city, dry river bed, church, lake, railroad). Copies of the Geological Survey map can be found in the control file.


Administrative History

Card index of place names used as an authority file by the United States Department of the Interior in the Geological Survey in the 1976 Topographic Maps of Michigan project. Grand Valley State faculty Robert Alotta created these cards with student assistance.


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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research use.

Publication Rights

For information on copyright or permissions for this collection, contact Grand Valley State University Special Collections.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item/Title], Michigan Place Names (RHC-3). Special Collections & University Archives, Grand Valley State University Libraries.

Source of Acquisition

The card files were donated by Robert Alotta, College IV faculty in 1984.


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