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Conrad Thornquist papers RHC-35

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

2010



Repository: Grand Valley State University Special Collections & University Archives
creatorThornquist, Conrad
Title: Conrad Thornquist papers
Dates: 1849-1974
Quantity: 5.0 Linear feet(4 cartons)
AbstractConrad Thornquist was a Michigan native who attended the University of Michigan as an undergraduate and attended Harvard Law School in the Class of 1931. His papers include handwritten and bound class notes from his Harvard Law School coursework with annotations, newspapers with headlines of significant events, and picture postcards and art cards from European travels. The collection also includes Justice Court docket book from Ottawa County, Michigan, Oct. 22, 1849–April 3, 1862; and a memorial scrapbook for Claude C. Hopkins, former head of Lord & Thomas advertising agency.
Identification: RHC-35
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Arrangement

Arranged in 2 series: 1) Papers and travel postcards; 2) Lecture notes.

Collection Description

The Thornquist papers include handwritten and bound class notes from his Harvard Law School coursework with annotations, newspapers with headlines of significant events including World War I and U.S. presidential politics. He also has a small collection of picture postcards and art cards from European travels. The collection also includes Justice Court docket book from Ottawa County, Michigan, Oct. 22, 1849–April 3, 1862 of cases heard by Justices of the Peace Henry Pennoyer, 1849-1851, George Parks, 1852-1856, Moses B. Hopkins, 1856-1857, and Timothy Fletcher 1858-1862; and a memorial album for Claude C. Hopkins, former head of Lord & Thomas advertising agency, who died in Spring Lake, Michigan in 1932. The album of letters of condolence and newspaper clippings reused the binding and 16 pages of a 1685 leather-bound volume published in France.


Biography

Conrad Thornquist was a Michigan native who was the youngest of six children of Otto and Charlotte Thornquist, born in Sweden. He attended the University of Michigan as an undergraduate and attended Harvard Law School in the Class of 1931. He served as a Lt. in the U.S. Naval Reserve during WWII, and worked as an attorney in Grand Rapids for a time with Warner, Norcross and Judd. Thornquist died in 1989 in Spring Lake, Michigan.


Advertising
Court records
Harvard Law School.
Hopkins, Claude C., 1866-1932
Law schools
Law--Study and teaching
Newspapers
Ottawa County (Mich.)
Postcards
Universities and colleges
University of Michigan.

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], Conrad E. Thornquist papers (RHC-35). Special Collections & University Archives, Grand Valley State University Libraries.

Source of Acquisition

Acquired from Conrad Thornquist in 1981.


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