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    • Ernst Floeter Transcript

    • Interview with Ernst Floeter, a former German soldier who served as an American prisoner of war during World War II.
    • Oral History; World War II; prisoners; German
    • Big Rapids - "South Michigan Avenue, Big Rapids, Mich."

    • Color postcard from approximately 1911 of Michigan Avenue, looking south from Maple Street, in Big Rapids, Michigan. The building on the corner one the left is the Nisbett Block. On the right is the Fairman Block, which housed Stillwell's Bazaar.
    • Big Rapids (Mich.); Mecosta County (Mich.); Michigan Avenue (Big Rapids, Mich.); Maple Street (Big Rapids, Mich.); Nisbett Block (Big Rapids, Mich.); Fairman Block (Big Rapids, Mich.); Stillwell's Bazaar (Big Rapids, Mich.); street scenes;...
    • Big Rapids - "Nisbett Block"

    • Black and white photograph from souvenir folder of Big Rapids, published in approximately 1907, depicting the Nisbett Block at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Maple Street in Big Rapids, Michigan. The building began construction in 1885 by the...
    • Big Rapids (Mich.); Mecosta County (Mich.); Nisbett Block (Big Rapids, Mich.); Michigan Avenue (Big Rapids, Mich.); Maple Street (Big Rapids, Mich.); Nisbett, William P.; street scenes; buildings; stores
    • Big Rapids - "The Judson Block"

    • Black and white photograph from souvenir folder of Big Rapids, published in approximately 1907, depicting the Judson Block on the 100 Block of Michigan Avenue in Big Rapids, Michigan. Charles P. Judson purchased the Judson Block in 1903, when his...
    • Big Rapids (Mich.); Mecosta County (Mich.); Judson Block (Big Rapids, Mich.); Judson's Hardware (Big Rapids, Mich.); Michigan Avenue (Big Rapids, Mich.); buildings; storefronts; hardware stores; stores
    • Big Rapids - "Fairman Block"

    • Black and white photograph from souvenir folder of Big Rapids, published in approximately 1907, depicting the Fairman Block, located on the southwest corner of Maple St. and Michigan Avenue, in Big Rapids, Michigan. The block was built in 1880 by...
    • Big Rapids (Mich.); Mecosta County (Mich.); Fairman Block (Big Rapids, Mich.); Stillwell's Bazaar (Big Rapids, Mich.); Fairman's Drug Store (Big Rapids, Mich.); buildings; storefronts; drugstores; dry goods stores; stores
    • MS 70-57: W. R. Fudge Collection  1861-1863 Diary of James W. Hoffman Transcript

    • 1861-1863 Diary transcript of James W. Hoffman. In this diary, he discusses joining his regiment, riding on the railroad, soldier life, picket duty, dress parades, illnesses, riding a steamboat, his horse, skirmishes, visiting locals, African...
    • American Civil War; Hoffman, James W.; James W. Hoffman; 3rd Michigan Cavalry; Third Michigan Cavalry; enlistment; railroad; soldier life; picket duty; dress parade; illness; health; steamer; horse; skirmish; civilians; African Americans; slavery;...
    • Big Rapids - "Morris & Crane Block"

    • Black and white photograph from souvenir folder of Big Rapids, published in approximately 1907, depicting the Morris & Crane Block on Michigan Avenue, in Big Rapids, Michigan. Built in 1886, this building housed the Morris & Crane dry goods and...
    • Big Rapids (Mich.); Mecosta County (Mich.); Michigan Avenue (Big Rapids, Mich.); Morris & Crane (Big Rapids, Mich.); buildings; dry goods stores; storefronts; stores
    • Big Rapids - "Interior of Stillwell's Bazaar, Fairman Block"

    • Black and white photograph from souvenir folder of Big Rapids, published in approximately 1907, depicting the interior of Stillwell's Bazaar, a department store in Big Rapids, Michigan, owned and managed by W. M. Stillwell from 1899 into the the...
    • Big Rapids (Mich.); Mecosta County (Mich.); Stillwell's Bazaar (Big Rapids, Mich.); Fairman Block (Big Rapids, Mich.); stores; dry goods stores; stores;
    • Big Rapids - "High School Building"

    • Black and white photograph from souvenir folder of Big Rapids, published in approximately 1907, depicting the Big Rapids, Michigan High School building.
    • Big Rapids (Mich.); Mecosta County (Mich.); Big Rapids High School (Big Rapids, Mich.); schools; buildings
    • Big Rapids - "Maple Street Bridge"

    • Black and white photograph from souvenir folder of Big Rapids, published in approximately 1907, depicting the Maple Street Bridge, which crosses over the Muskegon River in Big Rapids, Michigan.
    • Big Rapids (Mich.); Mecosta County (Mich.); Maple Street (Big Rapids. Mich.); Muskegon River (Mich.); Maple Street Bridge (Big Rapids, Mich.); bridges; rivers
    • Big Rapids - "The Hanchett Swage Works, North State Street"

    • Black and white photograph from souvenir folder of Big Rapids, published in approximately 1907, depicting the Hanchett Swage Works factory on North State Street. John Hanchett invented a hand swage for band saws in 1889 and founded Hanchett...
    • Big Rapids (Mich.); Mecosta County (Mich.); Hanchett Swage Works (Big Rapids, Mich.); State Street (Big Rapids, Mich.); factories; manufacturing;
    • Big Rapids - "First Methodist Episcopal Church"

    • Black and white photograph from souvenir folder of Big Rapids, published in approximately 1907, depicting the First Methodist Episcopal Church. The church was built in 1906, designed by the Detroit architect W. E. N. Hunter. It is currently the...
    • Big Rapids (Mich.); Mecosta County (Mich.); First Methodist Episcopal Church (Big Rapids, Mich.); First United Methodist Church (Big Rapids, Mich.); buildings; church buildings;
    • Big Rapids - "Catholic Church, Big Rapids, Mich."

    • Black and white photograph from souvenir folder of Big Rapids, published in approximately 1907, depicting St. Mary's Church on Marion and William Streets in Big Rapids, Michigan. This church building was constructed in 1902 after the 1869 building...
    • Big Rapids (Mich.); Mecosta County (Mich.); St. Mary's Church (Big Rapids, Mich.); ; church buildings
    • Big Rapids - "Mecosta County Court House, Big Rapids, Mich."

    • Black and white photograph from souvenir folder of Big Rapids, published in approximately 1907, depicting the Mecosta County courthouse and grounds in Big Rapids, Michigan. The courthouse was built in 1886, following a two-year "courthouse tax"...
    • Big Rapids (Mich.); Mecosta County (Mich.); Mecosta County Court House (Big Rapids, Mich.); courthouses; buildings; clock towers; bell towers
    • Big Rapids - "First Ward School Building"

    • Black and white photograph from souvenir folder of Big Rapids, published in approximately 1907, depicting the First Ward school building in Big Rapids, Michigan. The First Ward School was established in 1859 and was the first school in Big Rapids.
    • Big Rapids (Mich.); Mecosta County (Mich.); First Ward School (Big Rapids, Mich.); schools; buildings

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