Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas in the Archives

by Marian Matyn

In the Clarke Historical Library there are 32 archival paper-based collections that document Christmas in some way. Here the list is enhanced by some of our historic Christmas cards. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Writing about a WWII soldier's Christmas packages in France 1944

or Christmas at a Korean orphanage 1953

or charitable Christmas activities

or Christmas gatherings and celebrations, various collections

or Christmas bird count by the local Audubon club.

There are numerous and various types of Christmas images, general, familial, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, and CMU.

There are Christmas addresses from Saginaw Daily Courier Newsboys, 1873-1874.

There are Christmas inscriptions in books given as Christmas book.

There are circus Christmas tree ornaments.

Many collections have assorted holiday cards or Christmas wishes.