William Hollister Collection

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator - Donor
Hollister, William
William Hollister collection
Date [inclusive]
0.1 Cubic feet , 1 reel of microfilm, copy negatives

Preferred Citation

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".

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Scope and Contents note

The collection contains two scrapbooks which detail, via newspaper clippings, magazine articles and photographs, the development of the sport of hydroplane racing during the 1940s and 1950s. The first scrapbook covers the period 1946 to 1955; the second the period 1955 to 1959. Most the material deals with racing on the Detroit River and racing personalities in the Detroit area.

Both scrapbooks are preserved on microfilm. Black and white copy negatives are available for approximately half of the photographs included in the scrapbooks; color copy negatives, for two photographs.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections August 1979

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

Revision Description

  June 2000

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Custodial History

Gift of William Hollister, 1979-08-01.

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Controlled Access Headings


  • Scrapbooks

Geographic Name(s)

  • Detroit (Mich.)


  • Hydrofoil boats

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Collection Inventory


Scope and Contents note


Scrapbooks 1946-1959 


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Inventory of Copy Negatives 


Unlimited Hydroplanes 


N383: Aluminum First U-21 

N384: Astrea U-9 

N385: Dukie G-9 

N386 Etta G-12 

N387: Excuse Me U-2 

N388: Gale U-50 

N389: Gale II U-51 

N390: Hornet G-31 

N391: Hurricane IV 2-G 

N392: Miss Canada IV CA-9 

N393: Miss Frostie 

N394: Miss Michigan U-15 

N395: Miss Pepsi G-99 

N396: Miss Pepsi G-99 

N397: My Sweetie U-3 

N398: Miss Windsor G-2 

N400: Missterie 

N401: My Sweetie U-3 

N402: Notre Dame 

N403: Nuts & Bolts H-8 

N404: Sheri-San G-24 

N406: Such Crust U-1 

N407: Such Crust U-1 & Skip-a-Long U-25 

N409: Such Crust I U-I 

N410: Such Crust II U-11 

N411: Such Crust G-98 (Rolls Royce Merlin engine) 

N408: Such Crust U-1 

N405: Skip-a-Long U-25 

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Boats. Hydroplanes 

SC Photo 3

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