Robert Miles Collection

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator - Donor
Miles, Robert.
Robert Miles collection
Date [inclusive]
1.0 Cubic feet , 27 photographs

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 Robert Miles Collection contains 27 photographs from Charlevoix, Ironton, Petoskey, and Beaver Island, Michigan. Included are photos of town scenes, fish packing, ice cutting, lumbering mills, the Beaver Island locomotive, ships, and individuals from these respective northern Michigan communities.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections February 2010

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

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisiton

The photographs were transferred by Robert Miles to the Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections.

Accession: 02836 Date: August 10, 1965

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Michigan


  • Photography

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Collection Inventory




Boats. Ferries. 

Buildings. “The Inn”, after collapse 1897 

Canoes. People in dugout canoe. 

Fish Packing ca. 1900 

Ice cutting on Lake Charlevoix ca. 1915 

Lumbering. Mills. (2) 

Michigan. Charlevoix. (6) 

Michigan. Ironton. (2) 

Michigan. Petoskey. 

Music. Bands. Charlevoix County “Cigar Band”. 

People. Armstrong, Robert B. 

People. Stuart, Mr. and Mrs. Robert. 

Railroads. Locomotives. First and only locomotive on Beaver Island, Michigan ca. 1908 

Ships. Ferries. Car ferry landing at Charlevoix, Michigan 1908 

Ships. Lumber carriers. (2) 

Ships. Yachts, “Pilgrim” 

Ships. Yachts. “Reomar IV” 

Ships. Yachts. “Sylvia” (2)