Bow and Arrow (MI, 1833)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication:  Michilimackinac, Michigan (1833)

Frequency:  Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  No. 2, Oct. 1, 1833

Size and Format:  Unknown

Editor/Publisher:  Henry Rowe Schoolcraft (1833)

Title Changes and Continuations:  None

General Description & Notes:

According to Littlefield and Parins, The Bow and Arrow was a manuscript magazine devoted to Indian life, history, opinion, and names.  This was editor Schoolcraft’s third handwritten publication, the first being a literary magaznie published from 1809 to 1818 and the second being The Muzzinyegun or Literary Voyager (1826-1827) published in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.  The Oct. 1, 1833 issue of the Bow and Arrow contained an article entitled “The Indian” dealing with stereotypes and characteristics of the American Indian.

Information Sources:

Bibliography:  Vernon Kinietz, “Schoolcraft’s Manuscript Magazines,” Bibliographical Society of America Papers, 35 (April-June, 1941), 151-154.  Indexed in David F. Littlefield, Jr. and James W. ParinsAmerican Indian and Alaska Native Newspapers and Periodicals, 1826-1924 (Westport, Conn.:  Greenwood Press, 1984), 44.

Locations:  DLC

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The Black Fly (MI, 1913-1915)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication:  Douglas Lake, Michigan

Frequency: Irregular

Volume and Issue Data:  July and August, 1913-1915

Size and Format: Unknown

Editor/Publisher:  Student surveyors at surveying camp, Douglas Lake, Michigan

Title Changes and Continuation:  Unknown

General Description & Notes:

This paper is listed as a “printed holding”, but may still be relevant–perhaps it is partial manuscript.

Information Sources:

Bibliography:  Floyd Streeter, Michigan Bibliography (Michigan Historical Commission, 1921), p. 42 (entry 380):

The black fly, v. 2-4. Camp Davis, Mich., 1913-1915. U.
Published irregularly during July and August at the University of Michigan surveying camp at Douglas Lake, Mich.”

Locations:  Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

The Bark Shanty Times (MI, ca. 1857)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication:  Bark Shanty or Port Sanilac, Michigan

Frequency:  Unknown

Volume and Issue Data: In the papers of Uri Urich Raymond, 1857-1883

Size and Format:  “Foolscap size and numbers about 200 pages”

Editor/Publisher:  Multiple, Uri Urich Raymond was a contributor

Title Changes and Continuation:  Port Sanilac Times

General Description & Notes:

According to a transcription produced by Cathi B. Campbell in 2005, Oliver Raymond (relative of Uri Urich Raymond) give a brief history of the town, key settlers and the paper: “Bark Shanty was the original name for Port Sanilac, and the Times was the first institution for the public weal. No types or presses were needed to conduct this enterprise; it was self executing and the editor was not howling continually for the subscribers to pay up. The community in general took a hand in editing the paper but Mr. U. Raymond acted as janitor and property man, though he disclaims any responsibility for its publications. He simply allowed blank writing paper to remain on the counter of his store and any and all were at liberty to write anything they chose and the public were at equal liberty to go and read without money and without price. As the pages were written they were sewed together. It is of foolscap size and numbers about 200 pages.”[emphasis added]

The book, Michigan: A Guide to the Wolverine State (1941), has a description of the paper and explanation of its role in the community (available through Google Books)

Information Sources:

Bibliography: Michigan: A Guide to the Wolverine State (Michigan Administrative Board, 1941), p. 458.

Locations:  Manuscript Holdings, Bentley Historical Library, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Library of Congress entry: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn97070569/

The Agate (MI, 1846)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication:  Fort Wilkins, Michigan

Frequency:  NA

Volume and Issue Data:  1846

Size and Format:  NA

Editor/Publisher:  NA

Title Changes and Continuation:  Unknown

General Description and Notes:

The records from Fort Wilkins include The Agate.

Information Sources:

Bibliography:  None

Locations:  Bentley Historical Library, Manuscript Holdings, Fort Wilkins Records (1846), The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

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