Alan Grimes papers on the Lantern Hill Subdivision Edit


MSS 40 large


  • 1950-1952 (Creation)


  • .3 Linear Feet (Whole)
    1 box



  • Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The material is stored offsite . Please request materials 3 days ahead of your visit.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

  • Preferred Citation

    Item, Folder number and/or title, Box number, Alan Grimes papers on the Lantern Hill Subdivision, MSS 40, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Donated by Dr. Alan Grimes.

  • Processing Information

    Processed by Leslie M. Behm in October 2012.

  • Biographical / Historical

    The Lantern Hill Subdivision was founded by a group of MSU faculty. The documents describe the development of the idea for a cooperative, steps taken to purchase the land and to design the houses, and some setbacks encountered along the way. Home Sites Inc. was the unit created by the faculty to buy the land for development. Originally, a part of Meridian Township, Lantern Hill subdivision was annexed by the City of East Lansing in 1958.

  • Scope and Contents

    The collection is comprised of the personal papers of Dr. Alan Grimes relating to the creation of the Lantern Hill subdivision and the building of Grimes' house. The papers include the organizational materials of Home Sites Inc., bylaws, articles of incorporation, certificate of membership, and protective covenants. Also included are documents related to the construction of Grimes' home, such as correspondence, contracts and lists of work, mortgage documents, receipts for minor work done on the house, plat of the subdivision, and newspaper articles.

  • Arrangement

    The papers are arranged by general information on the subdivision, papers related to construction of Dr. Grimes' house, and newspaper clippings from the Lansing State Journal.

  • Variant Title

    Lantern Hill papers