Clemons Family papers

Identifier: GLMS-0121

Collection Overview

Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials on the Clemons family of Ottawa County, Ohio. Several members were in the crew assigned to the Marblehead Lighthouse and Life-Saving Station circa 1880-1920;. Items in the collection cover 1880-1993. Correspondence (1893-1993), genealogy papers (1905-1988), newspaper clippings (1880-1992), and photographs (circa 1890-1975) are the main sets of materials present. The letters and postcards describe family subjects. The genealogy files trace the Clemons family back to 1767. Newspaper clippings relate to the Clemons family and Ottawa County at large. The majority of the photographs depict the personnel and activities of the U.S. Life-Saving Station at Marblehead, while a smaller set of photos are of the Clemons family.


  • Creation: 1890-1975


.42 Cubic Feet (1 legal manuscript box)


Conditions Governing Access

No known access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers using this collection assume full responsibility for conforming to the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright, and are responsible for securing permissions necessary for publication or reproduction.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was originally donated to the Center for Archival Collections (CAC) in 1976. It was transferred to the Historical Collections of the Great Lakes from the CAC in April 1993.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archivist Mark Sprang in February 2022.

Guide to the Clemons Family papers
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