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David A. Armour Collection

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Mackinac Memoirs

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David A. Armour Collection, 1963-2000 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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Collection Overview

Title: David A. Armour Collection, 1963-2000Add to your cart.

ID: COLL/002

Primary Creator: Armour, David A. (1937-2010)

Extent: 6.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Date Acquired: 00/00/1974

Subjects: Covenant Christian Reformed Church (Grand Ledge, Mich.), Hmong Americans, Hmong Christian Reformed Church (Grand Ledge, Mich.), Mackinac Island Region (Mich.)

Languages: English

Abstract

Historian, Assistant Director of Mackinac Island State Park Commission, and editor. The collection includes articles, pamphlets, and lectures relating to the Mackinac area; and clippings, articles, papers, research materials, manuals, booklets, correspondence, newsletters, photographs, and biographical material on the Hmong people who settled in the Lansing, Michigan, area through the efforts of members of the Covenant Christian Reformed Church, Grand Ledge, Michigan. [See also Hmong Christian Reformed Church, Grand Ledge, Michigan - CRC Church Collection.]

Biographical Note

Son of Arthur and Marian Bowie Armour, David Arthur Armour was born 1937 in Grove City, Pennsylvania. He attended Calvin College, graduating in 1959. He received his Masters and Ph.D. in History at Northwestern University. Armour moved to Milwaukee, WI where he became faculty at the University of Wisconsin for 4 years.

Armour returned to Michigan as he was hired by the Mackinac Island State Historic Parks Commission to be the Deputy Director. He held the position for 36 years as well as Acting Director 2 times. He and his family resided on Mackinac Island, MI for the Spring/Summer seasons, while living in Lansing, MI for the remainder of the year. He was involved in Hmong Christian Ministry at Grand Ledge and Lansing. He was an elder at River Terrace Church in East Lansing and later at Covenant CRC in Grand Ledge, MI. Trinity Episcopal Church was the Armour family church while living on Mackinac Island.

Armour was greatly involved in historic building restoration. He restored 40+ historic buildings and consulted on numerous projects as well. He was Editor of Historical Archaeology for 4 years. He also was a prolific writer as well, author of numerous articles and book reviews. He also wrote 7 books, 3 of which were award winning. Armour did not let his 2003 retirement slow him down. With his wife Grace, they moved back to Grove City in 2004. He taught classes at Grove City College and was named Adjunct Professor in 2007.

A life filled with numerous awards, honors, and achievements, David A. Armour passed away on April 28, 2010 from cancer. He was married to Grace for over 50 years with 4 children and 7 grandchildren: Marian Armour-Gemmen and Randall, Angelyn and Ellena; Arthur Armour and Rebecca Lew, Samuel and John; David Armour and Joanna Tong, David, Keith and Michael; Anneke Myers and Matthew.

Subject/Index Terms

Covenant Christian Reformed Church (Grand Ledge, Mich.)
Hmong Americans
Hmong Christian Reformed Church (Grand Ledge, Mich.)
Mackinac Island Region (Mich.)

Administrative Information

Repository: Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

Alternate Extent Statement: 3.0 cubic ft.

Acquisition Source: Gift of D.A. Armour, 1974, 2004


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Series 1: Mackinac Memoirs --- 1963-1974Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: BibliographyAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: "Archeology and the Public," David A. Armour; a reprint --- 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 3: "Askin's Welcome Will Sail Again,"Telescope, pp. 1939-1940 --- 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 4: "The Attack at Michilimackinac," edited by David A. Armour. Travels of Alexander Henry, 1760-1764. --- 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Comments on Clyde Dollar's paper.  A reprint from the Conference on Historic Site Archaeology Papers --- 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Historical Archaeology, Vol. 7 --- 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 7: "Made in Mackinac,"in Mackinac History Leaflet, no. 8 --- 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 8: "Pothunter or Professional?" Historical Archaeology, Vol. 3 --- 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 9: "Preservation and Conservation,"in Historical Society of Michigan, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 16-19Add to your cart.
Folder 10: "The Remnants of the Revolution in Michigan,"in Chronicle, Vol. 10, No. 1 --- 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 11: "A White Beaver for the Colonel,"in Michigan Natural Resources, July-August, pp. 11-13 --- 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 12: "The Women of Mackinac,"in Mackinac Historical Leaflet, No. 10 --- 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Treason?  At Michilimackinac:  Proceedings of a General Court Martial in October, 1768, edited by David A. ArmourAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: The Wound That Would Not Heal --- 1972Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: News clippings, Laotian Hmong peopleAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Biographical data on Laotian refugeesAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Magazine article re: Laotian Hmong PeopleAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Article from The Hmong World - "My Life in Laos"Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Paper: "The Hmong, Their History and Culture"Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Research material - ThailandAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: News article re: Asian Refugees in IowaAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Research material - the VietnameseAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Research material - the KhmerAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Research material - ChinaAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Research material - the HmongAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Research material - LaosAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Papers: "The History of the Hmong Christian Reformed Church"; "Evaluation and Recommendations for Growth at Hmong Christian Reformed Church"Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Paper: "Children of Laos/Children of Cambodia and Vietnam"Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Papers: "The Hmong in the West"; "A Hmong Courtship Ritual in America - Assimilation and Conservation"Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Government publications: Glimpses of Hmong History and CultureAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Southeast Asia mapsAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Manual for Sponsoring Indo-Chinese RefugeesAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Article: "Migrants of the Mountains"Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Article: "History of the Hmong"Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Article: "Southeast Asian Tribes"Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Asian Survey - Laos --- 1965-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Orientation brochure for Laotian refugeesAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Manual for sponsorship of refugeesAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Booklets on resettlement of refugeesAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Lao Family Community Incorporation By-laws and CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Booklet: "The Older Generation of Southeast Asian Refugees"Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Article: "Laos - the Land and the People"Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Articles: "The End of Nowhere"; "Managing Unconventional War in Laos"; "Honored and Betrayed"; "Obbligato"Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Articles: "From Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia"; "The Hmong World"; "Profiles of the Lao Communities in the United States"Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Papers on Southeast Asian subjectsAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: PhD dissertation on Laotian Refugee Flight and ResettlementAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Paper: Hmong in America - Refugees from a Secret WarAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: History of the Lao/Tai People in Northwest IowaAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Bible Lessons in Hmong LanguageAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Laotian Bible Study materialAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Cambodian Bible Study materialAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Vietnamese Bible Study materialAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Hmong Bible Study materialAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Bible study outlines for Lao peopleAdd to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Bible tracts in Laotian and CambodianAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Bible tracts in Laotian and CambodianAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Hmong prayer calendar --- 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Annual Ministry Plans - Lansing - Hmong Christian Reformed ChurchAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Harvest Fellowship evaluation formsAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Harvest Fellowship church plant materialAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Church Development Ministries ReportsAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Evaluation forms for Hmong Christian Reformed ChurchAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Material on organization of Hmong Christian Reformed ChurchAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Refugee Information bookletsAdd to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Hmong tracts on Mormonism and JehovahAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Proposal for Laotian Ministries presented to Classis Lake ErieAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Asian Steering Committee minutesAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Laotian Veterans documentsAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Newsletter Laotian LegendAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Hmong Employment Advisory Committee minutesAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Hmong news clippingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Ann Arbor Korean Church materialAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Personal note padsAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: New Church Development Committee minutes and reportsAdd to your cart.

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