H05-1570. Michigan Shipwreck Research Association (MSRA). Records, 2004-[ongoing]. 1.00 linear ft.


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Michigan Shipwreck Research Association (MSRA) (formerly Michigan Shipwreck Research Associates) was founded in Holland, Michigan, in 2001, and is a Michigan non-profit corporation whose mission is to preserve Michigan’s submerged maritime history through research, survey, and documentation of shipwrecks and the creation of related educational programs. The collection includes videotape cassettes, book and DVDs of productions they have produced and include: Fatal Crossing: The Mysterious Disappearance of NWA Flight 2501 and the Quest for Answers, A Glimpse Into the Past: The Discovery of the H. C. Akeley (2003), Icebound: The Ordeal of the S.S. Michigan (2004), The Disappearance of Flight 2501 (2005); A Tale of Two Schooners: Clive Cussler and the National Underwater Marine Agency Discover Two Schooners in Lake Michigan (2010); The Verano: Porthole to the Past; DVD and book, “Unsolved Mysteries. The Shipwreck Thomas Hume: Anatomy of an Archaeological Investigation,” 2011; newspaper clippings, 2004-present; membership brochure, 2006; newsletter, The Explorer, 2005-[ongoing]; programs of presentations, 2006; website information, 2006; and posters from the 2005 and 2008 shows (Hope Oversized Non-Photographic).


Please visit the Joint Archives of Holland page for more information.

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