The Michael Louis (and Mary) Belangie Collection is extensive (9 linear feet). It is divided as follows: Boxes 1, 2, 8 (oversize),
and 9 (oversize photo album) contain files pertaining principally to Belangie's personal life. Boxes 3 through 7 contain principally
material that, although about the Belangies, represents "life as it was " in Menlo Park, California, 1945-1980. These files
contain such material as costs of operating a household, automotive records and costs, appliance and other advertisements,
insurance records, stock transactions and investments, medical records and costs, and yearly income taxes.
Born in Butte Montana, on June 29, 1907, Michael Louis Belangie was the eldest of three children. His father was of French-Canadian
origin, and spent his working life as a miner. The tall, thin, dark, and conservative, "Mike," as he came to be known, typified
the "American Dream," rising from humble origins to success, comfort, and recognition in the community in which he chose to
make his home, Menlo Park, California.
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Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.