Michigan State University - University Archives and Historical Collections
The collection contain materials including photographs, letterhead, an event flyer, and brochures of the Michigan State University chapters of YMCA/YWCA. The photographs show the YMCA house at Evergreen Street in East Lansing, a ceremony for women, members at a meeting or event at the YMCA house, and images from camp. There are also photos of male students going on a hunting trip. The images show them holding guns and one student possibly getting a ticket from the Michigan State Police. There are also images taken while driving behind a police car. The images taken while driving indicate Okemos, possibly Okemos Road near Hamiliton Road
Michigan State University - University Archives and Historical Collections
This collection consists of a copy of a report by Paul J. Rood, entitled "An Analysis of Land Use and Soil Fertility Factors in Michigan by Counties." The report contains primarily statistical information
Michigan State University - University Archives and Historical Collections
This collection consists of a letter from Moses Little of Salisbury, New Hampshire to his brother, John, in Livonia, New York (1853). Moses describes the "gold fever" that was consuming the people of Salisbury
Michigan State University - University Archives and Historical Collections
Charles Francis and his wife, Elizabeth, migrated from Wethersfield, Connecticut, through New York and Indiana, eventually settling in New Buffalo, St. Joseph County, Michigan. His papers include correspondence from various members of the Francis family in Connecticut, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri and Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The collection also contains a ledger of Charles Francis, in which he recorded his daily work as well as expenses and receipts. Much of the correspondence is concerned with family matters. Other subjects of particular interest include fires aboard the steamboats Brandywine and Tollisman, and the difficulties associated with living and working in the French section of St. Louis, Missouri (April 15, 1830), a discussion of economic hard times and their causes in Springfield, Illinois (July 19, 1837, May 12, 1838), and the hardships faced by other members of the Francis family pioneering in the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia (December 25, 1866, ... Read More
Michigan State University - University Archives and Historical Collections
This collection consists of a ledger kept by Jonathan Fox of Genesee County, New York. The earliest entries record the sale of cloth and costs of tailoring work, which may have been done by Fox. The ledger also records household expenses, some brief genealogical notes, and several poems, perhaps written by Fox's wife
Michigan State University - University Archives and Historical Collections
The collection consists of photographs from Thompson's years as a Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) student (1913-1916) and his career as a forester in the 1930s. The M.A.C. photographs include group shots of the Forestry Club, Thompson studying, Class Rush events, and Forestry Club Summer Camp. The photographs from the 1930s are of tree planting projects that Thompson worked on, forestry crews, Civilian Conservation Corps crews, and nursery and other project inspections
Michigan State University - University Archives and Historical Collections
This collection contains a Bachelor of Arts degree (1842) presented to Porter B. Parrey by Concordia College, Schenectady, New York, a certificate of membership in the Adelphian Society at Concordia (1842), and a license (1845) authorizing Parrey to preach in the Presbyterian Church in Cayuga, New York
Michigan State University - University Archives and Historical Collections
The Annual Reports of the Faculty Grievance Office consist of a listing of faculty grievances, broken down by type of grievance, sex, race, rank, experience, and tenure. Data is provided about the grievances settled, and indicate if they were settled formally or informally. The reports also consist of recommendations on how to better deal with faculty grievances
Michigan State University - University Archives and Historical Collections
This collection contains typed copies of two interviews of old pioneers of Northern Michigan conducted by Harold Tubbs, District Game Supervisor. In the first interview Mrs. Elizabeth Foley of Grayling recalls her early experiences in Grayling and lumbering in the late 1800s. The second interview is with Matt Jordan, a native of Iosco County, who discusses his skills in hunting and trapping. The collection also includes a journal kept by O.H. Perry of Cleveland, Ohio, during an elk-hunting expedition through Sanilac and Tuscola Counties, Michigan in 1852
Michigan State University - University Archives and Historical Collections
The papers document Dye's professional life and reflect her interest in Nutrition research, the teaching of Home Economics at the college level, and women's changing roles in contemporary American society. Included are speeches and manuscripts written by Dye, records relating to the College of Home Economics (later called Human Ecology), correspondence, notes, journal reprints, newspaper clippings, and memorabilia. The records relating to the College of Home Economics consist primarily of fragments of her office files which remained with the official records of the college. Her correspondence discusses employment offers, awards, gifts to the university, and a manuscript entitled "History of Home Economics at the University of Chicago," which she wrote during her retirement. The journal reprints relate to research in Home Economics, particularly in Nutrition, while the newspaper clippings generally report on her colleagues at Michigan State University or Dye herself