Michigan State University. Department of Geography
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
The collection consist of a history of the Geography Department at Michigan State University entitled, "Geography at M.S.U.--the Early Years," written by Clarence L. Vinge, professor emeritus in geography. It focuses primarily on the period from 1930 to 1955.
The collection consists of annual reports, publications, event brochures, course descriptions, and undergraduate handbooks. Of note are the annual reports and undergraduate handbooks. The reports contain information on departmental activities, curriculum, staff changes, enrollment, research, publications, and faculty activities. The handbooks contain information on geography at MSU, course offerings, specialization policies, facilities, career guidance, faculty lists and faculty vitae.
The John Melton Hunter papers contain extensive materials in the field of medical geography and health, demography, geography and cartography. It includes original text and map manuscripts and original field notebooks, correspondence, and some photographs of John Hunter. The focus of the collection is strongest on West Africa, in particular Ghana, but also ranges across other regions of Africa, and includes documents on British and Latin American geography.
The collection contains Paul C. Morrison's research on the the origins of place names in Michigan.The bulk of the collection consists of newspaper clippings that Morrison collected. Also contained are student papers, as well as Morrison’s own research. In addition to Michigan names, origins for California, Nebraska, Ohio, and other U.S. States' names are in the collection.