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Richard Purdum papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-10.3.2

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a program for the National Society of Pershing Rifles, May 28, 1941 banquet in the Union Ballroom, and poems by Richard Purdum in various literary magazines from 1950-1967.


  • Creation: 1941 - 1967
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1950 - 1967


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Biographical Note

Richard Purdum was a Detroit native who attended Michigan State College from 1940-1946. While at MSC, he was a member of the National Society of Pershing Rifles, Company D- 3rd Regiment. He graduated from the College of Science and Arts in 1946 with an English degree. He entered the graduate school at MSC, but left in 1951.


0.1 Cubic Feet (, 1 folder)

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Custodial History

A gift of Olga Purdum.

Legal Status

Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to Michigan State University but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Richard Purdum Papers
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US