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Floyd M. Barden papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-10.3.32

Scope and Contents

The Floyd M. Barden papers consist of an oral history interview conducted by Frank Dennis in 1973. Barden discusses fruit farming in South Haven (1850-1900), his experiences while a student at Michigan Agricultural College (1904-1908), and his later interaction with the College, particularly his work with the Cooperative Extension Service (circa 1910-1930). The collection includes an audio cassette and transcription of the interview.


  • Creation: 1973


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.


Floyd M. Barden attended Michigan Agricultural College from 1904 to 1908. Following graduation, he returned to the family farm in South Haven, Michigan where he successfully raised peaches until joining the ministry in the late 1930s. He also worked as a land appraiser in Berrien County during the mid 1930s.


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Copyright: 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.

Property Rights: Michigan State University

Floyd M. Barden Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
M. Patton
June 1982
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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