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Rolan Wallace Sleight papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-10.3.36

Scope and Contents

The Rolan Sleight papers consist of memorabilia and records of the Class of 1915 Alumni Club, of which he served as secretary. His scrapbook depicts student life at M.A.C. from 1911 to 1915, and includes photographs, athletic schedules, M.A.C. school songs, invitations and printed programs, newspapers clippings, menus, student fee receipts, and report cards. Also included are photographs of class rush (class rivalry), alumni reunion of the class of 1915 in 1930, military science company B, students in front of Williams Hall, Gideon Smith, and crowds in stands.


  • Creation: 1911 - 1966


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

Rolan Wallace Sleight, of Laingsburg, Michigan, earned his B.S. in Agriculture from Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) in 1915. While at M.A.C., he was a member of the Farmer's Club, the Seminarius Botanicus (a botany honorary), and the Dorian Literary Society (Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity). After graduation, Sleight married Bernice Beckwith, of East Lansing, Michigan. The Sleights farmed in Laingsburg for a number of years before moving to St. Johns, Michigan, where Rolan became District Manager for the State Farm Insurance Company. Rolan Sleight was the Secretary of the class of 1915 Alumni Club.


0.25 Cubic Feet (, 1 volume)

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Custodial History

Papers were donated by Stuart D. Sleight.

Legal Status

Copyright: Dedicated to the public but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright is not able to be transferred.

Property Rights: Michigan State University

Rolan Wallace Sleight Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
S. Bjork
October 1987
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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