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Irving Kirshman papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-10.3.69

Scope and Contents

The papers of Irving "Happy" Kirshman consist of a scrapbook (1905-1914), programs from Michigan Agricultural College events (1912-1913), and miscellaneous memorabilia (1909-1911). The scrapbook contains a variety of items pertaining to farming activities and to student life at Michigan Agricultural College, including athletic schedules, post cards, photographs, programs, invitations, certificates, menus, greeting cards, posters, report cards, news clippings, college songs and tickets. The folder of photographs and postcards contains photographs of people, an unidentified organization, Delta Club house, man with two horses, Phylean seniors in graduation gowns, man with bicycle, post card of Ferry Field in Ann Arbor, Michigan, postcard of First Baptist Church in Fenton, Michigan, and a humorous illustrated postcard. A few of the postcards have a letter written on them.


  • Creation: 1905 - 1914


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

Irving "Happy" Kirshman of Fenton, Michigan, earned his B.S. degree in Agriculture from Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) in 1914. While at M.A.C., Kirshman was a member of the Phylean Literary Society (Beta Kappa Fraternity), Alpha Zeta Fraternity (an agriculture honorary), and the Farmer's Club. He later became a school principal in Linden, Michigan.


0.5 Cubic Feet (, 1 volume, 2 folders)

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Custodial History

Materials were donated by Madison Kuhn.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Irving Kirshman Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
D. Sadler
July 1980
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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