Henson family papers
Scope and Contents
These papers contain the diaries of Fred T. Henson from 1907 to 1969. Henson was a farmer in Richland Township, Kalamazoo County, Michigan. The diary entries cover his daily activities, the weather, chemicals used on crops, his wife Gladys' activities, genealogical data on Kalamazoo County residents, obituaries, and wedding announcements. Henson also describes his service days in World War I, including a stay in East Lansing, Michigan where he was a member of the Michigan Agricultural College Training Detachment. He also served as Richland Township treasurer, kept notes on tax payments, and was a member of the Board of Trustees of Richland School District for a number of years.
Alumni rolls (1900-1939) and commencement programs (1940-1944) are included. Also in the papers are income tax books, a number of account books of farm and household expenses of Henson's farm and his gas engine repair business, and accounts of his father Thomas' farm. Farm business reports of the Michigan State University Farm Management Department (1930-1934) and a newspaper clipping (1949) concerning a retired teacher are also included.
- 1907 - 1970
- Henson family (Fred T. Henson) (Family)
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 / Historical
Fred T. Henson was born on January 22, 1887 in Barry County, Michigan. He was a farmer in Richland Township, Kalamazoo County, Michigan. Henson served in World War I, which include a stay in East Lansing, Michigan where he was a member of the Michigan Agricultural College Training Detachment. He married Gladys Reed on November 20, 1920. He also served as Richland Township treasurer and was a member of the Board of Trustees of Richland School District for a number of years. Henson died on July 25, 1970.
4 Cubic Feet (, including 6 volumes on shelf)
Language of Materials
Gift of Gladys Henson, 1975-06-13.
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.
Changed record group from 00105 to UA 10.3.449 to reflect Henson's connection to Michigan State University. J. Russell, December 2019.
- Account books
- Farm management -- Michigan
- Farms -- Michigan
- Henson, Fred T.
- Henson, Gladys
- Henson, Thomas
- Kalamazoo County (Mich.)
- Michigan Agricultural College. Department of Military Science
- Michigan State College. Department of Farm Management
- Programs (Publications)
- World War, 1914-1918 -- United States
- Henson Family Papers
- 4 Published And Cataloged
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.