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Henson family papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA-10.3.449

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.

Dates

  • 1907 - 1970

Creator

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.

Extent

4 Cubic Feet (, including 6 volumes on shelf)

Language of Materials

English

Custodial History

Gift of Gladys Henson, 1975-06-13.

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.

Processing Information

Changed record group from 00105 to UA 10.3.449 to reflect Henson's connection to Michigan State University. J. Russell, December 2019.

Creator

Source

Title
Henson Family Papers
Status
4 Published And Cataloged
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Contact:
Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US
517-355-2330