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George Parsons papers

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Identifier: UA-17.189

Scope and Contents

The George E. Parsons collection consists of a wide range of documents related to the dairy industry and Michigan State College (now Michigan State University). The collection has newspaper clippings discussing Parsons' accomplishments as well as other events in the world of dairy, a binder with in-depth information about the "Better Milking Clinic" that Parsons led, as well as a small group of agricultural photos. There is an Alpha Zeta fraternity pamphlet, and "A Short History of Okemos" by Mrs. Ralph Stillman written in 1956. Of note is Parsons' own "Recollections", an autobiography, as well as a family history, written by George Parsons in 1992.


  • Creation: 1930 - 1992


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.

Historical Note

George Parsons was an Michigan State College (now Michigan State University) student and graduated in 1931. Parsons was a high school teacher and then moved on to be a part of the Michigan State University Agricultural Extension Service from which he retired as the Director of Dairy Extension in 1974.


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Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

George Parsons Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
D. Sherwood
June 2012
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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