George Parsons papers
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.
- 1930 - 1992
- Stillman, Ruth, 1900-1985 (Author, Person)
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.
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.
0.5 Cubic Feet
Language of Materials
Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.
- Alpha Zeta. Kedzie Chapter (Michigan State University)
- Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
- Dairy cattle
- Dairy cattle -- Michigan
- Dairying -- Michigan
- Family histories
- Meridian Charter Township (Mich.)
- Michigan State University. Cooperative Extension Service
- Okemos (Mich.)
- Programs (Publications)
- George Parsons Papers
- 4 Published And Cataloged
- D. Sherwood
- June 2012
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.