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Easton W. Williams collection

Identifier: 00167

Scope and Contents

The Easton Williams scrapbook collection consists of newspaper clippings, magazine articles, and pictures covering World War II. Several pictorial reviews of foreign countries and peoples are also included. Newspapers from around the United States were used, as well as several popular magazines. The bulk of the information is from 1929 to 1945, with greater coverage being given to the years 1941-1943. Williams also included a number of articles from 1918 about World War I.


  • Creation: 1929 - 1945

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

Easton W. Williams, of Holland, Michigan, was born in Canada, but became an American citizen after moving to Michigan. When World War II broke out, he was in his mid-forties, and was too old to be accepted into the Army. These scrapbooks were his way of participating in the war, by keeping a record of the events through newspaper articles and pictures.


6 Cubic Feet (15 scrapbooks in four large boxes)

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Custodial History

Gift of William Bryne, date unknown.

General Physical Description note

15 Scrapbooks (351-365)

Legal Status

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

Easton W. Williams Collection
4 Published And Cataloged
D. Gilmore
April 1992
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Language of description note
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