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Stephen Torrey Dexter papers

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Identifier: UA-17.68

Scope and Contents

The Stephen T. Dexter papers consist of originals and reprints of scientific articles written by Stephen Torrey Dexter, former professor of crop science, and his associates and assistants. Of note, is the correspondence from Dexter to the University Archives as well as the "Nutrition of Plants, Animals, and Man". The correspondence provides anecdotal and autobiographical information about the research and how Dexter differentiated between important and unimportant information to send to the Archives. The "Nutrition of Plants, Animals, and Man" is a "unique" study, says Dexter, due to the co-operation of a multitude of departments.


  • Creation: 1927 - 1972

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

Stephen Torrey Dexter was born in 1897 in Wisconsin. Dexter was a professor in the Farm Crops Department at Michigan State University and was formerly the head of the Department of Sciences at Minnesota State Teachers College. He did his graduate and undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin. Dexter died in 1985 in Michigan.


0.5 Cubic Feet (12 folders)

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Legal Status

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

Stephen Torrey Dexter Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
D. Sherwood
May 2012
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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