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Stanley Edwin Crowe papers

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Identifier: UA-17.61

Scope and Contents

The Stanley Edwin Crowe collection contains office files relating to his time as director and dean of the General College, coordinator of the army training program, and dean of students. This includes correspondence between Crowe and Presidents Shaw and Hannah. One subject of particular interest is the collection of comments made by Crowe on women's attire, claiming that women wearing jeans is linked to excessive drinking and partying. Many responses, both for and against this view, are included in the collection. Another interesting subject is that of James Zarichny's expulsion. Zarichny was expelled from Michigan State after suspicion arose that he was a Communist. There is also a small amount of material related to entertainment for the Lecture-Concert Series as well as newspaper articles about allegations that the Lecture-Concert Series hired communist artists.


  • Creation: 1933-1956, undated

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

Stanley E. Crowe arrived at the Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) in 1909 as an instructor of mathematics. At the time, he held a B.A. from Ohio State University, and by 1927, he had earned his M.A. from the University of Michigan. Crowe became a full professor in 1938, and was director of the summer school from 1936 to 1953. Crowe was the director and dean of the General College from 1942 to 1944, coordinator of the army training program from 1942 to 1945, and dean of students from 1944 to 1950. Crowe was also director of the Lecture-Concert Series from 1941 to 1956. to Crowe retired on July 1, 1956, and passed away on March 18, 1974, at the age of 88.


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Copyright: Michigan State University.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Stanley Edwin Crowe Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
July 2016
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Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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