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Frank N. Elliott collection

Identifier: UA-17.447

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of letters and campaign materials requested from five Michigan Congressmen by Frank Elliott of the Michigan State University Museum. The five Congressmen represented are Gerald Ford, Clare Hoffman, Donald Hayworth, John Lesinski, and James O'Hara. Their letters and campaign materials discuss the major issues and concerns of the 1958 and 1960 elections.


  • Creation: 1959 - 1960


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

Frank N. Elliott was born March 18, 1926 in Dunkirk, New York. In May 1956, he was hired as Curator of History at the Michigan State University Museum, and assistant professor in the Department of History. He earned a B.A. from Alfred University in New York (1949), a M.A. from Ohio University (1950), and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin (circa 1956). After resigning from MSU in 1961, Elliott was appointed associate dean of the School of General Studies at Columbia University, the director of the Division of Arts and Sciences at State University of New York at Cortland, and the vice president at Hofstra University (Long Island, New York). From 1969 to 1990, Elliott served as president of Rider University, located in Lawrence Township, New Jersey.

Elliott was married to Mary Elizabeth Neish, with whom he had two daughters, Susan and Ann, and one son, Robert. He died September 24, 2015.


0.1 Cubic Feet (, 2 folders)

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Legal Status

Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to Michigan State University but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Copyright restrictions may apply. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Processing Information

Record group changed from c.00279 to UA 17.447 to reflect Elliott's connection to Michigan State University. -M. Badgley-Malone, October 2021.

Frank N. Elliott Collection
4 Published And Cataloged
M. Hobson
February 1969
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US