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Natural History Society records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-12.3.19

Scope and Content

The records of the Natural History Society consist of one folder which includes bylaws with amendments and articles, as well as a membership list. Volume one contains the constitution of the club, meeting minutes, and newspaper clippings of the proceedings of meetings. Some of the clippings contain a summary of papers read at the meetings.


  • Creation: 1878 - 1903


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.

Historical Note

The Natural History Society was formed in 1872 and membership included students and faculty. The Society formed its own library and museum. The Society was made up of various sections that studied branches of natural history field, such as zoology or botany. The Society disbanded in 1903 due in part to the formation of more specialized clubs.


0.5 Cubic Feet (, 1 folder, 2 volumes)

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Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University

Property Rights: Michigan State University

Natural History Society Records
4 Published And Cataloged
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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