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Michigan State Agricultural Society collection

Identifier: c-00304

Scope and Contents

This collection contains an inventory of farm machinery exhibited at the First and Second Annual Fairs of the Michigan State Agricultural Society in Detroit in 1849 and Ann Arbor in 1850. Also included is a membership card for Stephen Eldred dated 1854.


  • Creation: 1849, 1850, 1854


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 Michigan State Agricultural Society was organized in Lansing on March 17, 1849. Its purpose was to provide Michigan farmers the information to build the best farms.

The society went on to manage the Michigan State Agricultural College. This responsibility was later turned over to a newly created State Board of Agriculture.

The society also oversaw the Michigan State Fair.


0.1 Cubic Feet (, 2 folders)

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Custodial History

Gift of Michigan State University Alumni Relations Office, 1970-01-19. Transferred by Michigan State University Museum.

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.

Michigan State Agricultural Society Collection
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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