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Faith Kedzie Dutton book

Identifier: UA-28.12

Scope and Contents

The collection contains the book A Boy's View of Michigan Agricultural College in the 1890s. The book uses issues of The Eagle to look at life at Michigan Agricultural College (M.A.C., now Michigan State University) in 1892-1893. The Eagle was a small newspaper published by Dutton’s father, Roscoe Kedzie, when he was a teenager living with his grandfather, Robert C. Kedzie, on the M.A.C. campus.


  • Creation: 1982


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 for Faith Kedzie Dutton

Faith Kedzie Dutton was born November 8, 1905, to William Roscoe Kedzie and Ida Barton Kedzie in Vicksburg, Michigan. On November 27, 1930, she married Frederic B. Dutton (December 24, 1906-August 10, 1995). Her husband, Frederic, was faculty at Michigan State University from 1947 to 1976 and served as the first Dean of Lyman Briggs College. According to her obituary (Lansing State Journal, October 20, 2001), Faith Kedzie Dutton was a past president of the MSU Faculty Folk and Newcomers Club, and held memberships in the East Lansing Garden Club, U and I Club, Plymouth Congregational Church (Lansing, Michigan), and the Lansing Women’s Club. She died October 20, 2001, and is buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Lansing, Michigan.

Biographical Note for William Roscoe Kedzie

William Roscoe Kedzie was born in Oberlin, Ohio on May 10, 1879, to William Knowlton Kedzie and Ella Marie Gale Kedzie. After the death of his father, Roscoe traveled with his mother and sister to Olivet, Michigan, where his mother was head of the Art Department at Olivet College. Roscoe and his family moved in with his grandfather, Robert Kedzie, who lived in Michigan Agricultural College’s Faculty Row. At the age of 13, Roscoe published his own newspaper on campus, The Eagle. It started out as a tiny 2.5 by 3.5 inches double sided piece of paper and grew into a larger newspaper, which sold ad space for 1 cent per line. Roscoe reported on the campus news and gossip. Subscriptions were 1 cent per week or 25 cents for six months. Unfortunately, he had to cease publishing The Eagle to focus on his educational studies.

Roscoe graduated from Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) in 1899. He received his B.S. degree in divinity from Oberlin College in 1902, and his Doctor of Divinity from Olivet College in 1922. He married Ida Elsie Barton on August 31, 1897, and together they had three children. Roscoe served in pastorates at Vicksburg, Pontiac, and St. Johns, Michigan and Glen Ellyn, Illinois. He served as pastor of the First Congregation Church in Cleveland, Ohio for ten years. For seven years, he served as secretary of the Congregation Foundation for Education in Chicago. After retiring, he and his wife moved to Eaton Rapids, Michigan to live on a farm. His wife died on November 8, 1936. Sometime between 1937 and 1940, Roscoe married his second wife, Elsie Dean of Cleveland. On September 16, 1940, Roscoe suffered a heart attack and died outside in his garden.


0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

Gift of Faith Kedzie Dutton, 1983-09-13.

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.00522 to UA 28.12 to reflect the collection's connection to Michigan State University. -M. Badgley-Malone, December 2021.

Faith Kedzie Dutton Book
4 Published And Cataloged
T. Luitje
September 1983
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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