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Parmalee family collection

Identifier: c-00529

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a ledger of farm records which contains a register of students from Michigan State University who visited the farm with their class in the years 1922-1928 and some memoirs which are not dated. Also included are numerous newspaper and magazine articles which describe Parmalee and his farm.


  • Creation: 1900 - 1930


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

William Parmalee owned Cherry Rill Farm, a dairy and potato farm in Allegan County, Michigan. Parmalee was born on October 23, 1830 in Middlesex County, Connecticut. In 1855, he came to Michigan and started what was later to become one of the highest-yielding potato farms in Michigan. Two years later, he married Clarissa Bissell. Parmalee died in 1934.


0.25 Cubic Feet (, 6 folders)

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Custodial History

Gift of Margaret F. Parmalee, 1984-10-04.

Legal Status

Copyright: 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

Parmalee Family Collection
4 Published And Cataloged
S. Bykowicz
August 1985
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
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