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Thomas family papers

Identifier: c-00563

Scope and Contents

The photographic materials include photos from Harold P. Thomas consisting of two photos taken in 1918 of cars; Camp Wadsworth in Spartanburg, South Carolina circa 1918 including a man in a World War I uniform; St. Andrew’s Parish Church in Charleston, South Carolina; Magnolia Gardens in Charleston, South Carolina; the Rifle River in Michigan; Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina; as well as trees and a flower arrangement.

The Benjamin H. Thomas photographic materials consist of glass negatives. The negatives are a portrait of B. H. Thomas as well as one showing B. H. Thomas reading. Both have negatives in two different sizes. Also included are a glass negative of a portrait of an unidentified man which is labeled “cautaucl”[?] on the original envelope, and a teenaged boy in the woods. There are also film negatives of a boy and a girl in the woods, and an image of a line of children walking in the woods.

The papers are related to Benjamin Hampson Thomas, Jr. They consist of travel voucher issued by the U.S. Secretary of State in 1906, an official document in an Arabic language, the poem “Life’s Galilee,” 1926, watch fob with note, 1931, and a diploma on vellum in Latin.


  • Creation: 1906 - 1931


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.


0.25 Cubic Feet (, 4 folders, 4 sleeves)

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Custodial History

Gift of Lynn Moody Igoe, 1991-10-10, 1999-12-28, 2002-10-09

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

Thomas Family Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
S. Roberts
March 2003
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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