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Eleanor Clapp Smith papers

Identifier: c-00575

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of the book "Sparrow Tales: Memories from the Graduates" compiled by Eleanor Clapp Smith and Gloria Smith Bouterse and published in 1987. It is a compilation of personal stories, newspaper clippings, and photographs of the nurses that graduated from the Edward W. Sparrow Hospital School of Nursing in Lansing, Michigan. The book covers the first graduating class of 1899 to its final graduating class of 1961. In 1961, the School closed its doors to students but the Alumnae Council is still active, voting in 1985 to proceed with a memories project, of which this book is the final product.


  • 1987 - 1987


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

Eleanor Clapp Smith graduated in 1943 from the Edward W. Sparrow Hospital School of Nursing in Lansing, Michigan.


0.1 Cubic Feet (, 1 folder)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Gift of Eleanor Clapp Smith, 1987-9-3

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University


Eleanor Clapp Smith Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
L. Gardiner
November 2003
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US