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Marie R. Rouse papers

Identifier: UA-28.20

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a scrapbook for an Extension Service class from 1928 to 1930. The scrapbook includes sewing samples and handouts for classes on child care that Rouse took. The photographs folder contains images of friends and family including children in front of a school, men out in a vineyard possibly at a party at Michigan State College, and men with tractors with the caption "at M.A.C. Feb. 1925" which may be the tractor repair short course. There is also a card dated 1919 for the Methodist Millions signed Marie Shoemaker.


  • Creation: 1919 - 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

Marie Rosetta Rouse (née Shoemaker) was born on April 29, 1899, to Sylvester and Martha Hefner Shoemaker in Kingston, Illinois. On September 15, 1925, she married Frank L. Rouse (born November 26, 1902). Together they had a son, Lyle E. Rouse (August 9, 1928 – April 23, 2004). During their marriage, they lived in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, and on a farm in Shelby, Oceana County, Michigan. Frank worked as a carpenter, and Marie as a stenographer. Frank took at least one short course at Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University): an eight-week short course on horticulture. On August 26, 1930, Frank died from diabetes. Following the death of her husband, Marie worked as a bookkeeper and typist clerk, while raising Lyle alone. On October 19, 1944, she married Harold O. Edison (January 6, 1896 – July 14, 1979), a farmer who was also widowed. Marie R. Rouse died on July 7, 1980, as is buried in Gaines Cemetery in Cutlerville, Kent County, Michigan.


0.1 Cubic Feet (2 folders)

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Custodial History

Donated by Nancy Richard-Grand Valley State University

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.00591 to UA 28.20 to reflect the collection's connection to MSU. -M. Badgley-Malone, May 2022.

Marie R. Rouse Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
S. Watko II
September 2006
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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East Lansing MI 48824 US