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Greater Michigan Foundation records

Identifier: 00119

Scope and Contents

These office records cover the years 1954 to 1964 and contain correspondence, reports, information about committee memberships and activities, newspaper clippings, publications, promotional materials (posters, slides, records, etc.), information about awards and other activities relating to Michigan Week. There are also three scrapbooks, two of which are titled Muskegon County Community College Development from 1967 and one with miscellaneous clippings relating to Michigan Week from 1968 through 1970. An there are also 149 photographs covering such topics as Michigan Agricultural Queens, awards, and committee members.


  • Creation: 1951 - 1966

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 / Historical

In 1954 a group of businessmen formed Greater Michigan, Inc., located in Lansing, Michigan. Don Weeks served as the first Director until 1968. He was succeeded by Leona Weeks, who served until 1975 when William Bresler became Director. In 1961this group was chartered as the Greater Michigan Foundation, with a Board of Governors composed of 60 members and numerous committees manned by volunteers. The volunteers are organized on local county and regional bases and are recruited from a vast range of organizations such as service clubs, businesses, industrial, labor, religious, educational, and cultural groups. Though the Foundation is active throughout the entire year, the focal point is its annual celebration of Michigan Week (occurring the third week of May) which proclaims the state's assets and resources to Michiganians, Americans, and the world.


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Immediate Source of Acquisiton

See AC database,Greater Michigan Foundation,809 Center St., Lansing, MI,Gift,See AC database,MSU

Legal Status

Copyright Right: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Greater Michigan Foundation Records
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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