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Marietta Denison collection

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-17.457

Scope and Contents

The Marietta Denison collection consists of photographs and postcards primarily of Michigan cities, towns, schools, and notable points of interest.


  • Creation: 1900 - 1970


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

Marietta Denison was born on February 3, 1924 to Harry S. and Lucia Dains Denison. The 1930 census shows the Denisons living in L'Anse, Baraga County, Michigan, and the 1940 census in Charlotte, Eaton County, Michigan. Marietta Denison graduated from Charlotte High School in 1942. She was involved in the Travel Club, the Commercial Club, Honor Banquet, the Junior Play, and Orange and Black (the school newspaper). She was also Home Room president and Chief Librarian.

She began working at the Michigan State College (now Michigan State University) Library in September 1946 as an assistant cataloger. From 1956 to 1959, Denison was the Traffic Librarian (as part of MSU’s Highway Traffic Safety Center). She was listed as a librarian from 1959 until her resignation in 1966.

On August 17, 1949, she married Hugh Sidney Whipple in Lansing, Michigan. They divorced on July 18, 1952. In July 1960, Denison married Robert M. Williams.

Denison died Died November 23, 1974 at her home in Haslett, Ingham County, Michigan. She is buried in Bellevue Cemetery in Bellevue, Eaton County, Michigan.


1 Cubic Feet (, 60 photographs, 32 postcards)

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Related Archival Materials

See also Lucia Dension Collection (c.00517). Marietta Denison was the daughter of Lucia.

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.00605 to UA 17.457 to reflect Denison's connection to Michigan State University. -M. Badgley-Malone, October 2021

Marietta Denison Collection
4 Published And Cataloged
K. Grimm
February 2010
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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