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Alvin Crossman Pratt papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-10.3.72

Scope and Contents

Alvin Crossman Pratt papers consist of a scrapbook and memorabilia, primarily from Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University), but including some items from Pratt's years as a student at Lansing High School. The scrapbook contains invitations, letters, postcards, photographs, posters, and programs from dances and parties, as well as from the Semi-Centennial Celebration in 1907. Memorabilia also include M.A.C. registration receipts (1904-1907). Also included are three photographs possibly of the MSU power plant. Two images show what appear to be boilers and one image also shows the floor of the building with open holes cut into the floor There is also an image of a power plant with generators.


  • Creation: 1902 - 1909


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

Alvin Crossman Pratt, of Lansing, Michigan, earned his B.S. degree in Engineering from Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) in 1907. While at M.A.C., he was a Captain of Company B of the College Military Corps, and he was President of Tau Beta Pi Fraternity (an engineering honorary).

After graduation, he was employed in the Sales Department of Seager Engine Works in Lansing, and later became a Purchasing Agent and Factory Manager at Duplex Truck Company, also in Lansing.


0.1 Cubic Feet (, 1 volume, 4 folders)

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

Alvin Crossman Pratt Papers
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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