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Michigan Agricultural College Oratorical Association records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-12.3.36

Scope and Contents

The records of the M.A.C. Oratorical Association contain the Treasurer’s account book, grade cards filled out by competition judges, receipts, the Secretary’s book, and two programs from the 1899 Oratorical contest. The Secretary’s book has the group’s constitution along with contest results from 1888 to 1899.


  • Creation: 1888 - 1906


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.

Historical Note

The Michigan Agricultural College Oratorical Association was a student group formed in 1887 whose Executive Board was made of representatives from all the literary societies at M.A.C. The group held yearly contests between members of M.A.C.’s various literary societies. The contests included women’s literary societies from 1899 until 1908. In 1897, the Oratorical Society joined with other colleges to make the Michigan Oratorical League of which M.A.C. was a member until 1914.


0.1 Cubic Feet (, 5 folders)

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Related Archival Materials

See also: Madison Kuhn Collection (UA 17.107, Box 1138, Folders 29, 40, 120)

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

M.A.C. Oratorical Association Records
4 Published And Cataloged
D. Palazzola
September 2006
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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