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Norman Penlington papers

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Identifier: UA-17.85

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of fifteen manuscript maps drawn by Penlington relating to his research on the Alaska, British Columbia and Yukon Territory Boundary Dispute, 1884-1903. Also included are 10 printed (negative) maps of Alaskan boundaries at the end of the nineteenth century.

There are programs from Lecture-Concert events as well as events held by the Department of Music and the Department of Theatre at Michigan State University. An October 31, 1952 program for "The First Drama Quartette" starred Charles Boyer, Vincent Price, Agnes Moorehead and Cedric Hardwicke in "Don Juan in Hell" and was presented by Michigan State College in association with Paul Gregory.


  • Creation: 1949 - 1964


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

Norman Penlington was born in England in 1908. He earned his B.A. (1933) and M.A. (1937) from the University of Toronto and his Ph.D. (1946) from the University of California. Penlington joined the faculty at Michigan State College (now Michigan State University) in 1949 to teach humanities in the Basic College. He retired as professor emeritus in 1979. He died August 12, 1999 at the age of 90.


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Legal Status

Copyright: Unknown.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Norman Penlington Papers
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US