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Department of Park and Recreation Resources records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-16.91

Scope and Contents

The records consist of by-laws of the department, seminar brochures, an Experiential Learning handbook, proceedings of the 1971 Snowmobile and Off the Road Vehicle Research Symposium, and the report “Recreation Area Day-Use Investigation Techniques” by Douglas Crappo and Michael Chubb (1969).


  • Creation: 1969 - 1989


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

In 1956, the Resource Development Department was created in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. In 1963, the Park Management Office was created within Resource Development. In 1966, Park Management Office changed its name to Park and Recreation Administration. In 1969, it became its own department within the College of Agriculture and was called the Department of Park and Recreation Resources. In 1995, the name changed to Park and Recreation and Tourism Resources. In 2004, the department dissolved and merged back under Department of Community Agriculture Recreation and Resource Development (formerly Resource Development).


0.25 Cubic Feet (5 folders)

Language of Materials


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.

Department of Park and Recreation Resources Records
4 Published And Cataloged
S. Roberts
December 2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
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