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Wilbur Olin Hedrick papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-17.23

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the dictated manuscipt "Notes on M.A.C. History" by W. O. Hedrick which was completed around 1942. It is a candid and personal history of the campus, faculty, and students beginning around 1887, Hedrick's freshman year at Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University). A few of the topics covered in his "Notes" include Student Life, Social Committee Chairmanship, Commencements, Military Drill, and Faculty Strains and Tensions. The scrapbook contains letters from the Class of 1895 to Hedrick. Imprinted on the cover is the statement "In recognition and deep appreciation, from the Class of 1895, to Dr. Wilbur Olin Hedrick, Michigan State College, June 4, 1949."


  • Creation: 1942 - 1949


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

Wilbur Olin Hedrick enrolled at Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) as a freshman in 1887. He completed his Bachelor of Science at M.A.C. in 1891 and became a faculty member in English in September of the same year. He received his Master of Science in 1896 and his Doctor of Philosophy in 1909 from the University of Michigan. He was an assistant professor of History and Agricultural Economics at M.A.C. from 1893 to 1906 and later served as professor of Economics and History from 1908-1916. In 1916 he was appointed the head of the Department of Economics, newly separated from the Department of History and Economics, and served as a professor of Economics from 1916 until retirement in 1938. He was also a chairman of the Social Committee from 1908 to 1921. Hedrick passed away on June 10, 1954.


0.1 Cubic Feet (, 1 folder, 1 scrapbook)

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Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Wilbur Olin Hedrick Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
E. Busch
March 2012
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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