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Conservation Institute records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-22.8

Scope and Contents

The records of the Conservation Institute contain proceedings from the first Central Snow Conference, held at Michigan State College (now University)on December 11-12th, 1941. The conference included research from scientists and specialist in various fields on the problem and importance of snow. The conference publication originated from the sponsorship from Michigan State’s Office of Short Courses, Special Courses, and Conferences, the Conservation Institute, and Canada’s Department of Transport Air Services Branch Meteorological Division. Annual reports are also included in this collection.


  • Creation: 1941 - 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.

Historical Note

The Conservation Institute was created in 1937. Although it was called an “institute,” it may have been an academic department. The curriculum was reorganized in 1950 and the Conservation Division was created. The Conservation Division and Conservation Institute existed simultaneously for 1950. In 1951, the Institute was disbanded. The curriculum was reorganized in 1956 and the Division of Conservation was disbanded and the courses reorganized into other departments.


0.2 Cubic Feet (2 folders)

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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.

Conservation Institute Records
4 Published And Cataloged
K. Grimm
January 2010
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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