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Jenison Field House Construction Photo Album

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-26.2

Scope and Content

The Jenison Field House Construction photograph album consists of images taken during the construction of Jenison Field House. There also photographs taken after the building was created of a basketball team practicing, swimming pool, and other areas inside the building.


  • Creation: 1940

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

Constructed in 1940 and funded by the estate of Frederick Cowles Jenison and the Public Works of Art Project, Jenison Field House became the venue for the Michigan State basketball program until moving to the Breslin Student Events Center in 1989. Originally, Jenison had 10,004 seats, which has been reduced to 6,000 seats today. The three story art deco building currently is the venue for MSU’s women’s volleyball, gymnastics, wrestling, indoor and outdoor track.


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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.

Jenison Field House Construction Photo Album
3 Ready For Cataloging
K. Grimm
April 2010
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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