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Spartan Wives Club records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-12.3.31

Scope and Contents

This collection contains meeting agendas, member directories, financial records, newsletters summaries of club activities. There is also a Handbook for Student Leaders as well as guides for student organizations. Also included is a transcript of a panel discussion of Spartan Wives members in an education department class on April 14, 1947. There are also scrapbooks which contain photographs, newspaper clippings about the organization, event programs and other memorabilia.


  • Creation: 1946 - 1976


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Folders 4 and 5 have restricted access.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Historical Note

The Spartan Wives Club started in 1946 or 1947 as an organization for women who were either married and attending Michigan State College (now Michigan State University) or married to men who were attending Michigan State. The organization was a social network for wives who planned family picnics and helped arrange baby sitting for children. They also volunteered in the community holding classes, hosting Christmas parties for underprivileged children, and sponsoring a mobile x-ray unit for tuberculosis checks.


2.4 Cubic Feet

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Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Spartan Wives Club Records
4 Published And Cataloged
M. Louzon
March 2009
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Script of description
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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