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Fencing (Intercollegiate Athletics) records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-4.3.14

Scope and Contents

The Intercollegiate Athletics Fencing collection consists of 1969 Big Ten Championships program, Michigan State University fencing pamphlet, and a program from the NCAA Championships hosted by MSU in 1955.


  • Creation: 1955 - 1969


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 first fencing match involving Michigan State University occurred in 1895 at a M.I.A.A. Field Day. The sport would not appear again on campus until the early 1920’s, when Egyptian student Joseph Waffa and instructor Omar M. Lebel organized the first MSU Fencing Club. In 1926, the fencing team competed against other intercollegiate institution defeating Michigan, 10-6. Fencing would remain a minor sport at MSU until 1931 when it achieved varsity status. Fencing remained a varsity sport until 1997; MSU students still compete in fencing as a club sport.


0.1 Cubic Feet (, 3 folders)

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Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University

Property Rights: Michigan State University

Fencing (Intercollegiate Athletics) Records
3 Ready For Cataloging
K. Grimm
June 2010
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