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Elinore Winburne papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-17.108

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of papers related to Winburne’s ultimately successful fight to receive pension benefits from Michigan State University. It includes correspondence from the MSU Equal Opportunity Program as well as correspondence from the Board of Trustees.


  • Creation: 1970 - 1971


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

Elinore Winburne was born Elinore Campbell McNichol on August 1, 1909 in Chicago. She married John Newton Winburne and had two children, Elinore and John. She attended the University of Colorado and earned two degrees, a B.A. in 1931 and a M.A. in 1934. Winburne taught high school English in Colorado Springs, Colorado from 1943-1945. She came to Michigan State College (now Michigan State University) in 1945 as an instructor for the Department of Written and Spoken English. She became a temporary instructor in the Department of Communication Skills in 1952. In 1969, she became an instructor in the Department of American Thought and Language and in English in the Institute of Agricultural Technology. Winburne was not set to receive a pension because she never achieved the status of professor. She successfully fought this stipulation and in 1971 was able to retire with a pension from MSU.


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Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Elinore Winburne Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
D. Palazzola
June 2004
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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