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Elaine Harrison papers

Identifier: c-00654

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a program and ephemera related to the rededication of the Michigan State Capitol on November 19-20, 1992. The items were collected by Elaine Harrison, who served as a volunteer hostess for the event.


  • Creation: 1992


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/Historical Note

Elaine Harrison served as a volunteer for the celebration of the Michigan capitol building in Lansing on November 19, 1992. As a volunteer she was assigned to be a hostess during the celebration. On January 1, 1879 a new Capitol building was dedicated to the people of Michigan. This building was the third capitol building built and is currently still the one in use. On November 19, 1992 the capitol was rededicated after the completion of a three year long restoration project that would restore the capitol to its original Victorian style. The restoration reversed ageing, poor alterations, cheaply done past restorations, and daily damages. The month prior to the rededication celebration, the National Park Service named the capitol as a National Historic Landmark on October 5, 1992. The restoration project that was in process from 1989 to 1992 won national recognition and top awards from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The restoration process began after the Michigan Legislature established the Michigan Capitol Committee to oversee the project of the Capitol building.


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Legal Status

Copyright: 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



Elaine Harrison Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
K. Toorenaar
November 2012
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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