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Lutie Robinson Gunson papers

Identifier: UA-10.3.297

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a watercolor painting of the greenhouse on the Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) campus. The greenhouse was located near Beal's garden. The watercolor was painted by Lutie Robinson Gunson circa 1913. The collection also contains a portrait of a man drawn by Gunson in 1939.


  • Creation: circa 1913, 1939


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

Lutie Robinson Gunson (1882-1956) from Ellsworth, Michigan graduated from Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) in 1912 with a degree in Home Economics. She was also a member of the Y.W.C.A. cabinet. She was the housekeeper for the Gunson family. After the death of his first wife, she married Thomas Gunson. The Gunson family lived adjacent to the campus greenhouse. Thomas was a horticulturist and teacher at M.A.C. and worked at both Beal's garden and the greenhouse. Both Lutie and Thomas are buried in Mt. Hope cemetery.


0.1 Cubic Feet (2 folders.)

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Custodial History

Gift of Mabel Powell and Alice Powell Harrison.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.



Lutie Robinson Gunson Papers
3 Ready For Cataloging
J. Makowski, S. Roberts
February 2013
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US