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Oliver Dales collection

Identifier: UA-10.3.298

Scope and Contents

The Oliver Dales collection consists of glass plate negatives. The negatives include images of Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) circa 1899. Images include athletics, military science, campus grounds, unidentified people, class rivalry activities, and dormitory scenes. There are also images of buildings including Linton Hall as the library, interior shot of Williams Hall, interior of a greenhouse, machine shop, and possibly faculty row. In addition there are negatives of people and scenes with people that are probably not associated with Michigan Agricultural College.


  • Creation: circa 1900-1903


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

Oliver Dean Dales was from Chesaning, Michigan. He attended at Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) in 1899 and was enrolled in the mechanical course.


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Custodial History

Gift of Oliver D. Dales.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Oliver Dales Collection
4 Published And Cataloged
S. Roberts
March 2013
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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