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Alton Wheaton papers

Identifier: 00208

Scope and Contents

The Alton Wheaton papers contain primarily financial records and other forms of inventory that Wheaton took while working on his farm. There is also a small section on some of Wheaton’s community activities, some photographs of said activities, and two books on the Wheaton family genealogy. There are also a number of folders containing deeds and titles to various pieces of land Wheaton owned. There are also catalogs, plans, newsletters and brochures on farm topics.


  • Creation: 1934 - 2006


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

Alton Wheaton (1915-1987), son of Warner and Lucy Wheaton, was a prominent dairy farmer in Petoskey, Michigan, until his retirement in 1979. He served as master of the local chapter of the National Grange and travelled to Pakistan for two months in 1964 under the Farm Leader Exchange program.


2 Cubic Feet (1 cubic foot box, 1 grey box, 1 flat box, 1 wrapped framed photo)

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Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.



Alton Wheaton Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
September 2010
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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