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Fred Honhart collection

Identifier: UA-17.333

Scope and Contents

This collection contains fourteen color slides of relocating the locomotive Engine 1225 previously stationed near the corner of Shaw Lane and Red Cedar Drive to the tracks near the Department of Public Safety on November 30, 1980 and thirty-five black and white negatives with proof sheet depicting transfer of Engine 1225 to the tracks belonging to the Michigan High School Athletic Association (Trowbridge Road, East Lansing) on May 26, 1981. This collection also contains photographs of hydroplane boats and a videotape of the U.S. presidential debates held at MSU in 1992.


  • Creation: 1980 - 2000


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.


Frederick L. Honhart graduated from Wayne State University in 1966 with a B.A. in History. He also graduated from Case-Western Reserve University with a M.A. (1968) and Ph.D. (1972) in American History. Honhart joined the University Archives and Historical Collections as Assistant Director in 1974. He became the Director of the University Archives in 1979, succeeding the first, director William H. Combs. Honhart was Director for almost thirty years until he retired in 2008.

During his time at MSU, Honhart pioneered the use of computer software to manage and access archival material, called MicroMARC: AMC (Machine Readable Cataloging: Archival and Manuscript Format). Due to his work, Honhart received the Society of American Archivists’ C.F.W. Coker Prize in 1988.


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Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.


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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