Ruth Tukey Bates collection
Scope and Content
The collection consists of photographs of professors and students from Michigan Agricultural College (M.A.C., now Michigan State University).
Edgar Burnett graduated in 1887 and later taught livestock courses.
Lyster Dewey graduated 1888 and went with W. J. Beal on the 1888 expedition to survey Michigan's cutover forest. Perry Holden graduated in 1889 and worked with and taught field crops. William Holdsworth graduated in 1878 and was professor of drawing and design and worked at M.A.C. from 1887 to 1907. Agnes Hunt was a professor of domestic science from 1910 to 1915.
Jane Sinclair served as librarian from 1889 to 1891. Vadim Sobennikoff graduated in 1897 and returned to Russia as engineer. Levi Taft was at M.A.C. from 1888 to 1919 and was a professor of horticulture and Superintendent of Farmers Institutes.
- 1894, 1899, 1928-1939, undated
- Tukey Bates, Ruth Schweigert (Person)
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.
Ruth Schweigert Tukey Bates was born on July 9, 1910 in Detroit, Michigan. She earned her B.A. from Ithaca College, her M.A. in Music (1948) and her Ph.D in Educational Psychology (1961) from Michigan State University. She was married to Harold B. Tukey (horticulture professor and department chair from 1945 to 1963) who died in 1971. They had five children. In 1973, she was married to Emmert Warren Bates, senior vice president of Litton Educational Publishing Company. On July 7, 1999 she died and is buried in the Woodland Memorial Park, Woodland, Barry County, Michigan.
0.25 Cubic Feet (, 16 folders)
Language of Materials
Transferred by Ruth Tukey Bates.
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.
Record group changed from c.00597 to UA 10.3.452 to reflect Bates's connection to Michigan State University. -M. Badgley-Malone, September 2021.
- Burnett, E. A. (Edgar Albert), 1865-1941
- Dewey, Lyster H. (Lyster Hoxie), 1865-1944
- Holden, P. G. (Perry Greeley), 1865-1959
- Holdsworth, William
- Hunt, Agnes
- Michigan Agricultural College. Students
- Michigan State College. Students
- Michigan State University. Faculty
- Michigan State University. Students
- Sinclair, Jane
- Sobennikoff, Vadim
- Taft, L. R. (Levi Rawson), 1859-
- Ruth Tukey Bates Collection
- 4 Published And Cataloged
- S. Roberts
- August 2007
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.