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Marvin E. Mapes collection

Identifier: c-00680

Scope and Contents

The Marvin E. Mapes collection contains five postcards of Camp Robinson, Wisconsin. Camp Robinson was later renamed Fort McCoy. Three postcards show the lay out and buildings of the camp. The buildings have been identified by Mapes. There are two postcards showing 4.7 inch guns. There is also a portrait of Marvin E. Mapes in uniform.


  • Creation: circa 1917

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.


Marvin E. Mapes was born on December 12, 1893 in Detroit, Michigan. He attended Western State Normal School and in 1917 was the superintendent of schools in Dorr, Michigan. He was a member of Company B, 301st Tank Battalion during World War I. He was killed in action in France on September 29, 1918 during the Somme offensive and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. (Source: World War I draft card and Find-A-Grave website)


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Custodial History

Gift of Mrs. Fred House.

Legal Status

Copyright: 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.

Marvin E. Mapes Collection
4 Published And Cataloged
January 2014
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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