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Ruth Barnes McClintock collection

Identifier: UA-28.34

Scope and Contents

The Ruth Barnes McClintock collection includes materials related to Michigan Agricultural College (M.A.C., now Michigan State University) events she attended. McClintock was not a M.A.C. student but a local resident. Materials include dance programs, an athletic schedule card and program, a photograph of McClintock at Ae-Thon party, and a pageant program.

Also included is a M.A.C. ROTC horseshow program (1924), Theta Beta Phi dance program (1918), Peace Day M.A.C. Union party program, JHop dance card (1947), Lansing Skating Club, Stars on Ice program (circa 1955), and newspaper clipping about University of Michigan football from the 1920s.

There is also a 1968 MSU Volunteer Program report and newsletter from 1969 that belonged to Mary Jane Wilson, McClintock's daughter.


  • Creation: 1904-1924, 1947, 1955, 1968-1969


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

Ruth Barnes McClintock was born on April 19, 1899. She taught at the Lansing Public Schools. In February 1926, she married Freeman Hart “Mac” McClintock (June 21, 1892 - May 20, 1983). Some time prior to 1930, she left teaching to focus on homemaking. The McClintocks had two children, William J., and Mary Jane. Freeman McClintock was the owner of McClintock Cadillac (later Capitol Cadillac) in Lansing. In addition to their home in Lansing, the family owned a summer home near Lake Charlevoix. Ruth played golf, and was a member of the Lansing Country Club, and later the Walnut Hills Country Club. She was also a member of the Friends of the Kresge Art Center at Michigan State University, and helped raise funds to purchase art for the Kresge’s permanent collections. Ruth McClintock died January 3, 1997, and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery (Lansing, Michigan), alongside her husband.


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Legal Status

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.

Processing Information

Record group changed from c.00686 to UA 28.34 to reflect the collection's connection to Michigan State University.

-M. Badgley-Malone, June 2022.

Ruth Barnes McClintock Collection
4 Published And Cataloged
T. Vindischman
April 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