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Mary Hammes Corbin collection

Identifier: UA-10.3.321

Scope and Contents

The Mary Hammes Corbin collection includes a scrapbook from her time at Michigan State College. Included are photos of Mary and student life including her friends, football games, and push cart races. The scrapbook also incudes event programs, letters and cards from family, as well as materials received from campus administration. Some of these materials were originally in the scrapbook. Of note is a letter about raids on women's residences. The collection also includes football game program programs and tickets, as well as programs for various events, including some off campus. Also included are landscape architecture syllabi, Campus Capsules (MSC Newsletters to parents), student receipts, fees, schedules, and a rule sheet called West Yakeley Standards. The collection also contains photographs of Mary Hammes, her parents[?], her friends, Beal Garden, and a landscape architecture class. There is also a sketch of an unidentified woman, which may be Mary Hammes. The sketch might be one that Mary described in a letter in the correspondence folder.

The collection also includes photographs of her father John Hammes, in group portraits with other students.


  • Creation: 1919-1920, 1951-1955, Undated


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

Mary Katherine Hammes was born October 9, 1932. She attended Michigan State College from 1951-1955 and received a degree in landscape architecture. Mary was a member of the Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning Society, catholic student organization, and the Newman Club Federation 1952-1953.

Her father, John Henry Hammes, graduated from Michigan Agricultural College in 1920 with a degree in Agriculture.


0.75 Cubic Feet

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Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Mary Hammes Corbin Collection
3 Ready For Cataloging
June 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US