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Lloyd G. Wilson papers

Identifier: UA-17.374

Scope and Contents

The papers of Lloyd G. Wilson consist of lab notebooks about sulfur dioxide and sulfate research related to plants, other research, reprints of his articles, presentations and other of his faculty papers. Also included is material related to a cellulolytic fungi project he worked on at the Wright Air Development Center.

The collection also contains materials related to the design and construction of the Michigan State University Department of Energy Plant Research Laboratory as well as some departmental records.


  • Creation: 1939 - 1990

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.


Lloyd G. Wilson was born in Muskegon, Michigan in 1920. He earned his B.S. in applied science from Michigan State College (now Michigan State University) in 1943. He was a member of the Seminarius-Botanicus (honorary botanical society), the Agronomy Club, the Student Club, the Student Christian Union and the YMCA.

Wilson served in the U.S. Army as a medic in Africa, Italy, France and Germany during World War II. He was wounded and received the Purple Heart award. After the war, he returned to his education and earned his Ph.D. (1957) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. While there, he met and married his wife, Clara Mae Gendron. They had two daughters, Susan and Janice.

Wilson joined the faculty at MSC in 1952 as an assistant professor in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology. In 1962, Wilson was placed in charge of building the MSU-Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) Plant Research Laboratory, which was completed in 1966. He was named assistant to the director of the newly opened facility. In 1972, he returned to teaching and research in the botany and plant pathology department, and retired in 1985. Wilson died in 2009.


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Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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