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James R. Stiefel papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-17.195

Scope and Contents

The collection includes two boxes of slides that depict the Michigan State University campus during the fall and winter and also a marching band performance on the football field. There are also two scrapbooks, "Cloud burst and flood", and one without a title. The first scrapbook contains pictures of the flooding on streets in East Lansing and on the MSU campus from February 12-14, 1938, as well as views of campus from 1937. The second scrapbook contains pictures of campus in the 1930s, the Kerns Hotel fire in December 1939, Farmers Week in 1938, and football games along with a telegram sent to Mrs. Maxine Stiefel and a certificate for the completion of training in Construction of Aerial Maps. There is a technical manual entitled "Basic Weather for Pilot Trainees".


  • Creation: 1934 - 1952

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

James R. Stiefel was born on January 19, 1907. He became an instructor in Physiology and Pharmacology at Michigan State College (now Michigan State University) on September 1, 1934 and was promoted to Assistant Professor in July of 1944. Stiefel retired in 1972 as Professor Emeritus of Physiology. He died on May 3, 1992 at the age of 85.


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Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

James R. Stiefel Papers
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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