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Clemetsen family papers

Identifier: UA-10.3.346

Scope and Content

The Clemetsen Family Papers consists of items related to Alice Gunn Clementsen and Harold Clemetsen as well as their daughter-in-law Betsy Dibble Clemetsen. Included are Betsy Dibble's teaching certificates and MSC student identification card. In addition are photographs related to Harold and Alice Clemetsen and their time at MAC. included are pictures of the JHop, MAC military band, crowd in front of the state capitol building on the occasion of MAC vs. U of M., people in front of a special train to the MSU vs U of M game including a man on a bicycle that could go on railroad tracks, 1913 football team, first touch down at MSU vs. U of M game 1913, Hesperian house, inside and exterior of a house, a group photo women students possibly the Ero Alphian sorority with their names on the back, and exterior of Athenaeum house and dining room with banner on wall that says Athenaeum (Delta Sigma Phi).


  • Creation: 1913 - 1945


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

Harold Arthur Clemetsen "Clem" (1895-1936) graduated from Michigan Agricultural College in 1917 with a Bachelor of Science in Forestry. As a junior he was involved in Athenaeum, the forestry club, and the Grand Rapids club. He married Alice Gunn on December 29, 1917. Alice (Gunn) Clemetsen (1896-1966) was a member of Ero Alphian and graduated from MAC in 1918 with a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics. Alice and Harold had three children, Harold Jr., Harley (1920-1933) and Gerald. Harold Arthur Clemetsen Jr. (1919-2008) attended Michigan State College for two years as part of the engineering program. He went on to fight in WWII as a United States Marine. He married Betsy Dibble in 1952. Gerald H. Clemetsen (1925-1982) was in the Navy during the war and married Marjori Cecelia (Hipley) Clemetsen (1926-2017). Betsy Louise (Dibble) Clemetsen (1917-2001) graduated from Michigan State College in 1941 with a Degree in Home Economics. She received a teaching certificate in June of 1941.


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Clemetsen Family Papers
3 Ready For Cataloging
September 2018
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Finding aid written in English.

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Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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