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Bill Beekman collection

Identifier: UA-17.394

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of materials related to Michigan State University and East Lansing, including brochures on East Lansing historic neighborhoods and districts, an article by Linda O. Stanford titled "Post-1930 Architecture: Searching for Answers," an article by James Towar titled "History of East Lansing Post Office," an East Lansing Historic District Map, a Department of Chemistry Alumni Newsletter Spring 1987, a Spartan Senior Citizen Spring 1991 newsletter, a 1960 Annual Report Michigan Artificial Breeders Cooperative, and a City of East Lansing Historic District Study Committee Final Report March 1988. Also included is a 4-H songbook (circa 1946), and the "East Lansing Heritage Cookery Book" (1976). Other materials include Kappa Delta Pi constitution and bylaws (1944) schedule of events (1946), Lansing Knights of Columbus banquet dance card (1924), SparDu newsletters of the MSC Chapter of Delta Upsilon (1953 and 1954) Photographs in the collection include publicity photographs of Bubba Smith, a Delta Upsilon composite photograph (1953). There is also a group of photographs of female students playing cards, studying, a shot of dormitory room, the Pi Kappa Phi house, and Air Corps Parade as well as informal portraits. Many of the photos are identified


  • Creation: 1924-2001, 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

William "Bill" Beekman earned his B.A. from James Madison College at Michigan State University, his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and his J.D. from Wayne State University Law School. Beekman has worked at Michigan State University since 1995. From 2008 to 2018, he served as the Vice President and Secretary of the Board of Trustees. He was named interim Director of Athletics on February 5, 2018. On July 17, 2018, Beekman was named the permanent Director of Athletics.


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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.

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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