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Barbara and Irving Wyeth collection

Identifier: UA-10.3.348

Scope and Contents

The Barbara and Irving Wyeth Collection contains a photo album that appears to have been a souvenir given at the J-Hop dance of 1939. The album contains composite photos of campus buildings, grounds and students. The rest of the album contains images of people, possibly Irving and Barbara Wyeth. Some of the images show people dressed in formal wear and also graduation robes. The album also contains images of an ROTC event outdoors on a field. There is also an image of a man and woman in car with a boy and a studio portrait of three children dressed in circa 1900 clothing.


  • Creation: circa 1939-1941, 1952


Biographical Note

Irving Wyeth was born on December 2, 1917 in Massachusetts. He graduated from Michigan State College in 1939 with a BS degree in Applied Science as well as a B.S. degree in 1952. He received a masters degree in agriculture extension 1953 and PhD in 1964. He went on to become a professor at MSU in the College of Agriculture, worked on MSU international projects in Tawain and Nigeria, and also served as the director of the Institute of International Agriculture. He retired in 1983 As a student he was involved in the Independent Men's League and Track, and Outing Club. Wyeth also served in World War II in the African and European campaigns. He died in on October 18, 2000. He married Anne Levitt after the death of his first wife. Barbara Jean Powers graduated from MSC in 1941 with a degree in Business Administration. Barbara participated in the Athenians, and in the Christian Science Club as one of the board of directors. She later married Irving Wyeth and had two children.


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Barbara and Irving Wyeth Collecton
3 Ready For Cataloging
June 2018
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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