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Alfred P. Cannon collection

Identifier: UA-28.35

Scope and Contents

The Alfred P. Cannon collection contains two photos taken by Cannon of the Beal Pinetum and the Michigan State University forestry cabin. Cannon was a forestry student at the Ohio State University and took the photos during a visit to Michigan State.


  • Creation: circa 1930


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. Persons publishing images should state courtesy of Cannon family and Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections.

Biographical Note

Alfred Peter Cannon was born in Columbus, Ohio on June 15, 1919 to Alf Cannon and Ethel Grimm Cannon. He attended Ohio State University, and then served in the military during World War II. After the war, he resumed his education at the Baptist College of Charleston, and The Citadel. Cannon married Mary Agnes Milner, with who he had four sons. Cannon worked as an air traffic controller for the Federal Aviation Administration in Charleston,, South Carolina beginning in 1961, and retiring in 1982. He was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church for 50 years, and a member of the South Carolina Wildlife Federation, serving as a board member, as well as president. During his later years, Cannon volunteered at Charles Towne Landing State Park, and the Volunteer of the Year Award is named in his honor.


0.1 Cubic Feet (2 photographs in 1 folder)

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Custodial History

Gift of A. Peter Cannon, Jr.

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.

Processing Information

Record group changed from c.00698 to UA 28.35 to reflect the collection's connection to Michigan State University.

-M. Badgley-Malone, June 2022.

Alfred P. Cannon Collection
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December 2017
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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