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Bill Castanier collection

Identifier: UA-10.3.370

Scope and Contents

This collection contains thirteen glass-plate negatives, depicting scenes of the campus of Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University), including farm and greenhouse buildings, the Chemical Laboratory, Morrill Hall, Agriculture Hall, and the original President's House. Although the images are undated, the buildings and dress suggest that they date to the late 1800s.

Also included in this collection are a MSU Santa cartoon drawn by Phil Frank, and three decorated MSC envelopes (postmarked 1935 and 1936) pasted to a scrapbook page with one cartoon on the reverse side. The 1930s drawings are by an unidentified artist (possibly James Trott).

The collection contains photographs and negatives of President Barack Obama's visit to Michigan State University on February 7, 2014 to sign the Agricultural Act of 2014.


  • Creation: 1934 - 1935


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.


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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.

Bill Castanier Collection
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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