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Burt and Ila Wermuth papers (00263)

Identifier: UA-10.3.430

Scope and Contents

The Burt and Ila Wermuth papers consist of materials related to the Wermuths' time in the Grange. Included are lectures given by the Wermuths and others, Grange bulletins, a copy of the October 1944 Michigan Patron, information on pageants, lectures and essays by various state of Michigan professors, a October 1950 Grange Master Address, radio talks, the Master Farmers of Michigan member list and history, as well as activity, games, and music suggestions. Also included is material related to their daughter Mary's time in 4-H clubs including certificates, club member reports, and enrollment forms. The collection also contains a Moral Rearmament brochure for a national assembly and the publication "New World News Presents a World Force a World Idea."


  • 1926-1973, 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

Ila Wermuth was born in 1899 and was a State Grange Lecturer. Burt Wermuth was born in 1880 and graduated from Michigan Agricultural College (M.A.C., now Michigan State University) in 1902. He helped found the Sigma Mu Beta Literary Society at M.A.C. Burt was an editor of the Michigan Farmer, and may have done some editing for the Grange too. Ila and Burt married in 1925. Burt died in 1956, and Ila died in 1981.


1 Cubic Feet (Two 0.5 cubic feet boxes)

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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.

Processing Information

The material came in folders in binders containing material that was similar in nature ad overlapped (talks, bulletins, activity material). The archivist chose to leave the material grouped together and refolder it as it was originally donated rather than disassemble the folders and rearrange the contents of the folder. Thus, some of the material overlaps between folders.

Burt and Ila Wermuth Papers
3 Ready For Cataloging
S. Roberts
February 2019
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S. Roberts February 2019

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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East Lansing MI 48824 US