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Eric Bates collection

Identifier: UA-28.38

Content Description

The collection consists of small pieces of paper with photos of football players on them possibly sold as a fund raiser. The pieces have a photo, player's name and phrases like "Beat Michigan" and "I want to help." They also say "Watch for the On to Victory Poster" and "See Carp Julian- Harvey & Co. Service." George "Carp" Julian was a football player at Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) in 1911-1914. It is possible the Harvey & Co. refers to an East Lansing, Michigan photography studio. Names included are L. H. Liberty, R. G. Ferrari, L. G. Handy, C. P. Liberty, Kircher, F. Eliowitz, L. T. Buss, and R. C. Monnett.

Also included are two small charms/ medals that say Michigan State Freshman Champion on the front and C. P. Liberty 1930 on the back.

Also included is a small envelope for voting for the Queen of Lansing at the Shrine Hippodrome and K. of C. Fair (Knights of Columbus). The envelope was for voting for the queen by placing a coin in the envelope to make a vote. The back of the envelope has an advertisement for the Lansing Durant Company selling cars.


  • Creation: 1930, 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.


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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

Record group changed from c.00704 to UA 28.38 to reflect the collection's connection to Michigan State University.

-M. Badgley-Malone, June 2022.



Eric Bates Collection
4 Published And Cataloged
M. Badgley Malone
December 2018
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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