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Frank Peabody papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-17.128

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of materials relating to Frank Peabody's time as a student at Michigan State College, as well as his career as a professor at Michigan State University. Included are correspondence, photographs, newspapers, course materials, publications, and materials from the Summer Institute in Biology.


  • Creation: 1935 - 1973

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.


Frank Robert Peabody was born in 1920 in Birmingham, Michigan to Ford and Viola Peabody.

Peabody earned his B.S. (1942), M.S. (1948) and Ph.D. (1952) from Michigan State College (now Michigan State University). He began teaching bacteriology at Michigan State while a graduate student. In 1953, he joined the faculty as an assistant professor in the bacteriology department. He was promoted to associate professor in 1956 and to professor in 1975. He served as associate chair of the Department of Microbiology and Public Health. He retired in 1987. Peabody enlisted in the U.S. Army from February 1945 to March 1945. He served as a clinical laboratory inspector in the Sanitation Corps. He married Margaret Miles in 1947 in Lansing, Michigan and they had two children. Peabody passed away in 1997.

His father, Ford, was a graduate of the class of 1916 at Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University).


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Related Archival Materials

See also: Ford Peabody papers (UA 10.3.375)

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Frank Peabody Papers
3 Ready For Cataloging
January 2015
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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