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Henry Larzelere papers

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Identifier: UA-17.130

Scope and Contents

The papers of Henry Larzelere pertain to his work with Michigan regional fruit cooperatives. Specific organizations contained in the collection include the Michigan Blueberry Growers' Association, the Millburg Growers' Exchange, Peach Marketing Group, the South Haven Fruit Exchange, and the Watervliet Fruit Exchange. The aim of these cooperatives was to maximize their profits. Several folders contain the by-laws for that region's fruit cooperatives, as well as some year-end reports. Occasionally brochures can be found that try to recruit local farmers into joining the various organizations. Specific counties and cities in Michigan mentioned are Van Buren, Berrien, South Haven, Fennville, Watervliet and Saugatuck. The collection also includes information on the National Grape Cooperative Association, Inc. and some warranty deeds between the Four County Cooperative Association and the village of Marcellus, Cass County, Michigan.


  • Creation: 1926 - 1966

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

Henry Larzelere was born on November 15, 1911. He received his B.S. from Oberlin College in 1933. One year later, he acquired his M.S. from the Ohio State University, and then in 1938, he earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. He subsequently came to Michigan State College (now Michigan State University) to teach Agricultural Economics. While he was at MSU, he did research and wrote for several professional journals. Larzelere was also a member of the agricultural fraternity, Gamma Sigma Delta. He and his wife, Annabel, had two daughters and a son. Henry Larzelere retired on July 1, 1977. He died on November 15, 2003.


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Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Henry Larzelere Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
M. Louzon
October 2006
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Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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