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William H. Comstock papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-10.3.149

Scope and Content

The William Comstock papers contains MSU related materials and publications related to animal and bird raising. The MSU materials include a blank MSU application for admission, schedule of courses for Spring 1933, Ulyssian Society annual publication for 1925, Camp Custer ROTC yearbook for 1923, panoramic photo of the class of 1924, panoramic photo of Troop F, ROTC at Camp Custer 1923, group photo of the Ulyssian Society with Comstock circa 1926, Phi Sigma Society constitution and bylaws (national), as well as an MAC Book Buying Cooperative album of campus buildings. The publications include bulletins about raising animals, pet birds, poultry and game birds. There are also price lists of buying live game, brochures for animal breeders in the midwest, brochures for taxidermists (including one in Lansing) and a taxidermy school, advertisements for game bird feed, incubator manuals and brochures. There are also photographs of Comstock's pheasant chicks at various ages.


  • Creation: 1912-1951, 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

William "Bill" Herbert Comstock graduated from MAC with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in 1926. As a sophomore in 1922 he was part of the Ag Club, and as a Junior in 1923 a member of the Ulyssian Literary Society. He was also a member of the Officer's Club, the Canoe club, the Students Citizenship League, the College Orchestra, and a Sgt. Maj. in the ROTC. He went on to raise skunks, guinea pigs, and several types of pheasants; however, he also worked in insurance and real estate.


0.5 Cubic Feet (1 box and three oversized folders)

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Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University unless otherwise noted on materials.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

William H. Comstock Papers
3 Ready For Cataloging
August 2018
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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