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Laurence G. Harmon collection

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Identifier: UA-17.202

Scope and Contents

The collection contains materials related to the dairy industry and includes the booklet “A History of Dairying in Michigan” by P. S. Lucas. The collection also contains the booklet “History of Dairy Development at Michigan State College.” The booklet seems to have been produced for the dedication of the new dairy cattle barns in 1929 and an invitation and program were inserted in the back of the booklet. There is also a folder with a historical review (1955-1972) of the Michigan Dairy Memorial and Scholarship Foundation and a history of the Michigan Allied Dairy Association from 1885 to 1936. Also included is a brief history of Michigan State College up until 1861 that was written by college President Theophilus Capen Abbot. The photographs in the collection are group portraits of members of various dairy short courses from 1956 to 1965. Some photographs also have a list of whom is in the image.


  • Creation: 1956-1972, 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

Laurence G. Harmon was born in Mountain Grove, Missouri on March 18, 1913. He was married to Inez Rose Harmon and they had one daughter. He received his B.S. in 1936 from Kansas State University and a M.S. in 1940 from Texas University both in Dairy Manufacturing. He received a Ph.D. in 1954 from Iowa State University in Dairy Microbiology. He came to Michigan State University in 1954 as an associate professor in the Department of Dairy Science. He then became professor of food science from in 1960, and associate chair of the department from 1972-1978. The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition offers a scholarship for students that plan on teaching called the Food Science and Human Nutrition Graduate Student Teaching Award endowed in honor of Lawrence E. Dawson, Laurence G. Harmon and Gilbert A. Leveille.


0.25 Cubic Feet

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Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

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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