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Winford C. Trout collection

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-10.3.152

Scope and Contents

The scrapbook contains photographs and postcards of Michigan State University campus life including people, athletic events, reunions, campus buildings and scenes, the Wells Hall fire in 1905, class rivalries, and pranks. Also included are photographs from the Semi-Centennial of President Roosevelt’s visit to campus in 1907. There are also booklets and programs from Patriarch and alumni reunions during 1919 and 1959. Other materials include an issue of The M.A.C. Record from 1919, and a poster from the Horticulture Club announcing a lecture on campus. There is also a piece of partly melted metal mounted on card stock labeled as the “remains of Wells Hall” from the 1905 fire that destroyed the building.

Also included are pennants of: Notre Dame, Olivet, Forensic, M.A.C, 1909, Yale, Hillsdale, Colorado, Columbia, Harvard, Alma, Illinois, California, Dartmouth, Stanford, Purdue, Pennsylvania, Syracuse, Navy, Amherst, Armour, and Virginia.


  • Creation: 1905 - 1959


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.


Winford C. Trout attended Michigan Agricultural College from 1905 to 1909 and received a B.S. in agriculture. While on campus he lived in Wells Hall. Trout designed Ella Sharp Park in Jackson, Michigan and was the park supervisor for twenty years.


0.8 Cubic Feet

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Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University

Property Rights: Michigan State University

Winford C. Trout Collection
4 Published And Cataloged
J. Russell
February 2010
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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