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Class of 1895 records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-10.4.6

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a manuscript titled "Resume of an Informal Talk" given by Major Henry R. Allen at the 50th Anniversary of the Class of 1895 on June 7, 1945. He discusses his experiences as a student at Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University). He also talks about the jobs and military experience that he had after graduation. The longest and most significant position he held was as managing director of an American company in Germany during the 1920s through 1939. He includes his observations about the German government's prospects for democracy, the state of their economy, the impact of the Nazis coming to power in Germany and his family's return to the United States.


  • Creation: 1945


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.


Henry R. Allen was a 1895 graduate of Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University).


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Legal Status

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

Class of 1895 Records
4 Published And Cataloged
H. Brookhart
October 2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Script of description
Language of description note
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