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Florine Folks Plumb papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-10.3.198

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of the poem "The 25th Anniversary of 4-H Clubs" written in 1940 by Plumb and newspaper and magazine articles from 1940, 1942, 1961, and 1983 about her being judged best in a contest and winning an REO touring car. Also included are two scans of a photograph of Plumb and her family in the touring car from 1910. The collection also contains a 1920 Baccalaureate Service Program and a 1920 M.A.C. (Michigan Agricultural College) Band Concert Program.

Photographs of campus in the collection include the President's House; the Band on the field at the Michigan game in 1919; Old Horticulture and Bacteriology Buildings; Women's Gymnasium Construction; Olds Hall; Agriculture Hall and Cook Hall; Horticulture Laboratory (Eustace-Cole Hall), Marshall-Adams Hall (Bacteriology Building), Old Botany, and Chittenden (Forestry Building); an Army truck 1918; College Barns; Grand River and the College Farm; Morrill Hall (Women's Building) and Howard Terrace; Dorian House; Power House, Detention hospitals, and Student Army Training Corp Barracks; Veterinary Laboratory building; and Forestry Nursery shed(?).

The digital files were provided by the RE Olds Transportation Museum. They include a scan of the photograph of Florine Folks and her family sitting in the car that she won in the contest.


  • Creation: 1910 - 1991


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.

Publications should credit R. E. Olds Transportation Museum for use of the scanned image.

Biographical Note

Florine Folks Plumb was the daughter of William Folks from Hanover, Michigan. At age 11, she entered the corn she grew in a judging contest held at Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University). Her corn took first prize and she won a REO touring car. She graduated from Michigan Agricultural College in 1920. She married Harold J. Plumb.


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Custodial History

Materials donated by Mary L. Fitch.

Legal Status

Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to Michigan State University but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Copyright restrictions may apply. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Florine Folks Plumb Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
July 2003
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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