Florine Folks Plumb papers
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 2 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 MAC Band Concert Program.
Photographs of campus in the collection include the President's House; Band on Field at Michigan Game 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); Army Truck 1918; College Barns; Grand River and the College Farm; Morrill Hall (Women's Building) and Howard Terrace; Dorian House; Marshall-Adams (Bacteriology), Power House, Detention hospitals, and Student Army Training Corp Barracks; Ag Hall and 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 her and her family sitting in the car.
- 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.
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.
0.1 Cubic Feet (, 1 folder)
Language of Materials
Preservica Public URL
Materials donated by Mary L. Fitch.
Copyright: Michigan State University.
Property Rights: Michigan State University.
- 4-H clubs
- Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
- Corn Breeding
- Digital images
- Michigan Agricultural College
- Michigan Agricultural College. Bacteriological Laboratory
- Michigan Agricultural College. Student Army Training Corps
- Michigan Agricultural College. Veterinary Laboratory
- Michigan State University. Agriculture Hall
- Michigan State University. Class of 1920
- Plumb, Florine Folks
- Reo Motor Car Company
- Florine Folks Plumb Papers
- 3 Ready For Cataloging
- July 2003
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.