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Asher B. Abelow collection

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-10.3.201

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of nine photographs taken during Abelow's stay at Michigan State College. The photographs have been glued on pages and have captions written beside them. The collection includes a picture of Company B on parade, winter scenes of the Red Cedar River, views of campus, Abelow and other Army Specialized Training Program (ASTP) members in the Union Lounge, and a winter scene of North Hall with ASTP members in front.


  • Creation: 1943 - 1944


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

Asher B. Abelow was trained at Michigan State College from July 1943 to April 1944 as part of the Army Specialized Training Program (ASTP). This program was designed to create soldiers with advanced training in areas such as veterinary medicine, foreign languages and engineering. The soldiers receiving this training were supposed to serve in the restoration of Europe after the war. Due to an acute shortage of ground troops, ASTP was disbanded in 1944 and most of the participants went on to serve in the infantry in Europe and the Pacific. At MSC, ASTP members were taught by instructors separate from the regular university professors. Although MSC students and ASTP trainees were not enrolled in classes together, ASTP soldiers participated in campus social activities and were housed in dormitories and fraternity houses. Mr. Asher lived in North Hall, a women’s dormitory and was a member of Company B, Section 8 or 9.


0.1 Cubic Feet (, 1 folder)

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Custodial History

Donated by Asher B. Abelow.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University

Property Rights: Michigan State University

Asher B. Abelow Collection
4 Published And Cataloged
D. Palazzola
April 2004
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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