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Clyde Olin papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-10.3.199

Scope and Contents

The Campus Images folder contains images of the Library/Museum, Agricultural building, Wells Hall, R.E. Olds Engineering Hall, Gymnasium, an image with the Armory and Abbot Hall, the Chemistry Building, the Woman’s Building, the Barns, and Laboratory Row with the Horticulture, Bacteriology, Botany, Forestry, and Entomology buildings. There is also a photomontage of the Veterinary Surgery and Clinic, Engineering Shops, U.S. Weather Bureau station, Howard Terrace, and the Dairy Building.

The Programs folder contains a program for the Fourth Annual Old Timers Game vs. Varsity Alumni and a program for Lyman Frimodig’s retirement dinner both held on May 14, 1960. Frimodig was Michigan Agricultural College’s first intramural sports director and later a professor of health and physical education.

The Football folder contains the September 7, 1988 Lansing State Journal section about the Michigan State University football team; a newspaper article about 100 years of Spartan sports; and miscellaneous items including a 1928 student football ticket, a 1970 football schedule, and cutout drawing of Clyde Olin as a football player.

The Pullman sign folder contains a sign requesting quiet with a line at the bottom reading “the Pullman Company”. The Oversized folder contains a poster advertising The Eczema, a humorous student newspaper, a poster advertising sophomore vs. freshman class rush, a poster advertising the 1926 barbeque and pep meeting, and a 1926 Lansing State Journal “football extra” section.

Also included is a masonry trowel used by Truman Olin, a brick mason and grandfather of Clyde Olin, during construction of College Hall in 1855.


  • Creation: circa 1855, 1926-1988


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

Clyde J. Olin attended Michigan State College (now Michigan State University) from 1924 to 1928 and received his degree in Liberal Arts. As a student, he was a member of the Union Literary Society, Excalibur, Scabbard and Blade, president of the student council, and played baseball. He was born in April 1903 and died in August 2003.


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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.

Clyde Olin Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
December 2003
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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