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Arnold M. Hopperstead collection

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-10.3.205

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of postcards of the class rush of 1914, and a CD of scanned images of the postcards. The photographs contain images of the interior of Trimoria fraternity house, friends of Hopperstead, and a group shot of the engineering class of 1920. Also included is an oversized image of the class of 1918. The papers include a Trimoria initiation banquet menu for June 12, 1920 and a list of the members of the Pinetum Literary Club for the Fall term of 1917.


  • Creation: 1914 - 1920


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.


Arnold Melvin Hopperstead was born in 1894 and was from Muskegon, Michigan. He entered Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) in 1914. He then served two years in France during World War I. He returned to MSU after the war and graduated in 1920 with a civil engineering degree. He was a member of Trimoria fraternity, a precursor of the Sigma Chi fraternity, and Tau Beta Pi, an engineering honor society.

He had two children, Arthur and Carilon. Hopperstead died in 1984.


0.1 Cubic Feet (, 4 folders)

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Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Arnold M. Hopperstead Collection
4 Published And Cataloged
December 2004
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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