John "Jake" Ferris collection
The collections contains the volume Jake's Journey: Memoirs of John N. Ferris of Milton, Indiana by John N. (Jake) Ferris, 2021 and the volume Genealogy of the Ferris Family of Milton, Indiana (Following the Male Line from Samuel in England and His Son, Zachariah, the American Immigrant)by John N. (Jake) Ferris, 2021.
Also included is a video of digitized film with additional graphics and images and voice over. The video shows the activities surrounding MSU's centennial in 1955 as documented in film shot by Ferris. The video shows the opening ceremonies and activities of the Centennial of Farm Mechanization exposition. There is also footage of the historical pageant held as part of the expo.
In addition, the video can also be viewed here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXQUNnB0CNc
- Ferris, John N. (Person)
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Collection is open for access.
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Permission to publish from this collection must be be obtained from Michigan State University and/or John N. Ferris for the film, and John N. Ferris for the volumes.
John N. "Jake" Ferris grew up on farm and received his B.S. in agriculture from Purdue University in 1951. He received his M.S. in agriculture economics in 1952 from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in agricuture economics in 1960 from Michigan State University. He was a faculty member in agriculture economics at MSU from 1957-1997.
(Source: Jake Ferris Vita 2014 https://www.canr.msu.edu/afre/uploads/files/Ferris_John/Ferris_Vita_2014.pdf)
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- John "Jake" Ferris collection
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- November 2021
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