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Gayle Robertson papers

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Identifier: UA-10.3.505

Content Description

The Gayle Robertson papers contain letters written by Gayle Robertson, an African-American student at Michigan State University, to her mother Lucille at home. Gayle describes her social life, dormitory life, academic life, and studying. Many of the letters mention her concerns with finances and getting a student job. She also mentions dating and social functions. There are also six photos from May 1964 showing dorm rooms and friends. Also included are letters between Lucille and Bernard Robertson during Bernard's service in the Navy. Finally, there is a short letter to Lucille from Louise.


  • Creation: 1944, 1945, 1963-1967, 1969


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 / Historical

Gayle Robertson was from Cambridge, Massachusettes and attended Michigan State University from 1963 to 1967. She earned a BA in psychology in 1967.


0.25 Cubic Feet

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Copyright restrictions may apply. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Gayle Robertson Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
November 2022
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Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US