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Elbert S. Kelsey collection

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Identifier: UA-10.3.520

Scope and Contents

The Elbert Kelsey papers contain correspondence, photographs, live stock show program, dance card, Michigan Association of Teachers of Vocational Agriculture anniversary booklet, MSC diploma, certificate and fraternity pins. The correspeonce includes letters to and from Kelsey on a variety of subjects including agriculture, state of Michigan income tax, and legislation. Kelsey recieved letters back from Governor Romney, Duffy Daugherty, Elton Hill, Tim Skubik, and politicians. Kelsey also wrote and sent essays about income tax, Interstate I-69, and agricultural economics. Also include are personal letters from Malcolm Trout and a program from Trout's birthday celebration. The photographs include images of Kelsey including group shots of the Dairy Judging Team and Alpha Zeta members. Included are pins for Phi Kappa Tau, AZ 29. There is also a medal for NYU Commerce Medal 1928. There are also pins for MSU Fifty Year Alumni, and Michigan State Remembers September 11, 2001.


  • Creation: 1926-1930, 1955-1986

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from the donor or University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Biographical / Historical

Elbert Sherwood Kelsey was born October 30 1907 in Okemos, Michigan. He graduated from Michigan State College in 1930 with a B.S. degree in agriculture. He taught vocational agriculture and farmed. During his life he was active in community organizatons, local companies, local government, and the church. He was married to Viola Larsen and they had two children. Elbert Kelsey died on August 4, 1990.


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Legal Status

Donor(s) have retained the copyright but the collection may contain third-party materials. Copyright restrictions may apply. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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