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Gerald D. Yeomans papers

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Identifier: UA-10.3.522

Content Description

The Gerald D. Yeomans papers includes a Department of Drawing and Design, Division of Engineering Course 116 A, Sketch and Plan Booklet, from the Winter Term 1930; English Course 102-e, English Themes Composition List, from the Fall Term 1933; Michigan Farm Account Books for 1947-1948, and Vanguard Oats; Farm Account books for 1949, 1951-1952, and 1958; and Michigan State College Farm Income Tax Records for 1953-1957 and 1959-1970.


  • Creation: 1930 - 1970

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

Gerald D. Yeomans was born in Ionia County, Michigan on December 24, 1911. He graduated from Ionia High School in 1929, and attended Michigan State College during the 1929-1930 academic year. Leaving MSC, Gerald attended Ferris Institute, in Big Rapids, Michigan in 1930 for business courses. Gerald returned to MSC from 1932-1933, where he participated in the Agricultural Engineering (Farm Mechanics – Truck and Tractor) short course. On March 7, 1935, Gerald married Alberta Mary Johnson in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and together they had three children, Geraldine, Frances, and James. Gerald invested and managed real estate throughout Ionia County, and jointly owned the Yeomans Farm, established in 1835, with his brother Edwin R. Yeomans. The Yeomans Farm raised crops and was an active dairy farm, called Yeomans Dairy, from 1936 until 1958. Gerald lived on the Yeomans Farm until his passing on March 29, 2006.


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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.

Gerald D. Yeomans Papers
3 Ready For Cataloging
Rebecca Yeomans-Stephenson
March 2024
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Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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