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William D. Mitchell collection

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-10.3.242

Scope and Contents

The William D. Mitchell collection contains photographs taken by Mitchell during his time at Michigan State University as well as other subjects. The MSU related photographs include images of the photography club, students, Block and Bridle show, water carnival, Spartacade, Holiday on Ice, ROTC, ROTC queens, Kappa Alpha Mu exhibit table, international festival, as well as other events. There are also images of MSU men's athletics including basketball, football, gymnastics, hockey and track. Other subjects of the photographs include the Capitol in Lansing, Michigan; Mt. Hope windmill; Chicago, Illinois skyline; a circus; a fire in Haslett, Michigan; the convict ship "Success;" recreation area in Waterloo, Michigan; portraits of people; as well as artistic shots of the outdoors.


  • Creation: circa 1951, 1953-1954


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 Note

William D. Mitchell attended Michigan State University from 1950 to 1954 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in botany. He was a member of Alpha Kappa Mu journalism honorary society as well as a member of the yearbook staff in 1953. Mitchell was also a member of the photography club.


1.4 Cubic Feet (, 1 box)

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Custodial History

A gift of Monica Muir.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

William D. Mitchell Collection
4 Published And Cataloged
S. Roberts
February 2011
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Language of description note
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