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Mark E. Havitz Papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-10.3.244

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a draft survey, created by Dr. Mark Havitz, as well as sample letter sent to alumni in the pilot phase of his project. The research project focused on issues related to running and physical activity over the life span. The pilot phases was a pre-test questionnaire of approximately 12 people. Also included are volumes one and two of One Hundred Ten Years of Running on the Banks of the Red Cedar: A Social History of Michigan State University Cross Country by Mark E. Havitz which cover mens cross country for the years 1907 to 1976.


  • 2009, 2020


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

Mark Havitz received Bachelor's (1980) and Master's (1983) degrees from the Department of Park and Recreation Resources at Michigan State University, and a Ph.D. in Recreation Resource Development (1987) from Texas A&M University. He taught at Iowa State University for one year and for four years at the University of Oregon. In 1992, he joined the faculty in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.


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Legal Status

Property Rights: Michigan State University.



Mark E. Havitz Papers
3 Ready For Cataloging
M. Badgley Malone
August 2018
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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