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Thomas H. Greer papers

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Identifier: UA-17.21

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of curriculum materials such as syllabi from Humanities courses, Greer’s handwritten lecture notes and outlines, and lists of textbooks used for Humanities courses. Also included are materials related to the National Teach In and the Michigan State University Teach In on the Vietnam War with Greer’s speech and handwritten notes, and newspaper clippings. Meeting notes and minutes from many of the committees Greer served on, including the Steering Committee of the Faculty, All College Educational Research Committee, Basic College Educational Research Committee, Educational Policy Committee, and Committee on the Future of the Department of Humanities. Information files on topics and people, such as the Vietnam War, Women’s Liberation, MSU president Clifton Wharton, and Judy Taylor (the first wheelchair user at MSU), can be found in the collection.


  • Creation: 1947 - 1989


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

Thomas Greer earned his A.B. (1935), M.A. (1936), and Ph.D. (1938) from the University of California. He came to Michigan State College (now Michigan State University) in 1947, as an assistant professor of History and Civilization (1947-1951). He became an Associate Professor of Humanities in 1951 and a full Professor of Humanities in 1956. Greer also served as chairman of the Department of Humanities from 1963-1968. He was a recipient of the Distinguished Faculty Award, 1960. He authored many books, including American Social Reform Movements: Their Pattern since 1865 and The Development of the American Doctrine of Air Power, as well as a biography of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Greer retired in 1977 as Professor Emeritus of Humanities. He died in 2004.


3.25 Cubic Feet

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Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Thomas H. Greer Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
April 2004
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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