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Alva True Stevens papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-10.3.117

Scope and Contents

Alva True Stevens papers consist of one item, a menu and program from a "Bachelors' Banquet" held at Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) in November, 1894. Stevens and sixteen other men appear in a photograph on the cover. The banquet, an end-of-the-term celebration, included an elaborate dinner, speeches, recitations, and music. There is also a folder of fourteen photos that had once been part of a scrapbook. Images are of college life, farming and college buildings, including a dorm room with two students surrounded by M.A.C. memorabilia, Class of 1914, M.A.C. "Football Special" train for the M.A.C. vs O.S.U. game, train station at Swan Creek. No people or dates are identified in these photos.


  • Creation: 1894, Undated


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

Alva True Stevens earned his B. S. in agriculture from Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) in 1893, and returned to earn his M.S. in 1908. While at M.A.C., he was a member of the Eclectic Literary Society (Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity). He later joined the faculty of the Connecticut Agricultural College in Storrs as a professor of gardening.


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Custodial History

Gift of Mrs. Elmer O. Anderson (Helen Stevens)

Legal Status

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.

Alva True Stevens Papers
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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