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Wallace B. Moffett papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-17.136

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of four folders, containing various materials such as programs and brochures pertaining to Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens), an essay most likely written by Wallace B. Moffett, a prospectus on a Mark Twain book, and a copy of a Mark Twain speech. The essay is about Mark Twain’s visit to Lansing in 1871 at Mead’s Hall. The essay is detailed with notes and citation sources.


  • Creation: 1877 - 1966

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

Wallace B. Moffett was born in Omaha, Nebraska on August 21, 1899. In 1922 he received his A.B. from Monmouth College and in 1924 he received his M.A. from the University of Iowa. Moffett was an associate professor of English at Michigan State College (now Michigan State University) beginning in 1928, and was the head of the Department of English from October 1,1947 until June 30, 1948 while the actual head of the department was absent. He retired in 1967 from MSU, serving a one-year “consultantship” from July 1, 1968 to July 1, 1969.


0.1 Cubic Feet (, 4 folders)

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Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Wallace B. Moffett Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
E.S. and E.B.
June 2009
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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