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Henry G. Reynolds papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-1.2.1

Scope and Contents

The Henry G. Reynolds collection of 4 volumes contains correspondence, receipts, bank deposits, purchase orders, board resolutions, and other records associated with Board of Agriculture and the Michigan Agricultural College. Of special note are papers related to the Samuel Johnson Affair (1886-1889) which culminated in the resignation of four professors and the suspension of 18 students. See Madison Kuhn collection (UA 17.107) for more information on the Samuel Johnson Affair.

Some papers from this collection were removed and placed in the Madison Kuhn collection (UA 17.107) prior to the processing of this collection.


  • Creation: 1886 - 1891


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

Henry G. Reynolds graduated from Michigan Agricultural College (now known as Michigan State University) in 1870 with a B.S. degree, a M.S. in 1873 and a M.H. in 1893. Between the B.S. and M.S., he spent a year at Fresenius Laboratory, Wiesbaden, Germany (1872). From 1872 to 1884, he was a fruit grower at Old Mission, Michigan. He served as member on the State Board of Agriculture (now known as Board of Trustees) from 1879 to 1885. In 1885, he accepted the position as secretary of the State Board of Agriculture where he served until experiencing ill health in June 1893.


1 Cubic Feet (, 4 volumes)

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Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Henry G. Reynolds Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
E. Busch
January 2007
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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