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Department of English records

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Identifier: UA-16.43
Scope and Contents

The records contain department newsletters, brochures, and writing guides. Also included is “English as a Subversive Activity: An Unofficial Guide for English Majors at MSU,” issues of the journal Gypsy Scholar: a Graduate Forum for Literary Criticism, “A Half Century Ago: Michigan in the Great Depression” Symposium Proceedings, a placement test for freshmen, and plagiarism policies. There are also photographs of English Department faculty and staff some of which are identified.

Dates: 1876 - 2007; Majority of material found within 1938 - 2007

Department of Sociology records

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Identifier: UA-16.113
Scope and Contents The records consist of reports and publications, information about graduate studies, materials related to rural sociology, and curriculum materials. There are also graduate student manuals, an undergraduate student manual, and department meeting minutes. Reports of note include Students’ Beliefs About Post-War Problems, 1944; Social Backgrounds of MSU Athletes, circa 1962; Centennial Farms in Michigan, 1956; Social Effects of the Depression, 1938; and Utopian Communities in the United...
Dates: 1937-2012, 2021, undated

Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures records

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Identifier: UA-16.10
Scope and Content

This collection contains the poetry newsletter “Centering.” There are also a department procedure report, report on student writing, honors course syllabi, and history of the department. Also included are the proceedings for the symposium “Half Century Ago: Michigan in the Great Depression.”

Dates: 1945 - 1990; Majority of material found within 1964 - 1990

Elizabeth Kellogg papers

 Collection
Identifier: 00147
Scope and Contents The collection contains 35 letters and 2 homemade account journals. Eight letters (1849-1899) were written by relatives of Mrs. Kellogg. The other letters, written to or by Mrs. Kellogg (nee Rogers) or her relatives (1923-1938) relate rural life during the Great Depression. The letters are from Springfield; Ganges, Michigan; Alaedon; Burlington, Iowa; Mason, Michigan; Goshen, Indiana; Orchards, Washington; Andrews, Indiana; Detroit, Michigan; Elkhart, Indiana; Clinton, Oklahoma; Oklahoma...
Dates: 1838 - 1978

Gaylord Nelson letters

 Collection
Identifier: 00081
Scope and Contents This collection consists wholly of personal correspondence from Nelson to his wife, Hal Fraley Nelson. Much of it is of a highly personal nature but there is a substantial amount of more general interest. The bulk of the correspondence falls in the period July 1917 to December 1918. During this time the newlywed couple were separated while Nelson finished his term as Treasurer of Gratiot County, Michigan and his wife ran her insurance agency in Ardmore, Oklahoma.The...
Dates: 1917 - 1946

Hackley and Hume Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 00097
Scope and Contents The Hackley and Hume papers contain the business records of several inter-related Michigan-based business firms and some of the private papers of the families of Charles Henry Hackley and Thomas Hume. The papers span the years 1859-1955. The papers document lumbering and lumber investments in Michigan and other states. The papers also document Charles Henry Hackley and Thomas Hume, both prominent timbermen and philanthropists, as well as other family members. Hackley and Hume were active...
Dates: 1859 - 1955

Jon L. Young papers

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Identifier: UA-10.3.116
Scope and Contents This collection contains the reminiscences of Jon L. Young, based on diaries he kept while a student at Michigan State College (now Michigan State University) from 1931 to 1935.Young talks about classes, work, and social activities as well as his family which lived in and around the Lansing area. His memoirs also include photographs of himself, brother, and college friends, and an epilogue which briefly summarizes Young's life after college.Young describes classes...
Dates: April 1986

Mrs. Francis McDonald reminiscence

 Collection
Identifier: c-00451
Scope and Contents This collection contains a brief, personal account of life in and around Lansing, Michigan, during World War I, the Great Depression, and World War II. Mrs. McDonald recounts her life as a child growing up in a rural community. She writes about life in general: the difficulty in finding a job, the hardships of the Depression, the relief offered by the New Deal, and a trip to the Chicago World's Fair of 1931. Throughout her writing, Mrs. McDonald shows how people were able to cope with the...
Dates: 1912 - 1979

Norris C. Bryson dissertation

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Identifier: UA-17.167
Scope and Contents This collection contains Norris C. Bryson's 1979 dissertation entitled “The Response of the Cooperative Extension Service to the Great Depression in Michigan, 1929-1938.” The dissertation outlines the priorities of the programs, personnel, and budget from 1929 to 1938, and how these priorities reflected both the local and national demands placed on the Extension Service. The work contains interviews with the county agents who implemented these plans, as well as reviews of the publications...
Dates: 1979 - 1979

Zee and Schober families papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA-17.144.1
Scope and Content This collection consists of memorial books, correspondence, diaries, notebooks, school materials, scrapbooks, Elsie Zee’s teaching materials, family photographs, and genealogical papers. James Wilmer Zee and Elsie Schober Zee’s courtship love letters are also included. There are also post-World War II letters to Elsie Schober Zee and William (Wilhelm) Schober from family members in Germany and from former German P.O.W.s who worked for the Zees. The letters are in German. Many were translated...
Dates: 1908 - 1987

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