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Barnett Rosenberg papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-17.289
Scope and Content Barnett Rosenberg came to Michigan State University in 1961 as a founding faculty member the Biophysics Department. Rosenberg and his fellow researchers discovered cisplatin and carboplatin which were the first leading anti-cancer drugs. The collection documents the discovery of these two drugs and includes Rosenberg’s personal and business correspondence. The records of the Barros Research Institute, which further researched and developed anti-cancer drugs, are also included. In...
Dates: 1959 - 2009

Frank Benton papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA-17.438
Scope and Contents The Frank Benton papers include academic correspondence, newspaper clippings which discuss apiculture, Benton's work in Ceylon (Sri Lanka), the 25th Annual Meeting of the North American Beekeepers Association and miscellaneous poems and writings, papers from the Association, a Japanese translation of his book The Honey Bee, personal notes, and a cash book for the Carnolian Apiaries (1899-1900). Of note are personal manuscripts by Benton on topics such as the...
Dates: 1879 - 1915

Harry F. Steele papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA-10.3.387
Content Description

The collection consists of invention disclosures, patent drawings, and correspondence.

Dates: 1966 - 1992

Hawkins family papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA-10.3.421
Scope and Contents The Hawkins family papers contain documents collected by four generations of the Hawkins family. The heads of these four generations are John R. Hawkins (1809-1882); son, Henry J. Hawkins (1843-1915); grandson, John R. Hawkins (1881-1957); and great grandson, John Henry Hawkins (1907-2005).Most of the correspondence contained in the collection consists of letters (1850-1864) received by John R. Hawkins and his wife, Hannah, from family members and friends, most of whom lived in...
Dates: 1792-1949, 1977, 1979

Joel Pardee papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00196
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of patents and other legal documents relating to various inventions of Joel Pardee of New Troy, Michigan. These inventions included nut locks, clips, and couplings for buggies. Also included in the collection is a testimonial to the effectiveness of Pardee's couplings.

Dates: 1882 - 1888

John Fox patent

 Collection
Identifier: c-00269
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a patent issued in Canada to John Fox for the "Fox Excelsior Washing Machine," which includes specifications and drawings of the machine.

Dates: 1883

Joseph R. Williams papers

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Identifier: UA-2.1.1
Scope and Contents The first seventeen folders of this collection contain letters of correspondence with Joseph R. Williams prior to his acceptance of the presidency of the Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University). Many of these letters are from his father and other family members. Additionally, there are letters to Williams, operating as a land speculator in Ohio and Michigan, from friends and business associates in Massachusetts and New York. The letters reflect a precarious economic...
Dates: 1827 - 1867

Kirkland family papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00127
Scope and Contents The majority of the Kirkland family papers consist of letters between family members who migrated to the United States and relatives who remained in England. The American branch eventually settled in Livingston County, Michigan. Letters discuss family matters, prices, and English farming.One letter (December 1, 1880) describes in detail a trip from Chicago to California by train. A letter dated November 4, 1898 discusses the outcome of the Spanish-American War, the acquisition of...
Dates: 1850-1914, Undated

Leo M. Christensen papers

 Collection
Identifier: 00174
Scope and Contents I. PERSONAL MATERIALS. 0.5 cubic feetMaterials largely from Leo Christensen’s high school and college days. Includes commencement programs, college handbook, banquet and event programs, report cards, papers, valentines, Christmas cards, fraternal/honorary organizational materials, as well as the wedding invitation to Eva (Patterson) and Leo Christensen’s wedding.Arranged largely chronologically. II. CORRESPONDENCE. 4.0 cubic feetThis...
Dates: 1837 - 1972; Majority of material found within 1864 - 1880

Lester Paige Breckenridge papers

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Identifier: UA-17.8
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of Breckenridge’s responses to correspondence including information about his attempts to patent an automatic recording machine, his position at Yale, and Jeme Tien Yow, a colleague and friend living in Peking, China.

Dates: 1892 - 1925

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