Found in 55 Collections and/or Records:
The collection contains the manuscript for "Keep Smiling Through the Grease: The Making of an Engineer in Mid-Twentieth Century America" by John Fiske Brown, an alumnus of Michigan State University (1953-1957), in which he writes about his life including his education and career. Also included are some family photographs and recipes.
The collection contains materials from the 1907 land fraud case, the Republican Speaker's Bureau and the Newberry-Ford dispute. This includes correspondence, diaries, manuscripts, newspapers, a scrapbook and photographs.
This collection contains an article by L. P. Pettitt entitled "Short Story of the Passenger Pigeon" (1953) explaining the methods used in Michigan from 1870-1880 to capture large numbers of these birds. The birds were then shipped to cities in the Midwest. Pettitt also discusses different theories on the cause of the extinction of the passenger pigeon.