Getman Family Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Getman family, (George Arnold Getman, 1899-1978)
Getman family papers
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1954-1969
Date [inclusive]
1923-1969, Undated
0.1 Cubic feet , 5 folders

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan".

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Biographical Note

George Arnold Getman was born September 17, 1899 in Owosso, Michigan. He married Hilda Mae Bonsor on September 20, 1919 in Owosso. They had two children: George Arnold, Jr. b. 1921, and Allan Pierce, d. 2003.

George Sr. attended MSU from 1918-1920 and studied agriculture. From 1920-1921, he was a short course instructor for Gas Engines, from 1921-1923 he was field foreman for Farm Crops and from 1922-1923 he was an instructor of Farm Mechanics. Ca. 1925-1927, he was a Field Superintendent in Farm Crops for the Agriculture Experiment Station. In 1927, he left that position to become Farm Manager of the Kellogg Demonstration Farm.

George Sr. died on July 18, 1978, his wife died on December 3, 1979.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection is from the estate of Allan Getman. The papers consist of an article about the Kellogg Demonstration Farm, a letter accepting George Sr.'s resignation from the Agriculture Experiment Station, an inventory possibly from the Kellogg Demonstration Farm, and a photograph. The photograph possibly is of a banquet for the opening of the Demonstration Farm; Getman is probably the gentleman seated at the first table. The Kellogg School folder contains a program from the dedication of the Kellogg Consolidated Agricultural School and a broadside for a play. The Programs folder contains a short course banquet program and programs for the lecture-concert series, one of which has Allan Getman's name written on it.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections May 2004

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Custodial History

Gift of Rev. Ray Strawser II.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan State University. Lecture-Concert Series.
  • W.K. Kellogg Consolidated Agricultural School..

Personal Name(s)

  • Getman, George A., 1899-1978
  • Strawser, Ray, II, Rev.

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Collection Inventory


Kellogg Demonstration Farm article 1928 


Kellogg School 1929-1930 


Letter, 1927 and Inventory n.d. 


Photograph n.d. 


Programs 1923, 1954-1969