Emil Conrad Volz Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator -
Volz, Emil Conrad
Emil Conrad Volz papers
Date [inclusive]
0.1 Cubic feet , 1 volume

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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Emil Conrad Volz, of Saginaw, Michigan, earned his B.S. degree in agriculture from Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) in 1914. While at M.A.C., Volz was a member of the Eunomian Literary Society (Sigma Nu Fraternity), the Horticulture Club, Alpha Zeta Fraternity (an agriculture honorary), the Intersociety Union (Panhellenic Council), and the Liberal Arts Union. He was manager of the Glee and Mandolin Club, Associate Editor of the 1912 Holcad, and Editor of the 1913 Wolverine. Volz earned his M.S. degree from Cornell University in 1918. After a number of academic positions, he became a professor at Iowa State University in Ames. He specialized in home flower growing and the effects of organic material and water on green house crops.

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Scope and Contents note

The papers of Emil Volz consist of a scrapbook containing postcards and photographs depicting student life, students, campus scenes, scenes from Pine Lake (Lake Lansing), Michigan, faculty, and athletic events at Michigan Agricultural College. It also contains programs from various campus social functions, numerous dance cards, menus, ribbons, and many items relating to football at Michigan Agricultural College.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections

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

Revision Description

  June 2005

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

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.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Alpha Zeta Fraternity. Kedzie Chapter (Michigan State University).
  • Michigan Agricultural College. Intersociety Union.
  • Michigan State University. Class of 1914.
  • Michigan State University. Glee and Mandolin Club.
  • Michigan State University. Horticulture Club.
  • Michigan State University. Liberal Arts Union.
  • Sigma Nu. Epsilon Rho Chapter (Michigan State University).


  • Ephemera
  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks


  • College students -- Michigan -- East Lansing

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Collection Inventory


Scrapbook #243 1910-1914 

SB 243