Theodore Foster Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator -
Foster, Theodore R.
Theodore Foster papers
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1922-1926
Date [inclusive]
0.5 Cubic feet , 1 scrapbook

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

Theodore Roosevelt Foster graduated from Michigan State College (now Michigan State University) in 1927. He majored in landscape. He was a member of the Eunomian Literary Society, Scabbard and Blade, was chairman of the J-Hop committee, a member of student council, and chairman of the sophomore barbeque. He played all-freshman baseball and participated in other class athletics.

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Scope and Contents note

The scrapbook contains images of campus buildings, class rivalry postcards and poster, and class ballots. There are also photographs and programs from Camp Custer, an ROTC camp. Materials relating to the Eunomian Literary Society include a newsletter, programs, a circa 1934 reunion photograph. There is also a photograph of the Scabbard and Blade Swing Out Convocation from November 11, 1925. Materials relating to football include homecoming programs from 1922 and 1923, a stadium dedication program, photographs of football players and people in the stands. Also of note, are sophomore barbeque programs and photograph, a photograph of wood being prepared for a bonfire in front of Wells Hall, a Union Vaudeville Review program from circa 1926, a J-Hop photograph from 1925, and a photograph of Eunomian Literary Society members digging the foundation for the Union building with a pin that says "Union Diggers." The collection also includes photographs of the Michigan Agricultural College Cadets and the 1925 student council. In addition there are three degrees from the Michigan State College Department of Engineering as well as a Landscape Architect License. There are also materials related to the Lansing Orpheus Club, the Central Michigan Alumni Club, and the Scabbard and Blade.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections October 2007

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

Revision Description

  January 2013

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)

  • Michigan State College. Students.
  • Michigan State University. Class of 1927.
  • Scabbard and Blade Fraternity. Michigan State University.


  • Ephemera
  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks

Geographic Name(s)

  • Fort Custer (Mich.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Foster, Stan
  • Foster, Theodore R.


  • College students -- Michigan -- East Lansing

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Scrapbook 1920, 1922-1926, circa 1934 




Student Council. Members pictured: Bob Shaw, Theodore R. Foster, Elwood Mason, Palmer Slack, Dave Stouffer, Jack Ruhl, and Carl Boehringer 1925 

Collection Photos

House Unknown 

Collection Photos

Government Inspection of Michigan Agricultural College Cadets - May 12, 1915 1915 

Collection Photos


Drawer Folder

Landscape Architect License 1931 

F.D. 1

Michigan State College Engineering Degrees in Concrete Design, Use of Surveying Instruments & Surveying Field Procedures, and Hydraulics 1942 

F.D. 1
Drawer Folder

Scabbard and Blade Membership Card: Enlisted on November 11, 1925 by A Company, First Regiment 1925 

F.D. 2

Football Ticket for Eastern High School vs. Sexton High School at Macklin Field - Michigan State College, Thursday, November 22, 1945. 1945 

F.D. 2

The Orpheus Club of Lansing, April 22, 1946. 1946 

F.D. 2

Flyer for Central Michigan Alumni Club football game, May 15 at Macklin Stadium (2) Undated 

F.D. 2

Flyer for "The First Nighter" presented by the Central Michigan Alumni Club of Michigan State College, Saturday September 20, 1947 1947 

F.D. 2