George W. Spinning collection

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Spinning, George
George W. Spinning collection
Date [inclusive]
0.4 Cubic feet , 9 folders, 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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George W. Spinning grew up in Lansing and lived with his mother at the Lansing School for the Blind. He attended and graduated from Homer High School and then enrolled at the Michigan Agriculture College (now Michigan State University). While in college, he was part of a military civil squad and was an active member of the Phylean Literary Society of M.A.C. In 1918 he attended officer training with the First Infantry Company at Camp Custer. Spinning graduated and received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in 1919.

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Scope and Contents note

The George W. Spinning collection consists of a scrapbook containing images and materials relating to student life at Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University.) Images include campus, classes, dormitory life, Phylean Literary Society hazing, military squads, and athletics. Other materials inlclude cartoon sketches of Spinning and his friends, a class schedule, and tickets stubs from events, banquets, and meals. In addition there are newspaper clippings, banquet cards, a Lansing Tennis Club event notice, a class rush poster, Gladmer Theater programs, commencement programs, athletic programs, reports cards, and a bulletin on the German government.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections February 2010

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

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 Agricultural College.
  • Michigan State University. Class of 1919.
  • Michigan State University. Phylean Literary Society.
  • Michigan State University. Sesame Literary Society.
  • Michigan State University. -- General subdivision--Athletics.;


  • Scrapbooks


  • Athletics
  • Baseball
  • College students -- Michigan -- East Lansing
  • Football
  • Student activities
  • Track and field

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Collection Inventory


Scrapbook 1905-1919 


Loose materials from scrapbook 

Box Folder

Banquet and Dance Cards 

2534 1


2534 2

Class Rush Poster 1912 

2534 3


2534 4

M.A.C. Student Records 

2534 5


2534 6

Newspaper Clippings 

2534 7

Photos and Postcards 

2534 8


2534 9