John Adams Henry Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator - Donor
Henry, John Adams
John Adams Henry papers
0.1 Cubic feet

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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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John Adams Henry, of Royal Oak, Michigan, earned his B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State College in 1930. While at M.S.C., he was a member of Tau Beta Pi, an engineering honorary. After graduation, Henry became an engineer for Detroit Edison Company and lived in Royal Oak.

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Scope and Contents note

John Henry papers consist of reminiscences of Michigan State College entitled, "Life in Old Wells Hall: Apology or Appreciation?" It covers the years 1927 to 1930, and discusses life in Wells Dormitory, Michigan State College traditions, Reserve Officer Training Corp, faculty and staff, student social life, finances, modes of transportation, and world events. Also included is one small photograph of Wells Hall, dated November 1930, in which it is decorated for the Detroit football game.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections January 1986

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

Revision Description

  October 2004

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 University. Class of 1930.
  • Tau Beta Pi. Alpha Chapter (Michigan State University). -- Chronological subdivision--1927-1930;
  • United States. Army. Reserve Officers' Training Corps. -- Chronological subdivision--1927-1930;


  • College students

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Collection Inventory

Drawer Folder

"Life in Old Wells Hall: Apology or Appreciation?" 1980 

F.D. 1