Irving Kirshman Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator -
Kirshman, Irving
Irving Kirshman papers
Date [inclusive]
0.5 Cubic feet , 1 volume, 2 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

Irving "Happy" Kirshman of Fenton, Michigan, earned his B.S. degree in Agriculture from Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) in 1914. While at M.A.C., Kirshman was a member of the Phylean Literary Society (Beta Kappa Fraternity), Alpha Zeta Fraternity (an agriculture honorary), and the Farmer's Club. He later became a school principal in Linden, Michigan.

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Scope and Contents note

The papers of Irving "Happy" Kirshman consist of a scrapbook (1905-1914), programs from Michigan Agricultural College events (1912-1913), and miscellaneous memorabilia (1909-1911). The scrapbook contains a variety of items pertaining to farming activities and to student life at Michigan Agricultural College, including athletic schedules, post cards, photographs, programs, invitations, certificates, menus, greeting cards, posters, report cards, news clippings, college songs and tickets. The folder of photographs and postcards contains photographs of people, an unidentified organization, Delta Club house, man with two horses, Phylean seniors in graduation gowns, man with bicycle, post card of Ferry Field in Ann Arbor, Michigan, postcard of First Baptist Church in Fenton, Michigan, and a humorous illustrated postcard. A few of the postcards have a letter written on them.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections July 1980

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

Revision Description

 March 2014 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.

Custodial History

Materials were donated by Madison Kuhn.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Alpha Zeta Fraternity. Kedzie Chapter (Michigan State University). -- Chronological subdivision--1910-1914;
  • Beta Kappa Fraternity. Alpha Phi Chapter (Michigan State College). -- Chronological subdivision--1910-1914;
  • Michigan Agricultural College. Phylean Literary Society.
  • Michigan Agricultural College.
  • Michigan State University. Class of 1914.
  • Michigan State University. Farmers' Club. -- Chronological subdivision--1910-1914;


  • Photographs
  • Postcards
  • Scrapbooks


  • Agriculture -- Michigan
  • College students -- Michigan -- East Lansing

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Collection Inventory


Drawer Folder

Programs 1912-1913 

F.D. 1

Miscellaneous 1909, 1911, Undated 

F.D. 2

Scrapbook #65 1905-1914 

Scrapbook #65

Photographs and Postcards 

box with Scrapbook 65