Alvin Crossman Pratt Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator -
Pratt, Alvin Crossman
Alvin Crossman Pratt papers
Date [inclusive]
0.1 Cubic feet , 1 volume, 4 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

Alvin Crossman Pratt, of Lansing, Michigan, earned his B.S. degree in Engineering from Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) in 1907. While at M.A.C., he was a Captain of Company B of the College Military Corps, and he was President of Tau Beta Pi Fraternity (an engineering honorary).

After graduation, he was employed in the Sales Department of Seager Engine Works in Lansing, and later became a Purchasing Agent and Factory Manager at Duplex Truck Company, also in Lansing.

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Scope and Contents note

Alvin Crossman Pratt papers consist of a scrapbook and memorabilia, primarily from Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University), but including some items from Pratt's years as a student at Lansing High School. The scrapbook contains invitations, letters, postcards, photographs, posters, and programs from dances and parties, as well as from the Semi-Centennial Celebration in 1907. Memorabilia also include M.A.C. registration receipts (1904-1907). Also included are three photographs possibly of the MSU power plant. Two images show what appear to be boilers and one image also shows the floor of the building with open holes cut into the floor There is also an image of a power plant with generators.

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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

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)

  • Lansing (Mich.). Schools.
  • Michigan Agricultural College.
  • Michigan State University. Anniversaries, etc..
  • Michigan State University. Cadet Corps. -- Chronological subdivision--1903-1907;
  • Michigan State University. Class of 1907.
  • Tau Beta Pi. Alpha Chapter (Michigan State University). -- Chronological subdivision--1905-1907;


  • Programs (Publications)
  • Scrapbooks

Personal Name(s)

  • Kuhn, Madison


  • College students -- Michigan -- East Lansing

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Collection Inventory


Drawer Folder

M.A.C. Registration Receipts 1904-1907 

F.D. 1

M.A.C. Programs 1907-1909 

F.D. 2

M.A.C. Semi-Centennial Programs 1907 

F.D. 3

Phi Alpha Delta Publication from Lansing High School 1907 

F.D. 4

Scrapbook 1902-1909 

SB 39

Photographs - Power plants 

Box with Scrapbook 39

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