George Alfred Goodenough Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator -
Goodenough, G. A., (George Alfred), 1868-1929
George Alfred Goodenough papers
Date [inclusive]
0.1 Cubic feet , 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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George Alfred Goodenough, of Flint, Michigan, earned his B.S. degree in engineering from Michigan Agricultural College in 1891, and his M.E. from the University of Illinois in 1900. He was later employed by M.A.C. (Instructor of Shops, 1891-1893), the International Correspondence School (instructor, (1893-1895), editor, (1897-1899)), and the University of Illinois Department of Mechanical Engineering (1895-1929). He also served on the Western Athletic Conference (1906-1929). He married Elizabeth C. Kitzmiller, of Scranton, Pennsylvania, in 1894. He died in 1929.

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Scope and Contents note

George Goodenough papers consist of a published biography written by Professor Emeritus Seich Konzo of the University of Illinois and designed by Joan R. Zagorski. Also included is a newspaper clipping about Goodenough's death.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections September 1986

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

Revision Description

  October 2007

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Dedicated to the public and 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)

  • International Correspondence Schools. -- General subdivision--Faculty; Chronological subdivision--1893-1899.;
  • Michigan State University. Class of 1891.
  • Michigan State University. -- General subdivision--Faculty; Chronological subdivision--1891-1893.;
  • University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign campus). Department of Mechanical Engineering. -- General subdivision--Faculty; Chronological subdivision--1895-1929.;

Personal Name(s)

  • Goodenough, Elizabeth Kitzmiller
  • Konzon, Seichi


  • Engineering -- Study and teaching

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Collection Inventory

Drawer Folder

Biography 1972 

F.D. 1

Newspaper clipping 1929 

F.D. 2