Ester M. Rehkoph Collection

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Rehkopf, Ester Marie
Ester M. Rehkoph collection
Date [inclusive]
0.1 Cubic feet , 1 postcard and 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

Born about 1899, Esther Marie Rehkoph of Petoskey, Michigan, attended Michigan Agricultural College from 1918 to 1921. Majoring in Home Economics, Esther was part of the 1920 Wolverine staff, the League of the Silver Cross, class swimming manager for four years, and member of the class rifle team. In 1922, Esther was teaching mathematics at the high school in Manistique, Michigan, and in 1924, Esther moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana, for a time. Esther married G. D. Garret and worked at the Lake Grove Hotel in Petoskey.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection contains college memorabilia collected by Esther M. Rehkopf Garrett. This includes a postcard of the Eunomian House, 1919-1920 YMCA Handbook from Michigan Agricultural College, and a 1921 commencement program. Esther's memorabilia also include the M.A.C. Catalog for 1917-1918,the school handbook for 1920-1921, student directories for 1917-1920, school rules for women, school regulations for undergraduate students, an M.A.C. souvenir booklet, The Holcad newsletter, athletics schedules, and cartoons. Additionally, there are invitations, ribbons, and tickets to various on-campus events, plus programs from various on-campus events, including a fruit and flower show, athletic events, the gymnasium dedication, banquets, dances, concerts, plays, and the 1921 commencement.

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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

Revision Description

 February 2014 April 2012

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

A gift of Esther R. Garrett.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan Agricultural College.
  • Michigan State University. Class of 1921.


  • Postcards
  • Programs
  • Scrapbooks


  • Student activities -- Michigan
  • Women college students -- Michigan -- East Lansing

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Collection Inventory

Drawer Folder

Commencement Program 1921 

F.D. 1

YMCA Handbook 1919-1920 

F.D. 2

Michigan Agricultural College Bulletin 1918 

F.D. 3
Box Folder

"Whose Brick?" Union Memorial Building Sign undated 

4457 1

M.A.C. Union Picnic Advertisement Sign June 3, 1921 

4457 1

Scrapbook pages 1917-1920 

4457 2

M.A.C. Memorabilia 1918-1923 

Drawer Folder


F.D. 4


F.D. 5


F.D. 6

1921 1921 

F.D. 7-8


F.D. 9


F.D. 10

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Drawer Folder

Student Directories 1917-1920 

F.D. 11



Michigan. East Lansing. Eunomian House