College Speculum Records

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Michigan State University. College Speculum.
College Speculum records
circa 1886
0.1 Cubic feet , 1 volume, 1 folder

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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Historical Note

The College Speculum was a quarterly literary and scientific magazine published by students at Michigan Agricultural College. The first edition of The  College Speculum was printed on August 1, 1881, with Liberty Hyde Bailey as editor in chief. The College Speculum's board of editors consisted of representatives from five societies (Natural History, Delta Tau Delta, Phi Delta Theta, Union Literary, and Eclectic). There was also a student business manager and a faculty member who served as treasurer. Anyone who had ever been a student at M.A.C. was allowed to submit an article. For this reason, this publication is considered to be the first alumni magazine on campus. The Speculum lasted 14 years, ceasing publication in 1895. In its time, the Speculum strengthened ties between alumni, current students, and the college administration by listing activities of M.A.C.'s extended community.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection contains one bound subscription book for The College Speculum, an early student newspaper at Michigan Agricultural College. Included in the volume are subscribers' names, addresses, and payment history.

The collection also contains issues of the serial, College Speculum (#662).

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections September 2006

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

Revision Description

  December 2009

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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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials

See Serial #662, ( The College)  Speculum.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan State University. College Speculum.
  • Michigan State University. Students. Periodicals.

Personal Name(s)

  • Kuhn, Madison


  • College students -- Michigan -- East Lansing -- Periodicals

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Collection Inventory

Drawer Folder

Stationary Undated 

F.D. 1

Vol. 1: Speculum Subscription Book Circa 1886 



#662: (The College) Speculum 

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