Henry Larzelere Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator - Donor
Larzelere, H. E., (Henry E.)
Henry Larzelere papers
Date [inclusive]
0.5 Cubic feet

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

Henry Larzelere was born on November 15, 1911. He received his B.S. from Oberlin College in 1933. One year later, he acquired his M.S. from the Ohio State University, and then in 1938, he earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. He subsequently came to Michigan State College (now Michigan State University) to teach Agricultural Economics. While he was at MSU, he did research and wrote for several professional journals. Larzelere was also a member of the agricultural fraternity, Gamma Sigma Delta. He and his wife, Annabel, had two daughters and a son. Henry Larzelere retired on July 1, 1977. He died on November 15, 2003.

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Scope and Contents note

The papers of Henry Larzelere pertain to his work with Michigan regional fruit cooperatives. Specific organizations contained in the collection include the Michigan Blueberry Growers' Association, the Millburg Growers' Exchange, Peach Marketing Group, the South Haven Fruit Exchange, and the Watervliet Fruit Exchange. The aim of these cooperatives was to maximize their profits. Several folders contain the by-laws for that region's fruit cooperatives, as well as some year-end reports. Occasionally brochures can be found that try to recruit local farmers into joining the various organizations. Specific counties and cities in Michigan mentioned are Van Buren, Berrien, South Haven, Fennville, Watervliet and Saugatuck. The collection also includes information on the National Grape Cooperative Association, Inc. and some warranty deeds between the Four County Cooperative Association and the village of Marcellus, Cass County, Michigan.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections October 2006

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)

  • Michigan Blueberry Growers Association.
  • Millburg Growers' Exchange.
  • South Haven Fruit Exchange.
  • Watervliet Fruit Exchange.
  • Welch's.


  • Reports

Personal Name(s)

  • Larzelere, H. E., (Henry E.) -- Form subdivision--Archives.;


  • Agriculture -- Economic aspects
  • Agriculture -- Michigan

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Berrien County 4-H Leader Council 1964, Undated 

2070H 1

Michigan Blueberry Growers Association 1943-1962, Undated 

2070H 2

Millburg Growers Exchange, Millburg Station, Benton Harbor-Berrien County 

Box Folder

 1926-1937, Undated 

2070H 3

 1935-1941, Undated 

2070H 4

 1941-1956, Undated 

2070H 5
Box Folder

National Grape Co-operative Association, Inc, Westfield, New York-Michigan Division, Lawton-Van Buren County 1954, Undated 

2070H 6

Peach Marketing Group-Berrien 1959, Undated 

2070H 7

South Haven Fruit Exchange & Area organizations 

Box Folder

 1964-1966, Undated 

2070H 8

Fennville Fruit Exchange, Inc. Report for Year Ended Feb. 29, 1964 

2070H 9

Saugatuck Co-Operative Fruit Exchange 1965 

2070H 10

South Haven Fruit Exchange 1964 

2070H 11

Willabee Produce 1964 

2070H 12
Box Folder

S.W. Michigan Fruit Federation Berrien 1955-1962 

2070H 13

Warranty Deeds 1929, Undated 

2070H 14

Watervliet Fruit Exchange, Inc. Watervliet-Berrien County 

Box Folder

 1938-1943, Undated 

2070H 15

 1948-1956, Undated 

2070H 16