Graydon L. Blank Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Michigan Agricultural College.
Graydon L. Blank papers
Date [inclusive]
0.1 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

Graydon Lewis Blank was born November 3, 1913 in Reed City, Michigan to Otto C. Blank and Lily E. Baumgardt. He earned a B.S. from Michigan State College in 1938, and a M.A. from University of Michigan in 1939. He was hired by the Department of Animal Husbandry at Michigan State College in July 1946. He coauthored numerous bulletins for the Cooperative Extension, lead the 4-H Livestock Program, and influenced the development of 4-H Exploration Days. Blank's area of expertise was sheep and lamb raising. He retired from Michigan State University in 1974.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of four MAC Directories (1922-1926), two Lansing telephone books (1904, pre-1904), two Rawleigh's Year Books (1931, 1933), three Watkins Almanacs (1912, 1914, 1917), and one McNess Cook Book (1935).

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections July 2018

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

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

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


  • Cookbooks

Personal Name(s)

  • Blank, Graydon L.


  • Almanacs, American
  • Directories
  • Universities and colleges -- Faculty

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Collection Inventory

Drawer Folder

M.A.C. Directories 1922-1926 

F.D. 1

Almanacs and cookbook 1912, 1914, 1917, 1931, 1933, 1935 

F.D. 2

Lansing telephone directories 1904, undated 

F.D. 3