James R. Stiefel Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Stiefel, James R.
James R. Stiefel papers
Date [inclusive]
0.6 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

James R. Stiefel was born on January 19, 1907. He became an instructor in Physiology and Pharmacology at Michigan State College (now Michigan State University) on September 1, 1934 and was promoted to Assistant Professor in July of 1944. Stiefel retired in 1972 as Professor Emeritus of Physiology. He died on May 3, 1992 at the age of 85.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection includes two boxes of slides that depict the Michigan State University campus during the fall and winter and also a marching band performance on the football field. There are also two scrapbooks, "Cloud burst and flood", and one without a title. The first scrapbook contains pictures of the flooding on streets in East Lansing and on the MSU campus from February 12-14, 1938, as well as views of campus from 1937. The second scrapbook contains pictures of campus in the 1930s, the Kerns Hotel fire in December 1939, Farmers Week in 1938, and football games along with a telegram sent to Mrs. Maxine Stiefel and a certificate for the completion of training in Construction of Aerial Maps. There is a technical manual entitled "Basic Weather for Pilot Trainees".

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections

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

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

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 State College.
  • Michigan State University.


  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks

Geographic Name(s)

  • East Lansing (Mich.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Stiefel, Maxine


  • College campuses -- Michigan -- East Lansing
  • Floods -- Michigan -- East Lansing
  • Marching bands -- Michigan -- East Lansing

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Technical Manual: Basic Weather for Pilot Trainers April 22, 1942 

2976H 1

Slide Boxes 

Box item

Slide Box 1 1944-1952 

2976H Slide Box 1

Slide Box 2 Undated 

2976H Slide Box 2


Box Folder

Scrapbook: Untitled 1934-1942, Undated 

2976H 2

Scrapbook: "Cloud burst and Floods" 1937-1938 

2976H 3