Harald S. Patton Papers
00059

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator
Patton, Harald Smith, 1889-1945
Title
Harald S. Patton papers
ID
00059
Date [inclusive]
1915-1941
Extent
1.0 Cubic feet
Language
English

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

Harald Smith Patton received a B.A. degree from the University of Toronto in 1912. During World War I, he served with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry until he was wounded in action in France. After recovering, he became an area supervisor for the Canadian Young Men's Christian Association, first in England and then in France.

Following the war, Patton studied at Harvard University where he earned A.M. and Ph.D. degrees in 1921 and 1926. He was appointed lecturer in economics at the University of Alberta and later served on the faculty of the University of Cincinnati. In 1929, he joined the Michigan State College Department of Economics where he taught until his death in 1945. His academic interests centered on international and agricultural economics. While at M.S.C. he also served as Assistant Advisor in International Economic Affairs for the U.S. Department of State (1937-1938) and the Pentagon (circa 1945).

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Scope and Contents note

The papers primarily document Patton's World War I experiences. The correspondence consists of letters written by Patton to Marguerite Irene Taylor, who later became his wife, friends and relatives, and dates almost entirely from 1915 to 1919. Included is a journal (in letter form) describing his voyage to England in 1915 on the troopship Northland. There are also postcards, photographs, and a scrapbook.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections April 1968

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824
517-355-2330
archives@msu.edu

Revision Description

  March 2009

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.

Custodial History

Gift of Marguerite I. Patton

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Canadian Young Men's Christian Association.
  • Harvard University.
  • Michigan State College.
  • University of Alberta.
  • University of Cincinnati.
  • University of Toronto.

Genre(s)

  • Journals (accounts)
  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Photographs
  • Postcards
  • Scrapbooks

Geographic Name(s)

  • Canada
  • England
  • Mons-en-Barœul (France)

Personal Name(s)

  • Patton, Harald Smith, 1889-1945
  • Patton, Marguerite I.

Subject(s)

  • World War, 1914-1918

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Collection Inventory

Papers 

Scope and Contents note

Box

Correspondence 

1
Box Folder

 May 4-June 17, 1915 

1 1

 June 18-24, 1915 

1 2

 June 26-July 11, 1915 

1 3

 June 28-July 11, 1915 

1 4

 July 18-26, 1915 

1 5

 August 2-24, 1915 

1 6

 September 3-October 3, 1915 

1 7

 October 11-December 3, 1915 

1 8

 December 5, 1915-January 11, 1916 

1 9

 January 18-February 10, 1916 

1 10

 February 18-March 19, 1916 

1 11

 March 29-May 9, 1916 

1 12

 May 19-June 11, 1916 

1 13

 June 12-25, 1916 

1 14

 June 25-July 23, 1916 

1 15

 July 31-August 24, 1916 

1 16

 August 27-September 9, 1916 

1 17

 September 16-26, 1916 

1 18

 September 27-October 7, 1916 

1 19

 October 10-22, 1916 

1 20

 October 22-November 1, 1916 

1 21

 November 2-14, 1916 

1 22

 November 16-26, 1916 

1 23

 November 26-December 10, 1916 

1 24

 December 14-29, 1916 

1 25

 December 31, 1916-January 17, 1917 

1 26

 January 11-14, 1917 

1 27

 January 21-February 8, 1917 

1 28

 February 8-19, 1917 

1 29

 February 23-March 7, 1917 

1 30

 March 11-29, 1917 

1 31

 March 25-April 14, 1917 

1 32

 April 15-May 3, 1917 

1 33

 May 6-13, 1917 

1 34

 May 17-June 7, 1917 

1 35

 June 3-13, 1917 

1 36

 June 15-29, 1917 

1 37

 July 1-15, 1917 

1 38

 July 22-29, 1917 

1 39

 July 29-August 13, 1917 

1 40

 August 19-30, 1917 

1 41

 August 30-September 7, 1917 

1 42

 September 9-28, 1917 

1 43

 September 30-October 13, 1917 

1 44

 October 14-22, 1917 

1 45

 October 28-November 6, 1917 

1 46

 November 8-30, 1917 

1 47

 December 2-9, 1917 

1 48

 December 9, 1917-January 6, 1918 

1 49

 January 6-23, 1918 

1 50

 February 2-26, 1918 

1 51

 March 3-April 12, 1918 

1 52

 April 22-June 14, 1918 

1 53

 June 16-August 22, 1918 

1 54

 August 28-September 24, 1918 

1 55

 October 7-November 3, 1918 

1 56

 November 10-24, 1918 

1 57

 December 2, 1918-January 17, 1919 

1 58

 January 19-February 9, 1919 

1 59

 February 16-March 24, 1919 

1 60

 April 27, 1919-March 19, 1922 

1 61

 April 4-July 3, 1922 

1 62

 July 3-16, 1922 

1 63

 August 4-September 27, 1922 

1 64
Box Folder

Young Men's Christian Association Papers April 1917-July 1918, n.d. 

1 65

Miscellaneous 1934-1937 

1 66
Box

Estate Accounts 

1
Box Folder

 May 11, 1934-May 11, 1937 

1 67

 May 11-November 11, 1934 

1 68

 November 11, 1934-November 13, 1935 

1 69

 November 13, 1935-May 11, 1937 

1 70

 May 11, 1937-November 11, 1938 

1 71

 November 11, 1938-May 1, 1940 

1 72

 November 11, 1939-November 11, 1941 

1 73

Oversized Materials 

Drawer

Diploma. Harvard University 1926 

48

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Scrapbooks 

Box Folder

No. 92: Family album ca. 1920s-1930s 

1 74

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Postcards 

Drawer
Postcards

Belgium 

Canada 

Canada. Alberta. Drumheller 

Canada. Alberta. Edmonton 

Canada. Alberta. Jasper National Park 

Kentucky. Harrisburg 

Michigan. Antrim County 

People 

People. Patton, Harald S. 

People. Unidentified 

Scotland 

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Photographs 

Drawer
Collection Photographs

Airplanes 

Animals. Buffalo 

Animals. Dogs 

Animals. Horses 

Automobiles 

Boats. Houseboats 

Buildings 

Canada 

Canada. Alberta. Banff and Banff National Park 

England 

Fishing 

Homes. (2 folders) 

Horse Back Riding 

Michigan. Crystal Falls 

Michigan State University. Buildings. Beaumont Tower 

Michigan State University. Scenes. Red Cedar River 

Military Drills 

Music. Belgian Orchestra of Folkstone 

New Jersey. Atlantic City 

People. Gardner Family 

People. Greenfield Family 

People. Groups. ( 9 folders) 

People. Groups. Unidentified. (6 folders) 

People. Patton, Harald S. (3 folders) 

People. Patton, Mr. and Mrs. Harald S. (Marguerite I.). (2 folders) 

People. Patton, Marguerite I. (5 folders) 

People. Patton, Muriel 

People. Patton Family. (4 folders) 

People. Patton Family (Photograph Album). (2 folders) 

People. Shaner, Ralph 

People. Taylor, Norma 

People. Taylor, Verona 

People. Taylor Family 

People. Unidentified. (4 folders) 

Railroads. Chippewa Overland Railroad 

Recreation. Tug-of-War 

Red Cross. Workers and Patients 

Scenes. Unidentified 

Ships 

Streetcars 

Work Programs Administration. Activities 

World War I Peace Celebration. Southern Belguim 

Young Men's Christian Association. Personnel 

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