Michigan Master Farmers Club Records
00070

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator
Michigan Master Farmers.
Title
Michigan Master Farmers records
ID
00070
Date [inclusive]
1926-1951
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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Historical Note

Michigan Master Farmers was sponsored by Master Farmer newspaper and Michigan State University. It was formed to honor outstanding farmers in the state, and membership was based on a process of nomination, application, and interview. The club was associated with the Master Farmers of America and the Master Farmers of Canada.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of materials relating to the Michigan Master Farmers organization which was formed by the Michigan Farmer to honor outstanding farmers. Materials include nomination letters and questionnaires, biographical information on medal winners, minutes of meetings, and information on miscellaneous activities.

The Picture Collection contains group portraits of Master Farmers taken at annual gatherings. Also included are photographs of 78 of the 81 Master Farmers and their farms, and photographs of 86 of the unsuccessful Master Farmer nominees and their farms.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections July 1970

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

Revision Description

  April 2001

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 Milon Grinnell.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Master Farmers of America.
  • Master Farmers of Canada.
  • Michigan State University.

Personal Name(s)

  • Brandt, Albert W.
  • Compson, Evo S.
  • Davenport, Ralph
  • Gleason, Harry Otis, 1873-
  • Hopkins, Arlie Leroy, 1870-1964
  • Illenden, Albert E.
  • Lawson, Charles
  • Lyle, J.J.
  • Mellott, David T., 1884-
  • Palmeter, Clarence
  • Rogers, A.J., Jr.
  • Ruehs, Ernest W.
  • Sprague, W.W., 1875-
  • Verbrigghe, Rene
  • Woodman, John
  • Wurzel, Raymond C., 1902-
  • York, Horace A.
  • Zech, William

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture -- Michigan
  • Farm buildings -- Michigan
  • Farms -- Michigan
  • Women in agriculture

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Collection Inventory

Papers 

Box Folder

Ackerly, Edna -- Class - 1939 

1 1

Anderson, Floyd D. -- Class - 1928 

1 2

Arbogast, Ralph -- Class - 1926 

1 3

Barden, Floyd M. -- Class - 1926 

1 4

Bartholomy, Ludwig J. -- Class - 1932 

1 5

Bartz, Henry -- Class - 1929 

1 6

Beasone, Frank -- Class - 1929 

1 7

Blank, Robert C. -- Class - 1932 

1 8

Boysen, Martin -- Class - 1930 

1 9

Brehm, Emil -- Class - 1930 

1 10

Bristow, William -- Class - 1927 

1 11

Bucknell, Howard -- Class - 1931 

1 12

Card, Leo V. -- Class - 1927 

1 13

Carruthers, John C. -- Class - 1929 

1 14

Clement, Paul C. -- Class - 1926 

1 15

Clothier, Bruce -- Class - 1939 

1 16

Compson, Eva S. -- Class - 1927 

1 17

Cook, A.B. -- Class - 1926 

1 18

Cowles, Austin E. -- Class - 1929 

1 19

Crockett, Pliny D. -- Class - 1929 

1 20

Creyts, Daniel D. and Joseph W. -- Class - 1928 

1 21

Doll, Edward -- Class - 1928 

1 22

Eckerson, W.E. -- Class - 1928 

1 23

Farley, Garfield & Minard E. -- Class - 1926 

1 24

Fitch, R.J. -- Class - 1928 

1 25

Freeman, John P. -- Class - 1941 

1 26

Gifford, Alfred -- Class - 1931 

1 27

Goodall, Robert -- Class - 1932 

1 28

Hall, Luther E. -- Class - 1931 

1 29

Harwood, Jay -- Class - 1932 

1 30

Hazelton, William -- Class - 1940 

1 31

Higby, Clarence C. -- Class - 1930 

1 32

Hopkins, Arlie L. -- Class - 1931 

1 33

Houk, Jesse E. -- Class - 1931 

1 34

Illenden, E.R. -- Class - 1930 

1 35

Johnson, C.E. -- Class - 1928 

1 36

Johnson, Fred W. -- Class - 1928 

1 37

Jones, Sarah Van Hoosen -- Class - 1932 

1 38

Kidd, William T. -- Class - 1939 

1 39

Kinch, Frank -- Class - 1926 

1 40

Kirk, W.R. -- Class - 1930 

1 41

Knight, D.T. -- Class - 1930 

1 42

Lake, George H. -- Class - 1927 

1 43

Langdon, C.S. -- Class - 1926 

1 44

Larsen, Otto -- Class - 1931 

1 45

Lincoln, E.W. -- Class - 1927 

1 46

Livington, Eugene -- Class - 1930 

1 47

Lungberg, E.A. -- Class - 1927 

1 48

Lyle, Jay J. -- Class - 1930 

1 49

Mahaffy, James -- Class - 1930 

1 50

Micka, Joseph -- Class - 1939 

1 51

Moore, E.M. -- Class - 1927 

1 52

Morse, M.C. -- Class - 1932 

1 53

Munson, J. Pomeroy -- Class - 1927 

1 54

Nugent, Howard -- Class - 1928 

1 55

Oviatt, C.R. -- Class - 1926 

1 56

Parmelee, M.E. -- Class - 1926 

1 57

Parmelee, Willis D. -- Class - 1940 

1 58

Perry, Dorr W. -- Class - 1929 

1 59

Pangborn, S.H. -- Class - 1931 

1 60

Probert, Hubert F. -- Class - 1926 

1 61

Ramsey, Warner E. -- Class - 1930 

1 62

Rice, Calvin M. -- Class - 1938 

1 63

Riley, Edward -- Class - 1929 

1 64

Robinson, Guy -- Class - 1939 

1 65

Rodgers, A.J. -- Class - 1927 

1 66

Rossman, J. Manning, Roy R., Clarke F. -- Class - 1927 

1 67

Running, David -- Class - 1930 

1 68

Rymer, D.H. Sam -- Class - 1939 

1 69

Salewsky, Charles J. -- Class - 1928 

1 70

Schaefer, Henry and Sons (Arnold - William) -- Class - 1931 

1 71

Schoof, William C. -- Class - 1941 

1 72

Sutton, Robert J. -- Class - 1941 

1 73

Talladay, J.W. -- Class - 1940 

1 74

Thurston, Burt -- Class - 1928 

1 75

True, H.M. & Sons -- Class - 1930 

1 76

Warren, Charles W. -- Class - 1931 

1 77

Yonkers, Reynder -- Class - 1931 

1 78

York, Horace A. 

1 79

Abbott, Howard K; Bader, Henry; Bailey, Harold; Balduf, G.F. & William 

1 80

Bean, La Vern E.; Beckman, Fred J. 

1 81

Beckwith, R.L.; Bender, George J. 

1 82

Bennett, Clinton L. 

1 83

Benson, Andrew; Bishop, A.B.; Bishop, Charles C.; Boone, Walter A. 

1 84

Bosworth, L.F.; Boyd, James; Bradley, L.J. 

1 85

Brandt, Albert W.; Bredahl, F.; Bridger, Edith L. 

1 86

Bristol, Willitto Kelkey; Buckholz, Herman 

1 87

Buell, Thomas B.; Burger, Louis H. 

1 88

Buskirk, Carl E.; Carven, Walter R. 

1 89

Chriscinske, William 

1 90

Clark, W.B. 

1 91

Clausen, Harry R.; Comstock, Guy W. 

1 92

Crandall, Stacy; Cridler, Lottie; Cronewett H. Frank 

1 93

Currie, Fred L.; Davenport, Ralph; Desprez 

1 94

Donovan, Mary E.; Dunlap, A.J.; Eifert, Raymond D. 

1 95

Farr, Walter B.; Ferden, Lee D. 

1 96

Figy, Charlie; Finkbeiner, C.D.; Foster, George W.; Garbow, Frank F. 

1 97

Gardner, Stanley J.; Garlock, Don C. 

1 98

Gaskill, Lloyd; Gates, Seymour F.; Gearhart, Henry; George, C.E.; Gilbert, Ernest 

1 99

Gleason, Harry Otis; Good, Edmund 

1 100

Goodell, Harry; Gooding, Tom; Gray, Harold; Green, Seward A. 

1 101

Hapner, E.E.; Harris, James 

1 102

Hauck, John & Harry; Hayes, A.C. 

1 103

Hazelton, Merle 

1 104

Heckwith, Chas. R.; Humphey, J.E.; Hunt, L.C. 

1 105

Hunter, Ray A.; Hyde, Edgar 

1 106

Hyde, Will G.; Illinden, Albert E.; Kerlkowski, Albert; Keyt, Elmer E.; King, Percy C.; King, William 

1 107

Kingdon, John M.; Kleinschmidt, Frank; Klenk, Phil 

1 108

Kloha, Carl; Knight, W.H. 

1 109

Knick, William E.; Koelsch, Peter 

1 110

Kohn, George; Kolk, Henry; Ladd, E.O,; Lane, Frank T. 

1 111

Lautner, Robert W.; Lawson, Chas.; Lindsey, Eli 

1 112

Long, P.D.; Longnecker, William 

1 113

Lyon, Roy V.; Maberg, Roy 

1 114

McCarty, William N.; McCleland, Peter 

1 115

McDonald, W. Forbes; McKenzie, Howard J. 

1 116

McLachlan, George; MacLellan, John; Mahaffy, Wesley J. 

1 117

Mankowski, Valentine; Markam, Floyd; Mawby, Wesley G.; Meggison, George 

1 118

Mellott, David T.; Michler, John 

1 119

Miller, Ami; Miller, Dennis 

1 120

Miller, Orville; Mitchell, James 

1 121

Montei, John D.; Morris, Earl J. 

1 122

Morrish, W.E. and V.W.; Nara, Frank E. 

1 123

Nichols, A.C.; Nobel, Stephen A.; Nottingham, Lee W.; Notton, Fred W. 

1 124

Osborn, Russel H.; Page, Trayton; Palmeter, Clarence 

1 125

Parsons, Ivan E.; Patullo, Adam; Peppel, Robert J. 

1 126

Perry, Bert M.; Phillips, John; Phillips, Stacey V.; Pollack, Fred G. 

1 127

Porter, James; Pott, R.G.; Powell, Cornelius 

1 128

Purdy, James L.; Reasoner, Carl; Rice, Herman H. 

1 129

Richards, James A; Rogers, Ruth 

1 130

Rose, Richard P.; Reuhs, Ernest W. 

1 131

Ruesink, Lloyd W. 

1 132

Schaefer, H.; Schaefer, Mieneard; Schiffer, Paul H. 

1 133

Schlee, Henry; Schmitt, Oscar H.; Schuyler, Cook; Service, C.C.; Shalley, C.L. 

1 134

Shamblean, Alex; Slater, John; Slough, William D.; Smettzer Brothers 

1 135

Smith, A. Foster; Smith, Arthur M. 

1 136

Smith, Gilbet; Smith, Pearl A. 

1 137

Smith, Robert D.; Sprague, W.W. 

1 138

Straight, Floyd; Strover, Harry 

1 139

Sutton, Robert J.; Thiel, H.; Thomson, Samuel; Tice, Lloyd: Tompkins, L.F.; Treiber, Jesse E.; Twing, E.E.; Tyler, Morgan L. 

1 140

Van Aken, Herbert M; Vance, J.; Van DeBunte, H.L. 

1 141

Vander Meulen, Fred; Vaugh, Mac 

1 142

Veenkant, John; Verbriggbe, Rene; Vincent, Alfred 

1 143

Voelkar, Oscar; Wagar, Gordon; Waisanen, Victor; Wellington, Earl 

1 144

Wells, Charles J.; Wenglikowski, Edward; Wheaton, Hartley; Wightman, Walter W.; Williams, William H.; Wilson, William H.; Wisely, Harley J.; Witt, Felix; Witt, Joseph P.; Wood Floyd; Wood, Oliver M.; Woodman, John; Wurzel, Raymond, C.; Zech, William. 

1 145

Nominating Letters 

Box Folder

 1927, 1929-1931 

1 146

 1935 

1 147

 1936 

1 148

 1938 

1 149

 1939 

1 150

 1940 

1 151

 1941 

1 152

Minutes 

Box Folder

 1927-1933 

1 153

 1934-1951 

1 154

Awards Banquets 

Box Folder

 1926-1929 

1 155

 1930, 1943 

1 156

Biographical By Class 

Box Folder

 1926-1930 

1 157

 1931-1932, 1938-1941 

1 158
Box Folder

Forms 

1 159

Forms - Other States 

Box Folder

Ohio 

1 160

Pennsylvania 

1 161

Newspaper Clippings 

Box Folder

Classes 1927-1932 

1 162

Classes, 1951 Picnic, Nominees 1938 - 1941, 1951 

1 163

Correspondence 

Box Folder

 1941-1944 

1 164

 1929-1958 

1 165
Box Folder

National Organizations - America 

1 166

National Organization 

1 167

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Photographs 

Drawer
Photographs

Banquet at Michigan State University, 1941 

Master Farmer Medal 

Master Farmers. Ackerly, Edna, 1939 

Master Farmers. Anderson, Floyd J., 1931 

Master Farmers. Arbogast, Ralph, 1926 

Master Farmers. Barden, Floyd, 1926 

Master Farmers. Bartholomy, Ludwig, 1932 

Master Farmers. Bartz, Henry F., 1929 

Master Farmers. Beasove, Frank A., 1929 

Master Farmers. Blank, Robert, 1932 

Master Farmers. Boysen, Martin, 1930 

Master Farmers. Brehm, Emil F., 1930 

Master Farmers. Bristow, William, 1927 

Master Farmers. Bucknell, Howard C., 1931 

Master Farmers. Card, Leo V., 1927 

Master Farmers. Carruthers, John C., 1929 

Master Farmers. Clement, Paul C., 1926 

Master Farmers. Clothier, Bruce, 1939 

Master Farmers. Compson, E.S., 1927 

Master Farmers. Cook, A.B., 1926 

Master Farmers. Cowles, Austin E., 1929 

Master Farmers. Creyts, J.W., 1928 

Master Farmers. Crockett, Pliny D., 1929 

Master Farmers. Doll, Edward, 1928 

Master Farmers. Eckerson, W.E., 1928 

Master Farmers. Farley, Minard and Garfield, 1926 

Master Farmers. Fitch, R.J., 1928 

Master Farmers. Freeman, John P., 1941 

Master Farmers. Gifford, Alfred, 1931 

Master Farmers. Goodall, Robert, 1932 

Master Farmers. Hall, Luther E., 1931 

Master Farmers. Harwood, Jay, 1932 

Master Farmers. Hazelton, William J., 1940 

Master Farmers. Higby, Clarence, 1930 

Master Farmers. Hopkins, Arlie L. 

Master Farmers. Houk, Jesse E., 1931 

Master Farmers. Illenden, E.R., 1930 

Master Farmers. Johnson, C.E., 1928 

Master Farmers. Johnson, Fred W., 1928 

Master Farmers. Jones, Sarah Van Hoosen, 1932 

Master Farmers. Kidd, William T., 1939 

Master Farmers. Kinch, Frank, 1926 

Master Farmers. Kirk, W.R., 1930 

Master Farmers. Knight, D.T., 1930 

Master Farmers. Lake, George H., 1927 

Master Farmers. Langdon, C.S., 1926 

Master Farmers. Larsen, Otto, 1931 

Master Farmers. Lincoln, E.W., 1927 

Master Farmers. Livingston, Eugene A., 1930 

Master Farmers. Lundberg, Elmer A., 1927 

Master Farmers. Lyle, Jay J., 1930 

Master Farmers. Mahaffey, James, 1930 

Master Farmers. Meeks, L.W. 

Master Farmers. Micka, Joe, 1939 

Master Farmers. Moore, E.M., 1927 

Master Farmers. Morse, Mark C., 1932 

Master Farmers. Munson, J. Pomeroy, 1927 

Master Farmers. Nugent, Howard, 1928 

Master Farmers. Oviatt, C.R., 1926 

Master Farmers. Pangborn, S.H., 1931 

Master Farmers. Parmalee, Mason E. 

Master Farmers. Parmalee, Willis G., 1940 

Master Farmers. Perry, Dorr W., 1929 

Master Farmers. Powell, Stanley 

Master Farmers. Probert, Hubert F. 

Master Farmers. Ramsey, Warner E., 1930 

Master Farmers. Rice, Calvin J., 1938 

Master Farmers. Riley, Edward, 1929 

Master Farmers. Robinson, Guy H., 1938 

Master Farmers. Rogers, A.J., 1927 

Master Farmers. Running, David, 1930 

Master Farmers. Rymer, Sam, 1939 

Master Farmers. Salewsky, Charles J., 1928 

Master Farmers. Schaefer, Henry J. and Son, 1931 

Master Farmers. Schoof, William C., 1941 

Master Farmers. Sutton, Robert, 1941 

Master Farmers. Talladay, J.W., Lee, Rex and H.H., 1940 

Master Farmers. Thurston, Bert, 1928 

Master Farmers. True, Henry, 1930 

Master Farmers. Warren, Charles W., 1931 

Master Farmers. Yonkers, Reynder, 1931 

Master Farmers. York, Horace A., 1927 

Nominees. Abbott, Howard K., 1933 

Nominees. Baldof, William, 1939 

Nominees. Bean, La Vern, 1939 

Nominees. Beckman, Fred, 1935 

Nominees. Beckwith, R. Lloyd, 1938 

Nominees. Boyd, James, 1941 

Nominees. Bridger, Edith, 1941 

Nominees. Buell, Thomas B., 1930 

Nominees. Buskirk, Carl E., 1935 

Nominees. Carven, Walter R., 1939 

Nominees. Clausen, Harry R., 1935 

Nominees. Comstock, Guy W. 

Nominees. Crandall, Tracy, 1939 

Nominees. Cronewett, Frank, 1936 

Nominees. Cruisinske, William, 1940 

Nominees. Davenport, Ralph, 1939 

Nominees. Donovan, Mary E., 1935 

Nominees. Farr, Walter B., 1935 

Nominees. Ferden, Lee, 1935 

Nominees. Foster, George, 1929 

Nominees. Garbow, Frank, 1935 

Nominees. Gardner, Stanley J., 1935 

Nominees. Garlock, Don C., 1935 

Nominees. Gaskill, Lloyd, 1940 

Nominees. Gilbert, Ernest, 1927 

Nominees. Gleason, Harry, 1941 

Nominees. Good, Edmund, 1939 

Nominees. Goodale, Henry, 1939 

Nominees. Green, Seward A., 1932 

Nominees. Heckroth, Charles, 1935 

Nominees. Hunter, Ray, 1935 

Nominees. Hyde, Edgar, 1941 

Nominees. Kerlikowske, Albert, 1939 

Nominees. Klenk, Phil, 1935 

Nominees. Kloha, Carl, 1941 

Nominees. Knirk, William, 1938 

Nominees. Koelsch, Peter, 1939 

Nominees. Lautner, Robert, 1941 

Nominees. Lawson, Charles, 1939 

Nominees. Lyon, Roy V. 

Nominees. Maberg, Roy, 1940 

Nominees. MacLellan, John, 1935 

Nominees. Mahaffey, James, 1940 

Nominees. Mawby, Wesley, 1938 

Nominees. McCarty, William H., 1935 

Nominees. McDonald, W. Forbes, 1940-1941 

Nominees. Markham, Floyd, 1930 

Nominees. Mellott, David, 1931 

Nominees. Miller, Ami, 1940 

Nominees. Miller, Dennis G., 1935 

Nominees. Miller, Orville N., 1940 

Nominees. Morrish, Wilbert E., 1935 

Nominees. Morris, Earl Jay, 1935 

Nominees. Nara, Frank E., 1939 

Nominees. Nottingham, Lee, 1935 

Nominees. Osborn, Russell H., 1939 

Nominees. Parsons, Ivan E., 1935 

Nominees. Peppel, Robert J. 

Nominees. Perry, Bert M., 1935 

Nominees. Phillips, John, 1939 

Nominees. Reasoner, Carl, 1940 

Nominees. Richards, James A. 

Nominees. Rogers, Ruth, 1940 

Nominees. Rose, Richard, 1939 

Nominees. Ruehs, Ernest W., 1931 

Nominees. Schiffer, Paul H. 

Nominees. Schuler and Cook, 1938 

Nominees. Service, C.C., 1941 

Nominees. Slough, W.D., 1935 

Nominees. Smith, Gilbert R., 1938 

Nominees. Sprague, W.W., 1931 

Nominees. Stroven, Harry, 1935 

Nominees. Thomson, Samuel, 1935 

Nominees. Tice, Lloyd, 1935 

Nominees. Treiber, Jesse E., 1935 

Nominees. Tyler, Morgan L., 1935 

Nominees. Van Aken, Herbert, 1941 

Nominees. Vander Muelen, Fred, 1935 

Nominees. Veenkant, John, 1935 

Nominees. Vincent, Alfred, 1933 

Nominees. Voelker, Oscar, 1941 

Nominees. Wells, C.J., 1935 

Nominees. Williams, William H., 1935 

Nominees. Witt, Joe, 1932 

Nominees. Wurzel, Raymond C., 1935 

Nominees. Zech, William, 1939 

People. Groups 

People. Groups. Unidentified. Folder 1 

People. Groups. Unidentified. Folder 2 

Picnic at Lundberg Farm, Eaton County, 1937 

Picnic at Michigan State University, 1948 

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