Henson Family Papers
00105

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator
Henson family, (Fred T. Henson)
Title
Henson family papers
ID
00105
Date [inclusive]
1907-1970
Extent
2.66 Cubic feet , 6 volumes on shelf.
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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Scope and Contents of the Papers

These papers contain the diaries of Fred T. Henson from 1907 to 1944, and 1946 to 1969. Henson was a farmer in Richland Township, Kalamazoo County, Michigan. The diary entries cover his daily activities, the weather, chemicals used on crops, his wife Gladys' activities, genealogical data on Kalamazoo County residents, obituaries, and wedding announcements. Henson also describes his service days in World War I, including a stay in East Lansing, Michigan where he was a member of the Michigan Agricultural College Training Detachment. He also served as Richland Township treasurer and kept notes on tax payments, and was a member of the Board of Trustees of Richland School District for a number of years.

Alumni rolls (1900-1939) and commencement programs (1940-1944) are included. Also in the papers are income tax books, a number of account books of farm and household expenses of Henson's farm and his gas engine repair business, and accounts of his father Thomas' farm. Farm business reports of the Michigan State University Farm Management Department (1930-1934) and a newspaper clipping (1949) concerning a retired teacher are also included.

Sixty-nine of the 75 volumes are in boxes 3 and 4.

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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
517-355-2330
archives@msu.edu

Revision Description

  January 2002

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 Gladys Henson, 1975-06-13.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan State University. Department of Farm Management.
  • Michigan State University. Department of Military Science.

Genre(s)

  • Account books
  • Diaries
  • Photographs
  • Programs (Publications)

Geographic Name(s)

  • Kalamazoo County (Mich.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Henson, Fred T.
  • Henson, Gladys
  • Henson, Gladys
  • Henson, Thomas

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture -- Accounting
  • Agriculture -- Michigan
  • Local taxation -- Michigan
  • Public schools -- Michigan
  • Tractors
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- United States

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Collection Inventory

Papers 

Box Folder

Correspondence and Personal Records 1915-1934 

1 1

Business Receipts and Records 1911-1969 

1 2

Richland High School Records 1900-1958 

1 3

Farm Income Tax Records 1955 

1 4

Farm Income Tax Records 1956 

1 5

Farm Progress Records 1931-1942 

1 6

Conservation Guide 1954 

1 7
Box

Farm Account Books 

1
Box Folder

 1927 

1 8

 1931 

1 9

 1932 

1 10

 1933 

1 11

 1934 

1 12

 1935 

1 13

 1936 

1 14

 1937 

1 15

 1938 

1 16

 1939 

1 17

 1940 

1 18

 1941 

1 19

 1942 

1 20

 1943 

2 1

 1944 

2 2

 1945 

2 3

 1946 

2 4

 1947 

2 5

 1948 

2 6

 1949 

2 7

 1950 

2 8

 1951 

2 9

 1952 

2 10

 1953 

2 11

 1954 

2 12

Farm Business Records - Michigan State University 

2
Box Folder

 1930 

2 13

 1931 

2 14

 1932 

2 15

 1933 

2 16

 1934 

2 17
Box Folder

Tractor Cost Reports - Michigan State University 1933-1934 

2 18

Tractor Costs Report - Michigan State University 1934 

2 19

Newspaper Clippings - Grand Rapids Press 1949 

2 20

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Volumes 

Box
3
Box

Diaries 

3
Box

Volume 1 1907 

3

Volume 2 1908 

3

Volume 3 1909 

3

Volume 4 1910 

3

Volume 5 1911 

3

Volume 6 1912 

3

Volume 7 1913 

3

Volume 8 1914 

3

Volume 9 1915 

3

Volume 10 1916 

3

Volume 11 1917 

3

Volume 12 1918 to December 31, 1919 

3

Volume 13 July 15, 1918 to July 3, 1919 

3

Volume 14 July 14, 1919 to October 13, 1919 

3

Volume 15 1920 

3

Volume 16 1921 

3

Volume 17 1922 

3

Volume 18 1923 

3

Volume 19 1924 

3

Volume 20 1925 

3

Volume 21 1926 

3

Volume 22 1927 

3

Volume 23 1928 

3

Volume 24 1929 

3

Volume 25 1930 

3

Volume 26 1931 

3

Volume 27 1932 

3

Volume 28 1933 

3

Volume 29 1934 

3

Volume 30 1935 

3

Volume 31 1936 

3

Volume 32 1937 

3

Volume 33 1938 

3

Volume 34 1939 

3

Volume 35 1940 

3

Volume 36 1941 

3

Volume 37 1942 

3

Volume 38 1943 

3

Volume 39 1944 

3

Volume 40 1945 

3

Volume 41 1946 

4

Volume 42 1947 

4

Volume 43 1948 

4

Volume 44 1949 

4

Volume 45 1950 

4

Volume 46 1951 

4

Volume 47 1952 

4

Volume 48 1953 

4

Volume 49 1954 

4

Volume 50 1955 

4

Volume 51 1956 

4

Volume 52 1957 

4

Volume 53 1958 

4

Volume 54 1959 

4

Volume 55 1960 

4

Volume 56 1961 

4

Volume 57 1962 

4

Volume 58 1963 

4

Volume 59 1964 

4

Volume 60 1965 

4

Volume 61 1966 

4

Volume 62 1967 

4

Volume 63 1968 

4

Volume 64 1969 

4

Account Books 

Box

Volume 65: Account Books - Fred Henson 1907-1916 

4

Volume 66: Account Books - Fred Henson 1917-1919 

4

Volume 67: Account Books - Fred Henson 1920-1922 

4

Volume 68: Bank Book - Farmers State Savings Bank - Frank Henson 1947-1953 

4

Volume 68: Account Book - Gladys Henson undated 

4

Volume 69: Address Book - Fred Henson undated 

4
Volume

Volume 70: Thomas Henson 1925-1930, 1937 

70

Volume 71 1931-1942 

71

Volume 72 1943-1963 

72

Volume 73 1964-1970 

73

Volume 74 1917-1928 

74

Volume 75 1910-1913 

75

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Postcards 

Drawer
Postcards

Buildings. Interiors (kitchen) 

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Photographs 

Drawer
Photographs

Buildings 

Dirigibles 

Homes 

People 

People. Groups 

Scenes 

Tree-Trimming Equipment 

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