Ethel Rathke Collection
00143

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator
Rathke, Ethel Wheeler, 1877-1972
Title
Ethel Rathke collection
ID
00143
Date [inclusive]
1900-1970
Extent
3.5 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/Historical

Ethel Wheeler Rathke was born on April 18, 1877 to John H. and Georgina J. (Fox) Wheeler in Sherman, Wexford County, Michigan. She attended the University of Michigan and earned a Bachelor's degree in 1913 and an A.M. in 1914. Ethel was married to Walter Robert Rathke, an instructor at the University of Michigan, from 1913-1920. During her lifetime, she was employed as a school teacher in Sioux City, Iowa and Luray, Virginia. Ethel was an instructor of Languages at Michigan State College (now Michigan State University) from 1929-1936. She was also a member of the Cosmopolitan Club and La CoFradia (honorary Spanish fraternity) at MSC. Ethel died February 2, 1972.

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Scope and Contents note

The bulk of this collection consists of scrapbooks. The twenty total scrapbooks are filled with newspaper clippings, magazine articles and picture covering such diverse topics as World War II, the Middle East, Lansing and East Lansing, Japanese culture and flower gardening. Also included are Ethel Rathke's prose and poetry and her correspondence with publishing companies, friends and acquaintances.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections May 1979

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

Revision Description

  August 2011

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 Raymond Love, 1973-07-26.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan State College.

Genre(s)

  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Scrapbooks

Geographic Name(s)

  • Africa -- Social life and customs
  • Balkan Peninsula -- Social life and customs
  • Canada -- Social life and customs -- 20th century
  • China -- Social life and customs -- 20th century
  • Cuba -- Social life and customs
  • East Lansing (Mich.) -- History
  • Egypt -- Social life and customs -- 20th century
  • Finland -- Social life and customs -- 20th century
  • Italy -- Social life and customs -- 20th century
  • Japan -- Social life and customs -- 20th century
  • Lansing (Mich.) -- History
  • Middle East -- Social life and customs -- 20th century
  • Poland -- Social life and customs -- 20th century
  • Portugal -- Social life and customs -- 20th century
  • Russia -- Social life and customs -- 20th century
  • South America -- Social life and customs -- 20th century
  • Spain -- Social life and customs -- 20th century
  • Taiwan -- Social life and customs

Personal Name(s)

  • Love, Raymond

Subject(s)

  • Aleuts -- Social life and customs -- 20th century
  • Flower gardening
  • Poetry
  • Prose literature -- 20th century
  • World War, 1939-1945

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Collection Inventory

Papers 

Scope and Contents note

Box Folder

Poetry and Prose 

1
Box Folder

The Child That Would Become King undated 

1 1

Assorted poems and prose undated 

1 2 - 4

Correspondence 

1
Box Folder

 1904-1958 

1 5

 1907-1965 

1 6

 Undated 

1 7

Correspondence and Diary 1917-1921 

1 8

Correspondence and Diary 1922-1944 

1 9

Colonial School for Girls 1921-1926 

1 10

Manuscript undated 

1 11

News Clippings 1970 

1 12

Religious Pamphlets, Foreign Affairs undated 

1 13

Spain- News Clippings, Publications 1922-1938 

1 14

Spain- Teaching 1923-1937 

1 15

World War II Publications 1940-1942 

1 16

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Scrapbooks 

Box Folder

Japanese Culture and World War II undated 

2 No. 1

Balkan Culture and World War II undated 

2 No. 2

South American Culture undated 

2 No. 3

African Culture undated 

2 No. 4

Formosa and Chinese Culture and World War II undated 

2 No. 5

Egyptian Culture and World War II undated 

2 No. 6

Spanish Culture undated 

2 No. 7

Italian Culture and World War II undated 

3 No. 1

Middle and Far Eastern Culture undated 

3 No. 2

World War II News clippings undated 

3 No. 3

Poland and Finnish Culture and World War II undated 

3 No. 4

Canada, Aleutian, and Cuban and World War II undated 

3 No. 5

Portugal and Spanish Culture undated 

3 No. 6

Spanish Culture undated 

3 No. 7

Russian Culture and World War II undated 

3 No. 8
Box Volume

Washington, Lansing, East Lansing undated 

4 1

Architecture, Photos of Buildings undated 

4 2

Newspaper Clippings undated 

1 1

Alphabetical Scrapbook undated 

1 2
Volume

Flower Gardens (scrapbook 204) undated 

SB 204

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