Mrs. Francis McDonald Reminiscence

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator - Donor
McDonald, Francis, Mrs.
Mrs. Francis McDonald reminiscence
Date [inclusive]
0.1 Cubic feet , 1 folder

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 note

This collection contains a brief, personal account of life in and around Lansing, Michigan, during World War I, the Great Depression, and World War II. Mrs. McDonald recounts her life as a child growing up in a rural community. She writes about life in general: the difficulty in finding a job, the hardships of the Depression, the relief offered by the New Deal, and a trip to the Chicago World's Fair of 1931. Throughout her writing, Mrs. McDonald shows how people were able to cope with the problems presented by the Depression and two world wars, and how she, herself, profited from the experience.

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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

Revision Description

  June 2000

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 Mrs. Francis McDonald, 1979-04-18.

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Lansing (Mich.)
  • Michigan -- Social life and customs


  • Depressions -- 1929 -- United States
  • New Deal, 1933-1939
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- United States
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- United States

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Collection Inventory


Notes Undated