Parmalee Family Collection
c.00529

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator
Parmalee family
Title
Parmalee family collection
ID
c.00529
Date [inclusive]
1900-1930
Extent
0.25 Cubic feet , 6 folders
Language
English

Preferred Citation note

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

William Parmalee owned Cherry Rill Farm, a dairy and potato farm in Allegan County, Michigan. Parmalee was born on October 23, 1830 in Middlesex County, Connecticut. In 1855, he came to Michigan and started what was later to become one of the highest-yielding potato farms in Michigan. Two years later, he married Clarissa Bissell. Parmalee died in 1934.

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Scope and Content

The collection consists of a ledger of farm records which contains a register of students from Michigan State University who visited the farm with their class in the years 1922-1928 and some memoirs which are not dated. Also included are numerous newspaper and magazine articles which describe Parmalee and his farm.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections August 1985

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

Revision Description

  November 2011

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Conditions Governing Use note

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Custodial History

Gift of Margaret F. Parmalee, 1984-10-04.

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Related Materials

Records Transferred to Other Collections

The following items were removed from Parmalee Family. Collection, accession no. HC 00569, and were transferred to other collections, either to be retained or disposed. Any items that should receive special disposition are clearly marked.

PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION: 23 photographs (positives) 200 prints of Greek and Roman sculpture

Processor's Name: S. Bykowicz. Date: August 20, 1985

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Cherry Rill Stock Farm (Allegan County, Mich.).
  • Master Farmers of America.
  • Michigan State University.

Genre(s)

  • Ledgers (account books)
  • Photographs
  • Speeches, addresses, etc.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Allegan County (Mich.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Parmalee, Margaret F.
  • Parmalee, William, 1830-

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture -- Michigan
  • Agriculture -- Periodicals
  • Dairy farming -- Michigan

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Collection Inventory

Papers 

Folder

Newspaper and Magazine Articles 1915-1929, n.d. -- 1900-1930 

1

Cherry Rill Stock Farm Stationary n.d. 

2

Speech for the West Michigan Dairy Association c. 1900 

3

Farm Records c.1915-1928 

4

Master Farmers of American Master Farmers of America c. 1928 

5

William and Mason Parmalee biography information n.d. 

6

The University Prints Catalogue: Series A - Greek and Roman Sculpture Undated 

7

University Prints - Egyptian Art and Architecture Undated 

8

Oversized Materials 

Drawer

Michigan Farmer Livestock Journal December 18, 1926 

30

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Photographs 

Drawer

Collection Photographs 

Photographs

Animals. Cattle 

Farms and Farming 

People. Unidentified 

Box

Oversized Photographs 

OS 16

Buildings. Cherry Creek Stock and Dairy Farm (4) 

Crops (2) 

Farm Equipment (4) 

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