Evelyn O’Rourke Collection

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator - Donor
O'Rourke, Evelyn
Evelyn O’Rourke collection
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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Biographical Note

Evelyn Nourse married Francis O'Rourke on October 20, 1920. Francis came to Michigan State College (now Michigan State University) in 1945 as a professor of Horticulture and retired in 1964. They had four children, Donald, Roger, Eileen, and Kenneth. From 1956 to 1957 Francis was a technical advisor for the Thailand Department of Agriculture in Bangkok.

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Scope and Contents note

The Evelyn O'Rourke collection consists of negatives and photographs of the Wat Po Buddhist temple in Thailand. The photographs are of carvings of the temple doors, stupas (Buddhist memorial structures) and Buddhist statues. The negatives are of monks in the Temple, decorative art, women making rubbings of decorative art and the Wat Po Temple.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections December 2005

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

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.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Wat Phrachetuphon (Bangkok, Thailand).


  • Buddhist architecture -- Thailand
  • Buddhist temples -- Thailand

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Collection Inventory


Temple of Wat Po, Thailand 1957 

SC Box 5