Elaine Harrison Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Harrison, Elaine
Elaine Harrison papers
0.1 Cubic feet

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 Note

Elaine Harrison served as a volunteer for the celebration of the Michigan capitol building in Lansing on November 19, 1992. As a volunteer she was assigned to be a hostess during the celebration. On January 1, 1879 a new Capitol building was dedicated to the people of Michigan. This building was the third capitol building built and is currently still the one in use. On November 19, 1992 the capitol was rededicated after the completion of a three year long restoration project that would restore the capitol to its original Victorian style. The restoration reversed ageing, poor alterations, cheaply done past restorations, and daily damages. The month prior to the rededication celebration, the National Park Service named the capitol as a National Historic Landmark on October 5, 1992. The restoration project that was in process from 1989 to 1992 won national recognition and top awards from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The restoration process began after the Michigan Legislature established the Michigan Capitol Committee to oversee the project of the Capitol building.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of a program and ephemera related to the rededication of the Michigan State Capitol on November 19-20, 1992. The items were collected by Elaine Harrison, who served as a volunteer hostess for the event.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections November 2012

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)

  • Michigan State Capitol (Lansing, Mich.).


  • Programs

Geographic Name(s)

  • Michigan -- Capital and capitol

Personal Name(s)

  • Harrison, Elaine

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Collection Inventory


Capitol Rededication Volunteer Manual 1992 


Rededication Certificate and Coin 1992 


Rededication Program 1992 


Volunteer Nametag and Pin 1992