Bill Castanier collection

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator - Donor
Castanier, Bill
Bill Castanier collection
0.25 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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Scope and Content

This collection contains 13 glass-plate negatives, depicting scenes of the campus of Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University), including farm and greenhouse buildings, the Chemical Laboratory, Morrill Hall, Agriculture Hall, and the original President's House. Although the images are undated, the buildings and dress suggest that they date to the late 1800s.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections March 2014

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.

Custodial History

Gift of Bill Castanier.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan State University. Students.


  • Agricultural colleges -- Michigan
  • College buildings -- Michigan -- East Lansing
  • College campuses -- Michigan -- East Lansing
  • Tennis
  • Women college students -- Michigan -- East Lansing

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Collection Inventory

Glass Plate Negatives of Campus Scenes undated 

Box Folder

Sheep in front of farm buildings 

1 1

Deer in field 

1 2

Trees and Sidewalks 

1 3

Women walking on a road near houses 

1 4

Two women inside a greenhouse 

1 5

Road near fields, possibly Farm Lane? 

1 6

Women's tennis match 

1 7

The Original President's House 

1 8

Agriculture Hall and neighboring buildings 

1 9

Morrill Hall 

1 10

Fountain in front of the Chemical Laboratory 

1 11

Greenhouses on campus 

1 12

Cows in front of a barn 

1 13

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