Charles Carlisle Hood Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Hood, Charles Carlisle, 1895-1974
Charles Carlisle Hood papers
Date [inclusive]
0.16 Cubic feet

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

Charles Carlisle Hood was born on February 26, 1895 in Buffalo, New York. He graduated from Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) in 1917 with a degree in Horticulture. While at M.A.C., he was a member of Phi Delta Theta, the Varsity Club, the New York Club, the Horticultural Club and the Inter-Society Union. He played varsity basketball and baseball and served as class president and the J Hop Toastmaster. Hood served in the Navy as an aviator from 1918 until 1921. In 1926, he married Josephine Kuehmsted and had three children, two of whom also graduated from Michigan State (Charles, Jr. '51 and Virginia '52). He later became Vice President of Advertising for Curtis Publishing Company in Detroit. Charles Carlisle Hood, Jr. died at the age of 79 in Clearwater Beach, Florida on December 5, 1974.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection includes personal papers and photographs belonging to Charles C. Hood. The material includes correspondence, copies of certificates and diploma, membership cards, clippings, Michigan State University publications, MSU music recording, and other miscellaneous items dating from 1916 to 1974.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections November 29, 2012

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

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.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan Agricultural College.
  • Michigan State University. Class of 1917.


  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • Ephemera
  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Periodicals
  • Photographs
  • Programs (Publications)
  • Sound recordings

Personal Name(s)

  • Hannah, John A., 1902-1991
  • Miller, Robert J.


  • Baseball
  • College sports -- Michigan -- East Lansing
  • Glee clubs

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Collection Inventory

Drawer Folder

Certificates: Certificate of Baptism, Buffalo, NY 1895; Birth Return transcript; Teacher's College Certificate State of Michigan, 1917; Marriage Certificate 1926; Northern Mesonic Jurisdiction; Britannica Fellowship Certificate, 1940 1917-1940 

F.D. 4

Correspondence 1916-1943 

F.D. 1

Handwritten Notes: timeline of the life of Charles C. Hood Undated 

F.D. 4

Membership Cards: Local Board for Buffalo, NY 1918; Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Buffalo, NY 1919; Bureau of War Risk Insurance Card; Los Rancheros Visitadores, 1941; Media Temple Membership Card, 1936; Football Practice Pass, Fall and Spring 1959-1960 1918-1959 

F.D. 2

Memorial Service Program: "In Memory of Charles Carlisle Hood Born: February 26, 1895 Buffalo, New York, Passed Away: December 5, 1974 Clearwater Beach, Florida, Memorial Services at Moss Fort Harrison Chapel Clearwater, Florida 3:00pm December 9, 1974. . ." (2 copies) 1974 

F.D. 6

Michigan Agricultural College Commencement Program 1917 

F.D. 6

Michigan Agricultural College Forestry Transcript issued 8-2-73 1973 

Drawer Folder

Michigan State College General Alumni Luncheon Program - "Shaw Hall 12:00 noon June 4, 1955"(3 copies) 1955 

F.D. 6

Newspaper Clippings 1917-1974 

F.D. 5

Post Card: Women's Dormitory Undated 

F.D. 6

Ribbon "M.A.C. Interscholastic Track and Field Meet - May 25-26, 1917 Contestant" 1917 

F.D. 6

Score Card - Golf, Orchard Lake Country Club, Orchard Lake, Michigan; Reno, Riggs, Hood, Harmon Undated 

F.D. 2

Spartan Alumni Magazines "The Record", Michigan State College - issues from April 15, 1953 and 1955 1953-1955 

F.D. 3

Photographs 1952-1974 


Charles C. Hood and John A Hannah Undated 

Collection Photos

Miscellaneous Photographs: Charles C. Hood and others Buffalo, NY; travels in Denver; Driver's Test identification photograph 1952; 1974 1952-1974 

Collection Photos

Oversize Photographs 

OS 13

M.A.C. Baseball Team 

Audio Recordings 


"MSC Men's Glee Club Sings (Michigan State College 100th Anniversary)" 45 rpm vinyl record 1955 

Vinyl Record