Louis M. Spence Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator -
Spencer, Louis M.
Louis M. Spencer papers
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

Louis M. Spencer was a 1906 graduate of Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering., He was also a member of the Union Literary Society. In his professional career, Spencer worked for the United States Patent Office in Washington, D.C. and for General Motors in Detroit.

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Scope and Contents note

Louis Spencer's papers consist of four letters addressed to him by his mother and father between April and October, 1906. They describe his parents' move back to Beaver Island, Michigan where his father was a lighthouse keeper. The letters mainly contain news regarding family and home life. Also included is a Union Literary Society (Delta Chi Fraternity) Commencement Festivities Program, from the thirtieth annual commencement in 1906.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections April 1992

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

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

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 University. Class of 1906.
  • Michigan State University. Union Literary Society.


  • Correspondence

Personal Name(s)

  • Cleeves, Don
  • Spencer, Louis M.

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Collection Inventory

Drawer Folder

Correspondence 1908 

F.D. 1