Winford C. Trout Collection

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Trout, Winford C., d. 1974
Winford C. Trout collection
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1905-1909
Date [inclusive]
0.8 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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Winford C. Trout attended Michigan Agricultural College from 1905 to 1909 and received a B.S. in agriculture. While on campus he lived in Wells Hall. Trout designed Ella Sharp Park in Jackson, Michigan and was the park supervisor for twenty years.

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Scope and Contents note

The scrapbook contains photographs and postcards of Michigan State University campus life including people, athletic events, reunions, campus buildings and scenes, the Wells Hall fire in 1905, class rivalries, and pranks. Also included are photographs from the Semi-Centennial of President Roosevelt’s visit to campus in 1907. There are also booklets and programs from Patriarch and alumni reunions during 1919 and 1959. Other materials include an issue of The M.A.C. Record from 1919, and a poster from the Horticulture Club announcing a lecture on campus. There is also a piece of partly melted metal mounted on card stock labeled as the “remains of Wells Hall” from the 1905 fire that destroyed the building.

Also included are pennants of: Notre Dame, Olivet, Forensic, M.A.C, 1909, Yale, Hillsdale, Colorado, Columbia, Harvard, Alma, Illinois, California, Dartmouth, Stanford, Purdue, Pennsylvania, Syracuse, Navy, Amherst, Armour, and Virginia.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections February 2010

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. -- General subdivision--Students;

Geographic Name(s)

  • Ann Arbor (Mich.)

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Collection Inventory


Scrapbook 1905-1959 


Loose materials from scrapbook 

Box Folder

Remains of Wells Hall 

2535 1

Reunion Materials 

2535 2


2535 3