Thelma Haite Sanford Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Sanford, Thelma Haight
Thelma Haite Sanford papers
Date [inclusive]
0.1 Cubic feet , 3 folders

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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Thelma Haite was born on August 11, 1899 in Springport, Michigan. She graduated from Michigan State University in 1922. From 1922 to 1923 she taught Home Economics at a junior high school in Jackson, Michigan. She worked as a laboratory technologist from June 1924 until her marriage on September 20, 1924 to Leonard Holbrook Sanford. At the time of her death Thelma was the oldest living president of the MAC Alumnae League of Greater Lansing, which funded the construction of the Union Building and furnished the ladies parlor in 1929. She died on January 1, 1994.

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Scope and Contents note

The Thelma Haite Sanford papers contains a newsletter and event calender from the Spartan Alumnae of Greater Lansing, sheet music for "Hail, MAC" by Charles R. Haigh, 1894. Also included is sheet music from "Campus Days" by H.T. DeHart performed at the "MAC Union Musical Revue," 1921. The songs from "Campus Days" includes "Ball Room Chorus," The Butterfly and the Rose," and "I Idolize You."

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections January 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

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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 1922.
  • Michigan State University. -- General subdivision--Students;

Personal Name(s)

  • Brown, Patricia Sanford


  • Music

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Collection Inventory


Drawer Folder

Spartan Alumnae of Greater Lansing Newsletter (June 1957) and Spartan Alumnae Calendar 1956-1957 1956-1957 

F.D. 1

Obituary of Thelma Haite Sanford (1889-1994) 

F.D. 2

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"Hail, M.A.C." sheet music by Charles R. Haigh 1894 

Sheet Music for "Campus Days" by H. T. DeHart. Performed at the M.A.C. Union Musical Revue in 1921 including songs "Ball Room Chorus", "The Butterfly and teh Rose" and "I Idolize You."