Lamar M. Wood Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator - Editor
Wood, James N.
Creator -
Wood, Lamar M.
Creator -
Wood, Perry
Lamar M. Wood papers
Date [inclusive]
1.0 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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Biographical Note

Lamar Munson Wood graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry from Michigan State College (now Michigan State University) in 1925. While an undergraduate, he was an active member in the Forestry Club and the Ulyssian Literary Society. He returned to M.S.C. to earn his Master’s in Forestry in 1930.

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Scope and Contents note

The Lamar M. Wood papers contain several publications from Wood’s years at Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University). There is a publication from the Ulyssian Literary Society, a basketball program, a football program, a journal from the Theta Kappa Nu Fraternity, and an alumni publication for the class of 1925. There is also a soil and agricultural map and report for Ogemaw County, Michigan from 1928. There is also a typescript of the 1888 Diary of Perry Wood, by Jim Wood, who donated the collection. The diary discusses daily life at the farm of Perry Wood.

Photographs in the collection show Wood’s student activities. There are pictures of the Forestry Club and the Ulyssian Literary Society. There are also pictures of the military on campus, campus buildings, and student activities such as field days. Included are several pictures of the women’s rifle team, a photo of Lyman Frimodig, and pictures of Lamar Wood.

Electronic resources include typescripts of diaries by Lamar Wood, edited by James Wood.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections March 2006

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

Revision Description

 Added electronic resource CW September 2014

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 Agricultural College.
  • Michigan State University. Athletics. Football.
  • Michigan State University. Class of 1920.
  • Michigan State University. Forestry Club.
  • Michigan State University. Ulyssian Literary Society.
  • United States. Army. Reserve Officers' Training Corps.


  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • Diaries
  • Photographs
  • Programs (Publications)
  • Publications

Personal Name(s)

  • Wood, James N.
  • Wood, Perry


  • Farm life -- Michigan
  • Football

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Collection Inventory


Box Folder

1925 News Extra June 1928 

4182 11

Soil and Agricultural Report and Map for Ogemaw County by the Michigan Land Economic Survey 1928 

4182 15

"The Theta News of Theta Kappa Nu Fraternity" Vol.7 No.1, Part I October 1930 

4182 16

Chronology for Lamar M. Wood 1902-1994 (created May, 2010 and August, 2010) a compilation of significant dates in Lamar Wood's life 2010 

4182 4

"Beanies, Bumpkins, & Aggies" Diaries of Lamar M. Wood of Vassar at Michigan Agricultural College 1921-1925 Edited by James N. Wood 2000 2000 

4182 3

"Flashes from U.L.S" Volume 1, Number 1, 1925 1925 

4182 6

"Growing Up in a Small Michigan Town in 1914 . . . Diaries of Lamar and Kenneth Wood of Caro" Edited by Jim Wood, a manuscript 1992 

4182 8

"The New Farm Cass City, 1888; The Diary of Perry Wood" edited by Jim Wood 1996 

4182 10

M.A.C. staff photograph, spring 1909 1909 

4182 9

ROTC 1924-1929 

4182 14

Union Memorial Building fund 1927 

4182 19

Xi Sigma Pi 1929-1930 

4182 22

Ulyssian Society 

Box Folder

"Ulysses 1926" magazine 1926 

4182 17

Banquet Programs 1925-1930 

4182 17

"Ulyssian Utterings" volume II, number I undated 

4182 18


Box Folder

Al-Ag Banquet program Tuesday February 19, 1929 Michigan State Union 1929 

4182 1

Michigan State College commencement program for the the College of Agricultural and Applied Science June 9-June 21 1926 (2 copies) 1926 

4182 1

Alumni Day Reunion program and name tag Saturday, June 19, 1926 1926 

4182 2

Football program, Michigan State vs. University of Michigan - New Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor November 14, 1931 1931 

4182 7

Football program, Michigan State College vs. University of Michigan November 14, 1931 

4182 7

Track meet - Minnesota versus Michigan May 9, 1931 

4182 20

Choral Union concert October 21, 1931 

4182 20

Basketball program, University of Michigan vs. Michigan State College February 15, 1930 

4182 21
Box Folder

Phi Sigma Society Constitution and By-Laws 1929-1930 

4182 1

M.S.C Club of Detroit membership card belonging to L.M. Wood 1925-1926 

4182 1

Football Schedule - Michigan State College 1926 

4182 1

Dance Cards - Ulyssian Literary Society and L.S.C - S.C.L. 1924-1930 

4182 5

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Newspaper clippings 

Box Folder

Originals 1915-1928 

4182 12

Copies 1915-1928 

4182 13

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Collection Photographs 

Collection Photographs

Camp Custer, Michigan - Includes photograph captions that correspond to CDs 1924 

Collection Photographs

Forestry Camp. Johannesburg, Michigan 1923 

Collection Photographs

General 1920s 

Collection Photographs

Geology field trips 1924 

Collection Photographs

Michigan State University. Athletics. Football 1923 

Collection Photographs

Michigan State University. Athletics. Rifle Team 1923-1925 

Collection Photographs

Michigan State University. Buildings. Howard Terrace undated 

Collection Photographs

Michigan State University. Buildings. Library (2) undated 

Collection Photographs

Michigan State University. Buildings. Stadium. Construction 1923 

Collection Photographs

Michigan State University. Military Science 1922-1925 

Collection Photographs

Michigan State College. Senior Swing Out 1925 

Collection Photographs

Michigan State University. Students. Activities 1922-1923 

Collection Photographs

Michigan State University. Students. Organizations. Forestry Club 1922-1925 

Collection Photographs

Michigan State University. Students. Organizations. Ulyssian Literary Society 1923-1924 

Collection Photographs

People. Frimodig, Lyman L undated 

Collection Photographs

People. Groups undated 

Collection Photographs

People. Wood, Lamar M. 1923-1924 

Collection Photographs

Oversize Photographs 


Military Ball. Michigan Agricultural College January 25, 1924 

OS 18

CDs -photo captions located in collection photograph drawer (Camp Custer 1924) 

Disk Box

Lamar M. Wood Collection MSU Archives - 2 August/2010 MSU Archives Copy 

2 1

MSU Archives Photos - Lamar M. Wood Collection Geology Field, Forestry Camp 24, Camp Custer, MAC/MSC General 20s Copies 2+3 in possession of James Wood Burned 6/10 

1 1

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Electronic Resources 


Lamar Wood - Typescripts of Diaries (Edited by James Wood) 


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