Cecile Gebhart Collection

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator -
Gebhart, Cecile
Cecile Gebhart collection
Date [inclusive]
0.1 Cubic feet , 1 scrapbook

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

Cecile Gebhart graduated in 1920 with a degree in Home Economics from Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University). She was originally from Hart, Michigan, and had one brother. While at MAC, she was active in the Sesame Literary Society, the Alpha Chapter of Omicron Nu (a home economics honor society), the Sphinx society, the J-Hop Committee, and the YWCA cabinet. She earned her M.S. from Columbia University and worked for Home Economics Extension at Pennsylvania State University.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of a scrapbook created by Cecile Gebhart during her time as a student at Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University). It includes photographs of campus buildings and student activities as well as mementos from various events put on by student organizations. Also included are ticket stubs from athletic events, receipts, telephone and package slips, and commencement programs. There are a variety of items involving World War I, including a banner headline from the Lansing State Journal declaring "PEACE," a cigarette smoked on "Peace Night," a clipping from Gebhart's hometown paper about the death of a soldier from influenza, pictures of military training activities, and postcards announcing the safe arrival of soldiers overseas.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections August 2004

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 Agricultural College.
  • Michigan State University. Class of 1920.
  • Michigan State University. Sesame Literary Society.
  • Omicron Nu. Alpha Chapter (Michigan State University).


  • Scrapbooks


  • College students -- Michigan -- East Lansing
  • Universities and colleges -- Alumni and alumnae

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Collection Inventory


Scrapbook 1916-1921