William H. Bartels Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator -
Bartels, William Henry
William H. Bartels papers
Date [inclusive]
0.25 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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William H. Bartels graduated from Michigan State College (now Michigan State University) with a B.S. in Engineering in 1927. He was a member of the Tau Beta Pi fraternity.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection includes William Bartel's class schedules and course receipts, a textbook for working at a forge, engineering experiments assignments, a play program for "The Beginnings: A Drama of Michigan History," and a 1927 commencement program. It also contains records from the Tau Beta Pi fraternity, Alpha Chapter, and the address of Joseph Bell Cotton (class of 1886) for Michigan State College's (now Michigan State University) 70th anniversary in 1927. The collection also contains photographs of primarily winter scenes of the Michigan State University campus.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections October 2006

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

Revision Description

 Revised October 2013 August 2013

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 College.
  • Michigan State University. Class of 1927.
  • Tau Beta Pi. Alpha Chapter (Michigan State University).


  • Ephemera
  • Notebooks
  • Photographs
  • Programs (Publications)
  • Speeches, addresses, etc.
  • Theater programs

Personal Name(s)

  • Bartels, Joyce M.
  • Cotton, Joseph Bell


  • College students -- Michigan -- East Lansing
  • Engineering -- Study and teaching
  • Greek letter societies

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Collection Inventory

Drawer Folder

Tau Beta Pi, Alpha Chapter Records 1925-1926 

F.D. 1

"Forge Notebook" textbook 1921 

F.D. 2

Engineering Experiments 1925 

F.D. 3

Class Schedules and Course Receipts 1923-1927 

F.D. 4

Commencement Program 1927 

F.D. 5

Address of Joseph B. Cotton 1927 

F.D. 6

Play Program "The Beginnings: A Drama of Michigan History" Undated 

F.D. 7

MSU Campus Scenes 

Photograph Drawer