Walter George Knickerbocker Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator -
Knickerbocker, Walter George
Walter George Knickerbocker papers
Date [inclusive]
0.1 Cubic feet , 1 Volume, 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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Biographical Note

Walter George "Nick" Knickerbocker, of Clio, Michigan, earned his B.S. degree in Engineering from Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) in 1916. While at M.A.C., he was a member of the Engineering Society, the Phylean Literary Society (Beta Kappa Fraternity), and the Tau Beta Pi Society (Tau Beta Pi Fraternity and engineering honorary). After graduating, he became an Assistant Superintendent of Meters for Detroit Edison Co., and lived in Detroit, Michigan.

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Scope and Contents note

Walter A. Knickerbocker's papers consist of one scrapbook (1913-1916) containing programs and tickets from campus activities; receipts; report cards; newsclippings; photographs of family, friends, and Michigan Agricultural College; and postcards from various Michigan cities such as Flint, Pontiac, Mt. Pleasant, Alma, St. Charles, and Port Huron as well as El Paso, Texas, and Mexico. Also included are programs, receipts and miscellaneous memorabilia from M.A.C.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections July 1980

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

Revision Description

  July 2005

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)

  • Beta Kappa Fraternity. Michigan State University Chapter.
  • Michigan Agricultural College.
  • Michigan State University. Class of 1916.
  • Michigan State University. Engineering Society. -- Chronological subdivision--1913-1916;
  • Michigan State University. Phylean Literary Society.
  • Michigan State University. Tri Phi Society.
  • Tau Beta Pi. Alpha Chapter (Michigan State University).


  • Photographs
  • Programs (Publications)
  • Scrapbooks

Personal Name(s)

  • Knickerbocker, Walter George
  • Montague, Earl, Mrs.

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Collection Inventory

Memorabilia from M.A.C. 

Drawer Folder

Programs 1913, 1915 - 1916, Undated 

F.D. 1

Receipts 1913-1916 

F.D. 2

Miscellaneous 1914, Undated 

F.D. 3

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Scrapbook #54 - M.A.C. Scrapbook 1913-1916 

Scrapbook #54


Collection Photographs


Michigan State University. Buildings. Engineering Building. Fire 1916 

Michigan State University. Buildings. Mechanical Laboratory. Fire 1916 

Michigan State University. Buildings. Williams Hall (1) 

Michigan State University. Engineering. Classrooms 

Michigan State University. Students 

Michigan State University. Students. Organizations. Phylean Society 

People. Unidentified 

Railroad tracks 



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