Florine Folks Plumb Papers
UA.10.3.198

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator
Olds, Ransom Eli, 1864-1950
Creator
Plumb, Florine Folks
Title
Florine Folks Plumb papers
ID
UA.10.3.198
Date [inclusive]
1910-1991
Extent
0.1 Cubic feet , 1 folder
Language
English

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

Florine Folks Plumb was the daughter of William Folks from Hanover, Michigan. At age 11, she entered the corn she grew in a judging contest held at Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University). Her corn took first prize and she won a REO touring car. She graduated from Michigan Agricultural College in 1920. She married Harold J. Plumb.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of the poem "The 25th Anniversary of 4-H Clubs" written in 1940 by Plumb and newspaper and magazine articles from 1940, 1942, 1961, and 1983 about her being judged best in a contest and winning an REO touring car. Also included are 2 scans of a photograph of Plumb and her family in the touring car from 1910. The collection also contains a 1920 Baccalaureate Service Program and a 1920 MAC Band Concert Program.

Photographs of campus in the collection include the President's House; Band on Field at Michigan Game 1919; Old Horticulture and Bacteriology Buildings; Women's Gymnasium Construction; Olds Hall; Agriculture Hall and Cook Hall; Horticulture Laboratory (Eustace-Cole Hall) Marshall-Adams Hall (Bacteriology Building), Old Botany, and Chittenden (Forestry Building); Army Truck 1918; College Barns; Grand River and the College Farm; Morrill Hall (Women's Building) and Howard Terrace; Dorian House; Marshall-Adams (Bacteriology), Power House, Detention hospitals, and Student Army Training Corp Barracks; Ag Hall and Veterinary Laboratory building; and Forestry Nursery shed(?).

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections July 2003

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824
517-355-2330
archives@msu.edu

Revision Description

 Updated Use statement. accession added August 2018  February 2015

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.

Publications should credit R. E. Olds Transportation Museum for use of the scanned image.

Custodial History

Materials donated by Mary L. Fitch.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan Agricultural College. Student Army Training Corps.
  • Michigan Agricultural College.
  • Michigan State University. Class of 1920.
  • Reo Motor Car Company.

Genre(s)

  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • Digital images
  • Poetry

Personal Name(s)

  • Fitch, Mary L.
  • Plumb, Florine Folks

Subject(s)

  • 4-H clubs
  • Barns
  • Barracks
  • Corn Breeding

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Collection Inventory

Drawer Folder

Poem, reminscenses, and articles about winning the REO car 1913, 1940, 1942, 1961, 1983, 1991 

F.D. 1

Baccalaureate Service Program and MAC Band Concert Program 1920 

F.D. 2

Photographs of Campus- President's House; Band on Field at Michigan Game 1919; Old Horticulture and Bacteriology Buildings; Women's Gymnasium Construction,; Olds Hall; Agriculture Hall and Cook Hall; Horticulture Laboratory (Eustace-Cole Hall) Marshall-Adams Hall (Bacteriology Building), Old Botany, and Chittenden (Forestry Building); Army Truck 1918; College Barns; Grand River and the College Farm; Morrill Hall (Women's Building) and Howard Terrace; Dorian House; Marshall-Adams (Bacteriology), Power House, Detention hospitals, and Student Army Training Corp Barracks; Ag Hall and Veterinary Laboratory building; Forestry Nursery shed? circa 1918- circa 1920 

F.D. 3

Electronic Resources 

Object

REO and Family Photos 1910 1910 

HC.01075-a037

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