Florine Folks Plumb Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Olds, Ransom Eli, 1864-1950
Plumb, Florine Folks
Florine Folks Plumb papers
Date [inclusive]
0.1 Cubic feet , 1 folder

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.

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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

Revision Description

 Updated Use statement. 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.
  • Michigan State University. Class of 1920.
  • Reo Motor Car Company.


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

Personal Name(s)

  • Fitch, Mary L.
  • Plumb, Florine Folks


  • 4-H clubs
  • Corn Breeding

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Collection Inventory

Drawer Folder

Papers 1913, 1940, 1942, 1961, 1983, 1991 

F.D. 1

Electronic Resources 


REO and Family Photos 1910 1910 


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