Maxwell A. Goodwin Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator - Donor
Goodwin, Maxwell A.
Maxwell A. Goodwin papers
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1926-1929
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

Maxwell A. Goodwin attended Michigan State College (now Michigan State University) from 1925 to 1929 and received a degree in Business Administration. After graduation he worked as a bookkeeper for a machinery company. He then went to work for Kellogg in Battle Creek in the export department. In 1937, he went to work for Clark Fork Lift Trucks. He enlisted in the Army during WWII and after two years became a Major.

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Scope and Contents note

The papers of Maxwell A. Goodwin include a five-page reminiscence titled “Some College Memories,” and ten photographs. Although it does not go into great detail, the reminiscence describes Goodwin’s college days and life after his graduation in 1929. He includes references to his captainship of the fencing team, membership in the Eunomian Society and the ROTC cavalry and social life. He also describes his work experiences immediately following the 1929 stock market crash, and service to the government during World War II. Among the ten photographs (1926-1929) are formal and informal images of members of the Eunomian Society, as well as pictures of Goodwin and his friends.

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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 State College.
  • Michigan State University. Class of 1929.
  • Sigma Nu. Epsilon Rho Chapter (Michigan State University).


  • Autobiographies
  • Photographs

Personal Name(s)

  • Goodwin, Maxwell A.


  • College students -- Michigan -- East Lansing
  • World War, 1939-1945

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Collection Inventory

Drawer Folder

Photographs, "Some College Memories" 1926 - 1929, 2004 

F.D. 1