Rita Kasper Hart Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Hart, Rita Kasper
Rita Kasper Hart papers
Date [inclusive]
0.1 Cubic feet 5 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

Rita Kasper came to Michigan State College from Flint, Michigan. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, the Young Women's Christian Association, and Spartan Newman Club. She also participated in Sorority Intramural Sports. In 1938 she was elected Sparty's Girlfriend.

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Scope and Contents note

The Rita Kasper Hart papers contain dance cards from January 1937- May 1940. The dances represented include: Delta Gamma of Kappa Kappa Gamma, Blue Key Fraternity, Panhellenic and Intrafraternity Council, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Kappa Sigma, Alpha Omicron of Phi Kappa Kappa, Alpha Theta of Pi Kappa Phi, Epsilon Rho of Sigma Nu, winter term formal, military ball, sophomore prom, varsity party, Engineer’s Ball, Senior Ball, and the Frosh Frolic. There is also a photocopy of newspaper articles from 1938 about her nomination for Sparty’s girlfriend.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections L. Hamel

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.

Custodial History

A gift of Terry Brancheau.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan State University. -- General subdivision--Student Life; Chronological subdivision--1937-1940.;


  • Balls (Parties)
  • Dance cards
  • Student activities

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Collection Inventory

Dance Cards 

Drawer Folder


F.D. 1


F.D. 2


F.D. 3


F.D. 4
Drawer Folder

Article About Nomination to be Sparty's Girlfriend 1938 

F.D. 5