Helen Carruthers and Doug Carruthers Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Carruthers family
Helen Carruthers and Doug Carruthers papers
Date [inclusive]
0.1 Cubic feet

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

Douglas C. Carruthers, of Plymouth, Michigan, graduated from Michigan State College (now Michigan State University) in 1931. He majored in Mechanical Engineering and was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Additionally, Carruthers was a member of Phi Kappa Tau, Excalibur, Scabbard and Blade, Blue Key, Phi Lambda Tau, and Student Council. During his senior year, he was Student Council President and an Artillery Major in R.O.T.C.

Helen Carruthers, sister of Doug, graduated from MSC in 1933. She participated in the following activities: Chi Omega, "S" Club, A.W.S., Greater Council, Union Board, Vice President of Spartan Women's League, YWCA, W.A.A., Vice President of Sophomore class, Math Club, and Union Opera.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of university memorabilia (25 items) including copies of The Spartan, an alumni catalogue, a student handbook,  The Helot,  Xi Gamma Gabber, blue books, football ticket stubs, a student activity handbook, a sophomore prom dance card and a fraternity banquet invitation.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections June 2013

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

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

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 1931.
  • Michigan State University. Class of 1933.


  • Programs (Publications)

Personal Name(s)

  • Brabaw, Brad
  • Carruthers, Douglas C.
  • Carruthers, Helen


  • College students -- Michigan -- East Lansing
  • Dance cards
  • Football
  • Proms
  • Universities and colleges -- Alumni and alumnae

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Collection Inventory


Drawer Folder

Trigonometry October 4, 1929 

F.D. 1

Economics (?) undated 

F.D. 1
Drawer Folder

Dance card, invitations, and program 1931, 1936, undated 

F.D. 2

Ephemera 1957, undated 

F.D. 3

Phylean Float "Collegiate," Water Carnival photograph June 9-10, 1933 

F.D. 3

Xi Gamma Gabber 1936-1937 

F.D. 4

Ready for Business June 1934 

F.D. 4