Arthur Clendenin, Jr. Collection

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Clendenin, Arthur, 1934-2013
Arthur Clendenin, Jr. collection
1953, 1954, undated
1.0 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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Arthur Myron Clendenin, Jr. was born in Detroit, Michigan to Arthur M. Clendenin, Sr. and Dorothy Shivers Clendenin. His love of photography began at a young age when he converted a basement area into his darkroom where he began photo processing. Clendenin graduated from Michigan State University in 1956 majoring in Accounting. During his time at MSU, Clendenin was part of the State News, Accounting Club, Officers Club, Wolverine yearbook staff, and the Kappa Alpha Mu honorary society. He traveled to the 1954 Rose Bowl game when MSU played UCLA.

After graduating from MSU, he entered the U.S. Army for two years and was stationed in Omaha, Nebraska. After being discharged from the army, Clendenin married Judy Rogers on September 20, 1958 in Council Bluffs, Iowa and began his accounting career with Price Waterhouse in Detroit, Michigan. While with the company, he moved to their Toledo office in 1960. In 1972, Clendenin formed his own accounting firm. He stayed in Ohio until 2007 when he sold his practice and moved to Texas.

At the age of 79, Clendenin died on September 17, 2013. Together with his wife Judy, they had four children: Arthur M. Clendenin III, Christine Clendenin, Nancy Dederer, and Ruth Clendenin.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of photos mounted on mattes, scrapbook of photos, and loose photos taken by Arthur Clendenin, Jr. The images include photos of Michigan State College (now Michigan State University) campus buildings, a few photos of athletics, exterior of Rose Bowl stadium in 1954, homecoming court contest in 1953, homecoming queen Ardeth Raymond, Kappa Alpha Mu (photojournalism honorary society) events, and the Michigan Press Photographers conference.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections January 25, 2016

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)

  • Kappa Alpha Mu. Michigan State University Chapter.
  • Michigan State University. Class of 1956.
  • Michigan State University. Homecoming.
  • Michigan State University. Students.
  • Rose Bowl (Football game). (1954 : Pasadena, Calif.)


  • Scrapbooks

Personal Name(s)

  • Clendenin, Arthur, III


  • Barns
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • College campuses -- Michigan -- East Lansing
  • College students -- Michigan -- East Lansing
  • Football
  • Photographs
  • Swimming

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Biographical Information and Obituary of Arthur M. Clendenin, Jr. 2013, 2016 

5507 17

Photograph. Group of Men undated 

5507 1

Loose Photographs from Oversized Scrapbook 

Box Folder

Homecoming photos being taken 1953 

5507 2

Kellogg Biological Station Windmill undated 

5507 3

Man wearing a cap and gown holding a lamb undated 

5507 4

Men on a panel discussion undated 

5507 5

People sitting by windows undated 

5507 6

Outside paved stairs undated 

5507 7
Box Folder

Loose photograph captions from Oversized Scrapbook undated 

5507 8

Oversized Photographs 

Box Folder

Basketball. Action 1955 

5507 9

Beal Garden undated 

5507 10

Buildings (Shaw, Beaumont Tower, Kellogg Center, Chapel, and unknown building) undated 

5507 11

Homecoming Queen Ardeth Raymond undated 

5507 12

Sparty Statue undated 

5507 13

Oversized Scrapbook 

Box Folder

Folder 1 undated 

5507 14

Folder 2 undated 

5507 15

Folder 3 undated 

5507 16

Oversized Matted Photos 


Barn with fence undated 


Comedy act with a man presenting and three women dressed in black face undated 


Drawn design of letters Kappa Alpha Mu and an old fashion camera undated 


Justin Morrill Agricultural Building undated 


Man on the track and field team throwing a shot put undated 


MSU cheerleader mid cheer on the sidelines while the band and football can be seen in the background undated 


Rose Bowl entrance with people standing outside undated 


Swimmer doing the back stroke undated 


Three children surrounded by several ducks undated 


Woman presenting a Big Ten trophy to Miss Minnesota as Miss Ohio State looks on undated