Rolan Wallace Sleight Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator -
Sleight, Rolan Wallace
Rolan Wallace Sleight papers
Date [inclusive]
0.25 Cubic feet , 1 volume

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

Rolan Wallace Sleight, of Laingsburg, Michigan, earned his B.S. in Agriculture from Michigan Agricultural College in 1915. While at M.A.C., he was a member of the Farmer's Club, the Seminarius Botanicus (a botany honorary), and the Dorian Literary Society (Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity). After graduation, Sleight married Bernice Beckwith, of East Lansing, Michigan. The Sleights farmed in Laingsburg for a number of years before moving to St. Johns, Michigan, where Rolan became District Manager for the State Farm Insurance Company. Rolan Sleight was the Secretary of the class of 1915 Alumni Club.

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Scope and Contents note

The Rolan Sleight papers consist of a program and memorabilia from the Michigan Agricultural College Circus (1911-1914), programs of Alumni Club events (1940-1966), undated records of the Class of 1915 Alumni Club, and a scrapbook containing photographs, athletic schedules, M.A.C. songs, invitations, programs, news clippings, menus, fee receipts, and report cards (1911-1915). The photographs in the collection include images from his time at M.A.C. including class rush or class rivalry, alumni reunion of the class of 1915 in 1930, military science company B, students in front of Williams Hall, Gideon Smith, and a crowd in stands.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections October 1987

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

Revision Description

  February 2011

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Dedicated to the public 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

Papers were donated by Stuart D. Sleight.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan State University. Class of 1915. Alumni Club.
  • Michigan State University. Class of 1915. Alumni Club.
  • Michigan State University. Farmers' Club. -- Chronological subdivision--1911-1915;
  • Phi Kappa Tau. Alpha Alpha Chapter (Michigan State University).

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Collection Inventory


Drawer Folder

M.A.C. College Circus Program and memorabilia 1911-1914 

F.D. 1

Alumni Programs 1940-1966 

F.D. 2

Alumni Records- Class of 1915 Undated 

F.D. 3

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Scrapbook #319 1911-1915 

SB 319



Michigan State University 

Alumni. Reunion, class of 1915 in 1930 

Class Rush 

Crowds in Stands 

Military Science Company B 


Groups. In front of Williams Hall 

Smith, Gideon 


People. Unidentified 

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