Louis A. Bregger Papers
UA.10.3.93

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator -
Bregger, Louis Albert, -1928
Title
Louis A. Bregger papers
ID
UA.10.3.93
Date [inclusive]
1884-1909
Extent
0.25 Cubic feet
Language
English

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

Louis Albert Bregger, Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) class of 1888, was born in Quincy, Illinois. He entered M.A.C. in 1884 as a student of Horticulture. He was a member of the Natural History Society, and served as president of the Students' Organization and as vice president and historian of the Union Literary Society. He also worked on campus, mainly in the M.A.C. greenhouse. After graduation, Bregger worked as a landscape gardener at the Graceland Cemetery in Chicago. In 1892 he married Anna Henjes, the foster sister of William A. Taylor. Taylor was Bregger's roommate at M.A.C. and also graduated in 1888. In 1900 Bregger moved his family to Bangor, Michigan, where he began to produce fruit in his orchards on Outlook Farm. He lived and worked at Outlook until his death in 1928. According to the April 1928 issue of "Ye U Lit Speculum," Bregger died as the result of an accident involving a falling tree, which occurred near his home farm. Bregger had two sons, John Taylor and Louis B., who graduated from M.A.C. in 1917 and 1926, respectively.

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Scope and Content

This collection includes notes of lectures delivered by Professors L. H. Bailey, R. C. Kedzie and A. J. Cook; speeches and a manuscript prepared by Bregger while he was a student at Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University); commencement programs and programs of meetings he attended; and programs for the M.A.C. Semi Centennial celebration in 1907. The correspondence is arranged into five folders. The first two contain mostly letters written by Bregger to his older brother, John, and provide information concerning the controversy surrounding the career of Samuel Johnson, Professor of Practical Agriculture, 1879-1889; the construction of the Armory; and daily life at M.A.C. during the years 1884-1889. The next two folders contain letters written mainly by his wife, Anna, to her foster parents, and include some information about her alma mater, the University of Michigan. The last folder contains undated letter fragments, and an additional folder contains two letters written by Bregger to newspapers. The collection also includes an 1888 class ring which is maintained separately from the manuscript materials.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections November 1985

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824
517-355-2330
archives@msu.edu

Revision Description

  February 2006

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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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials

See also John Taylor Bregger papers (UA 10.3.74) which are quite extensive and contain a number of letters from his parents (his father was Louis A. Bregger), as well as much information concerning Michigan Agricultural College in the early 1900's.

Separated Materials

MSUAHC Photo Collection, MSUAHC Serial Publications, MSU Special Collections, MSU Science Library, Michigan State Library (UA 1264)

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan Agricultural College.
  • Michigan State University. Anniversaries, etc..
  • Michigan State University. Class of 1888.
  • Michigan State University. -- General subdivision--Student Life; Chronological subdivision--1884-1889;
  • University of Michigan. -- General subdivision--Student Life; Chronological subdivision--1885-1890c.;

Genre(s)

  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Photographs
  • Postcards
  • Programs (Publications)
  • Speeches, addresses, etc.

Geographic Name(s)

  • United States

Personal Name(s)

  • Bailey, L. H., (Liberty Hyde), 1858-1954
  • Bregger, Anna Henjes
  • Bregger, Myra Potter
  • Cook, Albert John, 1842-1916
  • Finn, Doris
  • Johnson, Samuel, 1839-1916
  • Kedzie, R. C., (Robert Clark), 1823-1902

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture -- Study and teaching
  • Horticulture -- Study and teaching

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Collection Inventory

Papers 

Box Folder

"Are Sprayed Fruits Poisonous?" 1888 

1018H 1

Correspondence 

Box Folder

 1884-1886 

1018H 2

 1887-1890 

1018H 3

 1892-1895 

1018H 4

 1897-1900 

1018H 5

 1907, Undated 

1018H 6

Envelopes 1888-1895 

1018H 14
Box Folder

M.A.C. Commencement Programs 1888 

1018H 7

M.A.C. Semi Centennial Celebration 1907 

1018H 8

Meeting Programs 1903, 1907, 1909 

1018H 9

Newspaper Letters 1894, Undated 

1018H 10

Notes on Landscape Gardening and Horticulture 1886 

1018H 11

Notes on Meteorology and Geology 1888 

1018H 12

Speeches 1886-1888 

1018H 13

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Object 

Box

Class ring 1888 

1018H

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Photographs 

Drawer
Photographs

Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois 

Michigan State University. Student Activities. Literary Skit 

People. Bregger, Louis A. 

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Postcards 

Drawer
Postcards

Arizona 

California 

China 

Colorado 

Connecticut 

France 

Germany 

Groups 

Indiana 

Illinois 

Massachusetts 

Michigan 

Michigan. Bay City. Armory 

Michigan. Battle Creek. Sanitarium 

Michigan State University. Buildings. Engineering Building 

Michigan State University. Buildings. Wells Hall 

Minnesota 

Missouri 

Navajo Squaw 

New Jersey 

New Mexico 

New York 

Ohio 

Oregon 

Pennsylvania 

Scenes 

South Carolina 

Virginia 

Washington 

Washington, D.C. 

West Virginia 

Wyoming 

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