Alva Sherwood Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Sherwood, Alva
Alva Sherwood papers
0.1 Cubic feet Essay==Original Extent Info: 1 Item.

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

Alva Sherwood received his Bachelor of Science from the State Agricultural College of Michigan in 1881. In 1882 he is listed as a farmer in New Troy and as a farmer in Three Oaks, Michigan in 1888.

In 1894, he earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Surgery from the Detroit College of Medicine. In 1895, he is noted in the alumni catalog as a Veterinary Surgeon and Farmer in Three Oaks, Michigan.

The Alumni catalog of 1900 lists Sherwood as Principal of Schools in Three Oaks for two years and as veterinary surgeon, farmer and dealer in live stock.

Alva Sherwood died September 26, 1905.

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Scope and Contents note

A nine page essay entitled, "History-Its Uses", July 23, 1881, written by Alva Sherwood.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections April 2012

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.

Custodial History

A gift of Mary Sherwood Hill.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan State University. Class of 1881.


  • Universities and colleges -- Alumni and alumnae

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Collection Inventory

Drawer Folder

"History - Its Uses" 1881 

F.D. 1