Green Splash Swimming Club Records
UA.12.3.18

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator
Adams, Walter, 1922-1998
Creator
Hannah, John A., 1902-1991
Creator
Harden, Edgar L.
Creator
Mackey, Maurice Cecil, 1929-
Creator
Michigan Agricultural College. Women's Lifesaving Corps.
Creator
Michigan State University. Sports. Synchornized Swimming.
Creator - Donor
Mostosky, Ulreh V.
Title
Green Splash Swimming Club records
ID
UA.12.3.18
Date [inclusive]
1920-1988
Extent
1.8 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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Historical Note

In 1920, the Women's Lifesaving Corps of Michigan Agricultural College was founded to teach swimming and lifesaving techniques to interested coeds. In 1927, the Corps changed its name to Green Splash and reorganized into an honorary swimming club. The club was a synchronized swimming team that was open for both males and females but only the females competed at invitationals. The Green Splash represented MSU in varsity sports with club members competing in synchronized swimming competitions both nationally and in the Big Ten Conference. They also put on performances for entertainment. Later the Green Splash became and an intramural sports club. In 1998 the name changed to the MSU Synchronized Swimming club.

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Scope and Contents note

The records of the Green Splash Swimming Club consist of club meeting minutes; membership information; negatives; photographs; and scrapbooks (1920-1986) containing photographs, memorabilia, and water show programs. The bulk of the records revolve around the annual water pageants produced by the swimming club between 1953 and 1976. The earlier years are documented more fully in the organization's minutes.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections

Revision Description

  December 2003

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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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Lifesaving
  • Swimming
  • Synchronized swimming

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Collection Inventory

Papers 

Box Folder

Membership Lists 1976, 1978 Undated 

1315 1

Water Show Programs 1945-1986 

1315 2

Water Show Format 1986 

1315 3

Water Show routines Undated 

1315 4

Miscellaneous Administrative Records 1930-1988, Undated 

1315 5

Women's Lifesaving Corps 1923-1927 

Box Folder

Minutes 1923-1925 

1314 1

Minutes 1927 

1315 6

Green Splash Swimming Club 

Box Folder

Minutes 1931-1935 

1314 2

Minutes and Roll Call 1935-1938 

1314 3

Minutes and Roll Call 1938-1947 

1314 4

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Photographs 

Box Folder

 1974 

1315 10

 undated 

1315 11-13
Drawer

Students. Organizations. Green Splash 

MSU Photo Collection

Photographs - Negatives 

Box Folder

 1970-1971 

1315 7

 1972-1973 

1315 8

 1974 

1315 9

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Scrapbooks and Albums 

Club Activities 

Box

#328 Untitled 1920-1937 

1847H

MSU Women’s Swim Team (Green Splash and swim team) 1939-1951 

1847H

#381 Green Splash Yearbook 1966-1967 

1847H

#382 Untitled 1967-1968 

1847H

Green Splash 1968-1969 

1847H

Water Shows 

Box

#372 "Weather Vanities" 1953 

1314

#373 "Greatest Splash on Earth" 1954 

1314

#374 "It's a Great Country" 1965 

1314

#375 "Sounds of Music" 1966 

1314

#376 "Synchronized Sit-Down" 1968 

1314

#377 "Great Shakes" 1970 

1314

#378 "Wet and Wild" 1971 

1314

#379 "Sea the USA" 1974 

1314

#380 "The Children's Hour" 1976 

1314

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Serials 

#610: Rhapport 

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