Spartan Women's League Records

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Michigan State University. Spartan Women's League.
Spartan Women's League records
Date [inclusive]
0.5 Cubic feet , 12 folders

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

The Spartan Women's League was founded in 1931 by two students, Mabel Petersen and Pearl Perrin, both members of the class of 1932. The purpose of the organization was to help the women at Michigan State to create stronger friendships, to develop leadership, to be of service to the campus community, and to enter teams in competitive athletic sports.

SWL sponsored events such as good grooming workshops and dances.

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Scope and Contents note

The Spartan Women's League records consists of correspondence, constitutions of the organization, event programs, a history of the organization, membership lists, newspaper clippings, and a faculty questionnaire. Also included are two campus etiquette books, "We Like It This Way at Michigan State College" and "This We Do at MSU." The collection also contains photographs of members and activities.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections March 2009

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

Revision Description

  December 2015

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

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan State College. Students. Societies, etc.
  • Michigan State University. Students. Societies, etc.


  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • Constitutions
  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Photographs
  • Programs (Publications)


  • College students -- Michigan -- East Lansing
  • Etiquette
  • Women college students -- Michigan -- East Lansing

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Collection Inventory

Drawer Folder

Activities 1947-1948, 1954, 1957, 1959-1961, Undated 

F.D. 1

Constitution 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, Undated 

F.D. 2

Correspondence to Students 1938, 1952, 1954-1955, 1961, 1963 

F.D. 3

Correspondence 1930-1939, 1947, 1954-1957, Undated 

F.D. 4

Elections 1947-1948, 1955-1958, Undated 

F.D. 5

Etiquette books 1956, Undated 

F.D. 6

Event Programs 1931, 1942-1943, 1949, 1951, 1957-1959, Undated 

F.D. 7

Faculty Questionnaire 1938 

F.D. 8

History of the Organization Undated 

F.D. 9

Initiation 1952, 1954, Undated 

F.D. 10

Membership Lists 1930, 1946, 1948, 1955-1969, Undated 

F.D. 11

Newspaper Clippings 1947, 1955, 1957 

F.D. 12
Box Folder

"Campus Courtesy" presentation script circa 1964 

5499 1

"Campus Courtesy" presentation note cards circa 1964 


"Campus Courtesy" presentation 35mm slides circa 1964 

5499 A

Photographs - Michigan State University Collection 


Students. Organizations. Spartan Women's League