Howland House Collection

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Howland House collection
1948, 1992, 2010
0.1 Cubic feet

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

Howland House was bought in 1948 by fifty Michigan State College (now Michigan State University) students (many of them World War II veterans) to form a student housing cooperative. Howland House has moved twice and is now located at 415 M.A.C. Avenue in East Lansing, Michigan. Howland House is currently part of the MSU Student Housing Cooperative.

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Scope and Content

The Howland House collection contains reunion materials and photograph boards. The reunion materials consist of photocopies of information sheets from former members in which the members describe their lives since they left Howland House, with some containing images of themselves. These information sheets appear to be from the 1992 reunion. There is also an update from 2010 which includes copies of interior and exterior photographs of Howland House in 2010. The collection also includes photographs of the original interior and exterior of Howland House mounted on poster board.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections September 2013

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. Researchers are encouraged to contact the original creator as well.

Custodial History

Transferred by the MSU Alumni Association.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan State College. Howland House.
  • Michigan State University. Howland House.


  • Photographs


  • College students -- Michigan -- East Lansing
  • Housing, Cooperative -- Michigan -- East Lansing
  • Student housing -- Michigan -- East Lansing

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Collection Inventory

Drawer Folder

Howland House reunion 1992, 2010 

F.D. 1

Article about dedication April 24, 29148 

F.D. 2



Howland House members 1948 

UA Photo 37

Photograph Boards 2010