Spartan Round Table Records

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Spartan Round Table records
1949, 1951-1969
0.1 Cubic feet , 3 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 Round Table, formed in the late 1940s, was an informal meeting between Michigan State University (then Michigan State College) President John A. Hannah and student representatives from numerous campus groups. The round table served as a means of communication between students and the administration. The president discussed administrative and financial problems as well as policies. Students raised concerns about policy implications and campus dissatisfactions.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains invitations from the Office of the President to Spartan Round Table meetings. There is a document explaining the genesis of the Spartan Round Table. Also included are minutes from the meetings. Topics covered include academics, athletics, finance, residence halls, and student affairs.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections February 2008

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

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 University. Students.


  • Invitations
  • Minutes (Records)

Personal Name(s)

  • Hannah, John A., 1902-1991
  • Smith, Bernice Tucker


  • College presidents -- Michigan -- East Lansing
  • College students -- Michigan -- East Lansing

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Collection Inventory


Drawer Folder

 1949, 1958-January 1963 

F.D. 1

 March 1963- February 1969 

F.D. 2
Drawer Folder

Invitations April 1951 - May 1967 

F.D. 3