Abbot Hall Publications

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Abbot Hall publications
Date [inclusive]
0.1 Cubic feet , 2 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

A Bit About Abbot began in 1957 and was Abbot Hall's monthly, student-run newspaper. Its predecessor was called  Abbot Anecdotes.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection contains three issues of Abbot Antecdotes for 1954 to 1955 and one issue of  A Bit About Abbot for 1957. The issues include the activities of the Dorm Council, upcoming parties, overheard conversations, "social statistics" that tally the relationship status of all girls in the hall, fraternity pinnings, and the results of inter-hall athletic competitions. The September 1955 issue contains information on housemothers, resident assistants, and living facilities.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections March 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. Residence halls.
  • Michigan State University. Students. Periodicals.


  • College student newspapers and periodicals
  • College students -- Michigan -- East Lansing -- Periodicals
  • Dormitory life

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Collection Inventory

Drawer Folder

Abbot Anecdotes 1954-1955 

F.D. 1

A Bit About Abbot 1957 

F.D. 2