University Farm Collection
UA.16.135

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator
Michigan State University. University Farms.
Title
University Farm collection
ID
UA.16.135
Date [inclusive]
1860-1948
Extent
2.0 Cubic feet , 2 volumes
Language
English

Preferred Citation note

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 original Michigan Agricultural College farm was a T-shaped tract of land that spanned the Red Cedar River and covered about a square mile. Students were required to work several hours each day in the fields as part of their coursework. The practical application of the scientific knowledge acquired in classrooms was considered to be an important part of the educational system of the college. Agricultural related experiments were also considered an important dimension of the college and its farm. The farm did not increase in acreage between 1855 and 1913, however, by 1928; six adjoining farms were added to double the acreage.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains materials related to the College Farm at Michigan State University. The records include daybooks, which log tasks students worked on along with the location, date and time spent. Also included is a stock register listing the names, descriptions and ownership histories of the animals at M.A.C. The collection contains many photographs of horses, including the specific breeds: Belgians, Clydesdales, and Percheron. The photos also include some scenes of pastures, short courses, and farms.

The collection also includes published (1926-1935) and unpublished (1958-1969) annual reports.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections

Revision Description

  November 2006

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Conditions Governing Use note

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials

See also: Madison Kuhn collection (UA 17.107) - volumes

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan State University. University Farms.

Personal Name(s)

  • Kuhn, Madison

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture -- Michigan -- East Lansing
  • Agriculture -- Study and teaching
  • Farms -- Michigan -- East Lansing
  • Horse breeds

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Collection Inventory

Box Volume

Stock Register March 1, 1860 - Circa 1865 

2094 1

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State Agricultural College, Superintendent of the Farm’s Cash Book 1863-1873 

2094 2

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Farm Daybooks 

Box Volume

 October 1, 1864-January, 1867 

2094 3

 December 1866-July 1868 

2094 4

 July 1868-June 1870 

2094 5

 June 1870-February 1872 

2094 6

 February 1872-March 1874 

2094 7

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Volume

Stock Sales 1866-1893 

8

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Farm Journal December 1868-1871 

9

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Box

MSU Farms brochures undated 

2094

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Photographs in the MSU Department Collections 

Drawer
Department Photographs

Buildings. Implement Shed 1920 

Experiments. Colt Development Project. Claudet. 

Experiments. Colt Development Project. Colet 

Experiments. Colt Development Project. Fanelfe 

Experiments. Colt Development Project. Maryet 

Experiments. Colt Development Project. Phoven de Wolfe 

Experiments. Colt's foot measurements 

Experiments. Heart girth measurement 

Experiments. Liberal vs. Limited Rations for Draft Colts 1934 (no876) 

Experiments. Liberal vs. Limited Rations for Draft Colts 1934 (no877) 

Experiments. Liberal vs. Limited Rations for Draft Colts 1934 (no878) 

Experiments. Liberal vs. Limited Rations for Draft Colts 1934 (no879) 

Experiments. Liberal vs. Limited Rations for Draft Colts 1934 (no880) 

Experiments. Liberal vs. Limited Rations for Draft Colts 1934 (no881) 

Experiments. Liberal vs. Limited Rations for Draft Colts 1934 (no882) 

Experiments. Liberal vs. Limited Rations for Draft Colts 1934 (no883) 

Experiments. Light vs. Heavy Horse Experiment 1940 

Farm Scenes. Cultipacking 

Farm Scenes. Cultivating (3 folders) 

Farm Scenes. Cultivating with Sandy and Jewell, Belgian geldings 

Farm Scenes. Discing with a four horse team of Belgians and Percherons 

Farm Scenes. Drilling Oats 

Farm Scenes. Drilling Oats; Belgian mares rolling Coel and Coelet; Geldings 

Farm Scenes. Filling silo on College Farm 

Farm Scenes. Hauling and spreading manure 

Farm Scenes. Harvesting 1928 

Farm Scenes. Harvesting corn on muck (3 folders) 1933 

Farm Scenes. Harvesting. Treviso and Percheron mares at Lake City Experiment Station 

Farm Scenes. Horses in harness. Colet and Coletor 

Farm Scenes. Horses in harness. Dick and Pete 

Farm Scenes. Horses in harness. Jasper and Dexter wearing a walsh harness 1924 

Farm Scenes. Horses in harness. Maple and Lattie 

Farm Scenes. Horses in harness. Multiple hitches (2 folders) 

Farm Scenes. Horses in harness. Reno 206992 

Farm Scenes. Horses in harness. Reno 206992 and Maet 212840 1944 

Farm Scenes. Horses in harness. Stub and Major (4 folders) 1937 

Farm Scenes. Horses in harness. Stub and Major (2 folders) 1938 

Farm Scenes. Horses in harness. Tony and Daisy wearing Walsh harness 1923 

Farm Scenes. Horses in harness. Tony and Gus 1944 

Farm Scenes. Horses in harness. Treviso and registered mares at Lake City Experiment Station 

Farm Scenes. Mowing 

Farm Scenes. Planting. Coreenet 213803 and Doret 212839 

Farm Scenes. Planting. Lourette 12826 and Phoevenche de Rubis 15762 

Farm Scenes. Plowing (4 Folders) 

Farm Scenes. Plowing 1928 

Farm Scenes. Plowing. Colene 191001 and Treva 203692 (4 folders) 

Farm Scenes. Prairie Farm 

Farm Scenes. Using grain drill on College Farm (2 folders) 1930 

Farm Scenes. Using rotary hoes (2 folders) 1929 

Farmers Week, 1946. Horseshoeing contest (3 folders) 1946 

Farmers Week, 1946. (?) Horseshoeing contest (3 folders) 1946 

Horse Judging All-college judging contest May 1929 

Horse Judging Ralph Hudson giving instruction 1908 

Horse Judging Ralph Hudson giving instruction 1924 

Horse Shows 1934 International Arena 

Horse Shows 1934 International Michigan stallions 

Horse Shows 1934 International Night Scene 

Horse Shows 1935 International. First prize Michigan Exhibit 

Horses (13 folders) 

Horses Administering treatment for bots and round worms 

Horses Arabians. Mare and foal. 

Horses Belgians. (2 folders) 

Horses Belgians Geldings. Stub and Major 

Horses Belgians Mares. Albine d' Esclatiere 3664, Coquette de Belle Croix 3666 and Queen 6994 

Horses Belgians Mares. Bell de Rubis 16787 and May Queen 20126 

Horses Belgians Mares. Belle 7527 (3 folders) 

Horses Belgians Mares. Belle 7527 And Queen 6994 (3 folders) 

Horses Belgians Mares. Belle Phoenix 11290 (3 folders) 

Horses Belgians Mares. Belle Phoenix, Phovenche, Ravenche and foals 

Horses Belgians Mares. Belle Phoenix 11290, Silver de Phoenix 11288, and Provenche 11289 

Horses Belgians Mares. Bellora 13962 and foal 

Horses Belgians Mares Betty de Camille 8972 

Horses Belgians Mares Betty de Camille 8975 and May 

Horses Belgians Mares Boulder Bridge Victoria 14040 

Horses Belgians Mares Calistia de Rubis 15427 and foal 

Horses Belgians Mares Coquette de Bella Croix 3666, Queen 6994, and Bell3 7527 

Horses Belgians Mares Elsie de Bios 19675 and Jewell Martin 21282 

Horses Belgians Mares Fanny 7041, Ethel 12031, Miller's Jewel 11094, Miller's Jewrell 12032 and foals 

Horses Belgians Mares Ginger's Calistia 22931 and Ginger's Bellors 22932 

Horses Belgians Mares Ginger's Jewell 22934 (3 folders) 

Horses Belgians Mares Ginger's Pervenche 22933 

Horses Belgians Mares Ginger's Pervenche 22933 and foal 

Horses Belgians Mares Ginger's Pervenche and Ginger's Jewell 

Horses Belgians Mares Leonie Martin 13675, Pervenche Martin 13674 and Manit de Wolfe 14412 

Horses Belgians Mares Lourette 12826 

Horses Belgians Mares Lourette de Rubis 16440 

Horses Belgians Mares Lourette de Rubis 16440 and Bell de Rubis 19787 

Manitta de Rubis 10750 

Miller's Jewel 11094, Miller's Jewrell 12032 and foals, 

Naome de Rubis 10749 

Naome de Rubis 10749 and Manitta de Rubis 10750 

Naome de Rubis 10749, Manitta de Rubis 10750 and Pervanche 9030 

Pervanche 9030 (7 folders) 

Horses. Belgians. Mares. Pervenche 9030 and foal (4 folders) 

Horses. Belgians. Mares. Pervenche 9030 and Phovenche 11289 (2 folders) 

Horses. Belgians. Mares. Pervenche 9030 and Ravenche 12218 

Horses. Belgians. Mares. Pervenche 9030 and Ravenche de Wolfe 15192 (2 folders) 

Horses. Belgians. Mares. Pervenche 9030 with daughters and granddaughters 

Horses. Belgians. Mares. Pho de Wolfe 

Horses. Belgians. Mares. Phoevenche. Daughters: Pho de Wolfe, Phoven de Wolfe, Phoevenche de Wolfe 

Horses. Belgians. Mares. Phoevenche de Wolfe 13461 (2 folders) 

Horses. Belgians. Mares. Queen 6994 

Horses. Belgians. Mares. Ravenche 12218 (4 folders) 

Horses. Belgians. Mares. Ravenche 12218 and foal 

Horses. Belgians. Mares. Ravenche 12218, Pervenche 9030, Phoevenche 11289 and foals 

Horses. Belgians. Mares. Ravenche de Martin 18540 (2 folders) 

Horses. Belgians. Mares. Venche de Wolfe 14195 (2 folders) 

Horses. Belgians. Mares. Venche de Wolfe 14195 and foal 

Horses. Belgians. Mares and stallions. Belle 7527, Betty de Camille 8975, Pervenche 9030, and Jupiter 11532 

Horses. Belgians. Mares and stallions. Jupiter 11532, Queen 6994, Belle 7527, and Coquette de Belle Croix 3666 

Horses. Belgians. Stallions. Albine de Phoenix 14745 

Horses. Belgians. Stallions. Belois Martin 21191 

Horses. Belgians. Stallions. Ben Wolfe 17674 (3 folders) 

Horses. Belgians. Stallions. Bon Rubis 20074 

Horses. Belgians. Stallions. Bon Rubis 20074, Marubis 20073 and Frank Rubis 20075 

Horses. Belgians. Stallions. Bormel Rubis 20070 

Horses. Belgians. Stallions. Bormel Rubis 20070, Ven Rubis 20072, and Manit Rubis 20071 

Horses. Belgians. Stallions. De Bois Martin 16314 (3 folders) 

Horses. Belgians. Stallions. De Wolfe 

Horses. Belgians. Stallions. Espoir d' Ath 

Horses. Belgians. Stallions. Frank Rubis 20075 

Horses. Belgians. Stallions. Ginger 18711 (2 folders) 

Horses. Belgians. Stallions. Ginger 18711. Certificate of transfer of ownership 

Horses. Belgians. Stallions. Ginger 18711. Foal 

Horses. Belgians. Stallions. John de Bois II 13600. Foals 

Horses. Belgians. Stallions. Jupiter 11532 (2 folders) 

Horses. Belgians. Stallions. King Farceur 28526 

Horses. Belgians. Stallions. Loewenstein 16928 (4 folders) 

Horses. Belgians. Stallions. Lourger 22788 

Horses. Belgians. Stallions. Manit Rubis 20071 (2 folders) 

Horses. Belgians. Stallions. Martin de Rubis 18213 

Horses. Belgians. Stallions. Marubis 20073 

Horses. Belgians. Stallions. Phoenix de Albine 15551 

Horses. Belgians. Stallions. Preston de Phoenix 16382 

Horses. Belgians. Stallions. Preston Wolfe 14607 (3 folders) 

Horses. Belgians. Stallions. Prince d' Or 20502 

Horses. Belgians. Stallions. Ra Wolfe 17157 (2 folders) 

Horses. Belgians. Stallions. Range Line Phoenix 12808 (4 folders) 

Horses. Belgians. Stallions. Rubis 8004 

Horses. Belgians. Stallions. Rubis 8004. Two-year old sons 

Horses. Belgians. Stallions. Rubis 8004. Yearling sons 

Horses. Belgians. Stallions. Rubis de Wolfe 18212 

Horses. Belgians. Stallions. Ven Rubis 20072 

Horses. Belgians. Stallions. Vene Rubis 21190 

Horses. Belgians. Stallions. Winger 22789 

Horses. Belgians and Percherons. Mares. Etola, Venche de Wolfe, Koncella, and Manit de Wolfe 

Horses. Belgians and Percherons. Mares. Pervenche 9030 and Coreen 117580 (2 folders) 

Horses. Belgians and Percherons. Mares. Pho de Wolfe and Claudaet 

Horses. Belgians and Percherons. Mares and Stallions. Pervenche 9030, Coreen 117580 and Rubis 8004 

Horses. Belgians and Percherons. Stallions. Preston Wolfe and Sir Laet (2 folders) 

Horses. Belgians, Clydesdales and Percherons. Mares and stallions. Belle 7527, Coquette de Belle Croix 3666, Queen 6994, Amaryllis 15873, Fortuness 19700, Brilliantina 73142, Afection 140154, and Rookwood Jalap 141479 

Horses. Breed unknown. Colts. William Small Colt 1934 

Horses. Breed unknown. Foals. Jewell foal 1930 

Horses. Breed unknown. Geldings. Candoline Martin 

Horses. Breed unknown. Geldings. Leonie Martin and Candoline Martin 

Horses. Breed unknown. Mares. Belle 

Horses. Breed unknown. Mares. Belle and Jess (2 folders) 1907 

Horses. Breed unknown. Mares. Jess and foals 

Horses. Breed unknown. Mares. Ruth 

Horses. Breed unknown. Stallions. Goodwine stud 1934 

Horses. Breed unknown. Stallions. Linton Marcellus 24241 

Horses. Breed unknown. Stallions. Linton Marcellus and Milaet 

Horses. Breed unknown. Stallions. McCarthy stud 1934 

Horses. Breed unknown. Stallions. Victor Degas 

Horses. Clydesdales 

Horses. Clydesdales. Foals. First and second Clydesdale foals born at college 

Horses. Clydesdales. Mares. Amaryllis 15873 (4 folders) 

Horses. Clydesdales Mares. Amaryllis and Fortuness (2 folders) 

Horses. Clydesdales Mares. Betty and Bessie 

Horses. Clydesdales. Mares. Fortuness 19700 

Horses. Clydesdales. Mares. Langwater Fair Maid 20289 and foal 

Horses. Clydesdales. Mares. Langwater Fair Maid 20289, Osceola Dutchess 18988, Amaryllis 15873, and Fortuness 19700 

Horses. Clydesdales. Mares. Margaret (3 folders) 

Horses. Clydesdales. Mares. Margaret 13282 and foal 

Horses. Clydesdales. Mares. Margaret 13282, Queen Thyra 13281, College Betsy 15585, College Bess 15586 

Horses. Clydesdales. Mares. Amaryllis and Fortuness 

Horses. Clydesdales. Mares. Queen (2 folders) 

Horses. Clydesdales. Mares. Queen Thyra 13281 

Horses. Clydesdales. Mares and colts 

Horses. Clydesdales. Mares and foals 

Horses. Clydesdales. Mares and foals by Prince Fortune 

Horses. Clydesdales. Stallions. Baron Fortune 22243 (2 folders) 

Horses. Clydesdales. Stallions. Langwater Model 21720 (2 folders) 

Horses. Clydesdales. Stallions. MacAlpin [2323] 15564 (2 folders) 

Horses. Clydesdale x Percheron cross. Stallion 

Horses. Drawings of legs 

Horses. Percherons (4 folders) 

Horses. Percherons. Fillies (2 folders) 

Horses. Percherons. Fillies. Pair of first Percheron fillies produced by MAC 1910 

Horses. Percherons. Foals 

Horses. Percherons. Konet 213801, Reno 206992, and Corlaet 206052 

Horses. Percherons. Mares (2 folders) 

Ada 119708 

Adeline 119710 

Allene 100891 

Arlene 50645 

Arlene 50645 and foal 

Arleta 

Arlie 

Arlie and Axie 

Brilliantina 73142 (2 folders) 

Brilliantina 73142 and Queen 129320 

Carnona IV's Hope 216519 and foal 

Caroline 100892 and foals 

Carthela 

Castille 213858 and filly 

Castile 312858, Marietta 213862, and foals 

Claudaet 

Coet 212838 (2 folders) 

Colene 191001 (2 folders) 

Colene 191001 and Treva 203692 

Colet 206643 

Colet 206643 and Twin fillies (3 folders) 

Colo 194276 (3 folders) 

Colo and foal 

Coreen 117580 (3 folders) 

Coreen 117580 and Colene 191001 

Coreen 117580 and foal (4 folders) 

Coreen 117580 and Marble 217174 (2 folders) 

Coreen 117580 with three daughters (2 folders) 

Coreen 117580 with six daughters and five foals 

Coreen, Claudia, and foal 

Coreenet 213803 

Coro 197515 

Deliala 188301 

Doritea 199930 (2 folders) 

Dorothea 169630 (2 folders) 

Dunham's Claudia 176703 

Dunham's Marie 164062 

Echo's Coreen 221554 

Etola 204812 

Fashion 182195, Jacqueleen 180952, and Utelem 180953 

Gerardine 178356, Charlotte 178355, Milena 192998, and Loet 209520 

Grace Anna C 189634 

Jalaqueen 177674 and Jacqueleen 180952 

Koncella B 204637 

Maple Grove Iattie II 153088 

Maple Grove Leila 156680 (4 folders) 

Maple Grove Leila and Coreen 

Maple Grove Leila, Coreen, and Dunham's Claudia 

Maple Grove Leila 156680 and Dunham's Marie 164062 

Maple Grove Leila 156680 and foal (2 folders) 

Maple Grove Leila 156680, Utelem 180953, and Dunham's Marie 

Mare sired by Buster 

Marietta 213862, Castille 213858, Maraet 229915, and Castilaet 229914 

Maroline 196806 

Queen 129320 (2 folders) 

Rosamond and Arlene 

Treva 203692 

Utelem 180953 (2 folders) 

Victoria 222716 

Horses. Percherons. Mares and Colts. 

Horses. Percherons. Mares and foals 

Horses. Percherons. Mares and stallions 

Afection 140154, Axie 104829, and Martha 104831 

Conquest 33933 and Helen 48614 

Corvisal 188303, Deliala 188301, and Quenall 188302 

Rookwood Jalap 141479, Brilliantina 73142, and Queen 12932 

Treva 203692 and Reno 206992 (2 folders) 

Horses. Percherons. Stallions (3 folders) 

Afection 140154 (2 folders) 

Agno 

Arvisal 188299 

Buster 194944 

Buster 194944 and Sir Laet 190277 (3 folders) 

Chapelle 62940 and George B 69506 

Chief Laet (2 folders) 

Chor Laet 

Chor Laet 216072, Colen Laet 216073, and Sparkolet 216070 

Cladi Laet 216066 

Claudet's Echo 221553 

Col. Laet 

Colen Laet 216073 

Stallions Conquest 33933 

Corlaet 206052 

Corvisal 188303 (2 folders) 

Daniel from Rosamond 45547 (2 folders) 

Dean Dale 199250 (3 folders) 

Etola's Echo 221555 

Gerard 221556 

Hiland Chef and McPherson's Percheron Stallion 

Hunter 

Ingorina 155297 

Ingorine 129245 

Jalapeen 172427 (2 folders) 

Koncel Laet 216069 

Koncel Laet 216069. Leat 216071, and Cladi laet 216066 

Laet 133886 and descendants 

Laeteen 210908 

Lindberg 198507 

Major H 209523 

Mediator (Major H) 209523 (8 folders) 

Mediet 233239, Treveat 232978, and Coro's 1938 colt 

Meditator 228078 

Milaet 205790 

Miviso 212837(2 folders) 

Models (5 folders) 

Oak Forest Echo 183540 (6 folders) 

Oak Forest Echo 183540, foal 

Perfection 54441 (4 folders) 

Reno 206992 (2 folders) 

Rookwood Jalap 141479 (3 folders) 

Royal Prince 103077 

Sir Charger 207766 (2 folders) 

Sir Laet 190277 (9 folders) 

Sir Laet 190277, Colts (4 folders) 

Sir Laet 190277, Foals 

Sparkolet 216070 

Tatton Empress 

Trevaet 232978 (4 folders) 

Treviso 144394 (7 folders) 

Michigan Feeder's Day (2 folders) 1935 

Michigan Horse Breeders Association. Auction 

Michigan Horse Breeders Association. Auction (3 folders) 1937 

Pasture scenes (3 folders) 

Pasture Scenes 1910 

Pasture Scenes Circa 1926-1927 

Pasture Scenes 1928 

Pasture Scenes 1929 

Pasture Scenes (4 folders) 1930 

Pasture Scenes 1932 

Pasture Scenes. Mares and foals in rye pasture (5 folders) 1933 

People 

People. Anderson, B. F. 

Anderson, B. F. with mare and foal 

Bray, Charles with Percheron colt 

Carter, John with horses 

Dodge, Matilda R. and Alfred G. Wilson. Wedding party (newspaper clipping) 

Groups 

Hudson, Ralph 

Hudson, Ralph and Jack MacAllen (?) with horses 

MacAllen, Jack and Neil, with Prince, 1944 

MacAllen, Jack and Neil, shoeing horses 

Reynolds, Orville J. 

Rosso Family. W.P. Rosso, President of Michigan Horse Breeders Association, with his seven sons and seven grandsons 

Woodworth, Laurence and Helen, with their 4-H Club colts 

Plowing Contests (3 folders) 1931 

Plowing Contests. Porath Team 1931 

Pulling contests. Contest at Ionia Free Fair 1925 

Heavyweight champions 

Lightweight champions. 

Pulling contests. Contest at Marshall 1930 

Lightweight and heavyweight champions Pulling contests. Dynamometer 1925 

Pulling contests. Gohr Brothers team, champions 1928-1929 

Pulling contests. MSU teams. Belgian geldings at Farmers Day 1937 

Dynamomter Pull 

Duke and Dime on dynamometer 1925 

Maple Grove Iattie II and Axie on dynamometer 1925 

Nig and Baldy on dynamometer 1925 

Stub and Major in endurance test 

Pulling contests. Owosso Sugar Company team, champions 1927 

Short courses. Blacksmith class 

(2 folders) 1930 

(3 folders) 1934 

 1936 

Short courses. Colt Breaking class (3 folders) 1930 

(3 folders) 1931 

(6 folders) 1933 

(4 folders) 1934 

Short courses. Farm Implements class 

Short courses. Horse Breeding Class 1936-1937 

Short courses. Horseshoeing class 1946 

 1948 

Wagons. Rubber-tired wagon made by Jack MacAllen 

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Annual Reports 

Volume

Published in State Board Reports 

Bd. of Ag.

1926 

1927 

1928 

1929 

1931 

1932 

1933 

1934 

1935 

Box

Unpublished 

Annual Reports

1958-1959 

1959-1960 

1960-1961 

1961-1962 

1962-1963 

1964-1965 

1965-1966 

1966-1967 

1967-1968 

1968-1969 

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