Laurence G. Harmon Collection
UA.17.202

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator - Author
Abbot, Theophilus Capen, 1826-1892
Creator - Donor
Harmon, Laurence G.
Creator - Author
Lucas, P. S., (Paul Stanley), 1890-
Title
Laurence G. Harmon collection
ID
UA.17.202
Date [inclusive]
1956-1972, undated
Extent
0.25 Cubic feet
Language
English

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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Biographical Note

Laurence G. Harmon was born in Mountain Grove, Missouri on March 18, 1913. He was married to Inez Rose Harmon and they had one daughter. He received his B.S. in 1936 from Kansas State University and a M.S. in 1940 from Texas University both in Dairy Manufacturing. He received a Ph.D. in 1954 from Iowa State University in Dairy Microbiology. He came to Michigan State University in 1954 as an associate professor in the Department of Dairy Science. He then became professor of food science from in 1960, and associate chair of the department from 1972-1978. The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition offers a scholarship for students that plan on teaching called the Food Science and Human Nutrition Graduate Student Teaching Award endowed in honor of Lawrence E. Dawson, Laurence G. Harmon and Gilbert A. Leveille.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection contains materials related to the dairy industry and includes the booklet “A History of Dairying in Michigan” by P. S. Lucas. The collection also contains the booklet “History of Dairy Development at Michigan State College.” The booklet seems to have been produced for the dedication of the new dairy cattle barns in 1929 and an invitation and program were inserted in the back of the booklet. There is also a folder with a historical review (1955-1972) of the Michigan Dairy Memorial and Scholarship Foundation and a history of the Michigan Allied Dairy Association from 1885 to 1936. Also included is a brief history of Michigan State College up until 1861 that was written by college President Theophilus Capen Abbot. The photographs in the collection are group portraits of members of various dairy short courses from 1956 to 1965. Some photographs also have a list of whom is in the image.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824
517-355-2330
archives@msu.edu

Revision Description

  December 2005

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 Allied Dairy Association.
  • Michigan Dairy Memorial and Scholarship Foundation.
  • Michigan State College. Department of Dairy.
  • Michigan State College. Department of Short Courses and Conferences.
  • Michigan State College. -- General subdivision--History;
  • Michigan State University. Department of Dairy Science.

Genre(s)

  • Photographs
  • Programs (Publications)

Subject(s)

  • Dairy farming -- Michigan
  • Dairy products industry
  • Dairying -- History
  • University extension

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Collection Inventory

Drawer Folder

“250 Years of Michigan Dairy” by P. S. Lucas 

FD 1

History of Dairy Development at Michigan State College” 

FD 2

Historical Review: Michigan Dairy Memorial and Scholarship Foundation Inc. 1955-1972 

FD 3

Michigan Allied Dairy Association History 1936 

FD 4

Michigan State Agricultural College: Early History of College up to 1861 by T. C. Abbot 

FD 5

Photographs 

Box

Dairy Short Courses 1956-1965 

Collection Photographs