R. Keith Hudson Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Hudson, Robert Keith, 1914-
R. Keith Hudson papers
Date [inclusive]
0.1 Cubic feet

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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Biographical Note

Robert Keith Hudson (known as R. Keith) was born August 15, 1914 to Beulah L. Hudson and Aleda A. Gallander in Wyanet, Illinois. Hudson graduated from Wyanet High School in 1932, earned his B.S. (June 1945), M.S. (December 1945) and his Ph.D. (1957) at Michigan State University.

He began his academic career at Michigan State College (now MSU) as a graduate assistant in 1944. He was appointed instructor in Forestry in 1949. He was promoted to assistant professor in 1949 and to associate professor in 1972.

He was a member of the Society of American Foresters, Michigan Academy of Science, Xi Sigma Pi, and Sigma Xi.

He married Lois L. Burley and they had two daughters. He died on January 4, 1973.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of materials from R. Keith Hudson and his wife, Lois. Hudson's materials include newspaper clippings, campus maps, two aerial photographs of campus, and a plat map of the Kellogg Reforestation Tract with labels of types of trees. Lois' materials include a 1941 menur from the Hotel Olds, a football ticket dated October 24, 1942, a basketball program dated January 10, 1941 and newspaper clippings about Michigan State University buildings and Eleanor Roosevelt's visit to campus in 1940.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections October 2011

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

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

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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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Hotel Olds (Lansing, Mich.).


  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • Maps

Personal Name(s)

  • Hudson, Loraine


  • College buildings -- Michigan -- East Lansing
  • College campuses -- Michigan -- East Lansing
  • Reforestation -- Michigan

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Collection Inventory

Drawer Folder

Campus Maps 1940 - 1978, Undated 

F.D. 1

Hotel Olds Menu 1941 

F.D. 2

Kellogg Reforestation Map Undated   Kellogg Reforestation Tract with labels of types of trees

Drawer Folder

MSC Athletic Memorabilia 1941-1942 

F.D. 3

Newspaper Clippings 1940 - 1941, 1950, Undated 

F.D. 4

Photographs - Campus - Aerial 1939 

F.D. 5