Harry S. Wilt Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator - Donor
Wilt, Harry
Harry S. Wilt papers
Date [inclusive]
0.25 Cubic feet , 5 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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Biographical Note

Harry Stanley Wilt was born on June 7, 1910 in Coleman, Isabella County, Michigan. He married Louise Gertrude Samuelson and had three children; Linda Louise, Larry Page and John Reed. Wilt earned his B.S. from Michigan State College (now Michigan State University) in 1937 and his M.S. in 1950 in Agriculture. As an undergraduate, he was the president of Block and Bridle, the Secretary-Treasurer of the Agriculture Council, a member of the Dairy Cattle Judging Team, the Animal Husbandry Judging Team, and Alpha Zeta. Wilt taught vocational agriculture from 1937-1939 at McBain High School. He was the Shiawassee County Agriculture Extension Agent until his retirement on July 1, 1972.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of publications concerned with the field of agriculture including Quarterly of the Alpha Zeta, the magazine for the agriculture fraternity which contains updates by schools.

Scribener’s Lumber and Log Book gives tables for measurements and guides for aspects of the lumber trade.

Notable is the catalog for W.S. Hannah and Sons Poultry, a business owned by the father of MSU President John Hannah.

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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

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)

  • Alpha Zeta Fraternity. Kedzie Chapter (Michigan State University).
  • Michigan State Fair. -- Form subdivision--Periodicals.;
  • W.S. Hannah and Sons.


  • Catalogs
  • Serial publications


  • Agricultural machinery -- Catalogs
  • John Deere tractors
  • Lumber trade
  • Poultry

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Collection Inventory

Drawer Folder

“Quarterly of Alpha Zeta”, V. 23, No. 3 & 5 October 1937, February 1938 

F.D. 1

Scribener’s Lumber and Log Book 1882 

F.D. 2

Horses-Mules, Power-Profit”; Horse Association of America 1928 

F.D. 3

Michigan State Fair Official Premium List 1936 

F.D. 4

John Deere Catalog 1932 

F.D. 5

W.S. Hannah & Sons Poultry Catalog 1932 

F.D. 5

State News, p 3-4 1948 

F.D. 5