Harold W. Byram Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator - Donor
Byram, Harold W.
Harold W. Byram papers
Date [inclusive]
0.25 Cubic feet , 8 folders
Language of Materials
Some of the materials are in Spanish.

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

Harold W. Byram received his B.S. and M.S. from Iowa State College and his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1933. In 1936, Byram accepted an appointment as an associate professor of education at Michigan State College (now Michigan State University) Byram moved to the MSC Vocational Education Program in 1949. Nine years later he received yet another position change when he was appointed to the Teacher Education program. The 1960s signaled Byram's involvement in the Secondary Education Curriculum. Byram retired in 1971 and he moved to Sun City, Arizona. Prior to his retirement, Michigan State University awarded Byram the position of Professor Emeritus of Education. Byram was also involved in agricultural education and international projects in Guatemala and Thailand during his career at Michigan State University.

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Scope and Contents note

These papers consist of two journals and a leaflet written by Byram that deal with Michigan State University International Projects. One of the journals and the leaflet are on a project in Guatemala and the other journal is on a project in Thailand. The rest of the papers are materials dealing with the field of education. These materials include an article written by Byram for the Michigan Farmer (never published) entitled "Historical Sketch of Agricultural Education in the Public Schools of Michigan." Three booklets on agricultural education in Michigan and a list of publications by Byram are also included.

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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)

  • Michigan State University. Guatemala Project.


  • Diaries
  • Publications


  • Agricultural education
  • Education -- Central America
  • Education -- Guatemala
  • Education -- Thailand

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Collection Inventory

MSU International Projects - Guatemala 

Drawer Folder

Project Journal January 1-April 3, 1963 

F.D. 1

La Educacion Vocational Agricola E Industrial en Centro America  November 1963 

F.D. 2

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MSU International Projects - Thailand 

Drawer Folder

Thailand Project Log March 4-April 24 

F.D. 3

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Agricultural Education 

Drawer Folder

"Historical Sketch of Agricultural Education in the Public Schools of Michigan" (draft) [1944?]  

F.D. 4

First Came the Farms: History of Vocational Agricultural Education in Michigan June 1944 

F.D. 5

Interest and Potential of Michigan State University as Host Institution for the Proposed National Center for Advanced Study and Research in Agricultural Education March 1962 

F.D. 6

Developing Leadership in Agricultural Education: 21 Years of Doctoral Awards-Michigan State University July 1971 

F.D. 7

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Drawer Folder

The Publications of Harold M. Byram Undated 

F.D. 9