Herbert A. Berg Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Berg, Herbert Andrew
Herbert A. Berg papers
Date [inclusive]
0.25 Cubic feet

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

Herbert A. Berg was born May 9, 1899 to Andrew and Christine Berg in Riverside, Illinois. He earned his B.S.(1922) and M.S. (1925) from the University of Illinois and completed additional graduate work at Cornell University. He married Marjorie Smith.

He joined Michigan State College (now Michigan State University) in 1928 as a farm management specialist with the extension service. He was named assistant director of the extension service in 1944 which he held until his retirement in 1964.

He died July 14, 1971.

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Scope and Content

This collections contains publications about the history of Michigan Agricultural College, the impact the U.S. Civil War had on agricultural extension in Michigan, the Morrill Land Grant College Act and life of Bela Hubbard, an Michigan pioneer. Also included in the Berg collection are the articles of incorporation and by-laws and some correspondence of the Michigan State University chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi, the national honorary extension fraternity. There is a newspaper plate from the Genessee County Farm Accounting School. Photographs of buildings and people at Michigan State University, including cooperative extension activities and staff can also be found in Berg's papers.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections 2011

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

Revision Description

 Added inventory of collection photographs Added scope note - SO October 2017 March 2015

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

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)

  • Epsilon Sigma Phi. Alpha Psi Chapter.
  • Michigan Agricultural College.
  • Michigan State College. Cooperative Extension Service.


  • By-laws
  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Photographs
  • Publications

Geographic Name(s)

  • Michigan

Personal Name(s)

  • Case, Sarah Avery
  • Hubbard, Bela, 1814-1896
  • Smith, Clarence Beaman, 1870-1948
  • Unknown
  • Wilson, M. L., (Milburn Lincoln), 1885-1969


  • Agricultural colleges -- Michigan
  • Agricultural education -- Michigan
  • Agricultural extension work
  • Agricultural extension workers
  • Land grants -- Michigan
  • State universities and colleges -- United States
  • Universities and colleges -- Faculty

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Epsilon Sigma Phi 1962, 1964, 1969 

5710 1

Financial Support of MAC During Formative Years with Emphasis on College Swamp Lands by Herbert Berg 1966 

5710 2

Bela Hubbard 1814-1896: A Biographical Sketch by Herbert Andrew Berg March 1967 

5710 2

The Impact of the Civil War on Agricultural Extension in Michigan by Herbert Berg and William Lamoreaux 1964 

5710 3

The State of Michigan and the Morrill Land Grant College Act of 1862 by Herbert Berg 1965 

5710 4

Newspaper plate- Genesse County Farm Accounting School showing Supervior Room, James R. Campbell and H. A. Berg 1930 

5710 5


Collection photographs

Agriculture. Crops 

Agriculture. Farm accounting 

Agriculture. Farming. Dairy 

Animals. Cattle 

Animals. Ponies 


Camp Shaw (negatives) 1948-circa 1952 

Conferences and meetings 

Cooperative Extension Service. Activities 

Cooperative Extension Service. Activities. Barn raising (2 folders) 

Cooperative Extension Service. Activities. Grass Day 

Cooperative Extension Service. Activities. Lapeer County Farmers' Day 1934 

Cooperative Extension Service. Activities. Township programs 

Cooperative Extension Service. Advisory groups (2 folders) 

Cooperative Extension Service. Awards (3 folders) 

Cooperative Extension Service. Classes 

Cooperative Extension Service. Conferences and meetings 

Cooperative Extension Service. County agents (5 folders) 

Cooperative Extension Service. Directors. Michigan 

Cooperative Extension Service. Directors and officers. National 

Cooperative Extension Service. Emblem 

Cooperative Extension Service. Exhibits (2 folders) 

Cooperative Extension Service. 4-H Club 

Cooperative Extension Service. Land Use Committees (3 folders) 

Cooperative Extension Service. Livestock Trains 

Cooperative Extension Service. Organizations. Michigan Association of County Agricultural Agents 

Cooperative Extension Service. Organizations. Michigan Extension Specialists Association 

Cooperative Extension Service. Organizations. Michigan State College Cooperative Extension Association 

Cooperative Extension Service. Organizations. Michigan 4-H Club Council 

Cooperative Extension Service. Organizations. National Association of County Agricultural Agents 

Factories. Ford Motor Co. 

Factories. Kellogg Co. 

Fashion Shows 

Henry Ford Museum/Greenfield Village 

Homes. Case Family Mansion. Charlottesville, Virginia 

Michigan State University. Agriculture Research 

Michigan State University. Buildings 

Michigan State University. Semi-Centennial 1907 

Michigan State University. Students. Class pictures. Class of 1893 

Michigan State University. Classes 

Michigan State University. Faculty 

Michigan State University. Publications. M.A.C. Record 

Michigan State University. Short Courses 

Michigan State University. Students. Publications. Speculum staff 

People. Ahlgren, H. L. 

People. Anthony, Ernest L. 

People. Beckstrand, Gordan Lynn 

People. Bell, Dick 

People. Berg, Herbert A. 

People. Boger, Lawrence L. 

People. Case, Albert H. 

People. Case, Harold Clayton M. 

People. Case, Sarah Avery 

People. Case, Sarah Avery. 100th Birthday (3 folders) 

People. Case Family 

People. Cooley, Harold 

People. Davenport, Eugene 

People. Davis, Lloyd H. 

People. Decker, Roy Elbert 

People. Ferguson, C. M. 

People. Freeman, Verne A. 

People. Groups (2 folders) 

People. Groups. Unidentified 

People. Hannah, John A. 

People. Hardin, Clifford M. 

People. Hays, James G. 

People. Hill, Elton B. 

People. Johnson, Paul C. 

People. Kedzie, Frank S. 

People. Kedzie, Robert C. 

People. Kelley, Miriam J. 

People. Kepner, Paul V. 

People. Kettunen, Arne G. 

People. Knapp, Bradford 

People. Lindeman, Edward Christian 

People. MacLeod, Leona 

People. Markwell, Rachel 

People. Mawby, Russell George 

People. McDonel Karl H. 

People. McFarland, Ken 

People. Melby, Ernest O. 

People. Miller, Paul A. 

People. Mumford, Herbert W. 

People. Pearson, Nevels 

People. Powers, David Guy 

People. Rachenstein, Emil 

People. Romney, George 

People. Shaw, Robert S. 

People. Smith, Clarence Beaman 

People. Smith, Harvey G. 

People. Whitfield, Loa Davis 

People. Snyder, Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan L. (and their son) 

People. Todd, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. 

People. True, Alfred Charles 

People. Turner, Ray A. 

People. Unidentified 

People. Varner, Durward B. 

People. Vining, Keats K. 

People. Warburton, C. W. 

People. Williams, G. Mennen 

People. Wilson, M. L. 

People. York, E. T., Jr. 

Restaurants. Schuler's, Marshall, MI 


Weather instruments 

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Oversized Photographs 

OS 11

People. Davenport, Eugene 

People. Group. C.S.T.A 24th Convention, Hart House 

People. Mumford, Herbert Windsor 

People. Rusk, Henry Perlu 

People. Smith, Clarence Beaman 

People. Warburton, C. W. 

People. Wilson, M. L. 

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