M.A.C. 1857-1925: "Good enough for the proudest and cheap enough for the poorest," said Joseph Williams, first president of Michigan Agricultural College which began teaching in 1857. The athletic teams were referred to as "Aggies" and a bear was sometimes used as a mascot. There was no official seal for the college, instead using the state board of agriculture crest or just the intertwined M.A.C.
M.A.C. Bookstore 1918 Wolverine
M.A.C. Bookstore 1918 Wolverine
1917 Pennant 36"
Circa 1919 MAC Banner - Large 65" x 30" sewn on letters. Similar to the banner shown in photos below.
1919 Lake Geneva Outing
1917 Pillow Case
1917 Pillow Case (reverse)
Pillow Case (24" x 24")
Yearbook History "Why is the Michigan State Yearbook called the Wolverine?"
1926 Wolverine Cover
In 1900, the MAC yearbook staff chose the name "Wolverine" as the title for their publication. They adopted the nickname of the state prior to the Michigan Daily first referring to the U-M football team as the Wolverines.
1920's Wolverine Patch
1887 Harrow - Published by the class of 1889, this is the first M.A.C. yearbook.
1888 Harrow - The second M.A.C. yearbook. It was followed by the 1889 Harrow.
1896 Heliostat - First book published since 1889.
1900 Wolverine - Published by the Junior class of 1901. The yearbook appeared triennially until 1911.
1904 Gluck-Auf - Published by the class of '05
1907 Jubilee Wolverine - 50th anniversary of MAC
1910 Wolverine - Published by the class of 1911
1911 Wolverine - First annual yearbook. The Wolverine was published until 1974 when the yearbook changed to the current Red Cedar Log
Harrow: 1887-1889 Heliostat: 1896 Wolverine: 1900 Glück Auf: 1904 Jubilee Wolverine: 1907 Wolverine: 1910-1975 Red Cedar Log: 1976-1992 Red Cedar Annual: 1993-1995 Senior Edition: 1996 Red Cedar Log: 1998 – Present
1907 M.A.C. SHIELD Bronze plaque made by F.L. Bennett & Co and sold by A.M. Emery in Downtown Lansing as shown in this advertisement from the 1907 Wolverine Yearbook.
Reverse Side Label
1907 Wolverine Advertisement
1907 Sterling Silver Spoon
1902-1915 President Snyder Student Referral Postcard
Jonathan LeMoyne Snyder (b. November 29, 1859; d. November 23, 1918) was the seventh president of M.A.C. He directed the growth of the College from 1896 to 1915, during which period, regular enrollment increased from 300 to 2,000 students.
His tenure at M.A.C. was one that saw growth and innovation. Direct
mail correspondence between Snyder and potential students, promotional
literature and promotional calendars all led to an increase in the
previously declining student enrollment.
M.A.C Photo Brochure (12 pages undated)
F.N. POVEE LANSING, MI PHOTO POSTCARD
MONTY THE BEAR In 1909, a little brown bear brought in from Montana, named “Monty” represented the team. It was held in a cage behind the armory and taken to Old College Field for home games before being donated to the zoo after the season’s end.
1909 Mascot "Monty the Bear"
1913 M.A.C. Promotional Publication
1915 M.A.C. Promotional Publication
1919 Class Rivalry Poster
For more information on Class Rivalry Posters see https://msuarchives.wordpress.com/2010/03/25/class-rivalry-posters-on-flickr/
1910 Egyptian Luxury Tobacco Silk Premium
Class of '03 Pin
M.A.C. EMBROIDERED PENNANT POSTCARD (UNUSED AND NOT DATED)