Monday, April 27, 2015

Wish You Could See the Beauty of this Campus

Postmarked 27 April 1955
Lansing, Michigan

Postcard Caption:
The Tower at M.S.C., Lansing, Mich.
Postcard Message:
Dear Ones, / Wish you could see the beauty of this campus. This tower house the carriloen [sic] chimes which we hear several times a day. This afternoon, I am going to see them played. Everything is fine here and I am enjoying it so much. do hope all is well with you. Love, Ellen
Michigan State University has had a number of names since its founding in 1855. They are listed on the MSU website as:

  • February 12, 1855 – Agricultural College of the State of Michigan 
  • March 15, 1861 – State Agricultural College 
  • June 2, 1909 – Michigan Agricultural College 
  • May 1, 1925 – Michigan State College of Agriculture and Applied Science 
  • July 1, 1955 – Michigan State University of Agriculture and Applied Science 
  • January 1, 1964 – Michigan State University 

The MSU Alumni Magazine published an article about Beaumont Tower in 1996 that describes the restoration of the tower and its bells.

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