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Alumni Memorial Chapel
college / university chapel
Interdenominational
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan 48824
Ingham County
Web Address: http://www.hfs.msu.edu/union/services/alumni_chapel.html

About

Construction: 1951-1952

Architect: Ralph R. Calder and Associates

Architect’s City: Detroit, MI

Number of Pictorial Windows: 38

Archival Sources: Report, "A Chapel of Love," by Heather M. Williams; "The Alumni Memorial Chapel: MSU's Haven of Inspiration" by Kerry McKean, MSU Alumni Magazine, Fall 1987 Sent by Elaine Williams, 5582 Coral Way, Haslett, MI 48840 7 pages with drawings of windows, sent by Helene Weis, librarian, Willet Studios, Philadelphia, PA "Alumni Memorial Chapel: MSU's Forgotten Soul, Part One" by Mark Galik, Ed., The Graduate Post, Fall 1996-two copies "Alumni Memorial Chapel: MSU's Forgotten Soul, Part Two" by Mark Galik, Ed., The Graduate Post, Spring 1997 "A Wedding to Remember" booklet "And What is Our Heritage?" pamphlet sent to MSU alumni seeking contributions for Memorial Center, from MSU archives (Hannah Papers) "The Purpose" by Claud R. Erikson dated 5/16/1951 (from Hannah papers. MSU archives and historical collections. Proposed content and purpose of windows Letter from Madison Kuhn; Dedication program for the Mourer Organ; List of stones taken from various European bombed cathedrals and set into the Chapel; "The Old College Chapel" by Harry D. Baker; article "Alumni Memorial Chapel" from the MSU News Bureau; Notes from the Hannah Papers and the MSU News Bureau file; drafts of 2 articles by Mark Galik; Postcard of chapel 6 slides were submitted by Mark Galik 6 more slides submitted by Mark Galik 79 slides submitted by Bill Heater; "The Purpose" explanations of windows which predate installation; "Story Told by Stained Glass Windows on West Side of Chapel" MSGC web page showing "Windows of the Month" for September 2000; Article, "ALUMNI MEMORIAL Chapel: CELEBRATING 50 YEARS" by Robert Bao, from MSU Alumni Magazine, Fall 2002 (5 pages); Photocopy of page from book, MSU Campus Buildings, Places, Spaces: Architecture and the Campus Park of Michigan State University, by Linda O. Stanford and C. Kurt Dewhurst (East Lansing: MSU Press, 2002) 7 pages of photocopies of sketches from Willet studio.

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MSU Alumni Chapel
MSGC: 1992.0003

Census Coordinator:
Bill Heater
06/30/1988



Artist Name:
Odell "Billie" Prather

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Willet Stained Glass Studio

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