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3 responses

21 08 2010
Doug Ryan

As an MSU alumnus, class of 1981, it was a real joy to stumble across these pages and get a glimpse of my alma mater that reminded me of my own times on campus, but obviously through a lens from a far different time. Have you ever thought of publishing these images in a photo-essay collection? I would be the first in line to purchase your book.

28 04 2013
John Hershey

I can’t find the page again, but Morrill and moral are homonyms, not synonyms. Was the same sound of the words really a concernin naming the building? Geez.

29 04 2013

Thank you for your comment. The Morrill/moral issue was mentioned on another website (MSU Facts), which is not affiliated with the MSU Archives. It’s not an issue I’ve ever heard about. Perhaps if you contact the author they could give you their source. Here’s the url: http://msufacts.tumblr.com/post/7786036364/morrill

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