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Introduction

Origins

The City

Collegeville (1887, 1895)
College Delta (1898, 1899)
Oakwood (1899)
Cedar Banks (1900)
College Grove (1903)
Fairview (1904, 1905)
College Heights (1904)

Charter of 1907

Avondale (1913)
Bungalow Knolls (1916)
Chesterfield Hills (1916)
Ardson (1919)
Ridgeley Park (1921)
Strathmore (1925)
Glen Cairn (1926)
Bailey (1927)
Touraine (1927)

The Campus

Chronology

1855–1870
1871–1885
1886–1900
1901–1915
1916–1927

 

Interactive Map

Sites on the National and State Historic Registers

Complete list of
Significant Structures

Sources

Rollo May House, 202 Collingwood (c. 1922)


Rollo May House, November 2003. Photo Credit: Kevin S. Forsyth.

Rollo May (1909–1994) is considered by some to be one of the most influential American existential psychoanalysts of the twentieth century. However, the college did not have anywhere near as high regard for him during the brief period that he resided in this house. As an undergraduate at M.S.C. (1926–1928), “he created and co-edited a crusading weekly news sheet, The Student, in which he excoriated his fellow students for conformity and celebrated men who defied convention in the cause of Truth. When his fellow editor accused the state Agricultural Commissioner of financial improprieties and the Michigan State administration punished the crusading editors, Rollo transferred to Oberlin College” in Ohio.[AHP] (Not surprisingly, during the 1992 research no mention of May or his deeds could be found in East Lansing historical documents.)

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