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Richard and Greta (Hellum) Fulton collection

Identifier: 04.RGF

Scope and Contents

The Richard and Greta (Hellum) Fulton collection contains materials related to their lives at Michigan State Normal College and then Eastern Michigan College. The majority of materials conist of mementos and correspondence. Most of the correspondence is from Orlando Hidalgo, who attended MSNC and Eastern Michigan College with Dick and Greta. Also included are postcards written from 1910-1945 that were collected by Dick and Greta. The remaining materials are divided into two series VISUAL MATERIALS and REALIA. The VISUAL MATERIALS series includes blank campus postcards, photographs, and slides of both campus and their graduation in 1958. The REALIA series includes a Michigan State Normal College jacket, a trophy won from a Homecoming Float contest, and an Eastern skunk.


  • Creation: The majority of the collection is from 1954-1958.

Conditions Governing Access

Researchers are asked to request materials 24 hours prior to visiting the the University Archives.

Biographical / Historical

Richard "Dick" Wayne Fulton and Greta Ann Hellum met at MSNC in 1954 in English class. Dick was studying physics and Greta was studying occupational therapy, later changing to elementray teaching. They were married in 1957 and graduated from Eastern Michigan College in 1958. Following graduation, they moved to Arizona where they, and their two children, lived until 1966 when the family moved to Virginia.

Greta taught elementary education for over forty years, teaching in Michigan, Arizona, and Virgina.

Dick retired in 1993 and Greta retired in 2000. They were married for 63 years until Greta's passing in 2020.


1.85 Linear Feet (1 halfsize archive box, 1 clamshell box, 3 objects )

Language of Materials



Richard "Dick" Fulton and Greta Hellum Fulton were students at Michigan State Normal College and then Eastern Michigan University. Their collection includes materials concerning their lives on campus, as well as campus-specific materials.

Richard and Greta (Hellum) Fulton collection
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Brooke Boyst
2022 November 22
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Repository Details

Part of the Eastern Michigan University Archives Repository

Bruce T. Halle Library, Room 310
955 West Circle Drive
Ypsilanti Michigan 48197