R. Widder served as Curator of History, Mackinac Island State
Park Commission for over 25 years. He has written extensively
on the history of the western Great Lakes and is author of
Battle for the Soul: Metis Children Encounter Evangelical
Protestants at Mackinaw Mission, 1823-1837.
Keith's history of MSU’s first 70 years, Michigan
Agricultural College, won the Historical Society of Michigan's
2005 'State History Award.' This is the first of a three-volume
set that will be published during the Michigan State University
Sesquicentennial, beginning in 2005.
To view Special
Collections' holdings of Keith Widder's work, please click here.
To hear Widder
read from his own work, please visit the Vincent Voice Library, here.