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The Archives will be closed May 5-9, 2014 for our Annual Spring Cleaning Week. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Archives will be closed May 26, 2014 for the Memorial Day holiday. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

From May to August of 2014, Conrad Hall's HVAC System will be updated which will require the Archives to be closed sporadically throughout the Summer. If you are planning on researching this Summer, please let us know ahead of time so we can try to accommodate your visit to the Archives.

See our Hours Page for more information on upcoming closings and special hours.

For more current event information, see our Current Events Blog.

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On the banks of the Red Cedar: MSU'S Heritage

Records Management

Records management increases administrative efficiency and ensures compliance with institutional policies and state and federal laws. UAHC staff can provide guidance to departments for the management of official university records.


University Archives & Historical Collections of Michigan State University is a place of discovery. More than 150 years of MSU history can be explored, including original letters and diaries, photographs, and oral histories. Our collections span the entirety of MSU’s history and also contain historical materials not related to MSU. Some of our collection highlights include materials that document the physical campus and grounds, early student life, the lumber industry, environmentalism in Michigan, and the Civil War


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