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The Archives will be closed November 27 and 28, 2014 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

The University Archives is undergoing a second round of building renovations December 8, 2014 through January 23, 2015. During that time we will be closed for on-site research. Archivists will be available by appointment. Please contact the Archives to schedule an appointment.

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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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