Collage of current students and members of Alpha Kappa Alpha, the first African American sorority at MSU, at a meeting in 1957

Documenting Diversity @ MSU

MSU Archives

MSU Archives collects and preserves material related to the history of Michigan State University. Most of the material is primary source documents—firsthand accounts of events. Examples include scrapbooks, letters and diaries, department newsletters, memos, reports, photographs, and films. These historic materials are housed in archival boxes and made available to the MSU community and public for use in the MSU Archives reading room.

Documenting Diversity @ MSU is an initiative that affirms and supports an inclusive university environment by expanding MSU Archives’ collecting focus to reflect the breadth and diversity of the MSU community.

The first phase of this initiative is focused on collecting the records of student organizations, which are a vital part of Michigan State University’s rich heritage.

MSU Archives wants to preserve material documenting student involvement in service groups, cultural and religious groups, groups related to professional fields or subject areas, fraternities and sororities, and athletic and special interest clubs.

Share your organization’s material with MSU Archives to ensure that it becomes part of MSU history.

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