K–12

Archivists from University Archives & Historical Collections (UAHC) visit K–12 classrooms for no charge provided that they are within a reasonable driving distance from East Lansing. Our archivists can bring primary resources to show students and talk to them about a variety of topics. 

Some topics include:

  • Using primary sources
  • Careers in archives
  • Preserving family history
  • Michigan State University history

If you are interested in having an archivist speak to your class, please contact UAHC at (517) 355-2330 or archives@msu.edu.

Lesson plans and materials

Materials on this site can be downloaded and used in classes free of charge.

National History Day 2016

UAHC has a variety of primary sources relating to the 2016 History Day theme "Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History." A sampling of topics and corresponding resources can be found in the link below.


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