Citation Examples

When citing materials from University Archives & Historical Collections, include the following information:

  • Item description
  • Date
  • Collection title
  • Collection number
  • Repository information

Below are examples of citations for commonly used formats.  

Letter

James Lyman to Lucinda Sykes, September 8, 1950, Box 1, Folder 9, Lyman Family Papers, Collection 128, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan.

Diary

John Gibson Parkhurst Diary, June 6, 1876, Box 2, Folder 32, John Gibson Parkhurst Papers, Collection 25, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan.

Volume

Ledger, 1905, Box 1, Volume 2, Miller Dairy Farm Records, Collection 145, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan.

Photograph

Michigan State University Photograph Collection. Buildings. Museum. Folder 3. Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan.


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