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rivalry poster

Freshmen vs. Sophomores: A longstanding MSU tradition.  Learn more about class rivalry posters.arrow


Beginning May 22, 2014, the University Archives will be CLOSED throughout the summer due to ongoing construction. We can be open but by appointment only. If you would like to research this summer, please notify us at least 24 hours in advance to retrieve materials since our collections will be moved out of the building due to the construction. Please check back frequently since this status might change throughout the construction process. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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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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