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The Archives will be having closures on these dates:

May 9-13, 2016 - The Archives will be closed, but open by appointment only. Please call or email to let us know if you would like to research this week. We will also be monitoring our phones and email that week.

May 30, 2016 - Closed for Memorial Day.

June 16-17, 2016 - We will be closed all day.

July 4, 2016 - Closed for Independence Day.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

See our Hours Page for more information on upcoming closings and special hours.

For more current event information, see our Current Events Blog.

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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. We now have a tool for transferring permanent electronic 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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