Accafellas Collection

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Michigan State University. Accafellas.
Accafellas collection
circa 2000-2009
0.1 Cubic feet

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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In 1996, College of Music student Phil Johnson founded the Accafellas at Michigan State University. In 1997, the newfound group released their debut album, Accafellas Volume I, which is currently out of print. In 2000, the Accafellas released Accafellas Volume II. In 2004, the Accafellas released Accafellas Volume III, a much more polished effort which would serve as a great influence on future Accafellas releases. In 2006, the Accafellas released "Accafellas Volume IV". Their version of the song "You and I Both" by Jason Mraz appeared on Varsity Vocals' Best of College a Cappella compilation that same year. In 2009, the Accafellas released "Accafellas Volume V".

In addition, The Accafellas have competed multiple times in the International Championship for Collegiate Acapella (ICCA). They have won awards at these competitions for their arrangements and soloists, most notably advancing to the regional semi-finals in 2008, 2013, and 2015.

The Fellas perform all over campus and throughout the Midwest. The group has previously performed at the White House and at the Michigan Governor's Mansion. (Source:

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of the four CDs of the Michigan State University student a cappella singing group, Accafellas. Sound recordings include the Accafellas albums II - V. Volume II is from 2000, Volume III from 2004, Volume IV from 2006, and Volume V from 2009. There is also a concert poster.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Revision Description

 Added electronic resource CW October 2014

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University unless otherwise noted. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan State University. Students. Societies, etc.
  • Michigan State University. Students.


  • Posters
  • Sound recordings

Personal Name(s)

  • Sherwood, Daniel


  • College students -- Michigan -- East Lansing
  • Vocal ensembles, Unaccompanied

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Collection Inventory

Electronic Resources 


Volume II 2000 


Volume III 2004 


Volume IV 2006 


Volume V 2009 


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Concert poster 2014