Michigan State University Libraries Records
UA.3.15

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator
Davis, Brian
Title
University Libraries records
ID
UA.3.15
Date [inclusive]
1872-2013
Extent
8.0 Cubic feet
Language
English

Preferred Citation note

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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Historical Note

The MSU Libraries were established in 1865 under the direct supervision of the President. They were later supervised by University Services, and since 1967 have reported to the Provost's office. The library started with 200 volumes given by John C. Holmes, one of the founders of Michigan State, and was housed in a room on the third floor of College Hall, the college's first building. In 1862 student fees were used to buy materials for the library. In 1867 each professor was allowed $50 and later $100 request books in their fields. The room was open and supervised by a student for two hours a day.

In 1871 the library moved from the third floor to the first floor when the chemistry department left. In 1881 it moved out of College Hall to the new Library/Museum building which is now called Linton Hall. The first librarian was George T. Fairchild, a professor of English Literature. He took on the duties of librarian in 1872 along with his other work. Mary Jane Cliff Merrill became the first full time librarian in 1883. She left the position in 1888 but was followed by Mary Abbot and Jane Sinclair. Linda Landon was appointed in 1891 and held the position for forty one years. In 1924 the library moved from the Linton Hall location to a new building designated for the Library (which is now the MSU Museum). In 1925 there was a staff of nine to handle the work of the library. The physics building was converted into a library annex to give the growing library more space. In 1953 money was appropriated to build a new larger library. This building, which currently houses the main branch of MSU Libraries, was completed in 1955.

"In the 1970s, libraries began transforming their collections and operations to take advantage of newly developing technology. Card catalogs were automated; films and software joined books on the shelves; telecommunications allowed libraries to share information quickly and easily. In 1989, the MSU Libraries’ catalog went online, allowing users to perform searches in a few seconds that took hours with the card catalog." [from https://www.lib.msu.edu/about/history/]

By the year 2000, the MSU Libraries had over four million volumes in its collections, and offered services 24-hours a day.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection has numerous documents concerning the structure and development of the library. There are many newspaper clippings regarding events at the library and discussing library policies. There are also handbooks and pamphlets that give insight on how one would find publications. Correspondence, policy, and meeting minutes are also included in this collection. The collection also holds records of the First Midwest Academic Library Conference, held at MSU in 1956. A detailed history is given for such things as the Dewey decimal system, opinion surveys, and literary articles published by the library, such as “Spartan Poets: A Preliminary Checklist.” Two pictures of a radiation display held in the library are also included. Ledgers detail books and serials that were acquired by the library, and contain circulation records from the late-1800s and early-1900s. Also included is the report “Michigan State College Memorabilia” which outlines how historical records relating to the University were collected and describes the foundations of the University Archives.

The collection also includes digitized recordings of Barnett Rosenberg Lectures from 1969 to 1989. The Electronic Resources also include e-mail memos from the Deans, Directors, and Chairs email listserv and a video about the G. Robert Vincent Voice Library.

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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
517-355-2330
archives@msu.edu

Revision Description

  May 2015

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Conditions Governing Use note

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)

  • Popular Culture Association.

Genre(s)

  • Correspondence
  • Photographs

Personal Name(s)

  • Towne, Jackson E., (Jackson Edmund), 1894-

Subject(s)

  • Cisplatin
  • College students
  • Dissertations, Academic
  • Industrial safety
  • Lead based paint -- Law and legislation
  • Lectures and lecturing
  • Libraries -- Space utilization
  • Libraries -- Staff manuals
  • Library administration
  • Nuclear industry
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

A. A. Applegate 

2636 17

American Personal History undated 

341 33

American Travelers Abroad 

Military Narratives 

Western Narratives 

Annual reports of the Professor of Bibliography - Jackson Towne 1961-1963 

2636 70

Bibliographic Resources 

342 26
Box Folder

How to Find a Biography undated 

342 26

How to Find a Book undated 

342 26

How to Find a Magazine Article undated 

342 26

How to Find a Newspaper Article undated 

342 26

How to find and Use undated 

342 10

How to Find Government Documents undated 

342 26

How to Use the Card Catalogue undated 

342 26

How to Use ERIC 1974 

342 26

How to Use the MSU Libraries undated 

342 26

Online Bibliographic Search Services - COMPENDEX undated 

342 26

Online Bibliographic Search Services - ERIC undated 

342 26

Online Bibliographic Search Services (Psychological Abstracts) undated 

342 26

Biblioteka Uniwersytetu Stanowego Michigan State; Praca Dyplomowa Wykonana w Studium Podyplomowym [Library of Michigan State University; Dissertation made in Graduate School] by Henryka Kowalewicza 1972 

2636 85

Bilingual Education: Black and Spanish Dialects undated 

341 15

Booklet – A Self-Guided Tour of the M.S.U. Undergraduate Library 

342 50

Brief Statement on Science Library Building Program undated 

341 24

Brochure 

342 51

Budgets and Personnel 1962-1964 

342 68

Building Program for Michigan State University Library 

2636 18

Bylaws of the Library Faculty 

342 52

Catacqui Occasional 1974-1981 

5002 16

Catalog Coordinating Committee 

Box Folder

Binder, Part 1 1978 

5002 3

Binder, Part 2 1978 

5002 4

Reports 1978-1980 

5002 1

Retreat 1978 

5002 2

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Classification Reports 

Box Folder

Bibliographic Form undated 

341 55

A Classification and Subject Index for Cataloging and Arranging the Books and Pamphlets of a Library 1876 

341 56

Decimal Classification and Relative Index 1938 

341 54

Dewey Decimal Classification System and Relative Index undated 

341 69

Dewey Decimal Classification System undated 

341 59

Expansive Classification: Introduction for the Smallest Library undated 

341 57

MAC Library Classification System undated 

341 61-68

Outline of the Library of Congress Classification 1942 

341 58
Box Folder

Closing the Card Catalogues in the Michigan State University Libraries 

2636 19

Comparative Costs of Converting Shelf List Records to Machine- Readable Form March 1968 

342 29

Correspondence 

Box Folder

 1894-1921 

757 1

 1922-1923 

757 2

 January 1-July 21, 1924 

757 3

 August-December 1924 

757 4

 January 1925-June 30, 1926 

757 5

 July 1926-April 1927 

757 6

 May-December 1927 

757 7

 January-September 1928 

757 8

 October 1928-June 1929 

757 9

 July-December 1929 

757 10

 January-May 1930 

757 11

 June-December 1930 

757 12

 January-September 1931 

757 13

 October 1931-January 1932 

757 14

 February-March 1932 

757 15

 April 1932 

757 16

 May 1932 

757 17

 June 1932 

757 18

 July 1932 

757 19

 August 1932 

757 20

 September 1932 

757 21

 October 1932 

757 22

 November 1932 

757 23

 December 1932 

757 24

 January 1933 

757 25

 February 1933 

757 26

 March 1933 

757 27

 April-May 1933 

757 28

 June 1933 

757 29

 July-August 1933 

757 30

 September 1933 

757 31

 October-November 1933 

757 32

 December 1933, 1933, undated 

757 33

 January-February 1934 

757 34

 March 1934 

757 35

 April 1934 

757 36

 May-June 1934 

757 37

 July-August 1934 

757 38

 September-October 1934 

757 39

 November 1934 

757 40

 December 1934 

757 41

 January 1935 

757 42

 February 1935 

757 43

 March 1935 

757 44

 April 1935 

758 1

 May 1935 

758 2

 June 1935 

758 3

 July-August 1935 

758 4

 September-October 1935 

758 5

 November-December 1935, undated 

758 6

 January-February 1936 

758 7

 March-April 1936 

758 8

 May-June 1936 

758 9

 July-August 1936 

758 10

 September-October 1936 

758 11

 November-December 1936 

758 12

 January-February 1937 

758 13

 March-April 1937 

758 14

 May-June 1937 

758 15

 July-August 1937 

758 16

 September-October 1937 

758 17

 November-December 1937, undated 

758 18

 January-February 1938 

758 19

 March-April 1938 

758 20

 May-June 1938 

758 21

 July-August 1938 

758 22

 September-October 1938 

758 23

 November-December 1938, undated 

758 24

 January-February 1939 

758 25

 March-April 1939 

758 26

 May-June 1939 

758 27

 July-August 1939 

758 28

 September-October 1939 

758 29

 November-December 1939 

758 30

 January 1940 

758 31

 February 1940 

758 32

 March 1940 

758 33

 April 1940 

758 34

 May-June 1940 

758 35

 July-August 1940 

758 36

 September-October 1940 

758 37

 November-December 1940 

758 38

 January-February 1941 

758 39

 March-April 1941 

758 40

 May-June 1941 

758 41

 July 1-15, 1941 

758 42

 July 16-August 31, 1941 

758 43

 September-December 1941 

758 44

 January-February 1942 

758 45

 March 1942 

759 1

 April 1942 

759 2

 May-June 1942 

759 3

 July-August 1942 

759 4

 September-October 1942 

759 5

 November-December 1942 

759 6

 January-February 1943 

759 7

 March-April 1943 

759 8

 May 1943 

759 9

 June 1943 

759 10

 July-August 1943 

759 11

 September-October 1943 

759 12

 November-December 1943, undated 

759 13

 January-February 1944 

759 14

 March 1944 

759 15

 April 1944 

759 16

 May-June 1944 

759 17

 July-August 1944 

759 18

 September-November 1944 

759 19

 December 1944 

759 20

 January-February 1945 

759 21

 March-April 1945 

759 22

 May 1945 

759 23

 June-July 1945 

759 24

 August 1945 

759 25

 September-October 1945 

759 26

 November-December 1945, undated 

759 27

 January-February 1946 

759 28

 March 1946 

759 29

 April 1946 

759 30

 May 1946 

759 31

 June 1946 

759 32

 July-August 1946 

759 33

 September-October 1946 

759 34

 November-December 1946, undated 

759 35

 January-February 1947 

759 36

 March 1947 

759 37

 April 1947 

759 38

 May 1947 

759 39

 June-September 1947 

759 40

 October-December 1947, undated 

759 41

 January-February 1948 

759 42

 March 1948 

759 43

 April 1948 

759 44

 May 1948 

759 45

 June-July 1948 

759 46

 August-October 1948 

759 47

 November-December 1948, undated 

759 48

 January-February 1949 

759 49

 March-April 1949 

759 50

 May 1949 

759 51

 June-July 1949 

759 52

 August-October 1949 

759 53

 November-December 1949 

760H 1

 1950 

760H 2

 1951-1952 

760H 3

 1953 

760H 4

 1954-1955 

760H 5

 January-June 1956 

760H 6

 July 1956-December 1959 

760H 7

Undated, A-L Circa 1925-1945 

760H 8

Undated, M-Z Circ 1925-1945 

760H 9

Undated Circa 1946-959 

760H 10

Correspondence and Memorandums 1940-1968 

341 72

Correspondence 

342 53
Box Folder

Dead End Searches 

342 54

The Douglas C. McCurtrie Manuscript Collection 

Box Folder

"The Douglas C. McMurtrie Manuscripts Collection at the MSU Library - Some Possibilities for Research and Publication" undated 

342 6

Douglas C. McMurtie Manuscripts Collection undated 

342 31

The Douglas C. McMurtrie Manuscripts Collection 

342 55

The First Midwest Library Conference 

Box Folder

Proceedings of the First Midwest Library Conference 1956 

341 70

Proceedings of the First Midwest Academic Library Conference May 18-19, 1956 

342 37

Newsletter of the First Midwest Academic Library Conference May 18-19, 1956 

2636 6

Floor Plans 

Box Folder

MSU - Oakland Library Floor Plan 1958 

341 45

MSU Library Floor Plans undated 

342 24

MSU Library Floor Plans undated 

342 26

Floor Plans 1977 

342 57

Floor Plans of Other Libraries undated 

2636 41
Box Folder

Flyers 

342 58

For Your Information-#1 The Environment undated 

2636 33

The Foundation Collection 1986, undated 

2636 86

Functions for the Librarian 

2636 34

General Information on Flyers and Guides to the Library 

342 59

General Staff Meeting Minutes and meeting announcements 1979-1981 

2636 35

Guide to Library Sources on Bias-Free Communication 

342 60

A Guide to Planning and Policy Resources in the Michigan State University Libraries 1980 

342 61

Guide to the MSU Libraries for 2012-2013 2012 

2636 71

Handbooks 

Box Folder

MSC Library Handbook 1926 

2636 14

MSC Library Handbook 1930 

2636 48

MSC Library Handbook 1932 

341 75

MSC Library Handbook 1937 

2636 47

MSC Library Handbook 1940 

342 32

Library Handbook Circa 1942 

760H 11

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Box Folder

A History of the Michigan State University Library, 1855-1959 

2636 36

Horizons of Change: Michigan State University Libraries 1997-2007 

342 62

Implications of the Copyright Law for Research and Classroom Teaching 

2636 21

Information Procedure Manual 1981 

Box Folder

Information Procedure Manual, Part 1 1981 

2636 82

Information Procedure Manual, Part 2 1981 

2636 83
Box Folder

Information Sheets undated 

341 71

International Projects – Library Proposal 1957 

2636 64

Labor and Industrial Relations Section February 1958 

342 1

Lansing Area Library Association 

342 63

Leaflet Series (#1-2, 4-7, unnumbered) 1969-1977, undated 

2636 37

"The Library" – brochure (MSC) undated 

342 39

The Library and Its Role in the Study of International Affairs 1958 

341 23

Library design class problem for Department of Landscape Architecture 1949 

2636 74

Library Handicapper Services Task Force: Report and Recommendations 1995 

2636 68

Library History Questionnaire undated 

341 47

Library Holdings/Collections 

Box Folder

Bibliography of Selected Law Enforcement Literature at MSU undated 

341 24

Checklist of Foreign Census Publications undated 

341 31

Combined Michigan State Library and MSC Library (Periodical Lists) September 1950 

341 1-2

Faculty Book Collection - Books, Multimedia Works, Musical Scores and Recordings 2011 

2636 72

"Institute for Extension Personnel Development Library List" undated 

341 9

Library Circulation Control at MSU 1966 

342 29

Library Science Material in the Michigan State University Libraries 

2636 22

Location of Libraries and Collections list 1968 

342 47

Michigan State College Memorabilia [report about collecting historical records and memorabilia of the college and foundation of the Archives] Spring 1983 

2636 13

MSU Libraries – Faculty Publications: Books, Multimedia Works, Musical Scores and Recordings 2006 

2636 55

MSU Serials Program 1968 

342 29

Monthly List of Books Cataloged December 1945 

2636 41

Periodical Holdings Lists April 1965 

342 11

Periodical Holdings Lists August 1970 

342 12

Periodicals in MSU Library Indexed in the Reader's Guide undated 

341 74

Recent Labor and Industrial Relations Accessions May 1961, Summer 1961 

2636 43

Reference Books: A Partial List 1936-1938 

341 13

Reference Books: A Partial List 1939-1940, 1942 

341 14

Rare Books undated 

341 73

Selected Book Lists 1958 

341 22

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Box Folder

Library Information Update 1995 

2636 30

Library Information Update – Newsletter 1995 

342 64

Library Journal, Vol 90, No. 18 October 15, 1965 

342 39

Library Manual 1973 

Box Folder

Part 1 1973 

5002 5

Part 2 1973 

5002 6

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Box Folder

Library Planning Program Report January 1990 

342 65

Library Planning Program Report 1990 

5002 11

A Library Program for Present Needs and Future Growth Summary undated 

342 3

Library Questionnaire 1964 

341 36

Library Seminars 1982, 1984, undated 

2636 49

Library Staff List 1990 

2636 50

Liquor Laws and Regulations (2 copies) April 29, 1970 

342 34

"A List of Scholarly Publications" Summer 1951 

342 4-5

"Look Beyond the Books at the MSU Libraries": a public relations campaign for the MSU Libraries 1992 

5002 10

Map of Library undated 

342 48

MDS-CIRC Automated Library Circulation System 1971 

Box Folder

Part 1 1971 

5002 14

Part 2 1971 

5002 15

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Memoranda 

Box Folder

 1969-2001 

5002 23

 1979 

2636 38

Assigned Reading memos 1972, undated 

342 46

Memo 

2636 51

Memos 

2636 52

Memo to Faculty – One Term Loans 1971 

342 49

Memorandum re: Status of Professional Librarians April 1970 

341 23

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Box Folder

Michigan State College Freshman Week; 1936 Library Week 1936 

2636 39

MSC Library Data Regarding Library Program & Institute 1952 

341 23

MSC War Information Center undated 

341 76

MSU 2000: Library Faculty/Staff Campaign 

2636 54

MSU Freshman Week Tour undated 

341 74

The MSU Libraries Are Changing Your World – Newsletter 

2636 56

MSU Libraries Automation Explanation Series (2 copies each) 

342 30

Number 1 April 3, 1968 

Number 2 May 21, 1968 

Number 3 undated 

Number 4 undated 

MSU Libraries Computer Files Access Committee 

2636 20

MSU Library Organization undated 

341 24

MSU Library Sign Report undated 

2636 69

Minutes of the Library Faculty Meeting February 27, 1991 

2636 53

Miscellaneous 1960-1965 

341 50

Miscellaneous 

2636 40

Brochure about the M.A.C. Library: photos of building (Present-day Museum Building) and staff; list of staff & description of library. 

Box Folder

Miscellaneous undated 

341 44

Call Number Locations October 1, 1965 

Correspondence from Jackson Towne to Mrs. Alubowicz (re:vacation and sick time policies) March, 1953 

Correspondence from T. Brunnschweiler, Acquisitions librarian, and R. Williams, Serials librarian to Mr. Koch November 19, 1963 

"How to Use the Library" June 12, 1956 

"The Library" brochure 1944 

Library policies (Assigned Readings, Exhibits, Fines, Hours, Lending Regulations, Microphotographic Materials and Services, Book Selection, and Binding) January, 1956 

Memorandum (absence slips, lost and found, and hours for August) July 25, 1961 

M.S.C. Library Staff 1954 

MSU Library Holdings on Asia June 1963 

Overdue book notice letter to patron Decmeber 5, 1939 

"Student Pay Schedule" September 10, 1979 

Mistic Library Index October 1961 

342 2

National Library Week April 1966 

341 23

The New Library Building of the Michigan State College 

2636 57

Newspaper Clippings on Library 1957-1967 

2636 7-12

News Releases - MSU Department of Information 1951-1959 

760H 13

Non-users of the MSU Libraries: an assessment of characteristics, perceptions, and needs at MSU 1984 

2636 84

Nota bene Newsletter 1973-1975 

2636 58

OMS Public Service Study 

2636 26

Package Libraries Pamphlet 1924-1925 

341 60

The Parents Fund 1992 

2636 67

Periodicals list 1964 

2636 67

Personnel and Facilities 1957, undated 

760H 12

Policies and Procedures 

Box Folder

Letter re: Library's Closed Stacks Policy September 19, 1969 

342 38

Library Fines 1927-1929 

341 48

"Library Circulation Control at MSU" 1966 

760H 11

Policy Manual undated 

342 44

MSU Libraries Policy and Procedure Statements 

Box Folder

 1953, 1957, 1960, 1962- 1963, 1966-1969 

342 40

 January - February 1970, May 1970 

342 41

 July, September, November, December 1970 

342 42

 January - April 1971, January 1973 

342 43

 December 1978-November 1980 

2636 15
Box Folder

Memorandum re: Revisions of Policy and Procedure Statements 

342 38

Non-Smoking Guidelines 

2636 23

Record of Operational Procedures in Acquisitions Department 1963 

2636 44

Routine for the Periodical Department undated 

341 42-43

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Popular Culture Association 

Box Folder

First National Meeting of the Popular Culture Association 1971 

341 25

Popular Culture Association – A Special Collection of Books 1971 

341 25

Popular Culture Association Newsletters 1971, undated 

341 25
Box Folder

Presentation to the Board of Trustees May 1983 

2636 24

"Proceedings from the 1952 Library Building Plans Institute" Fall 1952 

341 7

Proceedings of the First Midwest Academic Library Conference 1956 

2636 42

A Proposed Plan for Performance Evaluation at the Michigan State University Libraries 

2636 25

Protest flyer calling for library student employees to go on strike 1970 

2636 66

A Public Relations Program for the MSU Library System 1992 

5002 12

A Public Relations Plan for the MSU Libraries 1992-1995 1992 

5002 13

A Public Relations Program for the MSU Libraries 1992-1994 

5002 7

Public Services Study 1983 

5002 8

Publications 

Library Link Staff Newsletter 1992-2001 

Box Folder

1992-1994 1992-1994 

5002 21

1995-2001 1995-2001 

5002 22
Box Folder

Staff Circular 1967-1969 

5002 18

Staff Information Bulletin 1968-1980 

5002 19
Box Folder

Staff Information Bulletin, 1968-1970 1968-1970 

5002 19

Staff Information Bulletin, 1971-1980 1971-1980 

5002 20

"The University Library" newsletter 1972-1983 

5002 17

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Box Folder

Radiation Display 

2636 12

Recent Acquisitions of the Planning and Design Library 1985 

2636 65

The Red Cedar Backwater Bubble 1982 

5002 24

Reports 

Box Folder

Acquisitions Librarian's Reports 1958-1959, 1960-1961 

2636 31

Committee Reports 

Box Folder

"Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Library - An Abstract" 1964 

341 37

Report from the President's Ad Hoc Committee on the Library 1964 

341 38

 Chapin, Richard Earl, 1925- Progress Report on the Recommendations of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Library, by Richard Chapin April 6, 1965 

342 67

Budget Proposal Library Professional Staff Salaries 1928-1929 

341 39

Library Committee -Minutes (incomplete) 1943-1958 

341 49

Report of the New Committee on Student Participation in Academic Government February 1970 

342 23

Ad-Hoc Committee on Searching January 1971 

342 23

McKee Committee Proposals for Bylaw Revisions undated 

342 24

Library Council Meeting Minutes 

Box Folder

 September 17,1969 - October 29, 1970 

342 27

 November 6, 1970 - May 16, 1971, undated 

342 28
Box Folder

University Library Committee - Annual Report 1968 

342 35

Staff Evaluation Committee Report December 20, 1967 

342 36

Library Reports 

Library Departmental Annual Reports 

Box Folder

 1954-1955 

2636 1

 1955-1956 

2636 2

MSU Library Annual Reports 

Box Folder

 1957 

2636 3

 1958 

2636 4
Box Folder

Catalog Coordination Committee Memos 1978 

2636 5

Report on the Michigan State College Library 1938 

341 40

Report of the Team Invited to Plan for the Development of a Law Library at Michigan State University 

2636 16

 Chapin, Richard Earl, 1925- Combs, William H. A Library Program for Present Needs and Future Growth. (A Report from Richard Chapin and WIlliam Combs to the Provost) December 17, 1962 

342 66
Box Folder

A Report to the Board of Trustees undated 

2636 46

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Box Folder

Research Materials Available undated 

2636 45

Retirement Party Flyers 

2636 59

Richard Chapin files, speeches, and articles 1957-1988 

Box Folder

Richard Chapin speeches and articles 1957-1977 1957-1977 

5002 25

Richard Chapin speeches and articles 1978-1988 1978-1988 

5002 26

Richard Chapin speeches and articles undated undated 

5002 27

4th International Conference on Approval Plans 

5002 28

President's Ad Hoc Committee Preliminary Report 1964 

5002 29

"The Emerging Institutions" by R.E. Chapin, et.al. October 1966 

341 23

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Sahel 

Box Folder

Aid to the Sahel: Report on a Conference and Acquisitions Trip, by: Eugene de Benko 1978 

2636 32

Drought Control in the Sahel: Report on a Conference and Acquisition Trip 

342 56

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Box Folder

Searching for Items undated 

5002 9

Serials Automation-Memo # 4 undated 

342 29

Sex Bias and the MSU Library undated 

341 24

"Shawlists" Introduction undated 

341 8

"Sounds of History," National Voice Library March 22, 1964 

342 39

"Spartan Poets: A Preliminary Checklist, 1855-1978" 1978 

760H 14

Special Resources in MICROFORMAT in the Michigan State University September 1978 

2636 60

Spin Back the Years- National Voice Library Circa 1964 

342 45

Staff Manuals 

Box Folder

Manual 1940-1945 

341 46

MSC Library Staff Manual Part I 1941 

341 51

MSC Library Staff Manual Part II 1941 

341 52

MSC Library Staff Manual Part III 1941 

341 53

Michigan State College Library Staff Manual 1938 

2636 73
Box Folder

Staff Notes 1953-1954 

341 21

 Davis, Brian Time Capsule 1986-1990   There is a folder in the box with the scrapbook that contains scans of the time capsule's contents. This should be use whenever possible, to preserve the integrity of the items.

Biographical/Historical

This time capsule was created by Brian Davis and his friends durning his student years at MSU. His collected material was placed in a hollowed out book, and the book was shelved in the library. (The book had been withdrawn and he put a fake call number on it.) He had hoped it would not be found for many years, however an accession note indicates that it was found after about 18 months. A statement by the creator accompanies the items.

Box
5067

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Box Folder

Tisch Tax 

2636 27

University Library Statistics 1969 

342 38

Undergraduate Book Contest 1969 

342 26

Undergraduate Library Pro/Con Study 

2636 28

Use of Printed & Audio Visual Materials for Educational Purposes 

2636 29

Video 

item

Videotape: "The Big Time Library Show & Using MSU Degree Navigator" 

Videotape -- Big Time Library Show

Visions of the Future 

Box Folder

Strategic Planning Document September 1990 

2636 61

Strategic Planning Retreat Document November 1990 

2636 62

Technical Services Strategic Planning Report April 1991 

2636 63

Volumes 

Box Folder

"Accession by Purchase" 1880-1891 

5347 1

"Bound Donations" (publications received through library exchange programs) 1881-1894 

5347 2

Subscription List 1891-1895 

5347 3-4

Books circulated to faculty 1891-1892 

5347 5

Publications received by the library December 1894-May 1912 

5347 6

Publications received by library May 1912-1930 

5347 7

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William H. Combs Papers 

Box Folder

 1950 

341 3a-4

 1951 

341 5-6

 1952 

341 7-14

 1953 

341 15-16

 1954 

341 17-19

 1955 

341 20-32

 1957 

341 33-34

 1959 

341 35

 1948 

342 16

 1948 

342 17

 1949 

342 18-20

Photographs 

Box Folder

Construction of the Library 1954-1955 

2636 75-76

Library. Architects Drawings and Models 

2636 77

Library. Exterior 

2636 78

Library. Exterior (MSU Museum) 

2636 79

Library. Interior 

2636 80

Library. Interior (previous buildings) 

2636 81
Drawer

Buildings. Library (3) 

MSU Photograph Collection

Buildings. Library (3). Construction 

MSU Photograph Collection

Buildings. Library (3). Plans 

MSU Photograph Collection

Buildings. Library (3). Television tour photographs 

MSU Photograph Collection

Buildings. Library Annex 

MSU Photograph Collection

Oversize Materials 

Box

Reference posters - Looking for a Book and Computer Terminal Search Keys 

4322

University Architect - Blueprints Library Building April 23, 1968 

4322

Annual Reports 

Volume

Published in State Board Reports 

Bd. of Ag.

1876 

1877 

1878 

1879 

1880 

1883 

1884 

1885 

1886 

1887 

1888 

1889 

1890 

1891 

1892 

1893 

1894 

1895 

1896 

1897 

1898 

1900 

1901 

1902 

1903 

1904 

1905 

1906 

1907 

1908 

1909 

1910 

1911 

1912 

1913 

1914 

1915 

1916 

1917 

1918 

1919 

1920 

1921 

1922 

1923 

1924 

1925 

1926 

1927 

1928 

1929 

1930 

1931 

1932 

1933 

1934 

1935 

1936 

1937 

1938 

1939 

1940 

1941 

1942 

1943 

1944 

1945 

1946 

1947 

1948 

1949 

1956 

1957 

Box

Unpublished 

Annual Reports

1872 

1873 

1945 

1948 

1950 

1952 

1953 

1954 

1955 

1956 (2 Folders) 

1957 (2 Folders) 

1958 (2 Folders) 

1959 (2 Folders) 

1959-1960 (2 Folders) 

1960-1961 (2 Folders) 

1961-1962 (2 Folders) 

1962-1963 

1964 

1964-1965 (2 Folders) 

1965-1966 (2 Folders) 

1966-1967 (2 Folders) 

1967-1968 (2 Folders) 

1968-1969 (2 Folders) 

1969-1970 (2 Folders) 

1970-1971 

1992 

1993 

1994-1995 

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Serials 

#357: How to Find Series 

#417: (MSU) Libraries 

#419: (MSU) Libraries Staff Circular 

#420: (MSU) Libraries Staff Information Bulletin 

#421: (University) Library 

#422: (MSU) Library Newsletter and Monthly Horticulturalist 

#776: Personnel Notes 

#777: Public Services Notes 

#779: Technical Services Notes 

#985: The Sward 

#1005: Visions of the Future 

#1031: Library Link 

#1119: Insight 

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Electronic Resources 

Object

Rosenberg Lectures 

UA.06487-43dc

Deans, Directors, and Chairs Memos 2010-2013 

A.2013.0147-8218

G. Robert Vincent Voice Library 2008 

A.2013.0026_004-43b8

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