Michigan State University

Online Exhibits

Primary Sources Online Exhibit - Introduces the many types of primary sources used by researchers, with examples from Special Collections.

Save America's Treasures Online Exhibit - The exhibit illustrates some of the conservation treatments performed on the Teaching Young American’s collection and how the library administered them.

History of Binding - The book in the codex form, or the book as we know it today, has been around for nearly 2000 years. But the books we read today look nothing like those early books bound by the Copts and early Christians. This exhibit offers examples of bindings from throughout the ages, beginning with some of the oldest books in the collection, from the 15th century. Each page shows a different era of binding and how the styles have changed through the centuries. Some mention of structure is here and there, but the focus is on the style and the materials used.

Vibrant Treasures - Botanical Illustrations from the 16th to 20th Centuries.

Zines - (pronounced “zeens”) are self-published, small-circulation, handmade magazines, usually published by an individual or small group. They have been a mainstay of underground popular culture for the last four decades.