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Hand/Press: Medieval Manuscripts and Early Printed Books in MSU’s Special Collections

Medieval printmaking illustration

Now through December 31
Main Library, Special Collections Gallery

An exhibit examining MSU's growing collection of medieval manuscripts and early printed books in a variety of genres, both sacred and secular.

Exhibit produced by Tad Boehmer, Curator and Cataloger of Rare Books, MSU Libraries, and generously sponsored by Jack and Susan Davis.

Interactive virtual tours of the Main Library

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Interactive virtual tours of the Main Library’s first floor and Digital Scholarship Lab are available to view before visiting. Check out these Library spaces today!

USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive

USC Shoah Foundation

The USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive is a fully streaming video collection of more than 53,000 primary source testimonies of survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust (Shoah), the Armenian Genocide, the Rwandan Genocide, the Guatemalan Genocide, the Cambodian Genocide, and the Nanjing Massacre. The vast majority of the testimonies contain a complete personal history of life before, during, and after the interviewee's firsthand experience with genocide.

MSU access to the USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive is made possible by a generous gift from Edward Brill and Leslie VanBrandt in honor of their brother, Michael Brill.

Office Delivery

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MSU Libraries now delivers almost all physical items (including Interlibrary Loan items) directly to faculty/staff offices! For information on how to take advantage of these services, contact Interlibrary Services.

One Giant Leap - the 50th Anniversary - Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Buzz Aldrin walking on the moon

Now through August 2019
Main Library, 2nd Floor, West Wing

An exhibit celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the July 20, 1969 landing of the Apollo 11 spacecraft on the moon.

Exhibit produced by Robin Dean, Digital Projects Librarian, and Tom Volkening, Engineering Librarian, with graphics support from Theresa Moore.

Voxgov: News from U.S. Government Sources

voxgov logo

Voxgov collects over 50 different document types from U.S. Federal Government sources. These include press releases, speeches, transcripts, columns, blogs, fact sheets, social media, Federal Register and Congressional documents, among many others. Materials are included from candidates in the presidential election campaign.

The HistoryMakers

Photo of an African American family with car and luggage circa 1930s

Over 128,600 stories assembled from live oral history interviews with 2,391 historically significant African Americans as of January 17, 2018. Founded in July of 1999, The HistoryMakers has grown into the nation's largest African American video oral history archive. Its collection includes the interviews of President Barack Obama (then an Illinois State Senator), civil rights leader Julian Bond, and children's advocate Marian Wright Edelman, to name a few.

Woodstock 50 Years Later: 3 Days of Peace & Music

Title against backdrop of grass and flowers

Now through September
Main Library, 4th Floor, West Wing, Left Case

An exhibit commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival through books and media from the MSU Libraries' collections.

Exhibit produced by Eric Alstrom and Tad Boehmer.

Digital Scholarship Lab

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The Michigan State University Libraries and the College of Arts & Letters have partnered to open a state-of-the-art Digital Scholarship Lab. The 10,000-square-foot space in the Main Library features a 360-degree immersive visualization room that accommodates up to 15 students.  In addition, the lab features a virtual reality room with VR headsets, instruction space, meeting rooms, offices and a dedicated room for digitization projects.

A Century with Doris Lessing

Doris Lessing's British Passport photo, late 1950s

Now through November 2019
Main Library, 3rd Floor, West Wing

An exhibit on the life and works of Doris Lessing, 2007 Nobel Laureate of Literature.

Exhibit produced by Chana Kraus-Friedberg.