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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.

Note: First-time users must register to create a personal login

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.

What Do You Meme?: Dadaist Themes in Internet Culture

seagull meme

Now through May 2018
Main Library, 3rd Floor, West Wing

An exhibit exploring various themes of meme culture and parallels to the Dadaist movement.

Exhibit produced by Autumn Faulkner

Remembering 1968: 50 Year Anniversary

Remembering 1968: green text on black background

Now through June 30, 2018
Main Library, 2nd Floor, West Wing

An exhibit reflecting on the year 1968, one of the most tumultuous years of the 20th century.

Exhibit produced by Anita Ezzo

Digital Scholarship Lab

Photo of 360 degree immersion space

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.  It opens February 5, 2018.

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.

Spring 2018 Classes and Workshops

Librarian teaching a class

Sign up today for a free workshop at the library! Sign up early, as most classes have limited enrollment.  Offered this semester:

  • Citation Management -  Endnote X6 and Endnote Online, Mendeley, and Zotero
  • Digital Scholarship -
  • Make Central  - knitting, 3D printing, and more
  • GIS programs - map reading, QGIS, geocoding, and 3D printing terrain maps
  • Desire2Learn, ZOOM, and MediaSpace

Women Comics Professionals

Artwork by Comic Pro Trinna showing woman drawing at an easel

Now through June 2018
Main Library, 1st Floor, Special Collections Gallery

Inspired by the annual MSU Comics Forum, this exhibit showcases 15 talented female comic artists and comic book editors who have made significant contributions to the comic book industry, with selections drawn from MSU Libraries' Comic Art Collection.

Exhibit curated by Randall Scott, Comic Art Bibliographer, and sponsored in part through the generous support of Bruce and Lynn Edwards.