University Archives & Historical Collections of Michigan State University is a place of discovery. More than 160 years of MSU history can be explored, including original letters and diaries, photographs, and oral histories. Our collections span the entirety of MSU’s history and also contain historical materials not related to MSU. Some of our collection highlights include materials that document the physical campus and grounds, early student life, the lumber industry, and the Civil War.
Research Appointments After October 10
Beginning October 10, 2022, the University Archives Reading Room will reopen in Room 101 in Conrad Hall. University Archives will welcome researchers by appointment only on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET. Appointments must be scheduled at least three (3) business days in advance. For assistance, please contact UAHC via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone at (517) 355-2330.
Researchers wanting to schedule an appointment or make a request to use materials before October 10, 2022, should continue to follow existing procedures to view materials in the Special Collections Reading Room at the Main Library.
University Archives & Historical Collections
Michigan State University
943 Conrad Road, Rm. 101
East Lansing, MI 48824-1327
Tel.: (517) 355-2330
This 1976 Michigan State football recruitment film highlights the facilities Michigan State University has to offer. James Caan wears a Spartan varsity jacket and reminisces about his time at MSU.
Music performed by the Spartan Marching Band (under the direction of Kenneth Bloomquist) can be heard throughout the film, and scenes of campus and Spartan football include dialogue by new Spartan football head coach Darryl Rogers, and new Athletic Director Joe Kearney.