Michigan State University

Due to the Covid-19 Coronavirus situation, the University Archives Reading Room is closed to researchers until further notice. During this time, we will continue to provide email and telephone reference support though responses may be delayed. If you have any questions, please contact us.


On March 16, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an Executive Order temporarily closing many public spaces. All academic libraries are included in this order. The Main Library is closed, but we still offer virtual services and many resources do remain available. Please see our Online and Distance Learning resource page for specific Library resources. Reference services are still available via chat and phone. We do have temporary policies for returning/renewing material.


University Archives & Historical Collections (UAHC) collects, preserves, and provides access to the University's historical records, as well as historical collections that support faculty and student research, and classroom instruction.

UAHC maintains all permanent records of Michigan State University regardless of format.  The collections include topics such as the administration of MSU, campus buildings and grounds, student life, faculty research, curriculum, and academic colleges and departments.

Our collection finding aids are online by collection identifier. In the near future, we will also have an online discovery portal.


Digitized and born digital materials from UAHC can be accessed on the following websites: