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.

Education and Training

University Archives & Historical Collections (UAHC) staff provide training on and workshops for records retention and management at MSU. Current offerings are shown below. If you can't make the course date and time that is currently offered, we recommend contacting UAHC to schedule a free consultation or class with the Records Manager.


The UAHC staff hosts workshops as part of PDS on records-related issues. Listed below are our current offerings.

Records Management and Retention at MSU

When: March 25, 2020 from 2:30 – 4:30
Where: Nisbet Building, Rm 10

Unsure which business records to keep and for how long? This two-hour course provides an introduction to the regulations, strategies, and best practices for managing your unit’s records.

Register online through EBS and Staff Development Programs