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Janet A. Ginsburg Chicago Tribune Collection

Chicago Tribute Alternative Text

In 2006, the Michigan State University received a gift of 5500 pages of historic Chicago Tribune. The dates of these pages range from 1880-1940 and focus on the ca. 12,000 images represented by the paper, not merely black and white images commonly used, rather the important and at times pioneering colorful images from masters like Grant Wood and Mary Casset and famed cartoonist, John T. McCutcheon. This collection of scanned images and underlying database offers access to a rich set of cartoons, photographs, illustrations, advertisements, etc., in hopes of enticing scholars to visit East Lansing to see the original print artifacts carefully conserved and housed in the Michigan State University Library’s Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections. With scores of patents to its credit, the Chicago Tribune Co. helped shape the way newspapers tell their stories through the use of color and we hope that our efforts help you to further explore visual innovations in newsprint.

Visit the Janet A. Ginsburg Chicago Tribune Collection

 

Land, Lots and Lore: Cadastral Maps Through Time

1847 map of the Town of Michigan

This exhibit presents several examples of manuscript cadastral maps, historical plat maps, and contemporary GIS-based cadastral resources, showing various methods of presenting property information over time.  It is adapted from a physical exhibit in the MSU Main Library that ran November 2016 through February 2017.

See the online exhibit.​

Exhibit produced by Kathleen Weessies and Tim Kiser

Librarians Are Here to Help

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The Business Library has librarians here to help you with your research, in using databases, and more.

If you can't get to the Business Library, you can contact us through our Ask a Business Librarian email service: Opens in a New Tab or online via Chat: Opens in a New Tab.

Little Cookbooks

Small Children around a Let's Cook sign

Little Cookbooks contains thousands of food and cookery related publications produced primarily by companies in the United States from the late nineteenth century up to the present. The collection provides a rich resource to study the evolution and history of advertising, food products, individual companies, technology, food preparation, and food production. It was organized, described, and donated in 2005 by Shirley Brocker Sliker, who continues to add items to the collection.

Making of Modern Michigan

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The Making of Modern Michigan (MMM) project empowered libraries around Michigan to digitize their local history collections to make them available throughout the world.

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