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From our writers and film series to traveling exhibits, come to one of the many events and programs we offer here at MSU Libraries. We look forward to seeing you!

Read Today's Latest Publications

Read Today's Latest Publications

The Economist

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Bloomberg Businessweek

Crain's Detroit Business 

Representation in Film: The Bechdel Test and Other Metrics

Line drawings of two women's faces

Now through January 2020
Main Library, 4th Floor, West Wing

An exhibit exploring female representation in recent top-grossing films from the MSU Libraries' Rovi Media Collection.

Exhibit curated by Autumn Faulkner, Cataloging & Metadata Services Librarian.

Richard Ford papers

Richard Ford

Richard Ford, who graduated from Michigan State University in 1966, is widely recognized as one of the pillars of contemporary American fiction. Ford is the author of the novels Let Me Be Frank with You, Canada, Lay of the Land, Independence Day, The Sportswriter, A Piece of My Heart, Wildlife, and The Ultimate Good Luck,  as well as several  collections of short stories, numerous essays, and reviews.

The Ford Papers reflect the entire span of Ford's writing career to date. They include manuscripts and drafts; personal and professional correspondence; notes, articles, screenplays and essays; interviews and reviews; various media; personal memorabilia; and copies of all of Ford’s domestic and foreign published works. Richard Ford is currently the Emmanuel Roman and Barrie Sardoff Roman Professor of the Humanities and Professor of Writing at Columbia University.

Robert Coles Papers

Photo of Robert Coles

Robert Coles, the eminent child psychiatrist and author of over 80 books, has donated his papers to Special Collections. The Robert Coles Papers consists of working drafts and manuscripts of Coles' books, articles, and essays, and over 90,000 pages of correspondences spanning five decades. In addition to many other awards, Coles is the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship; the Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest honor; and the Pulitzer Prize for his five volume "Children of Crisis" series. Coles also donated the literary and business files of DoubleTake, an award winning magazine of documentary photography, nonfiction, fiction, and poetry.

Scanned Maps: Africa

1867 Map of Africa

A selection of historical maps of Africa from the MSU Map Library collection.  Zoom, pan to view each map in great detail.  All maps are available for high resolution download.