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MSU Libraries' Events

Library Events (MSU Events Calendar)

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!

Publishing Services

printer for making books

On-demand printing is now available at the MSU Main Library with Publishing Services to create paperback books from digital files. Publishing Services staff will print your interior pages and cover, bind them together, and trim the book to your desired dimensions. You can print your own dissertation, creative writing, conference paper, family cookbook, and more. You can also bind loose pre-printed sheets or print staple-bound booklets. Publishing Services staff offer book design workshops and are available for one-on-one consultations.


Ramparts issue with Vietnamese First Lady Madame Nhu as an MSU cheerleader

Originally started in 1962 as a Catholic literary quarterly by Edward Keating, Ramparts soon became associated with the New Left of the 1960's under the influence of such editors as Warren Hinkle, Robert Scheer, and James F. Colaianni. Ramparts was an early critic of the Vietnam War publishing the first national article denouncing the use of napalm and exposed the CIA use of American universities including Michigan State for training Vietnamese security forces. Indeed, one of the most famous Ramparts covers pictures then Vietnamese First Lady Madame Nhu as an MSU cheerleader as part of an expose regarding the cooperation between MSU and the CIA that occurred during the 1960's. Ramparts also provided a venue for discussion of the arts and culture including contributions from poet Allen Ginsberg, reporter Hunter S. Thompson, and John Lennon. Publication ceased in 1975.


Read Today's Latest Publications

Read Today's Latest Publications

The Economist

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Bloomberg Businessweek

Crain's Detroit Business 

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.