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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.

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!

Bridget Riley : a very, very person : the early years

Bridget Riley : a very, very person : the early years
 

Clason Road Map & Atlas Site

Clason's refrence Maps title page

Collectors of Clason state road maps issued between 1923 and 1931 are presented with challenges around determining map publication dates. Unlike Rand McNally and Gousha, the Clason Map Company typically did not place dates or date codes on its products during this period. A systematic review of the maps contained in Clason state road maps, touring atlases, and Green Guides reveal that the road legends and other map symbols varied over the years in systematic ways. This Clason Map website, with content developed by Mark Greaves and Carl Liedholm, represents an attempt at providing a guide to dating these maps.

The Clason Road Map & Atlas Site is available on the Libraries' web site.

Conditions of visibility

Conditions of visibility
 

Cookbooks

illustration of woman in apron cooking in kitchen

Researchers will discover important and unique resources for the study of cookery and food. The collection features over 7,000 cookbooks and food related items from as early as the sixteenth century up to the present from all continents of the world.

Special collecting emphasis is on contemporary cookery of the Americas, including the United States; African American; Jewish American; Caribbean, Latin and South American; and the influence of West African food and diet on the Americas. The Michigan Cookbook Project is an attempt to collect all cookbooks published in the state. In addition to cookbooks there are strong resources in diet, health, and nutrition from the very old to the latest diet fad.

Please visit the Feeding America: Historic American Cookbook Project and the Digital & Multimedia Center's digital collection of Feeding Michigan Cookbooks websites for more information.

 

English Short-Title Catalogue (ESTC)

Title page of M.T. Cicero’s Cato Major, or His Discourse on Old Age

ESTC is an ongoing, international, bibliographic project established at the British Library in 1977 to create a machine-readable bibliography of books, serials, pamphlets, and other ephemeral material printed in the English-speaking world from the 1470s to 1800, based on the collections of over 2,000 institutions world-wide.  It currently has over 480,000 extensive catalog records in it; the entries provide library holdings information.   MSU Libraries is contributing its qualifying holdings to the project; records for 4,372 items in Special Collections have been entered so far.  Shown here is the title page of a work found in ESTC owned by our Special Collections, M.T. Cicero’s Cato Major, or His Discourse on Old Age…, printed by Benjamin Franklin in Philadelphia in 1744.  

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