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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!

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.  

Fashion

Book Cover: Fashion, the essential visual guide to the world of style;  Karen Homer
 

FDsys

FDYs logo

FDsys is the official source for free and authentic publications from the U.S. federal government. Publications on the system include the Congressional Record, Federal Register, Compilation of Presidential Documents, bills, public laws and statutes, and congressional documents and reports.

Feeding America

Feeding America, illustrated loaves of bread

The Michigan State University Library and the MSU Museum have partnered to create an online collection of some of the most influential and important American cookbooks from the late 18th to early 20th century. The goal of this project is to make these materials available to a wider audience. Digital images of the pages of each cookbook are available as well as full-text transcriptions and the ability to search within the books, across the collection, in order to find specific information.

Fencing

illustration of two men fencing in traditional garb

Over the years the Special Collections Division in the MSU Libraries has been enriched by the generosity of friends and donors. One of the finest examples of this generosity is the Charles and Ruth Schmitter Fencing Collection, the gift of Charles Schmitter, MSU's retired fencing coach and professor emeritus of health and physical education, and Ruth, his wife. Now numbering almost 600 titles in thirteen languages spanning four centuries, this unique research collection rivals any in the country in size, quality, and breadth.

To see digitized pieces of the collection, visit the Digital and Multimedia Center's Digital Fencing Collection.

For more information, see the MSU Libraries' Special Collection website's Fencing Collection.

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