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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!

Footpaths to Freeways

Map of Michigan

This online exhibit traces how roads have been depicted on Michigan maps from the time it was a territory to the present. In addition to maps, it includes photographs, unique short-lived route guides and artifacts. Maps evolved in step with the road system and showed advances such as named roads which were in time replaced with numbered state and federal routes. Publishers include map giants Rand McNally and Gousha who also supplied oil companies with their ubiquitous freely distributed roadmaps.

The Footpaths to Freeways exhibit is located on the web.

 

From Nsukka to Now: The History of African Studies at MSU

President John A. Hannah in the opening convocation ceremony for the University of Nigeria Nsukka in 1960

Now through December 2018
Main Library, 1st Floor, Special Collections Gallery

As part of MSU's Year of Global Africa, this exhibit highlights the origins and history of African Studies at Michigan State University, beginning with the founding of the University of Nigeria Nsukka in 1960.

Exhibit curated by Dr. Jessica Achberger, African Studies Librarian and sponsored by MSUFCU

From War to Peaceful Pursuits: Drones & Other Unmanned Vehicles

Now through mid-January 2019
Main Library, 2nd Floor, West Wing

An exhibit exploring the use of unmanned vehicles in many fields and for various purposes, including agriculture, the media, and search and rescue missions.

Exhibit produced by Tom Volkening

Gervase Markham

Pages from the Art of Fowling

Special Collections is pleased to hold a large collection of books by Gervase Markham (1568-1637) who, in the late 16th and early 17th century, wrote on a variety of topics most relevant to his times: husbandry, horsemanship, archery, farriery, household recipes, hunting, fishing, and the art of war were all topics of Markham's many books.  This is not to say he was an expert in any of these fields; indeed, his cures for horse ailments often did more harm than good. Nevertheless, Markham's books were very popular as witnessed by their many editions, and he has been described as the best known writer of his day. Our latest acquisition is the scarce second edition of  Hungers prevention, or, The whole art of fowling by water and land : containing all the secrets belonging to that art, and brought into a true forme or method ..., which provides instructions and charming illustrations for gathering and hunting for food. It is also the first book to describe the existence of flintlock and its use on sitting fowl.

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