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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!

Little Cookbooks

Small Children around a Let's Cook sign

Little Cookbooks contains thousands of food and cookery related publications produced primarily by companies in the United States from the late nineteenth century up to the present. The collection provides a rich resource to study the evolution and history of advertising, food products, individual companies, technology, food preparation, and food production. It was organized, described, and donated in 2005 by Shirley Brocker Sliker, who continues to add items to the collection.

Making of Modern Michigan

Scene with candles

The Making of Modern Michigan (MMM) project empowered libraries around Michigan to digitize their local history collections to make them available throughout the world.

Michigan Modern

Book cover: Michigan Modern, an Architectural Legacy; Brian D. Conway with photography by James Haefner - image of domed building

Michigan Writers Series

Michigan Writers Series with writers' faces

The Michigan Writers Series recognizes and highlights the literary work of important writers who live and work in Michigan. Hosted by the MSU Libraries, the series features individual Michigan writers for an evening of readings and discussion with their audience.

Michigan's Legal Boundaries

Michigan-Ohio zigzag border

This online exhibit highlights the evolution of Michigan's legal boundary. Few published maps show Michigan's true boundary which does not stop at the shoreline of the four Great Lakes that encircle it, but extends into them to include almost 40,000 square miles of water, comprising 40% of Michigan's area. Most maps of Michigan show only the upper and lower peninsulas plus a few major islands. The U.S. Geological Survey, however, recognizes 420 named islands in the Great Lakes belonging to Michigan.

Since statehood, eight challenges to the boundary have resulted in adjustments that relinquished territory to Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Ohio, but gained territory from Canada.

The Michigan's Legal Boundary exhibit is located on the web.

Return to the Map Library.

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