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.
Bread and Roses:
The Story of the Rise of the Shirtworkers,
Two Eventful Years, 1933-1934
Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (New York, 1935?)
The Radicalism Collection includes books, pamphlets, periodicals, posters, and ephemera covering a wide range of viewpoints on political, social, economic, and cultural issues and movements in the United States and throughout the world.
It is strongest in publications of the American left beginning in the 1960s. There are also notable collections of underground newspapers, Christian right publications, alternative periodicals, Communist Party of the United States, and a large clipping file collection.
The Radicalism Collection includes materials on the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Works on Asian immigration and Asian American life are also here, especially in the Nye Popular Culture Collection.
Digital Collections: American Radicalism - A selection of material from the American Radicalism section which have been digitized by the Gerald M Kline Digital and Multimedia Center
Digital Collections: MSU Student Activism - A selection of material from the MSU History section focused on student activism, which have been digitized by the Gerald M Kline Digital and Multimedia Center
The Masses - A selection of cover illustrations from the magazine The Masses (1913-1917)
American Radicalism files in the catalog - a listing of the MSU Libraries' American Radicalism collection in our catalog
Extremism @ the Library: Propaganda from all sides coexists in select academic collections. Maria R. Traska. American Libraries, June 2014. Special Collections, Main Library is mentioned.
SIRO (Studies in American Radicalism) - is an organization devoted to forging links between the material archive of resources for the study of radicalism and the digital research environment.
SIRO Twitter feed for the Studies in American Radicalism organization.