Notice: Access to Special Collections material, the Reading Room, and Instruction will temporarily be suspended starting on Aug.12, 2024 as the collection will be moved from the basement to 3 East. Normal operations are anticipated to resume late in the semester. Read more for current updates.
Notice: Access to Special Collections material, the Reading Room, and Instruction will temporarily be suspended starting on Aug.12, 2024 as the collection will be moved from the basement to 3 East. Normal operations are anticipated to resume late in the semester. Read more for current updates.
Notice: Access to Special Collections material, the Reading Room, and Instruction will temporarily be suspended starting on Aug.12, 2024 as the collection will be moved from the basement to 3 East. Normal operations are anticipated to resume late in the semester. Read more for current updates.
Notice: Access to Special Collections material, the Reading Room, and Instruction will temporarily be suspended starting on Aug.12, 2024 as the collection will be moved from the basement to 3 East. Normal operations are anticipated to resume late in the semester. Read more for current updates.

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Our collection efforts

University Archives & Historical Collections (UAHC) collects, preserves, and provides access to Michigan State University's historical records, as well as historical collections that support faculty and student research, and classroom instruction.

UAHC maintains all permanent records of Michigan State University regardless of format. The collections include topics such as the administration of MSU, campus buildings and grounds, student life, faculty research, curriculum, and academic colleges and departments.

Our collection finding aids are online by collection identifier. Visitors can also peruse our collections using our online discovery portal.

Content warning: Language and content in resource descriptions and collections may be biased, harmful, and oppressive due to the historical nature of the content

Explore University Archive collections

On the Banks of the RedCedar

On the Banks of the RedCedar

Photographs, video, audio, and documents related to the history of Michigan State University.

Spartan Archive

Spartan Archive

MSU academic programs, course descriptions and schedules, budget books, and salary info with dates ranging from 1985-2020.

MSU Vietnam Group Archive

MSU Vietnam Group Archive

Documents, maps, and images from 1955-1962.

Voices of MSU

Voices of MSU

Interviews with minority students, faculty, and staff.

Civil War

Civil War

Letters, diaries, and photographs from 1861-1866.

Web Archives

Web Archives

MSU's websites since 2000.