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University Archives and Historical Collections

The Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections (UAHC) is a place of discovery. More than 150 years of campus history can be explored using photograph collections, student publications, alumni and faculty papers, and records from university presidents and administrative units. Collection highlights of non-university related material include Civil War collections, lumbering industry collections, photographs of the Lansing/East Lansing community, and environmental collections. UAHC staff work closely with teaching faculty to incorporate original historical materials into the learning process. Materials in the University Archives and Historical Collections are available for use in the reading room by all MSU faculty, staff, students, and members of the public.

The University Archives is also responsible for the management of the university’s inactive business records, including the preparation of retention schedules for its administrative, fiscal, personnel, and academic records. UAHC assists university units in the efficient administration and management of official paper and electronic records of the university. The UAHC staff provides ongoing support and training to the university community in records management, storage, and retrieval in order to ensure compliance with all relevant state and federal laws and regulations. UAHC provides guidance on records topics, including management of electronic records, email, research data, and scanned documents.

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