About Us

Michigan State University maintains a rich array of valuable collections for research, teaching, and public service. These collections are used by MSU faculty, students, and visiting scholars from around the world.

The collection holding units on campus are diverse and broad and serve a range of scholarly disciplines. These resources and the many other departmental collections provide excellent resources for student instruction and research.

Each collection in the following list links to a Web site providing information such as the history of the collection, a description of holdings, uses in teaching and research, exhibitions, what new directions are being employed for collection development, and national accreditation or ranking. Please consult the campus map to help locate a particular collection.



The Co-Chairs of the University Collections Council are: Dr. Peter Berg, Assistant Director, Special Collections and Preservation, MSU Libraries and Cynthia A. Ghering, Director, University Archives and Historical Collections.