Collections and Repositories at MSU

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.

Click on one of the following links for more information:

Abrams Planetarium

Apparel and Textile Design Historic Collection

Entomology Collection

Hidden Lake Gardens

Kresge Art Museum

Michigan Children’s 4-H Garden

MSU Entomology’s Bug House

MSU Herbarium

MSU Libraries/Special Collections

MSU Museum – Anthropology/Archaeology Collection

MSU Museum – Natural Science

University Archives and Historical Collections

Vincent Voice Library

W.J. Beal Botanical Garden and Arboretum