University Collections Committee

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Welcome to Michigan State University’s University Collections Council Website

Here, you will find information regarding collections and repositories at the university.


Founded in 1988, the Michigan State University Collections Council comprises all of the directors, curators, and collection managers on campus.  The UCC serves as an Administrative Advisory Committee to the Offices of the Provost and the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies on existing and proposed policies and procedures that affect the development, preservation, and use of collections.  The council encourages professional stewardship of collections and promotes the use of collections through publications such as the Michigan State University Collections Guide and statewide and national directories of collection resources and links all collections on the MSU website.

MSU Collections:

Michigan State University maintains a rich array of valuable collections for research, teaching, and outreach & engagement. These collections, housed in campus museums, libraries, and departments, are used by MSU faculty, students, and visiting scholars from around the world.  The collections serve a central role in providing faculty resources for scholarly research activity as well as for teaching.