Michigan State University

University Archives and Historical Collections

University Archives & Historical Collections of Michigan State University is a place of discovery. More than 160 years of MSU history can be explored, including original letters and diaries, photographs, and oral histories. Our collections span the entirety of MSU’s history and also contain historical materials not related to MSU. Some of our collection highlights include materials that document the physical campus and grounds, early student life, the lumber industry, and the Civil War.

University Archives & Historical Collections is located at 943 Conrad Road in Conrad Hall room 101 on the Michigan State University campus. Conrad Hall is located between Fee and Akers Halls.

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Civil War Collections

The Civil War Collections include hundreds of pages of correspondence, diaries, musters, reminiscences, and photographs of Michigan residents' participation in the Civil War.