On the Banks of the Red Cedar provides online access to documents, images, film, and audio materials related to the history of Michigan State University. This site is open for use by MSU faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the public. Combining collections from the MSU Archives & Historical Collections, the MSU Libraries, the MSU Museum and other departments around campus, On the Banks provides a unified site where anyone can go to search for information about MSU's history.
Located on the Red Cedar River in East Lansing, Michigan, Michigan State University was founded in 1855 by an action of the State Legislature. The former Michigan Agricultural College became a University in 1955 and currently hosts over 46,000 students.
Commencement Programs - Programs for commencement exercises at Michigan State from 1862 to present.
M.A.C. Record - Publication covering happenings on campus, alumni activities, and other articles by students, faculty, and alumni. Issues are from 1896 to 1955.
Spartan Rose Bowl History Exhibit - An overview of Michigan State's five Rose Bowl appearances, featuring photographs, correspondence, and ticket stubs.
Stevie Wonder Interview - Digitized video of an interview recorded after Wonder delivered the 1989 Commencement Address at the Breslin Center.
The Rock Exhibit - Learn the history of MSU's favorite 18,000 year old stone.