Associated Women Students Handbooks
- Given to each female student at the beginning of the school year, the Associated Women Students Handbook communicated what women could expect from the college experience, as well as what would be expected of them. Information regarding curfews, dress codes, permissions to leave campus, and information regarding extra curricular activities could all be found in these guide books.
Beside the Winding Cedar
- This college catalog was distributed to prospective students. It features different photos from around around campus, a discussion on college education, and different student activities and events. This promotional pamphlet also features course offerings.
- These programs detail the commencement exercises from each year. Details include the topic of speeches given, the individuals who spoke at each ceremony, and the music played. Additional years available for viewing by appointment on site at the Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections.
Edward J. Frost Album
- The photo album was created by MAC student, Edward J. Frost. He made the prints from negatives he borrowed from MAC Professor Rolla C. Carpenter.
- Faculty handbooks from 1938 through 1998, featuring information about university policies, academic personnel policies, instruction, research and creative endeavors, and information about faculty and academic staff retirement and benefit programs.
International Student Directories
- Directories of international students attending Michigan State University. The directories list student name, country, class, major, and address.
- Each year, calendars would be given out to students. These usually featured photographs of campus landmarks and buildings.
- The M.A.C. Record
was the college's newspaper beginning in 1896. In 1913, the Alumni Association took over the publication. The newspaper is a good source of campus events, alumni information, and faculty advice to students.
Meeting Minutes of the Board of Trustees
- The meeting minutes from the Board of Trustees have been digitized starting with the earliest minutes in 1855. The current minutes will continue to be added as they are made available. Most of the minutes may be searched by keyword, however, the earliest, handwritten minutes, are not.
MSU Manual of Business Procedures
- MSU Manual of Business Procedures (MBP) from 1980 to 2002. The MSU MBP is coordinated by the Office of the Controller to provide information regarding proper University business procedures and fiscal oversight. Please visit the Office of the Controller's website for the most current and up-to-date MBP, http://ctlr.msu.edu/combp/.
MSU News Bulletin
- The MSU News Bulletin was an intra-campus publication. It started in 1969 as the MSU Faculty news in September 1969. The name changed to the MSU News Bulletin in January 1992.
- MSU Ordinances from 1959 to 1996. The Board of Trustees of Michigan State University adopts ordinances that provide for the care, preservation, and protection of the property governed by the Board, for the security and well being of persons on said property, to promote the University's successful operation, to maintain good order, and to ensure against undue interference with the lawful activities of persons coming upon land governed by the Board.
- The MSU yearbooks, from its earliest form as a class photo album to how it appears today. Please note that the yearbooks/albums were not produced for every year. There are several gaps, specially earlier in the university's history.
Retired UAHC Records Management Handbooks
- Previous records management handbooks that the University Archives and Historical Collections (UAHC) used to determine how long to keep university records before proper disposal.
Sesquicentennial Oral History Project
- The Sesquicentennial Oral History project attempts to document the lives and careers of Michigan State University presidents, faculty staff and trustees through audio interviews that supplement the written record. The project was conducted between 1999 and 2005 to be completed for the 150th anniversary of MSU's founding. (NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE.)
Spartan Women's League Etiquette Books
- The Spartan Women's League released "Etiquette Books" to MSU students every year. The books outline how to properly behave. How to dress, "courting," and acceptable table manners are just a few of the diverse topics covered.
- Student handbooks from 1863 through 2016, featuring information about schedules, registration, academic requirements, student activities and organizations, and other information about the college.
- The Bubble is the first-known student publication on the Michigan State campus. It was published in 1868 by Frank S. Burton, Class of 1868, and the Bubble was intended to be a humorous look at campus life.
The College Speculum
- The College Speculum was the second student publication created at Michigan State, which ran from 1881 to 1895. Contents included essays, poems, science reports, book reviews, college news, and notes from alumni. The five editors were elected by two fraternities, two literary societies, and the Natural History Society. Liberty Hyde Bailey was the first editor-in-chief.
- The Eagle was a campus publication created by 13-year old Roscoe Kedzie while he was living on campus. He wrote of campus events and figures.
- The Tic was a men's newsletter released by the Eclectic Literary Society. The active members, information on social events, and alumni news can all be found inside.
University Reporter - Intelligencer
- M. L. Elrick, journalism student at MSU, encountered an unexpected obstacle to becoming editor of the State News, and started the University Reporter-Intelligencer (UR-I), a free weekly newspaper that had a circulation of 10,000. The UR-I was "intended as a weekly forum for the discussion of topics crucial to ensuring MSU's position as an incubator of new and revolutionary ideas, dreamt up by the minds giving our community its character and verve." The paper was published between September 1989 and October 1990.
Ye Union Lit Speculum
- Newsletters from the Union Literary Society. Discussion includes building upgrades, payment of dues, and alumni news. Bound Volumes from the 1890s can be seen on site at the Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections.