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Office of the Registrar records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-6.7

Scope and Contents

The Registrar's records include student records, grades, and exams; entrance applications and exams; applications and registration records for special courses in agriculture (1901); grade averages for residence halls, societies, etc.; instructor lists and teaching loads; internal reports (1964-1969); and miscellaneous administrative material. Student records, grades, and exams are primarily for the period 1870 to 1896.

Electronic Resources include correspondence in the form of e-mail memos and attachments; Academic Programs as database records (XML files) and PDFs; Descriptions of Courses as database records (XML files) and PDFs; Schedule of Courses as database records (XML files); and the Student Directory as database records (XML files).


  • Creation: 1857 - 2015


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Historical Note

The Office of the Registrar was created in 1914, under the authority of the university president. Prior to 1914, the duties of the registrar were allocated to the Secretary of the Board of Trustees, and records can be found in the State Board of Agriculture reports. The registrar has been responsible to several units, but since 1980 has reported to the Assistant Provost for General Academic Administration.


6 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials



Arranged into five series: Office Records, Volumes, Annual Reports, Serials, and Electronic Resources.

Legal Status

Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to Michigan State University but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Copyright restrictions may apply. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Office of the Registrar Records
4 Published And Cataloged
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US