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Final Four Riot newspapers

Identifier: UA-28.15

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of newspapers documenting the riot that occurred in East Lansing, Michigan after the Michigan State University men's basketball team loss to Duke University in the Final Four tournament of 1999. Included are State News Full Court Press supplements (March 4 and 26), State News Commemorative Issue (March 26 containing a reprint of a March 28, 1979 article), State News Special Edition (March 28), Lansing State Journal (March 29 and 30), and the State News year in review issue (April 29).


  • Creation: 1999

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.


0.1 Cubic Feet (1 oversize folder)

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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.

Processing Information

Changed record group from c.00560 to UA 28.15 to reflect the collection's connection to Michigan State University. -M. Badgley-Malone, March 2022

Final Four Riot Newspapers
4 Published And Cataloged
S. Roberts
December 2002
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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