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Public Interest Group in Michigan (PIRGIM) records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-12.3.30

Scope and Contents

The Public Interest Research Group in Michigan (PIRGIM) records contain brochures and a PIRGIM Directory of Consumer Assistance Services. Also included are flyers called “pirgrim exposes” and “What has PIRGIM done for ME lately?” The collection also includes a circa 1981 June edition of the PIRGIM Citizen’s Connection newspaper.


  • 1974 - 1981

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 PIRGs (Public Interest Research Group) emerged in the early 1970s on U.S. college campuses. Public Interest Research Group in Michigan (PIRGIM) at Michigan State University was founded in 1972. It worked for and with students on environmental issues, consumer protection, and public interest issues. Students worked with professionals and lobbyists to learn how to research public policy issues and then work for change. The statewide organization is still active. (Information retrieved from Wikipedia on March 20, 2014)


0.1 Cubic Feet (, 2 folders)

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Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University

Property Rights: Michigan State University
Public Interest Research Group in Michigan (PIRGIM) Records
4 Published And Cataloged
B. Rutland
November 2008
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 Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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