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University Laboratory Animal Resources records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-16.71

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of newsletters, correspondence and annual reports submitted to USDA (1991–2002). The collection also includes the “Handbook for Animal Care” published by MSU.


  • Creation: 1969 - 2012


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

Beginning in 1969 as a university-wide unit of the Institute of Biology and Medicine through the College of Veterinary Medicine, the Center for Laboratory Animal Resources (CLAR) provided research, education, and service in laboratory animal medicine, nutrition, behavior, and husbandry.

In 1976, animal resources moved to the Laboratory Animal Care Service (LACS). LACS provided supportive services for instructional and research programs involving laboratory animals as well as coordinated the purchase and delivery of laboratory animals and their supplies.

Circa 1993, LACS became the University Laboratory Animal Resources (ULAR), a campus-wide organization reporting to the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies and provides support for research and instructional programs. It is responsible for the care of a wide variety of animals - from fish to frogs and goats to guinea pigs.

As of 2015, ULAR had been absorbed into the larger Campus Animal Resources, which provides husbandry, veterinary care, procurement, and other administrative support for research and teaching in animal housing facilities.


2 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials


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.

University Laboratory Animal Resources Records
4 Published And Cataloged
E. Busch
April 2010
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