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Office of the Ombudsperson records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-2.13

Scope and Contents

The records of the Office of the Ombudsperson include brochures and handouts about its services and a letter describing the office’s budget needs for 1970-1971. There are also newspaper clippings from The State News, The Detroit News, and others covering stories on anti-Semitic problems, civil rights issues in the regards to the homosexual community and chiefly race issues between African Americans and whites both on Michigan State University's campus and throughout the nation. There are also speeches from MSU president John A. DiBiaggio and Michigan Governor James Blanchard.


  • Creation: 1968-1970, 1988-1991, 2015-2017


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 Ombudsman was created in 1967 by the Office of the President when the Academic Freedom for Students at Michigan State University policy was adopted. The policy included a recommendation for the creation of an Ombudsman office. The policy was created by the Faculty Committee on Student Affairs.


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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.

Office of the Ombudsperson Records
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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