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Lyman Briggs College records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-15.15

Scope and Contents

The records consist of subject files including newsletters, committee files, student handbooks, background information on the Lyman Briggs School, faculty and dean's reports, awards, advisory council, publications, a canoe race, faculty meetings, Holmes Hall annual reports, files about course subject areas, and materials related to the 25th, 30th and 35th anniversaries of the Lyman Briggs School.

Also included are scrapbooks related to Lyman J. Briggs and the Lyman Briggs College.

The annual reports of Lyman Briggs School contain information on enrollment, curriculum, faculty, and facilities.

The Electronic Resources include correspondence in the form of e-mail memos and attachments.


  • Creation: 1968 - 2021


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

Lyman Briggs College was founded at Michigan State University in 1967 with the mission of bridging the divide between C. P. Snow’s "two cultures" of the sciences and the humanities. It is the longest-running program of its kind on a research-extensive campus in the United States. The faculty, active and accomplished scholars whose primary focus is undergraduate education, span the sciences from astrophysics to zoology and also the history, philosophy, and sociology of science (aka HPS). Students choose among three dozen majors, coordinated with STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) departments across the campus, and they balance their technical coursework with classes on the societal, historical, and ethical context of science.


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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.

Lyman Briggs College Records
4 Published And Cataloged
S. Roberts
December 2012
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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