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Department of History records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-16.57

Scope and Contents

The records contain notes and outlines from various history classes, student manuals, and course descriptions. Also included is the newsletter African American Voices in: The Academy for 1991-1994. In addition, there are course packs from History 320: Michigan History from 1985 to 1993, as well as a program from the 1857 dedication of Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University).


  • Creation: 1857, 1932- 2008, undated
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1932 - 2008


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

History classes have been taught at Michigan State University since 1861 when history classes were first taught to freshman. In 1875, the history department was created. In 1883, it merged with the political economy department to become the Department of History and Political Economy. In 1899, history separated and became its own department. In 1908, the department changed to History and Economics and in then in 1916 history merged with political science to become the Department of History and Political Science. In 1949, history once again became its own department. In 2005, administration of the department changed from the College of Arts and Letters to the College of Social 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.

  • student files and faculty position files in boxes 541, 542, and 543
Department of History Records
4 Published And Cataloged
M. Louzon
February 2009
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