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MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-16.83

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of news clippings about the approval of the new laboratory, issues of the Alumni Newsletter, a publication on history of the MSU-DOE plant research laboratory, and abstracts of research for a U.S. Department of Energy site visit. There are photographs the Plant Research Laboratory building and architectural models of the building. Annual reports are also part of this collection.


  • Creation: 1965 - 2011
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 2005 - 2010


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

In 1964, Michigan State University signed a contract with the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) to create a research program in plant sciences and a building to house it. In 1966, the Plant Science Laboratory building was completed. In 1975, AEC was replaced by the broader based Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA), which was, in turn, replaced by the Department of Energy in 1978. The name of the Laboratory changed each time, from MSU-AEC to MSU-ERDA, and finally to MSU-DOE.


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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.

MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory records
4 Published And Cataloged
S. Roberts
February 2007
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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