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College of Arts and Letters records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-15.9

Scope and Contents

This collection includes interdepartmental correspondence, memos and brochures; publication lists; booklets; various college handbooks; course offerings; individual reports; scholarship lists; and annual reports.

This collection includes interdepartmental correspondence, memos and brochures; publication lists; booklets; various college handbooks; course offerings; individual reports; scholarship lists; and annual reports. Student recruitment booklets, new program announcements and alumni profiles were added in 2015.

Electronic Resources also includes digitized films from a 1985 conference, "The Black Woman Writer and the Diaspora"; digital photographs from various College of Arts and Letters event spanning 2002 to 2011; and an Alumni Stories video featuring Master of Fine Arts - Ceramics graduate (2014), Wade MacDonald.

Dates

  • 1943 - 2017

Creator

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 College of Arts and Letters was established in 1962 by combining the Applied Science Division, Liberal Arts Division, and Science and Arts School/College. Students and faculty explore human expression, experience, and values through the creative and performing arts, languages and literature, art history, philosophy, and religious studies as well as the interdisciplinary fields of American studies, ancient studies, humanities, humanities-prelaw, and women’s studies.

Substantive changes and reorganizations occurred at the college throughout the 2003-2015. In particular, the School of Music split from the College of Arts and Letters to become the College of Music (2007), and the History Department moved to the College of Social Science (2004). Other important changes include the reorganization of the linguistics and languages departments (2003, 2011), and the establishment of several new majors focusing on digital humanities, and other digital based research (2014-2015).

The College of Arts and Letters is one of three core colleges at MSU. Two units within the College – Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures (WRAC) and the Center for Integrative Studies in the Arts and Humanities (CISAH) – offer required classes for all university students. Graduates of the College of Arts and Letters have achieved success in many different fields including business, government, human services, education, law, communications, and the arts.

Linton Hall, the second oldest extant building on the MSU campus, is the present home of the College of Arts and Letters.

Extent

2 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

Preservica Public URL

https://msu.access.preservica.com/archive/sdb%3Acollection|fb978c72-bce5-4d04-b69b-762891c683b4/

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.
Title
College of Arts and Letters Records
Status
3 Ready For Cataloging
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.
  • TypeCollection

Repository Details

Part of the Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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