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Center for Urban Affairs records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-3.23

Scope and Contents

The records of the Center for Urban Affairs consist of bibliographies of resources in the in-house library, survey results, newsletters, brochures, proceedings of the Urban Directors Conference, a guide for minority students, a journal of undergraduate student papers, bylaws, faculty meeting minutes and directories, and documentation of the transition from Urban Affairs to the College of Social Science. Also included are records of the Benton Harbor Project including reports, conference proceedings, newsletters, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and subject files. The material is arranged alphabetically. The 9 boxes of accession UA 5950 Benton Harbor Project records have not been organized. The folder titles listed are the titles given by the original creator of the files. Folder titles that have brackets [ ] were originally not labeled and the title was assigned by an archivist. The boxes are located at our off-site storage facility. If you would like use these records please contact the MSU Archives at least 48 hours in advance of your visit to arrange to see them.


  • Creation: 1968 - 2003



This collection may contain restricted materials and will need to be reviewed by the archivist before used.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Historical Note

The Center for Urban Affairs was created in 1969 to “develop academic, research, and action programs” to help solve problems of minority and poor people in urban communities. It also helped establish the College of Urban Development in 1973. The Center closed in 2004.


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Materials stored off-site. Advance notice of 24 hours is required for use.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University

Property Rights: Michigan State University

Center for Urban Affairs Records
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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