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College of Social Science records

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Identifier: UA-15.11

Scope and Contents

The records of the College of Social Science include social work lectures (1958-1962), appointments (1962-1965), handbooks of undergraduate courses (1970-1972), a report on a multi part survey on the purpose, operations, attitudes and perceptions of Michigan State University (1970), a health care plan proposal (1971), curriculum descriptions (1966), college development papers (1967), and an administrators' handbook (1970).

Also included are alumni newsletters, News from C.R.I.S. newsletter (Center for Redevelopment of Industrialized States), pamphlets outlining study abroad, notes from the planning committee, and correspondence pertaining to the bylaws revisions of the college. Also included is a Chicano Latino Studies graduate program handbook and a Chicano Latino Studies advisory committee report.

The collection also includes unpublished annual reports for 1962 - 1972 and three serials: Social Science College - Publications, Social Science Series and Re-Visions.

There are also digital editions of the College of Social Science's alumni newsletter, Ventures, from 2008 to 2016.


  • Creation: 1954 - 2015


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

Since its inception in 1962, a community of scholars in the College of Social Science has been committed to creating, disseminating, and applying knowledge in the social, behavioral and economic sciences. Faculty are involved in research which addresses real world problems on local, national, and international levels. Students work to become leaders through challenging coursework and enriching practical experiences. Nearly 400 tenured and tenure-stream faculty provide instructional, research, and outreach services within its eight departments, three schools, and six centers and institutes. The College of Social Science is the largest and most diverse of all the MSU colleges, boasting more than 6,300 undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in 13 major disciplines. Predecessor units include Science and Arts College, Social Science division (1944-1962), and some courses taught in the Business and Public Service College and the College of Agriculture. Undergraduate courses include such diverse areas as anthropology, economics, family and child ecology, history, labor and industrial relations, social work, and urban and regional planning. Academic graduate specializations range from environmental science and policy and international development to cognitive science and security management. The College of Social Science is committed to broadening students’ awareness of the interconnectedness of local and international events and issues. Hosting thematic programs that foster research and education in cross-cutting subjects touch on topics such as Chicano/Latino student programs, environmental science and policy programs, and global urban studies.


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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.

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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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