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International Studies and Programs records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-2.9

Scope and Contents

The collection contains International Studies and Programs records relating to international programs that Michigan State University participated in, as well as councils and committees about international programs and participation that MSU was involved in. Topics include rural and third-world development, international universities, foreign service, and programs available through MSU. The records contain reports to the Ford Foundation (1961-1970), which was a primary source of funding, as well as annual reports of the unit (1957-1971). Of special interest are a series of lectures by former MSU president John A. Hannah, pertaining to international social concerns. Other materials include brochures about study abroad programs, international student handbooks, as well as a Japan Center of Michigan Universities student handbook circa 2010 and newsletters for 2004-2010. Electronic Resources include correspondence in the form of e-mail memos and attachments, and issues of the electronic newsletter from the Center for Gender in Global Context from 2011 to 2015.

The collection also contains Midwest Consotritum for International Activities (MUCIA) meeting minutes contains administrative matters, updates on projects, proposals, reports, and applications for research and projects. Both MSU faculty and MSU international projects were involved in MUCIA.


  • Creation: 1943 - 2016


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 Department of International Studies and Programs (I.S.P.) was founded in 1956. Its predecessor units included the Coordinating Committee on Overseas Projects and the International Institute. The on-campus program coordination was carried out by the Foreign Studies Department from 1943 to 1961, but is now carried out by I.S.P. Records of the Foreign Student Advisor and the International Center are also included in this record group. I.S.P administers a variety of overseas projects and on-campus foreign studies centers and programs, as well as other programs and institutes of an international nature, some of which are administered jointly with other campus units.


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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.

International Studies and Programs Records
3 Ready For Cataloging
July 1981
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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