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Local History at MSU Archives & Historical Collections: Home


This Libguide has been compiled to present a sampling of the materials that can be used for local history research about the Lansing, East Lansing, and surrounding areas. Collections that are primarily biographical in nature from people that lived in these areas are also available but are not listed in this guide. Please note that MSU Archives has extensive holdings about the history of Michigan State University, faculty, and students that also can contribute to local history research. Finding aids for the collections are available online.

Content Warning

Language and content in resource descriptions and collections may be biased, harmful, and oppressive due to the historical nature of the content.


This LibGuide is based on a research guide compiled by Whitney Miller in 2010 and updated in 2022.

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Phone: 517-355-2330


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