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Michigan State University

Michigan State University: Newspapers

A guide to locating information about MSU and its history

Student Newpapers

This is the lineage of the current MSU student newspaper:

The Holcad.  East Lansing, Mich. : Michigan Agricultural College.  Vol. 1, no. 1 (Mar. 10, 1909)-v. 17, no. 59 (May 12, 1925).  Library Special Collections  (LH1.M53 M53) and University Archives.  Filed as "State News" in Library microfilm collection.

The Michigan State News.  East Lansing, Mich. : Michigan State College.  Vol. 18, no. 1 (Sept. 15, 1925)-v.53, no. 164 (Mar. 13, 1962).  University Archives or filed as "State News" in Library microfilm collection.

The State News.  East Lansing, Mich. : Michigan State University.  Vol. 53, no. 165 (Mar. 29, 1962)-  Library microfilm collection.   Available online from Sept. 2000 on.   1961-1975 scanned as daily pdfs; some issues missing or hard to read.

There are two indexes to the State News: both are indexes to major articles and are not comprehensive. 

State News Card index covers 1975-1980 (?)  Available at the Main Library Reference Desk.  Card catalog of major articles in the State News.


Other News publications

This series grew from a newsletter for the Agriculture College to an alumni magazine that was mailed to all alumni.

M.A.C. Record.  Lansing, Mich. : Agricultural College, 1896-1925.   Library Special Collections (LH1.M53 R4) and University Archives  The M.A.C. Record is in the process of being digitized.  See what's available and read online.

M.S.C. Record.  East Lansing, Mich : M.S.C. Association, 1925-1955.     Library Special Collections ( LH1.M53 R4) and University Archives. Issues of the M.S.C. Record from 1914 to 1928 (some missing issues) have been digitized by Hathi Trust.  See what's available and read online

Michigan State University Magazine.  East Lansing, Mich. : Dept. of Information Services, Michigan State University of Agriculture and Applied Science, 1955-1962.    LH1 .M53 M5 

This series is a newsletter for faculty.

Format.   East Lansing, Mich. : Michigan State University, 1964-1969. Library (LD 3245 .M176 F6). 

News Highlights.  East Lansing, Michigan State University, 1962-1969.  Library (LD 3245 .M023) and University Archives

MSU Faculty News.  East Lansing, Mich : Michigan State University. Dept. of Information Services, 1969-1971 (Replaces Format magazine and MSU News Highlights). Library (LD3245.M176 M12) and University Archives.

MSU News-Bulletin.  East Lansing, Michigan State University, Dept. of Information Services.  V. 2, no. 21 (Apr. 1, 1971)-v.40, no. 9 (Jan. 15, 2009)-- formed by the merger of MSU Faculty News and MSU Bulletin and continues the volume numbering of MSU faculty news.  Library (LD3245.M176 M14) and University Archives.

MSU News.  Staff & Faculty.  East Lansing, Mich. : Michigan State University, University Relations, 2009-    .  Available online only.

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