The Library of Michigan provides special collections related to the state of Michigan for public use. Collection highlights include:
You can search the library's catalog to find materials, or contact a librarian if you have questions.
The State of Michigan Archives serves as a repository and service point for the records of Michigan's past and present.
Seeking Michigan Digital Collections includes photographs, maps, spoken histories, and a variety of other documents
The Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs houses a significant collection of materials related to labor history in the United States. The collection includes archives, visual materials, oral histories, and photographs and other materials documenting the U.S. labor movement. Unions whose archives are housed at the Reuther include the United Auto Workers (UAW), the American Federation of Teachers, the AFL-CIO, and many, many others.
Manuscript collections at the Reuther can be searched here.
The finding aid for the Oral History Collection is available here.
Virtual Motor City is a rich collection of digitized photographs documenting Detroit history from the Detroit News Collection.
This online collection also includes digitized Detroit News Newsreels.
Highlights of the MSU Special Collections Library include:
Further descriptions of these and other Special Collections Library collections can be found here.
Additionally, the MSU Libraries has digitized some of the materials from their collections, including pieces from the Africana, Comic Art, Cookery, Radicalism, and Veterinary Medicine collections, among others.