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University Archives & Historical Collections (UAHC)


University Archives & Historical Collections provides records management services to the university and preserves and provides access to the institution’s historical records. It also maintains historical collections that support faculty and student research and classroom instruction. In addition to providing traditional archival services, UAHC strives to support MSU researchers by consulting with them on the creation of their data management plans.

Service Areas

  • Research Data Planning & Design

Target Clientele

  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff


Web Address



University Archives & Historical Collections
Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Rm. 101
East Lansing, MI 48824-1327
Lisa Schmidt

Description of Research Data Support Services

Research Data Planning & Design

  • Advise researchers on the development of their data management plans, to ensure that they include the elements of importance to funders—such as descriptions of the types of data, metadata standards, plans for short-term storage and long-term archiving, plans for re-use, and access and sharing policies.
  • Advise researchers on where they can find support in the other service areas.