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Special Collections is moving! Effective May 8, please visit us in E102B, our temporary space on the first floor of the east wing. We will be moving into new permanent quarters near the main entrance later this summer.

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Today (Sun.)1:00pm to 5:00pm
May 1st (Mon.)9:00am to 5:00pm
May 2nd (Tue.)9:00am to 5:00pm
May 3rd (Wed.)9:00am to 5:00pm
May 4th (Thu.)9:00am to 5:00pm

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Special Collections
Main Library Building
Michigan State University
366 W. Circle Drive
East Lansing MI, 48824
Phone: (517) 884-6471
spc@mail.lib.msu.edu

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Special Collections was established in 1962 to hold, preserve, build, and make accessible rare materials and special collections in the MSU Libraries. All materials must be used in the Special Collections reading room to protect and preserve them for use today and in the future. Learn more about Special Collections

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Arsenal Collection

Front cover of Eyes Front America

Eyes Front America was published in 1951, to warn U.S. citizens of impending slavery through loss of liberty and property rights, and how they can “fight back against the enemies within the nation” based on the ideals and philosophy of America Plus. Censorship, a growing federal government, the United Nations, and the threat of communism were all presented as tyrannical and threats to civil liberties and the “Promise of 1776.” Included is an envelope and enrollment application to the program America Plus, as well as a form letter to use when sharing the publication with others.  Eyes Front America is part of the Arsenal Collection, a growing collection of over 10,000 items issued by extremist or right-wing organizations and agitators dating from the late nineteenth century to the present.