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Insight is published to inform the MSU community about the collections, activities, and services in the MSU Libraries. Story ideas and comments from readers are welcome. Many of the articles are about collections found in Special Collections.

Special Collections Newsletters

Summer 2008 Vol. 5 No. 2 (pdf)
American studies graduate students assist with Chicano Activist Archive, Popular culture collection offers 'endless amusement', Direction of the road artist's book, student book collection winner

Winter 2008 Vol. 5 No. 1 (pdf)
Who's Who of American Comic Books, Celebrating the Art of the Book, Supporting African Democracy and Freedom, New: The Latino Film Collection - Expanding Cultural Studies at MSU


Winter 2006 Vol. 4 No. 1 (pdf)
New website, The Origins of the Livres des Origines, Pamphlet Literature in the American Radicalism Collection, 19th Century Cloth Bindings, Westerns and the Perspective of "Special Collection"

Spring 2005 Vol. 3 No. 2 (pdf)
Rare Books of Ornithology, Levy Endowments Honor Parents & "MSU Family", Fantastic Forms: Artist's Books in the MSU Libraries, Social Activism at MSU has International Effects

October 2004 Vol. 2 No. 1 (pdf)
16th Century Tattle Tape, Antiphonale Provides Wide Range of Research Opportunities, Of Tractors Threshers & Other Farm Treasures, Non-Sport Trading Cards Attract Large Audience

Summer 2004 Vol. 3 No. 1 (pdf)
Borges Manuscript Sure to Inspire, The Painted Books of Mexico, The New Left in Pen & Ink, H. P. Kraus Inc. Closes

December 2002 Vol. 1 No. 2 (pdf)
Geological Treasure Found & Preserved for Use in Special Collections, Watching Little Brother: Calling All Girls, Watching Big Brother: Ramparts Magazine, The Best Home for Paper Documents, The Benefits of a Special Gift: The Beatrice V. Grant Endowment

May 2002 Vol. 1 No. 1 (pdf)
Remembering Charles R. Schmitter, Bees in the Beal ... Bees in the Vault, Handmade Book Collection Goes on Tour, Classic Toys Collection, From the Radicalism Collection: World Student Movements