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Due to major system maintenance, you will not be able to request items through MeLCat beginning on November 18, 2015.  Renewals for MeLCat items will still be possible until December 2, 2015.  The system should be available for requesting again in early December.  If you are MSU faculty, student or staff, please try Uborrow.  Our community borrowers will not have access to interlibrary loan through MSU during that time. For more information, please read this MeLCat Server Migration FAQ. We apologize for the inconvenience.

About the Library


At right: Decades ago, the meals served to railway passengers were prepared from scratch on board -- something we can hardly imagine today! Donna Dixon McDaniel's generous gift of 8000 cookbooks included this 1947 copy of the cooking and service instructions for the Pennsylvania Railroad's dining car department.

Pennsylvania Railroad, Dining Car Department, Cooking and Service Instructions