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Room Reserves: Local History Room

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About the Local History Room

The Local History room, located on the lower level of the library, is available as a research, study and meeting space.  The room is available for use Monday - Friday, 8am - 6pm, but may be used outside these designated hours with prior approval by Susan Panak.  The items on display are part of the Beverly "Becky" Cunningham Local History Collection, a donation to the University Archives that includes photographs, correspondence, family papers, business and organizational records, abstracts, maps, books and pamphlets.

For more information on this room and other collections available in the Archives, please contact University Archivist Susan Panak at 517-750-6434 or email

CLICK HERE to learn more about the University Archives.

CLICK HERE to check Local History Room availability.

Local history room policies:

  • Faculty and staff only.  Students wanting to do research in the Archives or Local History Room may contact Susan Panak directly (see above).
  • No food or drink permitted.  This is to protect and preserve the items on display in the room.
  • Pencils only.  The library has provided pencils for you to use.
  • Patrons must show an SAU or other photo ID at the Circulation Desk to use the room.
  • Room keys must stay in the library.
  • Library room users are responsible for the condition of the room.  Library fees are assessed on a case-by-case basis for failure to clean up after use, or for damaged furniture and library displays.
  • Please do not move furniture from other areas of the library into the Local History room.
Local History Room 122
Becky Cunningham book cover