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University Record Groups

The University Archives Division of the Special Collections Department is the official repository for University files, publications, photographs, audiovisual materials and memorabilia. Materials are collected and maintained in administrative record groups according to the office of creation. Among the record groups that contain extensive agricultural and rural life materials are records of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Forest Resources, the Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Records, and the Cooperative Extension Service Records, but other record groups such as the Presidents Papers also provide materials documenting the activities and influence of Mississippi State University as a land-grant institution. Augmenting the official record groups are articles, faculty and staff publications and other collected ephemeral materials contained in the MSU vertical files, an extensive group of files on MSU subjects and individuals connected to the University.