Livingston Lord Library
University Archives

University Archives

The University Archives, created in 1978 to preserve the important historical and administrative records of Minnesota State University Moorhead, is located on the fourth floor of the Livingston Lord Library. Collections cover a large variety of subjects including alumni, buildings and grounds, committees, departments, newspapers, organizations, past-president papers, policies, reports, sports, theatre and yearbooks.

Most material is open to all researchers although some material is restricted in accordance with the privacy laws of Minnesota.  Most items are in paper format but other formats include electronic files on cds and dvds, photographs, slides, video tapes, cassette tapes, and artifacts. Donations of items regarding MSUM are accepted.  Please contact us for further information.


"Through the Decades" - 125th Anniversary Timeline of MSUM 

Time Capsule Website Views of MSUM's Past

Electronic format of The Moorhead Normal School [1987] and Moorhead State Teachers College [1990].
This two-volume history, written by Clarence [Soc] Glasrud, MSTC alum and Emeritus Professor of English of MSU, tells the history of MSUM from its beginnings through 1957.  © Minnesota State University Moorhead. All rights reserved.

With ever more records being created and preserved in electronic format, the following report is of interest:

"Sustaining the Digital Investment: Issues and Challenges of Economically Sustainable Digital Preservation," (Dec. 2008), which is the interim report of the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Digital Preservation and Access.