The MSU Archives is working with a history class to load images and documents relating to the history of athletics at MSU onto a website. The class is HST 324, History of Sport in America, and is taught by J. Javier Pescador. The website was developed by Pescador with the help of MATRIX. The students in Pescador’s class were originally presenting their final projects about MSU sports history just to the class. With the broad appeal of MSU athletics, Pescador realized that the work his students were doing could be used not only in his class, but also in other classes and by individuals wanting to know more about the history of athletics at MSU.
The HST 324 students do research in the archives, choosing a selection of images and documents that show the changes that have occurred in sports at MSU. Each team of students concentrates on one sport. The topics cover both men’s and women’s sports and go back to the earliest years at MSU, as well the more recent teams. In addition to the photographs and documents chosen by the students, some of their research papers are also available on the website.
You can view the Sports History website at http://www.sports.history.msu