Creative Caption Game – Photo One

24 05 2010

The University Archives & Historical Collections has many photos in our collections, but not all of them have good descriptions.  We’ve hung up some of the photos in our reading room and asked people to provide their own captions for them.  During the summer we will post some of these photos and captions to this blog.  We invite everyone to contribute their captions and comments on the photos.

Captions received in the reading room:

“Can you hear me now?”

“I’ll be able to finish knitting this sweater by the time she’s done.”

“Take your time.  I don’t see anyone waiting.”

Please write your own caption and add it to the list!

Photos on Flickr

10 03 2010

The University Archives & Historical Collections is pleased to announce that we now have an account on Flickr and people are welcome to view some of our images there.  Our volunteer, Megan Badgley, a graduate of the Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science, selected the images and entered the descriptive information.  Megan chose about 60 different images from a wide variety of subjects and time periods.  All of these photographs relate in some way to the history of Michigan State University.  We hope to add images from our historical collections in the future.

We would like to encourage your comments, identifications, and corrections to our images on Flickr.  Please don’t be shy about identifying people you recognize or correcting us if we are wrong.  Also, let us know what other types of images you would like to see us put on Flickr.

Our photostream is called “Michigan State University Archives” and images can be viewed at: