The MSU Trout and Salmonid Collection is part of an overall effort to create the world’s largest and most comprehensive research center for all information related to the study of these valuable and sought after species. Our efforts are three pronged and include our print collection which holds over 12,000 titles; our Archival Collection which includes the papers of angling luminaries like Bud Lilly, George Grant, and John Gierach; and our Digital Collections which includes our Trout and Salmonid Artwork Digitization Project and our Angling Oral Histories project.

Our physical collections are located on the 2nd floor of Renne Library and open from 8am-5pm Monday-Friday.

Tours of the collection are available by contacting our Special Collections Librarian, James Thull, at