Ivan Doig Archive - The Collection
Items from the Ivan Doig Archive available through your web browser.
Ivan Doig Archive - Digital Collection
The digital collection of the Ivan Doig Archive contains original manuscripts representing Ivan Doig's sixteen novels as well as ideas for unwritten books, hundreds of notecards used by Doig to organize ideas, research collected by Doig over the course of his career, pocket notebooks, letters, greeting cards, and postcards, original interviews, thousands of photographs - many of which were taken by Carol Doig, historical family documents including marriage certificates, land deeds, and medical records that document the author's battle with multiple myeloma.
Ivan Doig Archive - Physical Collection
Not all items in the Ivan Doig Archive are available online due to certain restrictions, including the diary collection of the Ivan Doig Archive, and must be viewed in the MSU Library's Special Collections Reading Room. Other items that can be viewed in the Reading Room include Doig's original typewriters, family heirlooms, and oversize awards, certificates, diplomas, and posters. The Ivan Doig Archive also includes a selection of Doig's most cherished research books from his private library which cannot be digitized due to copyright.
Please view the Ivan Doig Finding Aid for a detailed inventory of the collection and a complete bibliography of Doig's research books.
What is a finding aid?
- A finding aid is a tool created by Archivists to help users navigate archival material. The finding aid describes and details the the organization and contents of a collection. Learn more about finding aids here.
Why use a finding aid?
- Using a finding aid can help users replicate an in-person visit to the Special Collections Reading Room and understand the original order of the physical objects in a collection. Finding aids help users identify relevant collections to their research by discovering boxes and folders that may be of interest.
Material Not Currently Available Online
- Diary collection of the Ivan Doig Archive
- Select 3D Memorabilia
- Oversize Objects
- Research Books
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