Many campus visitors want to know where Pirsig's office in Montana Hall was. While the office is no longer open to visitors, here's a little insight into it.
From the north foyer of Montana Hall, you'll find a small stairway to your left, labeled Room 118.
The door at the top of the stairs is locked, and you won't be able to go in. But here's what you'll find inside:
James Tobin, Events Manager from the Office of the President, in the room that was once Pirsig's office.
There are several collections by or related to Pirsig in in our holdings:
In the lobby of Renne Library, on a pillar near the coffee shop, is a plaque honoring Pirsig and describing his connection to MSU.
Robert Pirsig in front of Montana Hall, 1960. The briefcase at his feet is now part of the holdings of Archives and Special Collections. Courtesy of Wendy Pirsig.