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Historical newspaper articles
Digital Michigan Newspaper Portal
Access to either digitized versions of newspapers or links to digitized newspapers made available from a variety of sources. Among these links are papers held by the Clarke Historical Library and also Michigan newspapers found in Chronicling America , a database maintained by the Library of Congress.
Online archives and historical resources
The Making of Modern Michigan: Digitizing Michigan's Hidden Past
The Making of Modern Michigan is a collaborative project involving 52 Michigan libraries. It includes local history materials from communities around the state. Michigan's unique heritage is represented through over 4,500 different subjects of photographs, family papers, oral histories, genealogical materials, and much more.
The Making of Modern Michigan is headed by the Michigan State University Libraries, in partnership with the Library of Michigan, the Michigan Library Consortium, and the 52 libraries currently participating in the project.
Michigan Pioneer and Historical Collections
"The content of this forty volume history series, though uneven in quality, includes valuable material. Every teacher of Michigan history will testify to its usefulness. Even the less scholarly contributions consitute important evidence of what a generation of pioneers regarded as significant in their history. Source: " Lewis G. Vander Velde, "The Michigan Historical Commission: 1913-1963," Michigan History Vol. 48, no. 2 (June 1964): 98.
Michigan Sanborn maps in the Library of Congress
These maps, created for a fire insurance company, document towns and cities in amazing, building-by-building detail.
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