The Making of Ann Arbor is a public collection of resources on the history and development of the Ann Arbor community, created in collaboration with the Ann Arbor District Library, the Bentley Historical Library, and the University of Michigan's Digital Library Production Service. This Making of Ann Arbor Text Collection comprises the text portion of the collection and includes digitized versions of local histories, city directories, and atlases that can be keyword searched as well as read page by page.
The University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library EAD (Encoded Archival Description) Finding Aids site provides access to finding aids or descriptive inventories for archival records and manuscript collections at the Bentley Historical Library. Approximately 90% of the Bentley's finding aids are available online.
NOTE: Not all collections have finding aids. If you are beginning your search, we recommend looking in MIRLYN first.
This is a searchable collection of over 700 photographs of Saline, Michigan. The collection covers a time span of more than 100 years, from the 1860s to the late 1900s, and includes images of historic homes, buildings, people, and other subjects.
This collection contains over 1,700 digitized images of original photographs, maps, paintings, and other documents illustrating the history of the University of Michigan, the city of Ann Arbor, and the state of Michigan.
The Michigan County Histories and Atlases Digitization Project is comprised of 428 digitized titles (many composed of multiple volumes) published before 1923. The collection offers all members of the community free keyword searching and page-by-page access to digitized reproductions of Michigan county histories and atlases as a resource for historical and genealogical research. The collection is made possible, in part, through a generous Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant. Additional funding was provided by Michigan Council of Library Directors institutions and a Michigan Digitization and Preservation for Access grant. Titles were selected from Frances Loomis's Michigan Biography Index (Detroit: Detroit Public Library, 1946), William Miles' Michigan Atlases and Plat Books (Lansing: State Library Services, 1975), Bentley Historical Library holdings, and the Research Publications microfilm publication County and Regional Histories of the Old Northwest.
Economic, demographic, consumption and industry data on 60 major markets worldwide. Includes historic and forecast data on over 250 different variables, stretching back to 1990 and forward five years.