Further away from West Michigan, enjoy the trip to other parts the Great Lakes State to see these significant repositories. 

Michigan Historical Collections, Bentley Historical Library
University of Michigan, 1150 Beal Avenue, Ann Arbor, Mich. 48109-2113 
Phone: 734-764-3482; E-mail: 
Hours:  M–F: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sat.: 9 a.m.–1 p.m. 
E-mail: contact us

“From the gubernatorial records of Jennifer Granholm to the letters of a Michigan cavalryman serving under Custer, the Bentley has countless materials related to state of Michigan history. Accessing these powerful holdings reveals the historical sources that shaped the state’s past—and its present.”

Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University,
Mount Pleasant, Mich. 48859
Phone: 989-774-3352; E-mail: clarke@cmich.edu 
Hours: M-F: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; 
Certain Saturdays: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (check website)

“The Clarke Library has the most complete collection in the state regarding Michigan’s first people. Within the Clarke a wealth of secondary studies are complimented by the work of Native American authors as well as very complete sets of microfilmed records from the federal government. There is also an extensive body of material created by religious missionaries and a large number of volumes printed in Ojibway.

The Michigan Pioneer and Historical Collections is a 40-volume collection of documents and primary sources relating to the history of Michigan. This section contains an annotated bibliography of material pertaining to Native Americans within this resource.”

Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library,
5201 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Mich. 48202
Phone: 313-481-1401; E-mail: bhc@detroitpubliclibrary.org 
Hours: Tu-W: 12 p.m.-8 p.m.; Th-Sat: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

“The BHC is both a repository of records of the past and a workshop of historical activity in the present, with emphasis on the history of Detroit and Michigan from the time of settlement in the 17th century to the present.

The background history encompasses the Great Lakes area, New England, and New France as well as local and county histories for both the United States and Canada. Noted for its source material, the BHC contains books, pamphlets, bound newspapers, atlases, maps, pictures, photographs, personal papers, archives, business records, and ephemeral items such newspaper clippings, broadsides, and scrapbooks.”

And in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula…

Archives and Historical Collections, Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, Mich. 49931
Phone: 906-487-2505; E-mail: copper@mtu.edu 
Archives & Historical Collections hours
Research hours M-F: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

“The Michigan Tech Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections houses a wide variety of print, graphic and manuscript resources. Subject coverage includes University and campus life, towns and cities in the Keweenaw, as well as the companies, social organizations, events and personalities of the Copper Country and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.”