History Resources

Another Ann Arbor


Another Ann Arbor, Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit organization established in 1989 to promote the history, culture, and concerns of African Americans in Washtenaw County. 

Arab American National Museum


The Arab American National Museum documents, preserves, celebrates and educates the public on the history, life, culture and contributions of Arab Americans.

Association for Great Lakes Maritime History


Website is a forum for discussing the Great Lakes.

Benson Ford Research Center


Holdings include the historical records and photographs of Ford Motor Company and The Henry Ford, the Henry Austin Clark, Jr., Automotive History Collection, and other major holdings in automotive, industrial, social and cultural American history.

Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


The Bentley Historical Library houses the Michigan Historical Collections, which documents the history of the state of Michigan and the activities of its people and organizations. Founded in 1935, the Michigan Historical Collections is composed of more than 4,500 archival collections, 65,000 printed works, over 10,000 maps, and nearly 1.5 million visual images (including photographs, negatives, films, and videotapes). This is a statewide collection for Michigan covering all periods from the days of exploration through to the present, with collections drawn from each of Michigan's 83 counties.

Birmingham Historical Museum and Park


The Museum features the 1822 John West Hunter House and the 1928 Allen House. These historic structures are linked by the History Plaza, which serves as a gateway to the beautiful John West Hunter Historic Park.

Bloomfield Historical Society


The Bloomfield Historical Society encourages and creates a fuller awareness and understanding of the rich histories of Bloomfield Hills and Bloomfield Township.

Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library


It began with the private library of Clarence Monroe Burton and contains many documents dealing with Detroit, Michigan, the Old Northwest, Canada and New France.

Canton Historical Society


The Canton Historical Museum houses collections of historic artifacts and documents which trace the history of Canton Township. Exhibits highlight the agricultural, governmental, and social history of the township. An archive of photographs and documents is also located onsite.

Chaldean Cultural Center


The Chaldean Cultural Center celebrates and explores the extraordinary history, arts, traditions, and contributions of the Chaldean people from ancient times to the present, serving as a repository of our collected history and stories into the next century.