History Resources

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History


The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History provides exceptional learning opportunities, exhibitions, programs and events based on outstanding collections and research that explore the diverse history and culture of African Americans.

Cranbrook Archives


The Cranbrook Archives is the primary repository for the Cranbrook Educational Community.  The department is responsible for collecting, preserving, and making available community and divisional records of permanent value, the papers of members of the Booth, Scripps and Saarinen families, the records of Christ Church Cranbrook and other ancillary organizations, and the personal papers of faculty, staff, alumni and other individuals who have been associated with Cranbrook since 1904.

Dearborn Historical Museum


The Museum has 4 exhibit buildings: the Commandant's Quarters, The McFadden-Ross House, Exhibit Annex, and Gardner House. These all have different exhibits that depict Dearborn at different times and some Native American and military history.

Detroit Public Library Digital Collections


The Detroit Public Library's digitized collections showcase rare and unique images from the Library’s Special Collections. These online collections feature more than 67,000 images that have been digitized and cataloged for public use. The Digital Collections allows users to remotely access photographs and other items from the Burton Historical Collection, National Automotive History Collection, E. Azalia Hackley Collection of African Americans in the Performing Arts, Ernie Harwell Sports Collection and the Rare Book Collection.

Detroit Society for Genealogical Research


It is a non-profit organization for the preservation and perpetuation of the records of ancestors and families and to be of assistance to the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library.

Downtown Historic Churches Association


An organization of historic churches in Detroit.

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House


The Edsel and Eleanor Ford House is home to exquisite architecture, breathtaking views, and a collection of fine a decorative arts that tell the story of one of America's most important industrial families.

Farmington Historical Society


The Farmington Historical Society is a civic group of like-minded individuals who are interested in preserving and sharing the history of Farmington and Farmington Hills, Michigan.

Ferndale Historical Society


Ferndale Historical Society preserves the heritage of Ferndale for future generations.

Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection, University of Detroit Mercy


It is an online collection of marine related primary sources.