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Little Books With a Lot of Information

A number of years ago, the Michigan State University Press introduced a new series called Discovering the Peoples of Michigan which features books on the various ethnic groups in our state. Currently, there are twenty-seven different volumes on such groups as GermansIrishLatinosScots and African-Americans. The books are not that large, maybe 100 to 150 pages and include photographs. Some of the volumes also may have recipes and other information. The Local History Room has many of these books, shelved around the 320s. Also there are copies available in the general collection that can be checked out. MSU publishes new volumes every year, so if a book on your ethnic group has not come out yet, I’m sure it will come out in the near future.


Scots in Michigan
Lynn H