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It Was a Good Run!: Recollections of a Lifetime in Trucking, 1941-2008
Van Zoeren, Charles
Call Number: H 388.324 V2858
History of the Alvan Motor Freight Company.
The Great, Great Lakes Trivia Test: The Who, What, Where, When, Why and How of Michigan
Call Number: H 977.4 T517
Over 300 questions and answers to the most important questions about Michigan history; Who? What? Where? When? Why? & How?
Simple Steps to Working Windows [videorecording]: How to Rehabilitate Double Hung Wooden Windows
Call Number: H DVD 690.1823 S6122
Simple Steps to Working Windows was filmed in Kalamazoo, Michigan, during the first of several window rehabilitation workshops held by the City of Kalamazoo and the Michigan Historic Preservation Network. During that initial workshop, twelve contractors were trained.--Cover
November: The Cruelest Month: Great Lakes Wrecks
Call Number: H 977 S881.6
November is long considered the worst month for Great Lakes shipwrecks. Hundreds if not thousands of rotting hulls on the bottom give silent testimony to the "gales of November" and their destructive power. This book examines many of the great November wrecks. Some like the NOVADOC, WILLIAM H. DAVOCK, ANNA MINCH, ALGOMA, MATAAFA and JOHN OWEN are well known. Others like the W.W. ARNOLD, MAPLEHURST and MILWAUKIE, less so. All tell the terrible story of death on the Great Lakes.--Book cover.
Planters, Paupers, and Pioneers: English Settlers in Atlantic Canada
Call Number: H 971.5 C195
The first-ever comprehensive book written on early English immigration to Canada, Planters, Paupers, and Pioneersintroduces a series of three titles on The English in Canada. Focusing on factors that brought the English to Atlantic Canada, it traces the English arrivals to their various settlements in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland, and considers their reasons for leaving their homeland. Who were they? When did they arrive? Were they successful? What was their lasting impact? Drawing on wide-ranging documentary sources, including passenger lists, newspaper shipping reports, and the wealth of material to be found in English county record offices and in Canadian national and provincial archives, the book provides extensive details of the immigrants and their settlements and gives details of more than 700 Atlantic crossings.
Ojibwa Narratives of Charles and Charlotte Kawbawgam and Jacques LePique, 1893-1895
Call Number: H 973.0497 K22
Ojibwa Narratives presents a fresh view of an early period of Ojibwa thought and ways of life in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and the south shore of Lake Superior. This fascinating collection of fifty-two narratives features, for the first time, the tales of three nineteenth-century Ojibwa storytellers-Charles and Charlotte Kawbawgam and Jaques LePique-collected by Homer H. Kidder.--Publisher.
Bay View: An American Idea
Call Number: H 977.488 D652
This book is a history of Bay View, a Chautauqua community in Northern Michigan. It includes stories about Ernest Hemingway's connection to the community, the visit of the Custer family after The Battle of Little Bighorn, and how Irma Rombauer came to write The Joy of Cooking. Of great interest is the newspaper accounts by the Great Unitarian Paul B. Blanshard and Philosopher Brand Blanshard of their early life in Petoskey and Bay View, as well as the author's account of the women's movement in Petoskey and Bay View.--The author.
Great Lakes Serial Killers: True Accounts of the Great Lakes Most Gruesome Murders
Call Number: H 364.15232 K115
This book is a collection of true stories of some of the most horrific crimes to occur in the Great Lakes Region.
Eight Brothers in World War II: Memories from Gates County, North Carolina
Call Number: H 929.2 W714E
World War II family history with connection to Kalamazoo.
Michigan's County Courthouses
Call Number: H 977.4 F294
John Fedynsky documents in narrative and photos every county courthouse of Michigan's eighty-three counties, as well as the Michigan Hall of Justice. These buildings are symbols: physically they stand, but figuratively they speak. They embody the purposes for which they were created: law, order, justice, and the promise of a better tomorrow. Fedynsky tells the story of each building. For Michigan, the typical evolution begins in the cabin, tavern, or hotel of a prominent local settler and progresses through incarnations of simple log or wooden clapboard, and then opulent stone or brick, before the structure arrives in modern and utilitarian form. But there are myriad exceptions to this rule, and they add to the diversity of Michigan's county courthouses.--Book cover.
A Medical Miscellany for Genealogists
Call Number: H 610.14 J55
This fascinating book clarifies obscure medically-related terms likely to be encountered by genealogical researchers. Includes terms related to myth and magic, and European, Asian, African, and Native American folk wisdom.
Reimagining Detroit: Opportunities for Redefining an American city
Call Number: H 977.434 G1625
Suggests ways for Detroit to become a smaller but better city in the twenty first century and proposes productive uses for the city's vacant spaces.
Call Number: H 977.422 B4712
Founded in 1831, Battle Creek has transformed itself with a rapidly changing world-from agrarian milling community to manufacturing center to the current morph into a food health research center. For 100 years, "Cereal City" has been connected to ready-to-eat breakfast foods, home to the Post Division of General Foods, Ralston Foods, and the Kellogg Company, making it the largest cereal-producing city in the world. Visitors and residents alike have enjoyed mailing postcards of this dynamic community to friends and family all over the world.
Paddling Across the Peninsula: An Important Cross-Michigan Canoe Route During the French Regime
Call Number: H 977.4 K373
The book is copiously illustrated with five ancient maps dating from 1656 to 1744, as well as six modern maps. In addition, it contains a portfolio of twenty photographs, with detailed accompanying text, which shows the author and his family authentically recreating the ancient native and French methods of traveling by birchbark canoe, including carrying the craft over land portages, repairing it, and using it as a shelter.--Book cover.
Challenge Accepted: A Finnish Immigrant Response to Industrial America in Michigan's Copper Country
Call Number: H 977.499 K217
Gary Kaunonen tells the story of Finnish immigrants to Copper Country. By examining the written record and material culture of Finnish immigrant proletarians - analyzing buildings, cultural institutions, and publications of the socialist-unionist media - Kaunonen adds a new depth to our understanding of the time and place, the events and a people.
A Fashionable Tour Through the Great Lakes and Upper Mississippi: The 1852 Journal of Juliette Starr Dana
Call Number: H 977 D168
This one-of-a-kind journal offers the reader rare glimpses of the bustling and booming pre–Civil War United States with a brisk voice not often heard in travel writing of this time. Additional features of this journal include an itemized list of the tour's cost, biographical and historical research notes by Juliette Starr Dana’s great-great-grandson David T. Dana III, and an introduction by Brain Dunnigan.--Publisher.
The Sweetness of Freedom: Stories of Immigrants
Call Number: H 977.4 O856
The Sweetness of Freedom presents an eclectic grouping of late nineteenth- and twentieth-century immigrants' narratives and the personal artifacts, historical documents, and photographs these travelers brought on their journeys to Michigan. Most of the oral histories in this volume are based on interviews conducted with the immigrants themselves. Some of the immigrants presented here hoped to gain better education and jobs. Others - refugees - fled their homelands because of war, poverty, repression, religious persecution, or ethnic discrimination. All dreamt of freedom and opportunity. They tell why they left their homelands, why they chose to settle in Michigan, and what they brought or left behind. Some wanted to preserve their heritage, religious customs, traditions, and ethnic identity. Others wanted to forget past conflicts and lost family members. Their stories reveal how they established new lives far away from home, how they endured homesickness and separation, what they gave up and what they gained.
"I hope to do my country service:" The Civil War Letters of John Bennitt, M.D., Surgeon, 19th Michigan Infantry
Call Number: H 921 B47175
In 1862 at the age of thirty-two, Centreville, Michigan, physician John Bennitt joined the 19th Michigan Infantry Regiment as an assistant surgeon and remained in military service for the rest of the war. During this time Bennitt wrote more than two hundred letters home to his wife and daughters sharing his careful and detailed observations of army life, his medical trials in the field and army hospitals, dramatic battles, and character sketches of the many people he encountered, including his regimental comrades, captured Confederates, and local citizens in southern towns. Bennitt writes about the war’s progress on both the battlefield and the home front, and also reveals his changing view of slavery and race.--From the publisher.
The Haywire: A Brief history of the Manistique & Lake Superior Railroad
Call Number: H 385 H8165
More properly known as the Manistique and Lake Superior Railroad for much of its existence, it was one of what Willis Dunbar called the "Little Fellows." In its earliest days it was the product of a New York visionary who saw a bright future for the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Its builders laid track through gloomy swamps, heavy forests and treacherous muskegs. During its three-quarters of a century of existence, it carried iron ores, lumber, pulpwood, alcoholic beverages and livestock. Having limited passenger accommodations, it carried passengers in both passenger cars as well as cabooses, in railmounted motor cars and even, on occasion, in the locomotive cabs. Briefly, it even carried them on its own railroad car ferry."The Haywire" played a major role in the industrial development of Manistique and Schoolcraft counties. But for much of its existence it existed in virtual anonymity - merely the northern branch of a Lower Peninsula railroad.--Book jacket.
History of the Kalamazoo Vegetable Parchment Company and the City of Parchment
Call Number: H 977.417 C4321
History of Parchment and KVP from the early history of the land through the close of the company.
The Raisin: Rivers of Michigan Series
Call Number: H 977.432 L2659
A mile-by-mile survey of the River Raisin.
Our People, Our Journey: The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians
Call Number: H 977.400497 M4788
This is a landmark history of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, a Michigan tribe that has survived to the present day despite the expansionist and assimilationist policies that nearly robbed it of an identity in the late nineteenth century.--From the publisher.
Call Number: H 977.422 A8266
In 1825, the opening of the Erie Canal triggered a migration of pioneer families from America’s East Coast to the Michigan territory. By 1836, entrepreneurs had dug a mill race and platted a village that would eventually become Battle Creek. The town was first known as a farm implement center for the Midwest, then became the “Health City" (for its connection to the Seventh-day Adventist Church and Dr. J. H. Kellogg’s Battle Creek Sanitarium), and eventually became known as the “Cereal City,” because it was the birthplace of ready-to-eat breakfast foods. By pairing archival and modern photographs, this book documents how Battle Creek advanced from a small settlement to a thriving community. This comparative perspective reveals many changes and advancements in Battle Creek’s physical and cultural landscape.
Three Rivers High School
Call Number: H 371.8976 R332
Three Rivers Reflector yearbooks for 1921, '63, '87, '88, '89, '91, and '92.
Thrift Store Saints: Meeting Jesus 25 Cents at a Time
Call Number: H 261.8325 K748
Jane Knuth's middle-class, suburban, church-going background had not prepared her well to serve as a volunteer at an inner-city thrift store. Reluctantly, she decided to give it a try.
Eight Steamboats: Sailing Through the Sixties
Call Number: H 386 L787
This book chronicles Patrick Livingston’s adventures on eight shipping vessels—only one of which survives—during the 1960s. Told from the perspective of a writer who sails rather than a sailor who writes, the tales are spiced with connections between shore and sea.--From the publisher.
Passenger and Immigration Lists Index 2011, Part 2
Gale Research Company
Call Number: H 929.3016 F479
Part 2 of the 2011 supplement.
Call Number: H 977.422 T513
In 1825, two government surveyors platting the southwest Michigan territory engaged in a small skirmish with two Native Americans. With a humorous nod, the surveyors gave the name Battle Creek to the river where this encounter took place. A few years later, a group of entrepreneurs, led by Sands McCamly, established a milling community and named it after the river. Thus the city of Battle Creek had its start. Over the following 170 years, it has grown into a thriving community of culture and character. This book uses historical photos and rare illustrations to trace Battle Creek's chronological development, from its water-powered mills, its railroads and factories, and its identity as a major stop on the Underground Railroad to its eventual pre-eminence as the "Cereal City."
Irish Immigrants of the Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank
Call Number: H 929.37471 R373
Volume III in set.
The Gilmore Car Museum: Miles From the Ordinary
Call Number: H 629.222 L9911
TheGilmore family, the museum, and the automobile collection are highlighted in this book with over 200 color and vintage photos.
Camp Forgotten [videorecording]: The Civilian Conservaton Corps in Michigan
Call Number: H DVD 333.72 C1862
Camp Forgotten explores the role of the CCC in Michigan. Some of their projects included the building of the Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Caberfae Ski Area, and the transport of moose from Isle Royale to the Upper Peninsula. The only Native American CCC camp in the nation was also in the state, Camp Marquette. Camp Forgotten includes interviews with over a dozen CCC members who vividly describe life in camp and how the experience changed their lives. Combining archival footage and photographs with location cinematography of CCC-built structures, this timeless program tells the dramatic story of how young men discovered their potential as productive citizens while restoring Michigan's devasted wilderness.
Grand Rapids Made [videorecording]
Call Number: H DVD 749 G7516
Explores the furniture industry and its evolution in Grand Rapids, Michigan, from the 1850s through the 1960s. Examines many of the important events that shaped the industry, from the recruiting of famous designers, to the formation of a trade association and the Strike of 1911. Includes many rare photographs, archival footage, location cinematography of important landmarks, and interviews with local historians.
Donut Day [videorecording]: 24 hours at Sweetwater's
Call Number: H DVD 641.8653 D688
Twenty-four hours at Sweetwater's Donut Mill in Kalamazoo, Michigan, starting at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 27, 2006.
Ernie, 1918-2010: Our Voice of Summer
Detroit Free Press
Call Number: H 921 H343E
Ernie Harwell, the acclaimed voice of the Detroit Tigers had one of the longest runs by a broadcaster with one major league club, calling Tigers games for 42 seasons. For the first 32 of those seasons, he made and cemented his legacy by doing play-by-play on the radio. His Southern voice -- rich and authoritative but not overbearing -- became as distinctive to Michigan listeners as baseball itself. We reflect on his long career in 128 pages of historic photos and defining quotes by and about The Voice of Summer.
Richard Griffith and His Valuations of Ireland
Call Number: H 333.08 R3624
The content of Richard Griffith and His Valuations of Ireland can be said to be divided into two parts. The first half of the volume treats the history and method used by Griffith and his colleagues in producing the valuations. Here Reilly explains how the surveys were conducted, how standard Irish forms of townland names were assigned, how the descriptive Ordnance Survey Memoirs were compiled, and what one can expect to find within their rich contents. In separate chapters devoted to the three valuations, Reilly describes, among other things, how the valuators assigned a value to property, how the information was publicized, and the relationship of the valuations to the new Irish Poor Laws. Facsimile illustrations of maps, memoirs and other documents from the valuations abound here as they do in the second half of the work, a discussion of Griffith's genealogical importance.
Yesterday's School Kids of Isabella County: A Photographic History of Rural One-Room Schools in Isabella County, Michigan
Call Number: H 977.451 W523.1
A compendium of photographs of Isabella County one room schools circa the late 1800s through the 1940s. with modern photos of sites presently occupied by the school buildings in current use for other purposes.
A New Guide for Emigrants to the West
Call Number: H 977 P366
Originally published in 1837, it contains sketches of Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, with the territory of Wisconsin and the adjacent parts.
Michigan Family Farms and Farm Buildings: Landscapes of the Heart and Mind
Call Number: H 630.9774 D176
Michigan's family farms form the backbone of the state. One need only see the Centennial Farm signs that dot the sides of the state's country roads to understand that. Hemalata Dandekar shows in her new book just how connected those family farm buildings are to the families that inhabit them.Eight family-farm case studies display farm buildings' relationship to the land they sit on, their function on the farm, the materials they're made with, the farm enterprises themselves, and the families who own them. Photographs, plans, elevations, and sections of typical, exemplary traditional farm buildings show the aesthetic and architectural qualities of those types of buildings across the state.
The Fire and the Gold: Russian Elders Share Their Life Stories
Call Number: H 947 F5231
Also includes Chernobyl journal, a memoir of the nuclear event.
A Goodly Heritage: Essays in Honor of the Reverend Dr. Elton J. Bruins at Eighty
Call Number: H 921 B892G
The fifteen essays in the volume fall into three categories, all reflecting different aspects of Bruins’s career. The first ten concern church history and theology, the next two focus on different aspects of the life of Rev. A. C. Van Raalte, and the final three deal with local history. The topics range from religious conflict in the nineteenth century to the Civil War, to Hope College history, to the effort to create the Joint Archives of Holland, to recent ideological conflict in the field of Reformation history, to contemporary issues in the Reformed Church of America.--From the publisher
Cornish in Michigan
Call Number: H 977.4004 M1961
Several ethnic groups have come to Michigan from the British Isles. Historic records show that some early 19th-century Cornish immigrants were farmers and settled in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. However, the majority of early Cornish immigrants were miners, and much of their influence was felt in the Upper Peninsula of the state. Many of the underground miners from Cornwall got their start in this region before they migrated to other mining regions throughout the United States: Keweenaw County, Houghton County, Copper Harbor, Eagle Harbor, and Presque Isle. In the 1830s, newly arrived immigrants also settled in the lower parts of Michigan, in Macomb, Washtenaw, Lenawee, and Oakland counties. The automobile boom of the 1920s sent many of these immigrants and their children to Metro Detroit from the Upper Peninsula, where their traditions are perpetuated today.
Boneyards: Detroit Under Ground
Call Number: H 393 B166
An exploration of burial sites and customs in Metro Detroit and the historical and social changes behind our treatment of the dead.
Shooting Star: The Amazing Life of Ann Marston
Call Number: H 921 M374P
Child model. International archery champion. Beauty pageant queen. Detroit rock band promoter. Ann Marston accomplished all of these things, and more, during her all-too-short life.In Shooting Star: The Amazing Life of Ann Marston, author Alana Paluszewski tells the story of this former Miss Michigan from Wyandotte who refused to allow debilitating diabetes to get in the way of her goals. Paluszewski uses Ann's personal diaries, family albums, interviews and other primary research to share Ann's untold biography.Whether you remember her or not, you cannot help but be touched and inspired by the story of Ann Marston, whose star shone briefly on the national stage, then was gone.
Erin's Sons: Irish Arrivals in Atlantic Canada, Volume IV
Call Number: H 929.3415 P9842
This genealogical source contains the transcribed records of people who arrived from Ireland to Atlantic Canada, such as Saint John or Halifax, from ships' passenger lists, newspaper articles, census, regimental, church, prison, and marriage records, burials, tombstone inscriptions, and others. Records are arranged by source. Punch includes a history of the founding and settlement of the four provinces of Atlantic Canada and maps of major emigration ports from Ireland to Atlantic Canada from 1750. Volume IV contains records to 1863.
A Hanging in Detroit: Stephen Gifford Simmons and the Last Execution under Michigan Law
Call Number: H 364.66 C471
The first historical study--and a riveting account--of the last execution in Michigan. On September 24, 1930, Stephen G. Simmons, a fifty-year-old tavern keeper and farmer, was hanged in Detroit for murdering his wife, Levana Simmons, in a drunken, jealous rage. Michigan executed only two people during the fifty-year period from 1796 to 1846, when the death penalty was legal within its boundaries. Simmons was the second and last person to be executed under Michigan law.
Northern Michigan Asylum: A History of the Traverse City State Hospital
Call Number: H 362.21 D2956
A comprehensive history of the third Asylum built in the State of Michigan in 1885, the Traverse City State Hospital. Author William Decker, M.D. researched the location of historic buildings, hospital personnel and administrators, patient treatment modalities, the spacious grounds and extensive tree plantings, livestock barns used at the hospital farm and interesting trivia and incidents. This most ambition and complete book contains more than 100 historic photos and illustrations, footnotes and an index.--From the publisher
The Underground Railroad in Michigan
Call Number: H 973.7115 M9581
Though living far north of the Mason-Dixon line, many mid-nineteenth-century citizens of Michigan rose up to protest the moral offense of slavery; they published an abolitionist newspaper and founded an anti-slavery society, as well as a campaign for emancipation. By the 1840s, a prominent abolitionist from Illinois had crossed the state line to Michigan, establishing new stations on the Underground Railroad. This book is the first comprehensive exploration of abolitionism and the network of escape from slavery in the state. First-person accounts are interwoven with an expansive historical overview of national events to offer a fresh examination of Michigan's critical role in the movement to end American slavery.
"The events of October:" Murder-Suicide on a Small Campus
Call Number: H 364.1523 G8515
The true story of a murder-suicide at Kalamazoo College and its rippling effects on the campus community.
From Midnight to Dawn: The Story of the Underground Railroad and the Flight to Freedom
Call Number: H 326.97 T629.1
This extraordinary narrative offers a fresh perspective on the Underground Railroad as it traces the perilous journeys of fugitive ex-slaves from the United States to free black settlements in Canada. The Underground Railroad was the passage to freedom for many slaves, but it was rife with dangers. There were dedicated conductors and safe houses, but also arduous nights in the mountains and days in threatening towns. For those who made it to Midnight (the code name given to Detroit), the Detroit River became a River Jordan--and Canada became their land of Canaan, the Promised Land where they could live freely in black settlements under the protection of British law. One of these settlements was known as Dawn. In prose rich in detail and imagery,From Midnight to Dawnpresents compelling portraits of the men and women who established the Railroad, and of the people who traveled it to find new lives in Canada.
Naked in the Stream: Isle Royale Stories
Call Number: H 917.74997 F654
After thirty years of visits to Isle Royale National Park, Foerster records his experience and wonderment in this narrative. Funny and poignant, riveting and heart-thumping, Foerster describes his first Isle Royale hike with humor and humility. Beautifully illustrated by former Isle Royale Artist-in residence, Joyce Koskenmaki, this wonderfully crafted book takes an intimate look into what it means to find and revere wildness.
Rick Ferrell, Knuckleball Catcher: A Hall of Famer's Life Behind the Plate and in the Front Office
Call Number: H 921 F382F
In 1947, after 18 major league seasons with the Browns, Senators, and Red Sox, Rick Ferrell retired as the longest playing catcher in the American League. His record 1,806 games would stand for more than 40 years, surpassed finally by another Hall of Famer, Carlton Fisk. A stout defender and choosy batter, Ferrell was an eight-time All-Star who caught a rotation of four knuckleball pitchers for the 1945 Washington Senators team that lost the American League pennant in the final week of the season. Perhaps that's one of the reasons he went on to work for the Detroit Tigers for 43 years, serving as coach, scout, and front-office executive. This biography includes highlights of Ferrell's career, letters written as Detroit's general manager, 15 interviews with Ferrell's friends and peers, as well as thirty-four photographs, some never before published.
Hollowed Ground: Copper Mining and Community Building on Lake Superior, 1840s-1990s
Call Number: H 977.499 L289
While this book covers the history of the entire Lake Superior mining industry, it particularly focuses on the three biggest, most important, and longest-lived companies: Calumet & Hecla, Copper Range, and Quincy. Lankton shows the extent of the companies’ influence over their mining locations, as they constructed the houses and neighborhoods of their company towns, set the course of local schools, saw that churches got land to build on, encouraged the growth of commercial villages on the margin of a mine, and even provided pasturage for workers’ milk cows and space for vegetable gardens. Lankton also traces the interconnected fortunes of the mining communities and their companies through times of bustling economic growth and periods of decline and closure.--From the publisher
Old Forts of the Great Lakes: Sentinels in the Wilderness
Call Number: H 977 B279
A fascinating account of the military posts and forts of the Great Lakes from the 1600s to the American Civil War. Full of engrossing information about the construction and history of these sentinels in the wilderness around which the historical currents of a fledgling United States swirled. Details the roles they played as hubs of trade, military activity, and social life at the edges of empire. Some twenty Great Lakes forts can still be seen, and the author clearly describes each as it is today and tells how history shaped it. Richly illustrated with photographs, rare drawings, prints and maps of these important sites of Great Lakes history.
A legacy for the Future: Reminiscences of Scouting in West Michigan
Call Number: H 369.43 T638
In 2010 the Boy Scouts of America will celebrate 100 years as the largest and most successfull youth movement America has ever known. Scouting has always been strong in West Michigan, where it has taught thousands of young men, and later, young women, the skills and values necessary for successful lives. Many more thousands of adult leaders, past and present, have contributed their time and talents to preserve and pass on the Scouting way of life.For the first time, A Legacy for the Future: Reminiscences of Scouting in West Michigan weaves known historical facts and personal narratives into one united tale told through both text and illustrations.--From the cover
For Those in Peril: Shipwrecks of Ottawa County, Michigan
Call Number: H 977.415 R498
Families were changed forever when husbands and sons were lost to the gales of November, and fortunes were lost when vessel owners tried to get just one more trip in before the harsh winters closed the ports. Many of these vessels were simply overtaken by age, mechanical failure or shifting sands. Some broke up on shore while others were refloated to sail again. Some were left to rot at the dock while others simply sailed over the horizon into oblivion never to be seen again. Many now serve as “ice water museums,” attracting scuba divers, explorers and historians to these shipwrecks that comprise an important part of the early history of Ottawa County and the Great Lakes region as well.--From the cover
United States Life-Saving Service in Michigan
Call Number: H 363.12381 P4858
Michigan, the Great Lakes State, is full of rich maritime traditions and with these traditions comes the danger and risk of shipwreck. Author William D. Peterson has compiled a photographic history of the United States Life-Saving Service in the Great Lakes region, and immortalizes in it the men who paved the way for the U.S. Coast Guard in 1915. In 1854, the U.S. Government provided funds for lighthouses, boats, and life-saving equipment along the Atlantic seaboard to alleviate shipping disasters. These early efforts greatly reduced the number of lives and property lost to shipwrecks. In the heart of the Midwest, however, the Great Lakes alone claimed 4,500 vessels, 1,300 people, and more than 27 million dollars in monetary damages between 1855 and 1876. These staggering losses prompted Congress to pass legislation putting the United States Life-Saving Service (USLSS) into operation in Michigan and other Great Lakes States. Pictured here in almost 200 images and detailed captions are Michigan's 38 USLSS stations and their crews along the Great Lakes, including Ottawa Point, Grand Haven, Holland, and South Manitou Island.
Steamer Edmund Fitzgerald: The Mystique and its Evolution
Call Number: H 977.49 M9789
Upon the disastous sinking of the steamer Edmund Fitzgerald, with the loss of all 29 crew members on November 10, 1975, Thomas Murphy became the lead attorney in all matters on behalf of the vessel involving that tragedy, and handled all aspects of the occurrence. His analysis of the casualty and succeeding proceedings is an effort to dispel the numerous speculations and inaccuracies which have been promoted over the intervening years.--From the cover
Life During the Civil War
Call Number: H 973.7 N854
Life in the Civil War armies, hospital & medicine, letters home, music of the Civil War, rations & cooking, Civil War humor, news from the Front ...and much more!--Cover
Wanted! U.S. Criminal Records: Sources & Research Methodology
Call Number: H 929.1 A7695
Your one-stop reference for information sources about criminals from America’s past. WANTED! lists archives, libraries, courts and online sites containing numerous sets of criminal information: prison records, court records, execution information, investigative reports, parole records, police reports, and pardon records.--Cover
Fashionable Folks: Hairstyles, 1840-1900
Call Number: H 929.1 T2444
Genealogist and photo identification/preservation expert reveals information you can learn from family photographs about a person's fashion sense and character. Taylor writes for those interested in using "this handy guide to study the tresses and trims in your ancestral portraits and learn when different hairstyles and facial hair were in vogue." Her analysis of sample photographs from each decade illustrates how people can use "clues of clothing and hairstyles ... [to] discover when those pictures were taken, how old the subjects were at the time, and how wealthy they were." Includes "fast facts" and "fun facts" about hair styles through the 19th century.
Freedom on the Horizon: Dutch Immigration to America, 1840-1940
Call Number: H 325.2492 K891
Krabbendam (Roosevelt Academy) offers a social history of Dutch immigration to America from 1840 to 1940, emphasizing the settlement process and the formation of the Dutch-American identity. With a focus on Dutch Protestant immigrants in the Midwest, he discusses how Dutch-Americans maintained their subculture, and the role of religion, community building, family, work, maintaining and adapting the language and forms of media, external communication with the Netherlands, and participation in American politics.
Two-Tracks to Michigan's Past
Call Number: H 977.4 M417.10
Enjoy the company of some "strange but true" Michiganders you'll not meet elsewhere: like Albert Whiting who talked to the dead; Samuel Bickley who read the bumps on Flint folks' heads; and Annie Nelles, door knocker and book hawker of the 1860s. Or maybe hop a fast freight train with Detroit Fatty, Saginaw Slim and the Kalamazoo Kid. Visit Mackinac Island in the heyday of the fur trade with Harriet Martineau, Anna Jameson and other sophisticated literary ladies. Get to know the Husseys of Battle Creek, intrepid Underground Railroad conductors. March with little Johnny Clem, the "Drummer Boy of Chickamauga," and Detroit-born Chaplain Corby who absolved the Irish Brigade at Gettysburg.-- P.  of Cover.
Publish Your Family History: Preserving Your Heritage in a Book
Call Number: H 070.593 Y34
Many people want to write a family history, but few ever take on the job of publishing one. If you've done the research, and you want to make a book from it, then Publish Your Family History is for you. It will tell you all the fundamentals of book production, together with the important details that distinguish a home-published book from a homemade one. You'll learn: how to get your manuscript ready for production; design ideas for the pages and the cover; methods of making pages with or without a computer and printing those pages quickly and inexpensively; and ideas on bindings that last and look great.Even if time is at a premium, you're not comfortable with computer technology, or the budget is tight, you'll learn how to publish a professional-looking family history of your own!
The 100 Best Great Lakes Shipwrecks
Call Number: H 977 K791
Volume I - Lake Ontario, Lake Erie and Lake Huron. Volume II - Lake Michigan and Lake Superior
A Desirable Station: Soldier Life at Fort Mackinac, 1867-1895
Call Number: H 977.4923 P847
This is the story of more than 1,000 soldiers from around the world who lived and loved, worked and played, won honors and served jail time, ate, slept and died at Fort Mackinac. This is the final chapter of one of America's great forts which was built during the revolution, attacked during the War of 1812, strengthened to protect John Jacob Astor's fur business and given new life with the creation of Mackinac National Park in 1875.
The Peckham Family
Call Number: H 929.2 P368P
History and genealogy of the Peckham family.
The Perfect Season: How the Detroit Tigers Go 162-0 and Sweep Their Way to a World Series Championship
Call Number: H 796.35764 W479
A collection of the greatest Detroit Tigers games in history from 1901 to 2007. The story reveals the true historical facts about Detroit and the players, as well as actual game statistics.--from the cover
Gettysburg to Great Salt Lake: George R. Maxwell, Civil War Hero and Federal Marshal Among the Mormons
Call Number: H 921 M4654M
The story of federal involvement in the territory of Utah is often glazed over in histories of the settle of the American West. In this gripping account, Maxwell, a retired surgeon, describes the post Civil War events from the perspective of a federal marshal, George R. Maxwell (no relation to the author). George Maxwell enlisted in the Union army at the age of nineteen; he was made a general by the time he was twenty-two. After the war, which left him with a wooden leg, missing fingers and various other injuries, he was appointed marshal to Utah. George Maxwell's most enduring accomplishment was the prosecution of John Doyle Lee for leading the massacre of a wagon train crossing Utah. The conflict between the Mormon theocracy and the federal government during this period is portrayed in a balanced manner. The author has used government documents along with photographs and papers from the Maxwell family. While he admires his subject, Maxwell is aware of George Maxwell's faults and does not paint the issues in black and white. This is a fascinating, well-documented look at a neglected area of American history.
Michigan Remembers Lincoln
Call Number: H 921 L736M
Twenty-four articles written about Lincoln by Michigan authors over the last seventy-five years. Some explore Lincoln’s Michigan connections; others demonstrate the contributions to history of Michigan’s Lincoln scholars.
Old Wing Mission: Cultural Interchange as Chronicled by George and Arvilla Smith in Their Work with Chief Wakazoo's Ottawa Band on the West Michigan Frontier
Call Number: H 266 O445
A historical treasure of rare documents giving the account of Reverend George N. and Arvilla Smith in their work and social interactions with Native Americans at a Christian mission colony.--From the publisher
Seeking Lincoln in Michigan: A Remembrance Trail
Call Number: H 921 L736P
This book takes travelers to thirty-eight Michigan sites connected to Abraham Lincoln. From statues, to a park where Lincoln once campaigned, to archival and museum collections, each site is documented with color photos and historical information.--From the publisher.
Michigan Yesterday & Today
Call Number: H 977.4 D672
This book offers visions of Michigan in all its glory, past and present--from Native American settlements to trading outposts, from farming riches to vacation splendors, from its artistic heritage to its automotive muscle. Here images of yesterday and today appear side by side--state landmarks and architecture, capitol buildings and icons of pop culture--bringing to life the transformations of time and history, and the marvels that persist.
Michigan's Haunted Nightlife
Call Number: H 133.109774 B8272
Take a haunted tour of Michigan's nightlife especially if you like the company of ghosts! Visit the state's most haunted restaurants such as the Trattoria Stella, nestled inside a former insane asylum. Spend time in Nunica, where a small-town bar serves more than just the usual spirits! Relax with resident ghosts in the Regent Theater where a ghostly usher still shines his flashlight along the theater isles or take a chilling tour of Detroit's haunted Symphony Orchestra Hall where a ghostly figure keeps an eye on rehearsals. Visit actor Jeff Daniels' spirit-filled Purple Rose Theater to interact with a feisty ghost who moves stage props. Whether your idea of nightlife is a haunted restaurant, a spirited bar, a spooky theater, or an overnight stay with tortured souls in a World War II submarine, this book is must for your paranormal library!
Remembering Our Past: Historic Saginaw Township
Call Number: H 977.446 T644
History of Saginaw Township with over 180 photographs and illustrations.
Acadian-Cajun genealogy: Tracing Your Ancestry Back to Acadia & the Old World
Call Number: H 929.3715 H4467
The Cajun people are a rather distinct culture based in south Louisiana. And there are many 'displaced Cajuns' who have moved into other parts of the country. This book addresses the genealogy of the Cajun people in Louisiana. It also goes back, through the Exile of the mid 1700's, to the original Acadians in Canada. It will assist you in tracing your Acadian-Cajun ancestry back to the 1600's with as little trouble as possible.
Sawdusted: Notes from a Post-Boom Mill
Call Number: H 674.2 G657
When Raymond Goodwin started work at a Michigan sawmill in 1979, the glory days of lumbering were long gone. But the industry still had a faded glow that, for a while, held him there. In Sawdusted Goodwin wipes the dust off his memories of the rundown, non-union mill where he toiled for twenty months as a two-time college dropout. Spare, evocative character sketches bring to life the personalities of his fellow millworkers-their raucous pranks, ribbing, complaints about wages and weather, macho posturing, failed romances, and fantasies of escape. The result is a mostly funny, sometimes heartbreaking portrait of life in the lumbering industry a century after its heyday.
Cemeteries of Berrien County, Michigan. Pipestone Township
Berrien County Genealogical Society
Call Number: H 977.411 C3944PIP
Transcriptions of Ferry, Ely, Zion, Caldwell, and Shanghai Cemeteries in Pipestone Township, Berrien County.
Lakeside Living: Waterfront Houses, Cottages, and Cabins of the Great Lakes
Call Number: H 728.7 P324.1
The lakeside home represents its owner's love for the outdoors and passion for life on the water. Houses by the lake are designed to maximize the flow of air, the use of sunlight, and the views of the landscape. These Great Lakes homes range in style from converted barns and Prairie Style houses to modernist inspired dwellings but each is always a reflection of the style, taste and interests of their owners. The houses featured here illustrate an experimentation with materials and an economy of design. Residences are designed to be practical-many can "close up" during adventures in the out-of-doors and travels-and they exhibit an open-minded style in which to live. Great Lakes houses are modern yet sufficiently warm and inviting to provide comfort for life here. Capturing the universal desire to live on the water, the book will speak to waterside homeowners everywhere, and especially to residents of the seven U.S. states and two Canadian provinces that border the Great Lakes. With more than 250 images, Lakeside Living is a book for all those who yearn for a life at the water's edge.
Cemeteries of Berrien County, Michigan. Benton Township, Morton Hill Cemetery
Berrien County Genealogical Society
Call Number: H 977.411 C3944BE/MO
History, map, and transcription of Morton Hill Cemetery, Benton Township, Berrien County, Michigan.
The Nieboer Family Ancestry: From the Netherlands to America, 1681-2009
Call Number: H 929.2 N665
History of the Nieboer family including photos, maps, and documents.
Passenger and Immigration Lists Index
Gale Research Company
Call Number: H 929.3016 F479 SUPPL
Four Years on the Great Lakes, 1813-1816: The Journal of Lieutenant David Wingfield, Royal Navy
Call Number: H 973.525 W771
David Wingfield joined the Royal Navy in 1806, at the age of fourteen. His service took him to the Great Lakes during the War of 1812. Captured, he was a POW in the United States for nine months. Following his release, Wingfield had some intriguing adventures on the Upper Great Lakes before returning to England. Once home, he used his handwritten notes, kept during his time in North America, as the basis for an account of his experiences there This unique account of the history of Canada during the events of the War of 1812 and the stories of the people and places he was exposed to during this time is being made available in book form for the first time. This is the only account of the War of 1812 as seen through the eyes of a young seaman. Included is a Wingfield genealogical description that spans the modern world.
Few and Chosen: Defining Tigers Greatness Across the Eras
Call Number: H 796.35764 P2617
Few teams in major league baseball can match the pantheon of stars that played for the Detroit Tigers. From Ty Cobb to Harry Heilmann, Charlie Gehringer to Hank Greenberg, Al Kaline to George Kell, and Willie Horton to Alan Trammel, Tigers' players have won 22 batting championships, 11 home-run crowns, 19 RBI titles, nine MVP trophies, and three Cy young awards in the team's illustrious, 100-plus-year history. Now Parrish selects the top five Tigers of all time at each position and ranks them 1-5. Fans may disagree, but they are certain to find his choices interesting, his reasoning for the selections fascinating, and the anecdotes he draws from his years as a Tiger amusing and entertaining.--From the publisher.
Fudge: Mackinac's sweet souvenir
Call Number: H 338.47664 P847
In this book, historian Phil Porter stirs up the past to find the hard work and sometimes bitter controversy behind this sweet souvenir. In his hunger for truth and historical accuracy, Porter dug deep into the kitchens and cupboards of the fudge culture. No kettle was left cooking, no box unopened, no flavor un-tasted.This book highlights the personalities that molded the business from the arrival of Henry Murdick in the late 19th century to the dominance of the May family in the mid-20th century and the marketing revolution started by Harry Ryba in the early 1960s.--From the publisher
The changing environment of Northern Michigan: A Century of Science and Nature at the University of Michigan Biological Station
Call Number: H 977.487 C45688
Like the [University of Michigan Biological] station itself, the book provides a solid background for better appreciating the relationships among living and nonliving parts of northern Michigan, for anyone interested in exploring the region's forests, fields, and wetlands; wading or paddling down its rivers; or swimming or floating across its lakes.--From the publisher
Picturing Hemingway's Michigan
Call Number: H 977.4 F2939
A compilation of personal photographs, historical images, and written excerpts illuminating Ernest Hemingway's significant ties to northern Michigan.
Al Kaline: The biography of a Tigers Icon
Call Number: H 921 K137H
Al Kaline is known as Mr. Tiger for a reason: for more than 50 years he has personified the Detroit Tigers in a rare and spectacular way. From superstar ballplayer to television broadcaster to front office executive, Kaline has been a humble and integral part of the Tigers fabric since 1953.Hawkins leaves no stone unturned in this enlightening and comprehensive biography, revealing stories from both on and off the field that have never before been told.--From the publisher
The Genealogist's Guide to Digital Photography
Call Number: H 775 E823
Includes advice for choosing a digital camera and detailed instructions for photographing tombstones, heirlooms, quilts, paintings, vintage photographs, documents, maps, buildings, and more. Covers downloading and editing images for scrapbooks, prints, family Web site, email, and other purposes.--From the publisher
Easy Edibles: A Beginner's Guide to Growing Organic Food in the Lower Great Lakes Region
Call Number: H 635.0484 R4269
Successful gardening begins with a good plan that is just right for your needs, and this book will show you how to choose a location, amend your soil, and select easy-to-grow plants that you love to eat. It also encourages you to make the garden your own special spot—a place in which to express creativity and find joy.Easy Edibles is full of tips to ensure success and it also lets you know about common pitfalls and how to avoid them, and how not to be discouraged if you do come up against the unexpected. It covers all the skills and techniques you will need and then gives for each vegetable vital information such as when, where and how to plant and when and how to harvest.--From the publisher
The Troubleshooter's Guide to Do-It-Yourself Genealogy: Creative Techniques for Overcoming Obstacles, Removing Roadblocks & Unlocking Your Family History!
Quillen, W. Daniel
Call Number: H 929.1 Q67.1
Genealogist/author W.D. Quillen picks up where he left off in Secrets of Tracing Your Ancestors. He shows do-it yourself genealogists who have progressed past his beginning steps exactly how to find their ancestors with more advanced methods of researching those hard-to-find ancestors. Quillen tells readers how to overcome those difficult roadblocks that frequently crop up. Investigative techniques, research insights and new websites are highlighted to assit with more advanced genealogical research. Areas covered include:--in depth census research--mortality schedules--extensive section on militaary records--US region-by-region research assistance--global research tips--engaging a professional genealogist.
Genealogical Resources of the Civil War Era: Online and Published Military or Civilian Name Lists, 1861-1869, & Post-War Veteran Lists
Call Number: H 973.7 D6653
With the never-ending quest for information on ancestors, genealogists are always looking for guides to assist them. For those persons trying to locate relatives who fought in the American Civil War, this work will be an excellent starting place. The first section covers the war and how to start finding information on an ancestor who fought for either the North or South. It also points out problems with the 1870 U.S. census, which is notorious for its inaccuracies. Part 2 divides national and state sources into 20 resource groups. The entries include an extensive description and an example of a page from the records. The third part identifies both published and online resources state by state. Part 4 describes the best resources for local and county research, including the Top Six Civil War Era Resource Centers, among them the Family History Library Center in Salt Lake City and the Civil War sites operated by the National Park Service.
St. Louis at 150: The Story of the Middle of the Mitten
Call Number: H 977.449 M4789.1
This book is a comprehensive history of St. Louis, MI with 148 pages of text and an 8-page full color section of photos.
Secrets of Tracing Your Ancestors
Quillen, W. Daniel
Call Number: H 929.1 Q67
Quillen teaches the basics of getting started and guides readers through the tricks and techniques of professional genealogists, and best of all the book is filled with real-life examples. Readers are pointed to the most current web sites and government records where information can be gleaned. Overlooked resources – such as military records – are identified and instructions for procuring and using them are included. Readers will also be treated to detailed suggestions on how to write an effective and interesting life history that will be treasured by the budding genealogist’s descendants.--From the publisher
Your Family Tree Online: How to Trace Your Ancestry From Your Own Computer
Call Number: H 929.10285 D2619
This is a step-by-step guide to using the wealth of online records to trace your family tree from your own computer, without the need to travel to national and regional record offices.
Census Substitutes & State Census Records: An Annotated Bibliography of Published Name Lists For All 50 U.S. States and State Censuses for 37 States
Call Number: H 016.3173 D6653
Many state and local sources provide information not found in federal sources because they were collected for different reasons or at different times. Examples include tax rolls, military rosters, voter registrations, school censuses, and draft registration cards. Also, plantation lists from slave states and native censuses from places like Alaska document people often missed in the federal censuses. This tool credits and builds on earlier attempts to identify such sources, including the 1941 Dubester report, and efforts from the 1990s (especially Ann S. Lainhart's State Census Records in 1992). Thanks to digitization and the Internet and the author's perseverance, this is the most complete list to date of extant state and territorial censuses and an amazing array of substitutes and enhancements to official censuses.
The Saratoga of the West: The Story of the Maganetic Mineral Springs and Park Hotel of St. Louis, Michigan
Call Number: H 977.449 M4789
This 90-page book is the story of the Magnetic Mineral Springs and Park Hotel and is a beautiful book with color cover and many interesting rare photos.
Railroad Articles from Monroe County, Michigan
Call Number: H 385.09774 R1523
A collection of retyped newspaper articles from 1836 through 1965. A great reference book for anyone who loves railroad history. Over 400 pages and hundreds of articles!
Conserving, Preserving, and Restoring Your Heritage
Call Number: H 702.88 K493
As custodians of pieces of our history, we are faced with how to maintain these items. Our family history may be held in documents, photographs, books, clothing or textiles, sometimes complete collections of items such as coins, trading cards or stamps. Once you've determined what you have, it's time to decide how you'll care for these things. This professional conservationist discusses: creating an accession list; what are conservation, restoration and preservation; deciding on display, storage or using the artifact; common threats, such as light, humidity, insects and rodents; when to call in a professional. Here's all you need to determine what you can do yourself to preserve your precious things for future generations.
Genealogy and the Law in Canada
Call Number: H 342.710853 W6871
The development of digital records and broad access to the web has revolutionized the ways in which genealogists approach their investigations - and has made it much easier to locate information relevant to any particular genealogical inquiry from sources often separated by vast distances. The law, on the other hand, remains very connected to particular geographic locations. This book will discuss the relevant laws - access to information, protection of personal data and copyright - applicable to those working within Canada with materials that are located, at the time you are doing the work, in Canada.--From the publisher
Oxford Companion to Family and Local History
Call Number: H 929.10941 O983 2010
This book is the most authoritative guide available to all things associated with the family and local history of the British Isles. It provides practical and contextual information for anyone enquiring into their English, Irish, Scottish, or Welsh origins and for anyone working in genealogical research, or the social history of the British Isles. This fully revised and updated edition contains over 2,000 entries from adoption to World War records. Recommended web links for many entries are accessed and updated via the Family and Local History companion website.--From the publisher
Beginners Guide to Genealogy: Uncover Your Family's Secret History
Call Number: H 929.1 H6898
Your family's history is part of your history too. Perhaps learning more about your family will inspire you to be a different person today. Or, perhaps your quest will help open the door to questions that you may have. For others, a quest into their family ancestry is one that will provide them with the tools to pass down information to their own children and then their grandchildren as well. Genealogy is something to strive for. The quest to learn more about your family is something that people have wanted to know and learn for hundreds of years. The need to know about who, what, where, and when is powerful and virtually any person can relate to wanting more information about their past, whether it's their own or their ancestors. Beginners Guide To Genealogy gives you all the tips and tricks you need to get started and have lots of fun along the way... -From the cover
Discovering the History of Your House and Your Neighborhood
Call Number: H 907.2 G7953
Every home has a story to tell, but curious homeowners often don't know where and how to begin to reveal it. This practical manual demonstrates how to obtain information and organize it into a lively narrative history. Previous owners, architects, community newspapers, and local and state agencies are some of the valuable sources discussed. With these tools homeowners can inexpensively and easily create a legacy that will enhance the emotional and financial value of their property for family and future owners. A state-by-state guide to resources is included.
Family History for the Older and Wiser: Find Your Roots with Online Tools
Call Number: H 929.1 F4692
Using a case study approach, the book takes a single source item - an 1890 marriage certificate purchased at an antiques event - and uses it to highlight the questions you should be asking yourself about your own family documentation and how this can be used as a basis for online research.--From the cover
Hopkins High School Treasures Yearbook
Hopkins High School
Call Number: H 371.8976 H7932T
Hopkins High School yearbook for 1973.
Tracing Your Family Tree in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales: Discover Your Roots and Explore Your Family's History
Call Number: H 929.341 C4928
This book begins with the basics of starting your search and guides you through each stage. Almost every link your family may have had with archived information is discussed - was your ancestor a nurse, a miner, a landowner, a pedlar or a prostitute? You'll learn what clues to look out for as you study old photographs, certificates and documents, and find out about the organizations and website links that will help take your investigations further.
History of Muskegon County, Michigan: A Proud Legacy
Muskegon County Genealogical Society
Call Number: H 977.457 H67377
This fully indexed book tells the history of Muskegon County through the people who have lived there.
Tracing Your Pauper Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians
Call Number: H 929.341 B9619
Many family historians will come across direct links to ancestors who were affected by poverty. Yet despite the burgeoning interest in genealogy, the history of pauperism and of poor relief has rarely been written about, and no previous book has provided a guide to documents and records that family researchers can use to their trace their pauper ancestors. In this accessible and informative introduction, Robert Burlison gives a vivid account of poverty and the poor. He identifies relevant records, indicates where they can be found, and offers essential advice on how this information can be used to piece together the lives of distant and not so distant relatives.
The Elders Speak: Reflections on Native American Culture and Life Centering on Beaver Island, Michigan, in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Call Number: H 977.486973 A6286
This remarkable book is the culmination of forty years of recorded interviews with tribal leaders having knowledge of the Native American culture from the islands in the Beaver Archipelago off the coast of northwest Michigan. A labor of both duty and love. it interweaves two stories; accurate reports of authentic institutions stretching back to prehistoric times, and a photographic record of what it was like to live these traditions over the past handful of decades.--From the cover
The Potawatomi Indians of Michigan, 1843-1904: Including Some Ottawa and Chippewa, 1843-1866 and Potawatomi of Indiana, 1869 and 1885
Lantz, , Raymond
Call Number: H 977.00497316 L2967
Covers: annuity rolls on the Ottawa, Chippewa, and Potawatomi of Michigan, 1843-1866; the Potawatomi of Huron annuity rolls for 1861 (4th quarter), as well as the years 1874-1880 and 1882-1889; Potawatomi of Indiana and Michigan annuity roll (3rd quarter)
Rough Seas: An Immigrant's Journey from Holland to Holland
De Boer, Klaas
Call Number: H 921 D287
This is the bittersweet story of Klaas de Boer and his family, who emigrated from the Netherlands in 1956 and settled in Holland, Michigan. Told from de Boer's perspective as a young immigrant, the tale transports readers from an idyllic existence in the Netherlands to the harsh reality of assimilation in an adopted country.--From the cover
Guitars, Bars, and Motown Superstars
Call Number: H 921 C674
Unlike the solo stars whose names appeared on the albums, Motown studio musicians usually stood in the shadows. Berry Gordy held a tight rein on his musicians, forbidding them from playing for other record companies, and leaving their names off the credits. In Guitars, Bars, and Motown Superstars, author and guitarist Dennis Coffey tells how he slipped Gordy's draconian rules, going on to success as both a Motown musician and a million-selling solo artist. He offers a fascinating backstage look at the Detroit, L.A., and New York music scenes in the '60s and '70s, with side trips to some of the smokiest clubs and funkiest studios where the Motown sound was born. Coffey is credited with creating a lot of that sound, including the famous guitar intro to the Temptations' classic "Cloud Nine." He played on hundreds of Motown albums, and introduced such innovations as the WahWah pedal into the Motown recording studio.--From the publisher
Call Number: H 977.434 V119
Detroiters know their history well. Founded in 1701 by Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, the city subsisted on a variety of industries: fur trading, stove building, and, of course, the automobile. Names such as Henry Ford and Charles Lindbergh resonate in Detroiters’ common memory. Detroit’s meteoric rise during the 20th century established the city as an influential leader in commerce, culture, and religion. This growth spawned the development of numerous businesses, organizations, and institutions, many now forgotten. Albert Kahn left his indelible mark. Mary Chase Stratton created a new art form. And Henry Ford II changed the course of his family legacy. Forgotten Detroit delves into the wellspring of history to retell some of these lesser-known stories within Detroit’s rich heritage.
Norwegians in Michigan
Call Number: H 977.40043982 D2523
This book chronicles the settlement of a people who became quintessentially Midwestern. Clifford Davidson shows how Norwegians took advantage of opportunities when they began settling in Michigan in the nineteenth century. Norwegians sailed Lake Michigan, joined the lumber trade, farmed the northwest part of the state, and mined copper and iron in the Upper Peninsula. At the same time, they brought a unique culture that came to be associated with Michigan and the Midwest. The first generations of Norwegians in Michigan maintained close cultural ties with their homeland. Some Norwegian immigrants adjusted to life in a new land more quickly than others. Among these, according to Davidson, were engineers trained in Norway who developed Michigan's bridges and tunnels, and eventually even the cars that used them. Illustrated with photographs, maps, and documents, Norwegians in Michigan vividly chronicles a now-familiar pattern of immigrants' cultural understandings, prodding and shaping the culture of an emerging region and nation.--From the publisher
"The Third Marked Tree"-- Paths Through the Wilderness: John Williams of Webster Township and his Descendants
Call Number: H 929.2 W7231P
John Williams came with his large family from Sempronius, Cayuga County, New York, to Michigan in 1828, becoming the first Supervisor of Webster Township, Washtenaw County in 1833. This is the story of Williams' large pioneer farm, of his involvement in the early history of the area, and of his immediate family and many descendants to the present day.--From the cover
Conflict on the Michigan Frontier: Yankee and Borderland Cultures, 1815-1840
Call Number: H 977.403 S3995
As New England pioneers came to the Northwest Territory, they cleared the forests for their crops and livestock and also sought to transform the social landscape for the cultivation of their own moral values, political beliefs, and cultural institutions. Taking Michigan as a case study, Schwartz explains how settlers employed both legal tactics and moral suasion to impose their vision of a civilized society. He concludes, however, that although efforts to transform the physical and social landscape of the Northwest Terrioty generally succeeded, Michigans settlers did not transplant Yankee institutions intact but rather blended New England and the frontier to create a hybrid society.
Call Number: H 917.7446 K632
Frankenmuth is Michigan's 'Christmas Town' and a top tourist draw. Family events, unique shopping and historical significance combine in a natural, small-town Bavarian-inspired setting. Use this comprehensive and completely independent guide to plan your Frankenmuth vacation. Learn about over 30 annual events, the best places to stay, eat and shop, natural and historical attractions and more.
Migration Records: A Guide for Family historians
Call Number: H 929.341 K417
Over the past 400 years thousands of people have moved to settle in Britain, and thousands more left its shores for life overseas. This practical and accessible guide shows how to explore migration records and ancestors feature in them through the wealth of records at the National Archives and elsewhere. Migration Records charts new online releases, naturalization applications, and discusses how improved catalogue information has opened up passport applications for research. From refugees fleeing persecution to child migrants, naturalization and citizenship papers to transportation records, it is an invaluable guide to the story of migration that changed so many lives.
Michigan's Upper Peninsula Almanac
Call Number: H 977.49 J756
Michigan's Upper Peninsula Almanac is a comprehensive guide for every resident, visitor, and student of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.This definitive almanac covers every acre of the wild and beautiful U.P., including information on businesses, tourism, agriculture, sports, weather, casinos, and other topics that will keep you referring to the book time and again. Looking for record snowfalls and temperatures? Oldest business? Busiest tourist spots? Most interesting myths and legends? Michigan's Upper Peninsula Almanac has it all.
Revolutionary Detroit: Portraits in Political and Cultural Change, 1760-1805
Call Number: H 977.43402 R4548
The essays in this volume put a human face on a fascinating and fiery period of Detroit’s past. Each essay provides a portrait into how an individual, family, or other group responded to and shaped the dramatic changes around them. Revolutionary Detroit witnessed murders, betrayals, hangings, shipwrecks, slavery, servitude, captive-taking, and more. The town serves as an ideal historical laboratory for analyzing military actions, shifting alliances, and cultural interactions on the frontier during a particularly volatile time.--From the cover
M is for Michigan Football: Celebrating the Tradition of Michigan Football
Call Number: H 796.332630977435 N426
This book explores 26 of the many traditions and highlights of the University of Michigan football program, the winningest in all of college football. The book features eye-popping photos and text about myriad traditions in alphabetical order—from beloved Coach Bo Schembechler (B), the 1969 win over Ohio State (the Game) (G), 1997 national championship (N), to zero—the number of losses suffered by the 1901 Wolverines in their undefeated, untied, and unscored-upon season (Z).--From the cover
Storied Independent Automakers: Nash, Hudson, and American Motors
Call Number: H 338.769222 H993
This book explores the business history of three major independent American automakers-Nash Motor Company, the Hudson Motor Car Company, and the American Motors Company-that faced fierce competition from the "Big Three."
Call Number: H 977.437 S4546
The idea of a postcard book illustrating the history of Fenton was conceived as a fitting way to celebrate Fenton’s 175th anniversary in 2009. Clark Dibble came to the area in 1834 and called his settlement Dibbleville. Dibble later sold his share in the community to William Fenton and Robert Leroy, but the historical district has since been called Dibbleville and is still known as such today. Fenton boasts many historical homes, churches, and businesses. Fenton was home to the first aviation school in Michigan and was the headquarters for the Portland Cement Company. Andrew Jackson Phillips built his factory in Fenton, as well as four homes along Shiawassee Avenue. Phillips left his office to the city for use as a library.--From the cover
Isadore's Secret: Sin, Murder, and Confession in a Northern Michigan Town
Call Number: H 364.152309774635 L7563
DoorA gripping account of the mysterious 1907 disappearance of a young nun in a northern Michigan town and the national controversy that followed when she turned up dead and buried in the basement of her own church.--From the cover
Custer Survivor: The End of a Myth, the Beginning of a Legend
Call Number: H 921 F4986K
On June 25, 1876 in the Valley of the Little Big Horn River, the combined forces of Lakota and Cheyenne warriors responded to the surprise attack on their quiet village by Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer and the 7th Cavalry. Quickly reversing the momentum of the cavalry charge, the warriors pushed the five companies of troopers with Custer to the crest of a hill and then annihilated them.
Buckets and Belts: Evolution of the Great Lakes Self-Unloader
Call Number: H 387.245 L163
[This book] traces more than a century of innovative technological advancements in the conveying of bulk cargos from the Hennepin’s conversion to a self-unloader in 1902 to today’s mammoth thousand-foot long lakers.Enhanced with the most comprehensive collection of self-unloader images ever published and dozens of underwater photographs, the book also explores the lives of the people who designed these vessels, the crewmen who sailed them and the self-unloaders that tragically went to the bottom, often taking entire crews with them.--From the cover
Proud to Work: A Pictorial History of Michigan's Civilian Conservation Corps
Call Number: H 333.7209774 H6767
In 1933, President Roosevelt offered a bold new plan to save a generation of men and preserve natural resources. Over 102,000 Michigan men answered his call. Here are their stories. Filled with personal photos and stories of veterans, Proud to Work shows the Michigan CCC at work, rest, and play.--From the publisher
Finding and Using African American Newspapers
Call Number: H 929.3396 P656
Finally a book has come along that dares to address the difficult topic of African American newspaper research. Are there actually black newspapers out there? How do I locate them? Is there much in them aside from obituaries? Are they worth the time and effort? Tim answers these questions and more as he skillfully navigates the topic armed with years of experience. After convincing the faint of heart of the absolute need to incorporate African American newspaper research into their overall research strategy, he then demystifies the process of locating African American newspapers, before providing researchers with a plethora of tips and strategies on how to track down those vital social columns--packed full of invaluable genealogical information on your ancestors!--From the cover
The Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Churches, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1949-2006: A Story of Perseverance and Survival
Call Number: H 284.1 A166
[This] is a story about a group of Latvian war refugees who arrived in Kalamazoo shortly after World War Two. Their home was occupied by the communist regime; many of their relatives and countrymen had perished in Siberia or were lost during the carnages of war. But those who survived never lost the hope to see Latvia, their beloved homeland free again. Latvians gratefully accepted the newly found freedom and embraced the unlimited opportunities with a a resolve to keep their Latvian heritage alive - to have their own ethnic church and worship God in their own language. They proceeded to build two Latvian churches, the strongholds of the Latvian community. One Latvian church is functioning today.The book is a testimony of the perseverence and survival of strong willed and ambitious Latvian Christians. Kalamazoo, Michigan in 2006 has still a viable Latvian community with third and fourth generation Latvian-Americans determined to keep their Latvian church and traditions alive.--From the cover
Saving our Sons; How the Civilian Conservation Corps Rescued a Generation of Upper Michigan Men
Call Number: H 333.72097749 C428
This book is a brilliant historical account of the effort of the thousands of young CCC campers working in the U.P. - life in the camps, hardships, controversies, and how the efforts of the young men had a profound and lasting effect on the region and themselves.--From the cover
Lake Superior Shipwrecks
Call Number: H 977.49 W8558
First printed in 1990, this is the only comprehensive summary of the maritime history of Lake Superior and is touted as the Encyclopedia of that subject. More than 30 years of Dr. Wolff’s research went in to these pages and historians, visitors, divers and collectors of shipwreck lore will be thrilled with this book.--Lake Superior Magazine
Scotland During the Plantation of Ulster: The people of Ayrshire, 1600-1699
Call Number: H 929.34146 D6353
This book is the second volume in a series designed to provide information on Scottish communities that participated in the Ulster exodus and for which parish registers are virtually non-existent. The Old Parish Registers of the Church of Scotland are the backbone of genealogical research in Scotland, but in the case of Ayrshire, for example, only eight of 46 extant registers date from before 1650, the earliest dating from 1638. This work partially fills that gap and uses sources generally not available to American researchers with Scottish forebears, most of them primary sources in the National Archives of Scotland in Edinburgh and other sources, such as the Commissary Courts of Glasgow and Edinburgh, the High Court of the Admiralty, burgh records, Register of Deeds, Retours, Customs records, and a handful of published sources.--From the publisher
A Century of Science: Excellence at Hope College
van Heest, Valerie
Call Number: H 378.774 C39798
Through the research efforts of Hope's science faculty, this book travels back in time to explore the roots of what is now a nationally recognized undergraduate science program, featuring a great many distinguished faculty and graduates who have contributed to the college's distinctive program.--From the cover
Deadly Voyage: The S.S. Daniel J. Morrell Tragedy
Call Number: H 977 K1679.1
Kantar (English, Ferris State U.) tells the story of the sinking of the S.S. Daniel J. Morrell in the Great Lakes. He first recounts other ships that sank in Lake Huron and then describes how 29 men died in a storm that took the 600-foot Daniel J. Morrell on November 29, 1966. He includes information on its construction, route, crew, other ships that had trouble during the storm, the rescue of the one man to survive, and the subsequent investigation.
Traverse City State Hospital
Call Number: H 362.2 M6474
Northern Michigan Asylum, which opened in 1885, was known during most of its years as Traverse City State Hospital. It was run during its first decades by Dr. James Decker Munson, who left his legacy in the landscaped grounds and the medical center that today bears his name. Traverse City State Hospital served the mental health needs of a large part of Michigan for 104 years until its closure in 1989, housing a population as large as 3,000 in its many buildings.This book traces the history of this great institution, from the local and mental health context in which it was founded, through its growth, development, and decline, and finally to its renovation and preservation as a vital part of the Traverse City community.
An American Cafe: Reflections from the Grill
Call Number: H 921 G433
This collection of essays is an autobiography of a northern Michigan small town cafe owner who reluctantly assumed the family business from his immigrant father and the people who brought life to the cafe from 1902 to 1989. Each essay tells a story about the cafe's history, community, customers, relationships, challenges, remorse, regret and the circle of life. It weaves a tapestry that blankets a community rich in color and texture. It is the story of lives interwoven over coffee, dinner and time.--From the publisher
Wreck Ashore: The United States Life-Saving Service on the Great Lakes
Call Number: H 363.12381 S8815
From stormy shipwrecks to catastrophic disasters, the lifesavers were always there, risking their lives to save others. From the mid-1780s until it transformed into the U.S. Coast Guard in 1915, the U.S. Life-Saving Service was responsible for safety on the seas.--From the cover
Jewish Life in the Industrial Promised Land, 1855-2005
Call Number: H 977.437004824 F165
Hanflik's master's thesis ( U. of Michigan-Flint, 2000) became the basis for an art exhibit titled "A Century of Jewish Life in Flint," which in turn led to this study coauthored with Faires (history and women's studies, Western Michigan U.). The authors trace demographic trends, and the civic/cultural life and challenges of the evolving Jewish community in "Vehicle City" during boom and bust times as a General Motors' town. The well-illustrated book includes first-person perspectives, and a glossary of terms and organizations.
In the Grip of the Whirlwind: The Armistice Day Storm of 1940
Call Number: H 977 P8887
Author Tom Powers presents a book filled with incredible stories of great courage, narrow escapes, tragedy, faith, odd twists of fate, and the dogged perseverance of those who were caught in the hurricane-like storm that ripped through the upper Midwest. From lonely motorists in Minnesota, to duck hunters across the Midwest and sailors on Lake Michigan, the storm took 154 lives.--From the cover
The Waters of Michigan
Call Number: H 977.4 L9269
Michigan-based photographer Lubbers combines efforts with environmental advisor and author Dempsey in creating a portrait of the waters of Michigan and their significance to the state's identity. Each of the photographs is accompanied by a short text offering readers historical background to the sites depicted and providing a sense of how precious and fragile this natural resource can be.
Call Number: H 977.411 C383
As one of the earliest developed areas of the state of Michigan, Berrien County has a rich history that appeals to the locals as well as the tourists who still enjoy the many treasures to be found there. Author Sherry Arent Cawley has compiled over 200 vintage postcards chronicling the life and times of this historic area.
Ford in the Service of America
Call Number: H 338.7629222 F7112O
This is the history of the Ford Motor Company's achievements and products during World Wars I and II. It demonstrates how, in addition to well-known contributions like jeeps, Eagle Boats and B-24 Liberators, Ford also produced key items ranging from squad tents and the ultra precision gun director to tanks and aircraft engines. Details on each product and how Ford produced it are included. During both wars, the automotive giant used precision manufacturing methods and innovative designs and procedures to increase quantity and quality while lowering production costs.
Women in the Wild Blue: Target-Towing WASP at Camp Davis
Call Number: H 940.544 S7828
This is a tribute to the Women Airforce Service Pilots WASP, heroic young women who flew military aircraft during WWII. Trained as military pilots to shuttle powerful airplanes from factories to airbases, at Camp Davis, North Carolina, a select group flew more dangerous missions pulling aerial targets as antiaircraft gunnery trainees fired live ammunition at them. The book comes alive as WASP personal letters and diaries describe what their assignment was like day to day. --From the publisher.
Growth Company: Dow Chemical's First Century
Brandt, E. N.
Call Number: H 338.766 B8211
As the focus of protest against a hated war in Vietnam it became one of the best-known company names in America almost overnight during the 1960s. "Dow makes napalm, napalm kills babies", chanted student protesters on hundreds of campuses during that war. "Dow shalt not kill". --From the publisher
Cemeteries of Berrien County, Benton Township, Michigan: Calvary
Berrien County Genealogical Society
Call Number: H 977.411 C3944BE/CA
Records and/or transcriptions of Calvary Cemetery.
Military Photographs and How to Date Them
Follows the history of military uniforms from 1870-1945 and shows how family photographs can be identified and dated. Neil Storey is a regular contributor on this subject for Family Tree Magazine.--From the publisher
Cemeteries of Berrien County, Michigan: Hagar Township
Call Number: H 977.411 C3944BER/HAG
Records and/or transcriptions of Curtis, Lakeshore and Harris cemeteries.
Mineralogy of Michigan
Heinrich, E. William
Call Number: H 549.9774 H469 2004
Updated and expanded second edition of the book published in 1976.
Above the Lighthouses: Lake Michigan
Call Number: H 627.9 B3865
Full color aerial photos with close ups of every lighthouse on Lake Michigan as well as scenic area views to show locations. Index maps for each state included.--From the publisher
Weimer-Sutherland House: 155 Monroe Street Kalamazoo, Michigan
Call Number: H 728.3720977417 H1987
History of the house and its occupants.
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