Selected Library of Congress Resources for Michigan
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The extensive collections at the Library of Congress contain historic artifacts and cultural materials from across the U.S. The list below is just a sample of the many Michigan resources available for free on the Library's Web site.
Teachers can find even more primary sources, along with the tools to help use them in the classroom, at www.loc.gov/teachers. They can also search the Library's American Memory or Prints and Photographs collections.
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Grand Haven, Ottawa County, Michigan 1874. Chas. Shober & Co. props. Chicago Lithographing Co
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First and ten millionth Ford, 1924
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Car ferry, Michigan Central, entering slip, Detroit River, between 1880 and 1901
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“Dear Mr. President”, Detroit, Michigan, January or February 1942
Parke Davis' employees / American Mutoscope & Biograph Company, 1899
Mobilizing Michigan for farm and factory : U.S. Employment Service survey...
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What will they say in Michigan / J. Henry Whittemore [notated music]
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Launching another victory ship United States Shipping Board, Emergency Fleet Corporation...
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Gale's patent horse hay rake! [Albion, Mich. : Gale Manufacturing Co., 1875?]
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View of Detroit from Shafer Building - showing Windsor, Canada, and Belle Isle, Mich, c1901
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Government Locks at Sault Ste. Marie, 1903
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Passage Island Light Station, Lighthouse, Copper Harbor vicinity, Keweenaw County, MI
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