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Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs is the largest labor archive in North America holding more than 2,000 collections related to such topics as union history and working class organizations, African Americans and women in the labor movement, as well as radical, social and political reform movements.
This page highlights selected images and audio files pertaining to Michigan. Also included on each state resource page are tools to help teachers use these items in the classroom and links to the American Memory collection home page.
Offers speeches of people, and newspaper editorials about civil and political rights of the slaves in the nineteen century United States.
is an extensive source of information on approximately 14,000 19th Century ships that sailed the Great Lakes. Each vessel record may include build & owner info, a brief historical timeline, and photographs.
The database was compiled from the collection of C. Patrick Labadie.
is a collaborative project involving 52 Michigan libraries. It includes local history materials from communities around the state. Michigan's unique heritage is represented through over 4,500 different subjects of photographs, family papers, oral histories, genealogical materials, and much more.