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The folk songs in this album preserve a direct link to the lives of lumbermen, ore haulers on the Great Lakes, and immigrant farmers in nineteenth-century Michigan. Listen as Duane Starcher performs the following titles: Michigan-I-A, The Bigler, The Little Brown Bulls, Red Iron Ore, Once More a-Lumbering Go, On Mee-shee-gan, Turner?s Camp on the Chippewa, The Beaver Island Boys, The P...
The purpose of the Historical Collections of the Great Lakes (HCGL)is to collect, preserve, and make available historical materials documenting the Great Lakes region and connecting waterways. The HCGL's collections include materials related to commercial shipping, shipbuilding, navigation, maritime law, commercial fishing, shipwrecks, yachting, labor history, popular literature, freshwater...
The Office of the State Archaeologist (OSA), records, investigates, interprets and protects Michigan's archaeological sites.
Digitized collection of over 5,000 photographs includes "Battle Creek Homes and Buildings, c. 1940", "Photographs from Battle Creek's History" and the "Dorothy Martich Black History Photo Archive" which documents the history of Battle Creek's African American community.
"Pioneering the Upper Midwest" is a digital books collection that portrays the states of Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin from the seventeenth to the early twentieth century through first-person accounts, biographies, promotional literature, local histories, ethnographic and antiquarian texts, colonial archival documents, and other works. The collection's 138 volumes depict the land and its...
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