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RCAH 291 Lisa Biggs Detroit '67: Online resources

Black newspapers & periodicals

Detroit Free Press

Detroit Free Press via Proquest: covers 1923 to 1999.

Detroit Jewish community

Michigan Jewish History (annual publication) 

Also check:

Detroit Public Library

The Detroit Public Library has digitized rare materials from five areas (automotive history, sports, etc) but you can search across all the digitized collections.

Historical

Literature

Map resources: demographics

Map resources: infrastructure

Music

Oral histories

Michigan Oral History Database

  • There should be some overlap between this and Oral History Online but as far as I can tell, they each have some unique material.

Photographs

Wayne State University Libraries have digitized a dozen collections on Detroit.

For your project start with their Virtual Motor City collection of photos from the Detroit News.

Video

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