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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.



Map resources: demographics

Map resources: infrastructure


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.


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.


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