Did you know January 26 marked Michigan’s 177th year as a state? You can learn more about Michigan’s history with resources from Van Wylen Library. Michigana: Sources in U.S. History Online is now available to Hope users. Over 130 works, ranging from poetry to war reports, cover the history of the land that eventually became Michigan in 1837. Word search electronic texts for keywords or browse through a multitude of subjects about the primary source documents. This tool is particularly valuable to those who wish to expand their knowledge of Michigan’s rich history.
6 categories make up the collection: 1) The Land; 2) French Colonization; 3) English Colonization; 4) Michigan Territory; 5) Michigan as a State; and 6) Using Primary Documents.