The Archives of Michigan Offering Virtual Appointments

Archives of Michigan is pleased to announce a new video conferencing service. During one-on-one appointments, researchers can speak with an archivist to ask questions or request particular records.

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7 Little Secrets of Michigan’s Sleeper State Park

Sleeper State Park Welcome Sign

Sleeper State Park was the first state park in the Thumb. With an excellent beach and camp sites it has been a place to camp and visit for over 95 years. Visitors can watch both sunrises and sunsets on Saginaw Bay, relax in the shade and seclusion of the campground or roam the trails of the ancient dune forests. It’s one of the most widely visited parks in Southeast Michigan. Yet still contains amazing secrets.

Collection of Ora et Labora Letters Discovered in Ohio

Trace Magazine

Archives of Michigan is now in possession of a collection of Ora Labora letters written in English and Old German by Emil and Bertha Baur and other family members. They were found in Cincinnati in 1974 and sent to the Historical Society of Michigan in 2018. They are in process of being prepared for availability online