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Michigan: State Resource Guide

This guide provides access to digital materials related to the state of Michigan at the Library of Congress, as well as links to external websites and a selected print bibliography.


Michigan was admitted to the Union as a free state on January 26, 1837. The state capital is Lansing and the largest city is Detroit. Michigan is bordered by four of the five Great Lakes.

This guide compiles links to digital materials related to Michigan such as books, government documents, manuscripts, maps, motion pictures, photographs, sheet music, and sound recordings that are available throughout the Library of Congress website. In addition, it provides links to external websites focusing on Michigan and a bibliography containing selected works for both general and younger readers.