Scope and ContentThis collection contains records related to Michigan becoming a state, including a letter from Andrew Jackson acknowledging the 1835 Constitution and the bill admitting Michigan to the union. The records were transferred from the National Archives in 1981.
DivisionArchives of Michigan
AgencyMichigan Department of Natural Resources
Type of Resourcetext
Type of Resource
Genrefederal government records
Extent6 .jpg files, 11 MB
System of arrangementRecords are arranged as received.
Technical Access NoteResearchers will need an image viewer to use the files.
Use RestrictionsPlease contact the Archives of Michigan for permission to publish.
Access RestrictionsTo preserve the original items, this collection is only available online.
Biography or Historical NoteMichigan became a state on January 26, 1837 after a census documented that the territory had more than 60,000 residents and delegates to a constitutional convention wrote a state constitution in 1835.