Scope and ContentThe Archives of Michigan is responsible for preserving the records of Michigan government and other public institutions. The collections also include documents, maps, photographs and film from private individuals and organizations.
DivisionArchives of Michigan
AgencyMichigan Department of Natural Resources
Type of Resource
System of arrangementRecords are arranged by type, then by date of transfer to the Archives of Michigan. Record series represented in this collection include archival collections and audiovisual material. Individual files can be found at the Record Group level.
Technical Access Note
Fathers Given Name
Fathers Family Name
Mothers Given Name
Mothers Family Name
Location of Originals
Biography or Historical NoteThe 1913 Michigan Historical Commission Act established the Archives of Michigan. The Archives operated as part of the Historical Commission until it moved to the Michigan Department of State with the Executive Reorganization Act of 1965. From 2001-2009, it was part of the Department of History, Arts and Libraries (HAL). When HAL was dissolved in 2009, the Archives moved to the Department of Natural Resources.