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Ingham County

Basic Information

County Seat: Mason

Origin of Name: Named for the Hon. Samuel D. Ingham, Secretary of the Treasury under President Andrew Jackson

Set Off: 1829

Organized: 1838

Population in 1990: 281,912

Material Available

For many counties the number of items listed is quite long. Navigational buttons are located only at the end of the list. This list of material represents the library's holdings as of July 1997. Be sure to check with us for any additional items we may now have either by contacting the library or by pressing the " Centra-Libraries Catalog" link to the left.

Adams, Mrs. Franc L., comp. Pioneer History of Ingham County. Lansing, MI: Wynkoop Hellenbeck Crawford Company, 1923.

Affordable Dreams: The Goetsch-Winckler House and Frank Lloyd Wright. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, 1991. (Okemos).

At the Campus Gate: A History of East Lansing. East Lansing, MI: East Lansing Bicentennial Committee, 1976.

Billings, James E. Barnes' Castle 1877-1957. Lansing, MI: Spartan Press, 1983. (Lansing).

Boening, Mary L. Webberville Yesterday and Today. Fowlerville, MI: Rudnick Publications, [1970].

Burns, Julie. Viva Cristo Rey=Long Live Christ the King. [Christo Rey Catholic Church, Lansing, Michigan]. Lansing, MI: J. Burns, 1980.

Ceasar, Ford Stevens. The Bicentennial History of Ingham County, Michigan. n.p., 1976.

Ceasar, Ford Stevens. Forgotten Communities of Central Michigan; A Study of the Counties of Clinton, Ingham and Gratiot. . . Address. . . Greater Lansing Historical Society, 1963.

Chapman, Alida. Looking Back. Delhi Township, MI: Bicentennial Commission, 1976.

Coggan, Blanche B. Out of the Past-into the Future: A Pageant of the Growth of a Historic Michigan Community. NY: Greenwich Book Publishers, 1956. (Lansing).

Coleman, Robert J. To a Goodly Heritage: A History of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Lansing, MI: 1970. (Lansing).

Community Description and Neighborhood Analysis. Lansing, MI: Lansing Planning Department, [1975].

Cowles, Albert E. Past and Present of the City of Lansing and Ingham County, Michigan. . . Lansing, MI: Michigan Historical Publishing Association, [1905].

Crosby, Jack. The State Capitol of Michigan. [Lansing, MI: General Motors Corporation, 1968].

Darling, Birt. City in the Forest; The Story of Lansing. NY: Stratford House, 1950.

Downing, Helena C. History of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Lansing, Michigan. Lansing, MI: First Church of Christ, Scientist, 1935.

Druse, Joseph L. Pulpit and Prayer in Earliest Lansing. Lansing, MI: Historical Society of Greater Lansing, 1959.

Durant, Samuel W. History of Ingham and Eaton Counties, Michigan with Illustration and Biographical Sketches of Their Prominent Men and Pioneers. Philadelphia, PA: D.W. Ensign, 1880.

East Lansing-Meridian, Michigan. [Encino, CA: Windsor Publication, 1969].

Edmonds, J.P. Early Lansing History. Lansing, MI: Franklin DeKleine Co., 1944.

Elliot, Frank N. Transportation in Lansing Prior to 1905. Lansing, MI: General Motors, 1963.

Fiftieth Anniversary Mount Hope Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1921-1971. [Lansing, MI: Mount Hope Presbyterian Church], 1971. (Lansing).

First Presbyterian Church 100 Years, 1847-1947. Lansing, MI: 1947. (Lansing).

Gasterlin, Harriet. Mason Fifty Years Ago. n.p., 1922.

Grainger, Helen E. Pictorial Lansing: Great City on the Grand. [Lansing, MI: Wellman Press, 1976].

Greenbaum, Milton L. Michigan, Michigan. . . the Story of the Little Known Capital of the Wolverine State. [Mt. Pleasant, MI: Central Michigan College, 1958].

A Guide to Greater Lansing Area Folklife Resources. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, [1983].

Haji-Anthanasiou, Metri. Arab-Americans of Lansing, Michigan. Lansing, MI: The Author, 1978.

Hartzog, William. History of Mason. [Mason, MI: Ingham County News, 1938].

Hendry, Fay L. Outdoor Sculpture in Lansing. Okemos, MI: Iota Press, 1980.

Heyden, Patricia E. Behind the Badge: The History of the Lansing Police Department. Lansing, MI: Stuart Pub., 1991.

Hilgris, Mildred R. Moving of the Site of the Capital of Michigan to Lansing. CMU Term Paper, 1964.

Holy Cross Parish, Lansing, Serving God's People for 50 Years, 1924-1974. [Lansing, MI: 1974].

Hough, Jim. The Onlooker Looks Back. Lansing, MI: Kin Press, 1985. (Lansing).

Ingham County News. May 1, 1862-December 30, 1863; January 3, 1866-September 10, 1868.

Ingham County Weekly News. October 10, 1861-April 24, 1862.

Jacobson, Helen. Lansing, a Look to the Past. Lansing, MI: St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1975.

Jennings, Ruby. For More than 100 Years. n.p., 1966. (Lansing).

Kestenbaum, Justin. At the Campus Gate: A History of East Lansing. East Lansing, MI: East Lansing Bicentennial Committee, 1976.

Kestenbaum, Justin L. Out of a Wilderness: An Illustrated History of Greater Lansing. Woodland Hills, CA: Windsor Publications, 1981.

King, Clyde V. Williamston. Williamston, MI: Bicentennial Committee of the City of Williamston, 1974.

Lansing. Portland, ME: L.H. Nelson, 1906.

Lansing Bird's Eye View. Map, 1866.

Lansing Bird's Eye View. Map, 1890.

Lansing Centennial: Souvenir Historical Program. Lansing, MI: Lansing Centennial Years Inc., 1959.

Lansing City Limits. September 1995-May 1997.

Lansing City Magazine. November 1987; January 1988-December 1992.

Lansing Improvement Association. Lansing, the Capital of Michigan. Lansing, MI: W.S. George & Co., 1873.

Lansing Journal. July 22, 1892-August 28, 1896.

Lansing Magazine. January 1993-April 1994; June 1994-August 1995.

Lansing Metropolitan Quarterly. Summer 1985; Winter 1985-Fall 1988.

Lansing, Michigan, Past and Present. [Lansing, MI: J.W. Knapp Co., 1923].

Lansing, Michigan. Pilgrim Congregational Church. 75th Anniversary, 1893-1968. Lansing, MI: [1969].

Lansing Republican. April 28, 1855-December 28, 1858.

Lansing Semi-Weekly Republican. January 5, 1875-December 27, 1878.

Lansing State Republican. January 4, 1859-January 1, 1875; January-December 1910.

Lansing Tri-Weekly Republican. January 3, 1880-December 27, 1884.

Lansing Weekly Republican. October 30, 1878-October 17, 1883; October 22, 1884-October 14, 1885.

Larner, Mortimer F. The History of Michigan's Capital. Lansing, MI: M.F. Larner, [1928].

Lauder, Arthur R. Lansing Unlimited. [NY:] 1947.

Lawrence, Henry N., comp. History of the Beginning and Growth of the First Presbyterian Church, Lansing, Michigan. Lansing, MI: 1922.

Leslie, a Place in Time. Leslie, MI: Leslie Historical Society, 1986.

Leslie Local. August 26, 1876-September 1, 1877.

Leslie Local Independent and Leslie Local Republican. January 7-December 30, 1970.

Leslie Local Republican. September 8, 1877-November 24, 1893; January 4, 1895-December 11, 1930; April 16, 1931-May 3, 1967.

Leslie Local Republican News & Shopper. June 7, 1967-December 31, 1969.

Loomis, Max B. History of Journalism and Printing in Lansing. Lansing, MI: 1950.

McCune, Newell A. The Great Experiment; The Story of Thirty Two Years of Ministry to Peoples Church. [Lansing, MI: 1966]. (Lansing).

McKim, Ruth. Shining Through: A Legacy of Love. [Lansing, MI: McKim, 1979]. (Lansing).

Manassah, Sallie M. Lansing: Capital, Campus, and Cars. East Lansing, MI: Contemporary Image Adv., Ltd., 1986.

Marsh, Nicholas A. Remembering Delhi Mills: Ninety Years of Forgotten History, 1827-1917. n.p., 1984.

Mason Area Centennial Historical Program, June 19-26, 1965. [Mason, MI: Mason Printing Co., 1965].

Memorandum "76." Historic Lansing, Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. [Lansing, MI: Lansing Historic District Study Committee, 1972].

Merrifield, Blanche M. History of Williamston, 1838-1963; A Story of Real People and One Hundred Twenty-Five Years of a Country Town. n.p., 1963.

Mevis, Daniel S. Pioneer Recollections: Semi-Historic Side Lights on the Early Days of Lansing. Lansing, MI: Robert Smith Publishing Co., 1911.

Michigan, Board of State Building Commissioners. Inaugural Proceedings, at the Dedication of the New Capitol of Michigan, at the City of Lansing, on the First Day of January, 1879. Lansing, MI: W.S. George & Co., 1879.

The Michigan State Capitol. . . with Photographs by Allen Stross. Lansing, MI: Michigan Historical Commission, 1969.

Morris, David D. Lansing, Jackson, Ann Arbor and Automobiles. n.p., 1976.

Oesterle, Carole. The History of White Oak Township, 1877-1979. [n.p., 1979].

Past and Present: Lansing Poetry Club. n.p., 1979.

A Pocket Guide to Lansing, Capital of Michigan. Lansing, MI: Lansing State Journal, [1966].

Portrait and Biographical Album of Ingham and Livingston Counties. . . Chicago, IL: Chapman Brothers, 1891.

Prudden, Theodore P. Twenty Years of the History of Plymouth Church, Lansing, Michigan: A Sermon: April 27, 1884. Lansing, MI: W.S. George, 1884.

Quick, Calvin P. History of Lansing Presbytery, 1870-1888. [Kalamazoo, MI: Kalamazoo Pub. Co., 1888].

Raphael, Evelyn Huber. A History of the Haslett-Lake Lansing Area Meridan Township, Ingham County, Michigan. [Haslett, MI: 1958].

Reed, Bob Carl. The Greater Lansing Bi-Centennial Recorder. [n.p., 1976].

Reniger, Henry A. A Sesquicentennial Guide Book of the Railroads of Lansing & Ingham County from 1862 to 1987. Lansing, MI: Lansing-North Lansing Electric Railroad Museum, 1987.

Reutter, J. Gottlieb. Memories of J. Gottlieb Reutter. n.p., 1947. (Lansing).

Rice, Kathleen. Aurelius: The Town on Two Roads. CMU Term Paper, 1972.

Robinson, Michael. Story of Williamston and its Hotel System. CMU Term Paper, n.d.

Rowley, C.E. Williamston History, 1836-1936. [Williamston, MI: Thompson Co., 1936].

Russell, Robert. History of Leroy Township. CMU Term Paper, n.d. (Webberville).

Saint Mary Cathedral. [Lansing, MI: The Cathedral, 1980]. (Lansing).

Smith, Eleanor C. Sparrow Tales: Memories from the Graduates. Lansing, MI: E.W. Sparrow Hospital, 1987. (Lansing).

State Capitol of Michigan: A Study of its Restoration and Expansion. [n.p., 1966].

The State Journal. April 1, 1911-May 14, 1920.

State Republican. January 4, 1886-June 29, 1891; January 2, 1892-June 30, 1909. (Lansing).

Stebbins, Cortland B. History of Plymouth Congregational Church, Lansing, Michigan, 1864-1893. Lansing, MI: Thompson & Van Buren, [1893].

Stickney, Viola. Echoes of Eden. CMU Term Paper, 1957.

Stillman, Ruth B. How Okemos Began: A Short History. Okemos, MI: Ingham County Library, [1986].

Stillman, Ruth B. A Short History of Okemos. Okemos, MI: Friends of Okemos Library, 1956.

Stucky, Juliette B. To Lansing with Love. Lansing, MI: Historical Society of Greater Lansing, 1960.

Thaden, John F. The Lansing Region and its Tributary Town-Country Communities. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State College, 1940.

Thornton, Jerry. Ideas Have Consequences: 125 Years of the Liberal Tradition in the Lansing Area. [Lansing, MI: 1973].

Town Crier. September 1960-May 1964; February 1970; April 1974; Summer 1974; Spring 1975; Fall 1975; Spring 1976; Fall 1976; Fall 1978; August 1982; October 1982.

Turner, Frank N., editor. An Account of Ingham County From its Organization. Dayton, OH: National Historical Association, 1924.

Union's Half Century of Progress, 1886-1936. [Lansing, MI: Union Building and Loan Association, 1936]. (Lansing).

Views of Lansing and Vicinity. Portland, ME: Nelson Company, [1900].

The Village of Okemos: Report of the Meridan Township Historic Study Committee. Okemos, MI: 1972.

Vliet, Mrs. Mina Alice. History of the Early Life and Business Interests of the Village and Township of Leslie, Ingham County, Michigan. [Battle Creek, MI: Ellis Publishing Co.], 1914.

Webberville Area Centennial, 1871-1971. Webberville, MI: Webberville Area Centennial Book Committee, [1971].

White, Virginia L. Meridian History as Viewed Through Newspaper Headlines: Twenty Five Years, 1967-1991, with Commentary. Okemos, MI: Meridian Township, 1992.

Wilson, Mary Jane. The Watch of the Capitol. Lansing, MI: State Library Services, 1979.

Wood, Chester. Lansing & its Pleasant Places. [Lansing, MI: Walterbury & Emery, 1888].

Wright, William Joseph. A Corner of Ingham-Stockbridge. Stockbridge, MI: Stockbridge Area Bicentennial Committee, 1976].‚Äč