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Oakland County

Basic Information

County Seat: Pontiac

Origin of Name: Named for the prevalence of oak trees in the area

Set Off: 1819

Organized: 1820

Population in 1990: 1,083,592

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.

Alexander, Mildred. Religion of the Settlers of Old Pine Lake. CMU Term Paper, n.d.

Almanach Jubileuszowy, 1885-1935, Seminarium Polskiego, Kolegium Sw. Marji i Szkoey Wyzszej; W. Orchard Lake, Michigan. Detroit, MI: Fireside, 1935.

Ballard, C. Ray. The History of Huntington Woods: The City of Homes. Huntington Woods, MI: Huntington Woods Study Club, 1976.

Biographical Record; This Volume Contains Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens of Oakland County, Michigan. . . Chicago, IL: Biographical Publishing Co., 1903.

Birmingham Bird's Eye View. Map, 1881.

Birmingham, Michigan First Presbyterian Church Centennial Anniversary, 1834-1934. [n.p., 1934].

Bloomfield Township Public Library: A History. [n.p., 1977].

Bourns, Marjorie. Common School to Consolidation: A History of Huron Valley Schools, 1832-1946. [n.p., 197-].

Cannon, Bettie W. All About Franklin: From Pioneers to Preservation. Franklin, MI: Franklin Historical Society, 1979.

Caswell, Solomon. Solomon Caswell's Memoirs, 1796-1880. [Troy, MI: Troy Historical Museum, 1982]. (Troy).

Centennial Historical Sketch of the Highland Baptist Church. [n.p., n.d.].

Chrobot, Leonard F. 1885-1960; Seventy-Five Years of the Orchard Lake Seminary. Orchard Lake, MI: [1960].

City of Berkley General Information. [Between 1955 and 1975].

Clarkston News. January 1, 1932-January 17, 1996.

Clawson Exchange Club Presents City of Clawson. . . Yearbook. [Clawson, MI:] Clawson Exchange Club. Have: 1968/1969.

Cole, Maurice F. Ferndale of Yesteryear. Ferndale, MI: Emefcee Publications, [1971].

Cole, Maurice F. The First Presbyterian Church of Royal Oak, Michigan; The First Fifty Years. [n.p., 1964].

Conway, James E. Historic Places Around Detroit: A Guide to 330 Historic Sites in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb Counties. Detroit, MI: Detroit Historical Society, [1977].

Cranbrook. Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Detroit, MI: 1929.

The Cranbrook Idea. Bloomfield Hills, MI: Cranbrook Public Affairs Office, [1970].

Crossman, Constance K. Royal Oak, Our Living Legend, 1787-1940. Royal Oak, MI: Royal Oak School District, [1973].

Durant, Samuel W. History of Oakland County, Michigan. Philadelphia, PA: L.H. Everts, 1877.

Early Pontiac and Oakland County. Pontiac, MI: Pontiac Public Library, 1956.

Farmington: An Original Entity, Being the Natural History of Farmington: From Ice Age to Space Search. Farmington, MI: Farmington Hills Historical Commission, 1976.

Farmington Historical Society. Official Program of Dedication, Farmington Historical Marker, Farmington, Michigan, September 11, 1965, 2:00 P.M. [Farmington, MI: The Society, 1965].

First Baptist Church (Royal Oak, Mich.). This Book is the Summary of the Celebration of Our Quasquicentennial Year, 1964, of the First Baptist Church, Royal Oak, Michigan. [Royal Oak, MI: The Church, 1964].

Fox, Jean M. A Farmington Childhood: The Watercolors of Lillian Drake Avery. Farmington Hills, MI: Farmington Hills Historical Commission, 1985.

Fox, Jean M. Farmington's Centennial Families. Farmington Hills, MI: Farmington Hills Historical Commission, 1978.

Fox, Jean M. More than a Tavern: 150 Years of Botsford Inn. Farmington, MI: Botsford Inn, 1986.

Goldbaum, Vicki, comp. Southfield Yesterday and Today. Southfield, MI: Southfield Public Library, [1974].

Greater Pontiac Centennial. Souvenir Program, 1861-1961. [Pontiac, MI: 1961].

Hagman, Arthur, editor. Oakland County Book of History. Oakland County Board of Commission, 1970.

Hazel Park "The Friendly City," 1942-1967: Silver Anniversary Celebration, May 21-27, 1967. [Hazel Park, MI: Civic Press, 1967].

Hepler, Ann H. The Pontiac Public Libraries; A History 1882-1961. Pontiac, MI: The Libraries, 1961.

Historical Pageant in Commemoration of the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Settlement of Royal Oak Township. Royal Oak, MI: Royal Oak Woman's Club, 1922.

Hodge, Robert W. A Short History of Lake Angelus, Michigan. [Lake Angelus, MI: R.W. Hodge], 1958.

Holly Bird's Eye View. Map, 1873.

Holly, Michigan. First Presbyterian Church. Yearbook and Historical Souvenir of the First Presbyterian Church, Holly, Michigan, 1902-03. [Holly, MI: Advertiser Job Print, 1903].

In Commemoration of the Twelfth Anniversary of the City of Southfield. Southfield, MI: Manufacturers' Bank, 1970.

Jones, Sarah Von Hoosen. Chronicle of Van Hoosen Centenary Farm. n.p., 1969.

Kilmer, Natalie. Pontiac Township, 1827-1983: The End of an Era. Pontiac, MI: 1983.

Kingsley, Marion. Farmington, Michigan; How We Got There and Why We Stayed. Farmington, MI: Farmington Historical Society, 1968.

Lance, Lois. Pathways of History Through Troy. Troy, MI: Troy Bicentennial Committee, 1976.

Lakeville Methodist Church. 1856-1956 Centennial: Rev. Alfred Eddy, Pastor. [n.p., 1965].

"A Lively Town." 152 Years in Rochester. Rochester, MI: Rochester Centennial Commission, 1969.

McIntyre, Tommy. Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: The Search for a Child Killer. Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press, 1988.

McMechan, Jervis Bell. The Book of Birmingham. Birmingham, MI: Birmingham Historical Board, 1976.

McMechan, Jervis Bell. Christ Church Cranbrook: A History of the Parish to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Consecration of the Church, 1928-1978. Bloomfield Hills, MI: Christ Church Cranbrook, 1979.

McMechan, Jervis Bell. For Fifty Years; The Story of the Baldwin Public Library, Birmingham, Michigan. n.p., 1977.

McMechan, Jervis Bell. The John W. Hunter House Anniversary Album 1822-1972. Birmingham, MI: Birmingham Historical Society, 1971.

Mastick, Margaret. History of the West Highland Baptist Church [1834-1959]. [n.p., 1959]. (Highland Township).

Mears, Carrie Ellen. Charles Mears, Pioneer of the White Lake Area. [n.p., after 1939].

Michigan, Circuit Court (6th circuit). [The Case of Hugh Irving, Orrin Poppleton, and Others, Complainants vs. Frank Ford, Frank Hagerman, and Others, Defendants, in Oakland Circuit Court in Chancery]. [n.p., 1887].

Michigan, Civil Rights Commission. Report and Recommendation from a Public Inquiry into the Status of Race Relation in the City of Pontiac, Michigan. Detroit, MI: The Commission, 1968.

Modras, Ronald E. Fifty Years at Orchard Lake: 1909-1959. Orchard Lake, MI: [1959].

Moehlman, Ruth R. Heritage Homes of Farmington: If Walls Could Talk. Farmington, MI: Farmington Hills Historical Commission, 1980.

Morris, Pat. History of Royal Oak, MI. CMU Term Paper, n.d.

Mortemore, Richard A. History of Kensington, Michigan. n.p., 1953.

1839-1965, First Baptist Church, Royal Oak. [Royal Oak, MI: The Church, 1964].

Oakland Chronicle. May 31, 1830-April 22, 1831. (Pontiac).

Oakland County Genealogical Society. First Land Owners of Oakland County, Michigan. Birmingham, MI: Oakland County Genealogical Society, 1981.

Oakland County Post. January 6-December 29, 1893.

Oakland Gazette. February 14, 1844-May 31, 1851. (Pontiac).

Oakland Township Historical Society. Heritage in Oakland Township. Rochester, MI: Oakland Township Historical Society, 1976.

Old Timers Tell it Like it Was. Ferndale, MI: Ferndale Historical Society, 1987.

150 Years, Plus: A Story of Troy, 1821-1971. [Troy, MI: Troy Modern Printing, 1971].

Ortonville Centennial: Souvenir Booklet. [n.p., 1948].

Ortonville "Century Plus 25," 1848-1973. [Ortonville, MI: Century-Plus-Twenty-Five Book Committee, 1973].

Oxford Intruder. April 15, 1898-April 13, 1900.

Oxford Leader. April 20, 1900-December 30, 1971.

Oxford, Michigan Methodist Episcopal Church. 55th Anniversary of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Tuesday, March 25th, 1924, Oxford, Michigan. [n.p., 1924].

Peel, Lee S. Farmington: A Pictorial History. Dallas, TX: Taylor Publishing Co., 1971.

Penney, David G. Royal Oak Twigs and Acorns. Royal Oak, MI: Little Acorn Press, 1996.

Perkins, Owen A., editor. Royal Oak, Michigan: The Early Years. [Royal Oak, MI: Royal Oak Historical Society, 1974].

Perry, Bryon A. 75 Years at Oakland Hills: A Jubilee Celebration. Warren, MI: Perry & White,. 1991.

Pontiac Bill Poster. August 2, 1882-December 25, 1889.

Pontiac Bird's Eye View. Map, 1867.

Pontiac Commercial. June 20, 1876-April 23, 1878.

Pontiac Courier. May 2, 1836-November 23, 1842.

Pontiac Daily Gazette. January 1, 1895-February 15, 1896.

Pontiac Gazette. June 7, 1851-December 28, 1860.

Pontiac Jacksonian. July 10, 1838-April 19, 1866 (scattered).

Pontiac Weekly Bill Poster. January 3, 1872-December 25, 1872; January 4, 1874-July 26, 1882.

Pontiac Weekly Gazette. July 7, 1855-December 28, 1860; January 6, 1871-July 3, 1896.

Portrait and Biographical Album of Oakland County, Michigan. . . Chicago, IL: Chapman Brothers, 1891.

Pray, Eula. History of Avon Township, 1820-1940. Ann Arbor, MI: Nonce Press, 1986. (Rochester Hills).

Radcliff, Jennifer. Heritage: A Pictorial History of Independence Township and the Village of Clarkston. [Clarkston, MI: Clarkston Community Historical Society, 1976].

Remer, Deborah J. If This is Hastings-Then Where is Hog's Hollows?: A Discovery of the Lost Villages in Oakland and Macomb Counties. Rochester Hills, MI: Rochester Hills Museum, 1990.

Reminder. August 23, 1977-July 14, 1983. (Clarkston).

Renkiewicz, Frank. For God, Country and Polonia: One Hundred Years of the Orchard Lake Schools. Orchard Lake, MI: The Schools, 1985.

Rochester Album: Early History of Rochester, Michigan. Rochester, MI: Rochester Historical Commission, 1979.

Rose Township, 1837-1987. Rose Township Historical Society, 1987.

Royal Oak, Michigan. Shrine of the Little Flower. A Jubilee Memorial, 1916-1966. [Royal Oak, MI: The Church Committee, 1966].

Royal Oak, Michigan. Shrine of the Little Flower. Shrine of the Little Flower: Golden Jubilee, 1926-1976. Royal Oak, MI: Shrine of the Little Flower, 1976.

Ruggles, Glenn. Beside the Golden Door: An Irish-American Immigrant Experience. [Union Lake, MI: Ruggles, 1978]. (Union Lake).

Russell, Anne D. Blacks in Pontiac. [Ann Arbor, MI: Edwards Brothers, 1977].

Sawyer, J.H. Keep Your Eye on Keego Harbor. [Detroit, MI: Geo. A. Drake, 1899].

Scott, Paul M. Orion Since 1818. Lake Orion, MI: Orion Township Library Board, 1976.

Seeley, Thaddeus. History of Oakland County, Michigan. Chicago, IL: Lewis Publishing Co., 1912. 2 Volumes.

Severance, Henry O. Michigan Trailmakers. Ann Arbor, MI: George Wahr, 1930.

Severance, Henry O. The Story of a Village Community. NY: Stechert, 1931. (Walled Lake).

Siver, Kenson J. Southfield Faces the Crucial Decades: The Development of a Suburb and its School System in the Years Following World War II. Southfield, MI: K.J. Siver, 1987.

Smart, Mildred B. The Least Likely To. Ann Arbor, MI: Proctor Agency, 1981. (Rochester).

Smith, Kay. Bloomfield Blossoms: Glimpses into the History of Bloomfield Township and Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Bloomfield Township Bicentennial Commission, 1976.

Springfield: For Those Who Come After. Springfield Township Historical Society, 1984.

Stafford, Barbara. Early Addison Township History Bicentennial 1976. [Lakeville, MI: Heritage Committee, 1975].

Strye, Stella. The Religious History of Farmington. Farmington Hills Historical Commission, 1978.

Swastek, Joseph. The Formative Years of the Polish Seminary in the United States. Orchard Lake, MI: Center for Polish Studies and Culture, Orchard Lake Schools, 1985.

Ten Minutes Ahead of the Rest of the World: A History of Milford. Milford, MI: Milford Historical Society, 1982.

Then and Now. [Rochester, MI: Rochester Historical Commission], 1986.

This is Ferndale. [Ferndale, MI: City Manager, 1958].

Tyrone Revisited, 1834-1976: A Bicentennial Salute. Tyrone Historical Society, [1976].

Waddell, Richard L. A Bicentennial Historical Sketch of Oakland County, Michigan, 1815-1976. Pontiac, MI: The Commission, 1976.

Ward, Charles A. The Legends and Romance of the Lake Country Told With Camera and Pencil. Howell, MI: Livingston Republican Print, [1922].

Ward, Willis C. Orchard Lake and its Island. n.p., 1942.

Weckman, George. My Brother's Place: An American Lutheran Monastery. Lawrenceville, VA: Brunswick Publishing Co., 1992. (Oxford).

Westacres, 1936-1986. [Westacres, MI: 1986].

White Laker Observer. April 6, 1977-May 30, 1984.

Wilber, Mrs. Minnie. One Hundred Years of Service, 1826-1926. Farmington, MI: Farmington Baptist Church, [1926].

Wood, Bert D. Franklin's Yesteryear. [n.p., 1958].

Wooten, Pamela. Look at Village of Milford: 1827-1900. CMU Term Paper, n.d.

Young, Richard. History of Northeast Oakland County. Oxford, MI: Oxford Leader, 1976.‚Äč