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Saginaw County

Basic Information

County Seat: Saginaw

Origin of Name: Derived from Native American word having reference to the Sauk tribe who lived at the mouth of the river

Set Off: 1822

Organized: 1835

Population in 1990: 211,946

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.

Ault, Richard S. Jackson and Church Company of Saginaw, Michigan. CMU Term Paper, 1970.

Baker, Catherine C. Shipbuilding on the Saginaw. [Bay City, MI: Museum of the Great Lakes, 1974].

Bates, W.R. The History, Commercial Advantages, and Future Prospects of the Saginaws. . . East Saginaw, MI: E.W. Lyon, 1874.

Boesnecker, Keith. Brewing in Frankenmuth. Frankenmuth, MI: Frankenmuth Historical Association, 1983.

Bridgeport/Birch Run Weekly News. September 8, 1987-December 9, 1991.

Bridgeport Examiner. August 31, 1939-December 30, 1943.

Bridgeport Future. August 8, 1968-April 5, 1972.

Bridgeport News. June 1895-June 19, 1896; April 6, 1906; September 24, 1953-March 17, 1954.

Bridgeporter. March 25, 1948-May 11, 1950.

A Brief History of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church. [St. Charles, MI: Hare Printing C., 1918]. (Saginaw).

A Brief History of the Chesaning Sales Company: A Hardware Store of Many Generations. As compiled by the 8th Grade Honors Social Studies Class, Chesaning Middle School, [1986].

Brunger, Ronald A. The History of the Burt United Methodist Church. [Burt, MI:] 1977

Brunger, Ronald A. The History of the Taymouth Methodist Indian Mission. n.p., 1974.

Carlson, Bruce W. Saginaw, from Lumbering to Industrial Giant, 1890-1973. Midland, MI: Pendell Publishing Co., 1973.

Carlson, Bruce W. Saginaw, Frontier Trading Post to Consolidation, 1810-1890. Midland, MI: Pendell Publishing Co., 1973.

Central Michigan University. Stories of Early Saginaw. Mt. Pleasant, MI: Central Michigan College of Education, 1952.

The Chesaning Murder. East Saginaw, MI: Daily Courier Stream Press Printing Co., 1877.

Chesaning Semi-Weekly News. Chesaning Illustrated. Chesaning, MI: [Ische & Ingalls, after 1903].

Ciolek, Mary A. Heavenrich Clothing Co. CMU Term Paper, 1970. (Saginaw).

City of Saginaw and Environs Land Use Survey and Inventory, 1958. Saginaw, MI: 1958.

The Coal Fields of Saginaw, Michigan. Saginaw, MI: Charles B. Schaefer, 1898.

Coats, Freeman. Diary of a Department; A History of the Saginaw Police Department. Saginaw, MI: Saginaw Public Libraries, 1965.

Courier-Herald. September 8, 1889-November 30, 1889; December 1, 1889-November 8, 1892. (Saginaw).

Cumming, John. Little Jake of Saginaw. Mt. Pleasant, MI: Rivercrest House, 1978.

Daily Republican. June 23, 1874-June 30, 1875. (Saginaw).

Davis, Mattie. History of Saginaw Steering Gear. CMU Term Paper, 1970.

Decade to a Centennial; A History of Saginaw High School from the Opening of the New Building, 1954-55 through 1964-65. [n.p., 1965].

Dustin, Fred. Saginaw History. [Saginaw, MI: Saginaw Museum, n.d.].

East Saginaw and Saginaw Bird's Eye View. Map, 1885.

East Saginaw Bird's Eye View. Map, 1867.

East Saginaw Courier. June 16, 1859-December 6, 1866.

Erickson, Robert E. History of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Saginaw County and Vicinity. Detroit, MI: R.E. Erickson, 1922.

Ford, Rosena. History of Saginaw General Hospital. CMU Term Paper, 1970.

Fox, Truman B. History of Saginaw County, from the Year 1819 down to the Present Time. . . East Saginaw, MI: Enterprise Print, 1858.

Fox, Truman B. History of the Saginaw Valley. . . East Saginaw, MI: Daily Courier Steam Job Print, 1868.

Frankenmuth. Frankenmuth, MI: [196-].

Frankenmuth Historical Association. Annual Report. Have: 1982/1983; 1984/1985; 1994/1995; 1995/1996.

Frankenmuther Bayrische Geschichten. Frankenmuth Historical Association, 1982.

Freeland Star. January 20, 1911-March 21, 1918 (scattered).

Future Views. February 23, 1972-October 28, 1981. (Bridgeport).

Germania of Saginaw, Centennial Booklet, 1856-1956. [Germania Centennial Committee, 1956].

Germania of Saginaw, 1856-1906. Funfzig Jahre Deutschen Strebens. Gedenkblatter zum Funfzigjahrigen Jubilaum der "Germania" von Saginaw, Michigan, U.S.A. [Saginaw, MI: 1906].

Geschichte der Ev.-Luth. St. Paulus Gemeinde zu Saginaw, W.S. Michigan. Saginaw, MI: Saginaw Publishing House 1901.

Gibson, Delores. Birch Run: Its History from Prehistoric Times to 1976. Birch Run American Revolution Bicentennial, 1976.

Goldie, Will F. Saginaw, Illustrated. NY: International Publishing Co., 1888.

The Goodridge Brothers: Saginaw's Pioneer Photographers. Saginaw, MI: Saginaw Art Museum, 1982.

Graebner, Theodore C. The Bavarian Settlements of the Saginaw Valley: The Story of Lutheran Pioneer Life in the Primeval Forests of Michigan. St. Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House, 1919.

Gross, Stuart D. Frankie and the Barons. Fowlerville, MI: Wilderness Adventure Books, 1991.

Gross, Stuart D. Indians, Jacks, and Pines; A History of Saginaw. [n.p., 1962].

Gross, Stuart D. Saginaw, a History of the Land and the City. Woodland Hills, CA: Windsor Publications, 1980.

Gulick, Myron F. Lest we Forget. n.p., 1982. (Saginaw and Gratiot Counties).

Halm, Josephine. History of Thomas Township, Saginaw County, Michigan. n.p., 1969.

Hanlon, Joanne M. History of the Saginaw County Fair. CMU Term Paper, 1970.

Hansen, Carl R. Frankenmuth: A German Missionary Effort in Michigan, 1845-1850. CMU Term Paper, 1975.

Hansen, Carl R. Visions Realized: Frankenmuth's Geographical, Political Boundary, Governmental Structure, and Public Works History, 1819-1979. Frankenmuth, MI: Frankenmuth Historical Association, 1979.

Hartle, William. Davis Cartage Company: One Man's Dream. CMU Term Paper, 1970. (Saginaw).

Hawley, Gail. Coal Mining: A Once Booming Industry. The Story of Coal Mining in St. Charles, Michigan. CMU Term Paper, 1970.

Hetherington, Mary E. "Pap," Politics, and Pine: A History of Newspapers During the Lumber Days of the Saginaws, 1853-1882. [Saginaw, MI: 1976].

Hetherington, Mary E. Superintendent Chester F. Miller's Quarter-of-a-Century Stewardship. n.p., 1956. (Saginaw).

Heitkamp, Joseph. Industries of Saginaw, 1890-1910. CMU Term Paper, 1962.

Hemminger, Carole. Second National Bank and Trust Company of Saginaw, Michigan. CMU Term Paper, 1971.

Hensler, James. Saginaw Valley Medical College. CMU Term Paper, 1970.

Hieber, William. From Tiny Acorn to Mighty Oak: History of the Wickes Corporation. CMU Term Paper, 1970. (Saginaw).

History of Albee Township, Saginaw County, Michigan. Albee Township Bicentennial Committee, 1976.

A History of Frankenmuth Mutual Insurance Company. Frankenmuth, MI: Frankenmuth Historical Association and Museum, 1979.

History of the First Presbyterian Church of Saginaw, Michigan. Saginaw, MI: 1938.

History of Saginaw County, Michigan. . . Chicago, IL: Chapman, 1881.

History, Resources, and Prospects of the Saginaw Valley. The Rail Road Excursion; The Flint and Pere Marquette Rail Road. Detroit, MI: 1862.

Indian and Pioneer History of the Saginaw Valley. . . East Saginaw, MI: Thomas & Galatian, 1866.

Ireland, Mark L. Place of the Big Rock: Chesaning, Michigan, 1842-1950. Chesaning, MI: 1966.

Jefferson Avenue Methodist Church, 1857-1967. Galion, OH: United Church Directories of Michigan, 1967. (Saginaw).

Johnson, Howard G. The Franconian Colonies of the Saginaw Valley, Michigan: A Study in Historical Geography. Ph.D. Thesis, Michigan State University, 1972.

Jonesfield, 1873-1973. Merrill, MI: Monitor-Herald, 1973.

Kenel, Jean L. Echoes of the Past. CMU Term Paper, 1970. (Saginaw).

Kilar, Jeremy. Labor Protest and Authority Response in the Saginaw Valley Lumber Strike of 1885. CMU Term Paper, n.d.

Kilar, Jeremy W. Michigan's Lumbertowns: Lumbermen and Laborers in Saginaw, Bay City, and Muskegon, 1870-1905. Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press, 1990.

Koch, Friedrich K. Die Deutschen Colonien in der Nahe des Saginaw-Flusses. . . NY: Westermann, 1851.

Krause, Nancy. Chesaning's Showboat. Chesaning, MI: Tri-County Citizen, 1992.

Leeson, M.A. History of Saginaw County, Michigan. . . Evansville, IN: Unigraphic, 1975.

Leiner, Mary. C.S. Bliss & Company Saginaw, Michigan January 1892-May 1893. CMU Term Paper, n.d.

Leonard, J.W. Industries of the Saginaws; Historical, Descriptive and Statistical. . . East Saginaw, MI: J.M. Elstner, [1887].

Leonard, Olen E. Changes in the Spanish Speaking Labor Force of Saginaw County, Michigan. State College, MS: Mississippi State University, 1968.

Lewis, Dorothy. Farmer Peet and His Little Red Barn. CMU Term Paper, 1975. (Chesaning).

Lewis, George F., comp. Saginaw Valley. Statistics for 1867. . . East Saginaw, MI: Daily Enterprise Steam Printing House, 1868.

Loesel, Lorenz. Richland, its Sons and Daughters: A Review of the First Century of Richland Township, Saginaw County, Michigan. [n.p., 1962].

McColgan, Marion. M & B Ice Cream Company: A Family Owned Corporation. CMU Term Paper, 1970. (Saginaw).

McGaugh, Maurice E. The Settlement of the Saginaw Basin. Thesis, University of Chicago, 1950.

McKellar, Clifford L. As it Was. [Riverbend Farms, 1975]. (Saginaw).

Masten, Pamela M. C.S. Bliss Lumber Company 1897-1898. CMU Term Paper, 1969. (Saginaw).

Masten, Pamela M. C.S. Bliss Lumber Company 1901-1902. CMU Term Paper, 1970. (Saginaw).

Masten, Pamela M. Turn of the Century: The Charles S. Bliss Lumber Company, 1899-1900. CMU Term Paper, 1970. (Saginaw).

Michigan's Most Famous Old Inn: Schuch Hotel, Saginaw, Michigan. [Saginaw, MI: Hartwell Printing Co., 1938].

Michigan's Old Inn; Famous Hotel of Way Back When, 73 Years of Hospitality. [Saginaw, MI:] 4 Editions.

Miller, Edward. The Saginaw Hall of Fame: Biographical Sketches. Saginaw, MI: Saginaw County Bicentennial Commission, 1976.

Mills, James C. History of Saginaw County, Michigan. . . Saginaw, MI: Seeman & Peters, 1918. 2 Volumes.

Mills, James C. Prospectus of the History of Saginaw County: Biographical, Historical, Commercial. Saginaw, MI: Seemann & Peters, 1914.

Mitchell, William K. The Bicentennial History of Saginaw County. Saginaw, MI: McKay Press, 1976.

Moore, John. History of the First United Methodist Church Now Located at 4790 Gratiot Road, Saginaw, Michigan. [n.p., 1918].

Morning Herald. September 13, 1882-December 30, 1884; January 1-April 17, 1889; May 23-June 30, 1889. (Saginaw).

Morrow, Raymond W. A History of Saginaw, Michigan, its Rise and Growth to 1889. M.A. Thesis, Northwestern University, 1933.

Naessens, Mrs. Marie. Jonesfield, 1873-1973. Merrill, MI: Monitor-Herald, 1973.

Nagel, Elizabeth J. Peter Riley's Reserve: A Commemorative History of Carrollton Township. Carrollton, MI: Carrollton Community Education Department, 1976.

Nims, Mary-Claire. Survey of Village of Freeland. CMU Term Paper, n.d.

North Star. August 30, 1843-September 14, 1848 (scattered).

Our Little Brown Church: The Jefferson Avenue United Methodist Church of Saginaw, Michigan. Saginaw, MI: Jefferson Avenue United Methodist Church, 1978.

Ozga, David Edward. C.S. Bliss & Company May of 1893 to September of 1894. CMU Term Paper, 1969. (Saginaw).

Pollen, T.J. History of Bridgeport, Saginaw County, Michigan. Saginaw, MI: Saginaw Genealogical Society, 1978.

Pollen, T.J. History of Frankenmuth, Saginaw County, Michigan. Saginaw, MI: Saginaw Genealogical Society, 1980.

Portrait and Biographical Record of Saginaw and Bay Counties, Michigan. . . Chicago, IL: Biographical Publishing Co., 1892.

Ream, Laura. History of a Trip to the Great Saginaw Valley, June 1871. . . Indianapolis, IN: 1871.

Roscoe, Joseph. Historical Sketch of Bridgeport, Michigan. CMU Term Paper, 1962.

Ruffin, Roosevelt S. Black Presence in Saginaw, Michigan: 1855-1900. n.p., 1978.

Sagatoo, Mary A. Wah Sash Kah Moqua; or, Thirty-Three Years Among the Indians. Boston, MA: Charles A. White, Co., 1897.

Saginaw Bird's Eye View. Map, 1867.

Saginaw Bulletin. November 22, 1879-January 24, 1880 (scattered).

Saginaw Club, Founded May 1889: The Story of Your Club and the Men Who Made it a Saginaw Tradition for Nearly a Century. Saginaw, MI: The Club, [1981].

Saginaw Courier. November 1, 1881-September 7, 1889.

Saginaw Courier-Herald. November 9, 1892-September 30, 1905; January 2, 1906-July 23, 1918.

Saginaw Courier-Herald. History and Institutions with Illustrations and Sketches of Banking, Wholesale, Manufacturing and Professional Interests of Saginaw, Michigan. Saginaw, MI: Saginaw Courier-Herald, 1896.

Saginaw Daily Courier. March 5, 1868-July 21, 1869; April 25, 1870-October 30, 1881.

Saginaw Daily Enterprise. December 20, 1866-May 24, 1874.

Saginaw Daily Republican. August 5, 1876-August 31, 1878.

Saginaw Enterprise. September 8, 1853-September 28, 1854; February 15, 1855-May 19, 1859; July 7, 1859-January 27, 1870.

Saginaw Evening News. May 2, 1881-December 31, 1900.

Saginaw Evening Star. March 15, 1923-August 11, 1924.

Saginaw Globe. January 2-June 30, 1891; January 1, 1893-September 3, 1898.

Saginaw Herald. January 16-December 25, 1879.

Saginawian. May 1, 1869-April 29, 1871; July 1-22, 1871; September 9, 1871.

Saginaw, Michigan. Chicago, IL: Windsor Publications, 1969.

Saginaw, Michigan. Saginaw, MI: Goodridge Brothers, 1902.

Saginaw, Michigan. Woodland Hills, CA: Windsor Publications, 1972.

Saginaw, Michigan. Michigan Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church Fiftieth Anniversary Exercises. Saginaw, MI: Smith & Stoelker, [1901].

Saginaw, Michigan, U.S.A., 1857-1907; Semi-Centennial Souvenir. [Saginaw, MI: F.S. Spencer, 1907].

Saginaw Morning Herald. September 1, 1875-December 28, 1878; January 1, 1879-September 9, 1882.

Saginaw Post. January 7, 1887-December 30, 1897.

Saginaw Post-Zeitung. January 6, 1898-December 27, 1917.

Saginaw Post-Zeitung. Der Saginaw Post-Zeitung Illustrirte Familien-Kalender fur das Jahr 1918. Saginaw, MI: Saginaw Post-Zeitung, [1918].

Saginaw Republican. May 2, 1867-January 14, 1869 (scattered).

Saginaw Treaty Sesquicentennial, the 150th Anniversary of the Signing of the Treaty of Saginaw. Saginaw, MI: Saginaw Treaty Sesquicentennial, Inc., 1969.

Saginaw Valley Herald. January 4, 1866-March 28, 1867 (scattered).

Saginaw Weekly Courier. May 28, 1874-December 26, 1889.

Saginaw Weekly Enterprise. February 3, 1870-May 21, 1874.

Saginaw Weekly Enterprise. The Saginaw Valley: Its Salt, Lumber, and Other Resources. [East Saginaw, MI: Saginaw Weekly Enterprise, 1863].

Saginaw Zeitung. January 3, 1894-December 26, 1894.

St. Charles Centennial, June 16-19, 1960. St. Charles, MI: St. Charles Wednesday Study Club, 1960.

St. Lorenz Evangelical Lutheran Church (Frankenmuth, Michigan). Centennial, 1845-1945: One Hundred Years of Grace. [n.p., 1945]. (Frankenmuth).

St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church Fiftieth Anniversary. Milwaukee, WI: Northwestern Publishing House Print, 1930. (Hemlock).

Sandman, Peter R. History of Gliding and Soaring in Frankfort, Michigan-1938-1939. CMU Term Paper, n.d.

Schopp, Thomas. History of Peace Lutheran Church. CMU Term Paper, 1970. (Saginaw).

Schuch, John P. Michigan' Old Inn: Famous Hotel of Way Back When: 86 Years of Hospitality. [Saginaw, MI: 1954].

Schuch, John P. Michigan's Old Inn: Famous Hotel of Way Back When: 73 Years of Hospitality. [Saginaw, MI: 1941].

Second Presbyterian Church of Saginaw: 1864-1964. [Saginaw, MI: Centennial Committee, 1964].

Seibert, Ronald J., comp. The Zehnders of Frankenmuth: A Family History to 1981. [n.p., 198-].

Seventy-Fifth Anniversary St. Andrew's Parish, Saginaw, Michigan 1862-1937. [n.p., 1937].

Sharp, Michael. Can You Hear the Church Bells? An Historical Account of the Lutheran Churches in Frankenmuth, Michigan. CMU Term Paper, n.d.

Sheridan, Leonard. Joseph Tremble: Saginaw Valley Pioneer. CMU Term Paper, n.d.

A Sketch of the Life of Joel D. Eaton, Together with the Last Oration Delivered by Him in the Saginaw High School. East Saginaw, MI: Courier, [1882].

Smith, Ronnie. Saginaw Biography, Ezra Rust: Farmboy to Millionaire 1832-1918. CMU Term Paper, 1972.

Souvenir Views of Saginaw's Greatest Flood: March 1904-April 1904. Saginaw, MI: Appleby Brothers, 1904.

Spaulding Township History, 1832-1976. Spaulding Township Historical Commission, [1976].

Speckhard, H. Gemeindebuch der Evangelisch-Lutherischen Gemeinde zum Heiligen Kreuz U.A.E. zu Saginaw, Michigan. Saginaw, MI: F. & E. Reitter, Drucker, 1899.

Spirit of the Times. August 13, 1850-May 21, 1859 (scattered). (Saginaw).

Stroebel, Olga. History of the Saginaw Fair. CMU Term Paper, 1964.

Stroebel, Ralph W. Saginaw Township Indian Days Through Mid 1920's. [Saginaw, MI: Saginaw Township Bicentennial Committee], 1977.

Taymouth Yesterday and Today. Taymouth, MI: Taymouth Township Book Committee, 1976.

Vaddes, Dennis. The Growth of Saginaw Through Annexation and Consolidation, 1870-1890. n.p., 1971.

The Valley Voice. October 14, 1986-September 1, 1987. (Bridgeport).

Van Drie, Norine. Saga of Saginaw: The Mershons. CMU Term Paper, n.d.

Vessels Built on the Saginaw. Bay City, MI: Saginaw River Marine Historical Society, 1993.

Views of Saginaw and Vicinity. [Portland, ME: L.H. Nelson, 1904].

Vitany, Margaret. Zehnder's of Frankenmuth. CMU Term Paper, 1970.

Voss, Emil H. A Brief History of Holy Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church. . . Saginaw, Michigan 1849- 1949. Saginaw, MI: [1949].

Weekly News. November 4, 1981-September 1, 1987. (Bridgeport).

Weiss, Ray. Weiss Equipment, Frankenmuth, MI. 1917-1992: 75 Years of Service to Frankenmuth Agriculture. Frankenmuth Historical Association, [1992].

Wiesler, Sister M. Timothy. History of St. Casimir School Saginaw, Michigan. CMU Term Paper, 1970.

Zehnder, Herman F. "Teach My People the Truth!" The Story of Frankenmuth, Michigan. [Frankenmuth, MI: 1970].

Zeilinger, Irene, editor. Frankenmuth: A Community of Charm, Tradition and Growth. [Frankenmuth, MI: 125th Anniversary Committee, 1970].

Zilwaukie, "Where the Woods Come to the Water." Zilwaukee Centennial, 1854-1954. Saginaw, MI: Saginaw Publishing Co., 1954.

Zilwaukee, Michigan. Saint Matthew's Church. Centennial and Dedication, 1868-1968. [Saginaw, MI: Dossman Press, 1968].

Zolton, Joseph. Boots, Buttons, and Bows: Story of R. Granville and Son Inc. Shoe Store in Saginaw, MI. CMU Term Paper, 1970.

Zorn, Lenard S. First Land Purchasers of Saginaw County, Michigan. Saginaw Genealogical Society, 1987.

Zur Goldenen Jubelferer; eine Denkschrift der Evang.-Luth. St. Johannes-Gemeinde zu Saginaw, Michigan. Saginaw, MI: Druck von F. & C. Reitter, 1902.​

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