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Washtenaw County

Basic Information

County Seat: Ann Arbor

Origin of Name: The original word was "wash-ten-ong" meaning at or on the river

Set Off: 1822, attached to Wayne County

Organized: 1826, reorganized in 1829

Population in 1990: 282,937

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.

Ancient and Modern Milan: A History of the City of Milan, Michigan and Surrounding Communities. Milan, MI: Milan Area Historical Society, 1976.

Ann Arbor. Chicago, IL: Windsor Publications, 1967.

Ann Arbor Architecture: A Sesquicentennial Selection. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Museum of Art, 1974.

Ann Arbor Area Handbook and Guide. Ann Arbor, MI: Spear and Associates, 1974.

Ann Arbor Bird's Eye View. Map, 1880.

Ann Arbor Civic Association. Ann Arbor, a Quiet Spot in Touch with the World. Ann Arbor, MI: Ann Arbor Press, 1913.

Ann Arbor Magazine. July/August 1985-July 1986; September 1986-July 1987; September 1987-July 1988; October 1988-November 1988; Newcomers Guide: 1986/1987; 1987/1988.

The Ann Arbor Sanitarium and Mineral Springs, a Home for Invalids. Ann Arbor, MI: Courier Presses, 1878.

Ann Arbor Scene Magazine. Have: Summer 1984-May/June 1985.

Ann Arbor-University of Michigan Bird's Eye View. Map, 1881.

Beakes, Samuel W. Past and Present of Washtenaw County, Michigan. Chicago, IL: S.J. Clarke, 1906.

Berry, Margaret D. A Quarter Century with Tappan Junior High School, 1925-1950. Ann Arbor, MI: 1954. (Ann Arbor).

Bidlack, Russell E. John Allen and the Founding of Ann Arbor. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan, 1962.

Bidlack, Russell E. Letters Home; The Story of Ann Arbor's Forty-Niners. Ann Arbor, MI: Ann Arbor Publishers, 1960.

Bordin, Ruth B. Washtenaw County: An Illustrated History. Northridge, CA: Windsor Publications, 1988.

Breck, Sam. Holier than Thou: A Not Too Serious Book About an All-American City. Ann Arbor, MI: Westwood Press, 1985. (Ann Arbor).

Carr, Lowell J. Willow Run: A Study of Industrialization and Cultural Inadequacy. NY: Harper, 1952.

A Century of Progress: Saline Area Centennial. Saline, MI: Saline Area Centennial Inc., [1966].

Chelsea 125th Anniversary, 1834-1959. [Prepared by the Historical Program Committee], Chelsea, MI: 1959.

Christman, Adam. Ann Arbor: The Changing Scene. Ann Arbor, MI: The Author, 1984.

Chronicle of Hudson's Century of Progress for Centennial Homecoming, August 2, 3, and 4, 1833-1933. Hudson, MI: Centennial Historical Committee, 1933.

City of Ann Arbor, its Resources and Advantages. Ann Arbor, MI: Courier Book and Job Printing, 1887.

Cocks, J. Fraser. Pictorial History of Ann Arbor, 1824-1974. Ann Arbor, MI: Michigan Historical Collections, 1974.

Colburn, Harvey C. The Story of Ypsilanti. [n.p., 1923].

Crandell, Alger B. Ann's Amazing Arbor; The Growth and Groans of a Great University Town. Ann Arbor, MI: 1965.

Cross, Arthur L. A History of St. Andrew's Church, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI: George Wahr, 1906.

Davis, Calvin O. A History of the Congregational Church in Ann Arbor, 1847 to 1947. Ann Arbor, MI: First Congregational Church, 1946.

Dexter Area Sesquicentennial 1824-1974: A Trial Through Time, 150 Years, a Brief History of the Dexter Area. Dexter, MI: The Sesquicentennial Organization, 1974.

Doll, Louis W. History of Saint Thomas Parish, Ann Arbor. Ann Arbor, MI: Ann Arbor Press, 1941.

Doll, Louis W. A History of the Newspapers of Ann Arbor, 1829-1920. Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press, 1959.

Doll, Louis W. Less Than Immortal: The Rise and Fall of Frank Porter Glazier of Chelsea, Michigan. Bay City, MI: L.W. Doll, 1992.

Duff, Lela. Ann Arbor Yesterdays. Ann Arbor, MI: Friends of the Ann Arbor Public Library, 1962.

Early Ann Arbor and its People. Ann Arbor, MI: Ann Arbor Instrument Works, 1974.

Footloose in Washtenaw: A Walkers' Guide to Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County. Ann Arbor, MI: Ecology Center of Ann Arbor, 1976.

Foster, G.L. The Past of Ypsilanti. Detroit, MI: Fleming & Davis, 1857.

Fraumann, Edwin H. Dexter, Michigan, U.S.A. [Dexter, MI: Dexter High School Print Shop], 1968.

Freeman, Carol W. Of Dixboro, Lest We Forget. Freeman, 1979.

Healing Waters Found at Ypsilanti, 740 Feet Below the Solid Rocks. Chicago, IL: Globe, [1886].

Hinsdale, W.B. The Indians of Washtenaw County, Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI: George Wahr, 1927.

Historical Souvenir, Ypsilanti, Michigan. [Ypsilanti, MI: Ypsilanti Hive No. 621, L.O.T.M.M., 1905].

A History of the First Congregational Church in Ann Arbor, 1847-1976. Ann Arbor, MI: The Church, [1976].

History of Washtenaw County, Michigan. . . Chicago, IL: C.C. Chapman, 1881.

Hollister, Emily J. The Diary of Emily Jane Green Hollister: Her Nursing Experiences 1888-1911. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan, 1991. (Ann Arbor).

Keyes, Edward. The Michigan Murders. NY: Pocket Books, 1978.

Kidder, Benjamin W. Willow Run: Colossus of American Industry. Lansing, MI: The Author, 1995.

Kubik, Rosemary. "Geer School" from Logs to Bricks. CMU Term Paper, n.d.

Lane, Kit. John Allen, Michigan's Pioneer Promoter. Douglas, MI: Pavilion Press, 1988.

Leslie, Dale R. Tidbits and Trivia: An Informal Look at the History, Tradition, and People of Dixboro United Methodist Church "People Helping People." 125th Anniversary (1858-1983). Dixboro, MI: Dixboro United Methodist Church, 1982.

McKay, Frederick B. The First Congregational Church, Ypsilanti, Michigan. Ypsilanti, MI: A.O. Sayles, 1961.

Marsh, Nicholas. Scio Village: Ghost Town with a Past. Mansfield, OH: BookMasters, 1995.

Marshall, Albert P. Unconquered Souls: The History of the African American in Ypsilanti. Ypsilanti, MI: Marlan, 1993.

Marwil, Jonathan. A History of Ann Arbor. Ann Arbor, MI: Ann Arbor Observer Co., 1987.

The Mayors of Ypsilanti, 1858-1976. [Ypsilanti, MI: Ypsilanti Historical Archives, 1972].

Miner, Frances H. The Story of an American Town, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI: Chamber of Commerce, 1940.

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

Old Chelsea Village. [Prepared for the Village of Chelsea by Ann Arbor Federal Savings], 1972.

Old Dexter Village. Ann Arbor Federal Savings, 1973.

Parker, James Baldwin. Treasure from Earthen Vessels: The History of Webster Church, 1834-1984. Dexter, MI: J.B. Parker, 1984.

Peck, Paul R. Landsmen of Washtenaw County. n.p., 1986.

Portrait and Biographical Album of Washtenaw County, Michigan. . . Chicago, IL: Biographical Publishing Co., 1891.

Power, Eugene B. Edition of One: The Autobiography of Eugene B. Power, Founder of University Microfilms. Ann Arbor, MI: University Microfilms International, 1990.

Proctor, Hazel. Old Ann Arbor Town. Ann Arbor, MI: Ann Arbor Federal Savings, 1974.

Proctor, Hazel. Old Chelsea Village. [Ann Arbor, MI: Ann Arbor Federal Savings, 1972].

Proctor, Hazel. Old Dexter Village. [Ann Arbor, MI: Ann Arbor Federal Savings, 1973].

Proctor, Hazel. Old Manchester Village. [Ann Arbor, MI: Ann Arbor Federal Savings, 1974].

Proctor, Hazel, comp. Old Saline Village. [Ann Arbor, MI: Ann Arbor Federal Savings, 1975].

Proctor, Hazel. Old Ypsilanti Town. Ann Arbor, MI: Ann Arbor Federal Savings, 1974.

Quist, John W. Social and Moral Reform in the Old North and the Old South: Washtenaw County, Michigan, and Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, 1820-1860. 1992.

Reade, Marjorie. Historic Buildings, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI: Ann Arbor Historical Foundation, 1992.

Ryan, Milo S. View of a Universe: A Love Story of Ann Arbor at Middle Age. Ann Arbor, MI: Ann Arbor Historic District Commission, 1985.

Schepeler-Van Der Werker, Nettie. History of Earliest Ann Arbor. [Ann Arbor, MI: Van Der Werker, 1919].

Schneider, Marie A. Manchester's First Hundred Years, 1867-1967. Manchester, MI: Manchester Centennial Committee, 1967.

Sesquicentennial Journal. [Ann Arbor, MI:] 1974.

Sheehan & Co. Ann Arbor: The Beautiful Seat of the University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI: Sheehan & Co., [1902].

Smith, Flora E. Early Days in Dexter. [n.p., 1941].

Something Exploded in My Mind: Voices of the Ann Arbor Anti-War Movement. Ann Arbor, MI: The Contemporary History Project, 1981.

Souvenir of Ypsilanti, Michigan. [Ypsilanti, MI: Frank Smith, n.d.].

Stephenson, Orlando W. Ann Arbor, the First Hundred Years. Ann Arbor, MI: Chamber of Commerce, 1927.

Tobias, Thomas N., Jr. The History of Ypsilanti 150 Years. Ypsilanti, MI: Sesquicentennial Committee, 1973].

True Democrat. March 11, 1864-February 24, 1865. (Ypsilanti).

Van Der Werker, Nettie Idell Schepeler. History of Earliest Ann Arbor. [Ann Arbor, MI: N.I. and E.B. Van Der Werker, 1919].

Wilcox, Robert K. The Mysterious Deaths at Ann Arbor. NY: Popular Library, 1977.

Wilson, Marion F. The Story of Willow Run. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, [1956].

Ypsilanti Commercial. April 3, 1869-November 29, 1895; July 24, 1896-August 25, 1898.

The Ypsilanti Commercial Annual for the Year 1882, with Fifty Illustrations on Wood. Ypsilanti, MI: C.R. Pattison, [1882].

Ypsilanti, Michigan. [Windsor Publication, 1970].

Ypsilanti "One-Five-O." [1973].‚Äč