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Barnard, Henry. School Architecture, or, Contributions to the Improvement of Schoolhouses in the United States... 6th ed. Cincinnati, OH: H.W. Deerby, 1854. 464 p.

Bourns, Marjorie J. Common School to Consolidation: A History of Huron Valley Schools, 1832- 1946. N.P., 197-. 60p.
Canton's Country Schools. Canton, MI: Canton Historical Society, 1993. 445 p.
Carlson, Oscar. It Happened at Rockwood: A History of the Gibraltar School District. Rockwood, MI: Gibrator School District Board of Education, 1980. 63 p.


Carver, Richard W. Marshall Public Schools: The First 150 Years, 1837-1987. n.p. [1988] 283 p
Dain, Floyd R. Education in the Wilderness. Lansing, MI: Michigan Historical Commission, 1968. 345 p.
Disbrow, Donald W. Schools for an Urban Society. Lansing, MI: Michigan Historical Commission, 1968. 337 p.
Echoes of Yesteryears: Shiawassee County Schools...1837-1987. n.p. Shiawassee County Historical Society, 1988. 3 vols.
Eldred, Marie. School History of Edmore District Number 2. Edmore, MI: 1962. 28 p.
Essential Rural School Equipment: Its Selection and Use. Lansing, MI: Superintendent of Public Instruction, 1941. 23p.
Fields, Harriett, editor. The Little Red School Foundation of Lenawee Education. n.p., Lenawee County Intermediate School District, 1976. 143 p.
Fuller, Wayne E. The Old Country School: The Story of Rural Education in the Middle West.Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1982. 302 p.
History of Concord Schools, 1835-1990. Concord, MI: Concord Alumni Association Book Committee, 1991. 372 p.
History of Floyd School [Lee Township, Midland County, Michigan.] 1878-1953. n.p. 1953. 32 p
Hockenberry, John C. Rural School in the United States. California, PA: 1908. 124 p.
Hoyt, Charles O. John D. Pierce, Founder of the Michigan School System: A Study of Education in the Northwest. Ypsilanti, MI: Scharf Tag, Lobel & Bay Co., 1905. 162 p.


Jennings, Ruby. For More Than 100 Years. n.p., 1966. 11 p. (Lansing Township Community School History).


Marquette, Michigan Public Schools. Our Children and Our Elementary Schools. Marquette, MI: 1950. 32 p.
Michigan. Department of Public Instruction. Michigan Today: Its Human and Physical Resources as They Effect Education. Lansing, MI: 1937.
Negaunee Public Schools. Official Souvenir Program. Diamond Jubilee, 1879-1954. 60 p.
Otwell, George N. ...Rural Schoolhouses, Building Plans, Requirements, Suggestions... Lansing, MI: T.E. Johnson, 1923. 90 p.
Passic, Frank. A History of the Albion Public Schools. Albion, MI: Albion Public Schools, 1991. 261 p.
Putnam, Daniel. The Development of Primary and Secondary Public Education in Michigan: A Historical Sketch. Ann Arbor, MI: G. Wahr, 1904. 273 p.
Riegle, John. Day Before Yesterday: An Autobiography and History of Michigan Schools. Minneapolis, MN: Denison, 1971. 363 p.


Rural Schools of Wexford County: A Guide. Wexford, MI: Wexford County Historical Society, 1981. 48 p.
"...Schools and the Means of Education Shall Forever be Encouraged." A History of Education in the Old Northwest, 1787-1880. Athens, OH: Ohio University Libraries, 1987. 132 p.


Sherman, Ruth E. 112 Years of Adrian Public School History...1828-1940. Adrian, MI: Finch Printing, 1940. 89 p.
Sinclair, Upton. The Goslings, A Study of the American Schools. Pasadena, CA: Upton Sinclair, 1924. 545 p.
Small, Herbert. Early New England Schools. Boston, MA: Ginn & Co., 1914. 401 p.
Smith, Hazel. The Last Century of the Country School: The End of an Era in Education. Mt. Pleasant, MI: 1965. 39 p.


Smith, William. Historical Sketches of Education in Michigan. Lansing, MI: W.S. George & Co., 1881. 157 p.
Squire, Fred C. A Study of the Condition of the Rural Schools of Midland County and the Possiblity of Making Larger Units of Administration. MA Thesis, University of Michigan, 1938. 121 p.
Starring, Charles R. & James O. Knauss. The Michigan Search for Educational Standards. Lansing, MI: Michigan Historical Commission, 1969. 225 p.
Tappan, Harvey. School Law and a History and Description of the Educational System of Michigan. Port Huron, MI: Sherman Co., 1889. 155 p.
Taylor, John O. The District School. NY: Harper & Brothers, 1834. 336 p.
Theobald, Paul G. Call School: A History of Rural Education in the Midwest to 1918. PhD Thesis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1990. 328 p.
Thrum, Fred. Rural School Organization in Michigan. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, 1933.
Van Dyke, Joe. A History of Knox School [Tobacco Township, Gladwin County, Michigan].Alma, MI: 1970. 52 p.


Van Horn, Frederick. Our District School: A History of Fletcher School, District no. 3, Gaines Township, Genesee County, Michigan. Flint, MI: 1974. 76 p