Saturday, February 11, 2023, at 10:30 am
Newspaper Research at the Library of Michigan with Matt Pacer
Zoom webinar - registration required.
DSGR members have the first opportunity to register. Guest registration will open a few days before the webinar.
Matt Pacer
The Library of Michigan has one of the most comprehensive collections of Michigan newspapers. Join us to learn more about the collections and how to access them.
For more details about joining and participating in a webinar as an attendee, here is a tutorial from Zoom.

Charles E. Duryea posing in 1895 Duryea phaeton

View of Charles E. Duryea posing in an 1895 Duryea phaeton automobile, in front of the residence of J. Frank Duryea in Springfield, Massachusetts. Typed on back: "Charles E. Duryea in the Duryea motor wagon which was driven by J. Frank Duryea to win America's first automobile race, Chicago, 1895. Race was held on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 1895." Subject: Duryea automobiles. Collection: MS3/Charles E. Duryea Collection. Date: c.1894-1895. Source: Estate of Charles E. & M. Jerry Duryea. I.D.: Duryea phaeton. Citation on back of photo: Charles E. Duryea in the Duryea motor wagon which was driven by Frank Duryea (his brother) to win America's first automobile race, Chicago, 1895. Race was held on Thanksgiving Day, 28 November 1895."
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Burton Historical Collection temporarily closed

From the Burton Historical Collection page on the Detroit Public Library website.
"Due to major repairs being made to our facility, many resources from the Burton Historical Collection are temporarily unavailable for staff or public use. We thank you for your patience and understanding.
Until we can resume regular library service, please explore the online resources available from this page ( They include our Digital Collections (accessible without a DPL library card) and a wide range of databases, including historical newspapers  (accessible with your DPL library card.)
Email inquiries will be answered as time and resources permit. Reference questions that require material that is currently inaccessible will need to be resubmitted when the collection reopens. Please continue to check back here for updates.*

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