Burton Historical Collection News

The Burton Historical Collection is now taking appointments which can only be made via an online appointment form. It's important to note new operating procedures:
  • Appointments must be made at least 7 days in advance
  • Onsite research is limited to only 1 hour per day
  • Only you and one other person (total of 2) are allowed into the reading room
  • You'll receive an email confirming your appointment
The Detroit Public Library looks forward to having researchers back onsite!

Women of Song

Billie Holiday
Lena Horne
Mahalia Jackson
Dinah Washington
The E. Azalia Hackley Collection held by The Detroit Public Library is available online.
Physical rights are retained by DPL. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.


The DSGR Board of Directors has voted to extend every active member's membership by one year due to the suspension of publication of the DSGR Magazine in the 2018-2019 publication term.   Your membership expiration date will be extended automatically as soon as possible.