The Michigan Service Hub goes live

This week has been an important one for the Michigan Service Hub.  For the first time collections from our state can be found on the website of the Digital Public Library of America!

Our first collections include diaries from the Civil War; cookbooks; protest posters; children’s books; and hundreds of photographs that reflect the rich variety of life in Michigan, from the automobile industry to music festivals to farmers’ markets.

There are over 42,000 records this time, and we have many more to share. This first set is only a small part of the vast collections available from the University of Michigan, Wayne State University, Michigan State University, and Western Michigan University, and there are still many museums, archives, libraries, and historical societies throughout the state with valuable and interesting collections of their own.

Many thanks to the team at DPLA, and to the Service Hub’s advisors and committee members whose dedication and expertise made this week possible.

The DPLA has also made an official announcement.

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