Martha W. Griffiths Michigan Rare Book Room: www.michigan.gov/rarebooks

  • Welcome to the Martha W. Griffiths Michigan Rare Book Room!
    Martha W. Griffiths Michigan Rare Book Room entranceNamed for Lieutenant Governor, Martha Wright Griffiths (1912-2003). Built entirely with private funds, including a significant contribution by Martha and Hicks Griffiths, the Martha W. Griffiths Michigan Rare Book Room was dedicated October 28, 2003 to honor Ms. Griffiths' lifelong commitment to libraries and in recognition of her lengthy career as an attorney, judge, Congressional Representative, sponsor of the Equal Rights Amendment, inductee to the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame and to the National Women's Hall of Fame.
  • Rare Materials Collection at the Library of Michigan

    The Martha W. Griffiths Michigan Rare Book Room is located on the fourth floor of the Library of Michigan.

Information for You

  • 1836 Michigan Manual (Hosted at the Internet Archive.) PDF icon

    A digital version of O. A. Jenison's holographic transcription of the printed edition is available here. Harriet A. Tenney, then State Librarian of Michigan, signed and certified the original as a correct copy on Aug. 31, 1886. This digital copy has been made available by ProQuest Information & Learning Co., on the occasion of the opening celebration of the Martha W. Griffiths Michigan Rare Book Room.

  • Conservation Information for Rare, Old, or Damaged Books

    Conservation and Preservation resources are listed here for the public to find out how to care for their collections, suppliers, and conservators. Also includes outside links to restoration services.

  • Valuing Your Rare Books and Book Collection

    Appraisal resources and possibilities for Valuing your Old and Rare books and collections.

  • Rare Book Room request and use form PDF iconForm used to process requested services at the Martha W. Griffiths Michigan Rare Book Room.

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