Archives of Michigan

  • About the Archives

    The Archives of Michigan is responsible for preserving the records of Michigan government and other public institutions. The collections also include documents, maps, photographs and film from private individuals and organizations.

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About the Archives

  • Archives of Michigan

    The Archives of Michigan is located inside the Michigan Library and Historical Center at: 

    702 W. Kalamazoo St.
    Lansing, MI 48915

    All visitors to the Michigan Library and Historical Center building must wear a face mask. View the complete face mask policy [PDF].

    The Reading Room is open to the public:

    • Mondays through Fridays, 1 to 5 p.m.
    • Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Researchers may schedule appointments in advance using the research appointment form. Appointments are encouraged but not required.

    Email: Archives@Michigan.gov

    Phone: 517-335-2576

    Phone Hours:
    M-F: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Public Access

  • Collections at the Archives of Michigan include probate files, naturalization records, tax rolls, cemetery transcripts, local histories, circuit court case files, prison registries and other helpful records. Providing access to the public is a core function of the Archives of Michigan. 

  • Information for Visitors
  • Donations to the Archives


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  • Michiganology

    Michiganology is the online platform for the Archives of Michigan research guides and indexes, a blog and educator resources.