Skip Navigation

Michigan eLibrary (MeL)

Home Browse Resources About Help Advanced Search

Browse Resources

MeL Michigana -- Industry

View Resource Detroit 1701

This is a full website of all elements of Detroits history from exploration to industries and buildings.
View Resource History of Michigan's Oil and Natural Gas Industry

This site is the web companion to an exhibit of the same name held in 2005-2006 at the Clarke Historical Library. The exhibit included a printed catalog telling the story of oil and natural gas exploration in Michigan, and a large number of documents and photographs that discussed the industry's history and the people who worked in it. The web component of the exhibit supplements the physical...
View Resource Human Factor: Introducing the Industrial Life Photograph Collection at the Baker Library

In the 1930s Harvard Business School colleagues Donald Davenport and Frank Ayres contacted leading businesses and requested photographs for classroom instruction—images Davenport hoped would “reveal the courage, industry and intelligence required of the American working man.” They amassed more than 2,100 photographs. But the pictures were more than documentary records. They...
View Resource Keweenaw Digital Archives - Michigan's Copper Country in Photographs

Michigan Tech University's searchable database of hundreds of photographs spans a wide range of topics and dates.
View Resource Michigan Mining History Links

Michigan has a long mining history. Copper, iron, gold, silver, gypsum, slate, salt, coal and limestone have been mined in Michigan. This is a list of some of the websites related to mining and mining history in Michigan. You will find links to historical societies and associations, parks, museums, and other related sites. The web page is hosted by Michigan Technological University.
Next →