(US) Detroit News Digitizes Its 100 Years Old Archives

Posted by: Jan Meisels Allen

For those researching the Detroit area this is of interest:
The Detroit News is moving their offices and as a result much of their 100 years of archival  materials are being transferred to the State Archives of Michigan where it will be digitized and then available to the public—for the first time.   The materials include Pulitzer Prize winner David Ashenfelter 2 million typed index cards where one can look up you Abe Bernstein of the Purple Gang and find his name, date and page number  of stories about him—then go to the microfilm to read the story.  Some of the index cards date back to the 19th century.  On addition to seeing the materials online, all of The Detroit News materials will be available to researchers to see at the Archives of Michigan in Lansing,

To read the article go to: http://tinyurl.com/oj5vr88
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Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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