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The Library of Michigan uses its rich collections to develop online resources to discover Michigan's distant and recent past.  Check out the resources below to explore information on state government officials, Michigan literary creators, past state government websites and historical documents.

Online Resources

Michigan Legislative Biography Database

Covers members of the Michigan state legislature from the first session following statehood in 1835 through the current session. Over 5,500 have served in the legislature as of 2018.  Use the contact information to submit new information or ask questions about the data.

Michigan Authors & Illustrators Online

This resource contains background and literary information on creators that live in Michigan or use its stories, people and unique spaces as inspiration for published works of literature.  The resource is constantly growing and we welcome new submissions through the linked form.

Michigan Government Web Collection

Through the Internet Archive, LM has captured navigable caches of all three branches of Michigan government websites several times per year, beginning in 2006.

HathiTrust Digital Library

A free digital library that is home to thousands of digitized historical Michigan-specific documents and periodicals.