Michigan Core Collection

Sometimes you may search in the UDM catalog and see a record that indicates the item you want is shelved in the UDM Michigan Core Collection in the Conference Room. The Michigan Core Collection consists of nearly 1,780 items dating back to the 1800′s on various topics all of which concern the State of Michigan or Detroit and its surrounding neighborhoods and suburbs. Do you have an assignment on a particular Detroit landmark such as the old Hudson’s building? The Michigan Core Collection has books on it. Need a book on the history of the auto industry? The Michigan Core Collection has it. How about the art and architecture of Detroit? Look no further than the Michigan Core Collection. The Michigan Core Collection is a rich source for all things Michigan from waterways to old census records, from  the lumber industry to lighthouses.

This collection is what librarians refer to as a “closed collection”. This just means it is not open and available for patrons to browse. If you want an item from this collection just ask and a librarian will pull the item for you. Some of the items in this collection can’t easily be replaced so you may be restricted to library use only or you may check the item out for a short amount of time. Catalog page

Julia Eisenstein, Librarian with assistance from Librarians Kris McLonis, Pat Higo, and Jill Turner