Genealogy Databases

A.P. Marshall African American Oral History Archive

In the 1980's, Ypsilanti historian A.P. Marshall sought to preserve stories of Ypsilanti residents who lived through the Jim Crow era, fought racism during WWII, and led the local Civil Rights movement. The Ypsilanti District Library partnered with the African American Cultural and Historical Museum of Washtenaw County (AACHM) to digitize these interviews and publish them online. 

Ancestry Library Edition

A large collection of materials for genealogy research

HeritageQuest Online

Search census records, family and local history books, and millions of genealogy articles and records

MeL Michigana

Explore Michigan history with photographs, diaries, oral histories, local records, and historical data

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Graphic women : life narrative and contemporary comicsBy Chute, Hillary L.
Hillary Chute explores the verbal and visual techniques of Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Lynda Barry, Marjane Satrapi, Alison Bechdel, and Phoebe Gloeckner: these five cartoonists move the art of autobiography and graphic storytelling in new directions, particularly through the depiction of sex, gender and lived experience.
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