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View Resource Signal of Liberty

is a newspaper whose goalĀ is to bring the issue of slavery to the minds and hearts of the readership. The newspaper shows the growing antislavery movement within Michigan focusing on local churches and other social organizations.
View Resource Old News

is a great Ann Arbor District Library resource for Ann Arbor newspapers. The dates vary for each paper, but there are links to the digitized paper or articles. This is an ongoing project.
View Resource Ypsilanti Commercial newspaper

is an index only resource. This resource covers the years 1865-1898, but does not cover all of the Ypsilanti area. Researchers may find some citations for vital records such as births, marriages, and deaths, but are encouraged to search the cited dates on the microfilm copy for further information.
View Resource The A.P. Marshall African American Oral History Archive

seeks to preserve stories from the Ypsilanti African American community. Members of this well-organized community lived through the Jim Crow era, fought racism during WWII, and led the local Civil Rights movement. Spanning several generations, these interviews illuminate eras of profound social change and offer an intimate look into the social, home, and political life of a historic Michigan...
View Resource 2016 Consumer Expenditure Data Released

The Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Expenditure Surveys provide data on expenditures, income, and demogrpahic characteristics of consumers in the United States. It is the only Federal household survey to provide information on the complete range of consumers' expenditures and incomes as well as characteristics of those consumers and their spending habits and trends.