Saturday, March 14, 2015

Extra, Extra, Read All About It --- The Detroit News SUBJECT Index Cards are Now Online at

This post was originally made at 5:16 p.m. March 14, 2015. It was updated to add a link to the page on Seeking Michigan.
In case you had not heard, the Archives of Michigan received a lot of materials from The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press late last year.

Today, the Archives of Michigan added The Detroit News Subject Index Cards to the website.  The digitized index cards can be found here at SeekingMichigan under the tab Seek and then Indexes.

This particular collection consists of well over 1 million index cards from The Detroit News. The cards were scanned in batches of 500 to 1000 cards per PDF file. Online the files, presented in a table format, are organized alphabetically by starting and ending subject. The index cards appear to cover from the beginning of The Detroit News into the late 1990s. Because these are by subject, you may need to search for different but related subjects in order to do a through search.

These cards index the Detroit News Clipping Subject Files -- they are not an every name index to the newspaper. The Detroit News Subject Files are store off-site and have to be requested two to three days before a visit to the archives.

See you soon at the Mt. Clemens Public Library!

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