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 Below are a number of documents compiled for your browsing pleasure on the history of Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, and the surrounding area. Many documents/notes were made available courtesy of the Dearborn Press and Guide, written by the late Richard Marsh, Associate Editor of the Press and Guide Newspaper. Some maps/timelines were compiled by Anne Hendrickson, late historian for the city of Dearborn Heights. The views expressed are not necessarily the views of the Dearborn Heights City Libraries or the City of Dearborn Heights.

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Atlases/Maps Timelines Photographs Books/Publications Historical Documents
 

Atlases/Maps

Historical Atlas (.Pdf) Compilation of Hand Drawn and Historical Maps Showing How the Local Area Evolved into what it is today.
1925 Farm Atlas Map of Dearborn Township 1925 Map of Dearborn Township from Mcalpine's Farm Atlas (1925)
1961 Map of Dearborn Township 1961 Map of Dearborn Township from Directory and Street Guide of Dearborn Heights by the Metropolitan Club of Dearborn Township
1963 Map of Dearborn Township 1963 Map of Newly Created Dearborn Heights from Directory and Street Guide of Dearborn Heights by the Metropolitan Club of Dearborn Heights
1915 Map of Dearborn Township  Detailed official atlas of Wayne County, Michigan Detroit, Mich. : Wolverine News Co., distributors, c1915. Sauer Brothers


Timelines

Dearborn Heights Timeline Compiled Timeline of Dearborn /Dearborn Heights Area from 1603 to the present.


Photographs

Dearborn Heights Scrapbook

Compilation of Dearborn Heights photographs past and present.

To contribute to the scrapbook project feel free to send photos to dhscrapbook@gmail.com

Albums are large- Works best if viewed in Mozilla Firefox

All images may be viewed/used according to fair use guidelines only.

  

Books/Publications

Dearborn/Dearborn Heights Notes Compilation of notes and publications from the late Richard Marsh, Associate Editor of the Dearborn Press and Guide Newspaper. Used with permission.
Church Histories Compilation of church histories and notes by the late Richard Marsh, Associate Editor of the Dearborn Press and Guide Newspaper. Used with permission.
Street Name Origins Compilation of Street Etymology by the late Richard Marsh, Associate Editor of the Dearborn Press and Guide Newspaper. Used with permission.
Theatre Notes and Performances Compilation of Theatre Histories and Performances by the late Richard Marsh, Associate Editor of the Dearborn Press and Guide Newspaper. Used with permission.

Thirty-Six by Thirty Six A history of the Dearborn Heights area prior to 1961 by Paul B Riley Jr. Used with permission.


Government Documents

 1930 Dearborn Township Dedication Program Scanned in .pdf format
 1960 City Charter Scanned in .pdf format
1974 Dearborn Heights Brochure Scanned in .pdf format
1980 Dearborn Heights Brochure Scanned in .pdf format
 1927 1931 Township Minutes  Transcribed copy of the original in a .pdf file
1939 1948 Township Minutes  Transcribed copy of the original in a .pdf file


 Directories and Organizational Publications

1952 South Dearborn Heights Directory Published by the South Dearborn Township Neighborhood Council
1952 Directory and Street Guide  Published by the Metropolitan Club of Dearborn Heights
1954 Directory and Street Guide  Published by the Metropolitan Club of Dearborn Heights
1956 Directory and Street Guide Published by the Metropolitan Club of Dearborn Heights
1957 Directory and Street Guide Published by the Metropolitan Club of Dearborn Heights
1958 Directory and Street Guide  Published by the Metropolitan Club of Dearborn Heights
1961 Directory and Street Guide  Published by the Metropolitan Club of Dearborn Heights
1962 Directory and Street Guide  Published by the Metropolitan Club of Dearborn Heights
1963/1964 Directory and Street Guide  Published by the Metropolitan Club of Dearborn Heights
1966 Directory and Street Guide Published by the Metropolitan Club of Dearborn Heights
1967 Directory and Street Guide Published by the Metropolitan Club of Dearborn Heights

1967 League of Women Voters
Guide to Dearborn Heights

Published by the League of Women Voters