Saturday, May 5, 2012

So many sources, so little time

I'm going to use this heading to accumulate sources that I run across when I'm supposed to be doing something else -- and because I kept on doing that something else, I can't tell you anything more about the sources than where they exist.

As far as I know, like most sources, they aren't on line. Some are immediately useful; some I have no idea what I would do with them, it's just wonderful that they're out there.

At Western Michigan University's Archives & Regional History Collections: microfilm, "Kalamazoo Airport Register, 1920-1941."

At the La Porte County (Indiana) Historical Museum, in a binder on the library shelves: Fern Eddy Schultz's 1987 map series of changing La Porte County and township boundaries, from the legal descriptions at the time. So far I have not found anything comparable on line (that is, a full series of documented maps showing a particular county's township boundaries and their changes), although this handsome Bay County, Michigan, site comes close.

"Kalamazoo Airport Register, 1920-1941," microfilm, Western Michigan University Archives & Regional History Collections, Kalamazoo.

Fern Eddy Schultz, historical boundary maps of La Porte County, Indiana, townships, 1987 binder; La Porte County Historical Museum, La Porte.

Marvin Kusmierz, "Michigan Map History Relevant to Bay County, Michigan," updated October 2005, Bay-Journal: Portal to the Past and Present of Michigan's Great Lakes Bay Region ( : accessed 23 April 2012).

Harold Henderson, “So many sources, so little time,” Midwestern Microhistory: A Genealogy Blog, posted 5 May  2012 ( : accessed [access date]). [Please feel free to link to the specific post if you mention it on line.]

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