The Making of Ann Arbor Text Collection comprises the text portion of the collection and will include digitized versions of local histories, city directories, and atlases that can be keyword searched as well as read page by page.
- Ann Arbor architecture : a sesquicentennial selection,
by The University of Michigan Museum of Art August-September, 1974
- Ann Arbor (Michigan) the city where commerce and education meet,
by Greater Ann Arbor Chamber of Commerce, 1926?
- The Ann Arbor sesquicentennial journal,
by Sesquicentennial Commission, 1974
- Ann Arbor the first hundred years,
by Orlando Worth Stephenson, 1927
- Ann Arbor's First Lady: Events in the Life of Ann I. Allen,
by Russell E. Bidlack, 1998
- City of Ann Arbor; Its Resources and Advantages,
by the Ann Arbor Business Men's Association, 1887
- The Chronicle-Argonaut. [Vol. 1, no. 1- no. 29],
by The Chronicle-Argonaut Association
- 1872 Ann Arbor city directory (via google books project)
by J.M. Cole and J.W. Keating, 1872.
- Historic Buildings, Ann Arbor, Michigan,
by Marjorie Reade and Susan Wineberg, 1992, 1998
- History of earliest Ann Arbor ...
by Mrs. Nettie Idell Schepeler Van der Werker, 1919
- History of Washtenaw County, Michigan : Together with Sketches of its Cities, Villages and Townships...and Biographies of Representative Citizens: History of Michigan, 1881
- The Indians of Washtenaw County, Michigan
by W. B. Hinsdale, 1927
- John Allen and the Founding of Ann Arbor,
by Russell E. Bidlack, 1962
- The Making of the University of Michigan, 1817-1992
by Howard Henry Peckham, 1997
- Past and Present of Washtenaw County, Michigan, by Samuel W. Beakes, Together with Biographical Sketches of Many of its Prominent and Leading Citizens and Illustrious Dead.
by Samuel Willard Beakes, 1906
- Portrait and Biographical Album of Washtenaw County, Michigan, Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens, Together with Biographies of all the Governors of the State, and of the Presidents of the United States,1891
- Some of the early homes of Ann Arbor, Michigan written by Cornelia E. Corselius, illustrated by Lucy E. Chapin. 1909
- The story of our city & its schools : with a survey of the settlement & school system of the West,
edited by Andrew Ten Brook, 1895
- A Third Volume Devoted to Washtenaw County [Mich.],
edited by Byron Alfred Finney, 1924