Michigan City Public Library
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      Michigan City History: Selected Books and Materials



 

General Histories | Atlases and Maps | Memoirs & Biographies | Washington Park, Lakeshore & Marina | Businesses | Churches | Schools | In War


General Histories

Then & Now: 100 Years of Trivia & Truth
by Michigan City Public Library
Indiana Collection (in-library use only)
Call Number: 027.477291 M582T

Canada, Michigan City, Indiana: The Story of a Neighborhood
Researched and compiled by Gloria D. Arndt
Indiana Collection, Genealogy Collection (in-library use only)
Call Number: 977.291 C16

A Twentieth Century History and Biographical Record of La Porte County, Indiana
E.D. Daniels
Indiana Collection (in-library use only)
Call Number: 977.291 D2287

Early History of Michigan City, Indiana
Indiana Collection (in-library use only)
Call Number: 977.291 EA76

A Little Bit of History Series: Books One-Six
Adult Nonfiction, Indiana Collection
Call Number: 977.291 L721

Michigan City: The First 150 Years
Layout and design by Joe Pixler and Thom Christman; production by Jerry Weiss
Adult Nonfiction, Indiana Collection
Call Number 977.291 M582

Michigan City, Indiana
Produced for the Michigan City Area Chamber of Commerce
Indiana Collection (in-library use only)
Call Number: 977.291 M5822

Michigan City Illustrated: Historical, Descriptive and Biographical: The Evening News' Review of a Half Century's Advance
Indiana Collection, Genealogy Collection (in-library use only)
Call Number: 977.291 M5824

Michigan City, Indiana Centennial Celebration: 1833-1933
by Phil T. Sprague
Indiana Collection (in-library use only) Call Number: 977.291 M5826

Michigan City
by RoseAnna Mueller
Adult Nonfiction, Indiana Collection
Call Number: 977.291 M887M

History of the Trail Creek Region
by Elizabeth M. Munger
Indiana Collection (in-library use only)
Call Number: 977.291 M924H

Michigan City's First Hundred Years
by Elizabeth M. Munger
Indiana Collection, Genealogy Collection (in-library use only)
Call Number: 977.291 M924M

Michigan City, Indiana: The Life of a Town
by Gladys Bull Nicewarner
Adult Nonfiction, Indiana Collection
Call Number: 977.291 N514M

History of Michigan City, Indiana (available on Google Books)
by Rollo B. Oglesbee and Albert Hale
Indiana Collection, Genealogy Collection (in-library use only)
Call Number: 977.291 OG5H 1908

Our Heritage: The Making of a Community (full text on library web site)
Indiana Collection (in-library use only)
Call Number: 977.291 Ou7

Pictorial History of Michigan City, Indiana: 1675-1992
Edited by Elwin G. Greening
Adult Nonfiction, Indiana Collection, Genealogy Collection
Call Number: 977.291 P589

The Portable LaPorte County (full text on library web site)
by Laurie Radke
Adult Nonfiction, Indiana Collection
Call Number: 977.291 P83

Michigan City Beach Communities: Sheridan, Long Beach, Duneland, Michiana Shores
by Barbara Stodola
Adult Nonfiction, Indiana Collection
Call Number: 977.291 ST64M

See also: Indiana City/County/Area Histories on Microfilm


Atlases & Maps

Insurance Maps of La Porte, 1907: La Porte County, Indiana. Atlas Case, Insurance 1907

Combined Atlases of La Porte County, Indiana, 1874, 1892, 1907, 1921 and Plat Book, 1892. Atlas Case, La Porte

An Illustrated Historical Atlas of LaPorte Co., Indiana. Compiled, Drawn & Published from Personal Examinations & Surveys by Higgins, Belden & Co., Chicago. Atlas Case, La Porte 1874

LaPorte County, Indiana: Geo. A. Ogle & Co's Standard Atlas. Compiled and Published by Geo. A. Ogle & Co. Atlas Case, La Porte 1921

LaPorte County, Indiana Plat Book. Years 1958, 1969-70, 1971, 1973, 1978, 1978-9, 1984, 1988, 1994, 1998, 2003, 2007, and 2009. Indiana Collection, 977.291 L3179

Official Street Index Book of La Porte County. Indiana Collection, 977.291 OF2

Michigan City Indiana Directory Including Taxpayers for La Porte County and LaPorte Indiana City Directory Including LaPorte County Taxpayers (click here for holdings). Indiana Collection

Map of Long Beach. Atlas Case

Michigan City, Indiana, January 1884 (Sanborn Insurance Map). Atlas Case, Insurance 1884

Index to Atlas of Michigan City, Indiana. Atlas Case, Michigan City

Index to Atlas of Michigan City & Suburbs, Indiana. Michigan City Real Estate Board, Inc. Atlas Case, Michigan City 1960

Index to La Porte County (IN) Tract Book. Compiled by Fern Eddy Schultz. Genealogy Collection, LaPorte County Index

LaPorte - Winamac Land Office Entries, 1833-1855. Tract Books Transcribed by Barbara S. Wolfe; Data Compiled by Helen Morrison. Genealogy Collection, LaPorte County LaPorte

See also: Land Records, Sanborn Maps, and City Directories

Memoirs & Biographies

Hemp: The Life and Times of Rhinehart C. Fedder
Narrated by Stewart McDonnell
Nonfiction DVDs
Call Number: 977.291 H377

Michigan City Historical Society, Inc., Biographies
Genealogy Room (in-library use only)
Call Number: Michigan City Michigan

A Twentieth Century History and Biographical Record of La Porte County, Indiana
E.D. Daniels
Indiana Collection (in-library use only)
Call Number: 977.291 D2287

Michigan City Illustrated: Historical, Descriptive and Biographical: The Evening News' Review of a Half Century's Advance
Indiana Collection, Genealogy Collection (in-library use only)
Call Number: 977.291 M5824

Michigan City in 1836: Western Travel of Harriet Martineau...
by Harriet Martineau
Indiana Collection (in-library use only)
Call Number: 977.291 M366M

Never a Dull Moment: Memoirs of Youth
by Carter H. Manny
Indiana Collection (in-library use online)
977.291 M316N

Reminiscences of a Small Town Curmudgeon: or, My Home Town
by Carter Hugh Manny
Indiana Collection (in-library use only)
Call Number: 977.291 M316R

Oral History of Carter Manny
Indiana Collection (in-library use only)
Call Number: 929.2 OR1

From Oak Hill to the Patch: Memoirs
by Charles Wise
Adult Nonfiction, Indiana Collection
Call Number: 977.291 W754F

See also: Oral history collection


Washington Park, Lakeshore & Marina

Harbors, Michigan City, Indiana, and St. Joseph, Michigan: Letter from the Secretary of War
Indiana Collection (in-library use only)
Call Number: 386.8 H214

Michigan City Beach Communities: Sheridan, Long Beach, Duneland, Michiana Shores
by Barbara Stodola
Adult Nonfiction, Indiana Collection
Call Number: 977.291 ST64M

Michigan City Lighthouse: Guardians of Lake Michigan
by Steven D. Elve
Adult Nonfiction, Indiana Collection
Call Number: 977.291 EL86M

Michigan City Marinas
by Jonita Davis
Adult Nonfiction, Indiana Collection
Call Number: 977.291 D294M

Michigan City's Washington Park
by Jonita Davis
Adult Nonfiction, Indiana Collection
Call Number: 977.291 D294MI

Old Lighthouse Museum News
Indiana Collection (in-library use only)
Call Number: 977.291 OL1


Businesses

Michigan City Paper Box Company: 1904-2004
Compiled by Arlene Tarasick
Indiana Collection (in-library use only)
Call Number: 338.761676 M582


Churches

First Congregational Church, Michigan City, Indiana, Directory
Compiled by John P. Schlarb
Genealogy Collection (in-library use only)
Call Number: Michigan City First

First United Methodist Church, Michigan City, Indiana: Sesquicentennial Edition 1832-1984
Genealogy Collection (in-library use only)
Call Number: Michigan City First

Golden Jubilee of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Michigan City, Indiana
Genealogy Collection (in-library use only)
Call Number: Michigan City Golden

St. John's United Church of Christ History: Dated from Its Beginning 1856 to the Year 1968
Facts assembled and compiled by Ralph E. Schacht
Genealogy Collection (in-library use only)
Call Number: Michigan City Schacht

St. Mary's of the Immaculate Conception Church, 1867-1992
Genealogy Collection (in-library use only)
Call Number: Michigan City St. Mary's

St. Paul Lutheran Church, Michigan City, Indiana
Genealogy Collection (in-library use only)
Call Number: Michigan City St. Paul

The Treasures of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Michigan City, IN
Researched and compiled by Patricia Gruse Harris
Genealogy Collection (in-library use only)
Call Number: Michigan City Treasures

Yearbook and Church Directory, Calvary Baptist Church, Michigan City, Indiana
Genealogy Collection (in-library use only)
Call Number: Michigan City Yearbook

A Goodly Heritage, 1876-1962
Indiana Collection (in-library use only)
Call Number: 277.7291 G619

See also: Church records


Schools

A History of Central School, Michigan City, Indiana
by Darlene Hammon
Indiana Collection (in-library use only)
Call Number: 379.77291 H185H

Centennial History of Catholic Education: Michigan City, Indiana 1886-1986
by Patricia Gruse Harris
Indiana Collection (in-library use only)
Call Number: 371.07 H243C

Hey, We're Red Devils: The History of Red Devil Basketball, 1958-1984
by Dennis Edgington
Adult Nonfiction, Indiana Collection
Call Number: 796.32362 ED37H

Sports Pictorial of Elston High School and Michigan City High School
by Bill Allen, Sports history editor
Adult Nonfiction, Indiana Collection
Call Number: 796.042 SP67

See also: Yearbooks


In War

Camp Anderson, 1863-1864: Michigan City's Civil War Camp
by RoseAnna Mueller
Adult Nonfiction, Indiana Collection
Call Number: 977.291 M887M

Michigan City Residents Killed in Action, Vietnam
Genealogy Collection (in-library use only)
Call Number: Michigan City Michigan

See also: Military records