historical archives


The public archives are located in the basement of the museum. The main entrance is on the North side of the museum. You may park in the museum parking lot or in the church lot across the street.


The Archives are open Tuesday - Sunday from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm except on national holidays.


Serious historians and researchers, who need additional times or days, should call the Archives at (734) 217-8236 or email yhs.archives@gmail.com to make further arrangements.

Collections in the YHS Archives

The YHS Archives contains the following collections related to people and places in Ypsilanti's history.
  • Atlas
  • Bible – Family
  • Black History
  • Book – Early Education
  • Book – Local History
  • Business
  • Cemetery
  • Church
  • City & Township
  • Civil Docket
  • Criminal Docket Diary
  • Education
  • Directory – City & County
  • Family
  • Family History Capers
  • General Subject
  • Gleanings
  • Location - Street
  • Map
  • Michigan Pioneer
  • Newspaper
  • News Clippings
  • Obituary
  • Organization
  • Photograph
  • Postcard
  • Tax Assessment Rolls
  • Telephone Directory
  • Willow Run
  • Yearbook - Education
  • Ypsilanti Government
  • Veterans Project

Digital Photo Archives Project

The Digital Photo Archives Project is a cooperative venture between the Ypsilanti Historical Society and the University of Michigan Digital Library System.

When completed the collection will contain approximately 5,000 photographs dating from the 1850s to the present. Images included cover people, buildings, homes, events, celebrations and other subjects. 

Use of photos from the Photo Archives is free. Ypsilanti Historical Society credit is expected when photos are used publicly. 
digital photo archives

220 North Huron St.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 217-8236
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MUSEUM hours

Tue - Sun 2 PM to 5 PM
Mon & Major Holidays

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MUSEUM hours

Tue - Sun 2 PM to 5 PM
Mon & Major Holidays

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