Is that the sun I see outside the archive window? It is! Geez, the temperature is going above 32 degrees again and the sidewalk to the archive is absolutely clear and dry. Just what excuse is keeping you from visiting? Just in case you are thinking about stirring from your long winter hibernation we are open Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon, and for those who have to work for a living we are open Sunday afternoons from 12:00 noon until 3:00 pm. If you need directions just call me at the archives at 482–4990 or at home at 572–0437.
The archives have been particularly active this winter with people looking to find their roots in Ypsilanti. Genealogy has become the number one passion of visitors to the archives. Closely following the genealogists are the historical home and property owners and their search for pictures and stories of homes and businesses. We have enjoyed many of their individual stories about family histories and look forward to yours!
If you have pictures of Ypsilanti homes, businesses or area geographical sights we would really appreciate a copy of them here in the archives. We are also in need of any and all pre-1930 city directories of Ypsilanti and surrounding cities.
Thank you to our volunteers who share their time and knowledge to further the goals of the archives. Marcia Phillips in particular has been instrumental in organizing and keeping our preservation efforts on track and Tom Crocker has been doing a lot of research. Thank you, we really appreciate your work! Special thanks to our contributors: Ms. Gloria Worrel gave us two MSN Auroras in great shape for the years 1915 and 1917. Also contributed were two World War I helmets, one American and one French, and some ephemera from World War II by Mr. Dennis Becker. The helmets will eventually be in the museum displays this next year. Thank you for thinking of us!