Welcome to the Detroit Historical Society's Oral and Written History Archive

The Detroit Historical Society's mission is to tell Detroit's stories and why they matter. Here, we let Detroiters do the talking.

This archive is free and open to all. 

Please use it. We encourage you to browse the collection and hear new perspectives. 

The oral history team is currently collecting oral and written histories about Detroit's neighborhoods and the current Covid-19 Pandemic. 

If you have a story you would like to share, we would be happy to hear it!

Please visit the project pages for more information.

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Detroit's Skyline c. 1940

  

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