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Headstones of Saginaw County

Welcome to the Headstones of Saginaw County Collection.  A special thank you goes out to John and Betty Mayer and the Saginaw County Genealogical Society, who are responsible for the photography and organization of the photos in this collection.  Through their diligence and hard work we are able to bring you photographed headstones …

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Headstones of Saginaw County

Goodridge Brothers

The Goodridge Brothers were among the first African American photographers to operate professionally in the nation. Begun by Glenalvin Goodridge in York, PA in 1847 and continued by his younger brothers, Wallace and William in Saginaw, MI between 1864 and 1922, the Goodridge Brothers Photography Studio was internationally renowned for …

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Goodridge Brothers

Voorheis-Hemmeter Family Collection

The Voorheis-Hemmeter Photograph Collection was generously donated by Marilyn Martin in honor of her mother, Ruth Ohland Martin.  Both the Hemmeter and Voorheis Families have had their family roots established within the Saginaw Community for several generations.

Voorheis-Hemmeter Family Collection

Saginaw Postcard Collection

The Saginaw Postcard Collection contains a wide variety of images that covers a range of subjects and illustrates both the historical and the mundane in Saginaw County. Each postcard is an advertisement for Saginaw, displaying architectural and natural beauty, intellectual and industrial opportunity, and a cultural and religious …

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Saginaw Postcard Collection

William B. Mershon Family Collection

Born in 1856 in East Saginaw, William Butts Mershon witnessed and participated in the lumbering era from its infancy, through its prosperity and into its decline. Along with his brother, Edward Clark Mershon, he took over his father's planing mill, renaming the business "W. B. Mershon & Co." and expanding until his mill, later …

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William B. Mershon Family Collection

About the collections



Through the generosity and vision of one of Saginaw’s greatest library benefactors, the Public Libraries of Saginaw proudly presents the Maxwell K. Pribil Digital History Collection.  Mr. Pribil left a grand legacy to the library in the form of the Maxwell K. Pribil Hoyt Library Trust, and believed that libraries are “an important part of the intellectual life and vitality of a community and are a place for young and old to broaden their horizons”.   The library is pleased to honor Mr. Pribil by naming this important and valuable research tool after him.

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