Today in History: Michigan

Today in History–January 26–the Library of Congress features Michigan, which joined the Union as the twenty-sixth state on this day in 1837. The name Michigan is derived from a Native American word Michigama, meaning great water. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to learn more about the culture and history of the “Great Lake State” through the review of primary sources.

Michigan stories from America’s Library

Michigan primary source set with Teacher’s Guide

Michigan maps

Pictorial Americana: Selected images of Michigan

More Michigan images

Michigan sheet music

Michigan oral histories

Michigan books & articles

Michigan historical newspapers

Michigan legislation

Michigan Guide to Law Online

More U.S. state primary source collections