Recently, Kenneth Merique, one of PGSM’s founding members has donated his personal scrapbook collection to the Burton Historical Library.
For more than 40 years, Ken has collected newspaper articles and printed materials with historical and/or genealogical significance. The documents contain church histories and jubilee celebrations, people of note, historical events, and celebrations including 100+ year birthdays, 50+ wedding anniversaries, families with four or more generations living, and much more.
The collection of articles, published in the Detroit News, Free Press, Michigan Catholic, Hamtramck Citizen, and many others, focus primarily with the City of Detroit and the surrounding areas, but is not limited to this area alone.
A group of dedicated PGSM volunteers has created a searchable index of these articles and materials, making the collection accessible. The collection of materials - housed at the Burton Historical Collection - is accessible during normal business hours of the main branch of the Detroit Public Library on Woodward Avenue.
Visit the "Public Database Section" of the website to begin your search.
We hope you enjoy searching this wonderful resource.