Archives and Research


  • Northville City Directories: 1895, 1927-35, ‘46, ’56, ‘58, ‘60, ‘68, ’70, ’75-’79, 2006-09
  • General histories: Michigan, Wayne, and Oakland County, surrounding communities
  • Michigan Pioneer Collections
  • Antiques, historic renovation, Victorian life, Architecture, Fashions, Interiors, etc.
  • Stinson
  • Ford

Publications by Northville area residents

  • Early Northville - by Laura Smyth Hixson
  • Northville: the First Hundred Years - by Jack W. Hoffman
  • Northville, Michigan - by Barbara G. Louie
  • Northville High School: A History
  • Postcard Album - by Francis P. Gazlay
  • Welcome to Historic Mill Race Village - by Francis P. Gazlay
  • Step By Step Through Northville: Four Walking Tours - by Barbara G. Louie and Diane Rockall
  • This is Dr. Atchison - by Bill Sliger
  • Revelations of the Rouge River - by Julie Fountain
  • Town One South, Northville Poems – Kathleen Ripley Leo
  • Northville Township…from the beginning - Northville Township Foundation

Cemetery Records

Knapp, Oakwood, Rural Hill, Thayer, Waterford, Yerkes


Michigan History Magazine


Historical and current

Mill Race Quarterly

1974 to present, plus index

Archival Collection

Archival Collection contains original historical documents

Mill Race Village History

Photo albums and scrapbooks

Northville Record

Obituaries, birth, and wedding files
Microfilm: 1869 to present, some indexes

Donor Boxes

  • Pictures, photographs, advertising, memorabelia
  • Family histories
  • Correspondence
  • Northville businesses
  • Journals

Oral History Project

Audio tapes and transcriptions of interviews of over 90 Northville citizens

Census Records

1820 to 1920 on microfilm

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Hard copies and microfilm

Northville Historic District Report


Address and Business Files

Scrap Books