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J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library

Michigan Documents

What is a Michigan Document?


The Michigan Document Collection consists of information published by Michigan's executive, legislative and judicial branches. Some Michigan Documents date back to the Territorial era, before Michigan achieved Statehood, and are important resources when learning about the growth and development of the State of Michigan. 

Michigan Tech Van Pelt & Opie Library holds physical copies of Michigan Documents dating to 2006. At this time, the Library of Michigan began digitizing their publications. If you are unable to find a digital record of a Michigan Document, please visit the J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library catalog to locate physical copies. 

Types of Documents in this collection include, but are not limited to:

  • House & Senate Journals
  • Reports by Michigan Agencies & Commissions
  • Issue Papers
  • Legislation, Acts & Resolutions
  • Compiled Laws & Municipal Codes
  • Fiscal Analyses
  • Maps & Geological Surveys

How are Michigan Documents Used?

Michigan Documents are used most often as reference and research tools. Many types of information found in Michigan Documents may include relevant information for various fields of study:

Geology: Maps and Geological Surveys

History: Records (i.e. of servicemembers), Issue Papers, Surveys, Directories

Policy/Law: Legal reports, House & Senate Journals, Acts & Resolutions, Compiled Laws

Economy: Fiscal Analyses, Budgets

Michigan Legislature Website

1996 - PRESENT


MI Constitution
MI Compiled Laws
House Journal

Senate Journal
Public Acts
Legislative Analysis
Committee Records
Fiscal Analysis