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*ALCONA County

 Remembrances from the Last Teacher at Bailey School

by Alexina Broadwood Jack, Alcona Historical Society, 2007, 12st ed., unpaged

September 15, 2007, Program provided at the Centennial Celebration of Bailey School Anniversary, 1907-2007

Memories written by the last teacher of the One-room school at Sturgeon Point Museum in Alcona County, Michigan

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*ALLEGAN County

 One-room County Schools of Allegan County

 Allen County Historical Society published 2019, David Thompson and Keith Behm

 104-pages, B&W photos. 4 libraries own this, Available

History of Base Line School, District No 3f, Cheshire Township, Allegan County, MI

Pearson, Alan L, 39 pages, 1948, UNAVAILABLE

 A 20th Century History of Allegan County, Michigan 2022

Thomas, Henry Franklin

History of Watson Township, Allegan County Michigan

History of Eastern Allegan County 1988

Lane, Kit

History of Allegan and Barry Counties, Michigan 1880

 History of Casco Township, Allegan County Michigan, pages 144, Jeanne Hallgren, 1996

Portrait and Biographical record of Kalamazoo, Allegan and Van Buren Counties, MI

Published by Chapman Brothers, 2022

*ARENAC County

One-room country schools, Arenac County, Michigan 

 Edited by Marie Bauer & Friends of Arenac County Historical Society, 1992, 4 vols. Illus, Maps

 Contents: Adams, Mason, Arenac, Turner & Moffat Townships v. 2, Clay Township

v. 3, Deep Rive, Lincoln and Standish Townships v. 4, Sims and Whitney Townships

3 libraries own this, Available

*BARRY County

Michigan Schoolhouse: Survey II, Barry County Association of Retired School Personnel 

1998, 1 library owns this, UNAVAILABLE

*BARAGA County

The History of L’Anse Township by The American History Class of L’Anse High School 

192 pages, Available

*BERRIEN County

Buchanan One-Room Schoolhouses 

Craw, Kay (Wile) 2012, 83 pages, & 99 pages, Illus, 2nd ed. UNAVAILABLE

Michigan One-Room Schoolhouses 25th reunion Committee

Craw, Kay and Holmes, Don. Buchanan, 109 pages, UNAVAILABLE

Sharing Memories: "Rural Schools" 

13 One-Room Schools in Berrien Township and North Niles Township including Fairland, Berrien County MI

 Compiled by Rural One-Room Schools Committee, Published 2002-03. 160 p. Illus, Maps. 5 copies, Available

Schools: Electric Light, Fairland, Hand, Hatfield, Liberty, Long Lake, Maple Grove,

 Oak Grove, Pucker Street, Rangeline, & St. Joe Valley #4 & #5

The early history of Elm Valley School, District No.8, Weesaw Township, Berrien County 

John l. Wirth, Author, 2005, Albuquerque, NM  40 pages, Illus, Maps 

1 Michigan library, Unavailable

*CASS County

 School records: Fabius School, District #3f, Newberg Township, Cass County, Michigan 1842-1903 

Decatur MI 2002 unpaged, 1 library owns this UNAVAILABLE

"School district record for district no. 3 fractional, township of Newberg, Fabius, county of Cass and State of Michigan designed to establish a uniform system of keeping the records of the district and intended to be used in connection with Adam's system of school registers. The who arranged according to the late school laws, (1864) of the state of Michigan, and under the advice and supervision of Hon. John M. Gregory, superintendent of public instruction, by Oliver Adams, Chicago: Adams, Blackmer & Lyon, 1865."

School record: James School, District #7, Calvin Township, Cass County, Michigan 1919-1923 

Decatur MI, 2001 unpaged, UNAVAILABLE

"Red Line series" of School and Township Records, in strict conformity with the present school laws

Chicago: M. A. Donohue & Company."

School record: Warner School, District #6, Volinia Township, Cass County, Michigan 1867-1906

Decatur MI, 2001 unpaged, 1 library owns this, UNAVAILABLE

Porter Township One-Room Schoolhouses 

44 pages, 2009 UNAVAILABLE

Cass County One-Room Schools

Hartman, Kenneth, compiler, Dowagiac, MI 2000

Townships: Calvin, Howard, Jefferson, LaGrange, Marcellus, Mason, Milton, Newberg, Ontwa, Penn,

Pokagon, Porter, S.C., Volinia, & Wayne County, 1 Michigan library owns this, UNAVAILABLE

Teacher's register Allegheny School, district 5, Penn Township, Cass County, Michigan

Decatur, MI, 2002, 1887-1917, Unpublished

*CHIPPEWA County

 1919: Island schoolmarm, memories of the One-Room Schools on the St. Mary’s River

 Kabatek, Anna B, Illus, 1996, 4 Libraries own this, Available

*CLINTON County

 One-Room School: A brief history of the rural schools of Clinton, MI 

Summers, Wayne C, St. Johns, MI, Genealogist of the Clinton County Historical Society, 2005

 125 pages, Maps, B&W photos, 7 libraries own this, Available

Contents: Brief history of every school district known to have operated in Clinton County. Many contain photographs and memory stories which have been selected to give a flavor of what attending a One-room school was like

*DICKINSON County

Dickinson County, Michigan: From earliest times through the twenties

Unknown Binding – January 1, 1991

by William John Cummings (Author), Publisher ‏ : ‎ Dickinson County Board of Commissioners; Limited 1st edition (January 1, 1991)

432 pages, ISBN-10 : ‎ 0963164015, ISBN-13 :‏  ‎ 978-0963164018

 

 

*EATON County

Rural Schools of Eaton County, Michigan/Eaton County Historical Commission

Charlotte, MI 2015, 352 pages, Illus, Maps and 1 DVD 3 libraries own this, Available

The three Rs, 'reading,’ 'ritin' and 'rithmetic, were taught in Eaton County’s country schools from the 1850s to the 1960s,

along with geography, civics, hygiene, and the Palmer Method of handwriting. This book contains the stories of those

Eaton County schools and the rural people who placed the education of their children as a high priority by building a school

within walking distance. Ring the school bell, play a game of tag, join the school board at their meetings

and help us to honor a special era in the education of American scholars for over a century

*HOUGHTON County

Houghton Lake One-Room School featured in the newspaper 

Lake Union Herald 1974, v.66, Feb 5, pages 11-23, 7TH Day Adventist

1 library owns this, UNAVAILABLE​​​

History of the Hancock Public Schools: Where futures are formed: Echoes of a School

Maki, Wilbert B, 40 pages, Illus, 1992, 2 libraries own copies, UNAVAILABLE

*HURON County

Schools of Yesteryears, Vol I. Purdyville Publishing 2008

Stein, Janis, 211 pages, Illus, Ports, Maps

Sand Beach and Sherman Townships, 1ST Ed, 8 libraries own this, Available

A follow up study of rural K-8 One-Room School graduates within the Huron Intermediate School District

Micklash, Kenneth J. Author, 1986, 50 pages, Illus, 1 Library owns this, Unavailable

Those days at Gore School

A. Russell Hurd, 1914-2007. Michigan, 2010, unpaged

A poem of memories in a One-room schoolhouse on the shore of Lake Huron, Port Hope, MI

*INGHAM County

Bicentennial History of Ingham County, Michigan 

Ford, Stevans Ceasar, Bicentennial project, c. 1976, 422 pages, Illus

Chapter 20, pages 347-359,  Readin' - 'Ritin' - 'Rithmatic

(Information on Ingham County One-Room Schools

A History of the Haslett-Lake Lansing Area, Meridian Township, Ingham County, Michigan

Raphael, Evelyn Huber, Mason, MI: INCO Graphic. 3rd ed. c. 1992.

120 pages, Illus. pages 19-25 on The School

*IONIA County

History of Ionia County 

2 vol set, Completed by Rev. E. E. Branch, 604 pages there is a 2018 repairing

*IRON County

Mansfield Township Centennial, 1891-1991 / Mansfield Memories Committee

Books/Magazines | printed by Globe Printing, Inc. | 1991.  Chair Patricia Dishaw

*ISABELLA County

Yesterday’s School kids of Isabella County: A photographic history of rural One-Room Schools in Isabella County

Westbrook, Jack R., and Sherry S. Sonseller, ORSB Publishing 2009

238 pages, Maps, Photographs. 1 library own this title, Available

*KALAMAZOO County

Memories of Gourdneck Prairie/Webber School 

Roberts, Millard, Vicksburg Historical Society, p.198, 15 pages, Illus

1 Michigan library owns this, UNAVAILABLE

"Gourdneck Prairie School, or School District No. 6, was built in 1870

on land given for that purpose by Robert and Oscillar Frakes

Located in the northwest quarter of Section 14, Schoolcraft Township

it was primarily known as Webber School in later years due to its proximity to the Henry Webber farm

located just to the north in the southwest quarter of Section 11

Millard Roberts lived with his family on a farm located on the southwest corner

of Portage Road and "W" Avenue in section 22 of Schoolcraft Township."

Vicksburg Community School yearbook 1900-2000 

Foreword by Superintendent Pat Reeves, Vicksburg, MI 2000

3 Michigan libraries own this, Not Available

Vicksburg's first schools - schools and consolidation -

Growth and development - superintendents - Academics and student life

Comstock District No. 9: A memoir of a One-Room School 1945-1953

Crosby, Janet, Kalamazoo, MI  2014, 16 pages, Illus, 1 library owns this, UNAVAILABLE

*KENT County

 Growing up in Sparta and other adventures: An autobiography

 Buege, Larry, Gastrapod publishers, 2022, 221 pages, Photos, 1 library owns, Available

*LENAWEE County

Lenawee Schools 1976 

Editors, Harriet Fields, Cynthia Mowrey, Material provided by the Lenawee Intermediate School District 1976

Sequel to the Little Red School House Foundation of Lenawee County, 2 libraries own copies, UNAVAILABLE

Pathways to Knowledge: The foundation and growth of Adrian Public Schools 1828-1988 

pages 168, Illus, Photos, Appendices, Bibliography, 1991, 1 library owns this item, AVAILABLE

A combination of two books: 112 YEARS OF ADRIAN PUBLIC SCHOOL HISTORY by Ruth Sherman, 1828-1940; and

THE CHALLENGE OF EXCELLENCE: ADRIAN PUBLIC SCHOOLS 1940-1988 by Diane Henningfeld

Early Adrian, Adrian: American Association of University Women 

 Klinger, Mildred (Chair), 2nd Rev. ed. 1999, 116 pages, Illus, Photos

1 library owns this, Available

*LIVINGSTON County

Fleming school collection 1986-ongoing

No copies currently Available, 1 library owns this

This collection contains a history of the Fleming School, a country school in Livingston County, Michigan that started circa 1880.

The Fleming School Agency, Inc. has restored the building, and the school is listed on the Michigan State Register of Historic Sites

The collection includes photographs, minutes of the agency, state proposal and newspaper articles

Combined 1976 Howell bicentennial history

 3 parts, vols. 1-3, 1995 update, 1 library has a copy, UNAVAILABLE

The Howell Bicentennial History 1776-1976 (Part 1 of 3) Pages 1-222

The Howell Bicentennial History 1776-1976 (Part 2 of 3) Pages 223-421

The Howell Bicentennial History 1776-1976 (Part 3 of 3) Pages 422-448 plus index

Fleming School collection 1986-Ongoing

No copies currently Available

This collection contains a history of the Fleming School, a country school in Livingston County, Michigan that started circa 1880. The Fleming School Agency, Inc. has restored the building, and the school is listed on the Michigan State Register of Historic Sites. The collection includes photographs, minutes of the agency, state proposal and newspaper articles

Hale School Collection, 1903-1957

Hale School, Howell, Michigan, No copies currently Available

The Hale School was located at the corner of Marr and Oak Grove Road in Howell Township, Livingston County, Michigan. It was a school. This collection contains teachers' souvenir presentations for 1903, 1909, 1910 and 1911 with teachers' and students' names; insurance policies; teachers' contracts; school lease; treasurer's bond receipt; attendance records; budgets; miscellaneous papers; tax reports; receipts, tax allocation; and social security information

Genoa School #6 Ledgers, 1867-1900, Livingston County 

1 Michigan library owns this, Unavailable

The collection contains ledgers, pupils grading 1866 to 1869, pupils record 1903 to 1912, pupils record 1924 to 1926,

pupils record 1919 to 1924, account book 1867 to 1910, director's meetings 1868 to 1894, and 

1889 to 1905, teachers’ contract book, 1884 to 1906, and acceptance of office booklet

Howell History Michigan 

1976, 236 pages of history and photo

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