|Mackinac State Historic Parks maintains a library of books, research files, photos, maps and microfilm on Mackinac history. The materials are accessible at the Petersen Center Library in Mackinaw City. The library is open to serious researchers by appointment, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. It is a non-circulating research library, not a general collection. Appointments should be made at least two weeks in advance. Use of the library is free of charge.|
Dr. Eugene Petersen, director of the Mackinac Island State Park Commission 1958-1985, reviewing manuscript material.
Research requests must include the specific topic or topics being investigated to allow staff to prepare any necessary materials. All researchers must complete a research form. Researchers will be provided with access to the book card catalog, microfilm collections and photo files. Microfilm copying and photocopying of printed materials is available at twenty cents per copy.
Due to limited staffing levels, we are unable to conduct extensive general research requests. However, we will do quick reference checks to determine if we have a resource to help determine whether it would be beneficial to schedule a research visit.
All inquiries are coordinated through:
Brian Jaeschke, Registrar
Mackinac State Historic Parks
PO Box 873
Mackinaw City, MI 49701