Index of African-Americans 
Listed in Local and Michigan Newspapers
That are Found at the Grand Rapids Public Library
1830-1935

    The information was abstracted from the local Grand Rapids Newspapers and other Michigan newspapers by Professor Carl Bajema.  The information was placed in 9 three-ring binders and placed in the Local History Department of the Grand Rapids Public Library - Main Branch.  These records cover a time period from 1830 - 1935.

    A index was made by Evelyn Sawyer.  This index is on our site with a brief description of the article.  To find out exactly what the article contains you will need to contact the Grand Rapids Public Library.    localhis@grpl.org.

A-B,  Ca-CoCr-CuD,  E-F,  G,  H-I,  J-K-LM,
N-O,  P,  Q-RS,  T-U-V-W-X-Y-Z

Newspaper Sources

   The following are the headings:

Main Entry = This is the column that is alphabetized.  The information under this heading includes categories, locations, personal names and organization names.  The categories are: Advertisement, Black, Civil War, Crime, Education, Emancipation, Entertainment, Event, Incident, Military, Miscellaneous, Organization, Political, Race Problem, Railroad, Religion, Slavery, Sports, Underground Railroad and Women.

Ethnic =  AA = African-American,  IN = Indian,  CH = Chinese,  JP = Japanese
Name =  y = name,  n = no name
Title = A short discription of what the article contains
Source = The code for the newspaper in which the article was located
News Date = The date the article was found in the newspaper
Date = The month and day the article was found.
Year = The year the article was found.
Volume = The volume in which the article is located in the 3-ring binders at the Grand Rapids Public
                   Library
Page = The page on which the article is located in the 3-ring binders at the Grand Rapids Public Library


Created: 21 June 2003
URL: http://kent.migenweb.net/ethnic/AfrAmer/index.html