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Local History

Compiled by Monica Brady, ROPL Library Science Intern Project, 2011.

Important items and subjects in this collection are:

  • Annual reports
  • Atlases of both southern and northern Oakland County, 1860-1963 (not all years available)
  • Blueprints and development plans for I-696
  • Blueprints and development plans for downtown Royal Oak in the 1990s
  • Cemeteries
  • Churches
  • City Elections
  • City Finance
  • City Planning
  • Coughlin, Charles Edward
  • Daily Tribune, January 27, 1877-June 30, 2007
  • Dondero, George A.
  • Downtown Development
  • Fredericks, Marshall
  • Kevorkian, Jack
  • Laws and Ordinances
  • Library, Royal Oak Public
  • Liquor Licensing
  • Oakland County census data
  • Officials
  • Organizations
  • Parker Family
  • Parking
  • Schools
  • Social Justice, March 20, 1936-April 13, 1942
  • Starr Family & Homes
  • Streets
  • Tax assessment rolls
  • Transportation
  • Voter Registration (women voters), 1912-1919
  • War Work, 1917-1918, 1941-1945
  • Zoning

Part I: Clippings and Articles—Local History—RO

  • Animal Shelter
  • Annexation
  • Anniversary
  • Annual Reports
  • Art and Artists
    • 1930-1969
    • 1970-1979
    • 1980-1989
    • 1990-1999
    • 2000-
  • Audit
  • Authors (see also Biography)
  • Biography
    • A
    • B
    • Broomfield
    • Ca-Ch
    • Campbell
    • Ci-Co
    • Codling
    • Cook Family
    • Coughlin, Charles Edward
    • Cr-Cz
    • D
    • Dawkins
    • Dondero, George A.
    • E
    • Eastham, Clark
    • Erb (see also Biography-Kidder)
    • Fa-Fl
    • Flurry, Helen
    • Fo-Fu
    • Fredericks, MarshallG
    • Gardner
    • Goodale, Martha Fall
    • Green (see also Biography-Starr)
    • Grow
    • Ha-Hi
    • Hayward
    • Heber, Malcolm
    • Hilzinger
    • Hj-Hz
    • Hurd
    • I-J
    • K
    • Kevorkian
      • 1987-1990
      • 1991
      • January-August 1992
      • September-December 1992
      • January-August 1993
      • September-December 1993
      • 1994-1995
      • January-April 1996
      • May-December 1996
      • 1997
      • 1998-1999
      • 2000-
    • Knowles
    • La-Le
    • Labbitt
    • Lawson
    • Levy, J.J.
    • Leenhouts, Keith J.
    • Li-Ly
    • Lopez, Carlos
    • Mc/Mac
    • Ma-Mi
    • Miller, Floyd J.
    • Mo-My
    • Morrison
    • N
    • O
    • Pa-Pe
    • Parker
    • Ph-Po
    • Poray
    • Pr-Q
    • Quickstad
    • Ra-RiRenton, F.
    • Ro-Ry
    • Robbins, James Marshall
    • Sa-Se
    • Sh-Sm
    • Smith, Ansley
    • Sn-Sz
    • Sparks
    • Springsteen
    • Starr (see also Biography-Green)
    • T (see also Authors)
    • U-V
    • Wa-We
    • Wh-Wz
    • Williams Family
    • X, Y, Z
  • Budget
    • 1922-1959
    • 1965-2004
    • 2005
    • 2007-2009
  • Buildings
    • 1920-1969
    • 1970-1999
    • 2000-2009
  • Business
    • Undated
    • 1920-1939
    • 1940-1949
    • 1950-1959
    • 1960-1969
    • 1970-1974
    • 1975-1979
    • 1970s-A-H
    • 1970s-I-P
    • 1970s-Q-Z
    • 1980-1989
    • 1980s-A-M
    • 1980s-N-Z
    • 1990-1999
    • 1990s-A-H
    • 1990s-I-P
    • 1990s-Q-Z
    • 2000-
    • 2000s-A-H
    • 2000s-I-P
    • 2000s-Q-Z
  • Cemeteries
  • Censorship
  • Charter
  • Churches
    • Baptist
      • First
    • Catholic
      • St. Dennis
      • St. Mary
      • Shrine of the Little Flower
    • Congregational
      • First
    • Episcopal
      • St. John’s
    • Lutheran
    • Methodist
      • First
    • Presbyterian
      • Christ Memorial
      • First
      • United
    • Salvation Army
  • City Hall
  • City Planning
    • Undated
    • 1940-1959
    • 1960-1989
    • 1990-1999
    • 2000-
    • Master Plan
  • Community Farm Project
  • Civil Service
  • Civilian Defense
  • Community Information Books
  • Consumers Power
  • Courts
  • Crime & Crime Prevention
  • Description & Travel
  • Detroit Edison
  • Detroit Zoological Park
    • 1940-1959
    • 1960-1979
    • 1980-1999
    • 2000-
  • Directories
  • Downtown Development
    • 1950-1979
    • 1980-1989
    • 1990-1999
    • 2000-
  • Draft
  • Drains
  • Drama
  • Dream Cruise
  • Elections
    • Undated & pre-1940
    • 1940-1949
    • 1950-1959
    • 1960-1969
    • 1970-1979
    • 1980-1989
    • 1990-1999
    • 2000-
  • Employees
    • 1920-1989
    • 1990-1999
    • 2000-
  • Events and Expos
    • 1920-1989
    • 1990-1999
    • 2000-
    • AIDS Walk
    • Arts, Beats, and Eats
    • Clay, Glass, and Metal
    • Grand National
    • Oak Apple
    • Outdoor Art Fair
    • Polar Palooza
  • Farmers’ Market
  • Film Industry
  • Finance
    • 1920-1959
    • 1960-1979
    • 1980-1999
    • 2000-
  • Fire Department
    • 1920-1989
    • 1990-
  • Fires and Fire Prevention
  • Grand Trunk
    • 1920-1989
    • 1990-
  • Growth and Improvement
  • Health, Public
  • History
    • Undated & pre1920s
    • 1930-1939
    • 1940-1949
    • 1950-1959
    • 1960-1969
    • 1970-1979
    • 1980-1989
    • 1990-1999
    • 2000-
  • Hobbies
  • Homeless
  • Hospitals
  • Housing
  • Incorporation
  • Landmarks (see also History)
  • Laws and Ordinances
    • 1917-1959
    • 1960-1979
    • 1980-1999
    • 2000-
  • Lawsuits
  • Library, Public
    • 1920s and undated
    • 1930-1939
    • 1940-1949
    • 1950-1959
    • 1960-1969
    • 1970-1979
    • 1980-1989
    • 1990-1999
    • 2000-2009
    • 2010-
    • Displays
    • Filters
    • Friends of
    • Memorial Book Collection
    • Programs
      • Adult
      • Children and Teen
    • Proposed Building
    • Technology
  • Liquor Licensing
  • Lodges
    • Eagles
    • Elks
    • I.O.O.F.
    • Masons
  • Maps
    • 1900-1959
    • 1960-
  • Medical Marijuana
  • Memorial and Honor Roll
  • Memorial Day (see also Oakland County-Memorial Day)
  • Memorial Park
  • Music
  • Musicians
  • Newspapers
    • Daily Tribune
      • 1902-1924
      • 1925-1969
      • 1970-
      • Contests
      • Special Issues (two folders)
    • Experiment
    • Midget
    • Mirror
    • South Oakland Eccentric
  • Officials
    • Pre-1940 and undated
    • 1940-1949
    • 1950-1959
    • 1960-1969
    • 1970-1979
    • 1980-1989
    • 1990-1999
    • 2000-
  • Organizations
    • Pre-1940 and undated
    • 1950-1979
    • 1980-1999
    • 2000-
    • American Legion
    • Arts Council
    • Boys/Girls Club
    • Boys/Girls Club Salter Center
      • 1961-1979
      • 1980-
    • Boy Scouts
    • Business and Professional Women’s Club
    • CampFire Girls
    • Cloud Busters
    • Chamber of Commerce
      • Awards
        • 1930-1979
        • 1980-
      • Newsletter
    • Coin Club
    • Common Ground/Sanctuary
    • Consumers Co-Op
    • D.A.R.
    • Easter Seals
    • Exchange
    • Garden Club
    • Gay Sixties
    • Gilda’s Club
    • Girl Scouts
    • Goodfellows
    • Haven
    • Historical Society
    • Honor Flight
    • Inter-Club Council
    • Jaycees
    • Judson Center
    • Kiwanis
    • League of Women Voters
    • Lions Club
    • Memorial Society
    • Morning Musicale
    • Nature Society
    • Needlework Guild
    • Oakridge Women’s Club
    • Optimist Club
    • Parents of Murdered Children
    • PTA
    • Republican Women’s Club
    • Rotary
    • Royal Oak Youth Assistance
    • Second Horizons
    • Soroptimist
    • VFW
    • Women’s Club
    • Women’s Christian Temperance Union
    • YMCA
  • Parking
  • Parks and Playgrounds
    • Pre-1970 and undated
    • 1970-1979
    • 1980-1989
    • 1990-1999
    • 2000-
  • Pets
  • Physicians
  • Police Department
    • 1920-1979
    • 1980-1999
    • 2000-
  • Politics and Government
    • Pre-1940 and undated
    • 1940-1949
    • 1950-1959
    • 1960-1969
    • 1970-1979
    • 1980-1989
    • 1990-1999
    • 2000-
  • Population
  • Post Office
    • Shootings
  • Post-war Planning
  • Programs
  • Projected Books Fund
  • Property Valuation
  • Public Works
  • Publicity
  • Radio
  • Recreation
  • Red Cross
  • Retirement Plan
  • Salvation Army
  • Schools
    • Pre-1950 and undated
    • 1950-1959
    • 1960-1969
    • 1970-1979
    • 1980-1989
    • 1990-1999
    • 2000-2001
    • 2002-2003
    • 2004-2005
    • 2006-
    • Alternative Education
    • Annual Reports
      • 1990-1991
      • 1991-1992
      • 1993-1994
      • 1995-1996
      • 1996-1997
      • 2000-2001
    • Board of Education
      • 1920-1989
      • 1990-1999
      • 2000-
    • Clara Barton
    • Clubs
    • Colleges
      • Oakland Community College
    • Consolidation and Renovation
    • Curriculum
    • Directories
    • District Administrators
    • District Information and Reports
    • Elementary and Middle
      • Royal Oak Middle School
    • Enrollment
    • Events
    • Finance
      • 1940-1959
      • 1960-1989
      • 1990-1999
      • 2000-
    • High Schools
      • Dondero
        • 1950-1989
        • 1989-2007
      • Kimball
        • 1920-1979
        • 1980-2007
      • Oakridge
      • Royal Oak High School
        • 1920-2000
        • 2001-
    • Music
    • Parochial Schools
      • St. Mary
      • Shrine of the Little Flower
    • Preschools
    • Reunions
    • Scholarships and Awards
    • School Newspapers
    • Sports
    • Survey
    • Teachers
      • Pre-1970 and undated
      • 1970-
    • WOAK
  • Senior Center
  • Service Men
  • South Oakland Shelter
  • Starr Houses
  • Statistics (see also Finance)
  • Streets
    • 1920-1929
    • 1950-1969
    • 1970-1999
    • 2000-
  • Strikes and Labor Troubles
  • Taxes
    • 1800-1929
    • 1930-1969
    • 1970-
  • Taxlands, Delinquent
  • Telephone (see also Business)
    • 1940-1949
    • 1950-
  • Television
  • Theatres
    • 1920-1969
    • 1970-1989
    • 1990-1999
    • 2000-
  • Traffic
  • Transportation
    • 1920-1929
    • 1930-1959
    • 1970-1989
    • 1990-
  • Trees Scrapbook
    • 1930-2008
  • University of Life
    • 1930-2008
  • United States Bicentennial Celebration
  • Vandalism
  • V.E. Day
  • War Bonds
  • War Work
    • 1917-1918 Scrapbook
    • 1941-1945 Civil Defense
    • 1941 Victory Book Campaign
  • Waste Management
    • 1920-
  • Water Quality
  • Water Supply
    • 1920-1929
    • 1940-1949
    • 1950-1959
    • 1960-1999
    • 2000-
  • Welfare
  • Wolverine Boys’ State
  • Wolverine Girls’ State
  • Youth Forum
  • Zoning (two folders)

Part II: Clippings and Articles—Local History—Oakland County

  • Oakland County, Michigan
  • Artists
  • Authors
  • Bio-Collective
  • Biographies
  • Blind
  • Board of Supervisors
  • Board of Auditors
  • Budget
  • Building
  • Business
  • Cemeteries
  • Census
  • Christmas
  • Churches
  • Cities
  • Citizenship
  • City Government
  • Civilian Defense
  • Coal Shortage
  • Community Chest
  • Consumers Power
  • Courthouse
  • Courts
  • Cranbrook
  • Crime
  • Child Murders
    • 1976-1977
  • Directories
  • Draft
  • Drains
    • Sewers
    • Oakland-Macomb Drain
  • Dream Cruise
    • 1995-1997
    • 1998-1999
    • 2000-2002
    • 2003-2005
  • Elections
  • Employment 
    • Salaries
  • Farms
  • Finance
  • Fires and Fire Prevention
  • Freeways
  • Garbage and Rubbish Authority
  • Grand Jury
  • Grand Trunk Western
  • Growth and Improvement
  • Health, Public
  • History (see also Biographies)
  • Hospitals
    • Beaumont
      • 1940-1949
      • 1950-1959
      • 1960-1969
      • 1970-1979
      • 1980-1989
      • 1990-1999
      • 2000-
    • Beaumont SOC
  • Housing
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Juvenile Homes
  • Landmarks
  • Libraries
  • Maps
  • Memorial Day
  • Michigan National Guard
  • Newspapers
  • Offices
  • Officials
  • Organizations
    • A
    • B
    • Campfire Girls
    • Girl Scouts
    • M-Z
    • National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis
    • Pioneer and Historical Society
  • Parks and Playgrounds
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Politics and Government
    • Supervisor’s Proceedings
  • Population (see also Census)
  • Post-war Planning
  • Property Valuation
  • Publicity
  • Racial Disturbance
  • Rationing
  • Red Cross
  • Redistricting and Reapportionment
  • Refuse, Disposal of in SOC
  • Riots
  • Roads
    • 1950-1959
    • 1960-1969
    • 1970-1979
    • 1980-1989
    • 1990-1999
    • 2000-
    • Woodward Avenue
  • Schools
    • 1940-1949
    • 1950-1959
    • 1960-1969
    • 1970-1979
    • 1980-1989
    • 1990-1999
    • 2000-
    • Private
    • Special Education
    • “Town Meeting on the Air”
    • Vocational Education
  • Service Men
  • Storms
    • 1940-1949
    • 1950-1959
    • 1960-1969
    • 1970-1979
  • Strikes
  • Substance Abuse
  • Taxes
  • Telecommunication
  • Traffic
  • Transportation
  • Trees
  • United Torch Drive
  • Universities and Colleges
    • Oakland Community College
    • Oakland University
  • V.A. Affairs
  • War Bonds
  • War Dead
  • Water Supply
  • Welfare
  • Wireless
  • WPA Project
  • Zoning and Planning

Part III: Microfilm (to the right of the local history room)

  • Daily Tribune
    • January 27, 1877-June 2007
  • Oakland County Census
    • 1820-1930
  • Oakland County Mortality Schedules
    • 1920-1939

Part IV: Images (boxes on top of file cabinets) 

  • Digital
  • Print
    • Royal Oak
    • Banks
    • Buildings
    • Business
    • Churches
    • City Hall
    • Grand Trunk
    • Homes
    • Landmarks
    • Library, Public
    • Organizations
      • Business and Professional Women’s Club
    • Portraits
    • Post Office
    • Schools
    • Schools, High
    • Storms
    • Streets
    • Traffic
    • Transportation
    • Trees

Part V: Bound Periodicals (cabinets on left wall)

  • School Newspapers
    • Acorn
      • 1972-1979
    • Social Justice
      • March 20, 1936-April 13, 1942
  • Yearbooks
    • The Oak-Dondero (including former Royal Oak High School)
      • 1919-1927
      • 1929-1931
      • 1934-1997
      • 1999-2003
      • 2006
    • The Lancer-Kimball
      • 1958-1977
      • 1979-2006
    • Royal Oak High School
      • 2007-2010
    • The Maria-St. Mary
      • 1929-1930
    • Shrine of the Little Flower
      • 1962-1963
      • 1972

Part VI: Bound City and County Records (cabinets on back wall)

  • Atlases
    • 1860-1865
    • 1947
    • 1960 (South Oakland County only)
    • 1962 (South Oakland County only)
    • 1963 (South Oakland County only)
    • 1971
    • 1976
    • 1981
    • 1983
    • 1986
    • 1989
  • City Budget
    • 1975-1989
  • Dog License Records
    • 1918
  • I-696 Blueprints and Development Plan
  • Legal Decisions
    • 1919-1920
  • Oakland County Treasurer’s Log
    • 1922
  • Tax Assessment Rolls
    • 1845
    • 1849
    • 1851
    • 1854
    • 1855
    • 1857-1859
    • 1862-1864
    • 1866
    • 1873
    • 1879
    • 1881
    • 1898-1899
    • 1901-1903
    • 1908
  • Village Treasurer’s Log
    • 1919-1920
  • Voter Registration Records
    • 1894-1928 (bulk 1927-1928)
    • Women
      • 1912-1919

Part VII: City and County Directories (cabinets on right wall)

  • Bresser’s
    • South Oakland County
      • 1952-1957
      • 1964-2009
  • Polk’s City Directory
    • Birmingham
      • 1951
      • 1956-1957
      • 1960
      • 1962
      • 1964-1967
      • 1969-1970
      • 1976-1979
      • 1982-1986
      • 1988-1989
      • 1991-1993
    • Ferndale
      • 1955
      • 1957
      • 1959
    • Royal Oak
      • 1924
      • 1926
      • 1928
      • 1930
      • 1933
      • 1936
      • 1938
      • 1940
      • 1942
      • 1945
      • 1948
      • 1953
      • 1955
      • 1956
      • 1958
      • 1960
    • South Oakland County
      • 1997-1998
  • Telephone Directories, Historic
    • Royal Oak Village
      • 1915-1916
    • Royal Oak, including Clawson and Ferndale
      • 1922

Part VIII: Shelved Items

  • Biographies
    • Bennett, D.H. Demagogues in the Depression: American radicals and the Union Party, 1932-1936. 329.8B
    • Old Timer’s Tales. 917.74 O44
    • La Ferle, C.G. Old houses, good neighbors. BIO La Ferle
    • Gabler, C.W. Gabler and related families. 920 G
    • Warren, D. Radio priest: Charles Coughlin, father of hate radio. BIO Coughlin
    • Marcus, S. Father Coughlin. 921 C8545m
    • Ward, L.B. Father Charles Edward Coughlin: An authorized biography. 921 C8545w
    • Betzold, M. Appointment with Doctor Death. BIO Kevorkian
    • Sparks, J.B. Jacob’s well of life. 921 S736j
    • Spivak, J.L. Shrine of the silver dollar: Documentary story of Father Coughlin. 921 C8545s
    • Hutting, A.M. The life of the little flower. 921 T398H
    • Van Hoosen, B. Petticoat surgeon. 921 V2564
    • Ancestral lines of Edwin Chellis Starr and his descendants. 929.2A
  • Churches and Cemeteries
    • Cole. First Presbyterian Church of Royal Oak: The first fifty years. 285 C689F
    • Grimm. Third quarter chronicles. 285 G
    • First Baptist Church, 1839-1965. 286 F
    • History of First United Methodist Church, 1838-1968. 287 H673h
    • Michigan Cemetery Atlas, 1991. 352.72M
    • Hutting, A.M. Shrine of the Little Flower souvenir book. 724.6H
    • Shrine of the Little Flower Golden Jubilee, 1926-1976. 917.7438s
    • Oakland County Genealogical Society. Oakview cemetery. 929.5 O
    • Oakland County Genealogical Society. St. Mary’s and Royal Oak Cemeteries. 929.5 S
  • Coughlin, Fr. Charles E. (lectures)
    • Why leave our own. 204 C854w
    • Who is dead? God or democracy. 231 C854w
    • Fr. Coughlin’s radio discourses. 252 C83f
    • By the sweat of thy brow. 252 C854b
    • Bishops versus the Pope. 282C
    • Helmet and sword. 282C
    • “Am I an Anti-Semite?”. 301.452 C854b
    • Sixteen radio lectures, 1938. 320.1C
    • An answer to Fr. Coughlin’s critics. 320.1 C854a
    • Series of lectures on social justice, 1934. 320.1 C854s
    • Series of lectures on social justice, 1935. 320.1 C854se
    • Eight lectures on labor, capital, and justice. 330.973 C854e
    • Money! Questions and answers. 332.4 C83m
    • New Deal in money. 332.4 C854n
  • Oakland County
    • 1980 Census Population by Census Tract for Oakland County. 310 N
    • 1980 Oakland County Census Tracts. R 310 O
    • 1980 Oakland County Census Income and Population Data. R 310 O
    • Statistical Profile of Oakland County. 312 O
      • 1968
      • 1974
      • 1983-1984
      • 1986-1994
      • 1996-1998
    • Summary of Development of Oakland County. 333.73 O
      • 1984-1987
    • Oakland County Community and Home Improvement Consolidation Plan. R 336.185C
    • Oakland County Economic Outlook Summary Report. R 352.0774 E
      • 2006-2008
    • McIntyre, T. Wolf in sheep’s clothing: Search for a child killer. 364.152 M
    • Moore, A.E. The new justice for children and families and the story of Camp Oakland, Inc. 364.3 M821n
    • Reader’s Digest, October 1965. 364.3 R286
    • Morris, J.A. First offender. 364.36 M876f
    • Oakland County Road Commission Strategic Planning. 388.1 R
      • 2005
      • 2007
    • Bingham, M.T. Flora of Oakland County, Michigan. 581.9774 B613f
    • Oakland County Drain Project Plan. 625.734H
    • Preparing for Change, Oakland County 1970-1990. 711D
    • Stokes, C. Bronze ladies, corporate giants, saints and sinners: Public art in Oakland County. R 711S
    • Biographical record of Oakland County, Michigan. 920 B52
    • Hoot, E. Early history of Oakland County. R977.43H
    • Hagman, A.A. Oakland County book of history, 1820-1970. 977.438 O
    • Waddell, R.L. Out of small beginnings: Bicentennial historical sketch of Oakland County, 1815-1976. 977.438w
    • History of Oakland County, 1877. 977.438 H62
    • Portrait biographical album of Oakland County, Michigan. 977.438 P853
    • Seeley, T.D. History of Oakland County, 1912. 977.438 S32h
    • Oakland County Plat Map. 912.774 O; 912.774 R; 912.774 R682a
      • 1857
      • 1973
      • 1977
      • 1988
    • Oakland County Officials Directory R 917.74 O
      • 1926-2010
    • Pomeroy, T. Oakland County: A contemporary portrait. R 917.7438P
    • Bicentennial Historical Sketch of Oakland County, 1815-1976. R 917.7438w
    • Greater County Book Map, 1995. R 912.774 R
    • Oakland County Street Atlas, 1997. 917.774 O
    • Oakland County Genealogical Society Quarterly. 929.377M
      • 1977-1997
    • Oakland County Divorce Records, 1839-1865. 929.377 O
    • Pontiac Area Historical and Genealogical Society. Patrons’ reference directory for the 1908 Atlas of Oakland County, Michigan. 929.3L
    • Oakland County Genealogical Society. Michigan state census for Oakland County, 1845. R929.3S
    • Oakland County Genealogical Society. First land owners in Oakland County. 977.438 O
  • Organizations
    • Fey, C. History of freemasonry in Oakland County, Michigan. 366.1 F43h
    • Forward, D.C. A century of service: Story of Rotary, International. R369.52f
    • Detroit Zoological Society. Wonders among us: Celebrating 75 years of the Detroit Zoo. 590.73w
    • Austin, W.A. First fifty years: An informal history of the Detroit Zoological Park and Detroit Zoological Society. 590.74A
    • Detroit Zoological Society. Visiting the Detroit Zoo. Videocassette. 590.737V
    • Detroit Zoological Society. First 50 years. 590.74A
    • Farmer’s Market Strategic Plan, April 1999. R 711.552P
    • Wendland, J. Legacy of the Royal Oak Farmer’s Market, 1975-2009. 977.438L
  • Royal Oak—Directories
    • Kimball High Alumni Directory. 920C
      • 1957-2002
    • Dondero High Alumni Directory. 920G; 920R
      • 1997
      • 2002
    • Telephone Directories, Greater Royal Oak Area. 917.74m; 917.74R
      • 1956
      • 1989-1991
      • 1995-1997
      • 2001
      • 2004
      • 2006-2007
  • Royal Oak—Government
    • Traffic, Building, Zoning, Retirement Plan Codes and Ordinances. R340; 352.0977438
      • 1926-1981 (bulk 1920-1935)
    • Royal Oak City Charter, 1921. R 340 R888ch
    • Royal Oak Personnel Department Classification Plan. 352.005 R888c
    • Minutes of City Commission. 352.0977438R
      • March 20, 1912-March 13, 1913
    • City of Royal Oak Financial Statements. 352.1 R81
      • 1977-1991
      • 1996-1997
      • 2002
      • 2004
      • 2006
    • City of Royal Oak Annual Budgets. 352.1 R81a
      • 1948
      • 1953-1969
      • 1989-1993
      • 1999-2010
    • City of Royal Oak Annual Audit. 352.1 R81r
      • 1939-1952
      • 19992001-2002
      • 2004
      • 2006
    • Royal Oak Police Department Annual Report. 363.2 R
      • 1968-2000
  • Royal Oak—History
    • Hudson, A.S. History of the Royal Oak Public Library. 027.4 H885h
    • Royal Oak Midget, 1879. 070 R81m
    • Edwards, C. Royal Oak pigskin past. R 796.332 E26R
    • Trama, P. Birthright poems. 811 T
    • Royal Oak: City of homes. 917.74 R8m
    • Bockemuehl, J.M. Royal Oak, Michigan: The early years. 977.438 R888r
    • Perkins, O.A. Royal Oak, Michigan: The early years. 977.438 R888r
    • Crossman, C.K. Royal Oak: Our living legend. R 977.438 C951r
    • Fey, C. The city of Royal Oak, 1817-1954. 977.438 F433C
    • McDonald, M., & Schultz, J.S. Royal Oak, R 977.438 M
    • Penney, D.G. Royal Oak: My images from the twentieth century. 977.438 P
    • Penney, D.G. Twigs and acorns. 977.438 R
    • Penney, D.G. Twigs and acorns plus. 977.438 R
    • Royal Oak Historical Commission. Royal Oak images: Yesterday’s charm today’s treasures. 977.438 R
    • Vogt, E., & Pobst, D. Our Royal Oak community, past and present. R 977.4 R
    • Oakland County Pioneers Society. History of Royal Oak. 977.438 P22h
    • Miller, W.T. First purchasers of lands in Royal Oak Township. 977.438 M61f
    • Wendland, J.F. City of Royal Oak War Memorial. R 977.438 C
  • Royal Oak—Planning
    • City of Royal Oak Neighborhood Design Plan, May 2005. R 307.12 C
    • Slum and Blight Area: East Eleven Mile Road Improvement Plan, 2004. R 307.12 S
    • Strategic Information Systems Planning Reports. 352 D
      • 1996-1997
    • Royal Oak Parks and Recreation Master Plan. R 352.73 R
    • Royal Oak Housing Authority Streamlined Plan. R 363.58 P
    • Master Fire Alarm Box Plan for Royal Oak, 1951. 621.389 R81m
    • City of Royal Oak Master Plan, August 1999. R 711 R
    • Downtown Development and Tax Increment Financing Plan, September 2002. R 711 R
    • Subarea Land Use Concept Plans, May 1998. R 711 R
    • Woodward/I-696 Tax Increment and Financing Plan, March 1989. R 711 R
    • City of Royal Oak Proposed General Development Plan, 1968. R 711 R888p
    • Skylofts Uptown Submission Package for Preliminary Site Plan Review, February 2004. R 711.4 S
    • Barrie, T. Community visions of Royal Oak: Rebuilding the American small city. R 711.5 C
    • Conceptual Main Street Reconstruction Exhibits. R 711.7 C
    • Station 3 Lofts, June 2005. R 711.4 S
    • South Main Street Lofts, September 2004. R 711.4 S
  • Royal Oak—Schools
    • History of School District Number 7, 1840-1946. 370 P44h
    • Board of Education Policies and Procedures Manual. 371.2 R
    • Oakland Community College. A vision for excellence: 35th anniversary history. 378.154 VSchool District Proposed Budget. R 379.11 S
      • 1998-1999
      • 2002-2003
    • School District Financial Report. R 379.977 R
      • 2005
      • 2006
      • 2008
    • Study of Public School Building Needs, 1946. 711.666 H74s
  • Royal Oak—Studies/Surveys/Analyses
    • Community Development Planning Study, Pt. 1: Neighborhood Analysis, Housing Needs, Physical Solutions, Housing Assistance. 1976. 307.14 V
    • Community Development Planning Study, Pt. 2: Social Services Needs. 1976. 307.14 V
    • Royal Oak Downtown District Market Analysis, December 2005. R 333.77 D
    • Committee on Post Offices and Civil Service, House of Representatives. Report. A post office tragedy: The shooting at Royal Oak. 364.1523U
    • Traffic Impact Study of Proposed Royal Center Planned Unit Development, March 2004. 388.31 T
    • Royal Oak South End Traffic Study, December 2001. 388.413 R
    • Downtown Traffic and Parking Study, May 2001. 388.413 R
    • Traffic Circulation Analysis for Royal Oak, August 1968. 625.7 R 359t
    • Woodward Avenue Corridor Study, June 1996. R 711w
    • Woodward Avenue Corridor Study Market Analysis, June 1995. R 711w
    • Woodward Avenue Corridor Study Background Report, January 1995. R 711w
    • City of Royal Oak Parking Planning Study, May 2006. R 711.73P
    • Survey of Potential Cultural Resources in Royal Oak, March 1999. R 720.9774 C
    • Royal Oak Historic District Study Committee. Royal Oak Savings Bank Block Preliminary Report, 1998-1999. R 720.9774 R
    • Minutes of the Survey of Public Roads, 1833-1885. 977.438 R81m
  • Surrounding Communities
    • Schramm, J.E. When eastern Michigan rode the rails. 385.5 S
    • Cameron, T.C. Metro Detroit’s high school football rivalries. R 796.332 C
    • Cole, M.F. Ferndale of yesteryear. 977.438 C689f
    • Ferndale 1918-1943: 25 years of progress. 977.438 F39f
    • Ballard, C.R. History of Huntington Woods. 977.438 F
    • Karshner, D. Burton School history. 977.438 K18b
    • Lance, L. Pathways of history through Troy. 977.438 M
    • Heritage book: City of Madison Heights. 977.438 M
    • Scheuer, B. Pioneer history of Michigan. R 977.438 S
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