Thursday, July 26, 2018

1952 Calling! Romeo City Directory

Check out our new page featuring Digital Collections. The first item posted is a pdf copy of the 1952 Romeo City Directory. What is interesting about this directory is that it is indexed by streets as well as alphabetically by last name. You can look up a street name and see a list of people living at the addresses along the street.

It is a unique lens to view Romeo in 1952.

The pdf is searchable; just hold the CTRL button and click the " f " key to open a search box. Type in your request and hit enter. Each found instance will be highlighted within the pdf document. 

Stay tuned and check back often. As new items are digitized we will add them to the Digital Collections page. 

                                                Main street Romeo, facing north, circa 1950s

Thursday, July 19, 2018

What is the Romeo Community Archives all about?

The purpose of the Romeo Community Archives is to collect and preserve materials that record the history of Romeo, Washington, and Bruce. The collections we have include documents, photographs, and other donated materials from local organizations, businesses, and families. 

The collections can be accessed by the public, researchers, genealogists, and anyone interested in the history of Romeo. Find out more information about us by visiting the tab links above. 

Here is a video view of the Archives:

Thanks for visiting our blog, and we hope you'll visit the Archives too!

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Keep It Cool With History at the Archives

Stop in for a tour of the Romeo Community Archives this summer to beat the heat and stay cool. Our temperature controlled room is kept at an even 63 chilly degrees to help preserve the materials in our collections.

Click the Research link to learn more about our collections which document the history of Romeo, Washington Township, and Bruce Township. Our largest collection is the Joan D. and Melvin E. Bleich collection which features over 140 years of The Romeo Observer newspaper.

Photo courtesy of the Romeo Community Archive, from the Melvin E. and Joan D. Bleich collection.