Caro Area District Library

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Archival Collections and Resources

About the Archives

Accessing our archives is a critical service the Library provides. The archives provide historical information about the Caro community, their residents, and some archived information about the surrounding areas. Access to microfilm, historical files, detailed history books, census data, and more are available at the Library. We also provide genealogy and research assistance.  

Archives Policies

An important obligation of the archives is to protect the archival collections and resources for the use of future generations. Therefore, the following rules will apply to persons using the collections:

  • The user must be at least 18 years of age, and be able to provide identification upon request.
  • Materials will be used only in the assigned archival reading area or in view of the circulation desk.
  • Archival materials cannot be taken from the Library.
  • Materials are to be used only by the person who requested them. Archival materials will be made available one item at a time. The item must be returned before another is made available.
  • The materials may be fragile and must be handled with care and respect.
  • Materials cannot be written on, cut, torn, folded, or in any way damaged. Some materials may only be handled by Library staff.
  • Be prepared to hand-copy the information you want from the archives, and please consult the Library staff before making copies of archival materials.
  • Archival materials, and an individual's privilege to access the materials, may be withdrawn at any time by the Library in order to protect the collections.

Historical Collections

Caro Area District Library has several historical collections available for search or to have copies requested.

Genealogy

A guide for doing genealogy research, including information available at the Library, click here.
Check out our Genealogy Page for more information and resources.

Tuscola County Advertiser

  • Rolls Available to Search
    • Aug 1868 - December, 31, 2014
  • Print and Microfilm Missing, No Records Available
    • 1871-1884 – Entire Years
    • 1891 – August 15
    • 1892 – May 5
    • 1895 – December 3, 6
    • 1896 – May 1; August 7, 14, 21, 28
    • 1897 – Nov 19, 26; Dec 17
    • 1899 – Feb 17
    • 1900 – Jan 12; Apr 13, 20, 27; June 29
  • Vertical Files
    • -Coming Soon-
  • US Census
    • 1850 Index only
    • 1870 Index and film
    •  Film Only
      • 1880
      • 1890 Genesee, Huron & Tuscola Veterans and widows only
      • 1900
      • 1910
      • 1920

Yearbooks

We have copies of the following Caro year books available. We happily accept donations of yearbooks, esp those we are missing.

  • Highschool
    • 1922
    • 1950 - 1979
      • Missing:
        • 1958
        • 1976
    • 1980 - 2011
      • Missing:
        • 1982
        • 1985
        • 1988
        • 1989
        • 1991
        • 1993
        • 1995
        • 1998
        • 2001
        • 2012 - 2014
  • Elementary
    • 1959: K- 6th
    • 1960: K - 6th