Special Collections @ OTL
The Ontonagon Township Library provides access to a variety of special collections in digital and print formats! (To search our main collection for books and DVDs, use the Enterprise search box at the top of this website.)
The Maureen Guzek Digital Newspaper Archive
OTL has copies of local newspapers dating back to the 1800s available in JPEG, microfilm, and OCR-searchable PDF. The collection is named in memory of Maureen Guzek, long-time proprietor of The Ontonagon Herald, who was instrumental in helping us fund the digitization project. The archives are available for in-library browsing, or can be copied to personal storage devices for off-site use. The library also occasionally sells pre-loaded USB drives as a fundraiser.
There are no plans to make the archives available online at this time due to the financial considerations of developing and running such a web service. (Each PDF is over a gigabyte!)
Out-of-town researchers can contact the library for help searching the archives (results may take several business days).
Little Free Libraries
OTL maintains three Little Free Library locations around Ontonagon! Anyone can freely borrow or swap books from these self-service boxes during the spring, summer, and fall months. Our Little Free Libraries were built and donated by talented local woodworkers Tom Pestka and Don Chastan. The Little Free Libraries are located at The Ontonagon Village Marina fish cleaning station, the Ontonagon Township Park campground, and the Lakeshore Park near downtown Ontonagon.
If you find one of our Little Free Library locations low on books, please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Digital Yearbook Collection
OTL DIGITAL YEARBOOK INDEX
1914 Boulder Browse Now
1915 Boulder Browse Now
1916 Boulder Browse Now
1917 Greenlander Browse Now
1917-1919 Ontonagon County Honor Roll Browse Now
1922 Northern Normal News Browse Now
1925 Boulder Browse Now
1926 Boulder Browse Now
1927 Boulder Browse Now
1928 Boulder Browse Now
1947 Boulder Browse Now
1947 Greenland Hi-Lights Browse Now
1948 Boulder Browse Now
1948 Mass Adventurer Browse Now
1949 Boulder Browse Now
1949 Mass Adventurer Browse Now
1950 Boulder Browse Now
1950 Mass Adventurer Browse Now
1951 Boulder Browse Now
1951 Mass Adventurer Browse Now
1952 Boulder Browse Now
1952 Rockland Highlights Browse Now
1953 Boulder Browse Now
1953 Mass Adventurer Browse Now
1954 Boulder Browse Now
1954 Mass Adventurer Browse Now
1954 Rockland Highlights Browse Now
1955 Boulder Browse Now
1955 Rockland Highlights Browse Now
1956 Boulder Browse Now
1956 Mass Adventurer Browse Now
1957 Boulder Browse Now
1958 Boulder Browse Now
1958 Mass Adventurer Browse Now
1959 Boulder Browse Now
1959 Mass Adventurer Browse Now
1959 Rockland Highlights Browse Now
1960 Boulder Browse Now
1960 Mass Adventurer Browse Now
1960 Rockland Highlights Browse Now
1961 Boulder Browse Now
1961 Mass Adventurer Browse Now
1961 Rockland Highlights Browse Now
1962 Boulder Browse Now
1962 Mass Adventurer Browse Now
1963 Boulder Browse Now
1963 Mass Adventurer Browse Now
1963 Rockland Highlights Browse Now
1964 Boulder Browse Now
1964 Mass Adventurer Browse Now
1965 Boulder Browse Now
1965 Mass Adventurer Browse Now
1966 Boulder Browse Now
1966 Mass Adventurer Browse Now
1967 Boulder Browse Now
1967 Mass Adventurer Browse Now
1968 Boulder Browse Now
1969 Boulder Browse Now
1970 Boulder Browse Now
1971 Boulder Browse Now
1972 Boulder Browse Now
1974 Boulder Browse Now
1975 Boulder Browse Now
1976 Boulder Browse Now
1977 Boulder Browse Now
1978 Boulder Browse Now
1979 Boulder Browse Now
1980 Boulder Browse Now
1981 Boulder Browse Now
1982 Boulder Browse Now
1983 Boulder Browse Now
1984 Boulder Browse Now
1985 Boulder Browse Now
1986 Boulder Browse Now
1987 Boulder Browse Now
1988 Boulder Browse Now
1990 Boulder Browse Now
1991 Boulder Browse Now
1992 Boulder Browse Now
1992 Ontonagon Elementary Browse Now
1993 Boulder Browse Now
1993 Ontonagon Elementary Browse Now
1994 Boulder Browse Now
1995 Ontonagon Elementary Browse Now
Frequently Asked Questions about the OTL Digital Yearbook Collection
Q: Why isn’t the yearbook from 19XX available?
Q: Why isn’t the yearbook from 20XX available?
Q: I don’t use Facebook, why are these all on Facebook?
Q: I need a print-quality image/I can’t read the text on this image/can these be blown up any further?
Q: I have a copy of a yearbook missing from the collection. Do you want it?
Q: If I bring in my personal copy of a missing yearbook can you scan it and add it to the Digital Yearbook Collection?
Q: Somebody tagged me in an unflattering yearbook picture on Facebook. Can you remove it?
Q: Boulder? What does that mean?
Andrew Lockhart Genealogy Collection
Ontonagon's Andrew Lockhart was well-known to amateur genealogists and historians of the area. He did an enormous amount of work looking into local families and Ontonagon's early history. Upon his passing, the Ontonagon Township Library was honored to receive his personal library of genealogical and genealogy-adjacent books.
The items in this collection are currently reserved for in-library research use, and are not labeled for checkout or interlibrary loan.
The following YouTube videos were digitized from OTL's VHS archives. We hope to digitize more videos of local interest in the future.
Mass City Centennial (1999)
North Country Renaissance Tax Free Zone (1999)
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