Windmill Point
Grosse Pointe Historical Society
Local History Brought to Life!
The Grosse Pointe Shoreline

The Alfred B. Moran and Ruth S. Resource Center

Collections Policy Summary

Mission Statement

The Grosse Pointe Historical Society Resource Center (GPHS), following accepted archival procedures, acquires, preserves and facilitates public access to historical materials pertaining to Grosse Pointe and its residents for present and future generations.

Collections at the GPHS Resource Center are owned by or permanently loaned to the Grosse Pointe Historical Society, which maintains these collections as a public trust, providing for their continuous care in perpetuity.

Objectives
  1. Collect materials of historical significance about the five Grosse Pointes and their residents.
  2. Encourage significant local organizations and clubs to place their archives on permanent loan at the Grosse Pointe Historical Society Resource Center or in an archivally correct location.
  3. Process and preserve, according to accepted archival procedures, accepted historical materials using professional staff and trained volunteers.
  4. Facilitate public access to Resource Center collections using accepted archival procedures.
  5. Educate the community about its history and cultural heritage.
  6. Encourage research and publication of documents and information relevant to Grosse Pointe and Grosse Pointers.
The Collections

The Grosse Pointe Historical Society Resource Center acquires for its permanent collections significant local historical materials in the following categories:

          • Books & Pamphlets
          • Abstracts
          • Photographs
          • Postcards
          • Documents & Manuscripts
          • Clippings
          • Maps
          • Oral Histories
          • Building & Landscape Plans
          • Small Memorabilia (i.e. buttons, decals, etc.)
          • Art Works of Local Historic Interest
          • Indian Artifacts

NOTE: Textiles, clothing and many objects cannot be properly cared for at the Resource Center because of a lack of adequate space and personnel.

The Grosse Pointe Historical Society provides space for the permanent loan of archives belonging to the community’s principal clubs and organizations for a fee.