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Oral History
Oral History Association - Best Practices

Using oral histories for research: example of the Densho Digital Repository
Resources on Pontiac at KL
Polk’s Pontiac City Directory 1927-1930, 1945-1946,1948,1950,1952-1953.
Useful to locate people, institutions, and businesses in Pontiac.

Woods, Esmo. Pontiac: The Making of a US Automobile Capital, 1818-1950 (1992)
A general history of Pontiac.

Russell, Anne D. Blacks in Pontiac (1977)
Short biographies of selected Pontiac Black residents with photographs.

Kilmer, Natalie. Pontiac Township, 1827-1983: The End of an Era (1983)

Brieger, Gottfried. Pontiac, Michigan: A Postcard Album (2000)
A collection of nearly 200 images that tells the story of Pontiac, from the early days to 2000.

Smith, Carleton W. The 1967 Pontiac Area Study. (Oakland University, 1968)
A sociology class project resulting in a demographic and opinion survey of Pontiac residents in 1967.

See the fulll list of Pontiac-related sources at KL.

To access resources in Archives and Special Collections, submit a request.
Online sources on Pontiac
Oakland County Historical Resources
Digitized local history materials from local cultural heritage organizations.

Other local history collections
The Digital Public Library of America offers online access to other digital collections about Oakland County.

Library of Congress digital collections
Photographs, maps, and other resources about Oakland County.

Hathi Trust Digital Library – Publications on Pontiac
Digitized books, reports, and other publications on Pontiac (some in full view, others search only).
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