Michigan State University

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Michigan Farming Journals

The Michigan Farming Journals collection contains three newspapers titles, which were digitized from microfilm:

  • Michigan Farmer and Livestock Journal (1909-1928)
  • Michigan Farmer and State Journal of Agriculture – Household Supplement (1884-1893)
  • Michigan Business Farming/Michigan Business Farmer (1912-1928)

Published in the state of Michigan, the materials in this collection portray rural life from the mid-1880s to the late 1920s, including topics such as livestock and farm management, descriptions of animal breeds, ailment and disease preventions, household and farm financial management, and household and family care.

Funding for digitization was generously provided by the USAIN, AgNIC, and CRL as part of Project Ceres.

View all 1954 issues

Full text and PDFs of the collection are also available for download en masse at Michigan Agricultural Newspapers Dataset.

Follow the links below to browse individual titles.

Michigan Business Farmer

The Michigan Business Farming / Farmer collection features newspapers from 1912-1928, containing 438 issues and approximately 9,300 pages.

Michigan Farmer and Livestock Journal

The Michigan Farmer and Livestock Journal collection features newspapers from 1909-1928, containing 1029 issues and approximately 20,000 pages.

Michigan Farmer and State Journal of Agriculture - Household Supplement

The Michigan Farmer and State Journal of Agriculture – Household supplement features newspapers from 1884-1893, containing 487 issues and approximately 2600 pages.