MotorCities National Heritage Area

Burton Historical Collection - Detroit Public Library

The Burton Historical Collection (BHC) of the Detroit Public Library is a large collection of original documents that started as the private library of Clarence Monroe Burton.

Clarence Burton, a Detroit attorney, collected Detroit, Michigan and Northwest Territory history for more than 40 years. Mr. Burton understood the importance of his collection for future generations and he donated it to the Detroit Public Library in 1915. This collection contains thousands of maps, images, books and manuscripts.

Phone: (313) 833-1480

5201 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202

Monday - Closed
Tuesday - 12pm - 8pm
Wednesday - 12pm - 8pm
Thursday - 10am - 6pm
Friday - 10am - 6pm
Saturday - 10am - 6pm
Sunday - Closed