White Lake's Environmental History
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Welcome to the White Lake Environmental History Project's resource collection. It is designed to contain oral history videos, photos, written accounts, and other historical materials submitted by members of the community, visitors, and interested individuals and organizations.
Building the Collection
Our resource collection depends upon you. If you have any materials relevant to White Lake's Environmental History, we ask you to please submit these materials to us. Thank you in advance for your support of this project.
While our first preference is to receive information in a digital format, we will also accept materials that are mailed or dropped off in person to:
White Lake Community Library
Attn: White Lake Environmental History Project
3900 White Lake Drive
Whitehall, MI 49461
With your submission please clarify if you need the materials returned to you or if you are donating them to the project. We can scan or digitize your materials and return the originals to you if you wish.
If the materials you have are digital, the preferred format for written materials is PDF, although we will accept Microsoft Word files or most any other word processor format. The preferred format for photos is JPEG.
We are working on a method for you to submit your materials electronically via this website. When this is ready, it will be announced.
We will consider accepting written accounts or materials from persons wishing to remain anonymous. Contact information and a release form is required, however. To protect those who wish to remain anonymous, we will not identify the person who has contributed materials to the project.
As noted, a release form is required for all contributed materials. Please download and complete the release form, which must be included with any materials delivered or mailed to the Library, and with any materials submitted electronically.
The White Lake Environmental History Project's resource collection is divided into three sections:
In this section, you will find photos submitted by members of the community, visitors, and interested individuals and organizations that tell the story of White Lake's Environmental History. To the best of our ability, the photos will be organized by subject. The photos will be cross-linked wherever possible to the other two sections. Visit the Photos Resource Collection.
In this section, you will find recorded stories describing events from White Lake's Environmental History as told by members of the community, visitors, and interested individuals and organizations. These oral histories may be audio only or video with audio. They will be cross-linked wherever possible to the other two sections. Visit the Oral History Resource Collection.
In this section, you will find written accounts and other historical materials (not photos nor oral histories) that tell the story of White Lake's Environmental History. These materials will be cross-linked wherever possible to the other two sections. Visit the Subject Matter Resource Collection.