The Traverse Area District Library's digital local history collection is a repository for items that chronicle the history of the Grand Traverse Region, focusing on Grand Traverse County. The collection features photographs, newspaper clippings, written and oral histories and more. Most of the material within are digitized copies of originals held at the member and branch libraries of Traverse Area District Library.

Initially made possible by funding from the Kingsley Friends of the Library, and later the Friends of Peninsula Community Library, a team of librarians and volunteers has been diligently scanning and cataloging the entire physical collection of historical photographs held at the member and branch libraries of the Traverse Area District Library in order to preserve and provide access to these images.

This digital repository will be updated on a regular basis.

Disclaimer: The Traverse Area District Library has made a reasonable effort to identify all possible rights holders for images on this site. The Library has elected to make images available as an exercise of fair use for non-commercial educational use. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item. If you have any further questions, please direct them to the Reference Department at ask@tadl.org