The Michigan History Center - 751-2600-21

Description of Agency

Public Act 470 of 2016 created The Michigan History Center (MHC) and established MHC within the Department of Natural Resources. The Act provides that the archives of Michigan and the Michigan History Museum are under the control and supervision of MHC and that MHC shall collect and provide stewardship for archival records, artifacts, oral histories, and published family history references that document and illustrate the history of this State and its people. The Archives of Michigan is located inside the Michigan Library and Historical Center in Lansing and is responsible for preserving the records of Michigan government and other public institutions. In addition, the archive collections include historical documents, maps, photographs, and film from private individuals and organizations. The Michigan History Museum System has 12 museums and historic sites located throughout the State and is responsible for over 100,000 historical artifacts. MHC employs approximately 36 full-time employees, and expenditures for fiscal years 2019 and 2020 were $5.7 million and $5.6 million, respectively.

Audit Objectives

  • To assess the sufficiency of selected MHC safeguards over Michigan’s historical artifacts and archives.


Estimated Release Date: Mid 2022

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