Detroit Memories Scanning Sessions

We are thrilled to give our readers the opportunity to submit historic photos for our upcoming Detroit Memories book project. If you have photographs that meet the guidelines below, please bring them to one of our scanning sessions listed here.

Photos will be scanned on-site and given right back to you.

Submission Guidelines

  • Photos taken in the greater Detroit area.
  • Photos taken during the late 1800s – 1939.
  • Photos only – preferably original photos (no newspaper clippings or photocopies).
  • One submission form per photo.
  • Limit 10 photos per family. Bring your photos to one of the scheduled scanning sessions. No appointment necessary.
  • If you are a private collector with a sizable collection, please call 360-723-5800 to set up an appointment.

Download Submission Form

Because we expect a large turnout, we advise you download and print a submission form. Please fill out one form for each photo you’d like to submit.

Session Details

Saturday, August 26: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Detroit Public Library
Main Branch
5201 Woodward Avenue, Detroit
(Free parking available in the staff lot on Putnam Street)
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Monday, August 28: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Reuther Library, Wayne State University
5401 Cass Avenue, Detroit
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Tuesday, August 29: 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Detroit Public Library
Knapp Branch
13330 Conant Street, Detroit
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Wednesday, August 30: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Detroit Public Library
Redford Branch
21200 Grand River Avenue, Detroit
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We hope to see you there!

Bring us your best photos and we’ll scan them in while you wait. Plus, chances are some other fine folks will show up, so bring your stories to share with one another.

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