The Long-time Weekly Newspaper for the Saugatuck-Douglas, Michigan Area

The Commercial Record has served the Saugatuck-Douglas, Michigan community since 1868. This on-line archive is the result of long-term efforts by the following local organizations:

  • The Saugatuck-Douglas District Library
  • The Friends of Saugatuck-Douglas Library
  • The Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Society
  • The Saugatuck-Douglas Public Schools
The project members thank the current publisher of the Commercial Record, Cheryl Kaechele, for allowing us to photograph the newsprint archive.

Click here to read a brief history of the C-R.

There are two ways to search the archive: by content or by year. Currently the years 1868 through 1977 have been digitized (1881 recently added, we are working on the 1960s, 1872-76 still missing). Note that 1968 will be the final year digitized until we secure funding for converting more microfilm to digital form. Each year that we add will cost a few hundred dollars in addition to our volunteer effort.

Click either of the buttons below.

(Note: Not much of the paper has been indexed so far.)

(If you find what you were looking for, please take time to add an index entry.)
This site was designed and programmed by Dick Haight.
© 2005 — 2015

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Updated 8/21/15