This video is a light-hearted chronicle of how Lansing became the state capital. From the first capital in Detroit, to the choice of a permanent capital in 1847, to a town called Michigan, our host covers how Lansing became the state capital in a fun and entertaining fashion. This video is made possible in part by the Capital Region Community Foundation.
Documentary on the Michigan Constitutional Convention of 1961-1962.
16mm 27 min Black and White
"Michigan Can Lead the Way" created by Wayne State University and Michigan State University. A twenty-seven minute condensation of more than twenty hours of film. No delegate names mentioned. Titile borrowed from an address by Dwight D. Eisenhower to the Convention on December 13, 1961. The former President of the United States said "The responsibilities, best exercised by the people of a state,can be returned to them in all fifty states. And Michigan can lead the way."
Loan copies of the film were produced by and made available after January 14, 1963, through Wayne State University, Michigan State University, and the University of Michigan.