Welcome to the

Michigan Political
History Society’s

James J. Blanchard
Living Library of Michigan
Political History

The goals of the Living Library are to record the stories, experiences, and observations of major political figures in Michigan and to make these interviews available online, giving everyone the opportunity to learn more about Michigan's rich political history.

Accordingly, interviews with people who have observed or chronicled Michigan's political history - as well as participated actively - have been recorded on DVD and distributed to local cable stations, state universities and other interested broadcast outlets. These interviews are also now online for all to enjoy at any time.

A special thanks to Congressman John Dingell for sponsoring this site.

All interviews recorded after January 1, 2013, will be recorded in HD and available online. To adjust picture quality, please see instructions below.

To view individual interviews, select from the listing at right - use the scrollbar to view complete list.

For iPad and other touchscreen devices, just swipe down to scroll through the list.

After making your selection, a photograph and short bio will appear on the left.

Video clip selections will
list in this box.

Kerry Ebersole Singh

Scott Bean


Dan Stump

Mr. Scott Bean
Mr. Robert Campau
Mr. Dennis Cawthorne
Mr. Thomas Cleary
Mr. Don Cooper
Ms. Jean Doss
Mr. Douglas Drake
Ms. Kerry Ebersole
Mr. Curtis Hertel, Jr.
Ms. Kendra Howard-Averett
Mr. Leo Kennedy
Mr. Larry Lee
Mr. Daniel Loepp
Mr. Paul Long
Mr. Richard McLellan
Ms. Sharman Moore
Mr. Dave Murley
Mr. Kirk Profit
Ms. Barbara Sawyer-Koch
Dr. Joe Schwarz
Ms. Roberta Stanley
Mr. Ernie Solomon
Mr. Dan Stump
Lifetime Members

Linda J. Cleary

Michigan Political History Society | P.O. Box 4684 East Lansing, MI 48826
The Michigan Political History Society is a non-partisan, 501(c)3 corporation.