There are a number of major sources for investigating the architecture and architects of the Copper Country. A number are listed below, though a full investigation would also look into the local newspapers and advertising sources.
- Alexander, Eleanor A. East Hancock Revisited: History of a Neighborhood circa 1880-1920. Privately printed, 1984.
- This small book is the standard reference for each home in the neighborhood of East Hancock, as well as a good overview of the area’s development. It has limited information on many of the homes, though information on some of the more notable inhabitants is given in considerable detail. Alexander in many cases spoke to the descendants of the original inhabitants of each house.
- Eckert, Kathryn Bishop. Buildings of Michigan. New York: Oxford, 1993.
- Eckert, Kathryn Bishop. The Sandstone Architecture of the Lake Superior Region. Detroit: Wayne State, 2000.
- Halkola, David T. Michigan Tech Centennial, 1885-1985, as Lived by the Faculty, Staff, and Students of Michigan Technological University. Privately printed, 1985.
- Placzek, Adolf K. gen. ed. Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects. 4 vols. New York: Free Press, 1982.
- Polk’s Houghton County Directory, 1895-96, 1897-98, 1899-1900, 1901-02, 1903-04, 1905-06, 1907-08, 1910, 1912, 1916-17, 1930, 1939.
- Rezek, Rev. Antoine Ivan. History of the Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie and Marquette. Chicago: M. A. Donahue, 1907. 2 vols. [vol. 1] [vol. 2]
- Withey, Henry F., and Elsie Rathburn Withey. Biographical Dictionary of American Architects (Deceased). Los Angeles: New Age Publishing Co., 1956.