News & Current Events

Civil War, Parts I-IV

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Accessible Archives
News of the Day; Richmond Enquirer; Stars & Stripes; The Charleston Mercury; The New York Herald; The Old Post Union; Vincennes Courant; Vincennes Gazette; The Vincennes Times; Vincennes Western Sun
Description

Coverage in relation to the Civil War is both informative and eclectic. In-depth articles discuss trade with foreign countries, and how their governments viewed the United States in light of the Civil War. There is information on specific industries of the time, such as the oyster trade in New York. Slavery is an important topic, and countless editorials discuss pre- and post-war attitudes from both sides, as well as troop movements during the war.

There is coverage of the Copperheads, Northerners sympathetic to the South, who advocated the violent overthrow of the governments of Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Missouri in 1864. Events occurring in other states, such as Texas, are included. There is analysis of the trans-continental railroad and its effect on the region, and page after page of general news articles from around the world (the most humorous being the in-depth description of a 7 foot long, 3.5 ton piece of cheese on display at the Toronto Agricultural Fair in 1866). Letters from correspondents travelling with the Indiana troops (and all of the troops) describe their daily activities in detail. One issue is titled “Abraham Lincoln Death” issue, with the type in bold black.

Collection contains: 
 
Newspapers titles included: 
News of the Day (1855-1857)
Richmond Enquirer
Stars & Stripes (1862/2 issues)
The Charleston Mercury
The New York Herald
The Old Post Union (1862/5 months; became The Vincennes Times)
Vincennes Courant (1855-1856)
Vincennes Gazette (1855-1869)
The Vincennes Times (1865-1866)
Vincennes Western Sun (1856-1869)

 
  • News of the Day (1855-1857)
  • The Old Post Union (1862/5 months; became The Vincennes Times)
  • Stars & Stripes (1862/2 issues)
  • Vincennes Courant (1855-1856)
  • Vincennes Gazette (1855-1869)
  • The Vincennes Times (1865-1866)
  • Vincennes Western Sun (1856-1869
  • News of the Day (1855-1857)
  • The Old Post Union (1862/5 months; became The Vincennes Times)
  • Stars & Stripes (1862/2 issues)
  • Vincennes Courant (1855-1856)
  • Vincennes Gazette (1855-1869)
  • The Vincennes Times (1865-1866)
  • Vincennes Western Sun (1856-1869

 

Type
Newspaper(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11705
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Liberator, Parts I-II, 1831-1840

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Accessible Archives
Description

The Liberator was a weekly newspaper published by William Lloyd Garrison in Boston, Massachusetts. William Lloyd Garrison was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts in December, 1805. At thirteen years of age he began his newspaper career with the Newburyport Herald, where he acquired great skills in both accuracy and speed in the art of setting type. He also wrote anonymous articles, and at the age of twenty-one began publishing his own newspaper.

Colletion contains:
Part I: January 1831–December 1835
Part II: January 1836–December 1840
 
See also: The Liberator, 1831 - 1865, in 19th Century U.S. Newspapers
 
Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1831-1840
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11703
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Virginia Gazette

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Accessible Archives
Description

The Virginia Gazette was the first newspaper published in Virginia and the first to be published in the area south of the Potomac River in the colonial period of the United States. Issues have the following subtitle: “Containing the freshest advices, foreign and domestick”.

Published weekly in Williamsburg, Virginia between 1736 and 1780, The Virginia Gazette contained news covering all of Virginia and also included information from other colonies, Scotland, England and additional countries. The paper appeared in three competing versions from a succession of publishers over the years, some published concurrently, and all under the same title.
 
Source Libraries: College of William and Mary; Colonial Williamsburg Foundation; The Johns Hopkins University; Maryland Historical Society; Massachusetts Historical Society; Virginia Historical Society.

 

 

Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1736-1780
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11701
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Pennsylvania Gazette

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Accessible Archives
Description

The Pennsylvania Gazette provides the reader with a first-hand view of colonial America, the American Revolution and the New Republic, and offers important social, political and cultural perspectives of each of the periods. Thousands of articles, editorials, letters, news items and advertisements cover the Western Hemisphere, from the Canadian Maritime Provinces through the West Indies and North and South America, presenting a detailed glimpse of issues and lifestyles of the times.

Also included is the full-text of such important writings as the Declaration of Independence, the ConstitutionLetters from a Farmer, Thomas Payne’s Common SenseThe Federalist Papers and much more. It is claimed that the publication later reemerged as The Saturday Evening Post.

The Pennsylvania Gazette is divided into four separate folios. The periods covered by these folios include:
  • Folio I: “Benjamin Franklin’s Newspaper” (1728–1750)
  • Folio II: “The French & Indian War” (1751–1765)
  • Folio III: “The American Revolution” (1766–1783)
  • Folio IV: “The New Republic” (1784–1800)
The Pennsylvania Gazette Collection, while almost completely composed of articles from The Pennsylvania Gazette, also contains approximately 2900 articles from the publication the Pennsylvania Packet and a dozen or so articles from the Maryland Gazette.

Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1728-1800
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11699
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Japanese-American Relocation Camp Newspapers: Perspectives on Day-to-Day Life

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Japanese American Relocation Camp Newspapers: Perspectives on Day to Day Life
Archives Unbound
Description

Japanese-American Relocation Camp Newspapers: Perspectives on Day-to-Day Life offers rare first-person accounts and seldom-heard voices. It contains 24,838 pages of articles published by interned Japanese-Americans between 1942 and 1945.

The 25 newspapers presented here are sourced from the Library of Congress. Many of the titles in this archive are complete or substantially complete. Editions have been carefully collated and omissions are noted. Although articles in these files frequently appear in Japanese, most of the papers are in English or in dual text.

Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1942-1945
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11663
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Confederate Newspapers: A Collection from Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia and Alabama

Alternative Titles
Archives Unbound
Description

This digital collection of microfilmed Confederate Newpapers is a mixture of issues and papers from Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, and Alabama ranging from 1861-1865. It contains 9,234 images sWestern Reserve Historical Society.

This collection consists of:

Florida newspapers—

Floridian & Journal March 5, 1864

Cotton States April 16, 1864

The Peninsula April 21, 1864

La Recherche December 31, 1865

Tri-Weekly Observer August 4, 1866

Florida Union August 18, 1866

Georgia newspaper—

Daily Intelligencer October 7, 1858-September 18, 1859; January 4, 1860-December 31, 1860; January 1, 1861-Dec. 31, 1864

Tennessee newspapers—

The Daily Rebel August 9, 1862

Chattanooga Daily Rebel September 10, 1862-July 29, 1863

Chattanooga Daily Gazette March 5, 1864-September 2, 1865

Virginia newspapers—

Daily Express September 7, 1861-June 16, 1865

The Sentinel March 12, 1863-April 1, 1865

Alabama newspapers—

Mobile Daily Register March 11, 1860

Mobile Evening Telegraph August 19, 1864

Selma Evening Dispatch May 12, 1864

NB: This Archives Unbound collection has been digitized from the Scholarly Resources microfilm collection entitled "Confederate Newspapers." All issues in the microfilm have been included.

Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1861-1865
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11639
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National Geographic Virtual Library

Alternative Titles
National Geographic Archive, NatGeo
National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888-1994, National Geographic Magazine, 1995-current, National Geographic: People, Animals & the World
Description

This collection brings together a complete archive of National Geographic magazine — every page of every issue — along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos.

This Virtual Library includes:

    National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888-1994
    National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1995-Current
    National Geographic: People, Animals, and the World

 

Type
E-Book(s)
E-Journal(s)
Images
Video
Coverage
1888-current
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11633
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Liberty Magazine Historical Archive, 1924-1950

Description

The Liberty Magazine Historical Archive, 1924-1950 offers researchers and students of 20th century studies digital access to one of the most popular American illustrated weekly magazines of the 1920s-1950s. Containing over 17,000 fiction and non-fiction articles and stories, the archive includes the complete 26-year run of the magazine - all scanned in full colour and fully searchable.

 

Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
1924-1950
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11631
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The Sunday Times Digital Archive, 1822-2006

Alternative Titles
ST, STDA
The Sunday London Times
Description

Full digital edition of the weekly Sunday newspaper, published in London, England. The Sunday Times Digital Archive includes approximately 600,000 searchable pages published between 1822 and 2006.

Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1822-2006
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11629
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The March of Time

Alternative Titles
March of Time
Description

The March of Time first aired in March 1931 as a CBS radio series, in which the news of the day was dramatized using professional actors. In 1935 it was adapted for motion picture production and through its final airing in 1951 was one of the most notable newsreel and television series of the early 20th Century. A cross between confrontational journalism and docudrama, The March of Time series was provocative, amusing and sometimes outrageous. The 1938 release of "Inside Nazi Germany" was one of the most controversial films ever shown in American theaters.

The most unusual feature of the films was the re-creation or staging of events that had taken place, but had not been photographed by newsreel cameras. The producers argued that they had the same right to clarify news events with staged scenes as a re-write man on a newspaper had with words to make sense out of a reporter's notes. They used professional and amateur actors to impersonate famous people on the screen and then blended the staged scenes with newsreel footage.

The films were digitally re-mastered by HBO Archives.

Type
Video
Coverage
Covers events from 1912-1966.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11619
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