Humanities

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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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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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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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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European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection

Alternative Titles
Nineteenth Century Collections Online
19th Century Collections Online
NCCO
Description

Digital archive comprising over 3,250 works by more than 1,250 different authors from the later eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. This collection contains over 2 million printed pages of English-language works, many of them comprising multiple volumes. The Corvey Collection includes a considerable number of exceedingly rare publications—and even numerous previously unknown works—by British writers (and women writers in particular, whose works comprise over 1,000 of the titles) who were active during the Romantic period. In addition the collection also includes 3,658 works in French (including more than 500 by women) and 2,653 works in German, all of them dating primarily from the period 1790–1840.

Collections in this Archive

 

Type
Subject Gateway
Coverage
1790-1840
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11685
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British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture

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British Theater, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture
Nineteenth Century Collections Online
19th Century Collections Online
NCCO
Description

British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture features a wide range of primary sources related to the arts in the Victorian era, from playbills and scripts to operas and complete scores. These rare documents were sourced from the British Library and other renowned institutions and were curated by experts in British arts history.

This unparalleled collection provides a detailed look at the state of the British art world with manuscripts, compositions, and documents such as personal letters, annotated programs, meeting minutes, and financial records, offering scholars an unmatched glimpse into the inner workings of the arts world and life in Victorian Britain.

Collections in this Archive

  • Archives of the Royal Literary Fund
  • British Playbills, 1754-1882
  • Crystal Palace Handel Triennial
  • Crystal Palace Saturday Concerts
  • Drury Lane Receipts
  • Drury Lane Theatre Archive
  • Drury Lane under Sheridan, 1776-1812: Manuscript Plays and Correspondence
  • English Stage after the Restoration, 1733-1822
  • JW Davison Papers
  • King's Theatre Haymarket Archive
  • Konzert Programm Austausch
  • Oratorio Concert Programmes
  • Popular Literature in 18th and 19th Century Britain, Parts Three-Ten: The Barry Ono Collection of Bloods and Penny Dreadfuls
  • Popular Literature in 18th and 19th Century Britain, Part Two: The Sabine Baring-Gould and Thomas Crampton Collections
  • Queen's Hall Programmes
  • Royal Albert Hall
  • Royal Philharmonic Society Archive
  • Royal Philharmonic Society Music Manuscripts
  • Sir George Smart Papers
  • Sir George Smart Programmes
  • St James Hall Monday/Saturday Popular Concerts
  • Wandering Minstrels Archive
Type
Subject Gateway
Text Collection
Coverage
Nineteenth Century
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11683
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British Politics and Society

Alternative Titles
Nineteenth Century Collections Online
19th century collections online
NCCO
Description

The British Politics and Society archive of Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) contains primary source documentation that enhances a greater understanding and analysis of the development of urban centers and of the major restructuring of society that took place during the Industrial Revolution. The archive is composed of a number of individual collections, drawn together from a variety of sources.

Collections in this Archive

Type
Subject Gateway
Coverage
Nineteenth century
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11681
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Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange

Alternative Titles
Nineteenth Century Collections Online
19th Century Collections Online
NCCO
Description

Digital archive of records documenting U.S. and British relations with a variety of Asian Nations. The collection contains U.S. State Department consular and diplomatic records; British Foreign Office political correspondance; missionary correspondance and journals; and socio-economic journals. Collections in the archive include: 

Type
Subject Gateway
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11679
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Nineteenth Century Collections Online

Alternative Titles
19th Century Collections Online
NCCO
Description

Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) is a multi-year global digitization and publishing program focusing on primary source collections of the long nineteenth century. The program includes a variety of content types--monographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, statistics, and more--and unites them in one central, cross-searchable location. Content is being sourced from around the world: from national libraries; from academic and public libraries; and from a variety of special collections, archives, and repositories.

NCCO currently contains 4 collections: 

  • Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange
  • British Politics and Society
  • British Theatre, Music and Literature: High and Popular Culture
  • European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection
Type
Subject Gateway
Coverage
Nineteenth Century
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11677
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Cold War: Voices of Confrontation and Conciliation

Alternative Titles
Archives Unbound
Description

This archive contains 6,000 pages of oral histories from the "behind-the-scenes" decision and policy makers answers a wide range of popular and academic questions surrounding this long period of political and military tension:

  • What scientific and technological developments fueled the arms race that characterized the Cold War?
  • What new institutions were created by the Cold War, and how were existing institutions reshaped by it?
  • How did the Cold War condition society and culture?
  • How did it shape the foreign policies of the U.S. and the Soviet Union?
  • What did--and does--"the end of the Cold War" mean for citizens in the United States and the former Soviet Union? 

Source Library: Private Collection of Jim Thebaut

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11675
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