Humanities

Evangelism in Africa: Correspondence of the Board of Foreign Missions, 1835-1910

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Archives Unbound
Description

Evangelism in Africa: Correspondence of the Board of Foreign Missions, 1835-1910 supports research in religious studies, African studies, women’s studies, international affairs and anthropology. Letters that served as reports from the field describe the indigenous peoples and cultures, tribal factionalism, cultural differences and mores, and the many problems and achievements of the work. The archive includes 39,986 pages of diaries, letters and other first-person accounts written between 1835 and 1910 that track missionary efforts across a continent. Documents in this archive were sourced from the Library of the Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia.

Collections in this archive:

Board of Foreign Missions Correspondence and Reports, 1833-1911: Africa Mission

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11661
Access
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We Were Prepared for the Possibility of Death: Freedom Riders in the South, 1961

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Archives Unbound
Description

This archive includes 4,285 pages sourced from the Federal Bureau of Investigation Library. Included are surveillance reports, chronologies, witness statements and more. These materials provide unique (and in some cases recently declassified) insight into the Freedom Rides, the Kennedy administration and the segregated South.

 

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
1961
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11659
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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America in Protest: Records of Anti-Vietnam War Organizations - Vietnam Veterans Against the War

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Archives Unbound
Description

This archive offers 20,117 pages of FBI reports dealing with every aspect of antiwar work carried out by the Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) from 1967-1975. Researchers will also find reports on surveillance of other antiwar groups and individuals, with an emphasis on campus groups like Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and Communist organizations.

The archive’s wide range of activist-written position papers supports research in political science, American history and radical studies. In many instances these papers were open letters to the broad antiwar movement, incorporating topics such as sexism and racism in the movement, the struggle for amnesty, and the debate on pacifism as a strategic tactic. The anti-imperialism  controversy, an ever-present debate in the movement, pervades numerous position papers.

This archive contains numerous reports, newsletters and position papers, as well as an FBI overview on the leading antiwar organizations during the Vietnam War era and surveillance of national and steering committee meetings where decisions and elections took place. America in Protest also includes legal cases revolving around constitutional rights, wiretapping and civil rights. Plaintiffs included students, veterans and activists who sued on the grounds that their civil liberties were infringed upon.

Collections in the archive: 

  • America in Protest: Records of Anti-Vietnam War Organizations, Part 1: Vietnam Veterans Against the War, 1968-1975
Type
Text Collection
Coverage
1967-1975
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11657
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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American Indian Correspondence: Presbyterian Historical Society Collection of Missionaries' Letters, 1833-1893

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Archives Unbound
Description

American Indian Correspondence: Presbyterian Historical Society archive of Missionaries’ Letters, 1833-1893 is a archive of letters to and from the Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America.  Their letters describe native peoples and cultures, tribal factionalism, relations with the U.S. government and the many problems and achievements of their work. Included are 40,238 pages sourced from the Library of the Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia.

This archive includes discussion of aboriginal and post-contact Native American culture and provide a wealth of data on tribal ways and personalities. Primary-source coverage of Native American tribes includes Apache, Blackfeet, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, Navajo, Nez Pierce, Seminole, Sioux and many more.

Collections in the archive:

  • American Indian Correspondence: The Presbyterian Historical Society Collection of Missionaries' Letters, 1833-1893
Type
Text Collection
Coverage
1833-1893
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11655
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Tiananmen Square and U.S.-China Relations, 1989-1993

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Archives Unbound
Description

Tiananmen Square and U.S.-China Relations, 1989-1993 offers primary source documents relating to the demonstrations and their aftermath: public mail, memoranda, reports, cables, meeting notes, news clippings and much more. This archive was sourced from the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and contains 19,137 pages created between 1989-1993.
 

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
1989-1993
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11649
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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American Indian Movement and Native American Radicalism

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The American Indian Movement and Native American Radicalism
Archives Unbound
Description

A digital archive of FBI files that illustrate the evolution of AIM as an organization of social protest and the development of Native American radicalism. Sourced from the FBI Library, this collection includes 14,195 pages. Documents range in date from 1968 to 1979.


 

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
1968-1979
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11643
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Witchcraft in Europe and America

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Archives Unbound
Description

This archive on witchcraft includes texts dating from the 15th century to the early 20th century. The majority of the material concerns the so-called "classic period" of the 16th to 18th centuries. In addition to these classic texts, the archive includes:

  • Anti-persecution writings
  • Works by penologists
  • Legal and church documents
  • Exposés of persecutions
  • Philosophical writings
  • Transcripts of trials
  • Exorcisms

The majority of these texts, sourced from the Cornell University library, are in Latin, English and German, although there are also selected items in French, Italian, Portuguese, Danish, Dutch and Spanish.

Collections in this archive: 

  • Witchcraft in Europe and America
Type
Text Collection
Coverage
1500-1930
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11641
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Confederate Newspapers: A Collection from Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia and Alabama

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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
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Archives Unbound

Description

Archives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents. Collections in Archives Unbound cover a broad range of topics from the middle ages forward- from Witchcraft to World War II to twentieth century political history. Collections can be cross-searched or searched individually. For a complete list of available collections, see: http://go.galegroup.com/gdsc/i.do?v=2.1&u=umuser&pg=collections&it=browsecollections&p=GDSC&sw=null

Type
Subject Gateway
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11635
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive Online (catalog & sample testimonies only)

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USC Shoah Foundation Institute Visual History Archive
Shoah VHA
Description

Available to the general public, this version of the Visual History Archive provides access to the full metadata covering 52,000 interviews found on the Visual History Archive. Users can search the archive in a number of ways including name, experience, place and language. In addition, a select number of English language testimonies are available for viewing. To view testimonies not included in this sample set, see the USC Shoah Foundation Institute Visual History Archive, www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/27807

Type
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11541
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
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