History (General)

Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World War

Description

This collection includes 1500 unit magazines and journals that were written and illustrated by soldiers, medical workers, prisoners of war, and members of civilian and charitable organizations during the First World War. The collection features cover-to-cover scans in full color or gray scale, with granular indexing at the article level.

Produced, mostly unofficially, by every type of unit engaged in the war, the publications were principally distributed only to the members of the unit. The magazines were written and illustrated by the soldiers serving in a huge variety of units of all combatant nations including the United States, Britain, Canada, France, Australia, and New Zealand. Although the majority of journals that have survived originate from units based on the Western Front in France, there are also magazines from units serving on the Eastern Front, in Gallipoli, Palestine, Egypt, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, Britain and America.

These unique journals provide an essential counterpoint to the official histories of the First World War. Indeed, the unit magazines constitute a library of lost voices from the early 20th century, touching all aspects of life and culture in the pre-1919 period. Issues contain poems, sketches, short stories, jokes, plays and articles that were often contributed anonymously. The collection is applicable for research and teaching across several disciplines, including:

  • History
  • Literature
  • War Studies/Military History
  • Cultural and Gender Studies

Coverage includes:

  • Infantry: Regimental magazines from British, American, Dominion, French and German units training at home and based abroad including The Dead Horse Corner Gazette, The Howling Howitzer and The Kit-Bag.
  • Medical: Magazines from hospitals and hospital ships based in the UK, France, America and the Dominions written by doctors, nurses and patients, such as The Iodine Chronicle and Happy Though Wounded—including poems, stories and sketches by nurses and women ambulance drivers of all the combatant nations.
  • Prisoners of War: Internment camp magazines written by Allied troops in Germany and by German troops in Britain and France, including Prisoner's Pie and Knockaloe Lager-Zeitung.
  • Associated Civilian Organizations: Magazines from charitable organizations such as the Y.M.C.A. and the Church Army and independent civilian organizations such as the Soldiers’ Wives and Mothers' League.
Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30603
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Daily Mail Historical Archive (1896-2004)

Description

This online edition of The Daily Mail (1896-2004), a British tabloid newspaper, is fully searchable and browsable.

As well as the regular edition of the newspaper, the Daily Mail Historical Archive also includes the Daily Mail Atlantic Edition, which was published on board the transatlantic liners that sailed between New York and Southampton between 1923 and 1931.

Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1896-2004
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30040
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Chatham House online archive

Description

"Chatham House Online Archive contains the publications and archives of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), the world-leading independent international affairs policy institute founded in 1920 following the Paris Peace Conference.

The Institute's analysis and research, as well as debates and speeches it has hosted, can be found in this online archive, subject-indexed and fully searchable."--From the website.

 

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30038
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Middle Eastern Manuscripts Online 2: The Ottoman Legacy of Levinus Warner

Alternative Titles
MEMO 2
Description

This online publication consists of 140 volumes from the Warner Collection, totaling 45,809 pages of Ottoman Turkish, Arabic, and Persian texts. All these manuscripts were acquired by the great scholar Levinus Warner during his stay in Istanbul from 1644 until his death in 1665.

This selection from the famous Warner Legacy to the Leiden University Libraries includes one autograph (Codex Orientalis 432), ten unique manuscripts (Cod. Or. 498; 517; 801; 870; 1088; 1090; 1096; 1110; 1143; 1155; and 1175), and eleven manuscripts with unique parts (Cod. Or. 309; 333; 662; 697; 730; 765; 835; 870; 898; 917; and 923). Several manuscripts once belonged to famous owners; for example, Cod. Or. 1122 originates from the private library of the Ottoman polymath and historian Kātib Çelebi (d. 1657).

Type
E-Book(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/29418
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Middle Eastern Manuscripts Online 1: Pioneer Orientalists

Alternative Titles
MEMO 1
Description

This collection consists of the Arabic manuscripts of Joseph Justus Scaliger (d. 1609), Franciscus Raphelengius (d. 1597) and Jacobus Golius (d. 1667) from the Leiden University Library, one of Europe’s top repositories of Oriental manuscripts. These three collections are Leiden’s oldest core collections of Arabic manuscripts. The Golius collection is particularly famous for its manuscripts on Islamic science.

In total 303 volumes were scanned in full color, resulting in 503 texts with metadata which are now available online in this collection.

Type
E-Book(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/29414
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Brill's Medieval Reference Library Online

Description

3550 pages of text from 3 print Brill encyclopedias, complete and unabridged - Encyclopedia of Medieval Pilgrimage (2009) , Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle (2010), Encyclopaedia of Medieval Dress and Textiles of the British Isles c. 450-1450 (2012) offering 3600 signed articles on aspects of medieval history, culture and belief, together with nearly 200 illustrations. Cross-searchable.

 

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/29410
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World Newsreels Online, 1929-1966

Description

The full run of newsreels on significant historical events from throughout the 20th century.  Includes the March of Time series, and selected videos from American History in Video and World History in Video, but adds new material from France, Japan, the Netherlands, and other countries throughout the world.

Each film has a transcript or translation. Clips and playlists can be created, saved and shared. Videos can be downloaded to an Apple OS or Android device, available for 48 hours. 

Type
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/29351
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Twentieth Century Advice Literature

Alternative Titles
North American Guides on Race, Gender, Sex and the Family
20th C. Advice Literature
Description

"Twentieth Century Advice Literature: North American Guides on Race, Gender, Sex, and the Family allows students and researchers to immerse themselves in the values and behaviors of Americans of the past. The collection provides a window into American social history by bringing together the instructional, prescriptive, behavioral, and etiquette literature that defined standards of personal conduct for millions of Americans and reflected the prevailing social mores across the twentieth century. When complete, the collection will contain 150,000 pages of fully searchable handbooks, manuals, textbooks, etiquette guides, self-help books, instructional pamphlets, and how-to books that illustrate both how Americans actually behaved and how they felt they ought to behave."

Includes texts from over 700 sources.

 

 

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11815
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Afro-Americana Imprints, 1535-1922

Description

This collection is created from the Library Company of Philadelphia's acclaimed Afro-Americana Collection. When complete, this unique online resource will provide researchers with more than 12,000 printed works. These essential books, pamphlets and broadsides, including many lesser-known imprints, hold an unparalleled record of African American history, literature and culture. This collection spans nearly 400 years, from the early 16th to the early 20th century. Critically important subjects covered include the West's discovery and exploitation of Africa; the rise of slavery in the New World along with the growth and success of abolitionist movements; the development of racial thought and racism; descriptions of African American life -- slave and free -- throughout the Americas; and slavery and race in fiction and drama. Also featured are printed works of African American individuals and organizations. **At present, the online collection is only 8% complete.**

Can be cross-searched by keyword with African American Newspapers, African American Periodicals and other Archive of Americana series, using the Archive of Americana link below.

Type
Database
E-Book(s)
Text Collection
Coverage
1535-1922
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11775
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