American Culture

Michigan Photography

Description

The Michigan Photography image collection contains photographs of people, places, and events at the University of Michigan dating back to 2000. Michigan Photography is an official unit of the University of Michigan dedicated to documenting the institution’s history through "thoughtful, creative, and consistently excellent photographic images." This online collection represents a curated and well-described selection of the unit’s overall work and have been used in internal and external university publications and were previously available on the Michigan Photography website. Moving forward, the collection will be updated on a regular basis as the unit transfers images to the Bentley Historical Library.

Type
Images
Coverage
2000-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/41850
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Confidential U.S. State Department Central Files, Europe and Latin America, 1960-1969

Alternative Titles
ProQuest History Vault, International Relations and Military Conflicts
Description

The U.S. State Department Central Files are an important source of American diplomatic reporting on political, military, social, and economic developments throughout the world in the 20th century. Concentrating exclusively on those U.S. State Department Central Files that have not been microfilmed by the National Archives or distributed by other publishers, the U.S. State Department Central Files in History Vault contain a wide range of materials from U.S. diplomats in foreign countries: reports on political, military, and socioeconomic matters; interviews and minutes of meetings with foreign government officials; important letters, instructions, and cables sent and received by U.S. diplomatic personnel; and reports and translations from foreign journals and newspapers.

Highlights of the Europe and Latin America module include international reaction to the Bay of Pigs invasion, East-West tensions in Berlin, Germany; U.S. meetings with Soviet leaders; settlement of the dispute over the Chamizal region in Texas and Mexico, Cuban sugar industry, and student unrest and demonstrations, especially in Mexico and Panama.

The countries covered in the Europe and Latin America module are Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany); Germany (focusing on Berlin); Soviet Union; Cuba; Mexico; Panama; and Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/41484
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Women's Studies Manuscript Collections from the Schlesinger Library

Alternative Titles
ProQuest History Vault, Women's Studies
Description

These collections from the Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe College consist of three distinct series of collections: voting rights, national politics, and reproductive rights. The voting rights papers include documentation of national, regional, and local leaders. National leaders featured in this module include Carrie Chapman Catt, Matilda Joslyn Gage, Helen Hamilton Gardener, Julia Ward Howe, Alma Lutz, Anna Howard Shaw, and Lucy Stone.

Papers of regional and local leaders include Harriet Burton Laidlaw, Helen Barten Owens, Clementina Rhodes Hartshorne, Mary Garrett Hay, Nellie Nugemt Somerville, Lucy Somerville Howorth, Margaret Foley, Grace Allen Johnson, and Olympia Brown.

On the topic of national politics, major collections are those of Molly Dewson, Emma Guffey Miller, Sue Shelton White, Jeannette Rankin, and Jessica Weis.

Collections on reproductive rights are the Schlesinger Library Family Planning Oral History Project, and the papers of Mary Ware Dennett and the Voluntary Parenthood League.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/41480
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Struggle for Women's Rights, Organizational Records, 1880-1990

Alternative Titles
ProQuest History Vault, Women's Studies
Description

This collection is comprised of records of three important women's rights organizations: the National Woman's Party, the League of Women Voters, and the Women's Action Alliance. Originally a committee of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA), the National Woman's Party (NWP) was founded in 1913 when Alice Paul and her colleagues broke away from NAWSA in dissent over strategy and tactics. The Women's Action Alliance, established in 1971 as a grass-roots organization, concerned itself with issues such as employment and employment discrimination, childcare, health care, and education. The League of Women Voters collection documents almost every facet of women's involvement in U.S. politics from 1920 to 1974.

The collection breakdown is as follows:

National Woman's Party Papers, Part I: 1913-1974, Series 1: Correspondence, 1877-1974

National Woman's Party Papers, Part I: 1913-1974, Series 2: Minutes, Legal Papers, and Financial Records, 1912-1972

National Woman's Party Papers, Part I: 1913-1974, Series 3: Printed Materials, 1850-1972

National Woman's Party Papers, Part I: 1913-1974, Series 4: World Woman's Party Papers, 1938-1958

National Woman's Party Papers, Part II: The Suffrage Years, 1913-1920, Series 1: Correspondence, 1891-1940

National Woman's Party Papers, Part II: The Suffrage Years, 1913-1920, Series 2: Administrative Files, Printed Matter, and Photographs, 1889-1936

Papers of the League of Women Voters, 1918-1974, Part I: Meetings of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committees, Minutes and Related Documents, 1918-1974

Papers of the League of Women Voters, 1918-1974, Part II: Transcripts and Records of National Conventions and of General Councils

Papers of the League of Women Voters, 1918-1974, Part III, Series A: National Office Subject Files, 1920-1932

Women's Action Alliance, Parts 1-8

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/41478
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American Politics and Society from Kennedy to Watergate

Alternative Titles
ProQuest History Vault, American Politics and Society
Description

An exceptional compilation of documents from the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon presidencies as well as records from federal agencies ranging from the EPA to the FBI. Issues covered span women's rights, environmental issues, urban renewal, rural development, tax reform, civil rights, space exploration, international trade, the War on Poverty, and the Watergate trials. Kennedy files include documents from the 1960 presidential campaign, correspondence between the president and federal personnel, Pierre Salinger's daily press briefings, transcripts of presidential press conferences, and oral histories of key Kennedy cabinet members as well as senators and representatives.

The Johnson administration collections chronicle the seven years of tumult and unparalleled change from the Civil Rights Bill of 1964 and the War on Poverty to civil unrest and fighting in Vietnam. Of particular note is the Confidential File from the Johnson White House Central Files.

Nixon administration materials consist of Nixon's White House files as well as a collection of the official transcripts of proceedings in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in the four major Watergate-related trials.

Some of the individual sub-collections include:

Aeronautics and Space Reports to the Congress, 1958-1984

Appointment Book of President Kennedy, 1961-1963

Associated Press, Wire Copy on the Assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Senator Robert F. Kennedy

Citizens Advisory Council on the Status of Women, 1963-1977, Parts 1-2

Confidential File of the Johnson White House, 1963-1969, Parts 1-2

Daily Diary of President Johnson, 1963-1969

Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1963-1969: Official History and Documents, Parts 1-2

Environmental Protection Agency: Records on the Health and Ecological Effects of Pollution, 1971-1977

FBI Files on the American Indian Movement and Wounded Knee

FBI Files on the Weather Underground Organization

John F. Kennedy 1960 Campaign, Parts 1-2

Johnson Administration's Response to Anti-Vietnam War Activities, Parts 1-2

President's Commission on Campus Unrest, Part 1: Executive Files

Records of the Department of Justice: The Cabinet Committee on Drug Law Enforcement, 1976-1977

Records of the National Commission on Marijuana and Drug Abuse, 1970-1973

Records of the National Council on Indian Opportunity, 1968-1974

War on Poverty, Parts 1-5

Watergate in Court, Parts 1-4

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/41472
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Law and Society Since the Civil War: American Legal Manuscripts from the Harvard Law School Library

Alternative Titles
ProQuest History Vault, Harvard Law Library, Felix Frankfurter Papers, Louis Brandeis Papers, Sacco-Vanzetti, William H. Hastie Papers
Description

This module consists of 11 collections from the Harvard Law School Library, highlighting three Supreme Court Justices, the first Black federal judge, high-profile cases, and insights into developing ideologies and laws, as far back as 1861 with the Papers of Oliver Wendell Holmes, which span from the Civil War to the Great Depression. The Papers of Louis D. Brandeis and Felix Frankfurter provide a behind-the-scenes view of the Supreme Court between 1919 and 1961. The Frankfurter Papers are of special note because they reveal how the Supreme Court approached the Brown v. Board of Education decision, the landmark school desegregation case that is well documented in other History Vault modules.

The collection is broken down as follows:

Albert Levitt Papers

Felix Frankfurter Papers, Part I: United States Supreme Court, Case Files of Opinions and Memoranda, October Terms 1938-1952

Felix Frankfurter Papers, Part II: United States Supreme Court, Case Files of Opinions and Memoranda, October Terms 1953-1961

Felix Frankfurter Papers, Part III: Correspondence and Related Material

Livingston Hall Papers

Louis Dembitz Brandeis Papers, Part 1: United States Supreme Court, October Terms 1916-1931

Louis Dembitz Brandeis Papers, Part 2: United States Supreme Court, October Terms 1932-1938

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. Papers

Richard H. Field Papers

Roscoe Pound Papers, Part I: Correspondence, 1907-1964

Roscoe Pound Papers, Part II: Writings, Lectures, Addresses, Teaching Notes, and Miscellaneous Manuscripts

Roscoe Pound Papers, Part III: Personal, Biographical, Bibliographical, Miscellany, and Activities

Sacco-Vanzetti Case Papers

Sheldon Glueck Papers

William H. Hastie Papers, Part I: Judicial Activities

William H. Hastie Papers, Part II: Civil Rights, Organizational, and Private Activities

Zechariah Chafee Jr. Papers

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/41468
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American Indians and the American West, 1809-1971

Alternative Titles
ProQuest History Vault, American politics and society, Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Major Council Meetings of American Indian Tribes, Documents collected by the office of Indian affairs, Miscellaneous documents relating to Indian affairs
Description

American Indians and the American West, 1809-1971 brings together several collections of documents covering American Indian interactions with white settlers, the U.S. government, and within and among Indian tribes, during the 19th and 20th centuries. Notably, the collection includes the Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and its Central Classified Files, as well as the Major Council Meetings of American Indian Tribes.

In addition, the collection incorporates the Chicago History Museum Collections on American Indians and the American West, covering exploration and expansion from 1754-1899 through diaries and correspondence, financial accounts and legal documents. This collection is divided into eight series including American Fur Company, Jeremiah Porter Diaries, and the Story of the Winnebagoes, among others.

Other subcollections include case files of military courts and commissions from the Indian removal activities of the U.S. Army, Reports of the Commissioner to the Five Civilized Tribes, and documents from the Lake Mohonk Conference of Friends of the Indian.

 

 

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/41203
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Southern Life and Slavery

Alternative Titles
ProQuest History Vault, Slavery and the Law, Southern Life and African American History, Plantation records, Records of antebellum southern plantations from the revolution through the civil war, Records of southern plantations from emancipation to the great migration, Race slavery and free blacks, Slavery statutes
Description

Southern Life and Slavery includes two major sub-collections documenting the history of race and slavery in the American south.

Slavery and the Law consists of petitions on race, slavery, and free blacks submitted to county courts and state legislatures during the period 1775-1867. The collection includes petitions for redress of grievances at multiple levels of government throughout all 15 slaveholding states and the District of Columbia. The documents convey testimony of men, women, slaves, slaveholders, and free black people on a wide range of contested topics, including suffrage, education, marriage, divorce, and emancipation.

Southern Life and African American History, 1775-1915, Plantations Records is a vast collection of business and personal records such as ledger and payroll books, diaries and correspondence, and wills. These records cover the antebellum, Civil War, and post-emancipation periods across much of the American south and provide coverage of business and agricultural practices alongside personal and familial records. The collections document crop and commodity prices, aspects of the cotton and grain trades, culture of tobacco growing and marketing, and various aspects of the daily lives of slaves and planters.

Major collections in this module include:

  • The James Henry Hammond Papers from University of South Carolina
  • Hollyday Family Papers, Susanna Warfield Diaries, and Martha Forman Diaries from the Maryland Historical Society
  • Valcour Aime Slave Records from the Louisiana State Museum
  • John McDonogh Papers from Tulane University
  • General John Hartwell Cocke Papers from the University of Virginia
  • Henry Watson Papers and the Clement Claiborne Clay Papers from Alabama
  • John Knight and Duncan McLaurin collections from the Natchez area in Mississippi
  • William Patterson Smith Collection from Duke University
Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/41201
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Civil Rights and the Black Freedom Struggle

Alternative Titles
History Vault, NAACP Papers, Bayard Rustin Papers, Mary McLeod Bethune Papers, NACWC Records, SCLC Records, Claude A. Barnett Papers, Congress of Racial Equality Papers, SNCC Papers
Description

Civil Rights and the Black Freedom Struggle is a substantial collection of documents drawn from three categories to document the U.S. civil rights movement in the 20th century: records of the U.S. federal government; various organizational records and collections of personal papers; and records of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

The NAACP Papers collection covers the period from 1909-1972. It consists of 6 modules and contains internal memos, legal briefings, and direct action summaries from national, legal, and branch offices throughout the country.

The U.S. Federal Government records include civil rights records from the Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, and George H. W. Bush presidencies as well as the Martin Luther King FBI File and FBI Files on locations of major civil rights demonstrations like Montgomery and Selma, Alabama.

The organizational records and personal papers include records of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), National Association of Colored Women's Clubs (NACWC), Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE).

 

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/41115
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Politics, Social Activism, and Community Support: Selected Gay & Lesbian Periodicals and Newsletters

Alternative Titles
Gay and Lesbian Periodicals, Archives Unbound
Description

This collection of periodicals focuses on newsletters issued by gay and lesbian political and social activist organizations throughout the country and on periodicals devoted to gay and lesbian political and social activist agendas—the "public" face of gay and lesbian activism. In addition, this collection includes serial literature on its "private" face, exploring the challenges and complexities of building gay and lesbian communities inside and outside of a "straight" world, the need for psychological reinforcement through support groups in an effort to combat an often hostile environment, and the yearning for spiritual confirmation of one’s identity and life choices. Carefully selected for rarity from the thousands of titles in the GLBT Historical Society archives, the collection features more than 200 newsletter and periodical titles totaling nearly 8,000 issues. This product is strong in newsletters from organizations that began their work during the formative years of the gay and lesbian movement. Most of these organizations are now defunct and their newsletters are the only record of their history and contribution to the movement.

 

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40921
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