American Culture

The Ojibwe People's Dictionary

Alternative Titles
Ojibwe Dictionary
Description

The Ojibwe People's Dictionary is a searchable Ojibwe-English dictionary that includes audio samples of native speakers of Ojibwe.  The dictionary includes images from collections of the Minnesota Historical Society.  Also includes excerpts from relevant documents in English and in Ojibwe.

Type
Dictionary
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30535
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Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
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Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive

Special Collections Library
Hatcher Graduate Library
913 S. University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
(734) 764-9377 (p)

A collection of American culinary history: cookbooks and other materials from the 16th through the 20th century

We are not just what we eat, but how we eat — not to mention when, where and with whom. Cookbooks, menus, advertisements, manuals of table etiquette and the like may not be written to preserve the history of everyday life, but that’s exactly what they do.

And this is what makes the library’s Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive so valuable. Containing more than 15,000 items, it paints a rich and unique portrait of American life over the centuries.

“On one level, the collection is about what people cooked and ate — but that’s just a doorway to explore how people saw themselves and their neighbors,” says collection curator JJ Jacobson.

Through the culinary archive one can explore changing attitudes towards diet and health, homemaking, commercial dining and the industrialization of food production. It also reveals historical ideas about race, class, and gender.

“This is the kind of history that’s not concerned so much with empires, kings and battles, but with where the wheat comes from, how the bread is made, how ethnic groups adopte each others recipes, and what their cultures tell women and men they should be like,” Jacobson adds.

And food continues to be an important part of our culture — contemporary discussions about organic produce, fast food, Atkins and other diet fads, concentrated feed lots, vending machines in schools and the merits of vegetarianism all stem from historical contexts chronicled in the archive.

The collection is shaped by the donation of a rich assemblage of cookbooks, menus, and other material collected over many years by Jan Longone, an adjunct curator in the U-M Special Collections Library, and her husband Dan.

Not so long ago, even the concept of American culinary history was met with skepticism.

“[Critics] said America had no cuisine or culinary history to speak of; all we ate were hamburgers,” Jan Longone wrote of attitudes at an Oxford University food symposium in the 1980s. Yet today the archive is recognized as a premier collection for the study of American culture as it relates to food and home life.

Writing in the Boston Globe, renowned chef James Beard called an exhibit of works from the collection “an unequaled feat of culinary scholarship.”

“Not all the cookbooks are good cookbooks, but they are all interesting and the authors, mainly women, were an amazing group who did a great deal to influence American history,” Beard wrote in the 1984 column.

And the collection has only continued to grow and evolve since then. Formerly held at U-M’s William L. Clements Library, it was transferred to the U-M Library in 2013 where its potential for teaching and scholarship can be fully realized.

Page maintained by JJ Jacobson
Last modified: 06/30/2014

Rotunda

Description

Rotunda is a digital collection of critical and documentary texts published by the University of Virginia Press. 

Rotunda's fully-searchable collections include: 

Presidential Recordings of Lyndon B. Johnson Digital Edition.

The Literature and Culture Collection looks to both the U.S. and Britain to provide users with a rich and diverse perspective on the Renaissance through the nineteenth century. The collection presents “born-digital” publications alongside digitized versions of multivolume print publications. The collection includes:

·      The Digital Temple: A Documentary Edition of George Herbert's English Verse

·      Emily Dickinson's Correspondences

·      Herman Melville’s “Typee”: A Fluid Text Edition

·      The Letters of Christina Rossetti

·      Clotel by William Wells Brown

·      The Letters of Matthew Arnold

·      The Letters of Christina Rossetti

Type
E-Book(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30355
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Smithsonian Collections Online

Alternative Titles
Air & Space Magazine
Smithsonian Magazine
Air & Space and Smithsonian Magazine Archive
Description

The Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum and research complex--home to 19 museums, 9 research centers and over 137 million collection objects for the study of art, history, culture, and science. The Smithsonian's collections and fields of study focus on the American Experience, World Cultures, a Biodiverse Planet, and Exploring the Mysteries of the Universe.

Combining the full archive of Smithsonian Magazine and Air & Space Magazine, this resource brings these study themes into the pathway of students and faculty worldwide. It presents a unique and comprehensive insight into history, science, nature, the arts, innovation, technology, and world culture. Available in a fully searchable digital archive, these publications bring depth and expert coverage of high-demand topics in support of the Smithsonian Institution's mission of increase and diffusion of knowledge.

Additional years will be added annually.

Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
Smithsonian Magazine: 1970-2010 Air & Space Magazine: 1986-2010
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30025
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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American West

Alternative Titles
The American West
Description

The American West includes materials from the Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana at the Newberry Library, Chicago.  The collection includes a wide range of primary source materials, such as manuscripts, maps, broadsides, and a variety of ephemeral works.

Highlights include:

-Papers of early pioneers, explorers and hunters are well represented, including items such as the original manuscript journal and papers of James Audubon.

-Canada and the Pacific Northwest are well documented including accounts of the Gold Rush and of the landscape.

 

-The evolution of Western towns can be seen through materials such as prospectuses and city directories.

 

-The growth of railway and road networks can be explored through maps and through records of key railroad companies.

 

-Emigrants guides, manuscript travel journals, store catalogues, illustrations and maps enable scholars to understand the phenomenon of Westward expansion.

 

-Accounts of ranches and of the prairie lands document the agricultural transformation of the West.

 

-There are rich resources for the study of Texas, Mexico and the South.

 

-Literary and historical works – as well as contemporary newspapers and posters - enable a better understanding of the real and mythic West – with first hand accounts of the lives of vigilantes and outlaws.

 

-Native American history and culture is also very well documented.

 

-Original manuscripts, ephemeral material (trade cards, wanted posters, photos, claim certificates, news-sheets etc), maps, and rare printed works.

 

(from the publisher's description)

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/29606
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Bibliography of Native North Americans

Alternative Titles
BNNA
Description

Bibliography of Native North Americans (BNNA ) provides citations to books, essays, journal articles and government documents of the United States and Canada. BNNA covers all aspects of native North American culture, history and life.  

This is the only database available that specifically indexes secondary literature across disciplines dealing with native North American life and culture.

Type
Article Index
Database
Coverage
Content range covers sixteenth century through the present. Earliest indexed publication is from 1890; some coverage throughout 20th century; bulk of the collection was published after 1990.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/29348
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Saline Historic Homes

Description

Saline Historic Homes is a collection of photographs from a Historical and Architectural Survey that includes all structures built up to 1944 within the city limits of Saline, Michigan. Conducted in 1994 by Kosky and Glynn Associates, this survey is the result of the City’s intent to comply with the Certified Local Government requirements. The objective of the survey was to research, photograph and map all structures built within the City of Saline between 1829 and 1944. The completed project includes a survey card and black and white photograph for each structure, a map of all surveyed structures, and historical and architectural text encompassing the study period.

The City of Saline is the copyright holder for the materials in this Saline Historic Homes online collection. The images made available on this site by the Saline Historic Homes Collection are made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 2.5 license.
Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/29341
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
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Archives of Michigan Online Finding Aids

Alternative Titles
Archives of Michigan EAD (Encoded Archival Description) Finding Aids
Description

The Archives of Michigan EAD (Encoded Archival Description) Finding Aids site provides access to finding aids or descriptive inventories for archival records and manuscript collections at the Archives. 

Type
Catalog
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11853
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
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Literary Research Guide: An Annotated Listing of Reference Sources in English Literary Studies (5th Edition)

Alternative Titles
Harner
MLA Literary Research Guide
Description
Published by the MLA, James L. Harner's Literary Research Guide offers information about reference sources for doing research in all areas of literary studies. The electronic edition of the Guide, based on the fifth print edition, allows you to look up materials in WorldCat, Google Books, and your library’s online catalog. Use the personalization feature to save searches and individual entries and to write notes about them for later reference. Since the initial release of the electronic edition in 2009, the author has revised the Guide twice a year. The online Guide, which will continue to be updated and revised regularly, now includes over 1,000 entries; refers to nearly 1,700 additional books, articles, and electronic resources in annotations; and cites more than 700 reviews.
Type
E-Book(s)
Handbook
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11849
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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