American Culture

Detroit Free Press, 1831-1922

Alternative Titles
Freep
ProQuest Historical Newspapers
PQHN
Description

The Detroit Free Press published its first edition before Michigan entered statehood and when wild animals outnumbered the people living in the city. Its editor assigned a writer to walk the waterfront and record the shipping news each day, creating the first news “beat.” The Free Press also was the first U.S. newspaper to print a regular Sunday edition and the first to publish court testimony. It sent reporters to Civil War battlefields to describe the action, set up a Washington bureau to report on politics, and was the first American newspaper published in Europe when it began a London edition in 1881.


The Detroit Free Press witnessed the arrival of former slaves and the influx of Polish, German, Irish, and Italian immigrants to Michigan. It watched the mining and timber industries bring industry and wealth to the state. The publication witnessed the birth of the automotive industry and products such as Vernors Ginger Ale and Faygo pop. And, it followed Detroit Tiger’s baseball player Ty Cobb as he set record after record.

Type
Newspaper(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11595
Access
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Subjects

Civil War Diaries

Alternative Titles
Western Michigan University Libraries, United States Civil War Collection
Description

The Western Michigan University Libraries United States Civil War Collection was launched in 2007 with 8 diaries of men with connections to Michigan or the Midwest. It has since expanded and the current collection represents diverse military experiences, ranging from a musician to a prisoner of war. The handwritten originals have full transcriptions that are searchable with subjects.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11347
Subjects

Vogue Archive

Alternative Titles
The Vogue Magazine Archive
Description

The Vogue Archive contains the entire run of Vogue magazine (US edition) from 1892 up to three months ago, reproduced in high-resolution color page images.  More than 400,000 pages are included, documenting the work from designers, photographers, stylists and illustrators of the late 19th, 20th, and early 21st centuries.  Users can conduct searches to reveal results in all text, captions, and titles throughout the magazine, including advertisements, covers and fold-outs.  Page images are provided in both JPEG and Flash digital formats.

Type
Article Index
E-Journal(s)
Images
Coverage
Every page of every issue from December 17, 1892 (Volume 1, Number 1) up to three months ago (does not include three most recent monthly issues)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11329
Access
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Jazz Music Library

Description

Streaming audio of every jazz genre and time period, featuring jazz artists from around the world. More than 130,000 tracks from scores of labels are represented. Mobile devices supported. Product is limited to three simultaneous users--if you experience a turn-away, please check back.

The labels in Jazz Music Library include: Verve, GRP Records, Impulse, Jazzology, American Music Records, G.H.B. Records, Black Swan, Solo Art, Circle Records, Paramount, Concord Records, Concord Picante, Concord Jazz, Fantasy Records, Fantasy Jazz, Contemporary Records, Good Time Jazz, Milestone, Monterey Jazz Festival Records, Original Jazz Classics, Pablo, Peak, Prestige, Riverside, Stretch Records, Original Jazz Classics, and Universal Edition.

Type
Audio
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11279
Access
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American History in Video

Description

Upon completion, American History in Video will contain over 5700 documentary films and newsreels (over 2000 hours) of significant events in U.S. history, in streaming video. Each film includes a transcript. Clips and playlists can be created, saved and shared. Videos can be downloaded to an Apple OS or Android phone, good for 48 hours.

Type
Video
Coverage
Videos cover topics that occurred in 1492-2001. 1898-2010
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11263
Access
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New Yorker

Alternative Titles
The New Yorker, NewYorker, TNY
OpinionArchives, Opinion Archives
Description

Online access to all issues of one of the premier literary-intellectual magazines in the English language.

Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
Includes full text of every article from every issue published since The New Yorker began publication. 1925 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10951
More Information
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Godey's Lady's Book 1830-1898

Alternative Titles
Godeys
Description
Under the editorship of Sarah Josepha Hale, Godey's Lady's Book (1830-1898) became one of the most influential U.S. women's magazines in developing the concept of the "woman's sphere." Alongside articles concerning all aspects of the domestic sphere, the magazine included patterns for handcrafts, color plates of the latest fashions, and sheet music. Godey's also came to be known as an important literary magazine and included contributions by authors such as Stowe, Hawthorne, Poe, and Longfellow. This fully searchable and browsable online archive contains the full run of Godey's Lady's Book and includes all of its color plates.
Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
1830-1898
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10675
Access
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Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives 1960–1974

Alternative Titles
The Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives 1960–1974
Description

The Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives 1960–1974 brings the 1960s alive through diaries, letters, autobiographies and other memoirs, written and oral histories, manifestos, government documents, memorabilia, and scholarly commentary. With 150,000 pages of material at completion, this searchable collection is the definitive electronic resource for students and scholars researching this important period in American history, culture, and politics. The database currently has over 35,000 pages.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10509
Access
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Encyclopedia of Recreation and Leisure in America

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Recreation and Leisure in America (GVRL)
Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
Description

A two-volume survey of the pursuit of leisure in the United States, from Colonial to modern times, presented through 271 alphabetically arranged entries. Coverage includes specific types of recreational activities as well as important themes in the history of leisure. For students, researchers, and general readers.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2004 edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10325
Access
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Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History in America

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History in America (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description

A three-volume survey of more than 400 years of lesbian and gay history and culture in the United States, presented through over 500 alphabetically arranged entries. Coverage includes people, public policy, economics, social issues, identities, and culture, among many others. For students, researchers, and general readers. 3 v.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2004
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10259
Access
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