American Culture

ProQuest History Vault

Alternative Titles
History Vault, Southern Life and Slavery, Slavery and the Law, Southern Life and African American History 1775-1915 Plantations Records, Civil Rights and the Black Freedom Struggle, NAACP Papers, American Indians and the American West 1809-1971, Thomas A. Edison Papers, Law and Society Since the Civil War: American Legal Manuscripts from the Harvard Law School Library, American Politics and Society from Kennedy to Watergate, Struggle for Women's Rights Organizational Records 1880-1990, National Woman's Party Papers, Papers of the League of Women Voters, Women's Studies Manuscript Collections from the Schlesinger Library, Confidential U.S. State Department Central Files: Europe and Latin America 1960-1969, Vietnam War and American Foreign Policy 1960-1975, Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service 1880-1930
Description

ProQuest History Vault is a platform that hosts several digitized primary source collections in 19th and 20th century American history. History Vault supports advanced searching across all modules and collections and is also fully browsable. All documents may be downloaded as PDFs.

The collections include:

Southern Life and Slavery: Includes plantation records, 1775-1915, and petitions on race & slavery submitted to county courts and state legislatures, to 1867.

American Indians and the American West, 1809-1971: Collections from the U.S. National Archives covering American Indians & U.S. government relations during the 19th & 20th centuries.

Thomas A. Edison Papers: Collection of lab notebooks, diaries, business records, and correspondence documenting the life and work of Thomas Alva Edison.

Law and Society Since the Civil War: American Legal Manuscripts from the Harvard Law School Library: Set of 11 collections including papers of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Felix Frankfurter, Louis D. Brandeis, and others.

Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1880 - 1930: Documents covering investigations made during the massive immigration wave into the United States at the turn of the 20th century.

Struggle for Women's Rights: Organizational Records, 1880-1990: Records of the National Woman's Party, the League of Women Voters, and the Women's Action Alliance.

Women's Studies Manuscript Collections from the Schlesinger Library: Collection from the Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe College covering voting rights, national politics, and reproductive rights.

Civil Rights and the Black Freedom Struggle: Records of several organizations including the NAACP, SCLC, SNCC, & CORE, along with FBI surveillance files on MLK, Jr. & from COINTELPRO.

Confidential U.S. State Department Central Files: Europe and Latin America 1960-1969: Collection of State Department documents from the 1960s, not previously published.

American Politics and Society from Kennedy to Watergate: Expansive collection of documents from the Kennedy, Johnson, & Nixon administrations, including records of several federal agencies.

Vietnam War and American Foreign Policy 1960-1975: Collection of U.S foreign policy documents from the State Department, CIA, Kennedy, Johnson, & Nixon National Security files, and more.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11243
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America

Alternative Titles
Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America contains 152 original essays (about 8,000-12,000 words each) on specific minority and ethnic groups in the U.S., with an emphasis on culture (religions, holidays, customs, language) in addition to information on historical background and settlement patterns. The Encyclopedia also covers ethnoreligious groups such as Jews, Chaldeans and Amish. 3 v.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2nd edition 2000
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10257
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Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Thematic Series: Sports Figures

Alternative Titles
Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Thematic Series: Sports Figures (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description
A two-volume biographical resource for professional sports figures. Presents over 600 entries covering a who's who of American sports, including athletes, coaches, owners, and media personalities. Each entry provides a brief introduction, photo, detailed biography, career highlights, and a bibliography. For general readers. 2 v.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2002
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10217
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Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850-1920

Alternative Titles
Emergence of Advertising in America
Description
Searchable and browseable database of over 9,000 images from advertising in late 19th and early 20th c. America. The images are taken from Duke University Library Special Collections.
Type
Images
Coverage
Late 19th and early 20th centuries
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10091
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
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America: History & Life with Full Text (EBSCO)

Alternative Titles
America: History and Life, AHL, AH&L, AHaL
Description

America: History & Life is an index of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. The database indexes 1,700 journals from 1964 to present and also includes citations and links to book and media reviews. Strong English-language journal coverage is balanced by an international perspective on topics and events, including abstracts in English of articles published in more than 40 languages.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1954-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10059
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