United States History

American History, 1493-1945

Alternative Titles
Gildern Lehrman, American History
Description

This collection of primary source material consists of manuscripts, correspondence, pamphlets, broadsides, photographs, maps, and more. Material is drawn from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, whose collection is housed at the New York Historical Society. Materials cover the period from earliest colonial settlement in North America through the end of World War Two, available in two modules. The current trial is for Module 1 only.

Module 1, Settlement, Commerce, Revolution, and Reform, 1493-1859:

This module consists of 3 major sub-collections, including the Henry Knox Papers, Livingston Family Papers, and Gilder Lehrman collection. 

Module 2, Civil War, Reconstruction, and the Modern Era, 1860-1945:

This module consists of 2 main strands, including Civil War Letters, Diaries, Newspapers, and Images and the Gildher Lehrman collection.

The trial period for Module 1 runs through December 8, 2014. Please send questions and feedback to alexap@umich.edu.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/38612
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Prize Papers Online 1: American Revolutionary War and Fourth Anglo-Dutch War

Alternative Titles
Brill Prize Papers, Brill Online Primary Sources, Prize Papers Online 1, Prize Papers Online 2
Description

The Prize Papers Online is a collection of intercepted documents from ships seized by British privateers, including crew interrogations and cargo inventories. The original documents are held in the National Archives of the United Kingdom, among the papers of the High Court of the Admiralty (HCA). The digitized edition of this collection is comprised of 4 parts, spanning the period from 1592 to 1855, with the majority of papers covering 1655-1817. The papers represent seized ships of 15 nationalities and are written in as many languages. The interrogation records were generated during an intense period of maritime warfare, fought largely by merchant ships and privateers. Together they comprise a thorough record of global sea trade for the period covered.

Part 1: American Revolutionary War and Fourth Anglo-Dutch WarThis collection contains approximately 7,000 interrogations of members of the crews of ships seized by British privateers during the period from 1775-1784. The hand-written interrogations are included in their entirety with accompanying searchable details, including date of seizing, description of cargo, authorized origin and destination, name of privateer vessel, interrogated person, and place of interrogation. 

Part 2: Seven Years' War and War of the Austrian Succession: forthcoming, available in early December 2014

Type
Database
Text Collection
Coverage
1775-1784
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/33394
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William L. Clements Library Graphics Division Finding Aids

Alternative Titles
University of Michigan William L. Clements Library EAD (Encoded Archival Description) Finding Aids
Description

The William L. Clements Library EAD (Encoded Archival Description) Finding Aids site provides access to finding aids or descriptive inventories for manuscript collections at the Clements Library. Many of the EAD finding aids are similar to the finding aids available in HTML on the Clements Graphics page; however, new finding aids are only being uploaded to the EAD site and are not available elsewhere online.

Notice to researchers: Many finding aids for collections at the Clements have not yet been included on the EAD site. Researchers can search the Clements site, finding aids, and collections in addition to viewing the records presented in this Finding Aids site.

Type
Catalog
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/33179
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Alexander Street Press

Alternative Titles
Academic Video Online
Alexander Street Video
Description

Search across all video and audio collections provided by Alexander Street Press.  

By making their own account, users can save  and share clips and playlists.  Audio and video recordings can be downloaded to an Apple OS or Android phone, available for 48 hours.

Includes:
American History in Video

Art and Architecture in Video

Audio Drama: The L.A. Theatre Works Collection

Black Studies in Video

Counseling and Therapy in Video, volumes I, II and III

Dance in Video

Dental Education in Video

Engineering Case Studies Online

Ethnographic Video Online, volumes I and II

Filmakers Library Online

Meet the Press

Music Online: American Song

Music Online: Classical Music Library

Music Online: Classical Music in Video

Music Online: Jazz Music Library

Music Online: Opera in Video

Music Online: Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries

New World Cinema: Independent Features and Shorts, 1990-present

Silent Film Online

The March of Time

Theatre in Video

World History in Video

World Newsreels Online, 1929-1966

 

Type
Audio
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31657
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Michigan Historical Collections Web Archives

Alternative Titles
MHCWA, MHC
Description

Provides access to past versions of web sites of historically-significant religious, governmental, educational, cultural, and activist organizations and institutions from the State of Michigan.  Created and maintained by the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan.  Once a web site begins to be covered, new versions of it are captured and preserved at regular intervals.  Coverage is continuously expanding to additional Michigan web sites.  Archived copies of web sites are made available six months after the date of capture.

Type
Database
Coverage
2010 - 6 months ago (Date at which archiving began varies by individual web site. Archived copies of web sites are made available six months after date of capture.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31526
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Virginia Company Archives

Description

The Virginia Company Archives is an essential source for the study of the Atlantic World and Early Colonial Period. It documents the founding and economic development of Virginia as seen through the papers of the Virginia Company of London, 1606-1624, the continuing interest of the Ferrar family in the settlement of North America from Jamestown to the Bermudas, trade between Britain and America, the ethnic and gender composition of early Virginia, and tensions amongst the colonists and of early relations with Native Americans. The collection includes the Ferrar Papers which are in Magdalene College, Cambridge. In addition, transcripts of those documents that throw light on the Virginia Company of London are included, as are the four volumes of The Records of the Virginia Company of London (Washington, D.C., 1906-35), edited by Susan Myra Kingsbury.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31393
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The Nixon Years, 1969-1974

Description

The Nixon Years: 1969-1974 covers Richard Nixon's entire presidential term and allows scholars and researchers the opportunity to assess, from a British, European and Commonwealth perspective, Nixon's handling of numerous Cold War crises, his administration's achievements, as well as his increasingly controversial activities and unorthodox use of executive powers culminating in Watergate and resignation.

Top level Anglo-American discussions and briefing papers dominate this collection, which provides complete FCO 7 and FCO 82 files from The National Archives, Kew. Many files focus on foreign policy issues ranging from the Vietnam War and Paris Peace talks, to Nixon's China visit in 1972 and US relations with the Middle East. There is also a wealth of material on social conditions, domestic reforms, trade, culture and the environment. There is also significant coverage of Nixon's domestic policy initiatives such as the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency, the war on cancer, and the extension of the Voting Rights Act and liberal action on Civil Rights.

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
1969-1974
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31391
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Confidential Print: North America, 1824-1961

Description

The Confidential Print series was issued by the British Government between c. 1820 and 1970. The series originated out of a need to preserve the most important papers generated by the Foreign and Colonial Offices. These range from single-page letters or telegrams to comprehensive dispatches, investigative reports and texts of treaties. All items marked ‘Confidential Print’ were printed and circulated immediately to leading officials in the Foreign Office, to the Cabinet, and to heads of British missions abroad.

Confidential Print: North America covers the period from 1824-1961 and includes the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and Central America. Materials include reports and dispatches, descriptions of leading political personalities, weekly political summaries, and monthly economic reports. Topics that are highlighted in the documents include: prohibition; racial desegration in the United States; the League of Nations; the Second World War and public opinion in the United States; Senator Joseph McCarthy and "McCarthyism"; development of railways and fisheries in Canada; Canadian border disputes and territorial claims; Nazi activities in Chile, monitoring of Venezuelan finances, and more.

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
1824-1961
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31389
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American Jewish Newspapers

Alternative Titles
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: American Jewish Newspapers, AJN, PQHN, American Israelite, Jewish Advocate, American Hebrew and Jewish Messenger, Jewish Exponent
Description

Searchable access to the complete backfiles of four major American Jewish newspapers. Every issue of each paper is reproduced in full page images, digitized from microfilm. Advertisements and articles are indexed.

This collection includes:

Titles may be searched individually or as a collection, as well as in combination with the other ProQuest Historical Newspaper titles. The ProQuest News & Current Events collection enables searching across all current and historical newspapers, including those listed here.

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1854-2000
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31379
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San Francisco Chronicle, 1865-1922

Alternative Titles
Daily Dramatic Chronicle, Daily Morning Chronicle, SF Chronicle, Chronicle, Proquest Historical Newspapers: San Francisco Chronicle, SFC, PQHN
Description

Searchable access to the backfile of the San Francisco Chronicle, covering the period from 1865-1922. Complete full text of every issue is reproduced in full page images, digitized from microfilm. Advertisements and articles are indexed.

For recent or current coverage: Access World News provides full text access to articles from the San Francisco Chronicle for the period from 1985-present. The Proquest Newsstand indexes the San Francisco Chronicle for the period from 1989-2011, but does not include full text.

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1865-1922
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31373
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