United States History

DARE: Dictionary of American Regional English

Alternative Titles
DARE
Description

The Dictionary of American Regional English documents regional aspects of English language usage in the U.S., including variations in words, phrases, and pronunciation. In addition to searching, the online version of DARE allows you to browse by region using an interactive map. You can also create your own maps based on the extensive survey data and hear audio clips from over 4,000 interview recordings.

Type
Database
E-Book(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31344
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

The First World War: Personal Experiences and Propaganda

Description

This database include a wide range of source material for the study of World War I, comprising personal narratives, printed books, military files, propaganda pamphlets, and visual materials. The database also includes interactive maps. The collections are organized into two modules, Personal Experiences and Propaganda and Recruitment.

Digitized materials include:

Diaries and journals
Letters
Personal narratives and reminiscences
Trench literature and soldiers’ journals
Postcards
Scrapbooks and albums
Photographs and 360° views of personal items and objects
Sketches and paintings
Ephemera
Sheet music
Photographs
War art
Cartoons and comics
Propaganda and recruiting posters
Extracts from local newspapers
Minute books
Papers of the Ministry of Information
Papers of the Kriegspresseamt
Tribunal case files
Instructions for the distribution of propaganda
Leaflets and Pamphlets
Trench maps

Type
Images
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31228
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

American Indian Histories and Culture

Description

According to the publisher's description:

The wide range of material included in American Indian Histories and Cultures presents a unique insight into interactions between American Indians and Europeans from their earliest contact, continuing through the turbulence of the American Civil War, the on-going repercussions of government legislation, right up to the civil rights movement of the mid- to late-twentieth century. This resource contains material from the Newberry Library’s extensive Edward E. Ayer Collection; one of the strongest archival collections on American Indian history in the world.

Document types, digitized in full colour, include:
-An extensive collection of manuscripts ranging from the early 16th to the mid-20th centuries
-A striking collection of artwork including rare American Indian ledger art
-Speeches and petitions written by American Indians
-Diaries, essays, travel journals and ledger books from early European expeditions
-Correspondence, notes and minutes relating to important treaties
-Early linguistic studies and ethnographic accounts of American Indian life
-Thousands of photographs
-Historic maps and atlases
-Rare printed books
-American Indian newspapers from the 1960s-1990s
 
This rich selection of primary sources covers such important themes as:
-American Indians and the European Powers
-American Indians and the US Government
-Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
-Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters
-Indigenous Peoples of Mexico
-First Nations of Canada
-Missionaries and Education
-Trade and Indian Economies
-Civil Rights Movement

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31226
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Cold War Intelligence Online: The Secret War Between the U.S. and the USSR, 1945-1991

Description

This collection of 2,360 formerly classified U.S. government documents (most of them classified Top Secret or higher) provides readers for the first time with the declassified documentary record about the successes and failures of the U.S. intelligence community in its efforts to spy on the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Documents included comprise 21,700 pages and were obtained from archival sources as well as through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, submitted to more than two dozen U.S. government agencies. A substantial portion of these documents have been released only since January 2012.

More than half of the documents were obtained from various record groups held by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Many of the other documents were obtained from the Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, and Reagan Presidential Libraries. The collection also includes a series of documents on joint U.S.-British intelligence operations, obtained from the National Archives of the United Kingdom. Additional sources include the CIA's CREST database, the Hoover Institution Archives, the Library of Congress, the George C. Marshall Research Library, and the General Douglas MacArthur Memorial Library.

Type
Database
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30928
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Ann Arbor Postcards

Alternative Titles
Making of Ann Arbor
Description

The Making of Ann Arbor is a public collection of resources on the history and development of the Ann Arbor community, created in collaboration with the Ann Arbor District Library, the Bentley Historical Library, and the University of Michigan's Digital Library Production Service. The Making of Ann Arbor Postcard collection is comprised of 260 online images.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30894
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Polar Bear Expedition Digital Materials

Description

The American military intervention at Archangel, Russia, at the end of World War I, nicknamed the "Polar Bear Expedition," is a strange episode in American history. Ostensibly sent to Russia to prevent a German advance and to help reopen the Eastern Front, American soldiers found themselves fighting Bolshevik revolutionaries for months after the Armistice ended fighting in France. This collection contains digitized manuscripts and photographs as well as maps and primary printed source materials relating to the Polar Bear Expedition.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30874
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Abraham Lincoln Association Serials

Alternative Titles
ALA Serials
Description

Between 1940 and 1952, the Abraham Lincoln Association published fifty-two issues of The Abraham Lincoln Quarterly, a journal with original articles regarding all facets of Abraham Lincoln's life and the world in which he lived. This database contains all of the issues of The Abraham Lincoln Quarterly.

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30844
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

The Women's Wear Daily Archive

Alternative Titles
WWD, Women's Wear Daily
Description

A comprehensive archive of Women’s Wear Daily, from the first issue in 1910 to material from within the last twelve months, reproduced in high-resolution images. Every page, article, advertisement and cover has been included, with searchable text and indexing. The Women’s Wear Daily Archive preserves one of the fashion industry's most prominent trade publications and influential reads. Key moments in the history of the industry, as well as major designers, brands, retailers and advertisers are all covered in this publication of record.

Type
Article Index
E-Journal(s)
Images
Coverage
1910 - within past 12 months
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30749
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

History Vault Immigration

Description

A large collection of primary source documents including case files, investigative reports by agents, documents by groups advocating or opposing immigration laws and practices, and correspondence.

Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Series A: Subject Correspondence Files, Part 1: Asian Immigration and Exclusion, 1906-1913

Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Series A: Subject Correspondence Files, Part 1: Supplement: Asian Immigration and Exclusion, 1898-1941

Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Series A: Subject Correspondence Files, Part 2: Mexican Immigration, 1906-1930

Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Series A: Subject Correspondence Files, Part 3: Ellis Island, 1900-1933

Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Series A: Subject Correspondence Files, Part 4: European Investigations, 1898-1936
 
Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Series A: Subject Correspondence Files, Part 5: Prostitution and White Slavery, 1902-1933
 
Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Series A: Subject Correspondence Files, Part 6: Suppression of Aliens, 1906-1930
 
Voices from Ellis Island: An Oral History of American Immigration
 
 
Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30747
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Pages

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