United States History

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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Boston Globe, 1872-1982

Alternative Titles
Proquest Historical Newspapers: Boston Globe, The Globe, BG, Boston Daily Globe, PQHN
Description

Searchable access to the backfile of the Boston Globe, covering the period from 1872-1982. 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: The Proquest Newsstand provides full text access to articles from the Boston Globe, for the period from 1980-present. The Proquest News & Current Events collection enables searching across the current and historical versions of this and other newspapers.

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1872-1982
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31371
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1874-1922

Alternative Titles
Proquest Historical Newspapers: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis Post and Dispatch, SLPD, PQHN
Description

Searchable access to the backfile of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, covering the period from 1874-1922. Complete full text of every issue is reproduced in page images, digitized from microfilm. Advertisements and articles are indexed.

For recent or current coverage: The Proquest Newsstand provides full text access to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for the period from 1988-present. The Proquest News & Current Events collection allows searching across the current and historical versions of this and other newspapers. 

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1874-1922
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31367
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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
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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
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