United States History

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1880-1930

Alternative Titles
ProQuest History Vault, INS Records, History Vault Immigration
Description

Records of the INS, 1880-1930 presents the investigations made during the massive immigration wave at the turn of the 20th century. The files cover Asian immigration, especially Japanese and Chinese migration, to California, Hawaii, and other states; Mexican immigration to the U.S. from 1906-1930; and European immigration. There are also extensive files on the INS's regulation of prostitution and white slavery and on suppression of radical aliens. The collection is broken down as follows:

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
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Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World War

Description

This collection includes 1500 unit magazines and journals that were written and illustrated by soldiers, medical workers, prisoners of war, and members of civilian and charitable organizations during the First World War. The collection features cover-to-cover scans in full color or gray scale, with granular indexing at the article level.

Produced, mostly unofficially, by every type of unit engaged in the war, the publications were principally distributed only to the members of the unit. The magazines were written and illustrated by the soldiers serving in a huge variety of units of all combatant nations including the United States, Britain, Canada, France, Australia, and New Zealand. Although the majority of journals that have survived originate from units based on the Western Front in France, there are also magazines from units serving on the Eastern Front, in Gallipoli, Palestine, Egypt, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, Britain and America.

These unique journals provide an essential counterpoint to the official histories of the First World War. Indeed, the unit magazines constitute a library of lost voices from the early 20th century, touching all aspects of life and culture in the pre-1919 period. Issues contain poems, sketches, short stories, jokes, plays and articles that were often contributed anonymously. The collection is applicable for research and teaching across several disciplines, including:

  • History
  • Literature
  • War Studies/Military History
  • Cultural and Gender Studies

Coverage includes:

  • Infantry: Regimental magazines from British, American, Dominion, French and German units training at home and based abroad including The Dead Horse Corner Gazette, The Howling Howitzer and The Kit-Bag.
  • Medical: Magazines from hospitals and hospital ships based in the UK, France, America and the Dominions written by doctors, nurses and patients, such as The Iodine Chronicle and Happy Though Wounded—including poems, stories and sketches by nurses and women ambulance drivers of all the combatant nations.
  • Prisoners of War: Internment camp magazines written by Allied troops in Germany and by German troops in Britain and France, including Prisoner's Pie and Knockaloe Lager-Zeitung.
  • Associated Civilian Organizations: Magazines from charitable organizations such as the Y.M.C.A. and the Church Army and independent civilian organizations such as the Soldiers’ Wives and Mothers' League.
Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30603
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Rotunda

Description

Rotunda is a digital collection of critical and documentary texts published by the University of Virginia Press. 

Rotunda's fully-searchable collections include: 

Presidential Recordings of Lyndon B. Johnson Digital Edition.

The Literature and Culture Collection looks to both the U.S. and Britain to provide users with a rich and diverse perspective on the Renaissance through the nineteenth century. The collection presents “born-digital” publications alongside digitized versions of multivolume print publications. The collection includes:

·      The Digital Temple: A Documentary Edition of George Herbert's English Verse

·      Emily Dickinson's Correspondences

·      Herman Melville’s “Typee”: A Fluid Text Edition

·      The Letters of Christina Rossetti

·      Clotel by William Wells Brown

·      The Letters of Matthew Arnold

·      The Letters of Christina Rossetti

Type
E-Book(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30355
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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