United States History

Everyday Life and Women in America, c.1800-1920

Alternative Titles
Every Day Life and Women in America ca. 1800 - 1920
Description

Periodicals, monographs and pamphlets from the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture, Duke University & the New York Public Library.  Includes 75 rare periodicals, such as Echoes of the South (Florida) and The Political Equality Series of the National Women's Suffrage Association.  Includes a full run of Town Topics from the New York Public Library.  Monographs cover all aspects of family life, and diverse topics from politics to farming.  Strong coverage of prescriptive and advice literature, and manuals for domestic management.

Type
E-Book(s)
E-Journal(s)
Images
Subject Gateway
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30046
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Smithsonian Collections Online

Alternative Titles
Air & Space Magazine
Smithsonian Magazine
Air & Space and Smithsonian Magazine Archive
Description

The Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum and research complex--home to 19 museums, 9 research centers and over 137 million collection objects for the study of art, history, culture, and science. The Smithsonian's collections and fields of study focus on the American Experience, World Cultures, a Biodiverse Planet, and Exploring the Mysteries of the Universe.

Combining the full archive of Smithsonian Magazine and Air & Space Magazine, this resource brings these study themes into the pathway of students and faculty worldwide. It presents a unique and comprehensive insight into history, science, nature, the arts, innovation, technology, and world culture. Available in a fully searchable digital archive, these publications bring depth and expert coverage of high-demand topics in support of the Smithsonian Institution's mission of increase and diffusion of knowledge.

Additional years will be added annually.

Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
Smithsonian Magazine: 1970-2010 Air & Space Magazine: 1986-2010
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30025
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Public Ledger (Philadelphia), 1836-1876

Description

The online edition of the Public Ledger from Philadelphia (1836-1876) is provided through America's Historical Newspapers.

Type
Newspaper(s)
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30008
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American West

Alternative Titles
The American West
Description

The American West includes materials from the Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana at the Newberry Library, Chicago.  The collection includes a wide range of primary source materials, such as manuscripts, maps, broadsides, and a variety of ephemeral works.

Highlights include:

-Papers of early pioneers, explorers and hunters are well represented, including items such as the original manuscript journal and papers of James Audubon.

-Canada and the Pacific Northwest are well documented including accounts of the Gold Rush and of the landscape.

 

-The evolution of Western towns can be seen through materials such as prospectuses and city directories.

 

-The growth of railway and road networks can be explored through maps and through records of key railroad companies.

 

-Emigrants guides, manuscript travel journals, store catalogues, illustrations and maps enable scholars to understand the phenomenon of Westward expansion.

 

-Accounts of ranches and of the prairie lands document the agricultural transformation of the West.

 

-There are rich resources for the study of Texas, Mexico and the South.

 

-Literary and historical works – as well as contemporary newspapers and posters - enable a better understanding of the real and mythic West – with first hand accounts of the lives of vigilantes and outlaws.

 

-Native American history and culture is also very well documented.

 

-Original manuscripts, ephemeral material (trade cards, wanted posters, photos, claim certificates, news-sheets etc), maps, and rare printed works.

 

(from the publisher's description)

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/29606
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World Newsreels Online, 1929-1966

Description

The full run of newsreels on significant historical events from throughout the 20th century.  Includes the March of Time series, and selected videos from American History in Video and World History in Video, but adds new material from France, Japan, the Netherlands, and other countries throughout the world.

Each film has a transcript or translation. Clips and playlists can be created, saved and shared. Videos can be downloaded to an Apple OS or Android device, available for 48 hours. 

Type
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/29351
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Bibliography of Native North Americans

Alternative Titles
BNNA
Description

Bibliography of Native North Americans (BNNA ) provides citations to books, essays, journal articles and government documents of the United States and Canada. BNNA covers all aspects of native North American culture, history and life.  

This is the only database available that specifically indexes secondary literature across disciplines dealing with native North American life and culture.

Type
Article Index
Database
Coverage
Content range covers sixteenth century through the present. Earliest indexed publication is from 1890; some coverage throughout 20th century; bulk of the collection was published after 1990.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/29348
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Saline Historic Homes

Description

Saline Historic Homes is a collection of photographs from a Historical and Architectural Survey that includes all structures built up to 1944 within the city limits of Saline, Michigan. Conducted in 1994 by Kosky and Glynn Associates, this survey is the result of the City’s intent to comply with the Certified Local Government requirements. The objective of the survey was to research, photograph and map all structures built within the City of Saline between 1829 and 1944. The completed project includes a survey card and black and white photograph for each structure, a map of all surveyed structures, and historical and architectural text encompassing the study period.

The City of Saline is the copyright holder for the materials in this Saline Historic Homes online collection. The images made available on this site by the Saline Historic Homes Collection are made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 2.5 license.
Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/29341
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MLibrary Finding Aids

Alternative Titles
University of Michigan Library Finding Aids
Description

The University of Michigan Library's Finding Aids site provides access to finding aids or descriptive inventories for archival records and manuscript collections, from the Library's collections. As collections are processed new finding aids will be added periodically.

Type
Catalog
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11919
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U-M Special Collections Library Finding Aids

Alternative Titles
Special Collections Library Finding Aids
University of Michigan Special Collections Library EAD (Encoded Archival Description) Finding Aids
Description

The U-M Special Collections Library Finding Aids site provides access to finding aids or descriptive inventories for archival records and manuscript collections. It is a collaboration between Special Collections Library archivists, the Bentley Historical Library and the Digital Library Production Service (DLPS). As collections are processed new finding aids will be added periodically.

Many of the Special Collection Library's archives and manuscript collections are listed in MIRLYN.

Type
Catalog
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11863
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Labadie Photograph Collection, University of Michigan

Description

The images in this database comprise the general photograph holdings of the Labadie Collection.

Not included are photographs that make up part of archival collections. Those will be listed in the finding aids to the individual collections. You may request digital scans of these photographs, or you may view them in person. If you wish to inquire about the use of these images, please email special.collections@umich.edu.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11861
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