United States History

Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange

Alternative Titles
Nineteenth Century Collections Online
19th Century Collections Online
NCCO
Description

Digital archive of records documenting U.S. and British relations with a variety of Asian Nations. The collection contains U.S. State Department consular and diplomatic records; British Foreign Office political correspondance; missionary correspondance and journals; and socio-economic journals. Collections in the archive include: 

Type
Subject Gateway
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11679
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The March of Time

Alternative Titles
March of Time
Description

The March of Time first aired in March 1931 as a CBS radio series, in which the news of the day was dramatized using professional actors. In 1935 it was adapted for motion picture production and through its final airing in 1951 was one of the most notable newsreel and television series of the early 20th Century. A cross between confrontational journalism and docudrama, The March of Time series was provocative, amusing and sometimes outrageous. The 1938 release of "Inside Nazi Germany" was one of the most controversial films ever shown in American theaters.

The most unusual feature of the films was the re-creation or staging of events that had taken place, but had not been photographed by newsreel cameras. The producers argued that they had the same right to clarify news events with staged scenes as a re-write man on a newspaper had with words to make sense out of a reporter's notes. They used professional and amateur actors to impersonate famous people on the screen and then blended the staged scenes with newsreel footage.

The films were digitally re-mastered by HBO Archives.

Type
Video
Coverage
Covers events from 1912-1966.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11619
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Detroit Free Press, 1831-1922

Alternative Titles
Freep, DFP
ProQuest Historical Newspapers
PQHN
Description

The Detroit Free Press published its first edition before Michigan entered statehood and when wild animals outnumbered the people living in the city. Its editor assigned a writer to walk the waterfront and record the shipping news each day, creating the first news “beat.” The Free Press also was the first U.S. newspaper to print a regular Sunday edition and the first to publish court testimony. It sent reporters to Civil War battlefields to describe the action, set up a Washington bureau to report on politics, and was the first American newspaper published in Europe when it began a London edition in 1881.

The Detroit Free Press witnessed the arrival of former slaves and the influx of Polish, German, Irish, and Italian immigrants to Michigan. It watched the mining and timber industries bring industry and wealth to the state. The publication witnessed the birth of the automotive industry and products such as Vernors Ginger Ale and Faygo pop. And, it followed Detroit Tiger’s baseball player Ty Cobb as he set record after record.

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11595
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Great Lakes Maritime Database

Description

This Great Lakes Maritime Database was initially funded by the Library of Michigan in 2005 with a collaborative grant by Alpena County Library and the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. It contains the 19th century C. Patrick Labadie collection as well as an ever growing collection of 20th century data and pictures.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11491
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

William L. Clements Library Image Bank

Alternative Titles
Clements Image Bank
Description

The William L. Clements Library Image Bank contains a selection of materials from the library's rich collection of early Americana. Items include a variety of graphic materials, maps, and manuscripts from various periods in early American history. These images are simply a few of the many treasures that the Clements has to offer and are not intended to be comprehensive or representative of the whole of the Clements’ diverse collection.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11485
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Civil War Diaries

Alternative Titles
Western Michigan University Libraries, United States Civil War Collection
Description

The Western Michigan University Libraries United States Civil War Collection was launched in 2007 with 8 diaries of men with connections to Michigan or the Midwest. It has since expanded and the current collection represents diverse military experiences, ranging from a musician to a prisoner of war. The handwritten originals have full transcriptions that are searchable with subjects.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11347
Subjects

American History in Video

Description

Upon completion, American History in Video will contain over 5700 documentary films and newsreels (over 2000 hours) of significant events in U.S. history, in streaming video. Each film includes a transcript. Clips and playlists can be created, saved and shared. Videos can be downloaded to an Apple OS or Android phone, good for 48 hours.

Type
Video
Coverage
Videos cover topics that occurred in 1492-2001. 1898-2010
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11263
Access
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ProQuest History Vault

Alternative Titles
History Vault, Southern Life and Slavery, Slavery and the Law, Southern Life and African American History 1775-1915 Plantations Records, Civil Rights and the Black Freedom Struggle, NAACP Papers, American Indians and the American West 1809-1971, Thomas A. Edison Papers, Law and Society Since the Civil War: American Legal Manuscripts from the Harvard Law School Library, American Politics and Society from Kennedy to Watergate, Struggle for Women's Rights Organizational Records 1880-1990, National Woman's Party Papers, Papers of the League of Women Voters, Women's Studies Manuscript Collections from the Schlesinger Library, Confidential U.S. State Department Central Files: Europe and Latin America 1960-1969, Vietnam War and American Foreign Policy 1960-1975, Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service 1880-1930
Description

ProQuest History Vault is a platform that hosts several digitized primary source collections in 19th and 20th century American history. History Vault supports advanced searching across all modules and collections and is also fully browsable. All documents may be downloaded as PDFs.

The collections include:

Southern Life and Slavery: Includes plantation records, 1775-1915, and petitions on race & slavery submitted to county courts and state legislatures, to 1867.

American Indians and the American West, 1809-1971: Collections from the U.S. National Archives covering American Indians & U.S. government relations during the 19th & 20th centuries.

Thomas A. Edison Papers: Collection of lab notebooks, diaries, business records, and correspondence documenting the life and work of Thomas Alva Edison.

Law and Society Since the Civil War: American Legal Manuscripts from the Harvard Law School Library: Set of 11 collections including papers of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Felix Frankfurter, Louis D. Brandeis, and others.

Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1880 - 1930: Documents covering investigations made during the massive immigration wave into the United States at the turn of the 20th century.

Struggle for Women's Rights: Organizational Records, 1880-1990: Records of the National Woman's Party, the League of Women Voters, and the Women's Action Alliance.

Women's Studies Manuscript Collections from the Schlesinger Library: Collection from the Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe College covering voting rights, national politics, and reproductive rights.

Civil Rights and the Black Freedom Struggle: Records of several organizations including the NAACP, SCLC, SNCC, & CORE, along with FBI surveillance files on MLK, Jr. & from COINTELPRO.

Confidential U.S. State Department Central Files: Europe and Latin America 1960-1969: Collection of State Department documents from the 1960s, not previously published.

American Politics and Society from Kennedy to Watergate: Expansive collection of documents from the Kennedy, Johnson, & Nixon administrations, including records of several federal agencies.

Vietnam War and American Foreign Policy 1960-1975: Collection of U.S foreign policy documents from the State Department, CIA, Kennedy, Johnson, & Nixon National Security files, and more.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11243
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Phyllis Lyon, Del Martin and the Daughters of Bilitis

Alternative Titles
Phyllis Lyon, Del Martin and the Daughters of Bilitis, Part I
Description

Part I—Phyllis Lyon, Del Martin, and the Daughters of Bilitis—provides extensive information on the founding and growth of the homophile movement, especially the Daughters of Bilitis and The Ladder, including early meeting minutes, correspondence, chapter records, membership data, and manuscripts unavailable elsewhere.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11241
Access
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Slavery and Anti-Slavery

Alternative Titles
Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transatlantic Archive Slavery and Antislavery
Description

Slavery and Anti-Slavery includes documents from the United States and Europe, as well as other parts of the world. In addition to newspaper collections and books published in the antebellum era, Slavery and Anti-Slavery contains documents from several archives originally available only on microfilm.

Part I: Debates over Slavery and Abolition

Part II: The Slave Trade in the Atlantic World

Part III: The Institution of Slavery

Part IV: The Age of Emancipation

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10957
Access
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