Photographs and Pictorial Works

Michigan Photography

Description

The Michigan Photography image collection contains photographs of people, places, and events at the University of Michigan dating back to 2000. Michigan Photography is an official unit of the University of Michigan dedicated to documenting the institution’s history through "thoughtful, creative, and consistently excellent photographic images." This online collection represents a curated and well-described selection of the unit’s overall work and have been used in internal and external university publications and were previously available on the Michigan Photography website. Moving forward, the collection will be updated on a regular basis as the unit transfers images to the Bentley Historical Library.

Type
Images
Coverage
2000-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/41850
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Popular Medicine in America, 1800-1900

Description

Popular Medicine in America documents the history of ‘popular’ remedies and treatments in nineteenth century America, through primary source materials drawn from the extensive collections at the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Emphasis is on material that was aimed at the general public rather than medical professionals. Explore an array of printed sources, including rare books, pamphlets, trade cards, and visually-rich advertising ephemera. The material covers popular trends such as phrenology, herbal medicine and hydrotherapy, and documents the rise of widespread advertising by commercial manufacturers of medical aids.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40485
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Jeffrey R. Parsons Archaeological Sites Images

Description
The Jeffrey R. Parsons digital images are part of the Jeffrey R. Parsons collection housed at the University of Michigan's Bentley Historical Library. Mr. Parsons generously donated the photographs to the University of Michigan Regents, also assigning the copyright to the Regents. The images document the archaeologist's field work in the Basin of Mexico and in Peru and are part of the collections' visual materials series. These depict terrain survey work, a variety of ceramic work, and multiple archaeological sites. Among the locations documented here are Ixtapalapa, Zumpango, Texcoco, Chalco, Xochimilco, Jauja, Huasahuasi, Junin, and Tarma.
Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/32099
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Simpson Islamic Manuscript Record Archive

Description

The Visual Resources Collections at the University of Michigan houses the Islamic manuscript record archive of Dr. Marianna Shreve Simpson (PhD, Harvard University, 1978), a specialist in the arts of the Islamic book and illustrated Persian manuscripts in particular. 

The Simpson collection encompasses the history of Islamic book arts, with a particular focus on illustrated manuscripts produced between 1300 and 1600 CE.

Containing over 500 documentation records and approximately 4,800 images (prints, color slides, digital images, and microfilms), the archive represents almost four decades of manuscript study in libraries, museums, and private collections throughout the world. 

Type
Images
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31828
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Indigenous Peoples: North America

Description

Extensive historical collection of materials on the indigenous peoples of North America.  Includes monographs, manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals and photographs.  Sources include the National Archives and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Library, the Alaska Indian Language Collection of Gonzaga University, and the W.S. Prettyman photograph collection of Wichita State University.

Access to this trial subscription is available through 4/15/14.

 

Type
Images
Subject Gateway
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31714
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Global Commodities: Trade, Exploration, and Cultural Exchange

Alternative Titles
Global Commodities, Adam Matthew
Description

Collection of digitized primary source material to facilitate the study of global commodities in world history. Emphasis is on transport, exchange, and consumption of commodities represented. Types of materials include business accounts, mercantile papers, government reports, dock records, and advertisements.

Materials are drawn from several libraries, including the American Antiquarian Society, the Bristol Record Office, the British Library, Hudson's Bay Company Archives, the Library Company of Philadelphia, New York Public Library, the Newberry Library, and the National Archives at Kew, among others. 

The 15 commodities represented are: chocolate, coffee, cotton, fur, opium, oil, porcelain, silver and gold, spices, sugar, tea, timber, wheat, and wine and spirits.

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31383
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Artemis Primary Sources

Alternative Titles
Gale Artemis: Primary Sources
Description

Artemis is a full-text primary source database that cross-searches Gale's Eighteenth-Century Collections Online (ECCO) and Nineteenth-Century Collections Online (NCCO). 

Type
Database
E-Book(s)
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31296
Access
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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
Access
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Historic Illustrations of Art and Architecture

Alternative Titles
HIAA
Description

The historic illustrations included in this project were originally published during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Many originally appeared in publications that predated the widespread use of photography for art documentation. These engravings, line drawings, and plans reflect both the technological and aesthetic standards of their time. These records include full bibliographic information on the sources, which were published between 1879 and 1921.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31070
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Broadway Park

Description

The Broadway Park Redesign Project was a partnership of the University of Michigan Arts of Citizenship Program and the City of Ann Arbor Department of Parks and Recreation. The goal of the partnership was to encourage public discussion and proposals concerning the improvement of Broadway Park and the public riverfront of central Ann Arbor. This collection represents the digital media available on the project website.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30958
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