Arts

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
Access
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Encyclopedia of African American Music

Description

Showcases all facets of African American music including folk, religious, concert and popular styles. Includes more than 500 in-depth entries by more than 100 scholars on a vast range of topics such as genres, styles, individuals, groups, and collectives as well as historical topics such as music of the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts Movement, the Civil Rights Movement, and numerous others.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30052
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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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
Access
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Local Color: Art on Campus

Description

 A collection of art on display on the campus of the University of Michigan. Local Color is a project of the U-M Art, Architecture & Engineering Library and currently contains the artwork on display in the Robert H. Lurie Engineering Center and the Bob and Betty Beyster Building.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11951
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Victorian Popular Culture: Moving Pictures, Optical Entertainments and the Advent of Cinema

Description

Moving Pictures, Optical Entertainments and the Advent of Cinema explores the pivotal era in entertainment history when previously static images came to life and moved for the first time. The database features printed ephemera, programmes, sheet music, cigarette cards, postcards, games, toys and other merchandise from the pre- and early-cinematic years. The printed books in this collection range from technical magic lantern manuals to children's shadow play whilst the periodicals range from the scientific to early celebrity gossip. Moving Pictures has been digitized in colour and is entirely full-text searchable.

Subjects include: 

  • Early visual entertainment such as shadow play, optical illusions, metamorphic pictures and protean views.
  • Panoramas and dioramas
  • Optical or philosophical toys
  • Peepshows
  • Magic lanterns and image projection
  • Pioneers of cinema: Thomas Alva Edison, the Lumière Brothers, Eadweard Muybridge
  • Early inventions such as the cinematograph, phonograph, and zoopraxiscope
  • Emerging film industry
  • The first film stars
  • Original film footage from 1894-1926

The database also features a virtual exhibition entitled Optical Delights which showcases a selection of the most interesting optical entertainment artifacts and even some video clips of the devices in action!

This material is sourced from the Bill Douglas Centre; a unique treasure trove of pre- and early -cinematic memorabilia based at Exeter University, and the BFI National Archive.

 

 

Type
Subject Gateway
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11847
Access
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Audio Drama: The L.A. Theatre Works Collection

Description

Audio Drama: The L.A. Theatre Works Collection delivers more than 240 important dramatic works in streaming audio from the curated archive of the nation’s premiere radio theatre company, L.A. Theatre Works. The plays - which include some of the most significant dramatic literature of the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries - are performed by leading actors from around the world and recorded specifically for online listening. Includes plays by Shakespeare, Molière, Chekhov, Arthur Miller, David Mamet, and more.

Type
Audio
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11843
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Classical Music in Video

Description

When complete, Classical Music in Video will contain 1,000 hours of classical music performances and masterclasses captured on video -- approximately 1,500 performances in all. The collection contains performances of all forms of classical music, including major orchestral performances by leading orchestras, plus chamber music, oratorios, and solo performances, along with masterclasses and interviews with master teachers from around the world. This release contains more than 1100  works.

Type
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11755
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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North American Theatre Online

Alternative Titles
North American Theater Online
NATO
Description

North American Theatre Online is a reference work covering the Canadian and American Theatre. The aim is to provide detailed reference information for every author, play, theatre, major production, and production company, from Colonial times to the present in both Canada and the United States. It includes some 40,000 pages of major reference materials, together with records to approximately 30,000 plays, 57,000 people, 5,400 theatres, 22,000 productions, and 2,500 production companies. Each year more than 20,000 new records will be added. The collection also includes approximately 10,500 images, playbills, postcards, scrapbooks and other resources.

Type
Database
E-Book(s)
Images
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11753
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Silent Film Online

Description

Classic and little-known films from the silent era, the 1890s to 1930s.  Feature films, shorts and serials are represented.  Includes classics such as "Birth of a Nation", "Intolerance", "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" and Battleship Potemkin".  Included are films distributed by British Film Institute National Archive, Cineteca Bologna and Lobster Films in Paris.

When complete, Silent Film Online will include films distributed by Flicker Alley, including several early films by Charlie Chaplin, Lumiere, Mendel, Cecil B. DeMille and Abel Gance.

Type
Video
Coverage
1890's - 1930's
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11747
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture

Alternative Titles
British Theater, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture
Nineteenth Century Collections Online
19th Century Collections Online
NCCO
Description

British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture features a wide range of primary sources related to the arts in the Victorian era, from playbills and scripts to operas and complete scores. These rare documents were sourced from the British Library and other renowned institutions and were curated by experts in British arts history.

This unparalleled collection provides a detailed look at the state of the British art world with manuscripts, compositions, and documents such as personal letters, annotated programs, meeting minutes, and financial records, offering scholars an unmatched glimpse into the inner workings of the arts world and life in Victorian Britain.

Collections in this Archive

  • Archives of the Royal Literary Fund
  • British Playbills, 1754-1882
  • Crystal Palace Handel Triennial
  • Crystal Palace Saturday Concerts
  • Drury Lane Receipts
  • Drury Lane Theatre Archive
  • Drury Lane under Sheridan, 1776-1812: Manuscript Plays and Correspondence
  • English Stage after the Restoration, 1733-1822
  • JW Davison Papers
  • King's Theatre Haymarket Archive
  • Konzert Programm Austausch
  • Oratorio Concert Programmes
  • Popular Literature in 18th and 19th Century Britain, Parts Three-Ten: The Barry Ono Collection of Bloods and Penny Dreadfuls
  • Popular Literature in 18th and 19th Century Britain, Part Two: The Sabine Baring-Gould and Thomas Crampton Collections
  • Queen's Hall Programmes
  • Royal Albert Hall
  • Royal Philharmonic Society Archive
  • Royal Philharmonic Society Music Manuscripts
  • Sir George Smart Papers
  • Sir George Smart Programmes
  • St James Hall Monday/Saturday Popular Concerts
  • Wandering Minstrels Archive
Type
Subject Gateway
Text Collection
Coverage
Nineteenth Century
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11683
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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