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- Archive Finder
A database listing over 200,000 manuscript and other special collections at thousands of repositories in the U.S., U.K. and Ireland.
A guide to historical records, personal papers, and family histories held in archives around the world. Contains nearly a million ...
- Bentley Historical Library Finding Aids
The University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library EAD Finding Aids site provides access to finding aids or descriptive inventories.
- William L. Clements Library Manuscripts Division Finding Aids
The William L. Clements Library Manuscripts Division (EAD) Finding Aids site provides access to finding aids or descriptive inventories for…
- U of M Papyrus Collection
Includes links to the Advanced Papyrological Information System (APIS), an integrated virtual library of papyri
Combined catalog of 360+ million items of all kinds (books, periodicals, videos, maps, etc.) in 25,000+ libraries worldwide.
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- Advanced Papyrological Information System (APIS UM)
Collections-based repository hosting information about and images of papyrological materials (e.g., papyri, ostraca, wood tablets, etc.).
- American Book Prices Current
American Book Prices Current is an annual record of books, manuscripts, autographs, maps and broadsides sold at auction.
- American Indians and the American West, 1809-1971
Digitized collections from the U.S. National Archives covering American Indians & U.S. government relations during the 19th & 20th centuries
- Anarchism Pamphlets in the Labadie Collection
The pamphlets currently digitized comprise a very small part of a much larger collection of pamphlets owned by the Labadie Collection.
- Archive of Americana
Combined access to six databases containing full text of historical American books, newspapers & periodicals.
- Archive of Celtic-Latin Literature
A full-text database of the corpus of Latin literature produced in Celtic-speaking Europe from the period 400-1200 A.D.
- Archives of Michigan Online Finding Aids
Archives of Michigan Online Finding Aids provides access to finding aids or descriptive inventories for archival records at the Archives.
- Archives of the Church of Uganda
Valuable source for the early history of Uganda documenting the Church of the Province of Uganda from the 1880s to the early 1980s
- Archives of the Presbyterian Church in Cuba Online
Digitized periodicals, records, documents, photographs, and ephemera valuable for the historical and genealogical study of Cuban society
- Artemis Primary Sources
Collection that includes materials from Gale's 18th C. Collections Online and 19th C. Collections Online.
The Atharvaveda came to be known as one of the four Indian Vedas and is one of the most significant and influential ancient Indian texts.
- Bentley Historical Library Civil War Collections Online
Bentley digitized 157 collections to increase access to these materials and commemorate the conflict's sesquicentennial anniversary.
- Bentley Historical Library Finding Aids
The University of Michigan EAD (Encoded Archival Description) Finding Aids site provides access to finding aids or descriptive inventories …
- Black Abolitionist Papers
Primary sources documenting the extensive work of African Americans to abolish slavery in the U.S. before the Civil War.
- British Manuscripts Project
The British Manuscripts Project: a checklist of the microfilms prepared in England and Wales for ACLS, 1941-1945.
- Broadway Park
The Broadway Park Redesign Project is a partnership of the University of Michigan Arts of Citizenship Program and the City of Ann Arbor Dep…
- Brut Chronicle
The medieval prose Brut is a chronicle of England named after its first hero, Brutus, a descendent of Aeneas and the founder of Britain.
- Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists
The Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists is the official journal of the American Society of Papyrologists.
- C19: The Nineteenth Century Index
C19 is a bibliography for 19th-century research
- Catena: Digital Archive of Historic Gardens & Landscapes
Searchable collection of historic and contemporary images of landscape design centered on the Italian Villa.
- Charles I. Walker Collection
Charles Irish Walker was an amateur historian, practicing attorney, and a professor of law at the University of Michigan (1859-1887).
- China: Trade, Politics and Culture 1793-1980
Collection of English language sources detailing China's interaction with the West.
- Civil Rights and the Black Freedom Struggle
Digitized records of organizations including the NAACP, SCLC, SNCC, & CORE, along with FBI surveillance files on MLK, Jr. & from COINTELPRO.
- Civil War Collection
This was launched in 2007 with 8 diaries of men with connections to Michigan or the Midwest.
- CJH Digital Collections
An online multimedia catalog of materials documenting Jewish culture and history from across the globe. The catalog currently contains ...
- Clarke Historical Library Online Finding Aids
This EAD Finding Aids site of the Clarke Historical Library at CMU provides access to finding aids for archival records and manuscripts.
- Codices Vossiani Latini Online
Online reproductions of the Latin portion of Vossius' manuscript collection held at Leiden University Library
- Colonial America
Digitized collection of all 1,450 volumes of the CO 5 series of Colonial Office files held at the UK National Archives.
- Confidential Print: North America, 1824-1961
Digital collection of documents issued by the British Foreign and Colonial Office.
- Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse
A collection of Middle English texts including Chaucer's Canterbury Tales & Troilus and Criseyde, and Langland's Piers Plowman.
- The Court Rolls of Ramsey, Hepmangrove and Bury, 1268-1600
The court rolls are records of court proceedings that occurred between 1268-1600.
- Deutsche National Bibliothek: Kataloge
Catalogs of the German National Library, including National Bibliography and special collections.
- Digital National Security Archive (DNSA)
Contains themed collections of over 80,000 declassified and FOIA'd documents that led to U.S. policy decisions.
- Diversity in the Desert, Special Collections Library, University of Michigan
This is a collection of over 20 digitized papyri from Egypt and Greece.
- Eighteen Nation Committee on Disarmament
This collection includes the verbatim transcripts of the meetings of the ENDC.
- FIAF Documentation Collections
Contains comprehensive information about the world's foremost archives, libraries, and educational institutions dedicated to the ...
- FIAF Treasures from Film Archives
Contains credits and holdings information for more than 40,500 silent-era films (both features and short films, and both documentaries ...
- The First World War: Personal Experiences and Propaganda
Full-text primary source database of source material for the study of the First World War.
- Foreign Office Files for China, 1919-1980
- Global Commodities: Trade, Exploration, and Cultural Exchange
Collection of digitized manuscript & visual primary source material for the study of global commodities in world history.
- Hamparzoum Arzoumanian Papers, 1896-1910
Hamparzoum Arzoumanian Archives in the Special Collections Library of the University of Michigan.
- Hengwrt Chaucer Digital Facsimile
Digital Facsimile of the Hengwrt Chaucer (edited by Estelle Stubbs)
- Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts
The collection spans some ten centuries of Western illumination, and contains manuscripts from all the major schools, including some of ...
- James B. Angell Papers: 1845-1916
James Burrill Angell was the third (and longest serving) President of the University of Michigan, holding the office from 1871-1909.
- Jo Labadie and His Gift To Michigan: A Legacy for the Masses
This collection contains over 100 digitized photographs, handwritten notes, pamphlets, books of poetry, etc. belonging to Joseph Labadie. …
- Life Photo Archive
Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today. Most were never published and are now ...
- Lincoln Highway Digital Image Collection
Images of the Lincoln Highway (construction, views, bridges, etc.) from the University Library Special Collections.
- A London Provisioner's Chronicle, 1550-1563, by Henry Machyn
This website features images of the original manuscript (severely damaged in a 1731 fire), a transcript of the original with additional ...
- Making of Ann Arbor Text Collection
The Making of Ann Arbor is a public collection of resources on the history and development of the Ann Arbor community.
- Making of Modern Michigan
The Making of Modern Michigan is a collaborative project involving more than 50 Michigan libraries. It includes local history materials ...
- Mass Observation Online
Digital archive of Mass Observation, a social research organisation that recorded life in Britain, 1937-1967.
- Medieval Realms
Medieval Realms is a comprehensive collection of original source material for the Middle Ages in Britain.
- Michigan Historical Collections Web Archives
Provides access to past versions of web sites of historically-significant organizations and institutions in Michigan.
- Michigan Law School History Collection
The Michigan Law School History Collection is comprised of resources relating to the history of the University of Michigan Law School.
- Middle Eastern Manuscripts Online 1: Pioneer Orientalists
Collection of 303 digital Arabic manuscript volumes from Leiden University Library
- Middle Eastern Manuscripts Online 2: The Ottoman Legacy of Levinus Warner
Collection of 140 volumes of Arabic, Persian, and Turskish manuscripts totaling 45,809 pages from the Leiden University Library.
- Middle Eastern Manuscripts Online 3 : Arabic Manuscripts from the Hungarian Academy
Digital copies of a selection of Arabic manuscripts from the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest
- Missionary Archives from Lesotho 1832-2006
Ethnographic and historical archives from missionary activity in Lesotho during the years 1832-2006
- MLibrary Finding Aids
The University of Michigan Library's Finding Aids site provides access to finding aids or descriptive inventories.
- Moving Image Archive [Internet Archive]
An archive of high-quality downloadable movie data files free of most use restrictions, many licensed with Creative Commons Licenses. ...
- Muschenheim Digital Archive
Photographs and drawings of William Muschenheim's architectural work.
- Netherlandic Treasures Images, Special Collections Library, University of Michigan
This collection contains over 100 digital images from the Netherlandic Treasures exhibit arranged by the University of Michigan, Special Co…
- The Nixon Years, 1969-1974
Digital collection of documents covering Richard Nixon's presidency from a British, Commonwealth, & European perspective.
- NYPL Digital Gallery
NYPL Digital Gallery provides access to over 550,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of ...
- Ocha Potter Papers, 1898-2008
Ocha Potter was a copper mining engineer and adventurer who also played an important role in the promotion of Keewanaw County, Michigan as …
- Poetry Here and Then
A sampling of the papers of Michigan poets from various collections housed at the Bentley Historical Library.
- Polar Bear Expedition Digital Materials
This collection contains digitized manuscripts and photographs as well as maps and primary sources relating to the Polar Bear Expedition.
“PolicyArchive is an innovative, new digital archive of global, non-partisan public policy research. It makes use of the power, e ...
- Popular Medicine in America, 1800-1900
Primary source collection of 19th century medial material aimed at the general public, including books, pamphlets, and advertising ephemera.
- Primary Sources in U.S. History: Guides to Microforms
An index to numerous microfilm collections of primary documents on U.S. history.
- Prize Papers Online
Digitized interrogation records and cargo inventories from ships seized by British privateers, 1592-1855.
- Proceedings of the 25th International Congress of Papyrology
The 25th International Congress of Papyrology took place at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor from July 29 to August 4, 2007. This wa…
- Radical Scatters
Radical Scatters is a collection containing Emily Dickinson's late fragments and related texts.
- Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1880-1930
Digitized collection of INS records covering investigations made during the immigration wave at the turn of the 20th century in the U.S.
- Rosenberg Letters
The 105 letters in this collection document the experience of a German Jewish family before, during and after WWII.
- Selections from the William B. Mershon Papers
These selected materials from the Mershon Papers provide unique documentation of outdoor recreation and conservation efforts in Michigan.
- Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive (full access)
The Visual History Archive contains 52,000 digitized video interviews with holocaust survivors. Interviewees are primarily Jewish ...
- Silent Film Still Archive
An archive of original photos, advertising, and other memorabilia from silent films, and a few early sound films (especially those ...
- Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives 1960–1974
Documents the 1960s through primary source materials such as diaries, letters, oral histories, and memorabilia.
- Southern Life and Slavery
Includes digitized plantation records, 1775-1915, and petitions on race & slavery submitted to county courts and state legislatures, to 1867
- Special Collections Image Bank
The Special Collections Image Bank is a repository intended to capture the digitized images of materials in the public domain.
- Special Collections Library Finding Aids
The U-M Special Collections Library Finding Aids site provides access to finding aids or descriptive inventories.
- Students on Site
Students on Site is designed to use local history and geography as a site of innovative teaching and learning.
- Textual History of the Bible Online
Online version of this important resource for the textual study of the Bible
- Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center Digital Library
Includes images of approximately 4,000 Tibetan Buddhist texts.
- Transportation History Collection: Railroads
Contains a unique body of printed and visual materials on transportation technology and travel.
- Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World War
1,500 periodicals, published between 1914 and the end of 1919.
- University of Michigan Alumnae Council Survey Responses, 1924
Responses to survey mailed by the University of Michigan Alumnae Council to women who had attended the University in the period 1870-1924.
- University of Michigan Web Archives
Provides access to past versions of web sites created by U-M departments, administrative units, groups, etc.
- Vanderbilt University Television News Archive
The collection includes nightly news programs broadcast by the national television networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) since August 5, 1968, ...
- Virginia Company Archives
Digital collection of documents relating to the founding & economic development of Virginia.
- William Blake's Songs of Innocence and of Experience
This is a transcription of William Blake's Songs of Innocence and of Experience, published in London in 1794.
- William Blake's Songs of Innocence and of Experience (images)
This resource contains images from William Blake's Songs of Innocence and of Experience. It accompanies the online transcription.
- William L. Clements Library Graphics Division Finding Aids
The William L. Clements Library Graphics Division (EAD) Finding Aids site provides access to finding aids or descriptive inventories for gr…
- William L. Clements Library Image Bank
A selection of materials from the William L. Clements Library's rich collection of early Americana.
- Women's Studies Manuscript Collections from the Schlesinger Library
Digitized collection from the Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe College covering voting rights, national politics, and reproductive rights.
- World Digital Library
Cultural treasures from around the world including rare books, manuscripts, maps, scores, and photos.