American Culture

Music Magazine Archive

Alternative Titles
MMA
Description

Music Magazine Archive is a series of digital collections focused on 20th- and 21st-century genres such as rock, folk, and hip-hop & rap. Each genre-based collection contains full issues of a diverse and influential group of magazines. These publications uniquely capture the social and historical context of each genre and together support scholarly research areas such as race, class, gender, American studies, and youth culture across the late-20th and 21st centuries. Researchers will find all material represented in the original publications, preserved in its original context, fully searchable and in high-resolution full color.

The current database includes the rock and folk series. The rap and hip-hop titles will be added soon.

Titles included:

Rock:

The Bob
CREEM*
Fusion
Jazz and Pop
Maximum Rocknroll
OP
Option
Ray Gun
Royal’s World Countdown
Slash
Trans-Oceanic Trouser Press
Trouser Press
Trouser Press Collectors’ Magazine
Under the Radar

Folk:

Autoharp Quarterly
American Songwriter
Americana Rhythm Music Magazine
Bluegrass Now
Broadside
The Canada Folk Bulletin
Come All Ye
Dirty Linen
Fairport Fanatics
FolkWorks
Hootenanny
HOT WIRE
The Little Sandy Review
The Old-Time Herald
Paid My Dues
People’s Songs Bulletin
Singalong!
Sing Out!

Type
Article Index
Database
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
1946-present
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/43700
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University of Michigan Alumnae Council Survey Responses, 1924

Description

In 1924, the Alumnae Council of the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan mailed a survey to the more than 3,000 women currently in attendance and to over 7,000 who had attended the University going back to the year 1870, when women were first admitted. The survey questionnaires asked for biographical information as well as occupations, leadership positions, and queried alumnae to consider who were the ten most influential alumnae of the University. From these approximately responses, a diverse and varied portrait of the alumnae body emerges. In their deeply personal reflections and memories, the alumnae survey responses are a vital record of the lived experiences of women at one of the premier institutions of the United States in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/43432
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Selections from the William B. Mershon Papers

Alternative Titles
Mershon Papers
Description

With generous support from Thomas Buhr, these selected materials from the William B. Mershon papers provide unique documentation of outdoor recreation and conservation efforts in Michigan during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Correspondence, photographs, and writings in addition to meticulously kept journals offer an unparalleled view into Mershon's enduring passion for hunting, fishing, and camping as well as his efforts to protect Michigan's forests and waterways. The complete collection of Mershon's personal papers and business records remains available to the public for research at the Bentley Historical Library.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/42672
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The Social History of the American Family: An Encyclopedia

Alternative Titles
Social history of the American family
Description

The four volumes of The Social History of the American Family explore the vital role of the family as the fundamental social unit across the span of American history. Experiences of family life shape so much of an individual's development and identity, yet the patterns of family structure, family life, and family transition vary across time, space, and socioeconomic contexts. Both the definition of who or what counts as family and representations of the “ideal” family have changed over time to reflect changing mores, changing living standards and lifestyles, and increased levels of social heterogeneity.

This balanced academic work chronicles the social, cultural, economic, and political aspects of American families from the colonial period to the present. Key themes include families and culture (including mass media), families and religion, families and the economy, families and social issues, families and social stratification and conflict, family structures (including marriage and divorce, gender roles, parenting and children, and mixed and non-modal family forms), and family law and policy.

Features: Approximately 600 articles, richly illustrated with historical photographs and color photos in the digital edition, provide historical context for students.; A collection of primary source documents demonstrate themes across time.; The signed articles, with cross references and Further Readings, are accompanied by a Reader's Guide, Chronology of American Families, Resource Guide, Glossary, and thorough index.

Key Themes: Families and Culture; Families and Experts; Families and Religion; Families and Social Change; Families and Social Issues/Problems/Crises; Families and Social Media; Families and Social Stratification/Social Class; Families and Technology; Families and the Economy; Families in America; Families in Mass Media; Families, Family Life, Social Identities; Family Advocates and Organizations; Family Law and Family Policy; Family Theories; History of American Families.

Edited by Marilyn J. Coleman & Lawrence H. Ganong.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/42420
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Rock's Backpages

Alternative Titles
Rock's Back Pages
Description

Rock's Backpages is a digital collection of more than 31,000 articles (reviews, interviews, features and more) from a wide range of publications in the US and UK from Creem and Trouser Press to Rolling Stone and the New Musical Express. It covers the early 1960's to the present day and features more than five thousand artists, ranging from 500-word album (or concert) reviews to 15,000-word interviews and features. The database covers all types of popular music and includes regular content updates, with the addition of at least 50 new articles per week. The articles are full-text and fully searchable by artist, date, genre, and keyword.

Type
Article Index
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/42312
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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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Confidential U.S. State Department Central Files, Europe and Latin America, 1960-1969

Alternative Titles
ProQuest History Vault, International Relations and Military Conflicts
Description

The U.S. State Department Central Files are an important source of American diplomatic reporting on political, military, social, and economic developments throughout the world in the 20th century. Concentrating exclusively on those U.S. State Department Central Files that have not been microfilmed by the National Archives or distributed by other publishers, the U.S. State Department Central Files in History Vault contain a wide range of materials from U.S. diplomats in foreign countries: reports on political, military, and socioeconomic matters; interviews and minutes of meetings with foreign government officials; important letters, instructions, and cables sent and received by U.S. diplomatic personnel; and reports and translations from foreign journals and newspapers.

Highlights of the Europe and Latin America module include international reaction to the Bay of Pigs invasion, East-West tensions in Berlin, Germany; U.S. meetings with Soviet leaders; settlement of the dispute over the Chamizal region in Texas and Mexico, Cuban sugar industry, and student unrest and demonstrations, especially in Mexico and Panama.

The countries covered in the Europe and Latin America module are Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany); Germany (focusing on Berlin); Soviet Union; Cuba; Mexico; Panama; and Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/41484
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Women's Studies Manuscript Collections from the Schlesinger Library

Alternative Titles
ProQuest History Vault, Women's Studies
Description

These collections from the Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe College consist of three distinct series of collections: voting rights, national politics, and reproductive rights. The voting rights papers include documentation of national, regional, and local leaders. National leaders featured in this module include Carrie Chapman Catt, Matilda Joslyn Gage, Helen Hamilton Gardener, Julia Ward Howe, Alma Lutz, Anna Howard Shaw, and Lucy Stone.

Papers of regional and local leaders include Harriet Burton Laidlaw, Helen Barten Owens, Clementina Rhodes Hartshorne, Mary Garrett Hay, Nellie Nugemt Somerville, Lucy Somerville Howorth, Margaret Foley, Grace Allen Johnson, and Olympia Brown.

On the topic of national politics, major collections are those of Molly Dewson, Emma Guffey Miller, Sue Shelton White, Jeannette Rankin, and Jessica Weis.

Collections on reproductive rights are the Schlesinger Library Family Planning Oral History Project, and the papers of Mary Ware Dennett and the Voluntary Parenthood League.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/41480
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Struggle for Women's Rights, Organizational Records, 1880-1990

Alternative Titles
ProQuest History Vault, Women's Studies
Description

This collection is comprised of records of three important women's rights organizations: the National Woman's Party, the League of Women Voters, and the Women's Action Alliance. Originally a committee of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA), the National Woman's Party (NWP) was founded in 1913 when Alice Paul and her colleagues broke away from NAWSA in dissent over strategy and tactics. The Women's Action Alliance, established in 1971 as a grass-roots organization, concerned itself with issues such as employment and employment discrimination, childcare, health care, and education. The League of Women Voters collection documents almost every facet of women's involvement in U.S. politics from 1920 to 1974.

The collection breakdown is as follows:

National Woman's Party Papers, Part I: 1913-1974, Series 1: Correspondence, 1877-1974

National Woman's Party Papers, Part I: 1913-1974, Series 2: Minutes, Legal Papers, and Financial Records, 1912-1972

National Woman's Party Papers, Part I: 1913-1974, Series 3: Printed Materials, 1850-1972

National Woman's Party Papers, Part I: 1913-1974, Series 4: World Woman's Party Papers, 1938-1958

National Woman's Party Papers, Part II: The Suffrage Years, 1913-1920, Series 1: Correspondence, 1891-1940

National Woman's Party Papers, Part II: The Suffrage Years, 1913-1920, Series 2: Administrative Files, Printed Matter, and Photographs, 1889-1936

Papers of the League of Women Voters, 1918-1974, Part I: Meetings of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committees, Minutes and Related Documents, 1918-1974

Papers of the League of Women Voters, 1918-1974, Part II: Transcripts and Records of National Conventions and of General Councils

Papers of the League of Women Voters, 1918-1974, Part III, Series A: National Office Subject Files, 1920-1932

Women's Action Alliance, Parts 1-8

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/41478
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American Politics and Society from Kennedy to Watergate

Alternative Titles
ProQuest History Vault, American Politics and Society
Description

An exceptional compilation of documents from the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon presidencies as well as records from federal agencies ranging from the EPA to the FBI. Issues covered span women's rights, environmental issues, urban renewal, rural development, tax reform, civil rights, space exploration, international trade, the War on Poverty, and the Watergate trials. Kennedy files include documents from the 1960 presidential campaign, correspondence between the president and federal personnel, Pierre Salinger's daily press briefings, transcripts of presidential press conferences, and oral histories of key Kennedy cabinet members as well as senators and representatives.

The Johnson administration collections chronicle the seven years of tumult and unparalleled change from the Civil Rights Bill of 1964 and the War on Poverty to civil unrest and fighting in Vietnam. Of particular note is the Confidential File from the Johnson White House Central Files.

Nixon administration materials consist of Nixon's White House files as well as a collection of the official transcripts of proceedings in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in the four major Watergate-related trials.

Some of the individual sub-collections include:

Aeronautics and Space Reports to the Congress, 1958-1984

Appointment Book of President Kennedy, 1961-1963

Associated Press, Wire Copy on the Assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Senator Robert F. Kennedy

Citizens Advisory Council on the Status of Women, 1963-1977, Parts 1-2

Confidential File of the Johnson White House, 1963-1969, Parts 1-2

Daily Diary of President Johnson, 1963-1969

Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1963-1969: Official History and Documents, Parts 1-2

Environmental Protection Agency: Records on the Health and Ecological Effects of Pollution, 1971-1977

FBI Files on the American Indian Movement and Wounded Knee

FBI Files on the Weather Underground Organization

John F. Kennedy 1960 Campaign, Parts 1-2

Johnson Administration's Response to Anti-Vietnam War Activities, Parts 1-2

President's Commission on Campus Unrest, Part 1: Executive Files

Records of the Department of Justice: The Cabinet Committee on Drug Law Enforcement, 1976-1977

Records of the National Commission on Marijuana and Drug Abuse, 1970-1973

Records of the National Council on Indian Opportunity, 1968-1974

War on Poverty, Parts 1-5

Watergate in Court, Parts 1-4

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/41472
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