American Culture

Afro-Americana Imprints, 1535-1922

Description

This collection is created from the Library Company of Philadelphia's acclaimed Afro-Americana Collection. When complete, this unique online resource will provide researchers with more than 12,000 printed works. These essential books, pamphlets and broadsides, including many lesser-known imprints, hold an unparalleled record of African American history, literature and culture. This collection spans nearly 400 years, from the early 16th to the early 20th century. Critically important subjects covered include the West's discovery and exploitation of Africa; the rise of slavery in the New World along with the growth and success of abolitionist movements; the development of racial thought and racism; descriptions of African American life -- slave and free -- throughout the Americas; and slavery and race in fiction and drama. Also featured are printed works of African American individuals and organizations. **At present, the online collection is only 8% complete.**

Can be cross-searched by keyword with African American Newspapers, African American Periodicals and other Archive of Americana series, using the Archive of Americana link below.

Type
Database
E-Book(s)
Text Collection
Coverage
1535-1922
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11775
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North American Indian Thought and Culture

Alternative Titles
NAITC
North American Indian Thought & Culture
Description

This database represents the largest compilation ever created of biographical information on indigenous peoples from all areas of North America. 

North American Indian Thought and Culture contains around 120,000 pages of text and images, including biographies, auto-biographies, personal narratives, speeches, diaries, letters, and oral histories. Particular care has been taken to index this material so that it can be searched thoroughly. Full-length reference works also are included to give background and context to the narratives.

Type
E-Book(s)
Images
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11761
Access
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OntheBoards.tv

Alternative Titles
On the Boards
OtB
ontheboards
ontheboards.tv
Description

OntheBoards.tv is an on-demand website for HD-quality contemporary performance films available for streaming, download or mobile viewing. Launched in January 2010, this first-of-its-kind site brings contemporary work to a wider public by filming top caliber performances with multiple high-definition cameras, editing the film collaboratively with the artists, and delivering them online as feature-length performance films. OntheBoards.tv has more than doubled in size with plans to continue adding multiple new performance films each year. Filmed at On the Boards, as well as in peer theaters across the country, the performances present a snapshot of the best new works by current leaders in dance, theater and music. The films consist of compelling international and northwest contemporary performance, including works by artists who are rarely seen in the US and works that will never be performed again.

Initial Funding for OntheBoards.tv provided by The Wallace Foundation. With additional support from: DanceUSA, National Endowment for the Arts, The Paul G. Allen Foundation and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Type
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11749
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Saline Valley Farms Photographs

Description

This is the searchable collection of Saline Valley Farms photographs. Saline Valley Farms was an economic experiment in cooperative living and farming that was developed by Harold Gray in 1932. Detailed in the 150 photographs, the farm was a thriving cooperative that lasted until 1953. The Saline Valley Farms digital project was produced by Saline District Library, Jim Cameron and David Vaughn. Funding was provided by the Carl F. Schrandt Endowment Fund.  Original photographs and cataloging courtesy of the Bentley Historical Library.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11733
Access
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Pictorial History of Ann Arbor

Alternative Titles
Making of Ann Arbor
Description

The Pictorial History of Ann Arbor collection includes over 400 historical images of Ann Arbor from 1824 to 1974, plus searching and browsing access to the text of The Pictorial History of Ann Arbor, 1824-1974, edited by J. Fraser Cocks, III, c.1974, Michigan Historical Collections, The University of Michigan.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11723
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Students on Site

Description

Students on Site is designed to use local history and geography as a site of innovative teaching and learning for students and teachers at all three education levels. This archive is a collection of historical and contemporary materials such as maps, photographs, personal letters, and government records.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11721
Access
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Ypsilanti Historical Society Photo Archives

Description

This is the searchable collection of photographs from the Archives of the Ypsilanti Historical Society. Photographs date from the 1850s to the present. Images included cover people, buildings, homes, events, celebrations and other subjects.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11711
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Atlanta Constitution 1868-1984

Alternative Titles
ProQuest Historical Newspapers
PQHN
Description

As the only major daily newspaper in the Atlanta area, The Atlanta Constitution provides a fascinating glimpse into the political, economic, cultural, and social life of the southeastern United States from Reconstruction through the late 20th century. Via ProQuest® Historical Newspapers™, researchers can explore the paper’s perspective on local events of major international significance, from post-Civil War Reconstruction, to the first taste of Coca Cola in 1886, to the Race Riots of 1907, the Civil Rights sit-ins of the 1960s, and the election of the first black mayor in 1973.

Vital for research into topics such as: History: • Post-Civil War reconstruction • The voting rights of slaves • Civil Rights Movement • Racial desegregation Business: • Industrial and economic development in the New South • The history of the Coca Cola Company • The rise of the city as a convention center Literature and Culture: • The origin of Uncle Remus stories • Launch of CNN • The premiere of “Gone with the Wind”

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11697
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Detroit Free Press, 1831-1999

Alternative Titles
Freep, DFP
ProQuest Historical Newspapers, PQHN
Democratic Free Press & Michigan Intelligencer, Daily Free Press, Semi Weekly Free Press, Detroit Daily Free Press
Description

Searchable access to the backfile of the Detroit Free Press newspaper, from the first issue on May 5, 1831 through December 31, 1999.  Reproduces the complete full text of every issue in its original printed form, in full page images digitized from microfilm. 

Note:  This backfile is comprised of 2 parts that are indexed and presented differently:  

  • The earlier part (1831-1922) provides PDFs of individual articles, and permits searches limited to article title and article author fields, as well as searches across the entire full text and by the original section and page numbers.  
  • The later part (1923-1999) provides PDFs only of whole pages, and permits searching only across the entire full text and by simplified page numbers (where each issue is paginated from the first page of the first section to the last page of the last section in a single numeric sequence starting with 1, regardless of what the original section and page numbers were).  To make it easier to see on the whole pages where the articles matching your search appear, the entered search terms are suppose to appear highlighted on the whole page PDFs; however, this highlighting feature does not yet work on the Chrome web browser, nor on any Apple device.

Searching across both parts combined (the default) is limited to searching across the entire full text and by simplified page numbers.  If preferred, each part can be searched separately using the links above.

Technical note:  Highlighting of search terms on whole page PDFs provided in the later part (1923-1999) currently works only on Windows devices with the Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer web browsers.

Background:  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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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
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