United States History

Warren Petoskey Papers, 1873-2016

Description

Noted Native American writer, artisan, musician, and dancer Warren Petoskey came to understand that his clients often experienced residual effects from the American Indian boarding schools that many were forced to attend. This realization led Warren to found Dawnland Native Ministries in 1998; based near Petoskey, Michigan, this outreach program endeavors "to build bridges of understanding with all peoples regarding the damage done by America's boarding school policies and their effects on the current generations."

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/44265
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Radical Responses to the Great Depression Images, Special Collections Library, University of Michigan

Description

The Great Depression conjures up one of the profound American twentieth-century experiences. Unlike earlier depressions and periods of hard times, this economic paralysis was of a magnitude and duration that approached trauma; and although amelioration was evident after federal relief measures were taken, the long-awaited recovery never took place. Almost all of the items exhibited here come from the Labadie Collection of social protest materials, with some augmentation from the main Special Collections Library, the Graduate Library, and the Music Library. This particular collection captures over 100 digital images of the items from this exhibit.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/44233
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Ocha Potter Papers, 1898-2008

Description

Ocha Potter was a copper mining engineer and adventurer who also played an important role in the promotion of Keewanaw County, Michigan as a vacation destination during the 1930s and 1940s. This collection contains three photo albums, documenting Potter's travels to Alaska (1905-1908), Africa and Europe (1930), and national parks in the American West (1923, 1934 and 1936). It also contains a manuscript of his autobiography, family correspondence, and ephemera related to Potter's life, career, and involvement with the Copper Country Vacationist League.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/44209
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Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association

Description

Volume 1- (1979-). Open to the world after a six month embargo.|The Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association (JALA) is the only academic journal devoted exclusively to Lincoln scholarship. In addition to selected scholarly articles -- on Lincoln in the popular media, for example, or British reactions to the War -- the journal also features photographs and newly discovered Lincoln letters and documents.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/44167
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Jo Labadie and His Gift To Michigan: A Legacy for the Masses

Description

This collection contains over 100 digitized photographs, handwritten notes, pamphlets, books of poetry, etc. belonging to Joseph Labadie. The Joseph A. Labadie Collection is the oldest research collection of radical history in the United States, documenting a wide variety of international social protest movements of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It is named for anarchist and labor organizer Joseph Antoine Labadie (1850-1933).

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/44159
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Bentley Historical Library Finding Aids

Description

The University of Michigan EAD (Encoded Archival Description) Finding Aids site provides access to finding aids or descriptive inventories for archival records and manuscript collections at the Bentley Historical Library. Over 725 Bentley Library finding aids are now available on-line. More finding aids will be added periodically.

Type
Catalog
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/44105
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KKK Newspapers

Alternative Titles
Hate in America: Newspapers from the Rise and Fall of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s
Description

The KKK Newspapers collection brings together for the first time local, regional, and national newspapers published by Klan organizations and by sympathetic publishers across the United States. It also includes the voices from several anti-Klan newspapers. At present, the collection consists of 18 titles from the years 1921-1932, providing full-text access to nearly 5,000 pages of content. The collection is slated to grow to more than 130,000 pages of content by 2020.

Type
Newspaper(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/44010
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Joseph L. Hudson Papers

Description

Joseph L. Hudson, Jr., a noted businessman and civic leader, chaired the New Detroit Committee in the aftermath of the city's 1967 uprising. After one year, the New Detroit Committee had achieved some success in advancing the establishment of job recruitment and training programs, but challenges remained in gaining the confidence of the city's residents. New Detroit thus decided to incorporate in August 1968, at which time Hudson resigned as chairman and was succeeded by Max Fisher. Hudson continued his involvement with New Detroit through the 1970s and 1980s, however, by serving on its board of trustees.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/43611
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
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