United States History

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
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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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Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange

Alternative Titles
Nineteenth Century Collections Online
19th Century Collections Online
NCCO
Description

Digital archive of records documenting U.S. and British relations with a variety of Asian Nations. The collection contains U.S. State Department consular and diplomatic records; British Foreign Office political correspondance; missionary correspondance and journals; and socio-economic journals. Collections in the archive include: 

Type
Subject Gateway
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11679
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The March of Time

Alternative Titles
March of Time
Description

The March of Time first aired in March 1931 as a CBS radio series, in which the news of the day was dramatized using professional actors. In 1935 it was adapted for motion picture production and through its final airing in 1951 was one of the most notable newsreel and television series of the early 20th Century. A cross between confrontational journalism and docudrama, The March of Time series was provocative, amusing and sometimes outrageous. The 1938 release of "Inside Nazi Germany" was one of the most controversial films ever shown in American theaters.

The most unusual feature of the films was the re-creation or staging of events that had taken place, but had not been photographed by newsreel cameras. The producers argued that they had the same right to clarify news events with staged scenes as a re-write man on a newspaper had with words to make sense out of a reporter's notes. They used professional and amateur actors to impersonate famous people on the screen and then blended the staged scenes with newsreel footage.

The films were digitally re-mastered by HBO Archives.

Type
Video
Coverage
Covers events from 1912-1966.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11619
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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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Great Lakes Maritime Database

Description

This Great Lakes Maritime Database was initially funded by the Library of Michigan in 2005 with a collaborative grant by Alpena County Library and the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. It contains the 19th century C. Patrick Labadie collection as well as an ever growing collection of 20th century data and pictures.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11491
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William L. Clements Library Image Bank

Alternative Titles
Clements Image Bank
Description

The William L. Clements Library Image Bank contains a selection of materials from the library's rich collection of early Americana. Items include a variety of graphic materials, maps, and manuscripts from various periods in early American history. These images are simply a few of the many treasures that the Clements has to offer and are not intended to be comprehensive or representative of the whole of the Clements’ diverse collection.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11485
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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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American History in Video

Description

Upon completion, American History in Video will contain over 5700 documentary films and newsreels (over 2000 hours) of significant events in U.S. history, in streaming video. Each film includes a transcript. Clips and playlists can be created, saved and shared. Videos can be downloaded to an Apple OS or Android phone, good for 48 hours.

Type
Video
Coverage
Videos cover topics that occurred in 1492-2001. 1898-2010
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11263
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