The United States and its Territories, drawn from the University of Michigan Library's Southeast Asia collection, comprises the full text of monographs and government documents published in the United States, Spain, and the Philippines between 1870 and 1925. The primary focus of the material is the Spanish-American war and subsequent American governance (approximately 1898-1910). The text collection is complemented by digitized images from key photograph collections drawn from the Special Collections Library.
The 105 letters in this collection document the experience of a German Jewish family in the years immediately before, during, and shortly after World War II. Nathan and Johannna Rosenberg of Breisach, Germany, had three sons: Julius (1900-1942), Eugen (1901-1964), and Alfred (1911-2005). Eugen left for Palestine in 1935. Alfred, with his wife, her parents, and her brother, immigrated to the United States in August 1938. Julius remained in Germany with his parents and was murdered at Auschwitz in August 1942.
The letters were written to Alfred by his brothers, his parents, and other relatives between 1938 and 1946. Most of the letters are from Julius; many of these he wrote from the labor camp in Gurs, France, to which all of the Jews in Breisach were deported in October 1940.
The close to 500 documents in the Hamparzoum Arzoumanian Archives in the Special Collections of the University of Michigan span the years between 1896 and 1910. These documents vary from 1 to 14 pages in length, and are very diverse in character. They include family documents such as travel documents, birth, marriage, naturalization and death certificates; in memoriam notices, photographs, postcards, personal correspondence and correspondence with members of the Hunchakian Party; circulars and communiques of the party, newspapers and newspaper clippings, and other printed matter.
Taken as a whole, the different components of the collection provide a sequence of events and dramatic circumstances in Hamparzoum Arzoumanian's personal and political life that begin in the historically Armenian city of Gandzak in Karabagh, or present day Ganja in Azerbaijan, through Persia, Russia, Europe, Canada and end in America in January 1909.
The Transportation History Collection in the Special Collections Library of the University of Michigan contains a unique body of printed and visual materials on transportation technology and travel. Although there are printed items from as early as 1588, the majority of the material is from the 19th and early 20th centuries. International in scope, subjects in the collection include ballooning and dirigibles, early roads, automobiles, canals, bridges, carriages and coaches, and, most notably, railroads.
The collection of railroad material consists of over 14,000 items relating to American, Canadian, Mexican, British, French, German, and Russian railroad companies and their rolling stock. There are annual reports, including extensive runs of most major lines in the United States, pamphlets, timetables, charters, stock certificates and other legal documents, surveys, advertising brochures, posters, artwork, archival collections and photographs. In addition to the annual reports, there are many monographs and long runs of most of the State Railroad Commissions' Reports.
Additions to this digital collection will be made periodically.
The images in this database comprise the general photograph holdings of the Labadie Collection.
Anarchism Pamphlets from the Labadie Collection
The Labadie Collection forms part of the Special Collections Library at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. The Labadie is perhaps best known for its varied collections of anarchist materials and social protest literature whose scope includes includes civil liberties, socialism, communism, colonialism and imperialism, free thought, American labor history through the 1930s, the I.W.W., the Spanish Civil War, sexual freedom, women’s liberation, gay liberation, student protest movements, and the counterculture. In addition to books, manuscripts, photographs, and ephemera, the Labadie also maintains a large and growing collection of posters. The posters, which number in the hundreds, document a variety of causes and movements worldwide. One of the areas which is well represented in this collection of posters is that of anarchism.