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This digital project focuses on the devastating natural disaster that struck Japan in 1923, known as the Great Kanto Earthquake. Western travelers shot photographs, collected newspaper clippings, and wrote home about the destruction they witnessed. The project highlights the aftermath of the earthquake but also shows a great deal about the relations between the West and the East during the period.
The website for the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center provides access to certain documents related to the life and work of the nineteenth American president. In addition to a wealth of biographical materials about Hayes, the site includes digitized diaries, letters, and obituaries, as well as scholarly works on the president.
This website provides links to the digital collections created by the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. The collections cover topics as wide ranging as Afghanistan, urbanization, tourism, theatre, Golda Meir, and transportation. Users must click on the names of individual collections to gain access to related content.
This digital project is a collaboration by multiple theological seminaries, resulting in a searchable collection of materials related to Christianity. Materials include woodcuts, photographs, coins, maps, postcards, manuscripts, sermons, art, and architecture.
This digital collection provides access to typed transcripts and MP3 files of interviews with elderly African-Americans in greater Detroit, Michigan. The interviews were conducted by undergraduate students at Marygrove College and primarily concern the subjects of race and racism during the era of segregation in America.
This digital collection showcases historic photographs of Alaska, the Western United States, and the Canadian provinces of Yukon Territory and British Columbia. Subjects covered by the collection include mining, community life, native peoples, the environment, and life during wartime. The collection can be searched by subject.
This digital project provides access to a variety of documents and images concerning the city of Sonora, Mexico, which borders Arizona. Subjects covered include ranching, mining, race, crime, and government.
Noted nineteenth-century Wisconsin scientist, Increase Lapham, acquired portraits of fellow scientists through the extensive correspondence they shared. This digital collection showcases those portraits, searchable by name or subject.