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The libraries of Florida’s State University System have collaborated on a digital project showcasing the state’s history, culture, and arts. Major themes include Native Americans, racial and ethnic minority populations, exploration, tourism, and the environment.

From 1907 to 1930, Edward S. Curtis recorded his research and observations related to traditional North American Indian cultures. Comprised of twenty volumes of text and a wealth of images, Curtis’ work is an ambitious effort to document one American’s perspective on Indian life during the early twentieth century.

Mark Twain set a number of his best-known works in the Mississippi River Valley. Using Twain’s own works, his personal papers, and supplementary information about the setting, scholars have constructed a fascinating view of the region during the nineteenth century. Together, Twain and the scholars behind this digital project offer a unique perspective on the developments and challenges of the era including Westward Expansion, racial and ethnic conflict, industrialization, the Civil War, and its aftermath.

Newton Amos Chandler was a prospector during the mid-nineteenth-century Gold Rush on the west coast of the United States. In a series of letters written to his wife Jane between 1855 and 1872, Chandler conveys the experiences and challenges faced by those pursuing wealth and opportunity during the Gold Rush. Subjects covered include westward expansion, racial and ethnic tensions, mining, and the fortunes and misfortunes of gold miners.

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.


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