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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.
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.