FW: Making of America Collection Adds 7,000 Volumes
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From: Iwan Morus [mailto:i.morus@...]
Sent: Wednesday, February 07, 2001 4:56 AM
Subject: FYI: Making of America Collection Adds 7,000 Volumes
From: Pat Hodges <phodges@...>
Making of America Collection Adds 7,000 Volumes
The University of Michigan University Library is pleased to
the addition of over 7,000 volumes to its Making of America
collection. This expansion brings the total volumes available online
to 8,500 or approximately 2.89 million pages of text and 1.15 billion
words. The addition of these materials to Making of America was
possible in part through the generous support of The Andrew W.
Foundation and an equipment grant from Sun Microsystems.
Making of America (MoA) =96 a publicly-accessible online resource
focusing on 19th century American publications =96 now contains
of all American imprint monographs published in the 19th century
(based on preliminary statistics provided by the Library of
The majority of these materials were published between 1850 and
and focus on topics ranging from the life and death of Abraham
to the latest 19th century household sciences to reflections on
to the Western United States. The collection is particularly strong in
the subject areas of education, psychology, American history,
sociology, religion, and science and technology. MoA offers users
opportunity to view faithful replicas of the original source
materials, perform full text searches over the entire collection,
search within individual texts, and save searches and develop
bibliographies using the MoA =93book bag.=94
The Making of America is available freely over the Internet and may
found at: http://moa.umdl.umich.edu/. For additional information
about MoA, contact moa-feedback@....