FW: Making of America Collection Adds 7,000 Volumes
- I am forwarding this if you have not sampled the wonderful Making of America
series, please do so. The actual digitalizing is being done by both Cornell
and Michigan (as an Ohio State graduate, that pains me to say!) and there
are cross links to both.
Halleck is there, as is Mahan -- both Dennis Hart and his son Alfred.
Magazines in great abundance -- check the cover of the February 1862
Atlantic Monthly: the normal material was replaced for a new song, "The
Battle Hymn of the Republic." And the Century Magazine is also
present --want to read Battles and Leaders in their entirety? Only a
fraction of the material made it into the four volumes.
Judy and Bob Huddleston
10643 Sperry Street
Northglenn, CO 80234-3612
From: Pat Hodges [SMTP:phodges@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2001 11:59 AM
Subject: Making of America Collection Adds 7,000 Volumes
[The announcement below may be of interest to your list members.]
Making of America Collection Adds 7,000 Volumes
The University of Michigan University Library is pleased to announce 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 made possible in part
through the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and an
equipment grant from Sun Microsystems.
Making of America (MoA) - a publicly-accessible online resource focusing on
19th century American publications - now contains over 3% of all American
imprint monographs published in the 19th century (based on preliminary
statistics provided by the Library of Congress). The majority of these
materials were published between 1850 and 1876 and focus on topics ranging
from the life and death of Abraham Lincoln to the latest 19th century
household sciences to reflections on travel 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 the 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 "book bag."
The Making of America is available freely over the Internet and may be found
at: http://moa.umdl.umich.edu/. For additional information about MoA,