Thursday, December 17, 2009

Americana; recent acquisitions---antiquarian and ephemera

Buchwach, Buck. Hawaii, U.S.A.: communist beachhead or showcase for Americanism? Honolulu: Hawaii Statehood Commission, 1957.

Hall, Edward Henry. An Indignity to our Citizen Soldiers. A Sermon Preached in the First Parish Church, Cambridge, June 1, 1890. Cambridge: John Wilson and Son, 1890.

Livermore, Leonard Jarvis. Perseverance in the War, the Interest and Duty of the Nation. A Sermon, Preached in the Church of the First Parish, Lexington, Sunday, September 11, 1864. Boston: Press of T.R. Marvin and Son, 1864.

[Sweetser, Seth]. The Strength of the Battle. A Discourse Delivered in the Central Church, Worcester, on the Occasion of the National Fast, Thursday, Sept. 26, 1861. By the Pastor of the Church. Worcester: Printed at the Transcript Office, 1861.

Hoitt, Ira G. Pacific Coast Guide and Programme of the Knights Templar Triennial Conclave at San Francisco, August, 1883. San Francisco: [The Author]: 1883.

Hooper, Edward James. Hooper's Western Fruit Book: A Compendious Collection of Facts, from the Notes and Experience of Successful Fruit Culturists Arranged for Practical Use in the Orchard and Garden. Cincinnati: Moore, Wilstach, Keys, & Co., 1857.

Southern Pacific Sunset Route. Ten Texas Topics by Texas Tillers and Toilers. Houston: [The Company]; Passenger Department, ca. 1900s.

Official Guide to the Tennessee Centennial and City of Nashville. Nashville: Marshall and Bruce, 1897.

Blair, Lewis H. The Prosperity of the South Dependent on the Negro. Richmond: E Waddey, 1889.

Papers relating to the Garrison mob / edited by Theodore Lyman, 3d. Cambridge [Mass.]: Welch, Bigelow, and Co., printers to the university, 1870.

Stuart, Charles, 1783?-1865. A memoir of Granville Sharp, to which is added Sharp's Law of passive obedience, and an extract from his Law of retribution. New York, American Anti-Slavery Society, 1836.

Moffat, James. R. Memoirs of an Old-Timer: Rhyolite, Nevada, 1906-1907. N.P. 1966.

Drake, St. Clair. The Negro veteran and the church. Washington, United Negro and Allied Veterans of America, 1946.

Clayton, Ed, ed. The SCLC story. Atlanta, The Southern Christian Leadership Conference, 1964.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

McGeorge Bundy Memos

Earlier this fall, before President Obama's announcement of a new strategy in Afghanistan, NYT op-ed columnist Frank Rich discussed Gordon Goldstein's 2008 book Lessons in Disaster: McGeorge Bundy and the Path to War in Vietnam in a piece titled "Obama at the Precipice"

Researchers looking to further analyze McGeorge Bundy's role as Special Assistant for National Security Affaris (a post now known as national security adviser) during the early years of Johnson's presidency can turn to a microform set in Green Library--Memos of the Special Assistant for National Security Affairs: McGeorge Bundy to President Johnson, 1963-1966. Microfilmed from holdings at the Lyndon B. Johnson Library, the set has also has a printed guide, available in Media-Microtext and the SSRC.

The Documentary History of the Ratification Constitution online; Rotunda Press

In partnership with Crown Law Library, SULAIR has recently acquired the online version of The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Consitution.

Published by Rotunda Press, the digital publishing division of the University of Virginia Press, "this landmark work in historical and legal scholarship draws upon thousands of sources to trace the Constitution’s progress through each of the thirteen states’ conventions. The digital edition allows users to search the complete contents by date, title, author, recipient, or state affiliation and preserves the copious annotations of the print edition."

Monday, December 14, 2009

Library of Congress--State Digital Resources: Memory Projects, Online Encyclopedias, Historical & Cultural Materials Collections

The Library of Congress has posted a helpful webpage listing a variety of digital history resources produced by States, including multi-state collaborations.

Compiled by Christine A. Pruzin, it's well worth bookmarking.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Papers of Dwight D. Eisenhower, digital edition

Scholars of World War II and the Cold War have often made use of the exemplary print edition of Dwight D. Eisenhower's Papers, published by Johns Hopkins University Press. JHU Press has also created an electronic edition of the Eisenhower Papers, which the Stanford Libraries have recently purchased.

The online edition contains the entire 21-volumes of The Papers of Dwight D. Eisenhower including significant letters, memoranda, cables, and directives written or dictated by Eisenhower from the years prior to World War II through the full term of his presidency. This massive collection includes documents—many of them previously classified—from private collections and public archives in the U.S. and U.K., as well as papers from the Eisenhower Presidential Library.

The Lazy Scholar; A Not-Quite-Daily Guide to the Digital Archive

Stephen Vider, a graduate student in the History of American Civilization at Harvard, has created an excellent blog called The Lazy Scholar; a "not-quite-daily guide to digital archives in American history, literature, and culture."

As Vider notes, "every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, The Lazy
Scholar provides a lively description of a single online
resource--ranging from art and music to film and literature, 18th
century to the present. Some recent posts have covered topics like
Disability Studies, the Gay Liberation Movement, Lincoln memorabilia, and much more." It's well-written and well worth checking out.