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Black Abolitionist Archive
Black Abolitionist Archive

Digital Collection

From the 1820s to the Civil War, African Americans assumed prominent roles in the transatlantic struggle to abolish slavery. In contrast to the popular belief that the abolitionist crusade was driven by wealthy whites, some 300 black abolitionists were regularly involved in the antislavery movement, heightening its credibility and broadening its agenda. The Black Abolitionist Digital Archive is a collection of over 800 speeches by antebellum blacks and approximately 1,000 editorials from the period.

Carney Latin American Solidarity Archive
Carney Latin American Solidarity Archive

Print Collection

From U.S. Honduran embassy documents to underground newsletters, from photos and slides of guerillas to extensive video documentaries, our archive now holds more than 300 rare items. Come see it for yourself in the Library, 3rd floor archives holdings room, on the University of Detroit Mercy's McNichols campus.

Dudley Randall Broadside Press Collection
Dudley Randall Broadside Press Collection

Print Collection

A collection of books and broadsides written by, and about Dudley Randall and Broadside Press Publication accessible by appointment only.

Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection

Digital Collection

The Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection, which was donated to the University of Detroit Mercy in 1993, is considered one of the most complete private collections of information on the subject of Great Lakes marine history.  The collection consists of close to 58,000 photographs, plastic and glass negatives, postcards, color plates, sketches, and paintings, as well as detailed information on nearly every commercial ship that sailed the Great Lakes since 1850.

An Historical Exploration of Father Charles E. Coughlin's Influence
An Historical Exploration of Father Charles E. Coughlin's Influence

Digital Collection

Among the first public figures to utilize the immense power of the nation's passion for radio, Fr. Charles Edward Coughlin reached a broad ecumenical audience during the 1930s. By the height of his popularity in 1932, Coughlin reached a potential audience of some 40 million people. Though a critic of the forces of mass consumer culture around him, he ironically used the first national network to distribute his political and economic views.

James T. Callow Folklore Archive
James T. Callow Folklore Archive
Digital Collection
 
The University of Detroit Folklore Archive was founded in 1964 by professors Frank Paulsen and James Callow. Field notes of folklore, gathered from the Detroit area, were originally maintained on index cards and later converted to computer disks in 1974. The original digital archive contained approximately 38,177 field records. It has since grown to include over 40,000 records.
Lawrence DeVine Playbill Collection
Lawrence DeVine Playbill Collection

Print Collection

Playbills, books, and other media from across the U.S. and Canada gathered during his 1968-1998 tenure as Detroit Free Press theater critic. Accessible by appointment only.

Marie Corelli Collection
Marie Corelli Collection

Print Collection

Letters of a British novelist running from 1906 to 1923. These are primarily to her close acquaintances, the Severn family. Accessible by appointment only.

Maurice Greenia, Jr. Collections
Maurice Greenia, Jr. Collections

Digital Collection

Maurice Greenia, Jr. is a native Detroit artist whose work grows out of the city; he lives in the artistic center of Detroit -- the Cass Corridor. Thousands of people see his work every year, but many do not know the artist nor the multitude of formats in which he works. This site is aimed at the preservation of his work, some of which cannot be physically preserved, and is viewable only in photographs; the chalk drawings on the old Hudson's Building being a prime example of work preserved only photographically. Browse through the site a

Shrine Herald Collection
Shrine Herald Collection

Digital Collection

The Shrine Herald is the weekly parish newsletter for the National Shrine of the Little Flower. It began publication in November, 1935, and continues today. The newsletter reports activities within the parish, including the many parish organizations. It reports births, baptisms, marriages and deaths in the parish, information about upcoming events and services, and it serves to post events within the Archdiocese of Detroit.

Sisters of Mercy Collection
Sisters of Mercy Collection

Digital Collection

A brief history of one of the University's sponsoring institutions, the Sisters of Mercy. Included is an introduction by Gilmary Bauer, RSM and a two part video series describing the history and persons that have shaped the Sisters of Mercy. The QuickTime player is needed for viewing the video potions of the material.

Society of Jesus Publications
Society of Jesus Publications

Print Collection

A list of publications about the Society of Jesus owned by the University of Detroit Mercy and available in the McNichols Campus Library stacks.

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