New Web Site on the Automobile in American Culture
The University of Michigan-Dearbornís Science and Technology Studies Program, in collaboration with The Henry Ford, is pleased to announce the launching of a new website and online archive, The Automobile in American Life and Society, at www.autolife.umd.umich.edu. Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the DaimlerChrysler Corporation Fund, the site contains overview essays and case studies on the automobileís relationship to labor, gender, race, design, and the environment, authored by Stephen Meyer, Margaret Walsh, Virginia Scharff, Thomas Sugrue, David Gartman, and Martin Melosi. Each essay is copiously illustrated with archival materials, most from the extensive collections of The Henry Ford, and supplemented with a variety of materials for teachers and students (annotated bibliography, definitions, reading comprehension and discussion questions, writing and research assignments). Also included are more than a dozen oral histories of major automobile designers taken during the 1980s by The Henry Ford, digitized and made available online for the first time.
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