Legacy Digital Projects

The American Influenza Epidemic of 1918: A Digital Encyclopedia

This project is an undertaking of the University of Michigan Center for the History of Medicine to create a virtual collection of archival, primary, and interpretive materials related to the history of the 1918 influenza pandemic in the United States. This virtual collection will include approximately 50,000 pages of original materials that document the experiences of diverse communities in the United States in fall 1918 and winter 1919 when flu took the lives of approximately 675,000 Americans.

The Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse

The Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse collects documents and information from civil rights cases in specific case categories across the United States to allow greater understanding of civil rights litigation in this country.

Encyclopedia of Diderot & d'Alembert - Collaborative Translation Project

This is an ongoing collaborative and searchable English language translation of the original Encyclopédie edited by Denis Diderot and Jean le Rond d'Alembert. Individual articles are linked to the original French edition maintained by ARTFL.

A London Provisioner's Chronicle, 1550-1563, by Henry Machyn

This collection features images of "A London Provisioner's Chronicle": the original manuscript (severely damaged in a 1731 fire), a transcript of the original with additional text supplied by the editors, and a rendering into modern English. The text is supplemented with an extensive historical and biographical introduction, as well as links to other resources on Henry Machyn, including images of a related manuscript held in the Special Collections Research Center at the University of Michigan.

Middle English Compendium

The Middle English Compendium has been designed to offer easy access to and interconnectivity between three major Middle English electronic resources: an electronic version of the Middle English Dictionary, a HyperBibliography of Middle English prose and verse, based on the MED bibliographies, and a Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse, as well as links to an associated network of electronic resources.


The Pancreas Knowledge Base or “Pancreapedia” is designed to be an open access, one-stop information repository for the exocrine pancreas whose purpose is to expedite research on the pancreas. It contains the features of a reference book, methods book, cellular atlas and directory all integrated into a single searchable site with links between sections and to external resources such as PubMed and NCBI. It will produce, compile and curate information on the pancreas.

Successful Strategic Deception: A Case Study

This study concerns the controversial case of Alger Hiss, who was suspected of spying for Soviet Military Intelligence. It does not concern his guilt or innocence but whether the U.S. Army Military Intelligence used an undercover spy-catcher to penetrate Hiss's defense and to plant evidence forged to secure his perjury conviction. If so, Hiss's conviction, which ushered in the McCarthy era and thrust Richard Nixon to national prominence, represents an alarming intrusion of our military into civil affairs.