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  • 1940 Census
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    The National Archives released the 1940 census population schedules more than 3.8 million pages) to the public. In order to find a person in the census, you first need to determine the appropriate enumeration district (E.D) number. The E.D can be found by searching census district maps and descriptions. The digitized schedules can be saved,shared or downloaded.Besides name, age, relationship, and occupation, the 1940 census included questions about internal migration; employment status; participation in the New Deal Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), Works Progress Administration (WPA), and National Youth Administration (NYA)programs; and years of education.
  • 19th Century Masterfile
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    19th Century Masterfile is a vast "Index of Indexes", and is the largest resource for historical research prior to 1925. 19th Century Masterfile brings together over 60 subject indexes to: Periodicals; Newspapers; Books; US Congressional Record; US and UK Government Documents;US Patents. You can query over 11 million citations in 19th Century Masterfile in a single search.
  • 19th Century U.S. Newspapers
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    19th Century U.S. Newspapers provides access to primary source newspaper content from the 19th century, featuring full-text content and images from 500 newspapers from a range of urban and rural regions throughout the U.S. The collection encompasses the entire 19th century, with an emphasis on such topics as the American Civil War, African-American culture and history, Western migration and Antebellum-era life, among other subjects.
  • Accessible Archives
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    This database provides full text access to a diverse range of primary source materials from 18th & 19th century America. The collection includes:letters, advertisements, editorials, sketches, county records, complete runs of important periodicals and much more. Titles of interest include: The Pennsylvania Gazette, the Virginia Gazette, The South Carolina Gazette,Godey's Lady Book, and The North Star.
  • Adams Papers Digital Edition
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    This Rotunda collection includes John Adams’s complete diaries, selected legal papers, and the ongoing series of family correspondence and state papers. This collection provides online access to all 30 volumes of the Adams Papers from the founding generation published through 2006. The contents are fully annotated, feature linked cross-references, and may be accessed by date, series, author, or recipient.
  • African American Newspapers (1827-1998)
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    African American Newspapers, 1827-1998 provides online access to approximately 270 U.S. newspapers chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience. This unique collection features papers from more than 35 states—including many rare and historically significant 19th century titles. Newly digitized, these newspapers published by African Americans can now be browsed and searched as never before
  • African American Newspapers: The 19th Century (Accessible Archives)
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    This collection includes articles from 7 important 19th century African American publications: The Christian Recorder, The Colored American/Weekly Advocate, Frederick Douglass' Paper, Freedom's Journal, The National Era,The North Star, and Provincial Freeman. The articles provide first-hand reports of the major events and issues of the day, including the Mexican War, Presidential and congressional addresses, Congressional abstracts,business and commodity markets, the humanities, world travel and religion.They also contain large numbers of early biographies, vital statistics,essays and editorials, poetry and prose, and advertisements.
  • African American Studies Center (Oxford)
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    The Oxford African American Studies Center provides access to more than 10,000 articles by top scholars in the field. The core content includes /Africana; Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895; Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present; Black Women in America, Second Edition; /and /African American National Biography./ In addition to the full-text of these works, the Center draws on other key resources from Oxford's reference program, including the /Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature;/ the/Oxford Companion to Black British History;/ and selected articles from other major reference titles. This database also includes over 2,500 images, more than 450 primary sources with specially written commentaries, nearly 200 maps, and more than 150 charts and tables that offer information on everything from demographics to government and politics to business and labor to education and the arts.
  • African-American Biographical Database
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    The African American Biographical Database is a resource of first resort when you are looking for biographical information, including photographs and illustrations, for African Americans. From the famous to the everyday person, AABD includes profiles and full-text sketches providing both biographical detail and illuminating narratives chronicling the lives of Black Americans.
  • America's historical imprints
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    Searchable monographs, pamphlets, broadsides, government documents and ephemera enable researchers to explore America's distant and not so distant past. Available here: Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800; Early American Imprints, Series II: Supplement from the Library Company of Philadelphia, 1801-1819; Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819; American Broadsides and Ephemera, Series I; Early American Imprints, Series I: Supplement from the Library Company of Philadelphia, 1670-1800.
  • America's Historical Newspapers, 1690-1998 -
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    America's Historical Newspapers Part of Readex's Archive of Americana which provides access to over 2,400 newspapers. Collections include: Early American Newspapers Series 1 and 2, 1690-1900; Early American Newspapers by ERA, 1690-1815, and 1866-1889; African American Newspapers, 1827-1998; and Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980.
  • America: History & Life with Full Text
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    The definitive index to articles and other literature (books, dissertations, book reviews, etc.) covering the history and culture of the U.S. and Canada, from the 15th century to the present. Indexes nearly 1,800 journals from 1860s to present, including all key journals in the discipline, state and local history publications, and selected articles from scholarly journals in the social sciences and humanities.
  • American Broadsides and Ephemera, Series I, 1760-1900
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    Broadsides printed between 1820 and 1900 and ephemera printed between 1760 and 1900.
  • American Civil War Research Database
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    The American Civil War Research Database™ is the definitive online resource for researching the individuals, regiments, and battles of the American Civil War. Originally created by Historical Data Systems, Inc., the database contains indexed, searchable information on over 4 million soldiers and thousands of battles, together with over 16,000 photographs. With thousands of regimental rosters and officer profiles, the database will continue to grow as new information is loaded semiannually.
  • American Consumer Culture, 1935-1965
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    Contains thousands of market research reports by analyst Ernest Dichter and his Institute for Motivational Research, commissioned by advertising agencies and businesses such as Philip Morris, Chrysler, and CBS on products ranging from tobacco and broadcasting to cars and hotels. These primary source documents are accompanied by hundreds of advertisements from the time period.
  • American County Histories (Accessible Archives)
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    County histories have long been the cornerstone of historical and genealogical research. These digitized collections cover the history of 22 states and include: local history, geology, geography, weather,transportation, lists of all local participants in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, banking and insurance, schools and teachers, cemeteries, health and vital statistics, public officials and legislators, and much more.
  • American Founding Era Collection
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    This Rotunda collection provides access to the papers of some of the major figures of the early republic: John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, Dolley and James Madison, Eliza Lucas Pinckney and Harriott Pinckney Horry, and George Washington. This online collection also includes access to the Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution and the Founders Early Access project. All of these digital editions present material from published volumes, including editorial annotations and transcriptions of thousands of documents. This subscription collection also provides powerful advanced search features.
  • American History in Video (North America)
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    American History in Video provides the largest and richest collection of video available online for the study of American history, with 2,000 hours and more than 5,000 titles on completion. The collection allows students and researchers to analyze historical events, and their presentation over time, through commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries. This release now provides 4,848 titles, equaling approximately 1,215 hours.
  • American Indian Histories and Cultures
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    Provides access to a wide variety of primary source material from the Edward E. Ayer Collection at the Newberry Library in Chicago. Topics covered range from early encounters between American Indians and Europeans; interactions with colonial powers and the US government; conflict, wars and military contact; the fur trade and Indian traders; education and American Indian boarding schools, and the civil rights movement and political activism. Includes manuscripts, maps, atlases, photographs, artwork, correspondence, travel journals, diaries and much more.
  • American Memory
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    The American Memory project from the Library of Congress provides at least 261 discrete digital collections in 18 broad topical areas: Advertising; African American History; Architecture, Landscape; Cities, Towns; Culture, Folklife; Environment, Conservation; Government, Law; Immigration, American Expansion; Literature; Maps; Native American History; Performing Arts, Music; Presidents; Religion; Sports, Recreation; Technology, Industry; War, Military; and Women's History. The content is primarily based on the collections of the Library of Congress, but also draws from the University of Michigan's Making of America project. This free resource is an extraordinarily rich documentary source for American history and culture.
  • American Memory: Photos, Prints
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    The Photos, Prints section of the American Memory Project, from the Library of Congress, presents 66 digitized collections on a broad array of American historical and cultural topics, ranging from Ansel Adams to baseball cards, the Civil War to flutes, the Great Plains to the Ohio River Valley, the Western U.S. to the Wright Brothers. The material includes photographs, posters, pamphlets, manuscripts, essays and printed texts from the collections of L.C.'s Manuscripts Division and its Prints & Photographs Division, as well as contributions from selected other American libraries, museums, archives and historical societies.
  • American Pamphlets Series I 1820-1922: From the New York Historical Society
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    This Readex collection includes over 25,000 pamphlets covering 100 years of American life, from the Jacksonian Era up to the beginning of the Jazz Age. The publication of pamphlets exploded in the 19th century, creating a forum to express views and perspectives not seen in other print genres. The pamphlets in this digitized collection address a wide range of topics including slavery, suffrage, religious movements, the Civil War, and dozens of other divisive issues. These pamphlets contain speeches, orations, debates, sermons, treatises, tracts, narratives, poems, songs, memoirs, announcements, and legal notices.
  • American Periodicals 1740-1940
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    Includes digitized images of over 1,800 American magazines and journals published from colonial days to the 20th century. Titles range from Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine and America's first scientific journal, Medical Repository; popular magazines such as Vanity Fair and Ladies' Home Journal;regional and niche publications; and groundbreaking publications like The Dial (publication of the Transcendentalists), Puck (first successful humor magazine), and McClure's (creator of muckraking journalism).
  • American Presidency Project
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    Established in 1999, this site is valuable for its extensive coverage of both historical and current information on United States presidencies and is easy to navigate. It provides a searchable database of over85,000 documents, such as speeches, official papers, executive orders,proclamations, news conferences, and press briefings. Various retrieval options are available, including by keywords, dates, document type, and presidents. Additional in depth analyses are offered on topics that maybe challenging to locate by other means, such as presidential relations with Congress. Lastly, Quick Time Player videos of important presidential election moments, addresses, and speeches are provided.
  • American State Papers, 1789-1838
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    Part of the Archive of Americana, this collection contains legislative and executive documents, many originating from the important period between 1789 and the beginning of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set in 1817. The collection enables students and scholars to easily search and browse every legislative and executive document of the first fourteen U.S. Congresses, and more.
  • American West
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    The American West, produced by Adam Matthew Publications, is an extraordinary documentary compilation of original and unique source materials on the development of the American West. It is selected from the holdings of the Graff Collection on the American West from the Newberry Library in Chicago. The material is selected from a wide range of documents, ranging from manuscripts, rare books, pamphlets, periodicals, broadsides, ephemera to maps and illustrative material, for each of the following major themes: Native Americans; Pioneers, Hunters and Explorers; Mining and the Gold Rush; The Mormon Exodus; Homesteaders, Overland Travel and Early Settlements; Cattle Ranchers; The Railroads, Transportation and Urban History; Outlaws, Vigilantes and the Law; Agricultural Development and the Environment; The Imagined West: Wild West Shows and Fiction; Borderlands: Canada and the Pacific Northwest; and Borderlands: Texas, Mexico and the South.
  • Anglo-American Legal Tradition
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    Documents from Medieval and Early Modern England from the National Archives in London.
  • Archive Finder
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    Archive Finder brings together ArchivesUSA and the cumulative index to the National Inventory of Documentary Sources in the UK and Ireland (NIDS UK/Ireland). ArchivesUSA is a current directory of over 5,600 repositories and more than 175,000 collections of primary source material across the United States. NIDS UK/Ireland is a major reference work that reproduces the finding aids to thousands of archive and manuscript collections in libraries and record offices, museums and private collections throughout the UK and Ireland. Used together in Archive Finder, researchers are able to read descriptions of a repository's holdings to determine whether a collection contains material useful to their work as well as find the information they need to contact the repository directly.
  • Archive of Americana
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    This family of historical collections contains books, pamphlets, broadsides, newspapers, government documents and ephemera printed in America over three centuries.
  • Archives Explorer
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    Adam Matthew federated search option.
  • Archives Unbound
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    This Gale database includes the following digitized archival collections: 1) Correspondence from German Concentration Camps and Prisons; 2) County and Regional Histories & Atlases: California; 3) Japanese-American Relocation Camp Newspapers: Perspectives on Day-to-Day Life; 4) Jewish Underground Resistance: The David Diamant Collection; 5) Nuremburg Laws and Nazi Annulment of German Jewish Nationality.
  • Associated Press Collections Online
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    Provides access to AP archives and primary sources from 1931-2008, including: original wire copy, personal papers, AP style books, internal publications, and more. Hundreds of videos and images are also included.
  • Bibliography of Native North Americans
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    From the Human Relations Area Files (HRAF), this is an electronic publication that contains the citations from the cumulative eight volumes of the Ethnographic Bibliography of North America as well as additional new citations. The Bibliography of Native North Americans contains citations to literature about native peoples of North America published from the sixteenth century to the present. Native North Americans include Aleuts; Eskimos or Inuit of Greenland, northern Canada, Alaska, and eastern Siberia; and other native peoples (i.e. "Indians") of Alaska, Canada, the United States, and Mexico north of the northern boundary of Mesoamerica. All citations are to published materials: books, journal articles, essays, conference papers, and US and Canadian government documents.
  • Black Studies Center
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    The Black Studies Center provides access to several resources at once: Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience, International Index to Black Periodicals (IIBP), 10 historical African American newspapers, Black Literature Index, 100 oral history videos in History Makers, and Black Abolitionist Papers (1830-1865).
  • C19: Nineteenth Century Index
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    C19 Index draws on the strength of established indexes such as the Nineteenth Century Short Title Catalogue, The Wellesley Index, Poole's Index and Periodicals Index Online to create integrated bibliographic coverage of over 1.4 million books and official publications, 64,891 archival collections and 15.6 million articles published in over 2,500 journals, magazines and newspapers. C19 Index now provides integrated access to 10 bibliographic indexes, including over 300,000 records from the ongoing digitization of British Periodicals Collection.
  • California Courier Historical Archive
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    Earliest issue: August 20, 1958. Latest issue: December 31, 2000.
    Note: Issues published within the date range may be missing. Efforts to locate and add any such missing issues are ongoing.
  • China, America and the Pacific
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    Explore an extensive range of archival material connected to the trading and cultural relationships that emerged between China, America and the Pacific region between the 18th and early 20th centuries. Manuscript sources, rare printed texts, visual images, objects and maps document this fascinating history.
  • Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers
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    This site allows you to search and view newspaper pages from 1880-1910 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). This site allows you to search and view newspaper pages from 1880-1910 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).
  • Civil War, Parts I-VI (Accessible Archives)
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    This collection includes: Part I: A Newspaper Perspective - contains articles from The New York Herald, The Charleston Mercury and the Richmond Enquirer, published from 11/1/1860-4/15/1865. Part II: The Soldiers' Perspective - provides an in-depth look at the day-to-day actions of the troops primarily in the form of regimental histories. Part III: The Generals' Perspective - digitized books and memoirs that give a sense of the strategies and tactics used in battles. Part IV: The A Midwestern Perspective - contains articles from 7 newspapers published in Indiana from1855-1869. Part V consists of Civil War memoirs, pamphlets, and regimental histories from the University of Iowa. Part VI: Northeast Regimental Histories - include rosters, transportation documents, honor rolls, casualty statistics and promotion and court martial documents.
  • Collecting and Provenance Research, Getty Research Institute
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    The Getty Research Institute is one of the richest resources for the study of provenance and the history of western European art collecting. Holdings include an extensive collection of dealer and auction catalogs, primary source material, etc. The Getty produces and maintains databases which index transcriptions of material from auction catalogs and archival inventories of European art works. Includes several Research Guides and Bibliographies. Nearly one million records cover art from the late 16th to the early 20th century. The databases are: Getty Provenance Index, Collectors' Files, Payments to Artists
  • Colonial State Papers
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    Colonial State Papers provides access to thousands of papers concerning English activities in the American, Canadian, and West Indian colonies between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries as found in the British National Archives. Also included is a digitized version of The Calendar of State Papers, Colonial: North America and the West Indies 1574-1739, which contains bibliographic records and extracts for thousands of additional documents. Issued by ProQuest Chadwyck-Healey.
  • Confidential Print: North America, 1824-1961
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    Confidential prints issued by the United Kingdom Foreign and Colonial Office since approximately 1820 concerning Canada, the Caribbean and the United States.
  • County and Regional Histories & Atlases: California
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    First compiled and produced by publishers and subscriptions agents for area residents and patrons, these original histories, dating from 1867-1910 represent difficult-to-find materials. Included in this collection of 97 titles are tables and lists of vital statistics, military service records, municipal and county officers, chronologies, portraits of individuals and views of urban and rural life not found anywhere else. The atlases provide additional information on land use and settlement patterns and scarce early town and city plans.
  • David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
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    The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection has over 20,000 maps and images online. The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century North American and South American maps and other cartographic materials. Historic maps of the World, Europe, Asia, and Africa are also represented. Collection categories include antique atlas, globe, school geography, maritime chart, state, county, city, pocket, wall, childrens, and manuscript maps. Some examples are United States map, maps New York, California map, Arizona map, America map, New York City map, Chicago map, and Colorado map. The collection can be used to study history, genealogy and family history.
  • Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution
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    This Rotunda collection draws upon thousands of sources to trace the Constitution’s progress through each of the thirteen states’ conventions. This online collection allows users to search the complete contents by date, title, author, recipient, or state affiliation and includes the annotations and indexing available in the print edition.
  • Dolley Madison Digital Edition
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    This collection, produced by Rotunda/University of Virginia Press, will be the first-ever complete edition of all of her known correspondence. It is currently complete through 1838, with over 1100 documents, and is searchable by keyword; person or organization; time period; document type; topic; or place. Along with letters, the DMDE includes summaries and a glossary providing identifications of names, literary references, and places mentioned in the letters.
  • DRAM (Database of Recorded American Music)
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    DRAM is a not-for-profit resource providing educational communitieswith on-demand streaming access to CD-quality audio, complete original linernotes and essays from independent record labels and sound archives.Continuing in the tradition of DRAM's sister company New World Records, oneof DRAM's primary focuses is the preservation and dissemination of importantrecordings that have been neglected by the commercial marketplace,recordings that may otherwise become lost or forgotten.
  • Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800
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    Resource for information about every aspect of life in 17th- and 18th-century America
  • Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819
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    Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819 provides a comprehensive set of American books, pamphlets and broadsides published in the early part of the 19th century. It is based on the noted American Bibliography, 1801-1819 by Ralph R. Shaw and Richard H. Shoemaker. With more than four million pages from over 36,000 items including 1,000 catalogued new items unavailable in previous microform editions. This digital edition from Readex is an essential complement to Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800, the definitive resource for researching 17th- and 18th-century America.
  • Early American Newspapers, 1690-1900
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    Includes access to Early American Newspapers, Series 1, 1690-1876, Series 2, 1758-1900, and 12 ERA collections covering 1690-1815 and 1866-1889. Overall, this collection includes over 1,100 newspapers.
  • Early Encounters in North America
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    The collection has been compiled by consulting a number of bibliographies, including:A Biobibliography of Native American Writers, 1772-1924 by Daniel F. Littlefield, Jr. and James W. Parins Sources for the ethnography of northeastern North America to 1611, by David B. Quinn. The French image of America: a chronological and subject bibliography of French books printed before 1816 relating to the British North American colonies and the United States by Durand Echeverria and Everett C. Wilkie, Jr. Wagner & Camp's The Plains and the Rockies, a critical bibliography of exploration, adventure and travel in the American West, 1800-1865 Robert Rogers Hubach's Early Midwestern Travel Narratives, An Annotated Bibliography, 1634-1850. Candiana.org, (www.canadiana.org), a full-text online collection that contains documents about Canada's history from the first European contact to the nineteenth century. Bibliography of Native North Americans, Human Relations Area Files, 1976. When complete it will include more than 1,000 published and unpublished items from a variety of sources, including online resources and microform. Subscribers to the collection are encouraged to participate in the maintenance of this bibliography by calling our attention to omissions, suggesting additions, and notifying us of newly discovered materials.
  • Early English Books Online (EEBO)
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    Early English Books Online (EEBO) a digital library of works from STC I (Pollard & Redgrave), STC II (Wing), and the Thomason Tracts - over 125,000 individual titles. Through EEBO, you can search the bibliographic citations, browse online the digital images of every page,download the digital images in PDF format for more extensive viewing and printing. From the first book published in English through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare, this incomparable collection now contains about 100,000 of over 125,000 titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640) and Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700) and their revised editions, as well as the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661) collection and the Early English Books Tract Supplement
  • Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)
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    One of the largest resources of rare materials ever collected in microfilm or electronic formats. The collection is an ongoing project based on The English Short Title Catalogue, a union list of the holdings of the British Library, as well as those from more than 1,500 university, private and public libraries worldwide. This collection captures the essence of the Enlightement in Great Britain in multiple academic disciplines, including history, literature, geography, social sciences, fine arts, religion, philosophy, and law.
  • Empire Online
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    Empire Online is a powerful and interactive digital resource, enabling undergraduates, postgraduates, academics and researchers to explore colonialhistory, politics, culture and society. it has been designed specifically to encourage the use of primary sources in teaching. It features: a thematic layout with sections covering Cultural Contacts, Literature of Empire, the Visible Empire, Religion, Race, Class and Imperialism; thousands of images of unique source material including maps, manuscripts,pamphlets, paintings, drawings and rare books. All items are included in their entirety and the sources encourage multiple viewpoints; interactive data maps, visually representing the history of world empires between the fifteenth and twentieth centuries.
  • Encyclopedia of Chicago
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    This encyclopedia is a multimedia history of Chicago and the entireChicago metropolitan area that includes maps, a biographical dictionary,and a dictionary of leading Chicago businesses (1820-2000), as well asnumerous articles on the area. From the Chicago History Museum, the Newberry Library, and NorthwesternUniversity.
  • Ethnic NewsWatch
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    Ethnic NewsWatch now includes two collections: 1) Ethnic NewsWatch, a current collection (1990-present) of newspapers,magazines and journals from ethnic and minority presses. The publications offer both national and regional coverage. 2) Ethnic NewsWatch: A History(1959-1989), which includes over 30 full-text newspapers, magazines and journals, focusing on African American, Hispanic American, and Native American presses from 1959-1989.
  • European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750
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    Derived from the seminal reference work European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed in Europe Relating to the Americas, 1493-1750I(1980-1997), commonly known as the Alden-Landis bibliography. It contains over 32,000 citations and is a comprehensive guide to printed records produced in Europe before 1750 that make some mention of the discovery and emerging awareness of the Americas. Subject areas covered range from portrayals of Native American peoples to natural history to disease outbreaks to slavery.The database can be searched by every category of information found within the 6 printed volumes (available in Doheny Special Collections, Call No. Z1203.E87).Produced in cooperation with the John Carter Brown Library
  • Everyday Life and Women in America Online, c.1820-1920
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    This new online collection documents in compelling detail the social and cultural forces that shaped the everyday lives of men and women in America from 1800 to 1920, addressing 19th and early 20th century political, social and gender issues, religion, race, education, employment, marriage, sexuality, home life, health and popular pastimes.
  • First World War Portal
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    The First World War Portal provides a rich seam of information across three modules, Personal Experiences, Propaganda & Recruitment and Visual Perspectives & Narratives. This resource showcases a wealth of primary source material for the study of the First World War, from personal narratives and printed books to military files, propaganda pamphlets and strong visual documents. The material is complemented by a range of contextual secondary material, including scholarly essays, case studies and interactive maps.
  • Foreign Broadcast Information Services: Daily Reports (1941-1996) plus Annexes
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    Content will be released to this digital product on a monthly basis over a time span of about two years. When completed, the product will consist of approximately two million pages. The original mission of FBIS was to monitor, record, transcribe and translate intercepted radio broadcasts from foreign governments, official news services, and clandestine broadcasts from occupied territories. These translations, or transcriptions in the case of English language materials, make up the Daily Reports.
  • Founders Early Access
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    Founders Early Access Project (Rotunda) - Provides online access to the papers and correspondence of several of America's founders: George Washington, James Madison, John and Abigail Adams.
  • Gale Artemis: Primary Sources
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    Artemis Primary Sources is an integrated research environment that allows users to search across all of their Gale primary source collections. Artemis Primary Sources takes users beyond a simple search and retrieve workflow, allowing them to analyze content using frequency and term-relationship tools. Through intuitive subject-indexing users will discover new material even in the most familiar of content sets.
  • GenderWatch
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    GenderWatch is a full text database of publications that focus on the impact of gender across a broad spectrum of subject areas. Subjects covered include: business, education, literature and the arts, health sciences, history, political science, public policy, sociology, gender and women's studies and more. The database provides in-depth coverage of the subjects that are uniquely central to women's lives. It includes content on the impact of gender and gender roles on areas such as: the arts, popular culture and media, business and work, crime and criminology, education, research and scholarship, family, health care and medicine, politics, policy and legislation, pornography, religion, sexuality and sexology, sports and leisure.Publications include academic and scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, regional publications, books, booklets and pamphlets, conference proceedings, and government, n-g-o and special reports.
  • Gerritsen Collection
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    In the late 1800's, Dutch physician Aletta Jacobs and her husband C.V. Gerritsen began collecting books, pamphlets and periodicals reflecting the evolution of a feminist consciousness and the movement for women's rights. The Gerritsen Collection has since become the greatest single source for the study of women's history in the world.
  • HarpWeek 1857-1912
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    The HarpWeek Database contains scanned images of Harper's Weekly, a prominent 19th- and 20th-century American magazine that began publication in 1857. Harper's was aimed at the middle and upper socio-economic classes, and tried not to print anything that it considered unfit for the entire family to read. In addition to the importance of illustrations and cartoons by artists like Winslow Homer and Thomas Nast, the paper's editorials played a significant role in shaping and reflecting public opinion from the start of the Civil War to the end of the century. The database currently has all issues from 1857-1912, covering the Civil War, Reconstruction, and Gilded Age periods.
  • Historical Statistics of the United States
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    Historical Statistics of the United States has long been the standard source for quantitative indicators of American history.This is the fourth edition of Historical Statistics of the United States. The U.S. Bureau of the Census published the prior editions in 1949, 1960, and 1975, the last known as the Bicentennial Edition. Cambridge University Press publishes this, the Millennial Edition, with the permission of the Census Bureau. Some of the data and table documentation presented here are used without explicit quotation, but with permission, from the earlier editions. The Census Bureau takes no responsibility for the design of this edition or the accuracy of its content, which rests solely with the contributors, the editors, and Cambridge University Press.
  • Images of America: A History of American Life in Images and Texts
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    Images of America: A History of American Life in Images and Texts is a unique new resource cultivated from Arcadia Publishing's award-winning series of local history books. At completion, it will include over 1 million historical images and texts, celebrating the places and faces that give America its spirit and life. All of the images and texts have been indexed to provide an unprecedented level of access into the contents, enabling users to explore the depth of a town's history or to compare the histories of various towns, cultures, ethnic groups, architectural features, and more.
  • Images of the American Civil War
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    This database, which currently holds over 1400 images, provides a vivid visual history of a nation in crisis. The images, which are drawn from the fields of battle, politics, and general society, allow students and researchers to experience the events, both monumental and mundane, of this critical war.
  • Indigenous Peoples: North America
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    Includes collections from across Canadian and American institutions, from the 17th-20th century. Includes manuscripts; books; tribe and Indian-related newspapers; Bibles, dictionaries and primers in Indigenous languages
  • Japanese-American Relocation Camp Newspapers: Perspectives on Day-to-Day Life
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    Over 24,000 pages from twenty-five titles of relocation camp newspapers, from 1942-1945.
  • Jewish Life in America, c1654-1954
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    A digital archive of manuscript materials from the holdings of the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS) in New York. Includes organization and institutional records and papers, as well as autobiographies, letters,notebooks, and scrapbooks dating from the 17th to the mid-20th century.Also includes full-text searchable books and pamphlets from the Soble and Rosenbach collections at the AJHS as well as supplemental resources including biographies, a chronology, interactive maps, scholarly essays, a selection of American Jewish Year Book articles, links to related websites,and a visual resources gallery that draws from two collections of photographs: the Baron de Hirsch Fund Records collection and the Graduate School for Jewish Social Work (New York) Records.
  • Joint Publications Research Service (JPRS) Reports, 1957-1994
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    This database features English translations of foreign-language monographs,reports, serials, journal and newspaper articles, and radio and television broadcasts from regions throughout the world. With an emphasis on communist and third-world countries, this database contains a wealth of hard-to-find scientific, technical, and social science materials translated from many languages. These reports are ideal for researching military,socioeconomic,political, environmental, scientific and technical issues and events.
  • JSTOR
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    A growing full text collection of core social science, humanities, and science journals. Some backfiles date back to the early 1800s. Fields covered include: anthropology, ecology, economics, education, finance, mathematics, philosophy, political science, sociology, literature, biology.

    For a complete list of periodicals available in full text, see http://www.jstor.org.libproxy.usc.edu/action/showJournals?browseType=title.

  • LGBT Life with Full Text
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    LGBT Life is the premier resource to the world's literature regarding Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Transsexual issues. Comprehensive coverage includes traditional academic, lifestyle, and regional publications, as well as non-periodical content such as non-fiction books, bibliographies and dissertations. Disciplines include athletics, health, law, sociology, family, religion, civil liberties, employment and entertainment.
  • Liberty Magazine Historical Archive
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    A popular American illustrated magazine published between 1924-1950. This digital collection provides insight into middle class America lifestyle and interests.
  • Life Magazine
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    The entire run of the preeminent U.S. photojournal, /Life /Magazine, has now been ditigized and indexed. It was published weekly from 1936 to 1972, and covered all aspects of American life, as well as important overseas events. Many important photographers, such as Margaret Bourke-White, Karsh, and Gordon Parks, contributed images, some of which have since become icons. Search is by keyword only.
  • March of Time
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    From 1935-1967, American theatergoers and television watchers were witness to Time Inc.'s unique and controversial newsreel series, The March of Time®. Now, for the first time, this groundbreaking series is available in online streaming video in a single, cross-searchable collection designed specifically to meet the needs of researchers, teaching faculty, and students. The newsreels have been restored to their original luster by HBO Archives, allowing viewers to experience these historic newsreels as audiences did in earlier decades.
  • Meet the Press
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    Meet the Press is making over 1,500 hours of footage—the full surviving broadcast run to date—available online in one cross-searchable interface. For the first time ever, network television’s longest running program—with its thousands of interviews, panels, and debates—is available via streaming online video.
  • Nixon Years, 1969-1974
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    These files allow scholars and researchers the opportunity to assess, from a British, European and Commonwealth perspective, Nixon’s handling of numerous Cold War crises, his administration’s notable achievements, as well as his increasingly controversial activities and unorthodox use of executive powers culminating in Watergate and resignation.
  • North American Women's Letters and Diaries
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    This is a primary full-text digital collection of over 150,000 pages of diaries and letters related to the experiences of 1,325 women. It covers women in North America from Colonial times to around 1950.
  • North Carolina Newspaper Digitization Project
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    A project of the North Carolina State Archives, this collection contains over 23,000 pages from newspapers dating from 1751 until 1898. Click on the link "Newspapers Included" to see the current list of titles from 6 towns. The runs are mostly short, sometimes with only 2 or 3 issues from one paper. Advertisements are included, including indexing of the text. Navigation is a bit awkward.
    In addition to browsing, you can search by keyword, year, or a particular newspaper. Results include a thumbnail of the newspaper as well as its title and the date of the particular result. Clicking on the thumbnail of the page provides a viewer window to show you the whole page, with icons for moving around, zooming, turning the paper, etc.
  • Papers of Alexander Hamilton
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    Alexander Hamilton is known for the range of his accomplishments, extending into the arenas of economics, diplomacy, warfare, political strategy, and (via his authorship of The Federalist Papers) constitutional law. This Rotunda Collection contains all 27 volumes of the print edition—all the writings by and to Hamilton known to exist, including all editorial annotations.
  • Papers of Eliza Lucas Pinckney and Harriott Pinckney Horry (Standalone Edition)
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    The papers of Eliza Lucas Pinckney (1722–1793) and her daughter Harriott Pinckney Horry (1748–1830) document the lives of two founding-era women who were members of one of South Carolina’s leading families. Their letters, diaries, and other documents span nearly a century (1739–1830) and provide a window on politics, social events, and people of the late colonial and early national periods.
  • Papers of George Washington Digital Edition
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    This Rotunda collection includes all 59 volumes of the print edition published up to 2009, encompassing five series and the complete diaries. Users can search by keyword, date, author, and recipient. The indexing of the print volumes is combined into a single online master index, and all internal document cross-references are linked. The digitized content may be navigated by series, date, or index entry.
  • Papers of James Madison Digital Edition
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    This Rotunda collection documents the life and work of one of the most important political and constitutional thinkers in our nation’s history. As chief author of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, secretary of state during the Louisiana Purchase, and the 4th president of the United States, Madison played a central role in the American founding and the growth of the early Republic. The contents feature linked cross-references, and provide the option to sort documents chronologically or by series volume.
  • Papers of Thomas Jefferson Digital Edition
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    This Rotunda collection of Jefferson’s papers brings together all 36 volumes that have been published up to 2009 into one searchable online resource. It also includes the first four volumes of the Retirement Series sponsored by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, which documents the time between Jefferson’s return to private life and his death in 1826. This online collection also includes all the illustrations and bibliographical content of the print edition, with the addition of linked cross-references and indexes.
  • Pennsylvania Gazette
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    The Pennsylvania Gazette, published from 1728-1800, was one of the mostprominent and successful newspapers in the American colonies and EarlyRepublic. Published in Philadelphia, the newspaper was purchased by BenjaminFranklin and Hugh Meredith in 1729. Franklin not only printed the paper butalso contributed pieces under aliases. This newspaper was the first to printa political cartoon in America, "Join, or Die," authored by Franklinhimself. This digital version of The Pennsylvania Gazette provides afirst-hand view of colonial America, the American Revolution and the NewRepublic, and offers important social, political and cultural perspectivesof each of these periods. Also included is the full-text of such importantwritings as the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, Letters froma Farmer, Thomas Payne's Common Sense, The Federalist Papers and much more.
  • Popular Culture in Britain and America, 1950-1975
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    Britain and America saw dramatic changes in the period from 1950-1975. This collection of primary source materials covers such topics as the Vietnam war, student protests, consumerism, music, fashion, etc. It includes the Social Protest Collection from UC Berkeley, a wide range of zines and alternative press publications, posters, and multimedia.
  • Project MUSE
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    MUSE provides access to the complete content (including all images) of nearly 500 current scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences.
    As of January 2012, Project Muse has added thousands of University Press ebooks to its collection. However, USC DOES NOT have access to them. If you are interested in one of these titles, please search Homer or Quick Search to see if we have a copy.
  • ProQuest Civil War Era
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    This database provides access to the full runs of eight newspapers from 1840-1865 and nearly 2000 pamphlets focusing on the entire Civil War era, from Manifest Destiny through the end of the Civil War. Materials were specifically selected for regional and diverse perspectives they offer; newspapers include /Richmond Dispatch/, /Charleston Mercury/, /New Orleans Times Picayune/, /Boston Herald, New York Herald, Columbus State Journal/, /The Kentucky Daily Journal,/ and the /Memphis Daily Appeal./ Pamphlets come from two important collections: Slavery and Anti-Slavery Pamphlets from the Libraries of Salmon P. Chase & John P. Hale and Civil War Pamphlets 1861-1865.
  • ProQuest Congressional Record Permanent Digital Collection
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    The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings, debates, and activities of the U.S. Congress. Although the Record contains a substantially verbatim account of the proceedings and debate, it also contains extensive inserted materials, communications from the President and executive agencies, memorials, and petitions.
  • ProQuest Congressional: U.S. Serial Set Digital Collection (1789-1989)
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    The ProQuest U.S. Congressional Serial Set, including the American State Papers, is a series of reports and documents published by Congress.  ProQuest Congressional makes available annotated indexing and searchable PDFs for Serial Set publications issued from 1789-1989. Access is provided on the Advanced Search form through the House & Senate Documents and the House & Senate Reports publication types, as well as through the Serial Set option. Serial Set materials that are not classified as reports or documents are accessible only through the Serial Set option.
  • ProQuest Executive Branch Documents, 1789-1932
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    The Executive Branch Documents, 1789-1932, offer an extensive collection of documents produced by the Federal government from our nation’s founding through the early 20th century. In addition to offering a record of Federal department and agency activities, this collection provides insight into virtually all facets of society.
  • ProQuest Historical Annual Reports
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    The corporate annual reports of the past are a rich source of information for scholars in business, economics, and history. ProQuest Historical Annual Reports offer historical information on companies, including financial performance, key officers, competitors, and market trends.
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers and Magazines
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    This database provides access to 44 major national and international newspapers (1812-2012) including 9 African American Newspapers and 4 Jewish American newspapers. ProQuest¹s American Periodicals database is also included, providing access to 1,800+ popular magazines published between 1740-1940.
  • Proquest History Vault
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    These digitized primary source materials are from the University Publications of America (UPA) Collections. Modules include: The Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century; NAACP Papers; Slavery & the Law, Law and Society Since the Civil War: Immigration: Records of the INS, 1880-1930; Southern Life and African American History, 1775-1915, Plantations Records; Struggle for Women's Rights, Organizational Records, 1880-1990; The Vietnam War and American Foreign Policy, 1960-1975; American Politics and Society from Kennedy to Watergate; U.S. Military Intelligence Reports, 1911-1944; Women's Studies Manuscript Collections from the Schlesinger Library: World War II: U.S. Documents on Planning, Operations, Intelligence, Axis War Crimes, and Refugees.
  • ProQuest History Vault: Slavery and the Law
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    Documents in Series I: Petitions to State Legislatures, 1777-1867 include primary source materials digitized from the state archives of Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. The collection includes nearly all existing legislative petitions on the subject of race and slavery. Documents in Series II: Petitions to Southern County Courts, 1777-1867 were collected from local courthouses, and show the realities of slavery at the grassroots level in southern society. This collection also includes State Slavery Statutes, a master record of the laws governing American slavery from 1789–1865.
  • ProQuest History Vault: American Politics and Society from JFK to Watergate, 1960-1975
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    The Kennedy files include documents from the 1960 presidential campaign and cover the major issues dealt with during his presidency. The Johnson administration collection covers his 7-year presidency, from the Civil Rights Bill of 1964 to civil unrest and fighting in Vietnam. Nixon administration materials consist of his White House files and official transcripts of the 4 major Watergate-related trials. There is also a collection of economic records from the Ford administration, included because many of Ford’s advisers worked in the Nixon administration. Collections from other federal agencies are included: records of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); records of the National Council on Indian Opportunity, FBI files on the American Indian Movement; records of the Associated Press’s Cape Canaveral Bureau.
  • ProQuest History Vault: Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century
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    ProQuest History Vault: Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century Provides access to 3 primary source modules: (1) Federal Government Records - contains agency records, covering some of the major events of the civil rights movement. (2) Organizational Records and Personal Papers, Part 1 - Includes papers and records of various individuals and civil rights organizations, including: Claude A. Barnett's Associated Negro Press, Mary McLeod Bethune¹s National Association of Colored Women¹s Clubs, the Revolutionary Action Movement and the League of Revolutionary Black Workers. (3) Organizational Records and Personal Papers, Part 2 - Includes the records of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the Africa-related papers of Claude Barnett, the Robert F. Williams Papers, the papers of Chicago Congressman Arthur W. Mitchell, the Chicago chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality, and records pertaining to the Mississippi Freedom Summer.
  • ProQuest History Vault: Immigration: Records of the INS, 1880-1930
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    The files in this primary source collection cover Asian immigration, especially Japanese and Chinese migration, to California, Hawaii, and other states; Mexican immigration to the U.S. from 1906-1930, and European immigration. There are also extensive files on the INS’s regulation of prostitution and white slavery and on suppression of radical aliens.
  • ProQuest History Vault: Law and Society Since the Civil War: American Legal Manuscripts from the Harvard Law School Library
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    Consists of 11 collections, including the papers of Albert Levitt, Felix Frankfurter, Livingston Hall, Louis D. Brandeis, Richard H. Field, Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., Roscoe Pound, the Sacco-Vanzetti Case, Sheldon Glueck, William H. Hastie, and Zechariah Chafee. Frankfurter’s and Brandeis’s papers provide a behind-the-scenes view of the Supreme Court between 1919 and 1961. Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. Papers include Holmes’s correspondence from 1861-1935.
  • ProQuest History Vault: NAACP Papers Digital Archive
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    The collection, made up of 6 modules, contains nearly 2 million pages of internal memos, legal briefings, and direct action summaries from national, legal, and branch offices throughout the country. The documents range from 1909 - 1972.
  • ProQuest History Vault: Southern Life and African American History, 1775-1915, Plantations Records, Part 1
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    The Plantation Records in this module documents the far-reaching impact of plantations on both the American South and the nation. As business owners, the commodities produced by plantation owners—rice, cotton, sugar, tobacco, hemp, and others— accounted for more than half of the nation’s exports. The plantation, therefore, played a key role in the development of a nationwide market economy. Plantation records also document the personal lives of plantation owners and their families.
  • ProQuest History Vault: Struggle for Women's Rights
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    This collection of primary sources provides access to:
    The National Woman’s Party Papers which documents the militant aspect of the suffrage campaign in the United States from 1913–1920, as well as the Party’s activities from 1921–1971.
    The League of Women Voters collection includes the central organizational records from 1920 - 1974 as well as the National Office Subject Files for the period from 1920–1932.
    The records of the annual and biennial conventions illuminate almost every facet of women’s involvement in U.S. politics between 1920 and 1974.
    The papers of the Women’s Action Alliance (WAA) - founded in 1971 to coordinate resources for organizations and individuals involved in the women’s movement on the grass-roots level. Founders included Gloria Steinem, Brenda Feigen, and Catherine Samuels.
  • ProQuest History Vault: Thomas A. Edison Papers
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    Thomas Alva Edison was an inventor, businessman, scientist, industrialist, entrepreneur, and engineer. The items in this collection—laboratory notebooks, diaries, business records, correspondence—document all aspects of his life and work.
  • ProQuest History Vault: U.S. Military Intelligence Reports, 1911-1944
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    Contains Intelligence Reports for China, Japan, France, Germany, Italy, Argentina, Mexico, and the Soviet Union, as well as Biweekly Intelligence Summaries for 1928-1938 and Combat Estimates for Europe and the Western Hemisphere. After World War I, the U.S. military became concerned with more than strictly military intelligence, and began reporting on a wide range of topics, including the internal politics, social and economic conditions, and foreign affairs of the countries in which military attachés were stationed.
  • ProQuest History Vault: Vietnam War and American Foreign Policy, 1960-1975
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    This Proquest History Vault module covers U.S. involvement in the region from the early days of the Kennedy administration, through the escalation of the war during the Johnson administration, to the final resolution of the war at the Paris Peace Talks and the evacuation of U.S. troops in 1973. This collection includes the following primary source materials: Associated Press, Saigon Bureau Records; records of the Military Assistance Command Vietnam (MACV); records of the U.S. Marine Corps in the Vietnam War,detailing the monthly activities of the U.S. Marine Corps; Vietnam Documents and Research Notes Series: Translation and Analysis of Significant Viet Cong/North Vietnamese Documents contains material captured from North Vietnamese and Viet Cong soldiers and the North Vietnamese domestic wire service, Viet-Nam News Agency.
  • ProQuest History Vault: World War II Digital Archive
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    Includes records of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the War Department Operations Division, U.S. Navy Action and Operational Reports, President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Map Room Files, Records of the Office of War Information, Papers of the War Refugee Board, and several other collections documenting U.S. planning and participation in World War II.
  • Proquest Statistical Abstract of the United States
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    The Proquest Statistical Abstract of the United States is an annual summary publication of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.
  • Rarebooks.info
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    Rarebooks.info was founded a little over two years ago with the aim of providing a comprehensive bibliography of books on rare books available for consultation on the internet. Rarebooks.info so far comprises over 600,000 pages of key out-of-print bibliographies that can be browsed and searched transversally online. Important reference books available on line include Goff, Brunet, Sabin, and Lipperheide, among many others. These are not e-texts; they are scanned facsimiles of the actual books. It also offers a Reference Gateway, which provides bibliographic resources to books on books in more than 100 subject categories. Both the online facsimiles and the Reference Gateway are updated on an ongoing basis.
  • Sabin Americana, 1500-1926
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    Based on Joseph Sabin's landmark bibliography, this collection contains works about the Americas published throughout the world from 1500 to the early 1900's. Included are books, pamphlets, serials and other documents that provide original accounts of exploration, trade, colonialism, slavery and abolition, the western movement, Native Americans, military actions and much more. With over 6 million pages from 29,000 works, this collection is a cornerstone in the study of the western hemisphere.
  • Senate Executive Journals, Series I, 1789-1866
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    The Senate Executive Journals are the minutes of the meetings of the U.S. Senate - an official record of business on petitions, memorials, motions, bills, resolutions, and the votes on them. The Journals do contain occasional excerpts from both speeches on the floor of the chamber and communications sent to Congress by the President and the heads of the Executive Departments. The Executive Session Journal of the Senate is a record of its closed session deliberations, mostly on two principal topics: treaties and nominations.
  • Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive
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    We have access to Part II-IV: (2) Slave Trade in the Atlantic World, (3)The Institution of Slavery (1492-1888), (4) The Age of Emancipation. These collections cover the transatlantic slave trade, the legal, personal, and economic aspects of the slavery system, and the dynamics of emancipation in the U.S., Latin America, the Caribbean, and other regions. It includes digital access to a variety of primary sources: legal documents, court records, plantation records, company records, first-person accounts, newspaper articles, government documents and much more. Also includes reference articles and links to websites, biographies, chronologies, bibliographies to give background and context for further research.
  • Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice, 1490-2007
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    Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice, 1490-2007* This resource is an important portal for slavery and abolition studies, bringing together documents and collections from libraries and archives across the Atlantic world. Close attention is being given to the varieties of slavery, the legacy of slavery, the social justice perspective and the continued existence of slavery today.
  • Smithsonian Collections Online
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    A result of Gale's partnership with the Smithsonian Institution to create searchable archives of the Smithsonian's vast collections, this resource combines rare nineteenth and twentieth century archival materials on such topics as World’s Fairs and trade literature and is paired with modern Smithsonian Magazine and Air & Space Magazine backfiles to present unique and comprehensive insight into history, science, nature, the arts, innovation, technology, and world culture.
  • Travel Writing, Spectacle and World History
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    Women's Travel Diaries and Correspondence from The Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
  • Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World War
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    (1914-1922) Includes digital scans of 1,500 publications written by men and women serving in the armed forces and various welfare organizations during WWI. These magazines were written by and for every type of unit from every combatant nation. As such, these primary sources contain first hand accounts of the war and everyday life during the war from a wide range of on-the-ground perspectives.
  • U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1994
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    A full-text database of key publications of the United States Congress. It documents the official activities of the committees of the House and the Senate, including the journals, reports, and documents. In addition, through the nineteenth century the Serial Set also included publications of the executive departments relating to important public issues. It contains, for example, reports on education, public health, and agriculture, as well as maps and color plates. The database consists of approximately 369,000 publications published in 14,500 volumes and over 11 million pages.
  • U.S. History In Context
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    History Resource Center: U.S. provides integrated access to over 4,000 historical (primary) documents, articles from more than 30 reference titles, and over 110 full-text journals covering themes, events, individuals and periods in U.S. history from pre-Colonial times to the present. The material also includes citations from over 180 additional history journals from the Institute for Scientific Information's Arts and Humanities Citation Index, as well as the entire "American Journey Online" series.
  • U.S. Relations with the Vatican and the Holocaust, 1940-1950
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    Correspondence, reports and more explore America’s relations with the Vatican during World War II and the Holocaust. This collection consists of the State Department’s records of the personal representative of the President to Pope Pius XII, including the Decimal File, Confidential Correspondence File and the Airgrams File.
  • U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs 1832-1978
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    U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs 1832-1978 is a fully searchable database of approximately 11 million pages and more than 350,000 separate documents related to the Supreme Court from 1832-1978.. Approximately 150,000 Supreme Court cases are featured, the majority consisting of those for which the Court did not give a full opinion. U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs comprises over 150,000 cases from the generation before the American Civil War to the decade of the Vietnam War and Watergate. It covers every aspect of law: civil rights law; constitutional law; corporate law; environmental law; gender law; labor law; legal history and legal theory; property law; taxation; trademark and intellectual property law, among other subjects.
  • Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels
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    Beginning with the first underground comix from the 1960’s to the works of modern sequential artists, this collection will contain more than 75,000 pages of comics and graphic novels, along with 25,000 pages of interviews, criticism, and journal articles that document the continual growth and evolution of this artform.
  • USC Digital Library
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    The USC Digital Library (USCDL) is the digital repository for original research materials which have been selected for archiving by the Libraries. Content made available by the USCDL facilitates new and creative opportunities for scholarship and teaching by providing enhanced access to materials which feature and highlight the Libraries' holdings or from non-Library held collections identified in collaboration with members of the USC academic community. Accordingly, the USCDL provides a wealth of primary and original source material in a variety of formats. These may include, but are not limited to USC theses and dissertations; photographs; rare books, or portions thereof; manuscripts; source documents; sound recordings; moving images; data sets; 'born digital' documents; and digital representations of physical objects. USCDL content can be licensed or sub-licensed to parties outside of USC.
  • Vanderbilt Television News Archive
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    This TV news archive provides access to broadcasts of the national networks since August 5, 1968. The core collection is comprised of evening news broadcasts from ABC, CBS, and NBC (since 1968), an hour per day of CNN (since 1995) and Fox News (since 2004). Special news broadcasts found in the Archive include political conventions, presidential speeches and press conferences, Watergate hearings, coverage of the Persian Gulf War, the events of September 11, 2001, the War in Afghanistan, and the War in Iraq.
  • Virginia Company Archives
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    This collection of the Ferrar Papers, 1590-1790, from Magdalene College, Cambridge, is an essential source for the study of the Atlantic World and Early Colonial Period. It documents the founding and economic development of Virginia as seen through the papers of the Virginia Company of London, 1606-1624; the continuing interest of the Ferrar family in the settlement of North America from Jamestown to the Bermudas; trade between Britain and America; the ethnic and gender composition of early Virginia; and tensions among the colonists and of early relations with Native Americans. It is also a crucial source for London's economic history in the Early Modern era, and will be of interest to social and religious historians.
  • Virginia Gazette (Accessible Archives)
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    The Virginia Gazette was the first newspaper published in Virginia and the first to be published in the area south of the Potomac River in the colonial period of the United States. Contains news covering all of Virginia and also included information from other colonies, Scotland, England and additional countries. The paper appeared in three competing versions from a succession of publishers over the years, some published concurrently, and all under the same title.
  • ViVa
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    A current bibliography of women's and gender history in historical and women's studies journals, covering articles in English, French, German, Dutch, Scandinavian languages, and, occasionally Spanish.
  • Vogue Archive
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    A complete searchable archive of American Vogue, from the first issue in 1892 to the current month. Every article, cover, photo shoot, illustration and advertisement has been digitized to the highest standard, with rich indexing enabling you to find images by designer and brand names.
  • Web of Science
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    Web of Science (a.k.a. Web of Knowledge): Provides citations covering over 10,000 high-impact journals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities, as well as international proceedings coverage for over 120,000 conferences. Includes:Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-Expanded); Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI); Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI); Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science (CPCI-S); Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Sciences & Humanities (CPCI-SSH); Index Chemicus (IC); and Current Chemical Reactions (CCR-Expanded). Powerful tools include cited reference searching, Citation Maps, and the Analyze Tool.
  • Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000
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    Women and Social Movements in the United States brings together books, images, documents, scholarly essays, commentaries, and bibliographies, documenting the multiplicity of women's activism in public life.
  • Women's Wear Daily Archive
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    A comprehensive archive of Women’s Wear Daily, from the first issue in 1910 to material from within the last twelve months, reproduced in high-resolution images.
  • Women’s Studies Manuscript Collections from the Schlesinger Library
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    This collection includes digitized primary source materials from the Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe College, divided into three topical collections: voting rights, national politics, and reproductive rights.The voting rights collection covers the suffrage movement between 1880 and 1920. The second set of records is divided in two parts, Democrats and Republicans, from the early 1920s through the 1960s, and contains a mixture of personal and official documents. The third collection includes the transcripts of oral histories taken during the 1970s in addition to the papers of Mary Ware Dennett and the Voluntary Parenthood League.
  • World Newsreels Online (1929–1966)
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    World Newsreels Online, 1929-1966, a streaming video product which captures full runs of many of the key international newsreels produced during the early twentieth century. These films, produced from 1929 right through to the early post-war period, provide a unique – and until now largely neglected, resource that will give scholars a real insight into how people learned about, and lived through the events that occurred during this period of history