This collection of digitized historical documents offers a focus from the life and work of Fanny Lou Hamer. Fannie Lou Hamer was a voting rights activist and civil rights leader. She was instrumental in organizing Mississippi Freedom Summer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and later became the Vice-Chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, attending the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in that capacity. The collection contains correspondence, financial records, programs, photographs, newspaper articles, invitations, and other printed items. Source Institution:Amistad Research Center. Extent: 28,577 images
The assassination on April 4, 1968, of Martin Luther King, Jr., president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, triggered a massive manhunt culminating in the arrest of James Earl Ray. The 44,000-page case file of the Federal Bureau of Investigation documents the bureau's role in finding Ray and obtaining his conviction. The file also includes background information amassed by the FBI on Dr. King's social activism. This archive is of particular interest to students of the civil rights movement and of the continuing controversy surrounding Dr. King's murder. Source Institution: Federal Bureau of Investigation Library. Extent: 22,500 images
Contains reproductions of hundreds of FBI files documenting the federal scrutiny, harassment, and prosecution to which black Americans of all political persuasions were subjected. Many of the documents originated with black "confidential special informants" enlisted by the FBI to infiltrate a variety of organizations. The collection provides detailed coverage of: "Negro radicals" and their organizations; the FBI's infringement of First Amendment freedoms; and its preoccupation with black radicalism between 1920 and 1984. Source Institution: Federal Bureau of Investigation Library. Extent: 88,021 images
Provides indexing and abstracts for hundreds of publications (and selected coverage of 300), as well as selected full text. In addition, it includes Variety movie reviews from 1914 to present and over 36,300 images from the MPTV Image Archive. Subject coverage includes: cinematography, film & television theory, preservation & restoration, production, reviews, technical aspects, screenwriting, and more.
Subset of nine digital collections focusing on the American Revolution Period: Constitutional Convention Records, Continental Congress - Misc, Continental Congress - Papers, Foreign Letters of the Continental Congress, George Washington Correspondence, Revolutionary War Pensions, Revolutionary War Prize Cases - Captured Vessels, Revolutionary War Rolls and Revolutionary War Service Records. It includes primary sources related to seminal events leading up to the founding of the new nation and of the people involved in these crucial military and political struggles. The collections contains over 4.7 million pages of original historical documents culled from materials at the National Archives that pertain to the Revolutionary War, chronicle military strategies, and recount the lives of individual soldiers both during and after the War. It also contains foundational documents for the new nation including Papers of the Continental Congress, the official records of the original colonies and the early United States, Constitutional Convention Records, and many other historic documents representing and revealing the process of the Constitution's creation.
Starting with the magazine's first issue in 1917, the archive offers 70 years' worth of content. Forbes has delivered key insight on the business and financial world for nearly a century. This fully searchable full-text archive provides analysis on business leaders, politics, entertainment, technology, communication, culture, and style.
Fortune Magazine Archive covers the long-running business magazine dating from its very first issue in February, 1930 through December, 2000 in a comprehensive cover-to-cover format. Fortune provided news and analysis of business, economics, technology, and industry. Each issue featured color illustrations and photographs, as well as high-quality feature articles.