Primary Sources

Accessible Archives Database Collection

Searchable full text content of entire ccessible Archives and Collections which include several 19th century newspaper collections with images as well as American county histories and other historical collections. Covers many aspects of 19th century life and history and contains origianl source materials specifically addressing African American cultural history and womens' history. Microfilm versions of some of the newspapers are held by the UA Libraries. An important source available for research and fresh interpretation by undergraduate and graduate students, historians, sociologists, and educators. User guide/tutorial

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
As new collections are added
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
African America, Communists, and the National Negro Congress, 1933–1947

The National Negro Congress was established in 1936 to "secure the right of the Negro people to be free from Jim Crowism, segregation, discrimination, lynching, and mob violence" and "to promote the spirit of unity and cooperation between Negro and white people." It was conceived as a national coalition of church, labor, and civil rights organizations that would coordinate protest action in the face of deteriorating economic conditions for blacks. This collection comprises the files of John P. Davis, Edward Strong, and Revels Cayton, as well as financial records. Included with the National Negro Congress records are Davis’ files from the Negro Industrial League, 1933, of which he had been executive secretary; Davis’ files from the Joint Committee on National Recovery, 1933-1935, an ad-hoc lobby to protect black interests in the federal government; and his subject/reference files on different aspects of the "Negro question." Also, records of the Negro Labor Victory Committee, 1942-1945, including files of Charles A. Collins, executive secretary, and M. Moran Weston, field secretary, consisting of correspondence, subject/organization files, and printed matter. Source: Schomburg Center, New York Public Library. Extent: 98,600 images

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Coverage:
1933-1947
Updated:
Static Archive
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
African American Newspapers, The 19th Century

Searchable full text content of six major African-American newspapers published during the 1800s with specific emphasis on New York, and East Coast African American history, as well as Canadian history. Three of the newspapers were published in New York. Covers many aspects of 19th century cultural life and history and contains original source materials written by African-Americans for African-Americans. The more complete microfilm versions of some of these newspapers are held by the UA Libraries. An important source for research and fresh interpretation by undergraduate and graduate students, historians, sociologists, and educators. Descriptions of newspapers included here can be found at http://www.accessible.com/accessible/aboutus.jsp.. User guide/tutorial

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Coverage:
Freedom's Journal, New York, 1827-Mar. 1829.
Colored American, New York, 1837- 1841.
The North Star, Rochester, NY, 1847- July 1851.
National Era, , Washington, DC, 1847- Mar. 1860.
Frederick Douglass Papers (continuation of The North Star,) 1852 - Dec. 1856.
Douglass' Monthly, Jan.1859 - Aug. 1863.
Provincial Freeman, Toronto, ON, 1854 - Dec. 1857.
Updated:
The Christian Recorder, AME Church - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Toronto, ON, 1861 - Dec. 1887.
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
American Art-Union, 1839-1851: The Rise of American Art Literacy

The American-Art Union was founder to educate the general public to its national art. This collection consists of 109 volumes and 1 box of records from 1838 to 1860. Volumes include minutes of annual meetings and committees, including executive, management, and purchasing; register of works of art in the American Art-Union, including title of the painting submitted, the artist, price asked, cost of frame and whether or not a picture was purchased or rejected; letters addressed to the American Art-Union from many agents around the country, pertaining to the sale of subscriptions, and letters from artists. The collection also has letterpress books containing copies of letters sent by the American Art-Union, and newspaper clippings.

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Coverage:
1839-1851
Updated:
Static Archives
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
American County Histories to 1900 - New York

Electronic version of various New York Counties' history book published during the 18th century. It includes texts, maps and illustrations. The entire contents are full-text searchable.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
N/A
American History in Video

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.

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Coverage:
1492-present
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
American Indian Movement and Native American Radicalism

This collection includes the extensive FBI documentation on the evolution of American Indian Movement (AIM) as an organization of social protest. In addition, there is documentation on the 1973 Wounded Knee Stand-off. Informant reports and materials collected by the Extremist Intelligence Section of the FBI provide unparalleled insight into the motives, actions, and leadership of AIM and the development of Native American radicalism. Extent 14,195 images

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Coverage:
1968-1979
Updated:
Static Archive
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Archives of Sexuality and Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940

Online, full-text access to approximately 1.5 million pages of primary sources on social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities around the world. Rare and unique content from newsletters, papers, government documents, manuscripts, pamphlets, and other types of primary sources sheds light on the gay rights movement, activism, the HIV/AIDS crisis, and more. Global in scope, Part I: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940 features historical documents published in more than 35 countries, with over 15 languages represented. Themes covered include: Gay & LGBT Alliances, History of HIV & Aids, LGBT History, LGBTQ Rights Movement Documents are sourced from top libraries and archives, including:GLBT Historical Society, New York Public Library Lesbian Herstory Educational Foundation, Inc., the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives and the National Library of Medicine (United States).ritish Library of Political and Economic Science at the London School of Economics Women's Energy Bank and others. Part II provides coverage of underrepresented communities. Part II highlights often-excluded groups within the LGBTQ community, and enables users to draw new connections across the development of LGBTQ culture and activism.

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Coverage:
Primary sources from 1940 to date
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Arte Publico Hispanic Historical Collection: Series 1 and Series 2

The Arte Publico Hispanic Historical Collection draws content from the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project. Series 1 presents a digital collection of historical content pertaining to Hispanic history, literature, political commentary, and culture in the United States. This collection conveys the creative life of U.S. Latinos and Hispanics. Series 2 focuses on the evolution of Hispanic civil rights, religious thought, and the growing presence of women writers from the late 19th and 20th centuries. User guide/tutorial

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Coverage:
1600-1960
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Black Studies Center

Alternative/Former Name(s) & Keywords: International Index to Black Periodicals

Black Studies Center is a leading tool that supports research, teaching, and learning in Black Studies and other disciplines that benefit from a more detailed coverage of the black experience such as history, literature, political science, sociology, philosophy, and religion. Contains historical backfiles of the Chicago Defender, a leading African-American newspaper, the International Index to Black Periodicals, the Marshall Index, and the Black Literature Index. User guide/tutorial

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Black Thought and Culture

Collection of approximately 100,000 pages of non-fiction writings by major American black leaders—teachers, artists, politicians, religious leaders, athletes, war veterans, entertainers, and other figures—covering 250 years of history. In addition to the most familiar works, Black Thought and Culture presents a great deal of previously inaccessible material, including letters, speeches, prefatory essays, political leaflets, interviews, periodicals, and trial transcripts. The ideas of over 1,000 authors present an evolving and complex view of what it is to be black in America.

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Coverage:
19th Century; 20th Century
Updated:
Static Archive
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Civil War Primary Source Documents

From the New-York Historical Society, Civil War Primary Source Documents is an archive of unique manuscripts chronicling the American Civil War as it was experienced. Providing both Northern and Southern perspectives, it covers all aspects of the war, including reactions and impressions from the home front. User guide/tutorial

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Colonial America

A digital primary sources collection on early America, the Atlantic world, the Caribbean and the British Empire. Sourced from The National Archives in the United Kingdom. Colonial America will consist of 5 modules. UAlbany libraries currently provide access to the four first modules: Module 1: Frontier Life, Early Expansion And Rivalries (1606-1763), Module 2: Towards Revolution (mainly 1760s-1770s), Module 3: The American Revolution (mainly 1770s-1780s), Module 4: Legislation and Politics in the Colonies (1636-1782). Module 5: Growth, Trade and Development (1625-1801) User guide/tutorial

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Coverage:
1606-1805
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
County and Regional Histories & Atlases: New York

State and especially local history gives students a chance to understand the people, places and things around them with which they’re already familiar. Originally compiled and produced by publishers and subscriptions agents for area residents and patrons, the histories are difficult-to-find materials. Included in this collection on New York are 28 cities, regions, and counties in 465 titles. The histories comprise 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. Source Institution: Various New York libraries. Extent: 229,685 images.

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Coverage:
1804-1966
Updated:
Static Archive
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Early English Books Online (EEBO)

Contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700 -EEBO contains over 125,000 titles listed in Pollard and Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640), Wing Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700), the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661), and the Early English Tract Supplement. User guide/tutorial

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Coverage:
1473-1700
Updated:
Infrequently
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)

Database of English-language materials printed in the UK during the 18th century. Also includes limited foreign-language titles and many important works from the Americas. There are over 180,000 titles (200,000 volumes) of books, pamphlets, essays, broadsides and more. Based on the English Short Title Catalogue.

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Coverage:
1700 - 1799
Updated:
Regularly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Empire Online

Spanning five centuries, and charting the rise and fall of empires around the world, Empire Online enables students and researchers to explore colonial history, politics, culture and society.It provides access to tens of thousands of pages of unique primary source material including maps, manuscripts, pamphlets, paintings, drawings and rare books.

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Coverage:
Late 15th to early 21st century
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Fannie Lou Hamer: Papers of a Civil Rights Activist, Political Activist, and Woman

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

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Coverage:
1966-1978
Updated:
Static Archive
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
FBI File: Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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Coverage:
1959-1977
Updated:
Static Archive
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Federal Surveillance of African Americans, 1920–1984

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

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Coverage:
1920-1984
Updated:
Static Archive
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
fold3 (Includes American Revolution Archives)

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.

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Coverage:
Revolutionary Period.
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Gale eBooks

A collection of reference ebooks. Subject areas covered include arts, biography, business, education, environment, history, law, library science, literature, medicine, countries, multicultural studies, religion, science and social science.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Annually
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Gale Primary Sources

Alternative/Former Name(s) & Keywords: Artemis Primary Sources

Platform that searches across all Gale Primary Sources databases UAlbany subscribes to. User guide/tutorial

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Coverage:
18 and 19th centuries
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Gateway to North America: The People, Places, and Organizations of 19th-Century New York

From the New-York Historical Society, Gateway to North America: People, Places, and Organizations of 19th-Century New York is an archive chronicling the people and organizations of New York City during the 19th century. It is a unique collection of historical directories, member lists, travel guides and other resources. User guide/tutorial

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Global Commodities: Trade, Exploration, and Cultural Exchange

Explores the histories of fifteen key commodities that changed the world through a wide range of manuscript sources, rare books, maps, advertising, paintings, photographs and ephemera.This resource focuses on the following fifteen significant commodities whose stories are often intertwined: chocolate, coffee, cotton, fur, oil, opium, porcelain, silver and gold, spices, sugar, tea, timber, tobacco, wheat, and wine and spirits. User guide/tutorial

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Coverage:
18th to 20th century
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
The Global War on Terrorism

The Global War on Terrorism assembles research studies that analyze the goals and strategies of global terrorism. Theses studies, reports, and analyses were conducted by governmental agencies, and private organizations under contract with the Federal government. The documents in this collection are diverse in scope and emphasis. They dissect specific terrorist events, explore the goals beyond the violence, illuminate the psychology of terrorism, trace the origins and development of terrorist movements, particularly al-Queda, compare state-sponsored and independent terrorist activities, and address the formidable problem of developing feasible counterterrorist measures and polices. Source Institution: National Archives (United States)

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Coverage:
2001-2009
Updated:
Static Archive
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
HathiTrust Digital Library

Founded in 2008, HathiTrust is a not-for-profit collaborative of academic and research libraries preserving 17+ million digitized items. HathiTrust offers reading access to the fullest extent allowable by U.S. copyright law, computational access to the entire corpus for scholarly research, and other emerging services based on the combined collection. HathiTrust members steward the collection — the largest set of digitized books managed by academic and research libraries — under the aims of scholarly, not corporate, interests.

Coverage:
NA
Updated:
Continually
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
HeinOnline

HeinOnline is a premier online database containing more than 160 million pages and 160,000 titles of legal history and government documents in a fully searchable, image-based format. Access to a comprehensive law review database; National Survey of State Laws; Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture, and Law; Gun Regulation and Legislation in America; and New York Legal Research Library is included, along with access to other sources of primary and secondary legal authority.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Historical Statistics of the United States

The standard source for the quantitative facts of American history, covering population; work and welfare; economic structure and performance; economic sectors; and governance and international relations.

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Coverage:
Colonial times to 2000
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
International Historical Statistics

International Historical Statistics is a collection of statistical data from around the world, covering a wide range of socio-economic topics. The collection includes data on the Americas and Europe, but also hard to find data on Africa, Asia, and Oceania.

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Coverage:
1750 - 2010
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
The International War on Drugs

Spanning the presidential administrations of Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama, The International War on Drugs documents the United States Government's response to the global illicit drug trade. Studies, reports, and analyses compiled by governmental and military agencies demonstrate how the U.S. organized and waged a decades-long campaign against drugs. Documents in the collection include U.S. military analyses and recommendations for halting the illegal drug trade; strategy reports from the Department of State Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs; and reports from the Congressional Research Service. Topics covered include terrorism and drug trafficking; money laundering and financial crimes; individual country reports and actions against drugs; U.S. policy initiatives and programs; U.S. bilateral and regional counterdrug initiatives. Source Institution: National Archives (United States)

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Coverage:
80s; 90s; 2000s; 2010s
Updated:
Static Archive
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Japanese-American Relocation Camp Newspapers: Perspectives on Day-to-Day Life

Although histories exist about this chapter in American history, this digital collection of Japanese relocation camp newspapers record the concerns and the day-to-day life of the interned Japanese-Americans. Although articles in these files frequently appear in Japanese, most of the papers are in English or in dual text. Source Institution:Library of Congress. Extent: 24,838 images

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Coverage:
1942-1945
Updated:
Static Archive
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Liberia and the U.S.: Nation-Building in Africa, 1864–1918

This series consists of correspondence and telegrams received and sent by the United States diplomatic post in Liberia. The topics covered by these records include all aspects of relations with Liberia, and interactions of American citizens with the Liberian government and people. Source Institution: U.S. National Archives. Extent:17,723 images.

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Coverage:
1864-1918
Updated:
Static Archive
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Literature, Culture and Society in Depression Era America: Archives of the Federal Writers' Project

The Federal Writers' Project was created by the federal government project to provide jobs for out-of-work writers during the Great Depression. This collection presents the Federal Writers' Project (FWP) publications of all 47 states involved in the project, which ran from 1933 to 1943. Forming the most complete collection of publications from all participating states, this archive contains more than 450 individual items, many of which are typed or mimeographed and received only limited circulation. The FWP was a part of "Federal One,"the arts project established by the WPA to cover music, theater, art and writers. The WPA recognized that steelworkers, bricklayers, share-croppers, and factory workers were not the only section of the economy hit by the Depression. Academics, post-graduate students, journalists, playwrights and novelists were also unemployed. In five years the WPA spent millions, provided literary training and, more significantly, the opportunity for participants to observe, eat, and write.

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Coverage:
1933-1943
Updated:
Static Archives
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
The Making of Modern Law: Trials, 1600–1926

Comprehensive full-text collection of documents from Anglo-American trials. In addition to works pertaining to English-speaking jurisdictions such as the United States, Britain, Ireland, and Canada, this digital archive also contains English-language titles about trials in other jurisdictions, such as France. Users will find published trial transcripts; popular printed accounts of sensational trials for murder, adultery, and other scandalous crimes; unofficially published accounts of trials, briefs, arguments, and other trial documents that were printed as separate publications; official records of legislative proceedings

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Coverage:
1600–1926
Updated:
Static Archive
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Market Research and American Business, 1935-1965

This database provides an insight into the American consumer boom of the mid-20th century through access to the complete market research reports of Ernest Dichter, the era's foremost consumer analyst and market research pioneer. The collection includes information on some of America's best known brands, containing thousands of reports commissioned by companies such as Philip Morris, Chrysler, Exxon and CBS on consumer goods ranging from tobacco and broadcasting to cars and hotels. This digital primary sources collection could be useful in the following fields: advertising, consumerism, history, psychology, gender/women studies, and media.

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Coverage:
1931-1965
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Military & Government Collection

Military & Government Collection offers current news pertinent to all branches of the military and government through full-text coverage of over 300 journals. In addition it contains 200+ full text pamphlets and indexing with abstracts for an additional 500 journals. User guide/tutorial

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Weekly
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
NAACP Papers

Digital access to select primary source documents from the NAACP Papers including Parts 1, 2,14,16,17 and Part 21: NAACP Relations with the Modern Civil Rights Movement. The University Libraries have purchased and have access to PARTS 1-20 of this collection in microform. Module 1 of the digitized NAACP Papers focuses on NAACP Board of Directors, Annual Conferences, Major Speeches, National Staff Files, and NAACP Relations with the Modern Civil Rights Movement.

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Coverage:
1909-1970
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
New York Times - NOVELny

Full-text access to The New York Times from 1985 - present. Provided by the New York State Library, NOVELny is a Statewide Internet Library connecting New Yorkers to 21st century information. NOVELNY is supported with temporary federal Library Services and Technology Act funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

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Coverage:
Varies; earliest coverage from 1996+
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Nineteenth Century Collections Online

A database of primary source collections for the 19th Century, primarily British and American, but includes material from other countries. It consists of monographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, photographs, statistics, and other kinds of documents in Western and non-Western languages. NCCO is selective and material thematically grouped into Archives. Our access is to 7 archives: British Politics and Society; Asia & The West; British Theatre and Popular Culture; Corvey Collection of European Literature; Photography: The World Through the Lens; Women: Transnational Networks; and Religion,Spirituality, Reform and Society

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Coverage:
19th Century
Updated:
Static Archives
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Nineteenth Century US Newspapers

19th Century U.S. Newspapers is a full-text searchable database of primary sources consisting of more than 500 newspapers and 1.8 million pages. Coverage spans the entire 19th century, a time of extraordinary change socially, politically and culturally. Every aspect of society and every region of the nation is found in the archive - rural and urban, large cities and small towns, coast to coast, etc. Includes major newspapers as well as those published by African Americans, Native Americans, women's rights groups, labor groups, the Confederacy, and other groups and interests.

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Coverage:
19th Century
Updated:
No updates: Static Archive
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
The Papers of Dwight David Eisenhower (no longer available)

Online edition contains the entire 21-volumes of The Papers of Dwight D. Eisenhower including significant letters, memoranda, cables, and directives written or dictated by Eisenhower from the years prior to World War II through the full term of his presidency. This massive collection includes documents—many of them previously classified—from private collections and public archives in the U.S. and U.K., as well as papers from the Eisenhower Presidential Library.

Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Public Housing, Racial Policies, and Civil Rights: The Intergroup Relations Branch of the Federal Public Housing Administration, 1936-1963

Public housing at the federal level was introduced in 1937 and was intended to provide public financing of low-cost housing in the form of publicly- managed and owned multifamily developments. This collection includes directives and memoranda related to the Public Housing Administration's policies and procedures. Among the documents are civil rights correspondence, statements and policy about race, labor-based state activity records, local housing authorities' policies on hiring minorities, court cases involving housing decisions, racially-restrictive covenants, and news clippings. The intra-agency correspondence consists of reports on sub-Cabinet groups on civil rights, racial policy, employment, and Commissioner's staff meetings. Source Institution: U.S. National Archives.

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Coverage:
1936-1963
Updated:
Static Archive
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
The Quest for Labor Equality in Household Work: National Domestic Workers Union, 1965-1979

This digital archive of records from the National Domestic Workers Union (U.S.) contains legal documents, minutes, printed material and voluminous correspondence with such notables as Julian Bond, Sam Nunn, Herman Talmadge, Andrew Young, and other Georgia and national political figures. The National Domestic Workers Union was founded in Atlanta in 1968 by Dorothy Bolden to help women engaged in household work. The subject files (1967-1979) cover a myriad of topics illustrating the Union's involvement in the Black community, the Manpower Program, the Career Learning Center, the Homemaking Skills Training Program, Maids Honor Day, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), and various federal agencies. The collection contains minutes of the Union (1968-1971, 1978), the Citizen's Advisory Committee on Transportation (1970-1972), the Citizens Neighborhood Advisory Council (1972-1978), and MARTA (1973-1975). The collection also contains financial documents (1968-1979) and files relating to Equal Opportunity Atlanta, which funded many of the Union's projects; and legal documents including agreements and contracts with Economic Opportunity Atlanta. Source Institution: Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library. Extent: 8,853 image

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Coverage:
1965-1979
Updated:
Static Archive
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Ralph J. Bunche Oral Histories Collection on the Civil Rights Movement

The Ralph J. Bunche Oral History Collection (formerly the Civil Rights Documentation Project) from the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center is a unique resource for the study of the era of the American civil rights movement. Included here are transcriptions of close to 700 interviews with those who made history in the struggles for voting rights, against discrimination in housing, for the desegregation of the schools, to expose racism in hiring, in defiance of police brutality, and to address poverty in the African American communities. Extent: 27,002 images

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Coverage:
1967-1973 (covers the 1950s through early 1970s)
Updated:
Static Archive
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Reconstruction, Jim Crow, and the Enforcement of Federal Law in the South, 1871–1884

This collection on law and order documents the efforts of district attorneys from southern states to uphold federal laws in the states that fought in the Confederacy or were Border States. This publication includes their correspondence with the attorney general as well all other letters received by the attorney general from the states in question during that period, including the correspondence of marshals, judges, convicts, and concerned or aggrieved citizens. Source Institution: U.S. National Archives. Extent: 59,185 images

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Coverage:
1871-1884
Updated:
Static Archive
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Revolutionary War Era Orderly Books from the New-York Historical Society

Orderly Books were the controlling document of day-to-day military life. Revolutionary War Era Orderly Books from the New-York Historical Society is a unique archive of Orderly Books from between 1748 and 1817. An orderly book included official orders from upper chains of command to the lower units, and served as a way to transmit essential information to the troops in an era before mass communication.This primary source collection provides unique insights into how soldiers lived everyday life, as well as information about the particular locations the military units were camped and where they marched, offering first-hand accounts of towns and geography.

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Coverage:
1748-1817
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Salem History

A database that contains the complete content of printed history reference sets from Salem Press owned by the University Libraries. Currently includes: Milestone Documents of American History, Milestone Documents of American Leaders, Milestone Documents of African American Leaders, and the Encyclopedia of American Immigration.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Annually Access
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
State Papers online : the government of Britain, 1509-1714. Part IV, The Stuarts and Commonwealth, James I-Anne I, 1603-1714 : State papers foreign, Ireland and registers of the Privy Council

Collection of English government documents originating from the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. The Stuart era was witness to great changes, civil war, and transformation, particularly affecting matters of religion and politics that are still influential today. State Papers Online, Part IV charts international affairs throughout periods of revolution and upheaval in Britain and Europe's history. Pages: Approximately 1.2 million

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Coverage:
1603-1714
Updated:
Static Archive
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
We Were Prepared for the Possibility of Death: Freedom Riders in the South, 1961

Freedom Riders were civil rights activists that rode interstate buses into the segregated South to test the United States Supreme Court decision in Boynton v. Virginia. Boynton had outlawed racial segregation in the restaurants and waiting rooms in terminals serving buses that crossed state lines. This collections includes documents by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) about the freedom riders in the south in 1961.

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Coverage:
1961
Updated:
Static Archive
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Weapons of Mass Destruction and Nonproliferation

This collection assembles research studies that analyze the weapons, efforts to control, and proliferation. Theses studies, reports, and analyses were conducted by governmental agencies, and private organizations under contract with the Federal government. They represent the most rigorous and authoritative research on global efforts to halt proliferation and reduce the threat. The documents in this collection are diverse in scope and emphasis. They dissect specific weapons, explore efforts to control proliferation, illuminate the psychology of WMD terrorism, trace the origins and development of international efforts to reduce WMDs, and address the formidable problem of developing feasible counter-measures and polices. Source Institution: National Archives (United States)

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Coverage:
2003-2009
Updated:
Static Archive
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Women and Social Movements in the United States: 1600-2000

A collection of digitized documentary sources on women and social movements in the United States. The database includes published histories and records of women's reform organizations throughout the United States across the 19th and 20th centuries. The database features scanned original selections of books, pamphlets, and related materials from "One Hundred Years of the Women's Suffrage Movement," The History of Woman Suffrage (6 volumnes, 1881-1922); proceedings of the national conventions of female Anti-Slavery societies in the 1830's; proceedings of the women's rights conventions in the 1850's and 1860's; annual reports of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union; and local and national histories of the General Federation of Women's Clubs. Also included is Alexander Street's full-text author database Semantic Indexing and The Dictionary of Social Movements.

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Coverage:
1600-2000
Updated:
Quarterly
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Women and Social Movements: Modern Empire since 1820

Women and Social Movements in Modern Empires offers clusters of documents in nine categories: Asian Empires, 1842-2001, European Empires, 1820-2005, Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Empires in the Eastern Mediterranean, 1860-2015. Collection explores prominent themes in world history since 1820: conquest, colonization, settlement, resistance, and post-coloniality, as told through women’s voices. With a clear focus on bringing the voices of the colonized to the forefront.

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Coverage:
1820-present
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Women's Studies Archive

The Women's Studies Archive documents the social, political, and professional aspects of women's lives, offering resources pertaining to the roles, experiences, and achievements of women in society. The Women's Issues and Identities sub-collection focuses on the social, political, and professional achievements of women throughout the nineteenth and twentieth century, drawing on primary sources from manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals, and more. The Voice and Vision sub-collection contains a vast range of primary sources from 1780 to 2000, spanning multiple geographic regions, providing an abundance of perspectives on women's experiences and impact on society around the world. Of particular importance are the materials that focus solely on female authors or magazines and journals produced by women, not simply for women. The contents of this collection are available for text analysis and data mining through Gale's Digital Scholar Lab.

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Coverage:
19th Century; 20th Century
Updated:
Static Archive
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Workers, Labor Unions and the American Left in the 20th Century: Federal Records

Consists of a wide range of collections documenting the American workers and labor unions in the 20th century, with a special emphasis on the interaction between workers and the U.S. federal government.

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Coverage:
20th century
Updated:
NA
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
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