From communal struggle to creative outpourings: uncover the everyday lives of African Americans spanning two turbulent centuries with the new collection African American Communities. Focusing predominantly on Atlanta, Chicago, New York, and communities in North Carolina this collection presents multiple aspects of the African American community through pamphlets, newspapers and periodicals, correspondence, official records and in-depth oral histories, revealing the prevalent challenges of racism, discrimination and integration, and a unique African American culture and identity.
Also featured is a rich selection of visual material, including photographs, maps and ephemera. The collection features archival material sourced from a collection of libraries and repositories including the Atlanta History Center, the Southern Historical Collection at UNC-Chapel Hill, the Richard Daley Library at the University of Illinois, and the Newberry Library (Chicago), among others.
Comprising extensive collections sourced from The National WWII Museum, New Orleans, this digital resource shows how World War Two changed American society and the economy, how it impacted individuals and their families, and the legacy of the war in human terms. From enlistment and training to deployment on the US Home Front or on campaigns overseas, the personal stories of these men and women demonstrate the broad spectrum of American involvement in the conflict.
American military and civilian participation in all major theaters of operations is represented, whilst service branches range from the army, navy and air force, to the marines, merchant marines, coast guard, women’s forces and medical personnel. Personal letters, diaries, photographs, artifacts and military records offer insight into operations in the Pacific, the D-Day landings in Europe and the post-war occupation of Germany. Additionally, a selection of oral histories conducted by the National WWII Museum in the 21st century supplement this rich collection.
Environmental Issues Online brings together multimedia materials (text, archival primary sources, video and audio) around key environmental challenges, including climate change, water/air pollution, biodiversity, conservation, agriculture, deforestation and more. This mixed media collection spans over 173 hours of video and 132,000 pages of digital material.
The database is curated around specific environmental issues and events from the 20th and 21st centuries, enabling students to build a critical understanding of the relationship between people and the environment through social, cultural, economic, political, historical and ecological perspectives. Reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of the field of Environmental Studies, content is drawn from the social sciences, ecology and earth science, and the humanities.
A component of the Archives Direct suite of collections sourced from the National Archives--the UK government's official archive, Foreign Office Files for Japan, 1919-1952 makes available extensive coverage of British Foreign Office files dealing with Japan between the years 1919 and 1952. The collection is divided into three modules: Japan and Great Power Status, 1919-1930; Japanese Imperialism and the War in the Pacific, 1931-1945; and Occupation of Japan, 1946-1952.
Incorporating the Taishō to the Shōwa periods, these papers shed light on Anglo-Japanese ties in a time of shifting alliances. Documenting Japan’s journey to modernity, the files discuss a period in which the country took on an increasingly bold imperialist agenda.
Consisting of diplomatic dispatches, correspondence, maps, summaries of events and diverse other material, this collection covers British concerns over colonial-held territory in the Far East, as well as Japanese relations with China, Russia, Germany and the United States.
Digitized and searchable issues of the Times of India, the nation's oldest English-language newspaper still in publication. Coverage is from 1838-2010.
The Times of India, with full text coverage 1838-2010, is the oldest English-language newspaper in India still in circulation and is the world's most widely circulated English daily newspaper. Begun in 1838 to serve the British residents of West India, today, the newspaper serves as a rich source of material for scholars across a variety of academic disciplines. The paper can be used to support a number of teaching curriculums from colonial studies, to history and politics, to international studies and journalism.
Digitized files and other documents from the African American Police League (AAPL), an association of African-American policemen working to improve relationships between the police and neighborhoods. Acquired through a grant from the Resources Legacy Fund to honor Artemis G. Kirk, University Librarian Emeritus, for the library collections in the field of African-American, African and History of Slavery Studies.
Sourced from the Chicago History Museum, the African American Police League Records, 1961-1988, the collection contains annual and general reports, court files, fundraising items, historical information, minutes, correspondence, clippings, topical files, newsletters, police brutality files, and publications and flyers relative to the ongoing work of the African American Police League (AAPL) and its education and action arm, the League to Improve the Community (LIC). The collection also contains items on numerous law enforcement and civil rights organizations across the country; materials on the suspension of AAPL executive director Renault Robinson from the Chicago Police Department and related lawsuits; and materials pertaining to the National Black Police Association (NBPA).
Composed of a four part Series of manuscript collections from Duke University, the University of North Carolina, the University of Virginia, and the Virginia Historical Society, this selection of documents open a window into the slave's world that no other type of primary documentary evidence affords. Acquired through a grant from the Resources Legacy Fund to honor Artemis G. Kirk, University Librarian Emeritus, for the library collections in the field of African-American, African and History of Slavery Studies.
Slavery in Antebellum Southern Industries presents some of the richest, most valuable, and most complete collections in the entire documentary record of American slavery, focusing on the industrial uses of slave labor. The materials selected include company records; business and personal correspondence; documents pertaining to the purchase, hire, medical care, and provisioning of slave laborers; descriptions of production processes; and journals recounting costs and income.
Revolution and Protest Online explores the protest movements, revolutions, and civil wars that have transformed societies and human experience from the 18th century through the present. Organized around more than thirty events and areas, representing a variety of time periods, regions, and topics, upon completion, this collection will feature over 175 hours of video; 50,000 pages of primary source material (personal papers, organizations, government documents, and others); more than 50,000 pages of journals, reports, and monographs; and more than 1,000 images.
Security Studies Online is organized around major themes related to security, including terrorism and counter-terrorism, conflicts and resolution, nuclear threats and weapons, and transnational organized crime. Historical background is offered on key worldwide events, such as the U-2 incident (1960), the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan (1979), and the 9/11 terrorist attacks (2001). Featured in the collection are video, images, and scholarly text, including works published by Cambridge University Press and Cornell University Press.
The collection provides primary and secondary materials across multiple media formats and content types for each selected event, including Iran (1940s to the Present), 1960 U-2 Incident, World War II and Intelligence, Cold War: The Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis, 1961-1962, and more.
A collection of over 2,000 films produced in the USSR and other Communist countries during the Cold War, archived by the British Film Institute. All films have been versioned or dubbed into English and come with searchable transcripts.
The digitised films cover many aspects of the socialist experience from everyday life and society to culture, the Cold War, memory and current affairs. Footage includes documentaries, newsreels and feature films. This impressive collection reveals the world as seen by Soviet, Chinese, Vietnamese, East European, British and Latin American filmmakers. It ranges from the early twentieth century to the 1980s and examines the themes of War & Revolution (Module 1), News & Current Affairs (Module 2), and Culture & Society (Module 3). All films have been versioned or dubbed into English and come with searchable transcripts.