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Databases for Primary Research
Adam Matthew Digital Archives Collection
Over 70 primary source collections in areas including African American studies, American Indian studies, American/China trade, Colonial America, Gender studies, Women studies, etc.
Unique historical treasures from Alabama's archives, libraries, museums, universities and other repositories.
American Historical Periodicals Series 1-5 Digital Archive
Primary sources from the American Antiquarian Society on the history of America from the colonial period through to the twentieth century.
American Periodicals (1740 - 1940)
Digitized images of over 1200 American magazines and journals published between 1740 and 1940. Supports a range of subject areas and includes full-text searching.
Archives of Sexuality and Gender
Four primary source collections on gender and sexuality, LGBTQ history and activism, cultural studies, psychology, health, political science, and policy studies.
Primary source collections covering topics: African American Studies; American Studies; Asian Studies; British & European History; Business & Economic History; Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies; International Relations; Latin American & Caribbean Studies; Native American Studies; and Religious Studies.
Black Abolitionist Papers
Covering the period 1830-1865, approximately 15,000 articles, correspondence, manuscripts, etc.and literary works of almost 300 Black abolitionists documenting the impact of African American activism against slavery.
Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century (Proquest History Vault)
Contains Federal Government Records, including presidential records, military, and FBI Files, and Organizational Records and Personal Papers, including those of SCLC, SNCC, and CORE, offering unique documentation and a variety of perspectives on the 20th century fight for freedom.
1898 - 1996.
Black Thought and Culture
Non-fiction works of leading African Americans, with some complete published texts. Also includes interviews, journal articles,biographical essays, letters and other fugitive material. Extensive annotated bibliography. Represents over 100 individuals.
British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries
Spans more than 400 years of personal writings of women from England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales.
Burney Collection Newspapers
Seventeenth and eighteenth century newspapers and news pamphlets from the United Kingdom.
Documenting the American South
Southern history, literature, and culture from the colonial period through the first decades of the 1900's.
Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership (EEBO-TCP)
25,000 fully searchable texts selected from Early English Books Online (EEBO).
Eighteenth Century Collections Online
Full text (in clear images) of 150,000 books published during the eighteenth century.
Gilded Age, The
Primary documents covering race, labor, immigration, commerce, western expansion, and women’s suffrage in America during the decades between the end of the Civil War and the election of Theodore Roosevelt.
Includes law periodicals, the Congressional Record, U.S. Reports, trials, legal classics, the United Nations and League of Nations Treaty Series, all United States treaties, the Federal Register and more.
Making of America (University of Michigan)
Primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction; includes books, journals, and volumes focusing on New York City.
The Making of Modern Law: American Civil Liberties Union Papers
Three primary collections focusing on civil rights, civil liberties, race, gender, and issues relating to the U.S. Supreme Court.
NAACP Papers (Proquest History Vault)
Contains internal memos, legal briefings, and direct action summaries from national, legal, and branch offices throughout the country. It charts the NAACP's work and delivers a first-hand view into crucial issues.
1909 - 1972.
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Documents the "national experience"; includes the Federal Register, public laws, presidential documents, and much more.
Nineteenth Century Collections Online
Books, monographs, newspapers, photographs and more, published during the nineteenth century. Includes Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange; British Politics and Society; British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture; and European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection.
North American Women's Letters and Diaries: Colonial - 1950
Aims to be the largest collection of women's diaries and correspondence ever assembled, spanning over 300 years and covering the personal experiences of 1,500 women.
Political Extremism and Radicalism
Seventeen primary source collections documenting 20th century far-right and left political groups in the US, Europe and Australia.
Poole's Plus / Nineteenth Century Masterfile
Citations to articles, books, and government documents published in the nineteenth century.
ProQuest Civil War Era
Primary source materials, regional newspapers, pamphlets covering topics including the abolitionist movement, and the emancipation of slaves.
Congressional publications, legislative histories, bills and laws, Congressional members and committees, regulations, Congressional Record, and political news.
U.S. Declassified Documents Online
A comprehensive compilation of declassified documents from the executive branch; includes intelligence studies, policy papers, diplomatic correspondence, cabinet meeting minutes, briefing materials, and domestic surveillance and military reports.
Social Sciences Librarian
Subjects: African American Studies
, Communication Studies
, Honors College
, Justice Sciences
, Political Studies
, Public Administration
, Social Work
, Women's Studies