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This collection focuses on American Indians in the first half of the 20th century, a period that has not been studied in as much detail as the calamitous 19th century. The two major collections on the 20th century in this module are Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and records from the Major Council Meetings of American Indian Tribes. In addition to these 20th century records, American Indians and the American West, 1809-1971 features a number of excellent collections on American Indians in the 19th century, with a focus on the interaction among white settlers, the U.S. federal government, and Indian tribes.
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The focus of the Federal Government Records module is on the political side of the freedom movement, the role of civil rights organizations in pushing for civil rights legislation, and the interaction between African Americans and the federal government in the 20th century. Major collections in this module include the FBI Files on Martin Luther King Jr.; Centers of the Southern Struggle, an exceptional collection of FBI Files covering five of the most pivotal arenas of the civil rights struggle of the 1960s: Montgomery, Albany, St. Augustine, Selma, and Memphis; and records from the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations, detailing the interaction between civil rights leaders and organizations and the highest levels of the federal government.
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The Organizational Records and Personal Papers bring a new perspective to the Black Freedom Struggle via the records of major civil rights organizations and personal papers of leaders and observers of the 20th century Black freedom struggle.The three major civil rights organizations are the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, and the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs. Papers of civil rights leaders included in this module are those of the civil rights and labor leader A. Philip Randolph; the long-time civil rights activist and organizer of the March on Washington, Bayard Rustin, and the papers of the pioneering educator Mary McLeod Bethune. Through records of Claude A. Barnett’s Associated Negro Press, this module also branches out to cover other aspects of African American life in the 20th century, like religion, sports, education, fraternal organizations, and even the field of entertainment.
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This newest Black Freedom module is highlighted by the records of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the Africa-related papers of Claude Barnett, and the Robert F. Williams Papers. SNCC, formed by student activists in 1960 after the explosion of the sit-in movement, was one of the three most important civil rights organizations of the 1960s, alongside SCLC and the NAACP. With the addition of SNCC records, History Vault now includes SNCC, SCLC, and NAACP records. Rounding out this module are 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.
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This resource offers facsimile page images and searchable full text for nearly 500 British periodicals published from the seventeenth century through to the twentieth century
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Collection of STEM-based fiction and nonfiction children’s books and media titles. STEM data are carefully selected by using distinct qualifiers, including over 225 topics and term parameters. Over 100,000 unique titles are enhanced with over 175,000 professional reviews and more than 53,000 national and internal award and nominee notations. Over 75,000 titles carry one or more reading levels. STEMExplore is ideal for supporting STEM literacy reading programs and a research resource for project-based learning programs.
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26 newly released Public Health journals available. Topics addressed include Epidemiology, Health Policy and Administration, Occupational and Environmental Health, Health Equity and the Culture of Health, Aging, Bioethics, and Health Promotion.
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This online resource hosting books, periodicals, and archival materials documenting LGBT political, social and cultural movements throughout the twentieth century and into the present day.
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It charts the NAACP's work and delivers a first-hand view into crucial issues: lynching, school desegregation, and discrimination in the military, the criminal justice system, employment, and housing, among others. It provides a comprehensive view of the NAACP’s evolution, policies, and achievements from 1909–1970.
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Chronicles the local heroes of the civil rights revolution via NAACP branches throughout the United States, from 1913-1972. The contributions of scores of local leaders—attorneys, community organizers, financial benefactors, students, mothers, school teachers, and other participants—are revealed in these records.
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The NAACP was involved in several subjects that did not rise to the level of major campaigns but were still vital to the organization. This module contains records on those subjects, and in so doing, reveals the wide scope of NAACP activism and interest.
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Major campaigns for equal access to education, voting, employment, housing and the military are covered in this module. The education files in this module document the NAACP’s systematic assault on segregated education that culminated in Brown v. Board of Education in 1954. Files from 1955 –1965 focus on the NAACP’s efforts to implementthe Brown decision as well as to combat de facto segregation outside of the South.
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Consists of Papers of the NAACP Legal Department from 1956-1972. For the period from 1956-1965, this includes the working case files of the NAACP’s general counsel, Robert Carter. Among the topics covered in these cases are school desegregation, abuses of police procedure, freedom of speech, desegregation of public facilities, voting rights, housing discrimination, and employment discrimination.
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Focuses on the NAACP’s efforts regarding anti-lynching, peonage, and discrimination in employment and the criminal justice system. A rich set of records in this module is the NAACP file on one of the most celebrated criminal trials of the 20th century – the case of the Scottsboro boys. In this case, nine young black men were accused of raping two white women on a train in northern Alabama. Sixteen days after their arrest, eight of the nine teenagers were sentenced to death in the electric chair. All eight escaped execution when the Supreme Court, in the landmark case of Powell v. Alabama, ruled that the defendants had been inadequately represented by counsel.
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Access to newspaper archives for towns and cities in Illinois and Iowa, including Rock Island, Moline, and Davenport.
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This collection consists of over 16,000 Oxford University Press Ebooks which were published online between 2018 and 2021. The collection is provided by the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) and is available through June 30, 2021.
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Offer essential primary source content and editorial perspectives of the most distinguished African American newspapers in the U.S. The content, including articles, obituaries, photos, editorials, and more, is easily accessible for scholars in the study of the history of race relations, journalism, local and national politics, education, African American studies, and many multidisciplinary subjects. Titles included are Atlanta Daily World; The Baltimore Afro-American; Chicago Defender; Cleveland Call and Post; Los Angeles Sentinel; Michigan Chronicle; New York Amsterdam News; The Norfolk Journal and Guide; The Philadelphia Tribune; and Pittsburgh Courier.
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Gain insight into Chinese political and social life during the turbulent 120 year period from 1832 to 1953 with 12 English-language Chinese historical newspapers.
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The South China Morning Post is renowned for its authoritative and influential reporting on Hong Kong, China and all of Asia. It is highly regarded by researchers because of the unique history of Hong Kong as well as the newspaper’s editorial perspective on Imperial Japan and Communist China.
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Social Explorer visualizes and interacts with data, create maps, charts, reports. Explore hundreds of thousands of built-in data indicators related to demography, economy, health, politics, environment, crime and more.
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This collection of Ebooks is from the University Press Scholarship Online. The collection consists of titles from 18 Partner Presses which were published between 1937 and 2021. This resource is provided by the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) and is available through June 30, 2021.
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This collection of over 3,000 Wiley Ebooks, which were published between 2017-2021, is provided by the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI). The collection is available through June 30, 2021. You will need to be on campus or authenticated to a campus i.p. address to use the direct URL.
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The backfiles of leading women’s consumer magazines of Cosmopolitan, Essence, Ladies’ Home Journal, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes & Garden, Chatelaine, Parents, Redbook, Seventeen, Town and Country, Woman’s Day, and Women’s International Network News foster investigation and interpretation of history, culture and society relating to gender/family roles, social history, health, consumerism, fashion and more. This database offers every page, from the first issue through to the early 21st century, in high-resolution color with fully searchable text. Coverage up through 2005 for most of these magazines.
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