American Film Scripts Online contains over 1,100 authorized versions of copyrighted screenplays (mostly unpublished), along with detailed information on scenes, characters and people related to the scripts. This resource allows researchers to use film scripts to study a broad range of subjects, including popular culture, diversity and gender issues, language and linguistics, writing, American history, anthropology, sociology, and psychology.
Comprises news footage provided by newsreels shown at the beginning of feature films during the years leading up to and during World War II. Newsreels produced by the U.S. Office of War Information and Universal Newsreel contain over 200 hours of video (with full transcripts available), allowing researchers access to primary source materials that had significant social and political impact.
Contains 1,303 sources with 1,210 authors, covering the non-fiction published works of leading African Americans. Particular care has been taken to index this material so that it can be searched more thoroughly than ever before. Where possible the complete published non-fiction works are included, as well as interviews, journal articles, speeches, essays, pamplets, letters and other fugitive material.
British and Irish Women’s Letters and Diaries contains published and unpublished letters and diaries from almost 500 British and Irish women of all age groups, ethnicities, and social classes. This primary source material provides researchers with a view of women’s day-to-day lives over three centuries.
The Digital Library of Classic Protestant Texts provides electronic access to works from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries that shaped the development of Protestant thought. The collection, developed in collaboration with Reformation-period scholars, includes theological writings, confessional documents, biblical commentaries, polemical treatises, catechisms, liturgical works, sermons, church histories, disputations, and personal letters.
Provides electronic access to works written in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries by authors whose writings influenced reform in the Catholic Church. The collection includes papal documents, synodal decrees, catechisms, confessors’ manuals, biblical commentaries, theological treatises, liturgical works, inquisitorial manuals, preaching guides, saints’ lives, and devotional literature
Provides electronic access to content documenting how the peoples of North America interacted with each other and their environment. This collection of published and unpublished primary source materials from the mid-sixteenth century through the mid-nineteenth century is notable in providing perspectives of diverse groups, including European, African, and Native peoples of both genders.
Food Studies Online provides electronic access to archival content, ephemera, monographs and video that document the role food plays in shaping cultures. The content, interdisciplinary in nature, represents subject areas such as food history, food movements, marketing and consumerism, food and identity, policy, and diet trends.
In the late 1800's, Dutch physician Aletta Jacobs and her husband C.V. Gerritsen began collecting books, pamphlets and periodicals reflecting the evolution of a feminist consciousness and the movement for women's rights. The Gerritsen Collection has since become the greatest single source for the study of women's history in the world.
The Gilded Age contains digitized primary source materials and scholarly commentary that supports academic research into the development of society, government, and culture in the United States between 1865-1902. The collection includes songs, letters, photographs, cartoons, government documents, and ephemera, many accompanied by critical essays and scholarly annotations providing commentary on the primary sources. Key issues addressed in this collection include race and ethnicity, immigration, labor, women’s rights, American Indians, political corruption and monetary policy.
A research and learning database providing comparative documentation, analysis, and interpretation of major human rights violations and atrocity crimes worldwide from 1900 to 2010. The collection includes primary and secondary materials across multiple media formats and content types for each selected event, including Armenia, the Holocaust, Cambodia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Rwanda, Darfur, and more.
A rich source for scholars in a wide range of disciplines, including 2,162 authors and approximately 100,000 pages of contemporaneous letters and diaries, oral histories, interviews, and other personal narratives, so providing a unique and personal view of what it meant to immigrate to America and Canada between 1800 and 1950.
Provides electronic access to biographical information on indigenous peoples from almost 500 North American nations. The collection contains biographies, autobiographies, oral histories, manuscripts, and photographs that document the experiences of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Canadian First Peoples from their point of view. Seminal reference works included in the collection provide supporting historical materials.
Allows the user to explore Congress in action with the most comprehensive online resource available for congressional publications and legislative research. Perform in-depth research in public policy, historical, and legal areas of interest.
Collection areas in History Vault focus on the Black Freedom Movement of the 20th Century, Southern Life and Slavery, Women's Rights, International Relations, American Politics and Society with a strong focus on the 20th Century, and labor unions, workers and radical politics in the 20th Century. On the topic of civil rights and Black Freedom, History Vault contains records of four of the most important civil rights organizations of the 1950s and 1960s: NAACP, SCLC, SNCC, and CORE.
Brings the 1960s alive through diaries, letters, autobiographies and other memoirs, written and oral histories, manifestos, government documents, memorabilia, and scholarly commentary. With 125,000 pages of text and 50 hours of video at completion, this searchable collection is the definitive electronic resource for students and scholars researching this important period in American history, culture, and politics.
This collection contains fifty hours of primary footage and secondary documentaries that explore the key events of the sixties and early seventies, including the civil rights movement, the women's rights movement and the sexual revolution. It features interviews with major players of the decade, including political leaders John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, and Richard Nixon, and revolutionaries such as Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Cesar Chavez, and Elaine Brown.
Social Theory provides electronic access to the most influential works of sociological theorists from the eighteenth century through present times, documenting the development of modern social theory. Comprehensive subject indexing with key sociological terms allows researchers to track concepts across multiple authors and time periods.
Twentieth Century Advice Literature provides electronic access to digitized popular culture materials that chronicle the evolution of American values and behavior during a time of rapid societal change. The primary source materials include instructional, prescriptive, behavioral, and etiquette literature, with a focus on content that provides insight into the family dynamics, gender roles, sexual relationships, and race relations of the time.
Provides the full text of over 2,000 plays by 434 playwrights, along with supporting information regarding productions, performances, and theatrical companies. Although the focus of the collection is on the twentieth century, materials from the nineteenth century are also included. Many of the plays are out of print or previously unpublished. The content is extensively indexed, increasing the value of the collection for scholarly research.
A searchable full-text database of the entire collection of 18th 19th and 20th century House of Commons Parliamentary Papers. Contains over 200,000 House of Commons Sessional Papers, including Bills, House of Commons Papers, and Command Papers from 1715 to 2005, with supplementary material back to 1688.
Includes access to Hansard parliamentary debates 1803-2005.
Women and Social Movements in Modern Empires since 1820 provides access to a collection of digitized primary source materials that document the history of modern empires as experienced by women, with a focus on colonized populations. International in scope, the materials are organized by region and time period.
This digital archive includes 150,000 pages of conference proceedings, reports of international women's organizations, publications and web pages of women's non-governmental organizations, and letters, diaries, and memoirs of women active internationally since the mid-nineteenth century. It also includes photographs and videos of major events and activists in the history of women’s international social movements. Finally, we have commissioned from leading contemporary scholars 30 essays exploring themes illuminated by the primary documents in the archive.