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Alternate Name(s):Formerly: Archives of Human Sexuality & Identity. Includes: LGBTQ History & Culture Since 1940 (Parts I & II); and International Perspectives on LGBTQ Activism and Culture (Gobal South); Sex and Sexuality 16th to 20th Century
Access meeting minutes, administrative records, publications, private correspondence, photographs, internal United States government memoranda, international archival documents, and more to illuminate the experiences of LGBTQ individuals. Materials come from major international activist organizations as well as local, grassroots groups. This collection is cross-searchable with other collections via Gale Primary Sources. Coverage: contains primary sources. A portion of this purchase was a gift of the Mary Moser Memorial Library Fund.
Explore the letters of Benjamin Rush, a founder of Dickinson College, a member of the Continental Congress, signer of the Declaration of Independence, surgeon general of the Continental Army, treasurer of the U.S. Mint—as well as an abolitionist and a proponent of wider access to education and the rights of women. His letters offer insights into a diverse range of issues and dramatic moments of the Revolutionary era and early republic. Coverage: 1760s-1810s, contains primary sources. Full text.
Search open access electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) from over 320 universities worldwide. This resource provides a search interface and links to full-text available through open access repositories; it includes over 1.5 million theses. Some full text.
Search a free archive of indexed publications relating to the Americas and written in Europe before 1750. This collection includes primary source records covering the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of Indigenous peoples. Coverage: 1493-1750. Citations only.
Access documents from The Papers of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Small Collections, "Japanese American Internment Collections," in the custody of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Hyde Park, N.Y. This collection is cross-searchable with other collections via Gale Primary Sources. Coverage: 1933-1988, contains primary sources. Full text.
Search for open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world. Metadata (information about the theses) comes from over 1100 colleges, universities, and research institutions. OATD currently indexes nearly 6.5 million theses and dissertations. Some full text.
Access testimony and documents from more than 750 witnesses during the 20 days of public hearings held by the U.S. Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) in 1981. Witnesses include Japanese Americans and Aleuts who had lived through the events of WWII, former government officials who ran the internment program, public figures, internees, organizations such as the Japanese American Citizens League, interested citizens, historians, and other professionals who had studied the subjects of the Commission's inquiry. Documents include personal stories of evacuees, publications, reports, press releases, photographs, newspaper clippings, etc. related to the hearings. This collection is cross-searchable with other collections via Gale Primary Sources. Coverage: 1981, contains primary sources. Full text.
Alternate Name(s):Includes: Part 1: Far-Right & Left Political Groups US, Europe, & Australia; Part 2: Far-Right Groups in America
Access archival records that provide insight on unorthodox (by contemporary standards), fringe groups from both the right and left of the political spectrum. This collection supports scholars and students answering questions on philosophical, social, political, and economic ideologies as well as on contemporary issues surrounding gender, sexuality, race, religion, civil rights, universal suffrage, and much more. It is cross-searchable with other collections via Gale Primary Sources. Coverage: 1900s-2010s, contains primary sources. Full text.
Access archival records that chronicle the plight of refugees and displaced persons across Europe, North Africa, and Asia from 1935 to 1950. This collection includes pamphlets, ephemera, government documents, relief organization publications, and refugee reports that recount the causes, effects and responses to refugee crises before, during and shortly after World War II. It is cross-searchable with other collections via Gale Primary Sources. Coverage: 1935-1950, contains primary sources. Full text.
Access trial records of the New York State Supreme Court, which include a full testimony of all witnesses, including the two who spoke in secrecy to hide their identities; preliminary motions, summations, the court's charge, the verdicts, and the sentences; and a confession made years after the trial by one of the men convicted. The guide contains an introduction and a listing of contents, including names of witnesses and the dates they testified. This collection is cross-searchable with other collections via Gale Primary Sources. Coverage: 1966, contains primary sources. Full text.
Alternate Name(s):Original Microform Title: U.S. Military Activities and Civil Rights, Part 2: The Military Response to the March on Washington, 1963
Access details of the Federal Government's plans to militarily intervene in the 1963 March on Washington (codenamed Operation "Steep Hill") in the event the march became disorderly. This collection includes army staff communications and memos, contingency plans from the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Military Operations, intelligence reports and estimates, congressional correspondence, press articles, and maps planning the route of the March and facilities needed. In addition, there is small quantity of records relating to the plans to intervene in Alabama in 1963 over the issue of school integration. This collection is cross-searchable with other collections via Gale Primary Sources. Coverage: 1963, contains primary sources. Full text.
Alternate Name(s):Original Microform Title: U.S. Military Activities and Civil Rights, Part 4: The Little Rock Integration Crisis, 1957-1958
Access records relating to President Eisenhower's use of Federal troops and the Arkansas National Guard in the Little Rock integration crisis of 1957-1958, from the planning for intervention prior to deployment, up to the withdrawal of troops at the end of the school year. Records include a journal of events, an Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations & Plans summary of the operation, a historical report prepared by the Office of the Chief of Military History, papers on Governor Faubus' actions with regard to integration, press reports and observations by Army officers on the reaction of the community, and congressional correspondence. This collection is cross-searchable with other collections via Gale Primary Sources. Coverage: 1957-1958, contains primary sources. Full text.
Alternate Name(s):Includes: Voice and Vision Digital Archive; Issues and Identities Digital Archive
Access archival materials from across the globe on women's political activism, such as suffrage, birth control, pacifism, civil rights, and socialism, and on women's voices, from female-authored literature to women's periodicals. This collection is cross-searchable with other collections via Gale Primary Sources. Coverage: 1879 - 1998, contains primary sources. Full text.