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Women’s Studies Archive: Women’s Issues and Identities

This collection traces the path of women’s issues from past to present—pulling primary sources from manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals, and more. It captures the foundation of women’s movements, struggles and triumphs, and provides researchers with valuable insights. Includes: Herstory: comprises full texts of journals, newspapers, and newsletters tracing the evolution of women’s rights movements in the United … Continue reading

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American Civil Liberties Union Papers, Part II: Southern Regional Office

“Comprised of never-before-digitized materials, this unique collection documents the ACLU’s legal battle to enforce the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in thirteen Southern states…Consisting of case files, correspondence, newspaper clippings, manuscripts, and more, this collection offers a primary source perspective on civil rights issues from voting rights to the dismantling of the Jim Crow system. … Continue reading

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Comprehensive Online Dictionary for Yiddish to English

“Including over 37,000 entries compiled by a team of Yiddish linguists, Comprehensive Yiddish-English Dictionary surpasses its predecessors in the number of words and rich selection of idioms, examples of usage, and coverage of stylistic levels and dialect forms. Entries include words for standard and literary as well as contemporary colloquial and conversational usage and a … Continue reading

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Race Relations in America

Sourced from the records of the Race Relations Department of the United Church Board for Homeland Ministries, housed at the Amistad Research Center in New Orleans, this resource provides access to a wealth of documents highlighting different responses to the challenges of overcoming prejudice, segregation and racial tensions. These range from survey material, including interviews … Continue reading

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Literary print culture : the Stationers’ Company archive, 1554-2007

Sourced from the archive of The Worshipful Company of Stationers & Newspaper Makers, located at Stationers’ Hall in the City of London, this resource allows access to a vast and unique collection of primary source documents. The collection is widely regarded as one of the most important primary sources for studying the history of the … Continue reading