Just Launched: Independent Documentary Filmmakers from China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan Web Archive
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Just Launched: Independent Documentary Filmmakers from China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan Web Archive

This post first appeared on the Columbia University Libraries Spotlight Blog. The Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation is pleased to announce the launch of the Independent Documentary Filmmakers from China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan Web Archive, curated by Luo Zhou, Chinese Studies Librarian at Duke University, and Joshua Seufert, Chinese Studies Librarian at Princeton University. Chinese independent … Continue reading

FBI Confidential Files and Radical Politics in the U.S., 1945-1972
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FBI Confidential Files and Radical Politics in the U.S., 1945-1972

Throughout most of the 20th century, the FBI produced a uniquely important record of the concerns, biases and public and surreptitious activities of the federal government’s principal law enforcement agency.  This collection focuses on the FBI’s vigorous investigations of Communist groups, Communist-front groups, and other radical organizations in the United States.  It includes records of: … Continue reading

Margaret Sanger and Womens’ Rights Movements
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Margaret Sanger and Womens’ Rights Movements

The Library has acquired the Margaret Sanger Papers online as part of the History Vault collection of primary source material. Margaret Sanger (1879-1966) worked to ensure that women had the knowledge and the right to practice birth control. From the publication of the Woman Rebel in 1914 through her leadership of the International Planned Parenthood … Continue reading

Film Platform: relevant and critically acclaimed documentary films
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Film Platform: relevant and critically acclaimed documentary films

The Penn Libraries is pleased to announce that the Penn community now has access to the documentary film streaming platform, Film Platform. Film Platform is a collection of social, political, and cultural documentaries, including award-winning documentary films and recent favorites from film festivals. Film Platform works with an academic advisory board to ensure that films … Continue reading

Philadelphia Daily News, New York Daily News, and Northeast U.S. papers online
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Philadelphia Daily News, New York Daily News, and Northeast U.S. papers online

The ProQuest Historical Newspapers : U.S. Northeast Collection brings searchable page-image backfile runs of a dozen regional newspapers from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Vermont. Four titles included in the collection have runs starting in the 19th century. The current U.S. Northeast Collection includes a mix of broadside and tabloid newspapers from major metropolitan … Continue reading

New foreign newspapers online : Irish Times and Jerusalem Post
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New foreign newspapers online : Irish Times and Jerusalem Post

The Penn Libraries have added two important foreign newspapers to its collection of historic fulltext news sources, the Irish Times and the Jerusalem Post. The Irish Times, published in Dublin, reports on the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Founded in 1859 as a daily broadsheet, the newspaper was Protestant and Unionist for most of … Continue reading

Food and Drink in History
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Food and Drink in History

Food and Drink in History is a collection of primary source materials which illustrate the deep links between food and identity, politics and power, gender, race and socio-economic status, as well as charting key issues around agriculture, nutrition and food production. The resource includes key material from archives and libraries in the United States, the … Continue reading