Brochure for 9to5 organization, Boston, 1977, from Struggle for Women's Rights, Organizational Records database
NAACP Papers (ProQuest History Vault)This link opens in a new windowThe NAACP Papers collections contains internal memos, legal briefings, and direct action summaries from national, legal, and branch offices throughout the country. It charts the work of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and delivers a first-hand view into crucial issues of the struggle for civil rights.
Struggle for Women's Rights, Organizational Records, 1880-1990 (ProQuest History Vault)This link opens in a new windowThis database includes records of the National Woman's Party, the League of Women Voters, and the Women's Action Alliance. The NWP was founded in 1913 when Alice Paul and colleagues broke away from the National American Woman Suffrage Association in dissent over strategy and tactics. The WAA, established in 1971, concerned itself with issues such as employment, childcare, health care, and education. The LWV collection covers women's involvement in U.S. politics from 1920 to 1974.
Black Abolitionist PapersThis link opens in a new windowThis collection searches a unique set of primary sources from African Americans actively involved in the movement to end slavery in the United States between 1830 and 1865. The content includes letters, speeches, editorials, articles, sermons, and essays from libraries and archives in England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and the United States. Supported by the Boston University Humanities Library Endowed Fund.
Selected Broad-based Archival Collections Online
Ad*AccessProvides over 7,000 images of advertisements from U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines for the period 1911-1955. Images are from collection at Duke University.
AM ExplorerThis link opens in a new windowAM Explorer is a cross-collection search of the entire corpus of Adam Matthew's digitized arts and cultural heritage material in subjects including Area Studies, Cultural Studies, Empire and Globalism, Ethnic Studies, Gender and Sexuality, History, Politics, Literature, Theatre, and War and Conflict.
American MemoryThis digital archive from the Library of Congress has over 100 thematic collections of historical documents, maps, moving images, sound recordings, and photographic images.
Digital CommonwealthExplore historical collections from libraries, museums, and archives across Massachusetts
Immigration to the United States: 1789-1930A digitized collection from Harvard University that documents voluntary immigration to the United States from 1789-1930. It concentrates on the 19th century and includes thousands of pages from books, pamphlets, serials, and manuscripts. It also has over 7,000 photographs.
Making of AmericaThis site, produced at the University of Michigan, is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through Reconstruction. The collection contains approximately 10,000 books and 50,000 journal articles.
National ArchivesProvides digital images of many important documents in American history as well as the text transcript of these documents. Also has links to the presidential libraries where other digitized primary documents may be found.
New York Public Library Digital Library CollectionsProvides thousands of digital images from the NYPL collections including historical maps, illuminated manuscripts, and prints and photographs. It contains texts and images from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Smithsonian InstitutionIncludes millions of records, including images, of resources in the Smithsonian collections.
Women Working, 1800-1930Provides access to digitized resources selected from Harvard’s library and museum collections. These materials address the role of women in the US economy between 1800 and the Great Depression.
World War I Document ArchivesExtensive collection of transcribed documents related to World War I. Includes official documents, diaries, books, and images. Hosted by Brigham Young University Library.
Websites with Digital Content from BU's Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center
An early draft of Martin Luther King Jr.s famous "Letter from Birmingham Jail, together with a later recording of him reading the letter