Digital Collections

Digital collections of primary documents, photos, and other historical material.

Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives

Digital Collection. Resources and programs on the history and legacy of the Abraham Lincoln Brigades.
Time Periods: 20th Century, Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944
Themes: US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements
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Behind the Veil Oral History Project

Digital Collection. Oral history interviews chronicling African-American life during the age of legal segregation in the American South, from the 1890s to the 1950s.
Time Periods: 19th Century, 20th Century
Themes: African American
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Catonsville Nine Files

Digital Collection. Features documents, photos, and audio and video accounts about the Catonsville Nine who burned Vietnam war draft files.
Time Periods: 20th Century, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: Imperialism, US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements
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Civil Rights Movement Veterans

Digital Collection. Resources on the Southern Freedom Movement compiled by those who lived it. Includes a bibliography, timelines, photos, primary source documents, and lists of speakers.
Time Periods: 20th Century, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Organizing
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Colored Conventions Project

Digital Collection. A repository for primary sources and collection of essays about the origins, activities, and influence of the 19th-century Colored Conventions Movement that advocated for Black civil and human rights.
Time Periods: 19th Century
Themes: African American, Organizing
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Freedom on the Move: Rediscovering the Stories of Self-Liberating People

Digital Collection. Crowdsourcing project that provides access to information, through thousands of print advertisements, about freedom-seekers and their would-be enslavers in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Time Periods: 18th Century, Revolution & Constitution: 1765 - 1799, 19th Century, Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849, Civil War Era: 1850 - 1864
Themes: African American, Labor, Laws & Citizen Rights, Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery and Resistance
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Freedom Summer 1964 Collection

Digital Collection. Extensive collection on the Civil Rights Movement and the Mississippi Freedom Summer Project of 1964.
Themes: Civil Rights Movements
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IDA Treaties Explorer

Digital Collection. View digitized historic treaties between Indigenous tribes and the U.S. government alongside key historic works that provide context to the agreements made and the histories of shared lands.
Time Periods: 18th Century, 19th Century, All US History
Themes: Imperialism, Native American, Pacific Islander, US Foreign Policy
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Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Online Archive

Digital Collection. Firsthand accounts and primary sources of the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII.
Time Periods: 20th Century, Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944
Themes: Asian American, Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights, Racism & Racial Identity, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements
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Kids in Birmingham 1963

Digital Collection. A resource for the stories of people who were children in Birmingham in 1963.
Time Periods: 20th Century, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements
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Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery

Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery

Digital Collection. This website publishes thousands of “Information Wanted” advertisements taken out by people freed from slavery who are searching for family members who had been sold apart.
Time Periods: Reconstruction Period: 1865 - 1876
Themes: African American, Reconstruction, Slavery and Resistance
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Pacific Northwest Labor and Civil Rights Projects

Digital collection. Features 11 projects on labor and civil rights movements in the Pacific Northwest wtih oral histories, primary documents, and more.
Time Periods: All US History
Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Education, Labor
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Roudanez: History and Legacy

Digital Collection. The work of Dr. Louis Charles Roudanez, founder of the first Black daily newspaper in the U.S., the New Orleans Tribune, with articles, excerpts, videos, and a timeline.
Time Periods: 19th Century, Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849, Civil War Era: 1850 - 1864, Reconstruction Period: 1865 - 1876, Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899
Themes: African American, Reconstruction, Media, Slavery and Resistance
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SNCC Digital Gateway

Digital Collection. Historical materials, profiles, timeline, map, and stories on SNCC’s voting rights organizing.
Time Periods: 20th Century, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974, 21st Century
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Organizing
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Sandino Rebellion: A Documentary History

Digital Collection. A collection of over 3,300 documents from the Sandino Rebellion in Nicaragua, 1927-1934.
Time Periods: Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944
Themes: US Foreign Policy, World History/Global Studies
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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Digital Collection. Center for the study and promotion of the histories and cultures of peoples of African descent.
Time Periods: All US History
Themes: African American, Art & Music, Education, World History/Global Studies
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Trans-Atlantic and Intra-American Slave Trade Database

Digital collection. Through this website, over 130,000 voyages made in the Trans-Atlantic and Intra-American slave trade can be searched, filtered, and sorted by variables including the port of origin, the number of enslaved Africans on board, and the ship's name.
Time Periods: Colonization: 1492 - 1764, Revolution & Constitution: 1765 - 1799, Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849, Civil War Era: 1850 - 1864, Reconstruction Period: 1865 - 1876
Themes: African American, Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery and Resistance, World History/Global Studies
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