Indexes journal articles, book reviews, and dissertations on the history and culture of the United States and Canada. Subjects include area studies, folklore, government, historiography, political science, popular culture, and urban history.
History - United States (1945-1972)
Major Research Tools
Time period covered: prehistory to present; publication coverage: 1954 to present.
Annual collection of primary sources covering significant events of the year. Includes materials such as speeches, international agreements, and reports from governments, NGOs, and other organizations. Each document is preceded by an introduction providing context and background.
Selective gateway to U.S. history Web resources. Also includes first-person, primary documents and teaching resources. Searchable by keyword or topic.
Skillman Library's links to major indexes and full-text collections covering multiple periods of United States history.
Other Suggested Research Tools
Collection of digitized African American newspapers from more than 35 states.
Digitized collection of Spanish-language newspapers printed in the U.S. during the 19th and 20th centuries. Includes many titles published bilingually in Spanish and English.
Index of articles published in popular press magazines from 1890 through 1982.
Collection of editorial cartoons created by members of the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists. Most cartoons date from the 1960s and 1970s.
Collection of over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. Focus is on radio, television, transportation, beauty and hygiene, and World War II. See Emergence of Advertising in America for advertisements from 1850-1920.
Collection of primary sources about 20th century radicalism in the United States from the Michigan State University Libraries. Includes resources related to the A.I.M., Asian Americans, birth control, the Black Panthers, the Hollywood Ten, the I.W.W., the Ku Klux Klan, the Rosenberg Case, Sacco and Vanzetti, the Scottsboro Boys, the S.D.S., and Wounded Knee.
Gateway to primary sources on the civil rights movement in the U.S., including films, oral histories, government documents, and editorial cartoons.
Collection of oral histories documenting the civil rights movement from the Tougaloo College Archives in Mississippi. Transcripts include biographical information and tables of contents.
Collection of Cold War documents, with a particular emphasis on translated sources from Communist bloc countries. The site also includes the project's bulletin, dossiers, and working papers aimed at disseminating new findings, views, and activities pertaining to Cold War history.
Encyclopedia of television programs, people, and history. From the Museum of Broadcast Communications. Originally published in 1997 (Ref PN 1992.18 .E5 1997x).
Collection of primary source documents from Presidential libraries, Departments of State and Defense, NSA, CIA, AID, foreign affairs agencies, and private papers of individuals involved in formulating U.S. foreign policy. Selected volumes online. Complete print version available in Skillman Library (JX 233 .A3).
Collection of primary sources related to the Free Speech Movement at the University of California at Berkeley (1964-65) and its aftermath. The site's resources are complemented by the online collection of the Bancroft Library's Free Speech Movement project.
Large collection of political posters from around the world, mainly from the 20th century. Useful for the study of the psychology and techniques of propaganda.
Compilation of U.S. treaties, laws and executive orders pertaining to Native American Indian tribes from 1778 to 1971.
Gateway to a variety of film and video collections, including a collection of newsreels produced from 1929-1967 and short, emphemeral films from the Prelinger Archive documenting everyday life, culture, industry, and institutions in the United States from 1927 to 1987.
Full text of eleven decisions reflecting the Supreme Court's changing attitude toward race, from Scott v. Sanford to Brown v. Board of Education.
Collection of presidential campaign commercials from 1952 to present, organized by year and theme. Includes commentary, historical background, and election results.
Images of 600+ health-related advertisements printed in newspapers and magazines from the 1910s to the 1950s. Ads illustrate the variety and evolution of marketing images for a wide range of products, such as: household cleaners, vitamins, pain relievers, and diet aids. Also includes historical documents (i.e. reports, editorials, radio scripts) that relate to the creation and influence of health-related advertisements.
Hundreds of primary source documents, photographs, drawings, maps and other American history materials drawn from the holdings of the National Archives. Large collections on aviation and space, civil rights, Civil War, founders and founding documents, presidents, and World War II. Images can be used in papers and presentations.
Collection of declassified United States government documents on foreign affairs and national security since World War II. Documents are grouped by topic or region of the world and cover nuclear history, U.S. intelligence and government secrecy, humanitarian interventions, the 9/11 attacks, and more.
Primary document collections related to the development of NATO and the Warsaw Pact during the Cold War, their mutual threat perceptions, and military plans.
Collection of oral histories documenting the wartime activities of Rutgers College alumni and Douglas College alumnae.
Collection of primary source material related to the Social Security Administration from the 1930s to the present. Includes a detailed chronology, reports and studies, speeches and articles, Presidential statements, legislative histories, oral histories, and public information materials.
Online archive the newspaper of the US armed forces from 1948-1999.