United States (1877-1929): Specialized Collections

August 15, 2008

Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress

Contains approximately 2,000 items (16,000 images) relating to Douglass's life as an escaped slave, abolitionist, editor, orator, and public servant. The papers span the years 1841 to 1964, with the bulk of the material from 1862 to 1895.

August 15, 2008

Historic Pittsburgh

Collection of primary and secondary sources related to the history of Pittsburgh and the surrounding region from the 18th century to the early 20th century. The site, from The University of Pittsburgh, includes over 300 books, nearly 600 maps, census schedules, and a timeline.

August 15, 2008

Red Scare

Collection of political cartoons and images published in American magazines between 1918 and 1921. Provided by the Digital Resources Developer at the Baruch College Library.

August 15, 2008

Suffragists Oral History Project

Collection of oral histories documenting the activities of leaders and participants in the women's suffrage movement in the United States. From the University of California, Berkeley.

August 15, 2008

Bisbee Deportation of 1917

Collection of primary and secondary sources for the study of the deportation of over 1,000 striking miners from Bisbee, Arizona, in 1917. Materials include I.W.W. publications, personal recollections, newspaper articles, court records, government reports, correspondence, and photographs.

August 15, 2008

Race and Place

Collection of primary sources on the racial segregation in Charlottesville, Virginia, from the late 1880s to the mid-20th century. Includes images, newspaper articles, census records, city directories, political broadsides, and maps.

August 15, 2008

Red Hot Jazz Archive

Collection of primary and secondary materials related to the development of jazz from 1895 to 1929. Features more than 200 sound files of jazz recordings along with biographical essays, band histories, discographies, filmographies, and photographs.

August 15, 2008

On the Lower East Side

Collection of articles and reports related to New York City's Lower East Side published between 1893 and 1911.

August 15, 2008

Ad*Access

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.

August 15, 2008

Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850-1920

Collection of over 9,000 print advertisements from the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library at Duke University. See Ad*Access for advertisements in Duke's collection from 1911-1955.

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