United States (1877-1929): Specialized Collections

August 15, 2008

Medicine and Madison Avenue

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 Also includes historical documents (i.e. reports, editorials, radio scripts) that relate to the creation and influence of health-related advertisements.

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

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

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

African American Perspectives

Collection of 351 pamphlets by African Americans and others from the Library of Congress's Daniel A. P. Murray Collection, 1818-1907. The bulk of the material was published between 1875 and 1900 and includes public orations, organization records, personal narratives, legal documents, and literary works. Topics covered include segregation, voting rights, violence against African Americans, and the colonization movement.

August 15, 2008

Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties

Compilation of U.S. treaties, laws, and executive orders pertaining to Native American Indian tribes from 1778 to 1971.

August 15, 2008

Landmark Decisions: A Century of Change (1856-1955)

Full text of eleven decisions reflecting the Supreme Court's changing attitude toward race, from Scott v. Sanford to Brown v. Board of Education.

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.

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