United States (1877-1929): Specialized Collections

August 15, 2008

Red Scare

Collection of political cartoons and images published in American magazines between 1918 and 1921.

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

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

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.

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.

August 15, 2008

Triangle Factory Fire

Collection of newspaper and magazine accounts, testimonials, commission reports, photographs, and illustrations related to the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Company factory fire in New York City.

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