United States (1945-1972): Specialized Collections

August 15, 2008

Internet Archive: Moving Image Archive

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.

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

National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Books

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.

August 15, 2008

Free Speech Movement Archives

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.

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

American Radicalism

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.

August 15, 2008

Parallel History Project on Cooperative Security

Primary document collections related to the development of NATO and the Warsaw Pact during the Cold War, their mutual threat perceptions, and military plans.

August 15, 2008

Wilson Center Digital Archive

Declassified historical materials from archives around the world covering the Cold War, Korea, and nuclear proliferation.

August 15, 2008

Foreign Relations of the United States

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).

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