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  • 1. America : History and Life

    America : History and Life indexes and abstracts more than 1700 social science and humanities journals in the field of United States and Canadian history. (See Historical Abstracts for non-North American coverage.) Links to full-text articles are included when available. Books and dissertations are included. (Updated monthly)
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  • 2. African American Periodicals, 1825-1995

    African-American Periodicals, 1825-1995, contains fully searchable content from 174 titles published by African-Americans in the 19th and 20th centuries. These include academic titles, as well as commercial magazines, institutional bulletins, annual reports, and other genres, including many short-lived publications not found in any libraries beyond the Wisconsin Historical Society.
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  • 3. Historical Statistics of the United States (Millennial Edition Online)

    The Millennial Edition is the definitive source of statistics and data about the United States and is a key resource for American history research from Colonial times to the present. This is an updated version of the print resource. This resource includes statistics from over 1,000 sources and includes more than 37,000 data series. It covers all data on social, behavioral, humanistic, and natural sciences including history, economics, government, finance, sociology, demography, education, law, natural resources, climate, religion, international migration, and trade - quantitative facts of American History. Major categories include: Population, Work and Welfare, Economic Structure and Performance, Economic Sectors, Governance and International Relations.
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  • 4. Black Freedom

    The ProQuest History Vault offers researchers the opportunity to study the most well-known and also unheralded events of The Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century from the perspective of the men, women, and sometimes even children, who waged one of the most inspiring social movements in American history. The Federal Government Records module contains documentation from federal government agencies on milestones of the federal government's involvement with Civil Rights including Brown v. Board of Education, Little Rock school desegregation, the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955, the sit-in movement, the march on Washington in 1963, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and related themes. Module Two contains personal papers of African Americans and records of civil rights organizations: Papers of the Revolutionary Action Movement (RAM), Mary McLeod Bethune Papers, Records of the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs (NACWC), Records of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Bayard Rustin Papers, and the Claude A. Barnett Papers. Part 2 of this module contains records of SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee), formed by student activists in 1960, and which became one of the most important civil rights organizations in the 1960s. It also contains the records of CORE (Congress of Racial Equality), and the papers of Congressman Arthur W. Mitchell of Chicago.
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  • 5. JTA Jewish & Israel News (Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

    JTA Jewish & Israel News is a searchable database chronicling modern Jewish history, as seen through the eyes of journalists. It consists of articles published or disseminated by the JTA (Jewish Telegraphic Agency) news service, dating from 1923 to the present. The "archive" tab leads to the JTA Jewish News Archive, which offers additional ways to search and browse material more than three years old, as well as a timeline. The JTA Jewish News Archive is available directly at http://archive.jta.org/. (Updated daily, combined archive and current sites)
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  • 6. First World War

    The First World War Portal consists of three modules each representing different presentations of the First World War, using a vast array of primary source materials drawn from several archives and collections around the world. "Personal Experiences" provides documents on subjects such as daily life and routines in the army and auxiliary services; trench warfare and conditions in the trenches; battles and warfare; and more. The material in this module includes diaries and journals; letters; trench literature and soldiers' journals; photographs, and 360° views of personal items and objects, to name a few. Such key features as interactive maps, a digitized artifacts collection, and a virtual trench experience enable a deeper exploration in numerous facets of this historic event in the early twentieth century. A second module, "Propaganda and Recruitment" offers a wide variety of primary sources on recruitment, training, morale, public opinion, censorship and the development of different forms of propaganda during the First World War. The material has been collated from the Hoover Institution Library and Archives at Stanford University, the Bibliothek für Zeitgeschichte and the Hauptstaatsarchiv in Stuttgart, Cambridge University Library, among several others. Documents include minute books of recruiting committees; German and Russian propaganda postcards; "Le Bonnet rouge," 1916, newspaper articles suppressed by the French government; various other newspapers, cartoons, and photographs; papers on the activities of the German Peace Society; cabaret, concert, and theater programs kept by the German Army; and additional materials. Case studies examine subjects such as aerial propaganda, anti-war protests, the training of recruits, the campaign for American entry, conscription and military service tribunals, Wellington House and the formation of the Ministry of Information. "Visual Perspectives and Narratives" comprises the third module, and features a rich variety of primary source material from the holdings of Imperial War Museums. Through both visual and documentary resources, this collection showcases the international dimensions of the conflict, the British home front and the role of women in the war. The collection includes photographs (documenting the war from multiple international perspectives, including foreign official photographs and private collections); artwork (oil paintings, watercolors, pastels and pencil sketches from a large array of artists, including artists’ commissioning documents); film clips; museum objects; posters; etc. The diverse material allows for an exploration of the following themes: industry and economy, workers and strikes, role of women, education, children, food and rationing, transport, disease, religion and spiritualism, celebration, and more.
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  • 7. Archival Resources in Wisconsin: Descriptive Finding Aids

    The Archival Resources in Wisconsin: Descriptive Finding Aids presents archival finding aids prepared and contributed by the following institutions: The University of Wisconsin Archives and Records Management Service, University of Wisconsin Memorial Library Department of Special Collections, Wisconsin Historical Society, and the Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures. These finding aids describe unpublished primary resources held in institutions throughout the Midwest. They serve as the primary access point for more detailed research information found in archival and manuscript repositories. In general, archival collections can include a variety of materials such as correspondence, diaries, maps, government records, film, photographs, and audio. (Updated irregularly)
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  • 8. LGBT Thought and Culture

    LGBT Thought and Culture is an online resource hosting the key works and archival documentation of LGBT political and social movements throughout the 20th century and into the present day. The collection includes materials ranging from seminal texts, letters, periodicals, speeches, interviews, and ephemera covering the political evolution of gay rights to memoirs, biographies, poetry, and works of fiction that illuminate the lives of lesbian, gay, transgender, and bisexual individuals and the community.
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  • 9. JSTOR: The Scholarly Journal Archive

    JSTOR is a full-text journal database which provides access to more than 1,200 titles in the fields of African-American studies, anthropology, architecture, Asian studies, biological sciences, botany, ecology, economics, education, film, finance, folklore, history, language, literature, mathematics, middle east studies, music, philosophy, political science, population/demography, religion, sociology, and statistics. Coverage begins with volume one of each title and continues to within 3 to 5 years of the most current issue, depending on the title. The "moving wall" represents the time period between the last issue available in JSTOR and the most recently published issue of a journal; it is specified by publishers in their license agreements with JSTOR. Graphs, photographs, and other images are included. UW-Madison Libraries have acquired the following JSTOR collections: Arts & Sciences I-XIV; Biological Sciences; Business; Ecology & Botany I-II; Health & General Sciences; Ireland; Language & Literature; Music. (Updated irregularly)
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  • 10. African American Newspapers (1827 - 1902)

    This original source material—written by African-Americans for African-Americans - contains a wealth of information about cultural life and history during the 1800s and is rich with first-hand reports. It is a searchable full text collection of newspapers with the following titles available: The Christian Recorder; The Colored American/Weekly Advocate; Frederick Douglass’ Paper; Freedom’s Journal; The National Era; The North Star; the Provincial Freeman.
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