Celebrate Black History Month

The library is pleased to announce some recently acquired primary source material for the study of Black History:

ProQuest Historical Black Newspapers

These represent some of the widest distributed and most influential newspapers from the African American Community from across the country.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Atlanta Daily World—1931-2003
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Baltimore Afro-American—1893-1988  

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Defender—1910-1975
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Los Angeles Sentinel—1934-2005
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: New York Amsterdam News—1922-1993
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Pittsburgh Courier—1911-2002

Please note that the following can only be accessed from on campus or via the campus VPN

African American Communities, 1863-1986
  • A diverse range of primary source material is showcased in this collection that focuses on race relations across social, political, cultural and religious arenas.
  • Source archives: Atlanta History Center; Richard J. Daley Library, University of Illinois at Chicago; Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; The Newberry Library; Weeksville Heritage Center 
Everyday Life and Women in America, c1800-1920
  • Everyday Life and Women in America, c.1800-1920 comprises thousands of fully searchable images of rare books, pamphlets, periodicals and broadsides addressing political, social and gender issues, religion, race, education, employment, marriage, sexuality, home and family life, health, and pastimes. 
  • Source Archives: The New York Public Library, and The Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture, Rare Book, Manuscript and Special Collections Library, Duke University Libraries 
Race Relations in America: Surveys and Papers from the Amistad Research Center, 1943-1970
  • Discover a wealth of primary source material on the Civil Rights Movement, segregation, discrimination and racial theory in America during three pivotal decades of the twentieth century. 
  • Source Archive: Amistad Research Center, New Orleans, LA