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  • What's included? Primary source documents that focus on how ordinary citizens in smaller communities viewed, participated in and lived during the Civil Rights era. When completed in 2025, the collection will include letters, general correspondence, logs, demonstration plan outlines, transportation logs and plans, meetings, worship services, photographs, newsletters, news reels, interviews and musical recordings from Black, Latine, Native American and Asian American Pacific Islander communities.
  • What dates are covered? Primarily the 1950s and 1960s
Defining Gender (AM) This link opens in a new window
  • What's included? Primary source documents related to gender, leisure, and social conduct. Sourced from British libraries, these include manuscripts, printed works, and illustrations.
  • What dates are covered? Mid-15th to early 20th century.
Jewish Life in America, c1654-1954 (AM) This link opens in a new window
  • What's included? Primary source materials related to Jewish history in the United States, including early settlement, immigration, education, religious history, and involvement in military service and civil rights.
  • What dates are covered? 17th-20th century
  • What's included? Documentary films from the USSR, Vietnam, Cuba, China, East Germany, Eastern Europe, and other communist countries. Films are from the British Film Institute.
  • What dates are covered? Early twentieth century to the 1980s

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