20th Century History Resources with Primary Sources

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Digitized collections of primary source materials at the Library of Congress on American history and culture...   [more info]
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Digitized page images from American magazines and journals of all types. Titles range from some of the first American magazines to America's first scientific journal.   [more info]
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American Song is a history database with music from America's past.   [more info]
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Provides the complete text of nearly 2,000 French works including classic works of French literature, non-fiction prose, and technical writing.   [more info]
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Collection of non-fiction published works of leading African Americans.   [more info]
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Primary source database offering women's diaries and letters...   [more info]
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Searches subscribed CQ Press reference works and historical documents.   [more info]
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A full-text database of primary source documents. Each volume contains approximately one hundred documents highlighting the year's most important events and issues.   [more info]
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This database is the most comprehensive collection available of significant primary documents central to U.S. foreign and military policy since 1945.   [more info]
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According to the World Bank, one person in seven experiences disability, yet the story of this community and its contributions is largely absent from the scholarly record. Disability in the Modern World: History of a Social Movement is an online collection that fills the gap, with a set of resources in a wide range of disciplines from media studies to philosophy. At completion, Disability in the Modern World will include 150,000 pages of primary sources, supporting materials, and archives, along with 125 hours of video.   [more info]
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Contains FBI files on African Americans and others considered "politically suspect" from 1920 to 1984.  People of interest to the FBI were members of protest groups, Socialists, Communists, militant labor unionists, and many more.   [more info]
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This fully searchable digital archive includes firsthand accounts from reputable sources around the world, covering such important events as post-World War II Jewish resettlement, South African apartheid, Latin American migrations to the United States and much more   [more info]
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Collection of primary sources written by North American immigrants from 1800 to 1950.   [more info]
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Collection of letters and diaries reflecting on the immediate experiences of 1,325 women.   [more info]
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OAIster contains thousands of multidisciplinary resources from more than 1,000 contributors worldwide.   [more info]
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This full-text material includes Ellis Island oral history narratives and rare Black Panther Party interviews...   [more info]
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Indexes the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States from 1890 to 1982.   [more info]
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Streaming video of news from NBC (1968 to date) and CNN (1995 to date) plus indexing of television network news from all the major networks, 1968 to date.  
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The digital collection of the Library of Virginia containing photographs, maps, government documents, etc, from the beginnings of Virginia history to the present.   [more info]
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