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Sourced from the Ayer Collection at the Newberry Library, this archive provides a massive collection of Native American resources including content going from the earliest contact with Europeans to contemporary civil rights issues. The collection includes thousands of monographs, legal and financial records, diaries, travel journals, photographs, maps, newspapers, artwork, treaties, and tribal records. Also, the collection, unlike others, includes material related to native peoples of Canada, Mesoamerica, and the Caribbean.
From historic pressings to contemporary periodicals, explore nearly 200 years of Indigenous print journalism from the US and Canada. This archive includes dozens of American Indian newspapers, both in native languages and English. It is a rare archive that gives direct voice to the Native American experience from the Native American perspective.
465 active full-text journals, magazines and newspapers, many of which are peer-reviewed and non-open access. EDS provides access to 4,500+ ebooks, 2,000+ full-text biographies, over 6,300 primary source documents, and various other resources including historical documents and hundreds of curated videos from the Associated Press.
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The Records of the War Relocation Authority document the day-to-day running of the 10 relocation camps. The expansive records provide an excellent portrait of incarceration camp management, the failings of the segregation process, the mindset of Japanese Americans in the camps, and resettlement.
This archive is “sourced from the records of the Race Relations Department of the United Church Board for Homeland Ministries, housed at the Amistad Research Center in New Orleans.” It contains a wide variety of documents in various formats including hundreds of hours of audio recordings and photographs. The archive is a treasure trove of material covering topics including desegregation of schools, migration of African Americans, the Civil Rights Movement, and racial tensions in the United States. The collection also provides a wealth of survey materials and detailed case studies.