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The Bureau's records provide a rich source for an understanding of twentieth-century American society. Founded in 1912 as part of the federal government's new commitment to promoting individual and family welfare, the Children's Bureau played an active role in the design and administration of many important social welfare measures including the 1921 Sheppard-Towner Maternity and Infancy Act to reduce infant mortality and the campaign to reduce child labor in the 1930s.
The archive illuminates the experiences not just of the LGBTQ community as a whole, but of individuals of different races, ethnicities, ages, religions, political orientations, and geographical locations that constitute this community. Historical records of political and social organizations founded by LGBTQ individuals are featured, as well as publications by and for lesbians and gays, and extensive coverage of governmental responses to the AIDS crisis.
Nearly 2 million digitized pages of internal memos, legal briefings, and direct action summaries from national, legal, and branch offices throughout the country. It charts the NAACP's work and covers issues including: lynching, school desegregation, and discrimination in the military, the criminal justice system, employment, and housing, among others. It provides a comprehensive view of the NAACP's evolution, policies, and achievements from 1909-1970
The focus of the Federal Government Records module is on the political side of the freedom movement, the role of civil rights organizations in pushing for civil rights legislation, and the interaction between African Americans and the federal government in the 20th century.
The purpose of the Digital Transgender Archive (DTA) is to increase the accessibility of transgender history by providing an online hub for digitized historical materials, born-digital materials, and information on archival holdings throughout the world.
Searchable and browsable archive of Women's Wear Daily, from the first issue in 1910 to material from within the last twelve months, reproduced in high-resolution, full color images. Every page, article, advertisement and cover has been included, with searchable text and indexing.
ProQuest History Vault is a growing collection of archival collections documenting some of the most important and widely studied topics in 20th Century American History including: the Black Freedom Struggle; the Vietnam War; and International Relations and Military Conflicts.
It currently includes 72 document projects with 2,100 documents, 28,000 pages of additional full-text documents, and 1,600 primary authors. It includes as well book, film and website reviews, notes from the archives, and teaching tools.
Encompasses all areas of social, political, economic and foreign policy, showing how issues were explored and legislation was formed. Includes House of Commons sessional papers from 1715 to the present, with supplementary material back to 1688
Based at Fisk University from 1943-1970, the Race Relations Department and its annual Institute were set up by the American Missionary Association to investigate problems in race relations and develop methods for educating communities and preventing conflict. This resource showcases the speeches, reports, surveys and analyses produced by the Department’s staff and Institute participants, including Charles S. Johnson, Dr Martin Luther King, Jr., and Thurgood Marshall.
Shows schools (by type), churches (by denomination), public buildings, open spaces (by use), leisure time locations, welfare and other institutions and other misc. buildings.
Project under the combined sponsorship of the Council of Social Agencies and the Philadelphia Board of Education.
Click on "Home" and then "News Vault" to search all historical newspapers hosted by Gale Cengage and subscribed to by Penn Libraries. Including: 17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers, 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part 1 and Part 2, 19th Century U.S. Newspapers, 19th Century UK Periodicals: Empire, Economist Historical Archive Illustrated London News Historical Archive, Sunday Times Digital Archive (1822-), Times Digital Archive 1785-.
Full-text and full-image articles from the American Hebrew & Jewish Messenger (1857-1922), American Israelite (1854-2000), Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988), Chicago Defender (1910-1975), Chicago Tribune (1849-1989), Chinese Newspapers Collection (1832-1953), The Christian Science Monitor (1908-1999), Jewish Advocate (1905-1990), The Jewish Exponent (1887-1990), Los Angeles Times (1881-1989), New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993), The New York Times (1851-2009), The Philadelphia Inquirer (1860-2001), Philadelphia Tribune (1912-2001), Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002), The Times of India (1838-2003), The Wall Street Journal (1889-1999), and The Washington Post (1877-1996) every page from every issue in PDF files.