Category: Diversity

US and Local History Resources via Milne!

Have a safe Fourth of July weekend! Historical map lovers, check out the U.S. Historical Maps Archive http://alabamamaps.ua.edu/historicalmaps/us_states/states.html

govinfo.gov provides free public access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.

New York State Historical Documents Inventory was created to make it easier for researchers to locate the primary source materials needed for the study of New York State’s history. http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/hdi.htm

US Newsstream enables users to search the most recent premium U.S. news content, as well as archives which stretch back into the 1980s featuring newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites in active full-text format. Requires Geneseo account sign-in.

https://libguides.geneseo.edu/americanstudies Milne Library’s American Studies LibGuide

https://libguides.geneseo.edu/localhistory Milne Library’s Local History LibGuide

https://libguides.geneseo.edu/history Milne Library’s History LibGuide

 

 

 

New Resource at Milne! Political Extremism and Radicalism in the Twentieth Century

https://libguides.geneseo.edu/plex

This archive is one of the first digital archives covering  a broad assortment of both far-right and left political groups. It offers a diverse

mixture of materials, including periodicals, campaign propaganda, government records, oral histories, and various ephemera.

Using Geneseo account access, you can view search results graphically to see changes and comparisons in time, and save and download documents.

You can also find this database on the Milne Library A-Z Databases page, https://libguides.geneseo.edu/az.php

 

ALUKA Resource at Milne! Struggles for Freedom: Southern Africa

ALUKA.org
Struggles for Freedom: Southern Africa
Repository: Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies, Northwestern University
Collection: Southern Africa Magazine

https://libguides.geneseo.edu/african_struggles
Aluka Struggles for Freedom: Southern Africa brings together materials from various archives and libraries throughout the world documenting colonial rule, dispersion of exiles, international intervention, and the worldwide networks that supported successive generations of resistance within the region. The resource consists of  of more than 20,000 objects and 190,000 pages of documents and images, including periodicals, nationalist publications, records of colonial government commissions, local newspaper reports, personal papers, correspondence, UN documents, out-of-print and other particularly relevant books, pamphlets, speeches, and interviews with those who participated in the struggles.

You can also find this resource  on the Milne Library A-Z Databases page, https://libguides.geneseo.edu/az.php

 

ALUKA Resources at Milne! World Heritage Sites: Africa

https://libguides.geneseo.edu/african_heritage
Aluka World Heritage Sites: Africa is made up of more than 86,000 objects in 30 sub-collections. The resource links visual, contextual, and spatial documentation of African heritage sites. The materials in World Heritage Sites: Africa serve researchers in African studies, anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art history, Diaspora studies, folklore and literature, geography, and history, as well as those focused on geomatics, advanced visual and spatial technologies, historic preservation, and urban planning. The collection is also a tool for museums, libraries, NGOs, and government organizations that manage or oversee cultural heritage sites, as well as for experts and professionals engaged in the conservation and management of such sites.

You can also find these databases  on the Milne Library A-Z Databases page, https://libguides.geneseo.edu/az.php

 

Indigenous Peoples: North America Database

Indigenous Peoples: North America sources collections from across Canadian and American institutions, providing insight into the cultural, political and social history of Native Peoples from the seventeenth into the twentieth century.  This database includes manuscripts; book collections; newspapers from various tribe and Indian-related organizations; materials such as Bibles, dictionaries and primers in Indigenous languages. https://proxy.geneseo.edu/login?url=http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/geneseo?db=INDP

You can also find the Indigenous Peoples: North America Database on the Milne Library A-Z Databases page, https://libguides.geneseo.edu/az.php

 

Black History Month: Databases and Resources for you!

February is Black History Month.  Milne Library offers databases and links to literature collections, news archives, scholarly research projects, historical archives, and much more.  Subjects include Abolitionism, the Civil Rights movement, Human Rights, Diversity, and Social Justice. Knowledge is power!

“A collection of current newspapers providing access to news from 1989-present and is cross-searchable.”
Blues, Black Vaudeville, and the Silver Screen, 1912-1930s
“This collection consists of selected correspondence, financial records, contracts, and advertising materials from the Douglass Theater in Macon, Georgia.”
“This web site focuses on the central role played by ordinary people in the Civil Rights Movement.”
Access to scholarly journals and magazines that explore cultural differences, contributions, and influences in the global community.
“Digital library of images, audio, video, documents, and a variety of primary and secondary source materials generated after the death of Michael Brown in August, 2014. This collection is maintained and evaluated by Washington University, and other St. Louis-area institutions.”
Sabin Americana, 1500-1926 (Gale)
“Based on Joseph Sabin’s landmark bibliography, this collection contains works about the Americas published throughout the world from 1500 to the early 1900’s. Included are books, pamphlets, serials and other documents that provide original accounts of exploration, trade, colonialism, slavery and abolition, the western movement, Native Americans, military actions and much more. With over 6 million pages from 29,000 works, this collection is a cornerstone in the study of the western hemisphere.”
Slavery And Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive (Gale)
“The largest and most ambitious project of its kind, this collection is devoted to the scholarly study and understanding of slavery from a multinational perspective. An unprecedented collection developed under the guidance of a board of scholars, it offers never before available research opportunities and endless teaching possibilities.”

Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law
“A multitude of essential legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. This includes every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery.”

Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) Publications
Publications, court cases, extremist files, Intelligence Project articles, Human Rights issues.

 

As always, visit Milne Library’s A-Z Database List for your research and learning needs! Knowledge is Power!

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Milne Library joins ACRL Diversity Alliance

Milne Library is proud to be a member of the ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries) Diversity Alliance!

From the ACRL website:

“The ACRL Diversity Alliance program unites academic libraries committed to increasing the hiring pipeline of qualified and talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups. By working together and thinking more broadly, ACRL Diversity Alliance institutions will help diversify and thereby enrich the profession.”