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African American Historical Serials Collection

African American Historical Serials Collection documents the history of African American life and religious organizations from materials published between 1829 and 1922. It includes more than 170 unique titles, including reports and annuals from African American religious organizations and social service organizations and African American periodicals. The African Methodist Episcopal Church, the African Methodist Zion Church, Baptist churches, and other religious denominations are represented. Developed in conjunction with the American Theological Library Association (ATLA).

Dec 7, 2018
American Indian Newspapers

American Indian Newspapers presents the publications of a range of communities, with an extensive list of periodicals produced in the United States and Canada, including Alaska, Arizona, British Columbia, California, Nevada and Oklahoma, from 1828 to 2016.

Nov 27, 2018
Contemporary World Drama

Examines the richness and diversity of contemporary theatre and drama from a global context, bringing together new work from established and up-and-coming contemporary playwrights from around the world, including recently produced world premieres and previously unpublished works from every continent. At completion, the collection will include 1,000 contemporary plays, from 2000 to present day.

Dec 12, 2018
Territorial Papers of the United States

A collection of Native American negotiations and treaties, official correspondence with the federal government, military records, judicial proceedings, population data, financial statistics, land records, and more.

Dec 14, 2018
World's Fairs: A Global History of Expositions

From the Eiffel Tower and the Space Needle to the invention of television, chewing gum and hot dogs, world’s fairs have shaped our world. Collating material from archives around the world, this resource offers a unique insight into the phenomenon of international expositions by presenting official records, monographs, personal accounts and ephemera for more than 200 fairs together for the first time.

Nov 20, 2018