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The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
Letters, scrapbooks, images, and legal documents about Native American Indians and Europeans from their earliest contact, continuing through the American Civil War, the on-going repercussions of government legislation, to the civil rights movement of the 20th century.
Original correspondence between the British government and the governments of the American colonies, covering the period 1606 to 1822.
Periodicals, reference materials, books, dance notation, and photographs from the history of 20th and 21st century dance.
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Independently made documentary films focusing primarily on global health, environmental, and economic issues.
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Video of oral history interviews highlighting the accomplishments of individual African Americans and African-American-led groups and movements.
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An open access digital collection of 20th century alternative press newspapers, magazines and journals. These periodicals were produced by feminists, dissident GIs, campus radicals, Native Americans, anti-war activists, Black Power advocates, Hispanics, LGBT activists, the extreme right-wing press and alternative literary magazines.
Access to current New York Times. Subscription access provided through a partnership with the Carleton Student Association. First-time users will need to make an account with their Carleton credentials.
Newspapers dating from the early 1700s into the 2000s. Contains full runs and portions of runs of well-known, regional, and state titles as well as small local newspapers in the United States and other countries.
Primary source documents dating from 1490 to the near present from across the Atlantic world relating to the complex subjects of slavery, abolition, and social justice.
Digital collection of pre-statehood documents including Native American negotiations and treaties, official correspondence with the federal government, military records, judicial proceedings, population data, financial statistics, land records, and more.
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