July Featured Resource: Revolutionary War Archives

Revolutionary War Archives contains foundational records for the new nation including Papers of the Continental Congress, the official records of the original colonies and the early United States, Constitutional Convention records, and other historical documents between 1775–1783 representing and revealing the process of the Constitution’s creation.

The collection includes:

  • Constitution Convention Records
  • Foreign Letters of the Continental Congress
  • Revolutionary War Rolls
  • Service Records
  • Prize Cases & Pensions

July Featured Resource: Revolutionary War Archives

Revolutionary War Archives contains foundational records for the new nation including Papers of the Continental Congress, the official records of the original colonies and the early United States, Constitutional Convention records, and other historical documents representing and revealing the process of the Constitution’s creation.

The collection includes:

  • Constitution Convention Records
  • Foreign Letters of the Continental Congress
  • Revolutionary War Rolls
  • Service Records
  • Prize Cases & Pensions

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June Featured Resource: Archives Unbound

Archives Unbound collections provide unique support to learning through the use of primary sources. Discover the background of the ideas and debates that have defined our regional, national, and global society. These specialized historical document collections offer a glimpse into rare, authoritative material in a cross-searchable, digital format.

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Clayton State researchers can search the collections independently or simultaneously using the Archives Unbound platform.

  1. Confederate Newspapers: A Collection from Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia and Alabama – a mixture of issues and papers from 1861-1865
  2. Correspondence from German Concentration Camps and Prisons – consists of items originating from prisoners held in German concentration camps, internment and transit camps, Gestapo prisons, and POW camps, during and just prior to World War II
  3. Industrial Mobilization in Britain and the Ministry of Munitions, 1915-1918 – covers the unprecedented industrial mobilization of an entire economy to fight the war of 1914-1918
  4. Military Leaders of World War I: Official and Private Papers of Generaloberst Hans von Seeckt – consist of letters, diaries, newspaper clippings, maps, reports and other papers of Generaloberst Hans von Seeckt a prominent German military strategist of World War I
  5. Reporting on the Coal Industry: The Coal Trade Bulletin, 1901-1918 – traces the expansion of the coal industry in the early twentieth century and brings to life the trials and tribulations of a burgeoning industry
  6. The Savings and Loan Crisis: Loss of Public Trust and the Federal Bailout, 1989-1993 – consists of correspondence, memoranda, studies, analyses, testimony, talking points and news clippings from the White House and various staff offices and agencies detailing the origins of the S&L crisis and outlined solutions to the growing crisis in the late 1980s and early 1990s
  7. Tiananmen Square and U.S.-China relations, 1989-1993 – offers unique primary source documents relating to the demonstrations and their aftermath: public mail, memoranda, reports, cables, meeting notes, news clippings and much more

New Resource: Archives Unbound

Archives Unbound collections provide unique support to learning through the use of primary sources. Discover the background of the ideas and debates that have defined our regional, national, and global society. These specialized historical document collections offer a glimpse into rare, authoritative material in a cross-searchable, digital format. archivesunbound

Your Clayton State Library has recently purchased the following 7 collections which can be searched independently or simultaneously using the Archives Unbound platform.

  1. Confederate Newspapers: A Collection from Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia and Alabama – a mixture of issues and papers from 1861-1865
  2. Correspondence from German Concentration Camps and Prisons – consists of items originating from prisoners held in German concentration camps, internment and transit camps, Gestapo prisons, and POW camps, during and just prior to World War II
  3. Industrial Mobilization in Britain and the Ministry of Munitions, 1915-1918 – covers the unprecedented industrial mobilization of an entire economy to fight the war of 1914-1918
  4. Military Leaders of World War I: Official and Private Papers of Generaloberst Hans von Seeckt – consist of letters, diaries, newspaper clippings, maps, reports and other papers of Generaloberst Hans von Seeckt a prominent German military strategist of World War I
  5. Reporting on the Coal Industry: The Coal Trade Bulletin, 1901-1918 – traces the expansion of the coal industry in the early twentieth century and brings to life the trials and tribulations of a burgeoning industry
  6. The Savings and Loan Crisis: Loss of Public Trust and the Federal Bailout, 1989-1993 – consists of correspondence, memoranda, studies, analyses, testimony, talking points and news clippings from the White House and various staff offices and agencies detailing the origins of the S&L crisis and outlined solutions to the growing crisis in the late 1980s and early 1990s
  7. Tiananmen Square and U.S.-China relations, 1989-1993 – offers unique primary source documents relating to the demonstrations and their aftermath: public mail, memoranda, reports, cables, meeting notes, news clippings and much more

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JSTOR New Collection: Arts & Sciences V

We are excited to announce our JSTOR coverage now includes Arts & Sciences Collection V. The focus of this collection is on core disciplines in the arts and humanities, such as philosophy, history, classics, religion, art & art history, and language & literature.

JSTOR provides access to archival issues of scholarly journals across more than 50 academic disciplines. The most recently published issue of any current journal will not appear in JSTOR until 1-5 years after the publishing date.

Notable Arts & Sciences V Titles:
The Antioch Review
Arion: A Journal of Humanities and the Classics
California History
The Chaucer Review
Classical Antiquity
Environmental History
Film History
Getty Research Journal
Hudson Review
Journal of American Ethnic History
Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion
Journal of Film and Video
Journal of Folklore Research
Journal of Modern Literature
Journal of Nietzsche Studies
Massachusetts Historical Review
Mystics Quarterly
North American Review
The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography
The Pluralist
Polish American Studies
Research in African Literatures
Rhetorica: A Journal of the History of Rhetoric
Science Fiction Studies
I Tatti Studies in the Italian Renaissance
Victorian Studies
World Literature Today

Users can create a MyJSTOR account to save searches or citations.

February Featured Resource: African American Archives

African American Archives provides over one million pages of original historical documents pertaining to the African American experience over several centuries. Collections include the Essential Records Concerning Slavery and Emancipation from the Danish West Indies (1672-1917) and Records of the Southern Claims Commission. Highlights of the collection are:

  • Government records
  • Original muster and hospital rolls
  • Lists of deserters
  • Notational cards
  • Enlistment papers
  • Casualty sheets
  • Death reports
  • News clippings from the American Colonization Society
  • Prisoner of war papers

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August Featured Resource: JSTOR

JSTOR is an excellent multidisciplinary database that contains the archives of leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. It provides full text access from the first journal issues to the most recent 3–7 years depending on the specific journal.

Users can browse by subject: African American Studies, Anthropology, Art & Art History, Asian Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Criminal Justice, Ecology, Economics, Education, Film Studies, Finance, Health Sciences, History, Law, Literature, Marketing & Advertising, Mathematics, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Statistics, Technology and Women’s Studies.

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June Featured Resource: U.S. Bureau of Investigation Case File Archives

U.S. Bureau of Investigation Case File Archives covers case files from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), which until 1935 was called the Bureau of Investigation. The archives contain over 2.2 million pages of original historical documents. The collection includes tales of espionage and sabotage during World War I, interstate commerce and foreign affairs during the Progressive Era, records pertaining to Mexican neutrality, reports dealing with alleged violations of Federal laws, opium smuggling, mail tampering, prohibition, gangsters, and more.

Examples Files
The Investigation of William Randolph Hearst
Investigation of the Vaudville Troop Singer’s Midgets
J.Edgar Hoover puts the heat on Charlie Chaplin
Babe Ruth investigated for draft dodging
“Helen Keller” a socialist investigated by the FBI
1918: Man suspected of spreading Spanish Flu
FBI Files with photos and detailed information

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JSTOR Collections

We are excited to announce JSTOR coverage is growing! JSTOR provides access to archival issues of scholarly journals across more than 50 academic disciplines. New additions include:

Arts & Sciences Collection VIII – expands core coverage for history, language & literature, art & art history, and education

Arts & Sciences Collection IX – expands coverage in business and the social sciences including archaeology, anthropology, sociology, business, economics, population studies and political science

Arts & Sciences Collection X – focused coverage on sociology, education, public policy & administration and the history of science, technology & medicine, and disciplines that rely on science & social science theory, data & analysis

Users can create a MyJSTOR account to save searches or citations.