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the official records of the original colonies and the early United States, Constitutional Convention records, and other historical documents between 1775–1783 representing and revealing the process of the Constitution’s creation.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

June Featured Resource: Arts of the United States

Arts of the United States contains images of works important to the study of the history of art in the United States. The pieces, dating from the 17th century through the 20th, include architecture, decorative arts, painting, sculpture, graphic arts, photography, and stage and costume design as well as Native American art and artifacts. Browse popular collections from the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Henry Francis du pont Winterthur Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY), Museum of Modern Art (NY), Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Whitney Museum of American Art.

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the official records of the original colonies and the early United States, Constitutional Convention records, and other historical documents representing and revealing the process of the Constitution’s creation.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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February Featured LibGuide: African American Studies

African American Studies is an interdisciplinary field dedicated to the scholarly study of the history, literature, culture, religion, and politics of African-Americans. The field is not limited in its scope to the continental United States, but includes the entire African Diaspora which encompasses African people descended from Africans dispersed, displaced, and scattered by enslavement, genocide, war, migration, and conflict. The African American Studies guide includes books, articles, electronic resources, and multimedia plus a focus on slavery & slave trade resources.

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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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February Featured LibGuide: American History to 1877

The American History to 1877 guide introduces students to U.S. history resources covering the Colonial Period through Reconstruction. Researchers will find suggestions for historical documents and other primary sources. In addition, recommendations for books, journals, and multimedia resources are offered. Each time period provides suggestions for historical figures; forts, battles & landmarks; topics; Presidential terms; and web resources.
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September Featured Resource: Dictionary of Literary Biography

Dictionary of Literary Biography offers biographical and critical essays on the lives, works and careers of the world’s most influential literary figures from all eras and genres. Trace the development of an author’s canon and the evolution of his/her reputation.

To broaden or narrow your search:

Keyword – searches the entire collection for a match within the author’s name, work titles and section headers
Full Text – searches the entire collection for a match within the entire text of the article including keyword fields
Named Author – searches the entire collection for entries about a specific author and his/her works

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July Featured Resource: World News Digest

World News Digest is an archival record of domestic and international news, covering all major political, social and economic events since November 1940.

Features:

  • Ahead in Time and Back in Time links for complete chronological chain of events
  • Timelines of top stories
  • Key background information: primary source documents, profiles of newsmakers, countries, and issues
  • Searchable news feed, updated hourly
  • Statistics: health & vital statistics; consumer information; nations of the world; U.S. facts & history; U.S. cities, states & population; sports; personalities, arts & media
  • Newspaper editorials and editorial cartoons with discussion questions

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July Featured Content: Independence Day

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The Revolution: explores the history of the American Revolution, from the beginning incidents that fueled dissent, to the inauguration of the first president of the fledgling, independent nation. 8-part series, 45 minutes each

For Love of Liberty: The Story of America’s Black Patriots: an all-star cast reads from a collection of letters, diaries, speeches, and military records that document and acknowledge the sacrifices and accomplishments of African-Americans across four centuries of warfare. 6-part series, 45–131 minutes each

America: The Story of Us: From the earliest interactions between Europeans and Native Americans to the efforts of pioneers and homesteaders to cultivate the frontier… from the harnessing of the Mississippi River for trade and travel to the dramatic moments of the Apollo 11 moon landing… this 12-part series reveals the conflicts and connections that have shaped U.S. history. At every turn, the series shows how Americans created new tools, mechanisms, and structures in order to blaze trails, build towns, and construct cities—eventually forging a distinct and diverse national culture. 12-part series, 60 minutes each

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