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Archival collections

Looking for primary sources accessible in digital format?

Check out Archives Unbound, which contains topically-focused digital collections of historical documents available through Gale Primary Sources.

We subscribe to 19 different collections, and you can search across all of them at the same time.

  • Black Economic Empowerment: The National Negro Business League
  • Bush Presidency and Development and Debate Over Civil Rights Policy and Legislation
  • Fannie Lou Hamer: Papers of a Civil Rights Activist, Political Activist, and Woman
  • Federal Surveillance of African Americans, 1920-1984
  • Fight for Racial Justice and the Civil Rights Congress
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt and Race Relations, 1933-1945
  • Integration of Alabama Schools and the U.S. Military, 1963
  • Papers of Amiri Baraka, Poet Laureate of the Black Power Movement
  • Phyllis Lyon, Del Martin and the Daughters of Bilitis
  • Ralph J. Bunche Oral Histories Collection on the Civil Rights Movement
  • Rastafari Ephemeral Publications from the Written Rastafari Archives Project
  • The Homophile Movement: Papers of Donald Stewart Lucas, 1941-1976
  • The Quest for Labor Equality in Household Work: National Domestic Workers Union, 1965-1979
  • We Were Prepared for the Possibility of Death: Freedom Riders in the South, 1961
  • Women Organizing Transnationally: The Committee of Correspondence, 1952-1969
  • Women's Periodicals: Social and Political Issues

You might try the Topic Finder, which will help you generate relevant keywords. Consider filtering your results, to create a more manageable list of sources.

Once you find something interesting, you will have the option to look at the document image and/or a plain text version. Look for the "View Full Citation" button on the left, if you think you'll want to add the item to your bibliography. You'll also have the option to download the item, send a copy to your email or cloud drive, print, or get a permanent link so you can easily find the item again.

Questions? Contact eref@sdsu.edu