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Simpson Library | Special Collections

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The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
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Temporary access in response to COVID-19 ends 6/30/2023
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Searchable books, pamphlets and speeches covering the lives of African Americans during the early Jim Crow period.
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Searchable books, pamphlets and speeches covering the struggle of African Americans for equality during Reconstruction.
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Temporary access in response to COVID-19 ends 6/30/2023
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This comprehensive collection of primary source documents enables in-depth study of the political, social, and cultural history of native peoples from the sixteenth century well into the twentieth century.
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Provides streaming access to over 500 full-length Metropolitan Opera performances.
Access is limited to 5 simultaneous users.
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Open Access collections that focus on marginalized and underrepresented voices in 20th-century America. The subjects to be covered address equality across gender, sexuality, and race; worker rights; and alternative social views that challenged and ultimately changed societal norms.
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Temporary access in response to COVID-19 ends 6/30/2023
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An African American video oral history collection that includes fully searchable transcripts of interviews with African American leaders across a broad range of disciplines and subject areas. These testimonies illuminate the stories of African American men and women living in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries who have made important contributions to America and the world. Most films on the HistoryMakers platform have closed captioning and transcripts.
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Temporary access in response to COVID-19 ends 6/30/2023
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