History Vault unlocks a wealth of archival materials with a single search. Researchers can access letters, papers, photographs, scrapbooks, financial records, diaries, and much more from 20th Century American history from a single interface.
Browse options include event timelines and detailed descriptions of archival collections from which the materials are drawn, with photos from the collections and notable documents highlighted for users to begin their research.
History Vault debuts with three modules of archival collections documenting two of the most important and widely studied topics in 20th Century American History: the Black Freedom Struggle and the Vietnam War. These modules are the first three in a five-year plan of more than 25 individual modules of rich and varied content that create a full spectrum of archival materials to complement coursework in many areas including African-American studies, women’s studies, history, political science, and more.
Associated Press Records are now featured in History Vault modules:
- The Vietnam War and American Foreign Policy module features the Associated Press Saigon Bureau Records
- American Politics and Society from Kennedy to Watergate
Documenting a Century of Civil Rights Activism with the NAACP
ProQuest and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) are teaming to digitize the association's archives, bringing one of the most famous records of the civil rights movement to the online world. The collection is nearly 2 million pages of internal memos, legal briefings, and direct action summaries from national, legal, and branch offices throughout the country. It charts the NAACP's work and delivers a first-hand view into crucial issues.
For more information, see the History Vault information page.
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