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New library resources: ProQuest History Vault collections

by Mitchell Dunkley on 2019-07-11T14:24:00+01:00 | Comments

DMU Library has set up access to two new online collections via ProQuest's History Vault platform. These collections are:

  • History Vault: Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century: Organizational Records
  • History Vault: Struggle for Women's Rights, 1880-1990: Organizational Records

The Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century resource presents the records of major civil rights organisations and personal papers of leaders and observers of the 20th century Black freedom struggle. Civil rights leaders included are labour leader A. Philip Randolph, the long-time civil rights activist and organiser of the March on Washington, Bayard Rustin, and the papers of pioneering educator Mary McLeod Bethune. Through records of Claude A. Barnett's Associated Negro Press, the collection also branches out to cover other aspects of African American life in the 20th century, like religion, education, sports and entertainment. 

The Struggle for Women's Rights, 1880-1990 collection is comprised of records of several important women's rights organisations: the National Woman's Party, the League of Women Voters, and the Women's Action Alliance. The organisations were concerned with issues such as employment and employment discrimination, childcare, health care and education. 

ProQuest's History Vault site can be accessed on and off campus via DMU Single Sign On. Please click on the following link to connect to the platform. 


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