Through a generous donation from the Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, the library was able to add a new primary source database package that consists of five individual databases. The new databases are:

  • Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940 Part 1

Database provides “approximately 1.5 million pages of primary sources on social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities around the world. Rare and unique content from microfilm, newsletters, organizational papers, government documents, manuscripts, pamphlets, and other types of primary sources sheds light on the gay rights movement, activism, the HIV/AIDS crisis, and more. Documents are sourced from top libraries and archives like Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, GLBT Historical Society, New York Public Library, Lesbian Herstory Educational Foundation, Inc., and others.”

  • 19th Century US Newspapers Digital Archive

“This database provides access to approximately 500 U.S. newspapers, published between 1800 and 1900. It includes titles from throughout the United States, many published in what were, at the time, only territories.”

  • Slavery and Anti-Slavery (4 parts):

This database contains “5.4 million cross-searchable pages: 12049 books, 170 serials, 71 manuscript collections, 377 supreme court records and briefs and 194 reference articles from Macmillan, Charles Scribner’s Sons and Gale encyclopedias. Collections published through partnerships with the Amistad Research Center, the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the British Library, the National Archives in Kew, Oberlin College, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the University of Miami, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and many other institutions.  It includes:

  • Part 1: Debates
  • Part 2: Slave Trade
  • Part 3: Institution
  • Part 4: Emancipation
  • Times Digital Archive 1785-Onwards

The Times (London) Digital Archive is a searchable full-text facsimile database of more than 200 years of The Times, the oldest daily newspaper in continuous publication and one of the most highly regarded primary-source resources for historical research on the late 18th, 19th, 20th, and early 21st centuries.”

  • Women’s Studies: Women’s Issues and Identities

This database “provides the opportunity to witness history from the female perspective. Offering coverage of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Women’s Issues and Identities allows for the serendipitous discovery of commonalities among a variety of archival collections.”

These databases are available through the Libraries’ database pages on both campuses.  To access these resources from off-campus, patrons will need to log in with their Jagnet ID and password through the Libraries’ website.