AFR AM 117: African Americans in the Industrial Age

Primary Sources @ UCB Libraries

Archival Collections

  • American Memory: Historical Collections for the National Digital Library
    Consists of more than 7 million digital items from more than 100 historical Library of Congress collections. The primary source and archival materials relating in the project cover topics from art and architecture to performing arts to technology and applied sciences.
  • American Slave: A Composite Autobiography
    A digitized collection of over 2,300 narratives of former slaves. Interviews were conducted by writers and journalists as part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930s.
  • Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives
    Documents the key events, trends, and movements in 1960s America. Includes 70,000 pages of letters, diaries, and oral histories; more than 30,000 pages of posters, broadsides, pamphlets, advertisements, and rare audio and video materials. Enhanced by dozens of scholarly document projects, featuring annotated primary-source content that is analyzed and contextualized through interpretive essays by historians.
  • Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000 (WASM)
    Collects and analyzes more than 1,000 documents and almost 400 images on the history of women and social movements in the United States between 1600 and 2000. Also includes links to other websites and a dictionary of social movements and organizations.

Newspapers

African American historical and current newspapers are also available electronically through subscription databases from UC Berkeley.  More are available through general U.S. current and historical newspaper databases.

The Library's Newspaper & Microforms Room holds a number of primary source African American newspapers from throughout the U.S. Papers on microfilm are shelved in title order by state.  Currently received print titles are shelved by title.  Some titles are also available in the Bancroft Library.  See selected titles in the UC Berkeley collection below.  Click on newspaper titles below to link to its OskiCat record.

The California Voice (Oakland, 1920-1998) Location: News/Micro NEWSFILM-1 (separate issues)

Flatlands (Oakland, 1966-67) Location:  News/Micro MICROFILM 78777, Bancroft BANC NMP 6764:2:3

The Oakland Post (1963- )Location: News/Micro NEWSPRINT-1

The Sacramento Observer (Sacramento, 1962- ) Location: News/Micro NEWSFILM-1 

The Sun-Reporter (San Francisco, 1943- )Location: News/Micro NEWSFILM-1

The Peninsula Bulletin (East Palo Alto, 1967-1979) Location:  News/Micro NEWSFILM-1

Los Angeles Tribune (Los Angeles, 1941-1960) Location:  library only has selected issues, mainly from 1947-1952 in News/Micro NEWSFILM-1

The California Eagle (Los Angeles, 1897-1966) Location:  library has 1913-1930, 1944-53 in News/Micro NEWSFILM-1

Atlanta Daily World (Atlanta, GA 1932-  ) Location: News/Micro NEWSFILM-1, library lack some issues

Baltimore Afro American (Baltimore, MD 1915-1987) Location: NRLF, library lacks some issues, issues for 1892-1898 in 19th U.S. Newspapers database.

Journal and Guide (Norfolk, VA 1901-1975) Location: NRLF, library lack some issues.

The Michigan Chronicle (Detroit, MI 1936- )Location: News/Micro NEWSFILM-1 (1943-1974)

Pittsburgh Courier (Pittsburgh, PA, 1923-1950, 1951-2002) Location: News/Micro NEWSFILM-1, library lacks some issues

Richmond Afro American (Richmond, VA, 1938-68) Location: NRLF, Library lacks same issues

The Stanford Library has one of the largest collection of newspapers in print and mircofilm in the United States.  They are available for on-site viewing by UCB afilliated persons.The Center for Research Libraries lends newspapers on microfilm to UCB patrons.  Many titles are listed on the Melvyl Catalog where you can request film by sent to UCB for use.

 

More Periodicals

Image & Sound Sources

  • American Song
    Includes approximately 50,000 digital music tracks documenting genres such as jazz, blues, gospel, ragtime, folk songs, and other forms of African American musical expression. Part of Alexander Street Press's Music Online.
  • American Memory: Historical Collections for the National Digital Library
    Consists of more than 7 million digital items from more than 100 historical Library of Congress collections. The primary source and archival materials relating in the project cover topics from art and architecture to performing arts to technology and applied sciences.
  • NYPL Digital Gallery
    Provides access to over 275,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of The New York Public Library, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs, illustrated books, printed ephemera, and more.
  • AP Images
    Includes Associated Press's current-year photo report and a selection from a 50-million image print and negative library dating from 1844-present. Currently contains about 700,000 photos, most of which are contemporary images made since late 1995.
  • Online Archive of California (OAC)
    A searchable and browseable resource that brings together historical materials from a variety of California institutions, including museums, historical societies, and archives. Contains over 120,000 images; 50,000 pages of documents, letters, and oral histories; and 8,000 guides to collections.
Last Update: January 23, 2014 15:06 | Tagged with: African American Studies history Black Nationalism industrial age