Archive for the ‘history’ category

ABC Clio History Databases Now from EBSCO

November 7, 2007

America History and Life and Historical Abstracts, formerly from ABC Clio, are now available via the EBSCO platform. Complete content is available, plus the following EBSCO features:

  1. Combine searches with over a dozen other EBSCO databases
  2. Set journal tables of contents or “saved search” alerts and get new results delivered to you by email or RSS
  3. Use EBSCO’s visual search: search efficiently across broad subjects, and get a visual map of results, organized by topic.
  4. Save a “persistent URL” for a citation, and paste it into BlackBoard.

Additions to British Periodicals Collection

September 21, 2007

British Periodicals Collection I consists of more than 160 journals that comprise the UMI microfilm collection Early British Periodicals, the equivalent of 5,238 printed volumes containing approximately 3.1 million pages. Topics covered include literature, philosophy, history, science, the fine arts and the social sciences.

NYU Libraries has now added access to British Periodicals Collection II:
More than 300 journals from the UMI microfilm collections English Literary Periodicals and British Periodicals in the Creative Arts together with additional titles, amounting to almost 3 million pages. Topics covered include literature, music, art, drama, archaeology and architecture.

More information about British Periodicals..

British Periodicals is also accessible via ProQuest’s Periodicals Archive Online interface, where it is fully cross-searchable with other Periodicals Archive Online content.

The Communist Party of the USA: 90 Years of History

August 16, 2007

The Communist Party traces its origins to the militant labor struggles of the early years of the twentieth-century. It was forged by the industrial union movement of the 1910s, opposition to World War I, and the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution in Russia. Throughout its history the Communist Party and the nearly one million people who were at one time Party members made important contributions to the civil rights, labor, peace movements, and the struggle for progressive social change in the United States.

This Flickr exhibition traces the history of the Communist Party, USA from its origins in the militant struggles of the Industrial Workers of the World at the beginning of the twentieth century, through the labor and civil rights organizing of the Depression Decade of the 1930s, World War II, the McCarthy period, and the modern civil rights movements in the 1960s and beyond.

In 2006 the Communist Party donated its archives and the Library of the Reference Center for Marxist Studies to the Tamiment Library in order to make its history accessible to students, scholars, and activists. The historical memory that this archive represents can help us to better understand the American Left, the struggle to defend our civil liberties, the peace movement, and the complex relationship between class, race, and gender in America.

This exhibit was curated by Peter M. Filardo and Michael Nash of the Tamiment Library. Materials were on display in the library’s reading room from March through July 2007. The electronic edition of the exhibit was designed and adapted for Flickr by Deenah Vollmer and produced by Donna L. Davey, Tamiment Library.

Please note that images are provided for reference purposes only. Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Director of the Tamiment Library / Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, New York University, 70 Washington Square South, New York, N.Y. 10012.

Researchers may contact us by phone 212-998-2630 or e-mail

The Continuing History of the Spanish Civil War: A Tamiment Library Symposium

April 23, 2007

April 27, 2007 – 4 PM – 8 PM
Tamiment Library, 70 Washington Square South (West 4th Street between Greene and LaGuardia), 10th Floor
Co-sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives

This symposium celebrates the opening of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives that was preserved and processed with assistance from the National Endowment for Humanities.
Program details

An exhibit of Spanish Civil War posters will be on view in the Bobst Gallery, Main Floor, Bobst Library.

History, General Reference Databases on Trial

February 26, 2007

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  • Early Encounters in North America
    Publisher’s description: “Painstakingly assembled from hundreds of sources, Early Encounters in North America: Peoples, Cultures, and the Environment documents the relationships among peoples in North America from 1534 to 1850.
  • Ancestry Library Edition
    Search and display U.S. census records, passenger lists, and more to support U.S. family history and geneology.
  • Statesmans Year Book
    Now in electronic form. Published continuously since 1864, through two world wars, without missing an edition. Covers history, politics, economics, trade and infrastructure for each country, all thoroughly researched and verified by a dedicated editorial team. It also provides extensive further reading lists and web links for further research.
  • Academic Search Premier through March 9, 2007
    The world’s largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier provides full text for nearly 4,500 journals, including full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for 1,000 titles. This database is updated on a daily basis via EBSCOhost.
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RLG’s Archival Resources Now Called ArchiveGrid

July 7, 2006

ArchiveGridSM is RLG’s international Web site describing primary sources. ArchiveGrid is the most thorough research tool available for material on family and corporate histories, personal papers, and historical records. ArchiveGrid provides direct search access to dispersed collections and meaningful, comprehensive collection descriptions written by archivists. Scholars can easily locate relevant research institutions, arrange visits, or request copies, without having to sort through the unwanted and unrelated results found on general search engines. Over 2,500 libraries, museums, and archives worldwide contribute collection descriptions to ArchiveGrid.

Bibliographic record descriptions from the RLG Union Catalog that describe archival collections and items are integrated into ArchiveGrid, providing a single point of entry to worldwide archival holdings.

History, Economics, Music, Politics Resources from NYU Libraries

July 3, 2006