New Resources: History Vault: American Politics and Society from Kennedy to Watergate, 1960-1975, and History Vault: NAACP Papers

ProQHVGeorgia State University students, faculty, and staff now have access to two new modules in ProQuest’s History Vault product. We now offer access to History Vault: American Politics and Society from Kennedy to Watergate, 1960-1975, and History Vault: NAACP Papers.

History Vault: American Politics and Society from JFK to Watergate, 1960-1975 is comprised of documents from the Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon administrations, and federal agencies covering such topics as the Kennedy assassination, Civil Rights Bill of 1964, the Confidential File from the Johnson White House Central Files, Watergate trial and selected FBI files. A complete listing of records in American Politics is available here.

History Vault: NAACP Papers is the digitized archives of the NAACP. The collection contains nearly two 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. With a timeline that runs from 1909 to 1972, users can examine the realities of segregation in the early 20th century to the triumphs of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and beyond. Components included
Board of Directors, Annual Conferences, Major Speeches, and National Staff Files

  • The NAACP’s Major Campaigns – Education, Voting, Housing, Employment, Armed Forces
  • The NAACP’s Major Campaigns – Scottsboro, Anti-Lynching, Criminal Justice
  • The NAACP’s Major Campaigns – Legal Department Files
  • Special Subjects
  • Branch Department, Branch Files and Youth Department Files

In addition to these new resources, GSU students, faculty, and staff also continue to have access to two other History Vault products, formerly called History Vault: Black Freedom Struggle I and II, and now retitled History Vault: Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century.

ProQuest has recently changed its History Vault interface; the database links included here take you directly to the Advanced Search page, which you can use to search in individual modules/sections or search across all three larger collections. To browse in all three of these collections, start at this page to browse by module, and at this page to browse by individual collections.

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