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Discovering Diversity in Databases

This April, we’ll be discovering the diversity found in the various databases that you have access to as a student! From April 2nd to the 5th, we’ll be on Level 2 highlighting a different database along with some treats and crafts. It will be a great opportunity to learn about the diverse resources that are available for use.

Monday April 2nd, American Indian Histories and Cultures

American Indian Histories and Cultures is a wide-ranging digital resource presenting a unique insight into interactions between American Indians and Europeans from their earliest contact, continuing through the turbulence of the American Civil War, the on-going repercussions of government legislation, right up to the civil rights movement of the mid-twentieth century.

Tuesday April 3rd, Gender Studies  (LGBTQ + Women Issues)

With material drawn from hundreds of institutions and organizations, including both major international activist organizations and local, grassroots groups, the documents in the Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940 present important aspects of LGBTQ life in the second half of the twentieth century and beyond. The archive illuminates the experiences not just of the LGBTQ community as a whole, but of individuals of different races, ethnicities, ages, religions, political orientations, and geographical locations that constitute this community.

Wednesday, April 4th: Civil Rights and the Black Freedom Struggle

ProQuest History Vault’s coverage of the Black Freedom Struggle offers the opportunity to study the most well-known and also unheralded events of the Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century from the perspective of the men, women, and sometimes even children who waged one of the most inspiring social movements in American history. This category consists of the NAACP Papers and federal government records, organizational records, and personal papers regarding the Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century.

Thursday, April 5th, Japanese-American Relocation Camp Newspapers: Perspectives on Day-to-Day Life

The bombing of Pearl Harbor and the war that followed were well covered by the national press; however, little was known of the actions this nation took in regard to the Japanese-American minority population living on the West Coast. In the months following the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. government was besieged with demands that action be taken against the Japanese in the form of removal from “sensitive areas” and incarceration in camps, preferably located in the interior of the U.S. These demands and subsequent actions were motivated by the fear that Japanese-Americans would become a fifth column for the Japanese military command and spy against the U.S. By April 1942, more than 100,000 Japanese persons – aliens and American citizens – were housed in what came to be known as relocation centers run by the War Relocation Authority.

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