Tagged: NC History

New Digital Collections

Archives Unbound – Gale Digital Collections

Atkins Library recently added several digital primary source collections:

City and Business Directories: North Carolina, 1886-1929

The Greensboro Massacre, 1979:  Shootout between the American Nazis & the Communist Workers Party

Literature, Culture and Society in Depression Era America: Archives of the Federal Writers’ Project

Price Control in the Courts: the U.S. Emergency Court of Appeals, 1941 – 1961

Savings & Loan Crisis: Loss of Public Trust and the Federal Bailout, 1989 – 1993

The War Department and Indian Affairs, 1800 – 1824

All collections can be accessed from the History Databases Research Guide.

Local Highlights:

City and Business Directories: North Carolina, 1886-1929 Digital Archive

City and Business DirectoryCity directories are among the most comprehensive sources of historical and personal information available. Their emphasis on ordinary people and the common-place event make them important in the study of American history and culture.  In addition, researchers can learn much about day-to-day life through analysis of information on churches, public and private schools, benevolent, literary and other associations, and banks.  Finally, most directories include advertising, often illustrating the products being sold. This information lends valuable insight into the city’s lifestyles and illustrates popular trends.

The Greensboro Massacre, 1979:  Shootout between the American Nazis & the Communist Workers Party

Greensboro Massacre CollectionThis collection of FBI, local and state police, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, and the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department, shed new light on the motivations of the Communist organizers, the shootings, subsequent investigations, and efforts to heal the Greensboro community.

Source: Archives Unbound

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