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AAAS 2367.01 African-American Voices in U.S. Literature

This guide contains recommended resources for doing course research.


Welcome to the AAAS 2367.01 Research Site, your information gateway for research, teaching, and learning. Feel free to contact me for your research and classroom needs.

                                                                        Leta Hendricks

The Sixties

The Ohio State University, Columbus Campus -- May 1970

The Sixties Primary Sources


The Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives 1960–1974  contains autobiographies, articles, diaries, government documents, letters, manifestos, memoirs, oral histories  and commentary.  Companion database, The Sixties in Video ,  allows access to primary film footage and secondary documentaries. Database features interviews with major cultural, political, and social leaders of the era.  

ProQuest History Vault  History Vault provides primary source materials from digitized archival collections. Content includes correspondence, government records, organization papers, speeches, and other documents. Noted collections: Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century, NAACP Papers, Slavery and the Law, and Southern Life and African American History, 1775-1915.

The Alexander Street Press  Street’s digital videos are indexed to reflect important search elements of  the discipline's collection, allowing for both general searching and advanced, in-depth searching of specific disciplines. Database functions include custom clip-making, playlist tools, and course pack compatibility.

Liberation Movement in Africa and African America  This Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) archive contains FBI surveillance files and informer reports on the activities of the African Liberation Support Committee and All African People’s Revolutionary Party.  Collection includes memoranda, correspondence, and analysis; news clippings and articles; copies of handbills, pamphlets, and newsletters and; other United States Government documents. 


African American Newspapers  Newspaper database provides online access to African American newspapers chronicling culture and daily life in the 19th and 20th centuries. This collection features papers from 35 states, including many rare and historically significant 19th century titles.

Historical Black Newspapers  This Fourth Estate database provides access to African American newspaper full-page content: Chicago Defender (1910-1975), Cleveland Call and Post (1934-1991), New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993), and Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002).

ProQuest Historical Black Newspapers  ProQuest database contains full content of major African-American newspapers from the 20th century: Atlanta Daily World; The Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988); Chicago Defender (1910-1975); Cleveland Call and Post (1934-1991); Los Angeles Sentinel; New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993); Norfolk Journal and Guide; Philadelphia Tribune; Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002).

Popular Periodicals

African American Periodicals 1825-1995  Database features a diverse collection of periodicals produced by and about African Americans, covering United States slavery through the Million Man March. The publications include academic and political journals, commercial magazines, institutional newsletters, organizations' bulletins, annual reports, and other print media.

EBSCOHost Databases (Sixties)   A multi-interdisciplinary suite of databases covering the arts, humanities, law, life and health sciences, social sciences, science and technology. Databases contain content from popular magazines, scholarly journals, newspapers, documents, books, reports, conference proceedings, and other digital media. Features Open Cluster Searching. Select Academic Search Complete; Academic Search Premier; Alternative Press Index; and Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982.

Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive  Show business database contains primary resources covering broadcasting, cinema, film, music, radio, stage, television and theatre.  Periodical titles include: Beat, Billboard, Box Office, Melody Maker, Reggae Beat and African Beat, The Stage, Uncut, and Variety.

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