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Densho Digital Archives

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The Densho collection features objects relating to the incarceration of Japanese Americans during the WW II. The collection includes testimony of Japanese Americans who were incarcerated, in the form of first hand video accounts, images, documents and news articles.

American Indian Movement

The American Indian Movement collection includes audio interviews and hearings, documents, photographs and ephemera relating to the movement from the 1970s-2000s.

Jeff Albertson Collection

The Jeff Albertson Collection includes photographs taken by photographer Jeff Albertson relating to social movements and demonstrations in and around Boston in 1960s-1980s.

Scottsboro Boys Collection

The Scottsboro Boys collection at MSU Libraries contains objects related to the trial of nine black teenage boys in Alabama who were wrongly accused. 

Radical America

The Radical America Collection features published issues of the political magazine by Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) from 1967 to 1999. 

Joseph A. Labadie Collection

The University of Michigan’s Joseph A. Labadie Collection “document[s] the history of social protest movements and marginalized political communities from the 19th century to the present.”

The Empty Closet Collection

The Empty Closet is the oldest LGBTQ+ newspaper in New York State. The collection comprises of 530 issues published since 1971.

Adam Matthew Digital: Apartheid South Africa 1948-1980

Apartheid South Africa provides comprehensive coverage of the British files on the apartheid Governments of South Africa from 1948 onward. This is a subscription-based collection made available through Adam Matthew Digital. 

Civil Rights Digital Library

The Civil Rights Digital Library promotes an enhanced understanding of the Civil Rights Movement by helping users discover primary sources and other educational materials from libraries, archives, museums, public broadcasters, and others on a national scale. 

Illinois State University: Voices of Extremism Collection

The Illinois State University’s Voices of Extremism collection provides audio recordings of interviews with prominent figures in extremist organizations and speeches from political rallies. The collection covers the period of time between 1946 and 1980, reflecting both Far Left and Far Right movements. 

Ted Sahl Collection

The Ted Sahl Collection is a selection of 1091 photographs  depicting the LGBT movement and gay and lesbian life in the Bay Area from 1976-2010.

Tulsa Race Massacre Collection

Tulsa Race Massacre Collection contains photographic reproductions of scenes following the riot, audio interviews and transcripts, and writings and drafts produced by Ruth Sigler Avery for her proposed book: Fear, The Fifth Horseman: A Documentary-Anthology of the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot.

Black Panther Party Collection

The Black Panther Collection at Michigan State University Libraries contains clippings, statements, pamphlets, and other miscellanea related to the black nationalist and socialist organization prominent in the United States during the 1960s. 

Students for a Democratic Society Collection

The Students for a Democratic Society collection at MSU Libraries contains objects related to the American student activist organization of the 1960s. 

Sacco Vanzetti Collection

The Sacco Vanzetti collection at Michigan State University Library contains materials related to the life and trial of these two Italian-born anarchists. 

Hollywood Ten Collection

This collection contains documents relating to the 10 motion-picture producers, directors, and screenwriters who were imprisoned for their possible communist links.

Industrial Workers of the World Collection

This collection contains documents relating to the IWW labour organization founded in Chicago in 1905.

Ku Klux Klan Collection

From its birth immediately following the Civil War to its re-awakening inspired by the film Birth of a Nation in 1915 through today’s fractured organizations using the Ku Klux Klan name, the white nationalism and the KKK has occupied a persistent place in American society.

Midwest Chicano/Latino Activism Collection

This collection contains primary sources of Midwestern Chicana/o and Latina/o politics and life missing from American history, and Chicano and Latino texts that focus on Southwestern United States activities and events.

Rosenberg Case Collection

This collection contains documents relating to the Rosenberg trial where the Rosenbergs were convicted for espionage.

The Modernist Journals Collection

The Modernist Journal Collection is a collection of periodicals from 1890 to 1922. This collection contains selected periodicals that are related to radicalism.

Journal: Social Text

The Social Text is a journal that is focused on social and cultural issues. This Collection features a selection of journal issues that relate to radicalism.

The Independent Voices Collection

Independent Voices is an open access digital collection of radical alternative press newspapers, magazines and journals, drawn from the special collections of participating libraries. 

Journal for Study of Radicalism

The Journal for the Study of Radicalism publishes work that contains forms, representations, meanings, and historical influences of radical social movements.

The Digital Public Library of America

The DPLA libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions across the country