Digital Collections

Densho Digital Archives

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.”





Eighteenth-Century Collections Online

Eighteenth Century Collections Online contains over 180,000 titles (200,000 volumes) and more than 32 million pages, making ECCO the premier and irreplaceable resource for eighteenth-century research. Users of ECCO Part I and Part II can full-text search the collection via an intuitive user interface. In addition, MARC record/metadata enhancements, a research guide section for undergraduates with contextual essays and chronology, an image gallery, and a key documents section facilitate discovery and study.


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.






Adam Matthew Digital: Socialism on Film

This collection of films from the communist world reveals war, history, current affairs, culture and society as seen through the socialist lens. It spans most of the twentieth century and covers countries such as the USSR, Vietnam, China, Korea, much of Eastern Europe, the GDR, Britain and Cuba.





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

This collection contains documents relating to the white supremacist hate organization Ku Klux Klan .






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.






Reveal Digital: 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.






Reveal Digital: American Prison Newspapers

On March 24, 1800, Forlorn Hope became the first newspaper published within a prison by an incarcerated person. In the intervening 200 years, over 450 prison newspapers have been published from U.S. prisons. Some, like the Angolite and the San Quentin News, are still being published today. American Prison Newspapers will bring together hundreds of these periodicals from across the country into one collection that will represent penal institutions of all kinds, with special attention paid to women’s-only institutions. Development of the collection began in July 2020 and will continue through 2021, with new content added regularly.



The Digital Public Library of America

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






W.E.B. Du Bois Papers

Scholar, writer, editor of The Crisis and other journals, co-founder of the Niagara Movement, the NAACP, and the Pan African Congresses, international spokesperson for peace and for the rights of oppressed minorities, W.E.B. Du Bois was a son of Massachusetts who articulated the strivings of African Americans and developed a trenchant analysis of the problem of the color line in the twentieth century.

Includes over 100,000 items of correspondence (more than three quarters of the papers), speeches, articles, newspaper columns, nonfiction books, research materials, book reviews, pamphlets and leaflets, petitions, novels, essays, forewords, student papers, manuscripts of pageants, plays, short stories and fables, poetry, photographs, newspaper clippings, memorabilia, videotapes, audiotapes, and miscellaneous materials.







Journal for the Study of Radicalism

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





Social Text

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.






Journal of Contemporary History

Journal of Contemporary History is an international forum for the analysis and discussion of 20th century history: the people, periods, places and critical issues.




Social History

Social History publishes articles, reviews and debates of high quality historical analysis. The journal is dedicated to providing a forum for theoretical debate and innovation on questions of social formations, genders, classes and ethnicities and is open to approaches from other fields such as sociology, social anthropology, politics, economics and demography.


Peer-Reviewed Projects

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.