An online exhibition from the University of Utah It includes examples of 20th century pamphlets, posters and literary magazines from radical socialist and workers organisations.
Stanford-MIT Project on a Healthy Election A joint project to bring together resources about the conduct of the US 2020 presidential elections includes report cards and data on individual states as well as national resources. There are guides to postal voting , a Covid- 19 electoral litigation tracker and a section on election conduct and […]
New site from the Digital Public Library of America provides free access to thousands of primary source documents including letters, manuscripts and photos, political posters from the 19th century until the liberation movement of the 1960s. Includes: school segregation and black Panther collections the Ida B. Wells Barnett Papers from the University of Chicago Other features […]
Major archival project from the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America which is based at Harvard University. It is working on a large-scale project to comprehensively document the #metoo movement covering the legal, political and social impact. It is aiming to collect social media, news articles, legislation, lawsuits, statistical studies, Fortune 500 companies’ employment manuals, […]
The Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) is part of the Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University-New Brunswick. The database includes full historical listings for women who have held office at the congressional, statewide elected executive, and state legislative levels nationwide from 1895 onwards. For each woman officeholder, the database includes their geographic information, party identification, […]
How good is the representation of LGBTQ characters in major Hollywood films? Find out in the latest annual report from GLAAD which maps eight major motion picture studios during the 2019 calendar year. GLAAD researched films released by Lionsgate, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, STX Films, United Artists Releasing, Universal Pictures, Walt Disney Studios and Warner Bros., as well as films released by […]
US Crisis Monitor The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) and The Bridging Divides Initiative (BDI) at Princeton University have launched a joint project that provides the public with real-time data and analysis on political violence and demonstrations in the United States. It includes data on violence associated with Black Lives Matter demonstrations.
New from Columbia University, this collection of website snapshots of American womens magazines, At the moment there are 9 covering from 2017 onwards. Titles include: Seventeen, Glamour and Teen Vogue as well as the more academic Womens History Network website. It is possible to search or browse. Includes beauty and fashion features including advertising.
Media Cloud is monitoring global media coverage of the pandemic and has some interesting facts and figures on its website. It uses Media Cloud’s National and State & Local collections in the US, Italy, Spain, Germany, the UK and France to look at media coverage and Worldometers data on coronavirus cases from Feb 15 onwards.
Available to researchers from the Library of Congress Website. This collection of original manuscripts covers the period 1883-1925 and includes the correspondence of such key figures as Samuel Gompers. It provides insight into the development of trade unions in the USA, relations with the government, industrial action and more. Special emphasis is given to railways […]