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ProQuest History Vault debuted in 2011, and is continuously adding numerous archival collections, all of which document the most important and widely-studied topics in eighteenth- through twentieth-century American history. These modules are part of a five-year plan of more than twenty-five individual modules of rich and varied content, creating a full spectrum of archival materials to complement coursework in many areas.
Below are a few of the modules released recently and a preview of those coming later this year:
ProQuest History Vault NAACP Papers: Special Subjects
Released in March 2014, this module contains records on several important subjects. The wide scope of NAACP activism and interest is revealed with files that cover subjects and events crucial to the organization’s history from 1933-1972. Researchers will discover important material on civil rights complaints and legislation, segregation and discrimination, the Klan, Birth of a Nation, Blacks and American politics, Black advancement, race relations in America during the period 1940-1955 covering a wide range of topics, in-depth coverage of the civil rights struggle during 1966-1972, and more.
ProQuest History Vault NAACP Papers: Branch Department, Branch Files and Youth Departments Files
Released in March 2014, this module chronicles the local heroes of the civil rights revolution via NAACP branches throughout the United States, from 1913-1972. The contributions of scores of local leaders—attorneys, community organizers, financial benefactors, students, mothers, school teachers, and other participants—are revealed in these records. Some of the most widely acclaimed recent scholarship in American history has focused on the local leaders and activists who transformed race relations in the United States during the 20th century and especially after the Second World War.
ProQuest History Vault: U.S. Military Intelligence Reports, 1911-1944
Scheduled to release May 19, 2014
This module offers comprehensive documentation of developments and events in the key nations of the world during the period from World War I to the final campaigns of World War II. Concerned with much more than strictly military intelligence, American military attachés and their staffs reported on a wide range of topics, including the internal politics, social and economic conditions, and foreign affairs of the countries in which they were stationed.
ProQuest History Vault: Thomas A. Edison Papers
Releasing September 22, 2014
Thomas A. Edison Papers documents the life, work, and vision of Thomas Edison in laboratory notebooks, diaries, business records, correspondence, and related materials. Inventor, businessman, scientist, industrialist, entrepreneur, engineer, Thomas Alva Edison developed many of the technologies that have shaped the modem world. Perhaps more than anyone else, Edison integrated the worlds of science, technology, business, and finance; and his work laid the foundation for the age of electricity, recorded sound, and motion pictures.
ProQuest History Vault: Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century, Organizational Records and Personal Papers, Part 2
Releasing October 20, 2014
ProQuest History Vault: U.S. Diplomatic Post Records, 1914-1945
Releasing November 17, 2014