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A multi-year collaborative project between ProQuest and the NAACP, which was completed in 2014, resulted in the digitized archives of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Papers, and enables researchers and students to easily access and explore the documentation from the front lines of the U.S. civil rights movement.

With nearly 2 million high-resolution, scanned images of internal memos, legal briefings and direct action summaries from many of the the association’s offices, The NAACP Papers spans more than six decades of civil rights work.

Now this extraordinary collection has been named a “Best Reference” by Library Journal.

“The content here is astounding in quantity and quality. The image resolution is excellent, even for hand-written items,” said Harvard Librarian Cheryl LaGuardia, in her review of the resource for Library Journal. She sums it up saying it is "a tremendously significant historical resource.”

Read the rest of the press release here. 

18 Mar 2015

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