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The Value of Learning from Diverse Perspectives

How primary source content can help students, researchers and the rest of us benefit from “the wisdom of strangers.”

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11 Jun 2019

History Vault, Newspapers and More: New Primary Sources Content in 2019

Content used by faculty and students has expanded beyond traditional academic journals to include video, ebooks – and primary sources.

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10 Apr 2019

La Causa and the Power of Solidarity

A tribute to the millions of people who unified in support of migrant farm workers in the 1960s.

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30 Aug 2018

Janus v. AFSCME and the History of Labor Unions

How do primary source documents help us better understand current events related to organized labor?

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24 Jul 2018

How Local Acts of Resistance Added Up to a Movement

Honoring Ron Walters and the sit-in student protests of the civil rights movement.

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19 Jul 2018

“Fighting Bob” and the History of U.S. Progressivism

How digitized access to Robert La Follette’s Papers promotes insight into progressive politics, then and now.

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12 Jun 2018

One Hundred Years of the British Royal Air Force

Crossing class and gender boundaries, the men and women of the RAF continue to shape the story of Great Britain.

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04 Jun 2018

Remembering Our Four-Legged Friends Who Served

Exploring military history through the poignant history of dogs in the armed services since WWI.

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23 May 2018

The Contradictory Origins of Mother’s Day

How a call for social action became a patriotic holiday, then turned into a multibillion-dollar industry.

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10 May 2018

Ragtime, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Rap

What researching the music craze of the Progressive Era reveals about the evolution of American popular music.

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07 May 2018