How do we share the struggles and triumphs of those who have preceded us … who have shaped our modern lives and made the world what it is today? We follow the trail history leaves us: the images, notes, diaries, and articles that document lives and events. These artifacts take us back and immerse us in times and places, helping us to relive a struggle, to feel a triumph, to share an emotion that transcends time.
ProQuest’s goal is to empower libraries to open the paths that history has left us with primary source collections such as:
With extraordinary depth and breadth, these collections enable exploration of topics related to the arts, history, literature, philosophy, political science, religion, sociology, and genealogy. And, researchers can take research deeper with:
Open paths to hear the voices and explore the stories of the people who have inspired generations – on the world stage and in their backyards.
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"ProQuest Historical Newspapers has been an indispensable resource in all the research and writing I’ve done over the past few years."
— Donna Halper, Media Historian, and Assistant Professor of Communications and Coordinator of the Media and Technology Program, Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
The beauty of primary sources is their ability to deliver candid views of history. With their unpolished and unfiltered views, such History Vault collections as Southern Life and African American History, Plantation Records plus Slavery and the Law have earned acclaim from scholars, librarians, and reviewers.
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“These modules of History Vault are extraordinary, necessary historical resources. Highly recommended for libraries serving serious scholars of Southern, African American and women’s history.”
— Cheryl LaGuardia, Library Journal
The American Civil Rights movement is among the most pivotal in 20th-century history. Inspirational well beyond U.S. borders, the movement can be studied and relived through ProQuest’s unique resources. Digital documents enable rich research. Explore it in the Voting Rights Case Study shown here.
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Explore more. Experience history without filters via vast collections spanning time and subject areas.
ASALH. Be sure to also visit ASALH, the Founders of Black History Month.