Archives relating to specific social and ethnic groups.
The Jacob Rader Marcus Center at Hebrew Union College of Cincinnati, Ohio documents Jewish life in the United States. It includes manuscripts, photographs, tapes, microfilm, and genealogical materials.
Written from 1936 to 1940, nearly three thousand manuscripts for the New Deal's Folklore Project chronicle the Chicago fire, journeys out West, and the immigrant experience. Housed in the Library of Congress, Washington, DC, USA. Full collection available online.
A branch of the Smithsonian Institute, this archive seeks to understand "how communities work." Housed in Washington, DC, USA. Searchable online catalog.
Includes personal papers of women scientists and engineers and the records of related organizations, held at Iowa State University.
A 2008 - 2011 project surveyed 90 archives in New York to create the Asian/Pacific American Archives at New York University's Fales Library, USA. Searchable online catalog.
Includes library and archive collections that explore "radical, social, labor, feminist and gay history in London." Housed in London, England.
Documents African-Americans in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Oklahoma, including diaries, newspapers, records and oral histories. In Kansas City, Missouri.
An archive of genealogical and institutional materials for the Community of Christ, also known as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, also known as the Mormon Church. Housed in Independence, Missouri, USA. No online catalog.
Collections include: American Industrial and Labor Relations Documents, New York State, Garment and Clothing Unions, Notable Arbitrators, Teachers' Unions, Work-Related Legislation, Labor Education, Railroads and Transportation, and Management Theory. Held in Catherwood Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America.
Dedicated to rescuing, preserving and sharing Jewish voices and music from the past. Search the archives and listen to their recordings here.
Materials about immigration to America in the 1800s and early 1900s. Housed in Atlanta, Georgia. Online Catalog.
Microfilm copies of 90% of known Hebrew manuscripts, held in Jerusalem.
Includes multiple archives about global labor history, such as Socialist Revolutionary Party, International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, and Amnesty International. Housed in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Online collections available.
Over 300 collections documenting the labor movement in the Pacific Northwest. Housed in Seattle, Washington, USA. Online collections available.
The National Anthropological Archives and the Human Studies Film Archives include manuscripts, field notes, photographs, correspondence, maps, sound recordings, film and video, dating to 1846. Housed at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC, USA.
This branch of the Smithsonian Institute houses Native American art and artifacts in Suitland, Maryland. Search the online catalog by culture, artist, or object specifics.
Includes audio recordings of local, labor, and women's history. The 45 volume Rosie the Riveter collection and Women in the Military, World War II have been transcribed. Housed in Long Beach, California, United States of America.
Preserves New York labor history. Housed in Tamiment Library, New York, USA. Searchable online catalog.
Historical documents, photographs, artifacts and other valuable records about Rochester School for the Deaf. Housed in Rochester, New York, USA. Limited online collection.
Documenting people of African descent around the world, concentrating on the Americas and the Caribbean. Includes manuscripts, sheet music and rare books, located in New York City.
Collects materials about Social Movements, housed in Zurich, Switzerland. Searchable online catalog in German.
Includes manuscripts, photographs, and periodicals on the history of American women, as well as the University Archives covering women's education in Texas, and an international cookbook collection.
About 1,000 collections of personal papers and institutional records related to Jewish life in the Americas.
Documents the "cultural and social contributions of underrepresented peoples." Located at Tulane University, Louisiana, USA. Online photograph collection available.
A community archive documenting the black experience in South Florida from 1896 to the present, actively engaged in revitalizing black Miami's former business and entertainment district, Overtown.
Formerly top-secret FBI files obtained via the Freedom of Information Act housed in Hamilton, Virginia, USA. Limited online catalog.
An English language website about the Ohara Institute for Social Research, housed at Hosei University, Japan. Includes links to poster exhibits and memorabilia collections, divided into pre-1945 and post-1945.
The Transgender Archives preserves the history of pioneering activists, community leaders, and researchers who have contributed to the betterment of transgender people.
Collection documenting the history of women's movement groups in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
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