Category results for: History

Governmentattic.org: FOIA requested docs posted online

  Find it Governmentattic.org is a non-commercial website that provides electronic copies of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) inquiries. The documents on the website were obtained legally, following the FOIA rules. Each document has an identified source. The site is funded by the site owners, and receives no outside funding. Governmentattic.org is organized into 11 […]

Race and Violence Research: Charting the Literature

For much of the 20th century, librarians fielding questions relevant to the topic of race and violence guided researchers to historical and general social science resources. Scholars found articles about people, court cases, or events in databases like America: History and Life, or Sociological Abstracts. Primary evidence might be most easily found in newspapers, and […]

Stubbins: U.S. municipal buildings postcards

Find It Researchers studying planning, history, architecture and similar subjects that involve built environments now have a new national resource. The Stubbins Collection of U.S. County Courthouse and Municipal Building Postcards has been digitized and is now freely available online. The collection features U.S. county courthouses and other municipal buildings such as town halls and […]

HeinOnline: Legal materials from the colonies forward

Find It VCU Libraries subscribes to HeinOnline, a searchable image-based database of legal research materials. What makes acquisition of this database exciting is its depth and its application to so many different disciplines and areas of study. While HeinOnline is an excellent resource for researchers looking for articles on legal issues of any kind, the collections […]

History in Your Hands: A digitized Dickinson letter

Finding aid A 17-word letter from poet Emily Dickinson to a neighbor is now widely available to researchers through a new “History in Your Hands” exhibit in the online VCU Libraries Gallery. Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) lived most of her life in the family home in Amherst, Mass. She lived quietly. While often identified as a recluse, Dickinson […]

Portals to the Past: 1898 catalog offers RVA design details

Find It The newest addition to VCU Libraries’ digital collections featuring architectural elements of the American South is a catalog of doors, windows, mantels and sashes for 1880s buildings. Thomas E. Stagg was a 19th century Richmond, Va. firm and manufacturer of sashes, blinds and doors for the construction of homes and businesses. Operations were […]

Journal of Social Theory: Art education resouce

Find It An important publication in the arts world, The Journal of Social Theory in Art Education, now has a new publishing base: Virginia Commonwealth University’s Scholars Compass. VCU Libraries launched it in mid-summer. Paper proposals for the next thematic issue on “Navigating Divides” will also be managed through Scholars Compass. Deadline for submission is […]

Oral History Online: 2,700-plus collection of text, audio, video

Find It Oral History Online takes pride in being a landmark database of English language oral history. It offers more than 30,000 pages of full text. The materials are divided into several categories, including repositories, collections, interviews, places and historical events and are in alphabetical order. More than 2,700 collections are offered. Interviews date back […]

Virginia Heritage: Find manuscripts and archives

Find It Virginia Heritage: Guides to Manuscript & Archival Collections in Virginia provides users with access to a historic records about Virginia. Information is taken from various libraries, museums and universities all around Virginia. Users can look through some of the 12,000-plus materials that Virginia has to offer using the browse option or go through […]

Historic Fulton: Online oral history project

Find It VCU Libraries announces the next stage in telling an important and little-known story of the once-vibrant Historic Fulton community that fell victim to 1970s urban renewal. The Historic Fulton Oral History Project is now digital. Transcripts are searchable. Audio files that literally give these accounts voices are also available. “We are very excited […]

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