Adam Matthew Digital Collections

Screen Capture of African American Communities Webpage
African American Communities by publisher Adam Matthew.

The UI Libraries has purchased an array of Adam Matthew digital scholarly collections for use by its patrons. The collections’¬†materials (letters, newspapers, government files, journals, oral histories, and more) help give voice to the historical record of race relations in region and global contexts.

African American Communities¬†focuses on Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis, New York, and towns and cities in North Carolina and provides access to “pamphlets, newspapers and periodicals, correspondence, official records, reports and in-depth oral histories, revealing the prevalent challenges of racism, discrimination and integration, and a unique African American culture and identity.”

Apartheid South Africa “makes available British government files from the Foreign, Colonial, Dominion and Foreign and Commonwealth Offices spanning the period 1948 to 1980.”

Church Missionary Society Periodicals documents “missionary work from the 19th to the 21st century, the periodicals include news, journals and reports offering a unique perspective on global history and cultural encounter.”

Migration to New Worlds¬†provides access to “Colonial Office files on emigration, diaries and travel journals, ship logs and plans, printed literature, objects, watercolours, and oral histories supplemented by carefully selected secondary research aids.”