Introduces history majors to basic research library concepts (you should master before History 498). Provides both a broad overview of the source types collected by research libraries, and also lists specific sources relevant to research for this course.
Microfilm (293 reels) of the ACLU archives at Princeton University (the largest, but not only, repository of ACLU records in the nation). Key topics in this series include conscientious objectors labor,, freedom of speech, academic freedom, and censorship.
Reel 38 contains the ACLU's correspondence relating to the case and the organization's involvement. Includes correspondence directly with John Scopes. Also includes unsolicited correspondence, both supportive and hostile.
The ACLU collected four volumes of press clippings (mostly newspapers and magazines), along with a small number of pamphlets and correspondence. These volumes can be found on reels 39-40 of the "Roger Baldwin Years" microfilm collection.
Gallup polls are currently included in the Roper Center collection, but some might find that this index provides a more orderly (and definitely more granular) way to explore polling subjects. Roper Center offers only broad subject categories, and is intended primarily for keyword searching.
Guide to digitized primary source collections, for the most part collections that are owned or licensed by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library. Organized by broad discipline (History, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and African American Studies). History is subdivided by region and time period.
25 periodicals documenting education in the twentieth century, primarily United States and Australia, but also Europe, with emphasis on professional publications like American Teacher, and Black Collegian.