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The collection Module 48 documents how African American policemen in Chicago, beginning in 1968, attempted to fight against discrimination and police brutality by the Chicago Police Department and to improve relations between African Americans and police.
English Historical Documents This link opens in a new window
Trial ends: October 15, 2023

English Historical Documents Online contains over 5,500 expertly indexed and fully searchable primary documents from 500-1914. An online version of the standard series of primary source documents in British history, conceived in wartime and with volumes published since 1953. The over 5,500 documents from 13 volumes include American Colonial Documents (previously out of print). Documents are selected by generations of eminent historians, and their comment provides context for each document. Sources include government and cabinet proceedings, military dispatches, newspaper articles, pamphlets, personal and official letters and diaries. The database covers political and constitutional topics and social, economic, religious, and cultural history.

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Exploring Race in Society This link opens in a new window
Essays, articles, reports and other reliable sources cover important issues related to race in society today.
New York Times - Digital Edition This link opens in a new window
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After creating your account, access articles, video, audio, digital images of the newspaper back to 1851, and more through the New York Times website and the NYT mobile app!
New York Times inEducation This link opens in a new window
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The New York Times’s curricular tool designed for faculty.

Records of the Children's Bureau (1912-1969) This link opens in a new window
The database consists of reports, speeches, correspondence, and research materials from the Children's Bureau, the first federal agency dedicated entirely to protecting the welfare of children and families. The documents in this collection span the years from its creation in 1912 through 1969 and originate from the administrative files of bureau staff members, including the bureau's chiefs throughout the years: Julia Lathrop, Grace Abbott, Katharine Lenroot, Martha Eliot, and Katherine Oettinger.
Date Coverage: 1912-1969
A primary source database focusing on the history of human activity on the natural world.
John F. Kennedy Memorial Library
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8300