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Social History Websites

Archives relating to specific social and ethnic groups.- Category ID : 94911
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The American Jewish Historical Society Archives

About 1,000 collections of personal papers and institutional records related to Jewish life in the Americas.
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Black Archives of Mid-America

Documents African-Americans in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Oklahoma, including diaries, newspapers, records and oral histories. In Kansas City, Missouri.
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Institute of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts

Microfilm copies of 90% of known Hebrew manuscripts, held in Jerusalem.
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The Amistad Research Center

Documents the "cultural and social contributions of underrepresented peoples." Located at Tulane University, Louisiana, USA. Online photograph collection available.
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Florida Atlantic University Judaica Sound Archives

Dedicated to rescuing, preserving and sharing Jewish voices and music from the past. Search the archives and listen to their recordings here.
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The Education and Research Institute

Formerly top-secret FBI files obtained via the Freedom of Information Act housed in Hamilton, Virginia, USA. Limited online catalog.
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Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives

Materials about immigration to America in the 1800s and early 1900s. Housed in Atlanta, Georgia. Online Catalog.
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American Jewish Archives

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.
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International Institute of Social History

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.
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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

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.
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Archives of Women in Science and Engineering

Includes personal papers of women scientists and engineers and the records of related organizations, held at Iowa State University.
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National Museum of the American Indian

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.
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Rochester School for the Deaf Archive Center

Historical documents, photographs, artifacts and other valuable records about Rochester School for the Deaf. Housed in Rochester, New York, USA. Limited online collection.
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The Transgender Archives at The University of Victoria

The Transgender Archives preserves the history of pioneering activists, community leaders, and researchers who have contributed to the betterment of transgender people.
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Labor Archives of Washington

Over 300 collections documenting the labor movement in the Pacific Northwest. Housed in Seattle, Washington, USA. Online collections available.
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National Museum of Natural History: Anthropology Department

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.
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Anacostia Community Museum Archives

A branch of the Smithsonian Institute, this archive seeks to understand "how communities work." Housed in Washington, DC, USA. Searchable online catalog.
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Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Preserves New York labor history. Housed in Tamiment Library, New York, USA. Searchable online catalog.
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Swiss Social Archives

Collects materials about Social Movements, housed in Zurich, Switzerland. Searchable online catalog in German.
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Community of Christ Archive

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.
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Bishopsgate Institute

Includes library and archive collections that explore "radical, social, labor, feminist and gay history in London." Housed in London, England.
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The Ohara Institute for Social Research

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.
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