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You can still access the UC Berkeley Library’s services and resources during the closure. Here’s how.
Sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, this is an electronic collection that provides access to digitized primary materials that offer Southern perspectives on American history and culture. Five different projects make up the site: Southern literature; first-person narratives; slave narratives; the Southern Homefront, 1861-1865; the church in the Southern Black Community.
A University of Florida project to digitize their manuscripts about frontier life in the Sunshine State. The content ranges from late colonial days (1784) through the Wars of Indian Removal, Civil War, Reconstruction, and into the 20th Century (1912).
"Materials relating specifically to the 1914-1915 strike in Atlanta include the correspondence of Oscar Elsas, transcripts of testimonies given before the U.S. Commission on Industrial Relations, and a group of operative reports. Correspondence and operative reports also provide some documentation of union activities and working conditions at other Fulton Bag mills, particularly those in St. Louis, Brooklyn, Dallas, and New Orleans."
The digitized text of the Proceedings of the Convention of Virginia, 1861, along with contextual information, including timelines, maps, political and demographic data, with tools to allow the user to link them all together.
Digitized and transcribed records relating to freedom petitions filed between 1800-1862 in Washington, D.C., by enslaved African Americans. This digital history project explores their social networks and includes scholarly essays that analyze the documents.