Trial to EBSCO Historical Manuscripts Collections until June 4

 The library is very excited to announce a trial to the EBSCO Historical Manuscripts Collections available now until June 4, 2012.  This trial includes access to the following archives:  African American Archives, World War II Archives, and the U.S. Bureau of Investigation Case File Archives.   You can navigate between each of the EBSCO Historical Manuscript Collections through the dropdown menu at the top center portion of the screen.

For more information about each of the archive collections, including title lists and content descriptions, please click on the below links.

African American Archives

African American Archives provides over one million pages of original historical documents pertaining to the African American experience over several centuries, and is richly-detailed with narratives and quantitative data alike. The earliest materials in this collection come from Essential Records Concerning Slavery and Emancipation from the Danish West Indies (1672-1917).

U.S. Bureau of Investigation Case File Archives

U.S. Bureau of Investigation Case File Archives covers case files from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), which until 1935 was called the Bureau of Investigation (BOI). With over 2.2 million pages of original historical documents, the archives provide a fresh insider’s perspective to the history of this time period.

World War II Archives

World War II Archives contains over half a million pages of original historical documents compiled from collections at the National Archives, offering a wide range of materials chronicling events during the Second World War, providing an in-depth perspective of military activities while also documenting the lives of individual military personnel on land, in the air, and at sea.

If you have any questions or feedback regarding this trial, please let us know at http://libanswers.uah.edu.

Events celebrating Dr. Wernher von Braun’s 100th Birthday

Von Braun at his desk at Marshall Space Flight Center in May 1964, with models of the Saturn rocket family

Below are the scheduled events open to the public in Huntsville, AL, honoring Dr. Wernher von Braun on the occasion of his 100th Birthday.
 
Wernher von Braun event at UAH Salmon Library
Date/Time:  22 March (Thursday) 1:30 – 4:00 pm 
Event:  Panel Discussion “Wernher von Braun, A Visionary’s Influence on UAHuntsville”
Location:  Louis Salmon Library, University of Alabama in Huntsville campus, Huntsville, AL

Date/Time: 22 March (Thursday) – 5:00 pm
Event:  Alabama Public Television film documentary on Dr. Wernher von Braun and a Passing the Torch ceremony
Location:  Davidson Center, US Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville, AL 
 
Date/Time:  23 March (Friday) – 6:00 pm Reception, Dinner at 7:00 pm
Event:  Wernher von Braun’s 100th Birthday PARTY; dinner speaker is Dr. Margrit von Braun, Wernher von Braun’s daughter.
Location:  Davidson Center, US Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville, AL 

Click below for tickets which are available for $100 for individuals and $1000 for a table of eight.
http://www.spacecamp.com/vbday

You can see the article in The Huntsville Times here:
http://blog.al.com/breaking/2012/03/uah_to_celebrate_100th_anniver.html

Questions?  Please let us know at http://libanswers.uah.edu or give us a call at 256-824-6529.