From now until Aug. 29, the UAHuntsville Salmon Library (and other NAAL members) will have trial access to the ProQuest database History Vault. Please contact the Reference Desk for login information at 256-824-6529 or http://libanswers.uah.edu.
ProQuest is introducing more than 23 million pages of primary source material from its University Publications of America (UPA) Collection in a digital format. ProQuest History Vault unlocks the wealth of archival materials with a single search. Researchers will be able to access letters, papers, photographs, scrapbooks, financial records, diaries, and much more from a single interface.
Modules currently available include:
The Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century: Federal Government Records (691,000 pages; 37 collections)
The Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century: Organizational Records and Personal Papers, Part 1 (617,000 pages; 36 collections)
Search results are bibliographic metadata records with embedded links to a searchable PDF of the document. Browse options include event timelines and detailed descriptions of archival collections from which the materials are drawn. Jump right to the most significant folders in the collection, or run a search on a person, event, or controlled vocabulary subject term that catches your eye.
For more information, please view the ProQuest History Vault brochure here.