History Vault: New Primary Sources

History Vault is a digital collection of primary sources, spanning organizational records, declassified government documents, newspaper articles, diary entries, official correspondence, personal letters, business ledgers and much more, these materials reveal overlooked perspectives and little-known or forgotten activities and events in U.S. history.

Bates College Library has purchased five History Vault collections:

  • Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century, Parts 1 & 2 
  • Immigration: Records of the INS, 1880-1930
  • Students for a Democratic Society, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, and the anti-Vietnam War Movement (1958-1981)
  • American Politics and Society from Kennedy to Watergate (1960-1975)