What is Archives Unbound?
Archives Unbound is a database that offers topically focused digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars and students.
Archives Unbound presents history in a whole new light, and is a primary document database consisting of over 100 collections, including 290,000 documents totaling 12 million pages. Individual titles in the collection range between 1,200 and 200,000 pages.
How to get started?
- Go to https://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/uki53848?db=GDSC
- Enter the Password: uki_log
- Begin your search
Quick Facts about Archives Unbound:
- The more you know your topic (names, places, dates, events) the more productive your searching will be.
- Scanned primary documents such as letters, memos, FBI surveillance reports, treaties, etc.
- Suitable for History, Political Science, Latin American Studies, Asian Studies, Religion, Anthropology and Sociology research
- Topic coverage is diverse, and includes American civil rights movement, European and American colonialism, evangelism around the world, Vietnam War
Collection Examples Include:
- Freedom Riders in the South, 1961
- Afghanistan and the U.S. 1945-1963
- Records of the U.S. State Department
- Correspondence from German Concentration Camps and Prisons
- Emiliano Zapata, 1901-1919
- Evangelism in Africa: Correspondence of the Board of Foreign Missions, 1835-1910
- Fannie Lou Hamer: Papers of a Civil Rights Activists, Political Activist, and Woman
- Japanese-American Relocation Camp Newspapers: Perspectives on Day-to-Day Life
Helpful Search Tips and Tricks
- Start in the “Browse Collections” tab
- For a quick overview of the collection begin by reading the “About the Collection” tab
- From “About the Collection” tab use the search box to refine your search
- Many documents are lengthy for an easier search use the “image Number” function to search within the document