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Archives Unbound

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Archives unbound

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Archives Unbound is a database that offers topically focused digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars and students.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?

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