The NAACP Papers Collection: database trial

1 May 7th, 2014 at 10:05

We are running a trial of the Proquest History Vault  NAACP collections.

The trial is available on campus, and will run through 5 June 2014.

Access the trial here:

From Proquest:

With a timeline that runs from 1909 to 1972, users can examine the realities of segregation in the early 20th century to the triumphs of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and beyond. And, they can explore the challenges in the late 1960s and 1970s, such as the Black Power Movement, urban riots, and the Vietnam War. Legal files in the collection chart the organization’s spectacular successes from the 1910s–1970s, including the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision.

Full information can be found here:


  1. I am so happy that there’s a trial of this, as I need to access quite a lot of the material in these papers for my thesis and the nearest place I could do this before was at Cambridge – in microfilm. A search bar is a much faster and easier way to find what I need than a whole trolley full of of printed microfilm guides!

    I’m going to use this as much as possible during the trial, and I do hope that the library considers subscribing permanently, because its a resource that is vital to anyone studying civil rights.

    Posted by aaxrp

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