Support and enhance research as well as teaching and learning with special offers on archival collections 

As the demand for e-content grows, so does the need for a trusted and experienced library partner like ProQuest. ProQuest has decades of experience helping libraries acquire electronic resources with print-to-electronic conversion services and a wealth of varied and unique electronic content across subject areas and eras. Our experts help libraries prioritize the conversion of digital content, including archival collections, government documents, historical periodicals and newspapers, books and more — based on their institution's curriculum and research activities.

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History Vault

History Vault 

"History Vault is an absolute first-rate research tool, the single best on-line resource in 20th century and African American history I have ever encountered." – Eric Arnesen, Professor of History at George Washington University

History Vault has been awarded Choice Outstanding Title and named "Best Reference" by Libray Journal.

ProQuest History Vault debuted in 2011 and is continuously growing to include numerous archival collections documenting the most important and widely studied topics in eighteenth- through twentieth-century American history. These modules are part of a long-term plan to collect and build modules of rich and varied content that create a full spectrum of archival materials to complement coursework across subject areas.

Institutions can build their collections over time to provide an unparalled research experience for their students and faculty who would otherwise be unable to access materials held at geographically dispersed archives.

This award-winning, continuously growing digitized collection of manuscript and archival materials now has over 21 million pages in 56 different modules. Created in partnership with renowned archival institutions, History Vault gives students and researchers a firsthand look at pivotal moments in history through the power of primary sources. 

Collections include: 

  • - Southern Life, Slavery and the Civil War
  • - Civil Rights and the Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century
  • - Women's Studies
  • - Native American History
  • - Revolutionary War and Early America
  • - American Politics and Society
  • - Workers, Labor Unions, and Radical Politics
  • - International Relations and Military Conflicts
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Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novel Series

Charleston Advisor 2013 Reader’s Choice Award Winner for Best Content 

Library Journal 2011 Best Reference Winner “Highly recommended.” – Booklist

Comics have become an increasingly popular area of academic study, and yet the typical library has only a small selection of graphic novels in the catalog. Underground and Independent Comics solves this problem, collection thousands of comics – many extremely rare and hard to find – in one, easy-to-use online collection.

Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels is the first-ever scholarly online collection for researchers and students of adult comic books and graphic novels. This multi-part resource covers the full spectrum of this visual art form, from pre-comics code era works to modern sequential releases from artists the world over.

From the shocking and explicit work of young artists exploring newfound freedoms to intricate and beautiful designs of aesthetic craftsmanship, the comic book has shown itself to be a medium capable of both the offensive and the sublime. Now users can experience the full range of this offbeat art form by exploring 200,000 pages of original material alongside interviews, commentary, criticism, and other supporting materials.

  • - Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels: Volume I
  • - Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels: Volume II
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Wimmens Comix



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