Main Library ProQuest Acquisitions

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In addition to the ProQuest modules recently acquired by the Law Library and described in last month’s newsletter, the Main Library acquired a number of ProQuest modules.  The descriptions below are drawn from ProQuest materials and the Law Library’s Electronic Resources page.

ProQuest Congressional

Congressional Record Permanent Digital Collection (1998-2005 added)

This module in ProQuest Congressional contains, in PDF, the permanent edition of the Congressional Record (1873-2005) and its three predecessors publications, the Annals of Congress (1789-1824), the Register of Debates (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873). These publications contain the debates, proceedings, and other activities of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.

Executive Branch Documents (1933-1939 added)

This module in ProQuest Congressional contains all documents, in searchable PDF, issued by federal government departments and agencies that were included in the authoritative 1909 Checklist but not included in the U.S. Congressional Serial Set; and continues with hundreds of thousands of like documents, up through 1939. The topics of the documents include business and industry, foreign trade, navigation, immigration and population, health, causes of death, religious affiliations, military operations, and weather conditions.

ProQuest History Vault

Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century: Federal Government Records, Supplement

This module supplements the original module of Federal Government records by adding civil rights records from the Ford and Reagan presidencies. The Ford Administration records in this module consist of the subject files of J. Stanley Pottinger, who was the assistant attorney general in charge of the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department, and the subject files of Anne R. Clarke, who was a special assistant in the Research Unit of the Civil Rights Division’s Sex Discrimination Program. The files of Pottinger and Clarke detail the implementation of federal civil rights law from 1973 through 1977. Records from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library consist of the White House Office of Records Management Subject File on Human Rights and seven collections released as a result of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. The seven FOIA collections cover affirmative action; Bob Jones University; busing and school desegregation; civil rights; fair housing; Martin Luther King Jr. Day; and the Civil Rights Restoration Act, Grove City College, and the Voting Rights Act of 1982.

Women’s Studies Manuscript Collections from the Schlesinger Library: Voting Rights, National Politics, and Reproductive Rights

These collections from the Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe College consist of three distinct series of collections: voting rights, national politics, and reproductive rights. The voting rights papers include documentation of national, regional, and local leaders. National leaders featured in this module include Carrie Chapman Catt, Matilda Joslyn Gage, Helen Hamilton Gardener, Julia Ward Howe, Alma Lutz, Anna Howard Shaw, and Lucy Stone. Papers of regional and local leaders include Harriet Burton Laidlaw, Helen Barten Owens, Clementina Rhodes Hartshorne, Mary Garrett Hay, Nellie Nugent Somerville, Lucy Somerville Howorth, Margaret Foley, Grace Allen Johnson, and Olympia Brown. On the topic of national politics, major collections are those of Molly Dewson, Emma Guffey Miller, Sue Shelton White, Jeannette Rankin, and Jessica Weis. Collections on reproductive rights are the Schlesinger Library Family Planning Oral History Project and the papers of Mary Ware Dennett and the Voluntary Parenthood League.