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Public Art and Collective Memory in the United States

Spring 2013

Listed in: American Studies, as AMST-360  |  Art and the History of Art, as ARHA-360; Carol C. Clark (Section 01)

Questions about research in this course? Contact Missy Roser, Sara Smith.

  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Media
  • Primary Sources
  • Web Resources

Databases: Find articles, book chapters, e-books

Academic Search Premier (date coverage varies)
Full-text articles from over 3,600 journals in the social sciences, arts and humanities, and sciences.

Access World News (Newsbank) (date coverage varies)
Electronic editions of over 2,600 local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers as well as 1,500 international sources. Fully searchable and browsable by map.

America's Historical Newspapers (1690-1980)
Searchable archive of American newspapers including Early American Newspapers (1690-1922) and Hispanic American Newspapers (1808-1980).

America: History & Life (1964 to present)
Covers the world's scholarly literature on the history and culture of the United States and Canada.

American Periodicals Series (1740-1940)
Digitized reproductions of more than 1,100 18th and 19th century newspapers and periodicals.

Arts & Humanities Full Text
Full-text publications that focus on art, architecture, design, history, philosophy, music, literature, theatre and cultural studies.

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals (1934 to present)
Indexes more than 2,000 periodicals on archaeology, city planning, interior design, and historic preservation.

BHA: Bibliography of the History of Art (1973 to present)
Bilingual database on the history of post-classical western art. Also includes RAA (Repertoire d'Art et d'Archeologie) from 1973 to 1989 and RILA (International Repertory of the Literature of Art) from 1975 to 1989.

Historical Newspapers (ProQuest)
Combined search of the historic Boston Globe, Chicago Defender, Chinese Newspaper Collection, Los Angeles Times, New York Amsterdam News, New York Times, Times of India, and Washington Post.

JSTOR
Full-text backfiles of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. (Alumni access)

LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe (date coverage varies)
Full-text federal and state laws, international legal materials, and law reviews. Also newspapers and business information.

MLA International Bibliography (1926 to present)
Covers critical scholarship on literature, language, linguistics, and folklore.

Project Muse
Online database of more than 200 journals from nonprofit publishers. (Alumni access)

Reference

Online

American National Biography
Information on over 17,400 men and women.

Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History
Articles surveying all aspects of the black diaspora; strongest on U.S.

Encyclopedia of American Studies
Leading reference work for American Studies, with searchable articles and accompanying bibliographies, related websites, illustrations, and supplemental material.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
70 reference e-books, including multivolume works like the Encyclopedia of Religion, American Decades, and more.

New Dictionary of the History of Ideas
Survey of the history of Western thought and culture, exploring the origin, cultural interpretations, and historical themes of a variety of subjects.

Oxford Art Online
Grove Art Online, and other Oxford art reference works covering all forms of the visual arts: painting, sculpture, architecture, graphic and decorative arts, and photography from prehistory to the present.

Print

Black Heritage Sites: an African American Odyssey and Finder's Guide  Frost Reference E159.C65 1996

The Encyclopedia of Historic Places  Frost Reference D9.C29 1983

Indian war sites: a guidebook to battlefields, monuments, and memorials, state by state with Canada and Mexico  Frost Reference E81.R35 2009

Women remembered: a guide to landmarks of women's history in the United States  Frost Reference E159.T56 1986

Media

American Song
Nearly 7,000 albums of music from America's past, including civil rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, wars, and more.

Amherst College Digital Collections

ARTstor
Image database including architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design as well as many other forms of visual culture.

Primary Sources

American State Papers (1789-1838)
Full-image database of legislative and executive documents of Congress. Continued by U.S. Congressional Serial Set.

Ancestry Library
Access to more than 1.2 billion names, primary source documents, census records, and images and a variety of genealogical and historical research features.

ArchiveGrid
Primary-source collection descriptions from WorldCat records and archival finding aids.

Early American Imprints, Series I (1639-1800)
Books, pamphlets, broadsides and other imprints listed in the renowned bibliography by Charles Evans.

Early American Imprints. Series II, Shaw-Shoemaker (1801-1819)
Books, pamphlets, broadsides and other imprints listed in the distinguished bibliography by Ralph R. Shaw and Richard H. Shoemaker.

Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice (1490-2007)
Thousands of pamphlets, books, paintings, maps and images documenting the varieties and legacy of slavery, the social justice perspective, and the continued existence of slavery today.

U.S. Congressional Serial Set (1817-1976)
Reports, documents and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Preceded by American State Papers.

Chronicling America
Internet database of historic American newspapers, produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.