Growing Up in America

Listed in: First Year Seminar, as FYSE-112

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Faculty: Allen J. Hart (Section 01)

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  • Reference Universe
    Searchable index of the library's entire reference collection, both print and electronic.
Tompkins, Vincent, Judith Baughman, Victor Bondi, and Richard Layman, eds. American Decades. Detroit: Gale Research, 2001. Location: Call # E169.12 .A419 1994

Historical Newspapers

  • Chicago Defender (1909-1975)
    Chicago-based weekly newspaper founded in 1905 for a primarily African American audience.
  • New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993)
    American weekly newspaper founded in 1909 focusing on New York City's African American community.
  • The Boston Globe (1872-1984)
    American daily newspaper founded in 1872.
  • The New York Times (1851-2013)
    American daily newspaper founded in 1851.
  • Historical Newspapers (ProQuest)
    Combined search of the historic Boston Globe, Chicago Defender, Chinese Newspapers Collection, Hartford Courant, Los Angeles Times, New York Amsterdam News, New York Times, South China Morning Post, Times of India, and Washington Post.
  • Global Newsstream (ProQuest)
    Search the most recent global news, including major US dailies, with archives that stretch back into the 1980s from over 2,700 news sources that include newspapers, newswires, television and radio transcripts, blogs, and more in full-text format.


Amherst College Publications

  • Amherst College Catalogs
    The Amherst College Catalog includes information such as the academic calendar, course offerings, faculty, and awards for each academic year.
  • Amherst College Olios
    Complete editions of the Olio, Amherst College's annual yearbook, spanning 1859 to 2012.
  • Student Publications Timeline
    A timeline created by Digital Scholarship Summer Interns of student publications at Amherst College.

Primary Sources

Print collections

As explained on the Primary Source Research Guide, you can use the Advanced Search feature of the 5 Colleges Catalog or WorldCat to identify collections of primary source material. Start with keywords related to your topic in one search box, and narrow down your search to primary source material by copying and pasting the following into another search box (just make sure the AND option is selected in the drop-down menu between search boxes). "archival resources" or archives or correspondence or diaries or interviews or notebooks or sketchbooks or "personal narratives" or photographs or sources or speeches