Afro-American Studies

Core Primary Sources

Coverage varies by title

Full text articles from The Christian Recorder, The Colored American/Weekly Advocate, Frederick Douglass Paper, Freedom's Journal, The National Era, The North Star, Provincial Freeman, and Douglass Monthly.

Contains primary source documents from the United States & Europe, as well as other parts of the world; formats include antebellum books, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, images, and extensive archival material.

More Primary Sources

1639 - 1900

Combines Early American Imprints, Series I and II (1639 - 1819) and American Broadsides and Ephemera (1760 - 1900)

Primary source materials relating to U.S. history and culture; includes 7 million digitized items from over 100 historical collections.

18th - early 20th Century

Combines American Periodical Series (APS) and American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries, offering full text access to 18th - early 20th century American magazines and journals.

A collection of sources on Southern history, literature and culture from the colonial period through the first decades of the 20th century.

1450-1850

Covers social history, early commerce, trade, colonization, industry, political systems, revolutions, slavery, exploration, philosophy, and more.

1500-1926

Based on Sabin’s Bibliotheca Americana: A Dictionary of Books Relating to America from Its Discovery to the Present Time.  Full-text books, pamphlets, broadsides & documents, from sermons & tracts to legislation & literature. Covers all the Americas.

A gateway to distinctive digital collections and online exhibitions unique to Smith College.The collections feature images, audio, video, and text from multiple repositories and platform including the Libraries’ Special Collections, the Museum of Art, the Imaging Center, the Botanic Gardens, and select scholar collections