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    The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
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    • VIVA database subscription (Virginia Virtual Library - Statewide consortium)
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    This collection offers +1,000 fully searchable books, pamphlets, and speeches from the beginning of Jim Crow to post-World War I that provide insights into African American culture and life during this period of segregation and disenfranchisement. Topics include African American identity, relationships with peoples of other nations, and literature.
    • Full text database.
    • VIVA database subscription (Virginia Virtual Library - Statewide consortium)
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    This collection offers roughly 1,400 fully searchable printed works, books, pamphlets, and speeches from the end of the Civil War to the beginning of Jim Crow. It includes documents related to African Americans and citizenship, voting rights, literacy, land rights, employment, and more, including the gaps between written law and practice.
    • VIVA database subscription (Virginia Virtual Library - Statewide consortium)
    • Multimedia content available
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    The Docuseek2 Essential Collection includes almost 800 of the most recent and popular titles made available for streaming on Docuseek2 from their distributors, which include Bullfrog Films, Icarus Films, Film Movement, MediaStorm, First Run Features, and more. These documentary films are in a variety of subjects, including education, healthcare, science and technology, and critical thinking.
    • VIVA database subscription (Virginia Virtual Library - Statewide consortium)
    • Multimedia content available
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    This digital archive offers oral histories assembled from interviews with African-Americans from all walks of life, including politicians, authors, civil rights activists, religious leaders, musicians, legal scholars, and more.
    • Full text database.
    • VIVA database subscription (Virginia Virtual Library - Statewide consortium)
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    A collection of manuscripts, monographs, newspapers, photographs, motion pictures, images of artwork, and more that increase understanding of the historical experiences, cultural traditions and innovations, and political status of Indigenous Peoples in the United States and Canada.
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