Colorado College has acquired five new digitized document collections on Archives Unbound (Gale Cengage). To access them, please click here, click Proceed, then click on the Browse button on the lower right side of the screen.
American Indian Correspondence: Presbyterian Historical Society Collection of Missionaries’ Letters, 1833-1893
Almost 14,000 letters written by Presbyterian missionaries working with Native Americans during 1833-1893. Content includes missionary attitudes toward Native Americans, sex roles, religion, and the government. Primary source.
Japanese-American Relocation Camp Newspapers: Perspectives on Day-to-Day Life
Newspapers from internment camps, recording the day-to-day life of interned Japanese-Americans. Articles in Japanese and English. Includes newspapers from Camp Amache (Granada War Relocation Center). Primary source. Coverage: 1942-1945
Meriam Report on Indian Administration and the Survey of Conditions of the Indians in the U.S
This collection consists of two sets of documents regarding the effects of the Dawes Act of 1887. The Meriam Report was a survey of conditions on Indian Reservations in twenty-six states, and regarded as the most important treatise on Indian affairs since Helen Hunt Jackson’s Century of Dishonor in 1881. The Survey of Conditions of the Indians in the United States was the result of Senate hearings on problems identified by the Meriam Report; it lasted 15 years and produced almost 20,000 pages. Coverage: 1928-1943
War Department and Indian Affairs, 1800-1824
Correspondence received by and sent by the War Department regarding Native Americans, with varied attachments including receipts, financial statements, and copies of speeches. Content includes discussion of treaties, trade, missionaries, "civilization" of Native Americans, and intertribal relations. Primary source.
We Were Prepared for the Possibility of Death: Freedom Riders in the South, 1961
FBI files on the Freedom Riders who rode integrated buses through the South in 1961, protesting the non-enforcement of integration laws of public buses. The Riders encountered mob violence and biased courts, but their struggles propelled the Civil Rights Movement forward and helped end segregation in the South