New Collections Update (Politics, History, Gender, Sociology, and more!)

Emory University’s Woodruff Library has been able to purchase, with general allocations and endowed funds, a number of new important primary source collections to assist in research and teaching across disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

  1. News Policy and Politics Magazine Archive is notable for its archive of Newsweek from 1933-2012.
  2. Women’s Magazine Archive I contains the following archives:
  • Better Homes & Gardens (1922 to 2005)
  • Chatelaine (1928 to 2005)
  • Good Housekeeping (1885 to 2005)
  • Ladies’ Home Journal (1883 to 2005)
  • Parents (1926 to 2005)
  • Redbook (1903 to 2005)
  1. Additions to our growing History Vault Collection!

4. Of particular note is the Visual History Archive (VHA) for which we will be doing a more focused promotion, as Emory, Duke, and North Carolina State are now the only libraries in the Southeast to have access to this database. The Visual History Archive (VHA) is USC (University of South California) Shoah Foundation’s online portal that allows users to search through and view more than 55,000 video testimonies of survivors and witnesses of genocide. Initially a repository of Holocaust testimony, the Archive has expanded significantly to include survivor and witness testimony from four other genocidal events: the Armenian Genocide (1915-1923), the Nanjing Massacre (1937), the Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda (1994) and the Guatemalan Genocide (1978-1996).

Individual blog entries from our subject librarians, highlighting each of these exciting new primary source collections, are forthcoming.