Trial access: Race Relations in America

The Library has been given access to another exciting new primary source database from Adam Matthew, Race Relations in America. So for a limited time only you can use this resource to explore three pivotal decades in the struggle for civil rights in America through the eyes and work of sociologists, activists, psychologists, teachers, ministers, students and housewives.

You can access the database via the E-resources trials page. Access is available both on and off-campus.

Trial access ends 5th April 2017.

Race Relations in America is sourced from the records of the Race Relations Department of the United Church Board for Homeland Ministries, housed at the Amistad Research Center in New Orleans. The resource provides access to a wealth of documents highlighting different responses to the challenges of overcoming prejudice, segregation and racial tensions. These range from survey material, including interviews and statistics, to educational pamphlets, administrative correspondence, and photographs and speeches from the Annual Race Relations Institutes.

Collection highlights include over 100 hours of audio recordings of speeches, photographs of the participants at the Annual Race Relations Institutes, scrapbooks, survey material, case studies, posters from the Cranbrook travelling exhibition and stills from two film slideshows on church integration and the work of the Race Relations Institute.

n.d. [Posters for the [[Cranbrook]] Institute of Science Exhibit]. [Poster]. At: Place: Amistad Research Center. Series 6: Scrapbooks and Exhibit Items. Available through: Adam Matthew, Marlborough, Race Relations in America, http://www.racerelations.amdigital.co.uk/Documents/Details/ARC_S006_B224_Cranbrook_Exhibit_01 [Accessed March 09, 2017].

The database can be accessed for the duration of the trial period via e-resources trials.
Access available until 5th April 2017.
Feedback welcome.

Access is only available to current students and staff at University of Edinburgh.

Caroline Stirling – Academic Support Librarian for History, Classics and Archaeology