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JSTOR’s continuously expanding Open Community Collections feature freely accessible primary source materials in a wide variety of subjects contributed by libraries, museums, and archives.
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Items in this collection include photograph panels from the Rhode Island Architecture Exhibition held by the RISD Museum of Art in 1939, in which 300 years of architecture were surveyed through buildings in Rhode Island.
Part of Middlebury College
More than 650 items belonging to Julian W. Abernethy, teacher and scholar of American and British literature. This collection includes first and critical editions, collected works, and original manuscripts by the most notable men and women in American letters from the late 18th to early 20th centuries, with a focus on the transcendentalist movement.
Part of University of Manchester
The Centre holds over 70 individual archives, including papers of BME organisations and significant individuals, as well as archives with broader themes such as Civil Rights, scientific racism and fascism, and anti-fascism. It also hosts a growing digital collection featuring publications of the Commission for Racial Equality.
175 images of the historic Allentown Band, digitized and published in partnership with the Trexler Library at Muhlenberg College. The Allentown Band, active since 1828, is the oldest continuous community band in the United States.
Part of University of Pennsylvania
More than 1,300 images from the 1880s to the 1970s offering a glimpse into the broad spectrum of activities of nurses and other health care providers, the buildings and settings used, and the patients cared for within the institution.
Scrapbooks of Dr. Andrew Greller, a professor at Queens College from 1967 to 1998 who taught courses on botany, ecology, and bio-climatology. He also studied vegetation all over the world and was published in numerous scientific journals, including the American Journal of Botany and the Botanical Gazette.
Part of Roger Williams University
Reproductions of stenciled walls found in American structures in the Federal Period (1790-1840). Although these examples are primarily from Rhode Island, stenciled walls were common throughout New England and other parts of the country.
More than 170 photographs documenting the built environment in Pittsburgh, PA and on the campus of Chatham University. The collection includes photos collected by Arthur G. Smith, who was a professor at Chatham from 1963 to 1993. Smith also authored a book of historical photographs of Pittsburgh.
This collection includes materials from the digitization of 42 boxes collected by counsel for the House Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on immigration and refugees. Includes information presented by Congressional representatives when addressing US immigration issues from the 1960s to the 1980s, providing a comprehensive view of what Congress members knew, when they knew it, and how their access to this information shaped American law
Collection of hand-made book objects, limited edition books, and zines dating from the mid-1960s to present. This collection also includes related book arts references, artists' ephemera files, and bookmaking process archives of artists such as Carol Barton, Ruth Laxson, and Angela Lorenz.
Part of University of Glasgow
A selection of digitized materials from the Blackhouse charters of the 13th to 18th centuries. The Blackhouse charters recount the evolution, flourishing expansion, and history of the University of Glasgow. The main group of documents in this collection include charters relating to the rights belonging to religious orders before the Reformation. Others recount acquisitions and rights to land or privileges.
Biographical information, correspondence, photographs, personal notes, transcripts, and other publications related to Burr Tillstrom and his career, centered on marionette theatre. Tillstrom spent time at Hope College in 1972, participating in both the Theater and Communications departments as a guest faculty member and an artist-in-residence.
Part of University College London
Sir Robert Carswell, professor of pathology, was commissioned to prepare this collection of more than 700 drawings of anatomical specimens in the early 19th century. The resulting drawings are significant in the history of medical education for their artistry and detail.