Reveal Digital develops Open Access primary source collections from under-represented 20th-century voices of dissent, crowdfunded by libraries.
The content is curated and sourced from a wide array of libraries, museums, historical societies and individual collectors. The results are diverse thematic collections of scholarly value available to everyone everywhere.
The flood of alternative press publications in the 1960s expressed the upsurge of dissent and aspiration of American youth that continued for two decades. Feminists, dissident GIs, campus radicals and the New Left, Native Americans, anti-war activists, Black Power advocates, Latinos, and members of the LGBT communities all began to publish newspapers, periodicals, and literary magazines (little magazines). All of these groups found their voices in the alternative press.
The collection is now complete and freely open thanks to the financial support provided by the project’s funding libraries.Learn more
Documenting White Supremacy and its Opponents in the 1920s
To understand today’s version of American nationalism, we need to go back to the 1920s when the Klan re-emerged as a slick and successful recruiting and marketing engine that appealed to the fears and aspirations of middle-aged, middle-income, white Protestants in America. This project aims to assemble a comprehensive collection of Klan and other white nationalist newspapers alongside newspapers published by Catholic, African-American, and Jewish organizations to counter the narrative of hate and bigotry.Learn more
Fund future collections
The Diversity & Dissent Fund is a publishing program in which libraries and archives pool funding and primary source materials to create Open Access collections that focus on marginalized and underrepresented voices in 20th-century America. The subjects to be covered address equality across gender, sexuality, and race; worker rights; and alternative social views that challenged and ultimately changed societal norms.