New trials for Marygrove faculty to explore: Black Freedom and Religious History collections

The Marygrove Library has just set up two new trials for faculty. Read on, and pass your comments along to Would you use these resources in your classes? Do you see useful features? Is there anything you don’t like?

Trial #1:

American Theological Library Association Historical Monographs Collection

Series 1 (1300s–1893): Contains over 5 million pages of content, and consists of titles from the 13th century through the 1893 World Parliament of Religions with the majority of titles from the 19th century. Since religion was such an integral part of the social, political and economic fabric of life during the time period of this collection, historians researching a wide range of areas, not just religion, will find invaluable material relevant to their work.

Access Series 1 until March 12, 2012:,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=h7h

Series 2 (1894–1923): Consists of titles published from 1894 through 1923. This collection offers material on the significant shifts in the religious identification of Americans and the growing interest and experimentation with non-Western religions. It presents a comprehensive picture of American life at the time. Includes:

    • Materials covering the evangelical movement and evangelical sermons covering the debates between science and religion
    • Biographies of 19th century theologians, providing perspective on how and why these leaders were valued in the 19th century
    • Books by and about women and the church
    • Books about Native Americans and their religion

Access Series 2 until March 12, 2012:,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=h8h

Trial #2:

ProQuest History Vault – Black Freedom I & II

Consists of these three collections:

  1. Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century: Federal Government Records
  2. Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century: Organizational Records and Personal Papers, Part 1
  3. Bayard Rustin Papers

Access these collections until February 11, 2012 (call the Marygrove Library reference desk at 313.927.1346 for username and password):

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