Lexis-Nexis is "the world’s largest provider of credible, in-depth information," according to the company website. The Lexis database contains more than 22,000 sources, including full text archives of most popular newspapers and magazines. It also includes court materials, financial and market reports, legislative materials, and transcripts, to name a few. For more on Lexis, see Appendix B of The Content Analysis Guidebook.
|Bowling Green State
University Center for Archival Collections (http://www.bgsu.edu/colleges/library/cac/cac.html)
"The CAC is a local history repository within Libraries and Learning Resources at Bowling Green State University. The primary mission of the CAC is to actively acquire, preserve, and make accessible to researchers historical materials in four broad categories: Northwest Ohio, University Archives, Rare Books and Special Collections. Its collections draw scholars, residents and students from throughout the University, the region and the world." Includes the Gish Collection, a set of materials bequeathed to the university by silent film stars Lillian and Dorothy Gish.
|British Columbia Archives
"Archival holdings include: government documents and records; private historical manuscripts and papers; maps, charts and architectural plans; photographs; paintings, drawings and prints; audio and video tapes; film; newspapers; and an extensive library of publications with a strong emphasis on the social and political history of British Columbia and the Pacific North West."
|Christian Science Monitor Archives
Includes a searchable, subscription-based electronic text archive. A videotape archive is also available. Check the site or call Allysen Palmer at (617) 450-2271 for more info.
Communication History Collection in Wisconsin (http://www.shsw.wisc.edu/)
"The Mass Communications History Collections (MCHC) were established in 1955 to document the importance of the mass media in twentieth century American life. The MCHC holds the papers of hundreds of important individuals, corporations and professional organizations in the fields of journalism, broadcasting, advertising and public relations. These collections document mass communications on both the national level and in the state of Wisconsin. Holdings include the records and papers of the National Broadcasting Company (NBC); Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications; Foote, Cone & Belding; Bruce Barton; John W. Hill; National Educational Television; David Brinkley; Charles Collingwood; Joseph Harsch; H.V. Kaltenborn; Clark Mollenhoff; Howard K. Smith; over 30 Pulitzer Prize winning journalists; and many other individuals and organizations."
|Mississippi Department of
Archives and History (http://www.mdah.state.ms.us/)
"The Archives and Library Division of the Department of Archives and History is responsible for collecting, processing, cataloging, preserving, and making available to the interested public official records, private manuscripts, books, documents, newspapers, maps, photographs, and audiovisual material relating to the prehistory and history of Mississippi."
|National Archives and Records Administration
This government agency seeks to preserve United States history by managing all federal records. Though best known, perhaps, for being the home of such classic American documents as the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and Bill of Rights, the National Archives and Records Administration also holds billions of significant textual materials from the three branches of the federal government. The multimedia collections of the archives include nearly 300,000 reels of motion picture film, more than 200,000 sound and video recordings, and nearly 14 million still pictures and posters. A selected number of images (e.g., World War II photos and propaganda posters) can be downloaded from the site for free.
State University Archives (http://www.lib.ohio-state.edu/OSU_profile/arvweb/)
" The Archives identifies, preserves, and makes available the documentation of continuing and historical value to Ohio State University. . . . In addition, the University Archives provides archival services for the Byrd Polar Research Center and the John Glenn Institute."
|Popular Culture Library at
Bowling Green State University (http://www.bgsu.edu/colleges/library/pcl/pcl.html)
"More than 125,000 cataloged books are housed in the Popular Culture Library. Popular fiction predominates, particularly novels in the mystery/detective, science fiction/fantasy, western, romance, movie and TV tie-in, and historical fiction genres. The Library also contains extensive collections of late 19th- and 20th-century juvenile/young adult series fiction. Other major strengths of the Popular Culture Library are materials documenting the performing arts and the entertainment industry (including television, film, radio, and the mass communications industry), graphic arts, recreation and leisure, and popular religion."
and University Archives--Marquette University (http://www.mu.edu/library/collections/archives/index.html)
"The Department of Special Collections and University Archives holds notable collections, comprising 230 cubic feet, which document the contributions of Catholic women in promoting basic human rights, inter-racial justice, women's rights, and world peace, and in responding to the immediate needs of the poor. Growing collections of photographs and sound and video recordings have become the most heavily used materials in the Catholic Worker Archives. The department holds almost 300 audiotapes of oral history interviews with CW volunteers and others associated with the movement (transcripts exist for most interviews), and more than 500 audiotape recordings of discussions, talks, and radio and television programs."
"This collection preserves materials relating to the development of the American Southwest. It includes audio, video and film holding covering periods such as the Depression, World War II, and television's golden age."
Kimberly A. Neuendorf