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Afro American Studies
A general guide to library research in Afro American Studies.
Premier genealogical resource. Census forms/schedules and many other historical tools. Birth, marriage, and death records; early passport applications; passenger lists; military and immigration records; city/school directories; Sears catalogs; and more.
Available on campus to all, or off-campus to UMass Amherst students, staff and faculty with an UMass Amherst IT NetID (user name) and password.
From 1830 until well after the Civil War, free and fugitive Blacks came together in state and national political "Colored Conventions." This project seeks to not only learn about the lives of these male delegates, the places where they met and the social networks that they created but to also account for the crucial work done by Black women in the broader social networks that made these conventions possible.
From the creators of WorldCat, ArchiveGrid is a collection of over two million archival material descriptions. It provides access to detailed collection descriptions and contact information for the institutions where the collections are kept.