New and Updated Databases

New and Updated Databases May 2023

The following databases and e-resources have been recently changed or added to KU Libraries' collections. A list of database trials is also available.

New to Databases A-Z

America in Protest: Records of Anti-Vietnam War Organizations - This collection includes surveillance from the FBI on several antiwar groups, including student and communist organizations.

American Art-Union, 1839-1851: The Rise of American Art Literacy - This collection consists of minutes of annual meetings, committee reports, sales records, letters, and registration of works of art with and pertaining to the American Art-Union.

Black Drama Third Edition - Black Drama, now in its expanded third edition, contains the full text of more than 1,700 plays written from the mid-1800s to the present by more than 200 playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries.

FBI File on America First Committee - This collection covers this anti-interventionist group’s activity from 1937 to 1941 and contains newspaper accounts, America First literature, speeches, letters, reports, and press releases.

FBI File: House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) - This database includes hundreds of reports by HUAC and its successor, Internal Security Committee, from 1938 to 1975.

FBI Surveillance of James Forman and SNCC - This database includes FBI records on the surveillance of James Foreman and the FBI’s “COINTELPRO” investigations into various “Black Nationalist Hate Groups/Internal Security”.

Federal Response the Radicalism in the 1960s - This collection includes primary sources from the FBI that relate to a variety of individuals and organizations from the 1960s.

Making of Modern Law: American Civil Liberties Union Papers - This database includes materials covering the organization’s work related to civil rights, race, gender, and as well as files from the ACLU’s Southern Regional Office.

Moscow News Digital Archive - Moscow News offers a window in English toward a better understanding of the political and social upheavals in the Soviet and post-Soviet eras, providing a unique record of how the media adapted to the tumult that shook the USSR and the Russian Federation, from Stalin to Putin.

North American Indian Drama: Second Edition - North American Indian Drama contains 244 plays by 48 playwrights representing the stories and creative energies of American Indian and First Nation playwrights of the twentieth century.

Novaia Gazeta Digital Archive - Novia Gazeta is a popular independent Moscow newspaper known for critical investigative reporting, working to expose corruption, abuse of power and violation of laws amongst the government and main financial structures of modern Russia.

Swank Digital Campus - Contains 1,000 streaming films and documentaries, including many feature films.

Updates to Databases A-Z

Title changes / URL changes / Platform changes

African American newspapers : the 19th century - URL change from http to https effective May 18, 2023.

African development indicators - URL correction effective April 19, 2023.

Archives of Sexuality and Gender (Parts I and IV) - Title updated to reflect addition of Part IV to our resources effective May 8, 2023.

Civil War. Part 1, a newspaper perspective - URL change from http to https effective May 18, 2023.

Lily : a temperance and feminist newspaper, 1849-1856 - URL change from http to https effective May 18, 2023.

Pennsylvania gazette, 1728-1800 - URL change from http to https effective May 18, 2023.

ProQuest Congressional - Access has been added to Collections Part I through P covering the years 2015 - 2022 effective May 30, 2023.

Trumpet magazine - The provider reported another URL change effective April 12, 2023.

Cancelled Databases


Please refer to the Libraries' Budget Update page to review resources identified for non-renewal.