Students and researchers can immerse themselves in civil rights history like never before with our new archive American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912-1990, part of the Making of Modern Law collection. Drawing from the records of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), it focuses on civil rights, race, gender, and issues relating to the U.S. Supreme Court—topics intensely relevant to today’s curriculum and debates at both national and local levels.
Recently, American Reference Books Annual published a testimonial of this new archive. Take a look at the remarkable review:
The American Civil Liberties Union database is an extraordinary resource for exploring primary source documents of an American institution that has shaped American law in more ways than most Americans realize. Reading through these papers is like opening a time capsule: one can view correspondence, court filings, telegrams, and legal briefs, among other miscellanea.…The researcher will doubtlessly benefit from the breadth and depth of the papers included in the database…This database is recommended for academic libraries and law libraries.
— Sara Mofford, Youth Services Librarian, Catawba County Library System