Yesterday, Library Journal released their annual Best Database list. We are proud to announce that Gale’s American Civil Liberties Union Papers tops the list for 2017. Read the review below and help us in congratulating all who helped build this one-of-a-kind database.
American Civil Liberties Union Papers
In 2017, Gale released two portions of this new database: The Making of Modern Law: American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912–1990 and Southern Regional Office Collection. Both installments offer material from an iconic organization that is pertinent to any research on civil rights in this country. The Making of Modern Law provides a national view of civil rights in the years covered, specifically including, said LJ’s review, “access to more than two million pages of reports, correspondence, legal briefs, newspaper clippings, U.S. Supreme Court cases, and information on groups that have worked with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).” The material in the Southern Regional Office Collection, meanwhile, documents the organization’s fight to enforce the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in 13 Southern states. Both collections comprise digitized versions of papers held by the ACLU and the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Collection at Princeton University, NJ. (LJ3/1/17)