The Library has recently acquired The Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century , a database comprised of numerous collections of primary source materials, now digitized and made available through a single interface. With this resource, researchers may study both well-known and unheralded events of a major American social movement from the perspectives of those who participated in them. The database is organized into two modules: “Federal Government Records” and “Organizational Records and Personal Papers, Part 1.”
ProQuest/UMI also offers embargo options for students concerned that their thesis or dissertation contains sensitive material, or copyrighted material included in a manner or amount beyond what is allowed by fair use . However, an embargo is only temporary. If a thesis or dissertation contains information of a sensitive personal nature or would violate copyright if published online, it is likely that it will still do so when the embargo concludes and the item is eventually posted. Students concerned about these issues may wish to speak to their advisor about editing their thesis or preparing a redacted version.