The Kauffman Collection

Kauffman Collection

The Kauffman Collection is intended to enhance the Library’s collections with works of high quality, both in content and construction. Principally falling within the humanities, the works embody classical ideas and ideals, or have made significant contributions to other eras. To assist the library patron in advanced appreciation of the literature, this collection also includes supporting materials that assess, critique, and examine the chosen works.

Many of these materials are electronic books, videos, and audiobooks. Recently added are searchable, digitized reproductions of significant works and documents from public and private sources, from lands near and far.

Digital Resources

African American Poetry

African American Poetry contains nearly 3,000 poems by African American poets of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

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ACLU Papers Logo

Papers from 1912-1990 from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

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American History in Video

American History in Video provides the largest and richest collection of video available online for the study of American history, with 2,000 hours and more than 5,000 titles on completion.

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American Indian Correspondence: Presbyterian Historical Society Collection of Missionaries' Letters, 1833-1893

Collection of almost 14,000 letters written by those who served as missionaries to the American Indians from 1833 to 1893.

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American Indian Histories and Cultures

These unique materials tell both the historical and the personal stories of the colonization of the Americas.

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The American West

A mixture of original manuscripts, maps, ephemeral material and rare printed sources on the American West.

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Archives of Sexuality and Gender Logo

This archive illuminates the experiences the LGBTQ community.

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Archives Unbound logo

Presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support the collegiate research.

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Black Thought and Culture

Contains over 1,000 sources with over 1,000 authors, covering the non-fiction published works of leading African Americans.

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China, America and the Pacific

Archival material on the trading and cultural relationships between the 18-20th century China, America, and the Pacific region.

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Civil War in Words and Deeds

Regimental histories and personal narratives from the postwar period and early 20th Century period.

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Eighteenth Century Collections Online

Titles based on the English Short Title Catalog of UK works in the 18th century.

Empire Online

Primary source materials for the study of 'Empire' and its theories, practices and consequences.

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European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection

Collection and archive of British Romantic, early Victorian writing, and Continental Romanticism.

Everyday Life and Women in America

Primary source material on the 19th-20th century lives of women.

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Filmakers Library Online

Award-winning documentaries with relevance across the spectrum.

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First World War

Primary source material for the study of the Great War.

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Gale eBooks

Non-fiction ebooks.

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Gale Primary Sources

Dozens of historical archives covering hundreds of years of history.

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LGBT Studies in Video

Cinematic survey of the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.

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Mapping the World

Maps and travel accounts of 19th century Europe.

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Nineteenth Century Collections Online

Primary source collections of the 19th century.

Project MUSE

Free eBooks in the classics, history, and literature.

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Slavery and Anti-Slavery

Historical documents on the transatlantic slave trade.

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Twentieth Century African American Poetry

Poetry by 20th century African American poets.

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