Race, Drugs, and Inequality (HIST-GU4588): Archives



Archives of Sexulaity & Gender - http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?clio11849934

Includes 82 different collections, among them the Act Up Archives, One National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Bush Administration and the AIDS Crisis.


Public Health Archives: Public Health in Modern America, 1890-1970  http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?clio14569842.

Includes four collections: the Records of the Children's Bureau: Maternal and Child Health, 1912-1969; The Committee on Public Health of the New York Academy of Medicine: Correspondence, Reports and Documents (1911-1990s); Selected Publications on Public Health from the New York Academy of Medicine, and the Library of Social and Economic Aspects of Medicine from Michael M. Davis


Narcotic Addiction and Mental Health: The Clinical Papers of Lawrence Kolb Sr



Federal Surveillance of African Americans, 1920-1984 http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?clio8679323


Women’s Studies Archive - http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?clio13276115

30 collections, including the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (1918-1974), Committee of Fifteen Records (1900-1901), Grassroots Feminist Organizations, Herstory, Comision Femenil Mexciana Nacional Archives.


Gale Primary Sources http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?clio10667231

Lists all of the Gale collections, including Archives Unbound and Nineteenth Century Collections Online


Search tips: use Advanced search to search within a collection or to combine search fields.  Use quotes for a phrase: "needle exchange" use proximity operators Nn e.g. needle n3 exchange finds the two works three words apart (in either order).  Term frequency will show a term in a timeline of documents per year, e.g. marihuana/marijuana.

ProQuest History Vault

Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century - https://clio.columbia.edu/catalog/14915389

Includes material related to the Reagan and Bush administrations.


African American Police League Records, 1961-1988.  https://clio.columbia.edu/catalog/14975670


NAACP Papers (1909-1972) http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?clio12171595


Struggle for Women’s Rights Organizational Records, 1880-1990 http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?clio13879505

Includes Women’s Action Alliance papers (1970-1990) which focused on women’s health


Search tips: after searching for a term, you need to download the PDF and then search the PDF to see your terms:  marijuana.  It is also possible to click on the subjects in the results records, e.g. "drug abuse and treatment" to see all the records coded with that subject heading.

Other Digital Archival Collections

LGBT Thought and Culture - http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?clio11849114

Includes some archival collections.

Finding Archvial Collections (mostly physical collections)


CLIO: https://clio.columbia.edu

For other online collections choose "databases" and enter keywords

For collections at Columbia, choose the "archives" filter, and then search by keyword: e.g. narcotics control, drug* AND (treatment OR policy)


Archive Grid http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?clio5801362


WorldCat - http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?AMS7418

database records for archival collections - fairly brief descriptions 


Archive Finder (also sometimes called Archives USA) http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?AMN4483


Columbia Archives Portal https://library.columbia.edu/collections/archives-portal.html


NYPL Archives http://archives.nypl.org/