Sunday, July 21, 2013

Church Record Sunday: American Memory's The Church in the Southern Black Community

I'm a big fan of the Library of Congress website American Memory. If you aren't exploring this collection of digitized historical content, you are missing out. No, really.

According to the American Memory About page:

"American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning."

American Memory features all kind of content that is beneficial to your research. Today for Church Record Sunday we explore just one of those collections.

The Church in the Southern Black Community is searchable by keyword as well as browsable by Subject, Author and Title. Materials from this collection come from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. You can read an introduction to the collection on their website.

In this collection are texts that cover a variety of topics including sermons, songs, abolition, segregation and missionary work.

Scroll down the homepage under the heading Understanding the Collection and click on Related Resources to see links to other collections that may be of interest to your research.

1 comment:

Mariann said...

Thank you, Gena! I'm copying the URL because I definitely want to explore this site. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!