Welcome to UNIQ History students; mezzanine reserved all week

This week we are pleased to welcome students on the UNIQ History: Race & Protest summer school. UNIQ Summer Schools are week-long, subject-specific courses designed to encourage talented school students from less privileged backgrounds to apply to university, and the History programme has taken place at the Rothermere American Institute in the past. 

As part of their course, students on the History: Race & Protest summer school will be spending some time each afternoon studying in the VHL, and the mezzanine area will be reserved for them during the afternoons this week.

New VHL website launched

We are delighted to announce the launch of our brand new website! The design of the site has been overhauled in line with other Bodleian Libraries sites, and we took the opportunity to also review and revise the site’s content and structure. We hope that the new site will therefore not only look nicer, but will be more friendly to use and provide far more information about the library than the old one did.

We will continue to work on the site now that it has been launched, and welcome feedback, comments and suggestions. If there is information missing that you would like to see on there, or if you think things are in less-than-logical places, please do let us know. As the site design is part of the Bodleian-wide project, we have no control over the look and feel of the site, but we can make changes to content and structure. Please take a look and let us know what you think!

Trials until 9th August: African American Periodicals and African American Newspapers

We now have trial access to two major databases of African American Periodicals and Newspapers until 9th August.

African American Periodicals, 1825-1995
African American Periodicals, 1825-1995, features more than 170 wide-ranging periodicals by and about African Americans. Published in 26 states, the publications include academic and political journals, commercial magazines, institutional newsletters, organizations bulletins, annual reports and other genres. 

African American Newspapers, 1827-1998
African American Newspapers, 1827-1998, provides online access to approximately 270 U.S. newspapers chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience. This unique collection features papers from more than 35 states—including many rare and historically significant 19th century titles. 

Both are now available via OxLIP+ (sign in for remote access). Please send comments and feedback to jane.rawson@bodleian.ox.ac.uk