Collection of digitized newspapers originally published by incarcerated persons in United States prisons.
The collection spans the years of 1800-2020, and it includes newspapers from across the United States and from penal institutions of all kinds, including women's-only institutions. These newspapers give readers a firsthand perspective of life in U.S. prisons, revealing the news, issues, and commentary that mattered to prisoners.
Primary sources and critical documentary essays covering American life from end of the Civil War to the election of Theodore Roosevelt. Materials included are songs, letters, photographs, cartoons, government documents, and ephemera. Covers issues such as immigration and migration, racism and civil rights, labor and industry, women and universal suffrage, treatment of Native Americans, and the environment.
Over two million high resolution plant specimen images and foundational materials from more than 300 herbaria collections in 70 countries, including the African Plants Initiative (API), the Latin American Plants Initiative (LAPI) and the Global Plants Initiative (GPI). Materials include high resolution specimen images, extensive flora, reference materials, collectors' correspondence and diaries, and thousands of paintings, photographs, drawings, and other images.
The Justice Initiative publishes reports, handbooks, briefing papers, legal and policy submissions, and fact sheets exploring and advocating on issues of human rights and justice.
The Open Society Justice Initiative, part of the Open Society Foundations, was established in 2003 to provide expert legal support for Open Society's broader mission and values through strategic human rights litigation and other legal work. Beyond their publications, the Justice Initiative represents individuals before domestic and international human rights tribunals. Their advocacy work targets national and regional policymakers and governments to advance human rights and the rule of law, and they support local, national, and international efforts to expand access to justice.
Focuses on the complex and varied liberation struggles in the region, with an emphasis on Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. It brings together materials from various archives and libraries throughout the world documenting colonial rule, dispersion of exiles, international intervention, and the worldwide networks that supported successive generations of resistance within the region.