Gale has launched Making of Modern Law: American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912-1990 in what seems like a very timely digital archive. The collection includes records from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and focuses on civil rights, race, gender, and issues relating to the U.S. Supreme Court. Cengage brought this interesting information to our attention in their article, “Gale Digitizes Archive of the American Civil Liberties Union.”

This collection is part of the growing Gale Primary Sources program and represents Gale’s focus on material that supports diversity studies and provides historical context around current topics.

Sourced from Princeton University and the ACLU, American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912-1990 contains more than 2 million pages of material. Some of the key events covered include the first and second “Red Scare,” the rise of the Ku Klux Klan, and the ACLU’s involvement around important events including the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights movement.

Melody K. Smith

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