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Bible Search & Rescue, a project of the Westar Institute, makes results and tools of academic biblical scholarship available to the general public. The Search feature provides posts on basic information about the bible, while the Rescue feature responds to specific uses of Bible passages and general assumptions about what it says on various topics will be addressed.
Bible Search & Rescue also includes podcasts which offer more discussion on some post topics, interviews with Bible characters, conversations with people whose perspectives have changed based on learning more about biblical scholarship, and more.
"The Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) has long believed that one important step toward ending racism and injustice is a better understanding of our shared history. By providing [free] resources that give context for the Black experience in Oklahoma, we hope to spark civil discourse and open dialogue about the role of race in the history of our state. While these conversations about our past may not be comfortable, they are necessary to understand where we have been and how we can best move forward together." - Description from the OHS website.
Constellate is the text analytics service from the not-for-profit ITHAKA - the same people who brought you JSTOR and Portico. It is a platform for teaching, learning, and performing text analysis using the world’s leading archival repositories of scholarly and primary source content.
All content in Constellate is available for analysis, regardless of whether our institution subscribes to the content for access. You may build visualizations by publisher for any of the content provided by JSTOR or Portico. In addition, you may browse and select for analysis any of the serial titles within Constellate.
The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (EBR) is the first and only comprehensive reference work devoted to the Bible and its reception.
Since the publication of its first two volumes in 2009, EBR has continued to break new ground and is an indispensable reference work not only for theology and religious studies, but also for the humanities, the arts, cultural studies, and the social sciences. As its foundation, the encyclopedia contains the most up-to-date information on the origins and development of the Bible in the canons of Judaism and Christianity. It then documents the history of biblical interpretation and reception, not only in Christianity and Judaism, but also in Islam and other non-Western religious traditions and movements.
Moving beyond the religious realm, it further innovates by recording how biblical texts have been read, interpreted, and integrated into thought, science, and culture throughout the centuries, summarizing the most recent scholarly research on the reception of the Bible in an array of academic disciplines such as classics and archaeology as well as a wide range of cultural and humanistic fields, such as literature, visual arts, music, film, and dance. Its interdisciplinary approach thus transcends a purely theological or religious perspective.
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Holocaust Encyclopedia is the most visited and comprehensive Holocaust resource online today. It provides the public, educators, faculty, students, and scholars with hundreds of articles, access to digitized collections, critical thinking and discussion questions, lesson plans, oral histories, videos, and much more.
The Indian-Pioneer Papers oral history collection spans from 1861 to 1936. It includes typescripts of interviews conducted during the 1930s by government workers with thousands of Oklahomans regarding the settlement of Oklahoma and Indian territories, as well as the condition and conduct of life there. Consisting of approximately 80,000 entries, the index to this collection may be accessed via personal name, place name, or subject.
ListenOK is a guide to oral history collections in Oklahoma. This guide identifies and describes thousands of oral history interviews and their locations including libraries and cultural heritage institutions and provides a centralized searching point for these unique collections.
Notable collections include the Chilocco Indian Agricultural School Alumni Oral History Project, Phillips University Collection, and the Attucks School in Vinita collection.
The Phillips University Collection contains a collection of 239 interviews collected between 1951 and 1980. They were conducted, largely by students of Professor William Snodgrass, a former History Professor at Phillips University. They focused on interviewing people in the local community, and throughout the Cherokee Outlet, and include some interview with individuals that made the 1893 Land Run themselves.
The Open Research Library (ORL) is an aggregation of peer-reviewed, Open Access (OA), scholarly books. The ORL comprises the most comprehensive collection of peer-reviewed OA books accessible for everyone.
The Slave Narrative Collection, a group of autobiographical accounts of former slaves, today stands as one of the most enduring and noteworthy achievements of the WPA, Compiled in seventeen states during the years 1936-38, the collection consists of more than two thousand interviews with former slaves, most of them first-person accounts of slave life and the respondents' own reactions to bondage.
This database includes agreements between tribal nations and the United States (1778-1886) published in the 1904 work “Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties” (Volume II), compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler.
As you view the treaties in this database, editorial margin notes are included. Links to Kappler’s original text and digitized treaties held at the National Archives can also be found throughout the site. Finally, a recently updated, comprehensive index complements this work.
The Zinn Education Project supports the teaching of people’s history in middle and high school classrooms. The website offers free, downloadable lessons and articles organized by theme, time period, and grade level. Based on Howard Zinn’s 'A People’s History of the United States', the teaching materials emphasize the role of working people, women, people of color, and organized social movements in shaping history.