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Formed in 1968, the American Indian Movement (AIM) expanded from its roots in Minnesota and broadened its political agenda to include a searching analysis of the nature of social injustice in America. These FBI files provide detailed information on the evolution of AIM as an organization of social protest and the development of Native American radicalism.
Classic Brazilian Cinema Online This link opens in a new window
A unique collection of digitized historical film magazines from the 1910s to the 1970s, with easy access to rare and previously dispersed sources documenting the cinematographic history of the largest country in Latin America.
Current Digest of the Russian Press Archive This link opens in a new window
Beginning in 1949, each week the Current Digest presents a selection of Russian-language press materials, carefully translated into English. The translations are intended for use in teaching and research. They are therefore presented as documentary materials without elaboration or comment, and state the opinions and views of the original authors, not of the publisher of the journal.
Indigenous Peoples of North America, Part 1 This link opens in a new window
Gain insight into the cultural, political, and social history of Native Peoples from the seventeenth to the twentieth century.
Jazz Composers Present is an online resource featuring livestreams of jazz composer masterclasses, listening sessions, group lessons, and more. They also feature a weekly mini-lesson; these lessons cover various topics in jazz composition. To gain access via a Brown-affiliated account, please email
MARG Magazine Archive This link opens in a new window
The MARG Magazine is published till today and appears four times a year. It began in 1946, and is a loose encyclopaedia of the arts of India and related civilizations.
Sage Research Methods: Cases This link opens in a new window
Learn about methods application and research design with stories from researchers in the field.
War Department and Indian Affairs, 1800-1824 This link opens in a new window
From 1789 until the Bureau of Indian Affairs was established in 1824, Indian affairs were under the direct control of the Secretary of War. This collection consists of the letters received by and letters sent to the War Department.