Library Resources: Diversity and Inclusion

Reference & research assistance - - contact a librarian to find resources.

Do a general search of the library collection using Discovery Search. Search results will include, books, ebooks, journal and newspaper articles and films.

SMC Archives

Photograph Collection

Edmundite Collection

  • primary source materials about Selma, Alabama from the 1930's to the present
  • primary sources about Caracas, Venezuela Edmundite mission beginning in the 1960's
  • primary sources about a Northern Cheyenne reservation in Montana 100 years ago

College Collection

  • materials related to the experience of African American students at SMC in the 1970's
  • primary source materials highlighting attempts through the years to diversify campus through international programs 
  • Bishop Moses' work to bring students from urban areas to campus
Father Oullet

Photo of SMC Multicultural Affairs

Bishop Moses Anderson
Fr. Ouellet with children
on jungle gym
Selma, AL (circa 1963)

Saint Michael's College
Office of Multicultural
Student Affairs
(circa mid 1990's)

Bishop Moses Anderson, SSE
February 1983, Selma, AL











DVDs and Alexander Street & Kanopy streaming documentaries (SMC library database)


Statista (SMC library database)

Online resources

Library of Congress American Memory - - browse collections in all topics

African American

Ancestry Library Edition (SMC library database) See Overview of African American Research
Black Newspapers  (SMC library database)
Civil Rights Digital Library (searchable and browse-able primary source materials on people, places & events. Includes news film, oral histories, documents)
Digital Schomburg  (New York Public Library)
Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law (Legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world)
Voices from the Southern Civil Rights Movement (digital files of radio programs from the 1950s and 1960s documenting the experiences of activists in the Civil Rights Movement)


Hispanic Origin Data (US Census)
LLILAS Benson Digital Collections
Library research guide for Latino Studies (Cornell University)

Asian American

Asian American Studies: Primary Sources (USC)
Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project
Japanese-American Relocation Camp Newspapers (SMC library database)
South Asian American Digital Archive


Photo from National Archives
Photo: National Archives
& Records Administration


Native American

American Indian and Alaska Native Resources (US Census)
Indians/Native Americans 
(National Archives)
National Museum of the American Indian 


Asian Business Reference (SMC library database)
eHRAF World Cultures
(SMC library database) 
Europa World (SMC library database) 
Global Road Warrior (SMC library database) 
Political Handbook of the World  (SMC library database)

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex

ACT-UP Oral History Project (includes oral histories from many of the original members of ACT-UP/New York)
Digital Transgender Archive (primary source material on the history of the experiences of transgender and gender nonconforming individuals around the world)
Lesbian Herstory Archives Digital Collections (includes Daughters of Bilitis video)
LGBTQ+ SMC Library Resources (pdf)
GenderWatch  (SMC library database)
Women's Studies International (SMC library database)  


Disability studies (AUCD)  Includes resources on teaching disability studies in non-DS classes.
The Howe Library Historical Pamphlets on Disability Studies circa 1810s to 1960's

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