Special Collections

About the Special Collections
Searching Articles in the Special Collections

About the Special Collections

The ANB Online presents special collections keyed to Black History Month and Women's History Month, each containing about 500 articles; American Indian Heritage Month (about 300 articles); Hispanic Heritage Month (145 articles); and Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (65 articles). The collections do not include every article related to black history, women's history, American Indian history, Asian Americans, or Hispanic Americans in the ANB. Rather, the articles were selected to help you as a researcher, student, teacher, or librarian to quickly access a sizable number of biographies for study on these topics. For Black History Month, we have selected articles covering a range of time periods and occupations that are representative of African-American history. For Women's History Month, we have focused on the occupations relating to women's suffrage and the women's rights movement. However, we have included archetypes such as Marilyn Monroe and iconic figures such as Sacagawea.

If ANB Online users find this special collection feature useful, we will extend it to other topics. Please take a moment to drop us an email and let us know if you like the feature. Send your comments to webmaster@anb.org.

Searching Articles in the Special Collections

To search the Special Collections, go to the Custom Search page, enter your search term, and select the check box labeled "Black History," "Women's History," "Asian Pacific American Heritage," "Hispanic Heritage," or "American Indian Heritage" to restrict your search to articles that are included in each collection.

  • To retrieve all articles included in the Special Collection, click the check box (a checkmark appears) and click Search.
  • To limit your search to the articles in the Special Collection, select a checkbox (a checkmark appears), select your other search criteria, then click Search.


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