The Impact of CRL

Stories illustrating CRL’s impact on research, teaching, collection building and preservation.

Afghan Documentation Spans Tumultuous Century

Daily newspapers and cultural journals collected by LC's Field Office in Islamabad have been preserved through the efforts of MEMP and SAMP.  

Nation of Islam Paper Featured in Documentary Film

CRL's extensive holdings in African-American newspapers proved useful to a documentary film chronicling heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali's politicization.

Preserving News from Conflict Zones

CRL programs aim to preserve "first drafts of history" from zones of conflict throughout the world.

Teaching Modern History of India With CRL Newspapers

CRL's extensive holdings of Indian newspapers proved highly valuable for University of Iowa history professor's undergraduate course, "Imperialism and Modern India."

Primary Sources Improve Course on Vietnam War Propaganda

A history professor at Grinnell employed CRL's rich collection of Vietnam War-era newspapers and defense studies to enrich student research on propaganda and public opinion.

The WNA Expands Sources on African History

WNA's trove of colonial African newspapers gains scholarly attention, as the resource becomes better known on campus.

Provincial Turkish Newspapers and Muslim National Identity

What Turkish provincial newspapers at CRL revealed about the emergence of a Muslim national identity.

Carthage College Students Work with Cold War Primary Resources

How CRL documentation on the Cold War helped Carthage College students "touch history” in their research.