American National Biography consists of brief biographies of Americans with significant achievements, fame, or influence. "American" is defined as a person whose significant actions occurred during his or her residence within what is now the United States or whose life or career directly influenced the course of American history. Only deceased persons are included.
Contains full-text biographies, including the complete full-text run of "Biography Today" and "Biography," plus many narrative biographies not available in other databases. Users can locate biographies of interest through keyword searches or by browsing genre categories (e.g., actors, authors, composers, inventors, musicians, Presidents of the United States, etc.).Coverage: varies.
This publication consists of the testimony and documents from more than 750 witnesses: Japanese Americans and Aleuts who had lived through the events of WWII, former government officials who ran the internment program, public figures, internees, organizations such as the Japanese American Citizens League, interested citizens, historians, and other professionals who had studied the subjects of the Commission’s inquiry. Many of the transcripts are personal stories of experiences of evacuees.Coverage: 1981.