For History Fans -- Free Access to Video Collection until Nov. 15th

Alexander Street Press is giving history fans a special treat. Their online collection called American History in Video is free until November 15th. The marketing blurb says that "American History in Video provides the largest and richest collection of video available online for the study of American history, with 2,000 hours and more than 5,000 titles on completion. The collection allows students and researchers to analyze historical events, and their presentation over time, through commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries. This release now provides 1526 titles, with new videos from California Newsreel and PBS, equalling approximately 528 hours." Other documentary producers include The History Channel® and Bullfrog Films.

Take a peak at the entire collection on the Web now through Sunday, November 15th. http://ahivfree.alexanderstreet.com No username or password required—enjoy!

This is a temporary offer for you to view some fine documentaries on world history. Enjoy it while it lasts!

About the Author

Grace Cordial has been responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Beaufort District Collection at the Beaufort County Library since 1999.  The Beaufort District Collection exists to acquire, preserve, maintain and make accessible a research collection of permanent value which records the history, culture, and environment of our part of the South Carolina lowcountry.  Besides the research room, Cordial manages the “Virtual BDC:” the BDC web pages, the Online Obituary Index, two digital collections, a new BDC.BCL Facebook page, and the Connections blog.  
 
Among her duties is to coordinate or present programs about local history, Gullah culture, and our coastal environment, including occasional instructional sessions about how to perform historical and/or genealogical research.