Research Projects


The Department of History is home to the following research projects:

Combined Caesarea Expeditions- a compilation of publications and reports on the findings of staff explorations and excavations of the terrestrial remains of Caesarea Maritima and an investigation of the site's ancient harbor.

Freedmen and Southern Society Project- a rich collection of over 50,000 National Archive documents that help capture the essence and drama of the U.S.’s emancipation of slaves, from the beginning of the Civil War in 1861 to the beginning of radical reconstruction in 1867, by depicting it in the words of its participants: liberated slaves and defeated slaveholders, soldiers and civilians, common folk and the elite, Northerners and Southerners. The documents vividly speak for themselves, and interpretive essays by the editors provide historical context.

The Samuel Gompers Papers- founded by Stuart Kaufman in 1974, the project collects, annotates, and makes available primary sources of American labor history. It has published two microfilm series of union records and eleven volumes of Gompers' papers.