HistoryMakers Primary Sources New! Library Card Required.

The HistoryMakers is the nation’s largest African American video oral history collection, featuring about 2,700 individuals telling their stories in more than 148,000 video clips each running 1-5 minutes long.

The collection's aim is to provide an integrated scholarly and educational resource for exploring African American history and culture. It is unique among collections of African American heritage because of its large and varied scope, with interviewees from across the United States, from a variety of fields, and with memories stretching from the 1890s to the present.

Available to Saint Paul Library cardholders.

To access from outside of the library:

  1. Enter "Saint Paul Public Library" in the Non-University Login search box.
  2. Click the search result that comes up for the library.
  3. On the next page, under "Saint Paul Public Library", enter your library card number and click Go.