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A: The inclusion of the copyright-excluded material allows users to examine a more nearly complete collection of a given author's writings, even if many of the particular items themselves are currently unavailable due to copyright. If necessary, many of these other items can often be accessed and read on other websites or content systems, especially in the case of extent publications. Furthermore, there is a chance that at some future point these publications will be released for reading on this website as well.

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A: The current Version 2.0 release of UNZ.org incorporates major design changes from the previous version, but nearly all of the same underlying printed content is still available. Given the relatively slight use of the previous links to external videos and webzines, these portions have been removed, thereby streamlining access to the printed materials which constitute the main value of the system. Another major change has been the widespread use of Javascript, rendering most of the pages "reactive" as you begin entering information.

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A: Most of the main pages of the website contain one or more "Reactive Clouds," with the names of various authors or publications. Javascript functions cause these Clouds to "react" and change the displayed information as you begin typing in the entry boxes. For example, as you enter the first few letters of an author's name on the Home page, the Clouds adjust to display only those authors whose names begin with those letters. Similar adjustments occur as you start typing in a particular decade or year, or if you select one of the drop-down settings or other filter. This allows you to quickly focus in on the individuals you are seeking based on your particular criteria.

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There are also several other tabs. The Tree tab displays a dynamic tree allowing the individual time periods, issues, and articles to be opened for greate detail. The Year Contents tab displays the tables of contents for all the issues of a given year, the Issues, Small Covers, and Large Covers tabs display those views of the contents for a given decade, and the All Years tab provides an overview of the entire archive of the periodical. In addition, the drop down field in the control bar may be used to explore the different periods. All these pages allow for convenient browsing of the contents of a given periodical and clicking on any of the individual links accessing more detailed information.

Q: How does Searching work?

A: As mentioned above, much of the exploration of the website contents is normally performed by browsing the various different pages or entering information into the various text fields and having the displayed information automatically adjust. Actual Searches are performed in a parallel manner, by entering the target information into the data fields and then pressing the Search button (or simply hitting Enter). The system then performs a Search across the selected Text, Title, Author, and other information and displays the findings in a new Search Results tab.

Searches may be performed on any of these individual pages, or on the Power Search page, which allows for more detailed Searches across all content material.
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The Survey Archives
Title Author Period Text
Type? Genre/Topic? Subtitles?
The Negro Expresses Himself
  • The Negro Expresses Himself 
    The Survey
    , March 1, 1925, pp. 655-658 - PDF
    1. [–] Issues of the 1920s
      = 7 Years, 161 Issues, 2,203 Articles
      1. [+] Issues of 1923
        = 18 Issues, 221 Articles
        1. [+] Issues of 1924
          = 24 Issues, 332 Articles
          1. [–] Issues of 1925
            = 24 Issues, 322 Articles
            1. [–] Issues of Jan.-Mar. 1925
              = 6 Issues, 96 Articles
              1. [+] January 1, 1925 Issue
                = 12 Articles
                1. [+] January 15, 1925 Issue
                  = 13 Articles
                  1. [+] February 1, 1925 Issue
                    = 16 Articles
                    1. [+] February 15, 1925 Issue
                      = 12 Articles
                      1. [–] March 1, 1925 Issue
                        = 31 Articles
                        1. Harlem, pp. 629-630 - PDF
                        2. Enter the New Negro by Alain Locke, pp. 631-634 - PDF
                        3. The Making of Harlem by James W. Johnson, pp. 635-640 - PDF
                        4. Black Workers and the City by Charles S. Johnson, pp. 641-643 - PDF
                        5. The South Lingers On by Rudolph Fisher, pp. 644-647 - PDF
                        6. The Tropics in New York by W.A. Domingo, pp. 648-650 - PDF
                        7. Harlem Types by Winold Reiss, pp. 651-654 - PDF
                        8. The Black Man Brings His Gifts by W.E.B. DuBois, pp. 655-658 - PDF
                        9. Youth Speaks by A.L. , p. 659 - PDF
                        10. Harlem Life by Countee Cullen, p. 660 - PDF
                        11. Lady, Lady by Anne Spencer, p. 661 - PDF
                        12. The Black Finger by Angelina Grimke, p. 661 - PDF
                        13. Poems by Claude McKay, p. 662 - PDF
                        14. Song of the Son by Jean Toomer, pp. 662-663 - PDF
                        15. Poems by Langston Hughes, p. 664 - PDF
                        16. Jazz At Home by J.A. Rogers, pp. 665-667 - PDF
                        17. Negro Art and America by Albert C. Barnes, pp. 668-669 - PDF
                        18. The Negro Digs Up His Past by Arthur A. Schomburg, pp. 670-672 - PDF
                        19. The Art of the Ancestors, p. 673 - PDF
                        20. Heritage by Countee Cullen, pp. 674-676 - PDF
                        21. The Dilemma of Social Pattern by Melville J. Herskovits, pp. 677-678 - PDF
                        22. The Rhythm of Harlem by Konrad Bercovici, p. 679 - PDF
                        23. Color Lines by Walter F. White, pp. 680-681 - PDF
                        24. Harvest of Race Prejudice by Kelly Miller, pp. 682-683 - PDF
                        25. Breaking Through by Eunice Roberta Hunton, p. 684 - PDF
                        26. Portraits of Negro Women by Winold Reiss, pp. 685-688 - PDF
                        27. The Double Task by Elise Johnson McDougald, pp. 689-691 - PDF
                        28. Ambushed in the City by Winthrop D. Lane, pp. 692-694 - PDF
                        29. The Church and the Negro Spirit by George E. Haynes, pp. 695-697 - PDF
                        30. Editorials, pp. 698-701 - PDF
                        31. Books, pp. 702-724 - PDF
                      2. [+] March 15, 1925 Issue
                        = 12 Articles
                      3. [+] Issues of Apr.-Jun. 1925
                        = 6 Issues, 82 Articles
                        1. [+] Issues of Jul.-Sep. 1925
                          = 6 Issues, 69 Articles
                          1. [+] Issues of Oct.-Dec. 1925
                            = 6 Issues, 75 Articles
                          2. [+] Issues of 1926
                            = 24 Issues, 331 Articles
                            1. [+] Issues of 1927
                              = 23 Issues, 325 Articles
                              1. [+] Issues of 1928
                                = 24 Issues, 316 Articles
                                1. [+] Issues of 1929
                                  = 24 Issues, 356 Articles
                                2. [+] Issues of the 1930s
                                  = 9 Years, 144 Issues, 2,180 Articles
                                  1. [+] Issues of the 1940s
                                    = 9 Years, 108 Issues, 1,100 Articles
                                    1. [+] Issues of the 1950s
                                      = 1 Year, 12 Issues, 148 Articles