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American History, 1493-1945
Use VPN This collection traces the progress of American History and extensively covers the major themes of the period from colonization and settlement through the revolution, expansion, politics, slavery, the Civil War and reconstruction, to World War II.
American Indian Histories and Cultures, 17th - mid-20th centuries
Use VPN Discover a unique insight into interactions between American Indians and Europeans from their earliest contact, continuing through the turbulence of the American Civil War, the ongoing repercussions of government legislation, right up to the civil rights movement of the mid-20th century.
American West, 18th-20th centuries
Use VPN Covering topics including the growth of urban centers, the environmental impact of westward expansion and life in the borderlands, this collection will be welcomed by scholars working in Western American History, Southern History, the History of the Pacific Northwest, Western Literature, Film and Cultural Studies.
Apartheid South Africa, 1948-1980
Use VPN These previously restricted letters, diplomatic dispatches, reports, trial papers, activists’ biographies and first-hand accounts of events give unprecedented access to the history of South Africa’s apartheid regime. The files explore the relationship of the international community with South Africa and chart increasing civil unrest against a backdrop of waning colonialism in Africa and mounting world condemnation.
Architectural Digest Magazine Archive
Explore a complete digital version of the Architectural Digest backfile from 1922-2011. A vibrant monthly celebration of international design talents, the Architectural Digest Magazine Archive provides students of art, design and architecture with an essential research tool.
China, America and the Pacific, 18th-early 20th centuries
Use VPN Explore an extensive range of archival material connected to the trading and cultural relationships that emerged between China, America and the Pacific region between the 18th and early 20th centuries. Manuscript sources, rare printed texts, visual images, objects and maps document this fascinating history.
China: Culture and Society, mid-18th to 20th Century
Use VPN Spanning three centuries (c. 1750-1929), this resource makes available for the first time extremely rare pamphlets from Cornell University Library’s Charles W. Wason Collection on East Asia. The resource is full-text searchable, allowing for the collection to be comprehensively explored and studied.
China: Trade, Politics and Culture 1793-1980
Use VPN With documents encompassing events from the earliest English embassy to the birth and early years of the People’s Republic, this resource collects sources from nine archives to give an incredible insight into the changes in China during this period.
Church Missionary Society Periodicals, 1804-2009
Use VPN From its roots as an Anglican evangelical movement driven by lay persons, this resource encompasses publications from the CMS, the Church of England Zenana Missionary Society and the latterly integrated South American Missionary Society. Documenting missionary work from the 19th to the 21st century, the periodicals include news, journals and reports offering a unique perspective on global history and cultural encounters.
Colonial America, 1606-1822
Use VPN Colonial America makes available all 1,450 volumes of the CO 5 series from The National Archives, UK, covering the period 1606 to 1822. CO 5 consists of the original correspondence between the British government and the governments of the American colonies, making it a uniquely rich resource for all historians of the period.
Confidential Print: Africa, 1834-1966
Use VPN The documents in Confidential Print: Africa begin with coastal trading in the early 19th century and the Conference of Berlin of 1884 and the subsequent Scramble for Africa. They then follow the abuses of the Congo Free State, fights against tropical disease, Italy’s defeat by the Abyssinians, World War II, apartheid in South Africa and colonial moves towards independence. Together they cover the whole of the modern period of European colonization of the continent from the British Government’s perspective.
Confidential Print: Latin America, 1833-1969
Use VPN This collection consists of the Confidential Print for Central and South America and the French- and Spanish-speaking Caribbean. Topics covered include slavery and the slave trade, immigration, relations with indigenous peoples, wars and territorial disputes, the fall of the Brazilian monarchy, British business and financial interests, industrial development, the building of the Panama Canal, and the rise to power of populist rulers such as Perón in Argentina and Vargas in Brazil.
Confidential Print: Middle East, 1839-1969
Use VPN This collection consists of the Confidential Print for the countries of the Levant and the Arabian peninsula, Iran, Turkey, Egypt and Sudan. Beginning with the Egyptian reforms of Muhammad Ali Pasha in the 1830s, the documents trace the events of the following 150 years, including the Middle East Conference of 1921, the mandates for Palestine and Mesopotamia, the partition of Palestine, the 1956 Suez Crisis and post-Suez Western foreign policy, and the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Confidential Print: North America, 1824-1961
Use VPN This collection consists of the Confidential Print for the United States, Canada and the English-speaking Caribbean, with some coverage of Central and South America, and covers such topics as slavery, Prohibition, the First and Second World Wars, racial segregation, territorial disputes, the League of Nations, McCarthyism and the nuclear bomb. The bulk of the material covers the late 19th century and the first half of the 20th century.
Eighteenth Century Drama Censorship and the Stage
Use VPN This resource features a unique archive of almost every play submitted for license between 1737 and 1824, plus hundreds of documents that provide social context for the plays.
Eighteenth Century Journals: A Portal to Newspapers and Periodicals, c1685-1835
Use VPN Bringing together rare journals printed between c.1685 and 1835, this resource illuminates all aspects of 18th century social, political and literary life. Topics covered are wide-ranging and include colonial life, provincial and rural affairs, the French and American revolutions, reviews of literature and fashion throughout Europe, political debates, and London coffee house gossip and discussion.
Empire Online, 15th-21st Century
Use VPN This resource brings together manuscript, printed and visual primary source materials for the study of 'Empire' and its theories, practices and consequences. The materials span the last five centuries and are accompanied by a host of secondary learning resources including scholarly essays, maps and an interactive chronology.
First World War Portal
Use VPN The First World War portal makes available invaluable primary sources for the study of the Great War, brought together in four thematic modules. From personal collections and rare printed material to military files, artwork and audio-visual files, content highlights the experiences of soldiers, civilians and governments on both sides of a conflict that shook the world.
The original mission of the FBIS was to monitor, record, transcribe and translate intercepted radio broadcasts from foreign governments, official news services, and clandestine broadcasts from occupied territories. Accordingly, it provides a wealth of information from all countries outside of the U.S., from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.
Foreign Office Files for China, 1919-1980
Use VPN The six parts of this collection make available all British Foreign Office files dealing with China, Hong Kong and Taiwan between 1919 and 1980.
Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, 1947-1980
Use VPN This collection of files from the Foreign Office (later the Foreign and Commonwealth Office) and Dominions Office focuses on the political and social history of India, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Foreign Office Files for the Middle East, 1971-1981
Use VPN Providing an invaluable resource for researchers and students seeking to understand the modern Middle East, this collection contains complete runs of Foreign Office files, providing an expansive view of key events and their global political impact. Users can explore the Arab-Israeli War, Henry Kissinger’s "shuttle diplomacy" and the historic Camp David Accords that followed. The resource also examines internal conflicts, such as the uprising in Dhofar, the military coup in Cyprus, the Lebanese Civil War and the Iranian Revolution. Energy concerns dominate this resource, with reports on the oil policies of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Iraq, and how price hikes, embargoes and industrial strikes affected the G8’s energy supply and economy. Additionally, users will be able to scrutinize policies on international arms sales.
Frontier Life, 1650-1920
Use VPN Through a large array of unique documents, this multi-archive collection captures the lives, experiences and colonial encounters of people living at the edges of the Anglophone world from 1650-1920. Experience settlements across the various frontiers of North America, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Explore documents on the creation of new states, trade networks, and movements of people in these regions alongside the marginalization and decline of Indigenous peoples.
Global Commodities Trade, Exploration and Cultural Exchange
Use VPN Explore the histories of fifteen key commodities that changed the world through a wide range of manuscript sources, rare books, maps, advertising, paintings, photographs and ephemera. This resource focuses on the following fifteen significant commodities whose stories are often intertwined: chocolate, coffee, cotton, fur, oil, opium, porcelain, silver and gold, spices, sugar, tea, timber, tobacco, wheat, and wine and spirits.
With the support of Ivan Allen College these newspaper archives have been added to our collection of Historical African American newspapers.
- Cleveland Call and Post 1934-1991
- Michigan Chronicle 1939-2010
- Norfolk Journal and Guide 1916-2003
- Philadelphia Tribune 1912-2001
India, Raj and Empire, 17th-19th century
Use VPN Explore the history of South Asia between the foundation of the East India Company in 1615 and the granting of independence to India and Pakistan in 1947. The wonderfully rich and diverse South Asian manuscript collections of the National Library of Scotland are extremely varied, ranging from the papers of key East India Company representatives and colonial officials to records of daily life in Agra, Bombay, Lahore, and Madras.
Jewish Life in America, c. 1654-1954
Use VPN Based on a rich variety of original manuscript collections from the American Jewish Historical Society in New York, this indispensable resource offers captivating insights into the everyday lives of the American Jewish population over three centuries. It charts the Jewish Diaspora from the earliest settlements through the mass European influx of the early 20th century.
JPRS, acting as a unit within the Central Intelligence Agency, was established in March 1957 as part of the United States Department of Commerce’s Office of Technical Services, about six months before the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1. JPRS staffers prepared translations for use by U.S. government officials, various agencies, and the research and industrial communities, balancing political coverage with scientific and technical topics. Over time, however, that scope expanded to cover environmental concerns, world health issues, nuclear proliferation, and more.
- American Society of Civil Engineers Legacy Archive (1872-1996)
- JSTOR Arts & Sciences XII
- JSTOR Arts & Sciences XIV
- Optical Society of America Digital Archives 2006-2020
Leisure, Travel and Mass Culture
Use VPN From the emergence of travel agencies in the 19th century, to the impact of wilderness tourism on American national identity, and the golden age of package holidays in the 1970s, this content offers a wealth of essential material for any scholar or student of social, cultural and business history.
Literary Manuscripts Berg
Use VPN This resource includes Victorian manuscripts from the New York Public Library's Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection.
Literary Manuscripts Leeds
Use VPN This resource offers literary scholars the opportunity to examine manuscripts of 17th and 18th century verse held in the celebrated Brotherton Collection at the University of Leeds. Alongside original compositions are copied verses, translations, songs and riddles.
London Low Life
Use VPN London Low Life is an incredible visual resource for students and scholars of London, with many full-color maps, cartoons, sketches and a full set of the essential Tallis’ Street Views of London – a unique resource for the study of London architecture and commerce. We also include George Gissing's famous London scrapbooks from the Pforzheimer Collection, containing his research for London novels such as New Grub Street and The Netherworld.
Macmillan Cabinet Papers, 1957-1963
Use VPN This digital collection casts new light on Britain's relationship with the EEC, Anglo-American ties, the Cold War, Decolonization, and issues of public and political morality. Macmillan Cabinet Papers, 1957-1963 provides complete coverage of the Cabinet conclusions (minutes) and memoranda of Harold Macmillan’s government, plus selected minutes and memoranda of policy committees.
Market Research and American Business Reports
Use VPN This resource provides a unique insight into the American consumer boom of the mid-20th century through access to the complete market research reports of Ernest Dichter, the era’s foremost consumer analyst and market research pioneer.
Mass Observation Online
Use VPN A pioneering social research organization, Mass Observation was founded in 1937 by anthropologist Tom Harrisson, film-maker Humphrey Jennings and poet Charles Madge. Their aim was to create an "anthropology of ourselves," and by recruiting a team of observers and a panel of volunteer writers they studied the everyday lives of ordinary people in Britain. This digital project opens up access to the archive.
Medieval Family Life, 1400-1490
Use VPN This resource provides access to Britain’s first surviving records of private correspondence, describing everyday life in East Anglia, Essex, Oxfordshire, Yorkshire and Warwickshire, c. 1400-1490.
Medieval Travel Writing, 13th - 16th centuries
Use VPN Explore this magnificent collection of medieval manuscripts from libraries around the world, dating from the 13th to the 16th centuries, with a focus on accounts of journeys to the Holy Land, India and China.
Meiji Japan, 1838-1925
Use VPN This resource includes manuscripts for the study of Meiji society, culture, ethnology and education from the papers of Edward Sylvester Morse (1838-1925).
Migration to New Worlds
Use VPN From the century of immigration to the modern era, Migration to New Worlds charts the emigration experience of millions across 200 years of turbulent history. Explore the rise and fall of the New Zealand Company, discover British, European and Asian migration and investigate unique primary source personal accounts, shipping logs, printed literature and organizational papers supplemented by carefully compiled teaching and research aids.
Nixon Years, 1969-1974
Use VPN FCO and British Embassy analyses of US policy decisions, White House staff appointments and UN discussions, views on Europe, the deployment of F111 aircraft on US airbases in the UK and Nixon’s battles over funding from Congress, visits to the US by both Wilson and Heath, files on the internal situation in the US and domestic reform are core subjects of this digital collection. There are also detailed assessments of all the changes brought about by the Presidential Elections of 1972.
Use VPN This resource is produced in association with the Perdita Project, based at the University of Warwick and Nottingham Trent University. Their goal was to identify and describe all manner of writing by early modern women from diaries to works of drama.
Popular Culture in Britain and America, 1950-1975
Use VPN From the austerity of the 1950s to the excess of the 1970s, discover the period through a wealth of printed and manuscript sources, visual material, ephemera and video clips.
Popular Medicine in America, 1800-1900
Use VPN This collection showcases the development of "popular" medicine in America during the 19th century through an extensive range of material that was aimed at the general public, rather than medical professionals. Explore an array of printed sources, including rare books, pamphlets, trade cards, and visually-rich advertising ephemera.
Use VPN Discover the working methods of Romantic poets and trace the evolution of celebrated verse in this powerful digital resource. Presenting the manuscript collections of the Wordsworth Trust, this digital collection offers students and researchers of the Romantic period unique access to the working notebooks, verse manuscripts and correspondence of William Wordsworth and his fellow writers, including Dorothy Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Thomas De Quincey and Robert Southey.
Shakespeare in Performance: Prompt Books from the Folger Shakespeare Library
Use VPN Shakespeare in Performance showcases rare and unique prompt books from the world-famous Folger Shakespeare Library. These prompt books tell the story of Shakespeare’s plays as they were performed in theaters throughout Great Britain, the United States and internationally, between the 17th and 20th centuries.
Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice, 1490-2007
Use VPN Designed for teaching and research, this resource brings together documents and collections from libraries and archives across the Atlantic world, covering an extensive time period from 1490. Topics covered include the varieties of slavery, the legacy of slavery, the social justice perspective and the continued existence of slavery today.
Travel Writing, Spectacle and World History, 1835-1976
Use VPN This resource features women's travel diaries and correspondence from the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University. From the meticulous accounts of outings and sightseeing of the chaperoned young lady, to the impassioned descriptions of far continents by the determined explorer, these personal accounts are written by women of all ages, traveling for many different reasons, from all walks of life. They cover journeying for work, for pleasure, for charity, for enlightenment, by sea, air and land. The explorations range from vacations to intrepid adventures, and every type of trip in between.
Victorian Popular Culture, 1779-1930
Use VPN This resource contains a wide range of source material relating to popular entertainment in America, Britain and Europe in the period from 1779 to 1930, and shows how interconnected these worlds were. As well as fascinating primary source material in the form of objects, printed books, ephemera, posters, photographs and playbills, the resource includes a number of tools to support teaching and research.
Virginia Company Archives, 1590-1790
Use VPN This resource documents the founding and economic development of Virginia as seen through the papers of the Virginia Company of London, 1606-1624. It shows the continuing interest of the Ferrar family in the settlement of North America from Jamestown to the Bermudas and provides a rich source for the study of trade between Britain and America.
Women in The National Archives, UK, 1903-1962
Use VPN These original primary source documents cover the campaign for women's suffrage in Britain, 1903-1928 and the granting of women's suffrage in colonial territories, 1930-1962. This collection also includes a finding aid to Women's Studies Resources in The National Archives UK, 1559-1995.
World's Fairs: A Global History of Expositions, 1851-2015
Use VPN Explore the phenomenon of world's fairs from the Crystal Palace in 1851 and the proliferation of North American exhibitions, to fairs around the world and 21st century expos. Through official records, monographs, publicity, artwork and artifacts, this resource brings together multiple archives for research opportunities in this diverse topic.