Focusing predominantly on Atlanta, Chicago, Brooklyn, and towns and cities in North Carolina, this collection presents multiple aspects of the African American community through personal diaries and scrapbooks, pamphlets, newspapers and periodicals, correspondence, official records, and in-depth oral histories. It reveals the prevalent challenges of racism, discrimination and integration, and a unique African American culture and identity.
Access unique primary source material from leading archives and libraries around the world. Content spans the humanities and social sciences, from medieval manuscripts to 20th century global politics. Publisher Adam Matthew provides access to all their products through one search engine.
Delve into the theatrical world of eighteenth-century society, and explore how the John Larpent Collection of Plays from the Huntington Library reflect the politics of the time, the role of women, views on race and religion, opinions on empire, and European and British history.
Unique and extremely rare eighteenth century periodicals, each chosen to convey the eclecticism and evolution of the publishing world between 1685 and 1835.Highlights include a complete run of The Lady's Magazine, and rare titles missed out of other collections focused on the Eighteenth Century.
Spanning five centuries, and charting the rise and fall of empires around the world, this digital archive enables research of colonial history, politics, culture and society. There is a focus on the British Empire, but documents also give information on other European empires and the experience of colonized people.
This digital archive reveals the voices and experiences of the men and women who served in the First World War and is a source for anyone studying and researching the Great War.' Material includes letters and diaries of service people, maps, photo albums, artwork, oral histories, official documents, newspapers, posters and much more, covering all aspects of the global conflict.
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. It ranges across the various colonial frontiers of North America before touching on the settlers of Southern Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
Records from mens and womens organizations, advice literature and etiquette books that reveal developing gender roles and relations. This digital archive provides an insight into changing societal expectations about gender roles through personal diaries and correspondence, and explores the life and careers of key figures and pioneers in gender history.
Discover the histories of fifteen key commodities that changed the world through a wide range of manuscript sources, rare books, maps, advertising memorabilia, paintings, photographs and ephemera. Explore themes of exploration and discovery; imperialism and attempts at monopoly; trade wars; translocation and economic geography; slavery; mass production; luxury; taste; and the evolution of global branding.
A digital collection of manuscript, visual, and printed works that allows students and researchers to explore and compare a range of sources on the history of travel. Many come from private or neglected collections.
This collection from the National Library of Scotland documents the history of India, Raj and Empire from the foundation of the East India Company in 1615 to the granting of independence for India and Pakistan in 1947.
This is the online version of the J. Walter Thompson Company archive, an informative corporate record of the history of modern advertising. It includes the account files of some of the worlds biggest brands, such as Kraft, Kodak, Oscar Mayer and Pan Am.
This material is sourced from the American Jewish Historical Society, New York. It contains primary sources on the history of Jewish immigration to the United States, life and culture among the Jewish population there, and records of business and trade from Jewish-owned companies.
Materials include primary sources on the history of tourism. Bringing together collections from multiple archives, including Thomas Cook, this resource presents a multi-national perspective on the evolution of affordable tourism around the world.
The Berg Collection is recognized as one of the finest literary research collections in the world, particularly its Victorian holdings. This collection includes unpublished poems, working notebooks, holograph manuscripts, and drawings that trace the inspiration and genesis behind the periods greatest works.
The digital version of the Stationers' Company Archives, London, includes material on the history of printing, publishing and bookselling dating from 1554 to the 20th century. It includes a complete run of the Stationers' Register, an essential resource for book history and a record publications prior to 1927.
From salacious swells guides to scandalous broadsides and subversive posters, the material sold and exchanged on Londons bustling thoroughfares offers insight into the dark underworld of Victorian-era London.
Focusing on medical advances across conflicts, this resource includes documents from the Crimean War, the second Boer War, the American Civil War, the First World War and inter- and post-war periods. Highlights include the correspondence of Florence Nightingale, the papers of Joseph Letterman, and material on reconstructive surgery and mental health.
Drawn from the Paston Family Papers, a collection that has long been a subject of both literary and historical interest, Medieval Family Life enables access to Britains first surviving records of private correspondence, describing everyday life in East Anglia during the Wars of the Roses. The Paston material is accompanied by the correspondence collections of four other families of that period.
This resource provides direct access to a widely scattered collection of original medieval manuscripts that describe travel, real and imaginary, in the Middle Ages. Material provides an insight into the attitudes and preconceptions of people across Europe in the medieval period, shedding light on issues of race, economics, trade, militarism, politics, literature, and science.
Edward S. Morse (1838-1925) was a polymath notable for his work in zoology, natural history, ethnography, and art history, but was perhaps most famous for his work in bringing Japan and the West closer together. Devoting much of his life to the task of documenting life in Japan before it was transformed by Western modernization, Meiji Japan offers full access to Morse's diaries, journals, and correspondence on a myriad of subjects from that time.
This selection of original documents tells the story of European and Asian migration to North America, Australia and New Zealand during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Official records from governments, shipping lines, and agencies are includes along with letters, oral histories, and diaries of migrants themselves. The resource documents successive generations, refugees, and displaced persons, and those who were transported as criminals.
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. The resource links digital scans of the original documents with the researchers' catalogs and notes.
Explore the medicine chests and bookshelves of the everyday nineteenth-century American through a colorful array of advertisements, popular texts, and much more. This resource includes highly visual primary source material, together with supplementary features designed to aid research and teaching.
The Race Relations Institute was a pioneering social science organization, and its archive includes speeches, statistics, reports, and more from 1943-1970. This resource includes primary source material on the Civil Rights Movement, segregation, discrimination, and racial theory in America during three pivotal decades of the twentieth century.
A digital version of the single largest collection of working notebooks, verse manuscripts, and correspondence of William Wordsworth and his fellow writers. Highlights include annotated full manuscripts of such notable works as The Prelude and Michael, or Samuel Taylor Coleridges Dejection: An Ode.
St. Mary's has access to 1 of the 2 modules of this collection, which contains an extensive range of both rare and well-known wartime publications for soldiers serving in major theaters around the world. Publications are included from many key nations involved in the conflict, including as the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, India, Germany, and elsewhere in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.
Rare and unique prompt books from the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. The prompt books tell the stories of key performances as they were staged in theaters throughout Great Britain, the United States, and further afield, between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries.
Explore domestic life, leisure, and material culture of nineteenth- and twentieth-century America. This resource presents a wealth of highly illustrated primary source documents that highlight commercial tastes and consumer trends, and provide a valuable visual record for a breadth of interdisciplinary study.
Material covers the founding and economic development of Virginia as seen through the papers of the Virginia Company of London, 1606-1624. Also covering London's economic history in the early modern era, this will also be of interest to social and religious historians.
Primary source material from hundreds of fairs, including Londons Great Exhibition of 1851, American fairs of the 19th and 20th centuries, and 21st century expos. A resource for students, teachers, and researchers of a huge range of subjects including imperialism, race relations, gender studies, science and technology, consumer culture, architecture, and design.