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Explore the stories of U.S. military personnel and civilians during World War II through their oral histories, correspondence, diaries, photographs, artifacts, and military records. This digital resource offers an insight into the personal experiences of those involved in the conflict, both on the United States home front and on deployment overseas in Europe, the Mediterranean, the Pacific, China, Burma, and India.
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The complete CO 5 files from the National Archives, United Kingdom, 1606-1822, this is a resource for the study of early America, the Atlantic world, the Caribbean and the nascent British Empire. Access a vast archive of manuscript materials that tell the story of British involvement in North America. Explore the entire collection at once or by module: Early Settlement, Expansion and Rivalries; Towards Revolution; The American Revolution; Legislation and Politics in the Colonies; Growth, Trade and Development.
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Access a vast collection of primary source documents from the India Office Records held by the British Library, the single most important archive for the study of the East India Company and the British Empire in South Asia and the Indian Ocean world. Records include royal charters, correspondence, trading diaries, minutes of council meetings, and reports of expeditions, covering the time period 1599 to 1947.
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Delve into the cultural study of music and explore content from across the globe with this collection. Produced in collaboration with the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive, the material in this collection includes thousands of audio field recordings and interviews, educational recordings, film footage, field notebooks, slides, correspondence, and ephemera from over 60 fields of study.
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Explore five centuries of primary source material documenting the story of food and drink throughout history. The materials in this collection illustrate the links between food and identity, politics and power, gender, race and socio-economic status, as well as charting key issues around agriculture, nutrition, and food production.
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This collection makes available extensive coverage of British Foreign Office files dealing with Japan between 1919 and 1952.
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This collection 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.
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Access collections from prominent sex researchers and sexologists from around the world, in partnership with the Kinsey Institute Library & Special Collections. Note that the database provider requires that users actively consent to access this collection.
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This collection of documents offers insights into the performance practice in the particular space of the reconstructed Globe Theatre. It details the way in which the theater was constructed as a place of radical experiment. It documents over 200 performances through prompt books, wardrobe notes, programs, publicity material, annual reports, show reports, photographs, and architectural plans.
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This collection of films reveals war, history, current affairs, culture, and society as seen through a socialist lens. It spans most of the twentieth century and covers countries such as the USSR, Vietnam, China, Korea, East Germany and much of Eastern Europe, Britain, and Cuba.

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