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Brings together digitised content from Australian libraries, museums, archives and other research organisations, including books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music, archives and more. Content is searchable by keyword.
Comprises of unique manuscript material relating to the activities and observations of British and American diplomats, missionaries, business people and tourists in China between 1793 and 1980, together with rare periodicals, colour paintings, maps, photographs and drawings.
The Rand Daily Mail, a Johannesburg daily, is a critically important title that pioneered popular journalism in South Africa. It is renowned today for being the first newspaper to openly oppose apartheid and contribute to its downfall. Search news articles from 1902-1985.
The liberation of Southern Africa and the dismantling of the Apartheid regime was one of the major political developments of the 20th century. This collection focuses on the complex and varied liberation struggles in the region, with an emphasis on Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.
The 19th Century British Pamphlets comprise seven individual collections held in universities within the United Kingdom, many of which are whole collections that belonged to individual politicians or political families. The pamphlets focus on the political, economic, and social issues that fuelled the great Parliamentary debates and controversies of the 19th century. Although they have a political emphasis, these collections represent the wide interests of their collectors.
The BCA holds the artwork for more than 150,000 British editorial, socio-political, and pocket cartoons, supported by large collections of comic strips, newspaper cuttings, books and magazines. The collection of artwork dates back to 1904 and includes work by W.K. Haselden, Will Dyson, Sidney Strube, David Low,Vicky, Emmwood, Michael Cummings, Ralph Steadman, Mel Calman, Nicholas Garland, Chris Riddell, Carl Giles, Martin Rowson, and Steve Bell, amongst many others.
A digital collection of key printed primary and secondary sources for the history of Britain and Ireland, and the British world, with a special focus on the period 1300 to 1800. The BHO collection includes over 1,280 volumes of primary and secondary sources.
British Library sounds contains approximately 12,000 selected recordings of music, spoken word, and human and natural environments. The collections include: Accents and dialects; African Writers' Club; Amphibians; Art and design interviews; Beethoven String Quartets; British wildlife recordings; David Rycroft Africa recordings; Ethnographic wax cylinders; Klaus Wachsmann Uganda recordings; Oral history of jazz in Britain; Records and record players; Scientists' lives; Soundscapes; and St Mary-le-Bow public debates.
British Periodicals provides access to the searchable full text of hundreds of periodicals from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth, comprising millions of high-resolution facsimile page images.
Connected Histories brings together a range of digital resources related to early modern and nineteenth century Britain with a single federated search that allows sophisticated searching of names, places and dates, as well as the ability to save, connect and share resources within a personal workspace. Most content is free, although some is by subscription access only.
UK-based online genealogy service containing over 4 billion records including: the largest online collections of Irish records and UK parish records, and the most comprehensive archive of British military records online. Also contains: a collection of British newspapers dating from 1710 to 1955.
OFF CAMPUS ACCESS: We have access to the Find My Past website off-campus by launching the Find My Past tile from the UE software hub.
This collection provides access to thousands of items selected from the John Johnson Collection of printed ephemera, offering unique insights into the changing nature of everyday life in Britain in the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Categories include Nineteenth-century entertainment, the booktrade, popular prints, crimes, murders and executions, and advertising.
London Lives makes available, in a fully digitised and searchable form, a wide range of primary sources about eighteenth-century London, with a particular focus on plebeian Londoners. The resource includes over 240,000 manuscript and printed pages from eight London archives and is supplemented by fifteen datasets created by other projects.
Manuscripts Online enables you to search a diverse body of online primary resources relating to written and early printed culture in Britain during the period 1000 to 1500. The resources include literary manuscripts, historical documents and early printed books which are located on websites owned by libraries, archives, universities and publishers. Not all content is free. The library only has access to the free content
This resource offers revolutionary access to one of the most important archives for the study of social history in the modern era (1937-1956). Explore original manuscript and typescript papers created and collected by the Mass Observation organisation, as well as printed publications, photographs and interactive features.
Launched in 1981 by the University of Sussex as a rebirth of the original 1937 Mass Observation, its founders' aim was to document the social history of Britain by recruiting volunteers to write about their lives and opinions. Still growing, it is one of the most important sources available for qualitative social data in the UK. This collection consists of the directives (questionnaires) sent out by Mass Observation in the 1980s and 1990s and the thousands of responses to them from the hundreds of Mass Observers. The directives and responses from the 2000s will follow in 2022.
This resource brings together ‘voices’ from both the Mass Observation and the British Library Oral History collections. This material offers a unique and inspiring insight into the lives and opinions of British people from all social classes and regions during the 1980s.
State Papers Online, 1509-1603 is a searchable archive of 16th-century State Papers Domestic, Foreign, Scotland, Ireland and Registers of the Privy Council for research and teaching projects in politics, government, and social, economic, and religious history.
UKPP includes House of Commons & House of Lords sessional papers from 1715 to 2003, with supplementary material back to 1688 (Journals of the Commons and the Lords); Command papers 1833-2003; Hansard (parliamentary debates) 1803-2005 (Commons & Lords); Reports from committees of the Commons, 1715-1801. HCPP delivers page images and searchable full text for each paper, along with detailed indexing.
The papers of Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), lawyer, representative from Illinois, and sixteenth president of the United States, contain approximately 40,550 documents dating from 1774 to 1948, although most of the collection spans from the 1850s through Lincoln’s presidency (1861-1865). Roughly half of the collection, more than 20,000 documents, comprising 62,000 images, as well as transcriptions of approximately 10,000 documents, is online. Included on this website in their entirety are Series 1-3 of the Lincoln Papers and the original materials in Series 4. Excluded from this online presentation is a sizeable portion of Series 4, which consists of printed material and reproductions of government and military documents made from originals in the holdings of the National Archives and Records Administration.
This database contains periodicals published between 1740 and 1940, including special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children's and women's magazines and many other historically-significant periodicals.
As national security adviser (1969-1975) and secretary of state (1973-1977), Henry A. Kissinger played a central, and sometimes dominating, role in shaping U.S. foreign and military policy during the presidential administrations of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Some three quarters of the 2,163 declassified documents in this collection were produced by Kissinger and his assistants on the National Security Council Staff.
Ebony has been a leading African-American magazine since publication commenced in 1945. It focuses on news & stories important to the Black community in the US. The fully searchable full-text archive spans 1945-2014, and covers African-American business, history & politics (including civil rights), education, entertainment, fashion and culture.
After the famine of 1946, Hugh Gibson accompanied Herbert Hoover to evaluate needs, identify surpluses, and quickly move food from one region to another. His daily record "provides a dizzying cross-section of the world just one year after the war ended."
Large digital collection of historical materials from Harvard University's libraries, archives, and museums which documents voluntary immigration to the United States from the signing of the Constitution to the start of the Great Depression. Includes books, pamphlets, serials, manuscripts, diaries, biographies and other writings.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times with Index - this historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. The Historical New York Times with Index provides search capability using subject terms and topics for focused and targeted results in combination with searchable full text, full page, and article-level images from the Historical New York Times
A complete searchable archive of American Vogue, from the first issue in 1892 to the current month, reproduced in high-resolution color page images. Every page, advertisement, cover and fold-out has been included, with rich indexing enabling you to find images by garment type, designer and brand names. The Vogue Archive preserves the work of the world's greatest fashion designers, stylists and photographers and is a unique record of American and international fashion, culture and society from the dawn of the modern era to the present day.