Primary Source Databases for 43-110

·       Black Studies Center A fully cross-searchable gateway to Black Studies including scholarly essays, recent periodicals, historical newspaper articles, reference books, and much more.  It combines essential resources for research and teaching in Black Studies, including: The Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience, Index to Black Periodicals Full Text, Black Literature Index, and the Chicago Defender historical newspaper from 1912-1975.

·       American Broadsides and Ephemera This full-color digital edition offers fully searchable facsimile images of approximately 15,000 broadsides printed between 1820 and 1900 and 15,000 pieces of ephemera printed between 1760 and 1900. These often rare printed documents vividly capture the daily lives of earlier Americans

·       Defining Gender, 1450-1910 Original source material from British and European archives for those studying history, literature, sociology, education and cultural studies from a gendered perspective. 

·       Early American Imprints Contains virtually every book, pamphlet and broadside published in America over a 160-year period. 

·       ECCO (Eighteenth Century Collections Online)  Every page of over 180,000 titles or 200,000 volumes published during the 18th Century. With full-text searching of approximately 33 million pages, the product allows researchers new methods of access to critical information in the fields of history, literature, religion, law, fine arts, science and more. 

·       Empire Online Features Exploration journals and logs; Letter books and correspondence; Periodicals; Diaries; Official Government Papers; Missionary papers; Travel writing; Slave papers; Memoirs; Fiction; Children's Adventure Stories; Traditional; folk tales; Exhibition Catalogues and guides; Maps; Marketing Posters; Photographs; and Illustrations, with many in colour. 

·       Gerritsen Collection: Women's History Online Books, pamphlets and periodicals reflecting the revolution of a feminist consciousness and the movement for women's rights. The Gerritsen Collection is a source for the study of women's history in the world, with materials spanning four centuries and 15 languages. 

·       John Johnson Collection: An Archive of Printed Ephemera Over 67,000 scanned items drawn from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries in five subject areas: crimes, murders and executions; advertising; booktrade; 19th century entertainment; and popular prints.

·       Liberty Magazine 1924-50 A record of the moods, attitudes, lifestyles, fads, and fortunes of middle America through its three most significant decades, Liberty represents the USA's growing involvement in world affairs during a time when illustrated magazines were the most important form of mass entertainment. The magazine's prominence and willingness to pay for the best resulted in original contributions from the greatest artists, writers, celebrities and statesmen of the age.

·       London Low Life Colour digital images of rare books, ephemera, maps and other materials relating to 18th, 19th and early 20th century London.  In addition to the digital documents, London Low Life contains a wealth of secondary resources, including a chronology, interactive maps, essays, online galleries and links to other useful websites. This collection brings to life the teeming streets of Victorian London, inviting students and scholars to explore the gin palaces, brothels and East End slums of the nineteenth century's greatest city. 

·       Mass Observation Online: British Social History 1937-1972  Mass Observation was a pioneering social research organization whose papers provide insights into the cultural and social history of Britain from 1937 to 1965. This collection covers the end of the 'Hungry Thirties' when the impact of the Depression was still being felt; the onset of war, the Blitz and war on the home front, and; the post war world, with the rise of consumerism and television

·       Medieval Travel Writing a collection of manuscript materials for the study of medieval travel writing in fact and in fantasy. 

·       North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries and Oral Histories Includes 2,162 authors and approximately 100,000 pages of information, providing a unique and personal view of what it meant to immigrate to America and Canada between 1800 and 1950. Composed of contemporaneous letters and diaries, oral histories, interviews, and other personal narratives, the series provides a rich source for scholars in a wide range of disciplines. In selected cases, users will be able to hear the actual audio voices of the immigrants.

·       Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice, 1490-2007 A resource on trans-Atlantic slavery and abolition brings together original manuscript and rare printed material from dozens of libraries and archives across the Atlantic world. Documents are presented alongside contextual essays contributed by leading academics in the field; each essay will have hypertext links to the primary sources it discusses.

·       Victorian Popular Culture Source material relating to popular entertainment in America, Britain and Europe in the period from 1779 to 1930. Spiritualism, Sensation and MagicCircuses, Sideshows and Freaks, Music Hall, Theatre and Popular Entertainment and Moving Pictures, Optical Entertainments and the Advent of Cinema.

·       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, from the first issue in 1892 to the current month, reproduced in high-resolution color page images.

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