Canadian Literature

Tag applies to resources related to Canadian literature to distinguish them from generic Canadian content.

Indigenous Peoples: North America

Primary source materials pertaining to Indigenous Peoples in Canada and the United States including historical experiences, traditions, political status, and more.

Indigenous Peoples: North America provides access to primary sources that will enhance research and increase understanding of the historical experiences, cultural traditions and innovations, and political status of Indigenous Peoples in Canada and the United States, and the intersection of Indigenous and European histories and systems of knowledge. Types of primary sources made available include manuscripts, monographs, newspapers, photographs, motion pictures, images of artwork, and more.

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Canadiana Collection

More than 80, 000 volumes dating back to the early 17th century that are about Canada, or written and published by Canadians, freely available online. This CIHM digital archive complements the materials digitized and made available through Early Canadiana Online and their content partner, Canadiana.org. Digitized materials and source files are available for download via the Internet Archive website using the Other Formats (Internet Archive) link.


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First World War

The primary source material for the study of the First World War, from personal narratives and printed books to military files, propaganda pamphlets and strong visual documents along with a range of contextual secondary material, including scholarly essays, case studies and interactive maps. Access to modules "Personal Experiences" and "Propaganda and Recruitment."


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Twentieth Century North American Drama

contains 834 plays by 124 playwrights, together with detailed fielded information on related productions, theaters, production companies and more. The database also includes selected playbills, production photographs and other ephemera related to the plays. More than 100 of the plays are published here for the first time including a number by major authors.

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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.

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North American Indian Thought and Culture

approximately 27 000 pages of text and images Included are biographies auto biographies personal narratives speeches diaries letters and oral histories When complete IBIO will include 100 000 pages of text and images. Full length reference works also are included to give background and context to the narratives


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North American Women's Letters and Diaries

the immediate experiences of 1 325 women and 150 000 pages of diaries and letters. Particular care has been taken to index this material so that it can be searched more thoroughly than ever before. The collection also includes biographies and an extensive annotated bibliography of the sources in the database.


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North American Theatre Online

covers Canadian and American Theatre. It includes some 40 000 pages of major reference materials together with records to more than 30 000 plays over 57 000 people 5 400 theatres nearly 22 000 productions and 2 500 production companies. The file also includes some 10 500 images playbills postcards scrapbooks and other resources.

The following are cross-searchable through the unified North American Theatre Online interface, with the results seamlessly integrated into one search result.


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