Focusing predominantly on Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis, New York, and towns and cities in North Carolina this resource presents multiple aspects of the African American community through pamphlets, newspapers and periodicals, correspondence, official records, reports and in-depth oral histories.
Presents unique insight into interactions between American Indians and Europeans from their earliest contact, continuing through the turbulence of the American Civil War, the on-going repercussions of government legislation, right up to the civil rights movement of the mid- to late-twentieth century
Letters, diplomatic dispatches, reports, trial papers, activists’ biographies and first-hand accounts of events from British government files offer access to the history of South Africa’s apartheid regime.
Documenting missionary work from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century, this resource includes publications from the CMS, the Church of England Zenana Missionary Society and the latterly integrated South American Missionary Society.
Discover the various European and colonial frontier regions of North America, Africa and Australasia through documents that reveal the lives of settlers and indigenous peoples in these areas c. 1650-1920.
Documents the changing representations and lived experiences of gender roles and relations from the nineteenth century to the present. Primary sources cover women's suffrage, the feminist movement, the men’s movement, employment, education, the body, the family, and government and politics.
Uses manuscript, printed and visual primary source materials for the study of global commodities in world history and highlights the way they transformed societies, global trading operations, habits of consumption and social practices.
Documents the history, operation, policies, and accomplishments of one of the world's largest and oldest advertising firms. Papers reveal many aspects of 20th century business, marketing, consumer, and economic history.
Contains unpublished poems, working notebooks, and early annotated editions from the Victorian period's most famous authors. Also showcases the business of Victorian publishing through documenting the relationship between writers and their publishers through correspondence and financial and legal documents.
Contains full color images of the original letter collections from five 15th century English families. Collection gives insight into medieval business, daily, and domestic life. Original images and transcripts can be viewed side by side.
Explores travel writing from the later medieval period chiefly focusing on journeys through central Asia and the Far East. Maps, individual manuscript illuminations, and and some modern translations of key travel texts also included.
Explores women authors who were "lost" due to their writing only existing in an unpublished manuscript form. The manuscripts in this database were all written by women in the British Isles during the 16th and 17th centuries.
Documenting three pivotal decades in the fight for civil rights, this resource showcases the speeches, reports, surveys and analyses produced by the Race Relations Department based at Fisk University c. 1943-1970.
Uncovers some of the best known literature and fine art of the Romantic era. All documents are digitized in color and include verse and printed manuscripts, diaries, travel journals, guidebooks, fine art, and maps.
Showcases rare and unique prompt books that tell the story of Shakespeare's plays as they were performed throughout Great Britain, the United States, and internationally between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries.
Offers insights into the performance practices in the reconstructed Globe Theatre through prompt books, wardrobe notes, programs, publicity material, annual reports, show reports, photographs and architectural plans.
Incorporates primary and secondary sources to explore and compare unique material relating to the complex subjects of slavery, abolition and social justice c 1490-2007. Sources include court records, maps, scholarly essays, and abolition society records.
A collection of films from the communist world reveals war, history, current affairs, culture and society as seen through the socialist lens. Collection spans most of the twentieth century and covers countries such as the USSR, Vietnam, China, Korea, much of Eastern Europe, the GDR, Britain and Cuba.
A rite-of-passage for many aristocratic and wealthy young men of the eighteenth century, The Grand Tour (an extended visit to the European continent) shaped the creative and intellectual sensibilities of some of the eighteenth century’s greatest artists, writers and thinkers. These accounts of the English abroad, c1550-1850, highlight the influence of continental travel on British art, architecture, urban planning, literature and philosophy.
Explores the Anglo-American relations and politics during the Nixon administration, using discussions and briefing papers from Britain's Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). Material also covers social conditions, domestic reforms, trade, culture and the environment of the time c. 1969-1974.
Explores travel accounts by women using diaries, correspondence, drawings, guidebooks, and postcards. Sources cover a variety of topics including customs, exploration, the British Empire, family life, diplomacy and more. Primary sources range from 1818- the 1970s.
Explores the Ferrar Papers, an essential source for studying the Atlantic World and Early Colonial Period as seen through the papers of the Virginia Company of London, 1606-1624. Also covers the economic history of colonial establishment and the religious and social history of early colonists.
Includes a finding aid to women's studies resources in The National Archives (UK) and original documents pertaining to women's suffrage in Britain, the British Empire, and other colonial territories c. 1903-1962.