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East India Company

East India Company is a digital collection of the official records of the East India Company (1595-1858) and the India Office (1858-1947) held at the British Library. Adam Matthew is digitizing the IOR archive over the next five years in conjunction with the British Library, . 

This collection will include the charters and minute books of the East India Company and the minute books of the post-1858 governing agency, the Council of India. 

The  modules are as follows:

Module I: Trade, Governance and Empire, 1600-1947 Modules II and III: Factory Records for South Asia, South-East Asia, China, Japan and the...
Provider: Adam Matthew Digital
Updated: Jun 25, 2019 10:41am

Women's Issues and Identities, Part of the Women's Studies Program

Women's Issues and Identities, Part of the Women's Studies Program provides access to a collection of manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals, and more material tracing the path of women's issues from past to present.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Apr 1, 2019 12:05am

British Literary Manuscripts I, 1660-1900

British Literary Manuscripts I, 1660-1900 provides access to facsimile images of literary manuscripts from the Restoration through the Victorian era.

The collection includes letter and diaries, drafts of poems, plays, novels, essays, journals, and more.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Apr 1, 2019 12:05am

British Literary Manuscripts II, Medieval & Renaissance

British Literary Manuscripts II, Medieval & Renaissance provides access to a collection facsimile images of literary manuscripts from roughly 1120 to 1660.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Apr 1, 2019 12:05am

China and the Modern World

China and the Modern World is a series of digital collections of monographs, manuscripts, periodicals, correspondences, and more.  This collection covers the period of 1800s to 1980s.

The collections includes:

China and the Modern World: Missionary, Sinology, and Literary Periodicals China and the Modern World: Records of the Maritime Customs Service and China 1854-1949
Provider: Gale
Updated: Apr 1, 2019 12:05am

The World Wars: firepower and fascism at home and abroad

The World Wars: firepower and fascism at home and abroad is a thematic series contained as a sub-set within the digitized archival content known as British Online Archives (BOA), distributed by Microform Academic Publishers (MAP).  This series includes the following collections:

Asia at war, World War 2 as described by USPG Missionaries, 1914-1946 British officers' diaries from World War 1, 1914-1919 The British Union of Fascists: newspapers and secret files, 1933-1951 Conscientious Objection during the First World War Hitler's...
Provider: Microform Academic Publishers
Updated: Jan 1, 2018 12:05am

The American Civil War: Letters and Diaries

The American Civil War: Letters and Diaries contains more than 400 sources of diaries, letters, and memoirs, to provide access to thousands of views on almost every aspect of the war. Collection includes 200 letters written by Amos Wood, his wife Clara, and their three-year-old son, Freddie, illustrating what life was like for a Massachusetts family separated by the war. 

Provider: Alexander Street Press
Updated: Oct 26, 2017 9:53am

British officers' diaries from World War 1, 1914-1919

British officers' diaries from World War 1, 1914-1919 provides access to 13,041 pages in 5 volumes of diaries from soldiers during The First World War.

Provider: Microform Academic Publishers
Updated: Oct 4, 2017 2:12pm

Representing Britain: International relations and diplomacy

Representing Britain: International relations and diplomacy is a thematic series contained as a sub-set within the digitized archival content known as British Online Archives (BOA), distributed by Microform Academic Publishers (MAP).  This series includes the following collections:

Military tactics discussed in letters to and from military leaders, 1881-1935British diplomacy with America and Ireland, an Ambassador's letters, 1909-1962...

Provider: Microform Academic Publishers
Updated: Oct 3, 2017 12:20pm

Power and preachers: India under colonial rule

Power and preachers: India under colonial rule is a thematic series contained as a sub-set within the digitized archival content known as British Online Archives (BOA), distributed by Microform Academic Publishers (MAP).  This series includes the following collections:

Indian Communists and Trade Unionists on Trial: The Meerut Conspiracy, 1929-1933India, uprising and reform 1879 to 1910: in the records of the Governor-General...

Provider: Microform Academic Publishers
Updated: Oct 3, 2017 12:20pm

Spreading the word: British missionary work around the world, 1808-1967

Spreading the word: British missionary work around the world, 1808-1967 is a thematic series contained as a sub-set within the digitized archival content known as British Online Archives (BOA), distributed by Microform Academic Publishers (MAP).  This series includes the following collections:

America in records from colonial missionaries, 1635-1928Australia in records from colonial missionaries, 1808-1967...

Provider: Microform Academic Publishers
Updated: Oct 3, 2017 12:20pm

American Studies: the colonisation of North America and the American revolution

American Studies: the colonisation of North America and the American revolution is a thematic series contained as a sub-set within the digitized archival content known as British Online Archives (BOA), distributed by Microform Academic Publishers (MAP).  This series includes the following collections:

America in records from colonial missionaries, 1635-1928American prisoners of war, 1812-1815American records in...

Provider: Microform Academic Publishers
Updated: Oct 3, 2017 12:12pm

First World War: Different Perspectives

First World War: Different Perspectives is a thematic series contained as a sub-set within the digitized archival content known as British Online Archives (BOA), distributed by Microform Academic Publishers (MAP). 

Provider: Microform Academic Publishers
Updated: Jun 20, 2017 10:42am

Early Encounters in North America: Peoples, Cultures, and the Environment

Early Encounters in North America: Peoples, Cultures, and the Environment documents the relationships among peoples in North America from 1534 to 1850. The collection focuses on personal accounts and provides perspectives from all of the protagonists, including traders, slaves, missionaries, explorers, soldiers, native peoples, and officials, both men and women. This collection provides a wide range of published and unpublished accounts, including narratives, diaries, journals, and letters.

Provider: Alexander Street Press
Updated: Aug 24, 2016 10:16am

British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries

British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries includes over 100,000 pages of material assembled from numerous bibliographies and from newly conducted research. Alongside the published material are 4,000 facsimile pages of previously unpublished manuscripts.  British and Irish Women’s Letters and Diaries spans more than 400 years of personal writings, bringing together the voices of women from England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales.

Provider: Alexander Street Press
Updated: Aug 24, 2016 10:15am


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