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Archives Unbound

Archives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents.  Gale's collections in Archives Unbound cover a broad range of topics from the Middle Ages forward--from Witchcraft to World War II to twentieth-century political history. Collections are chosen for Archives Unbound based on requests from scholars, archivists, and students.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Oct 25, 2019 11:41am

Crime, Punishment, and Popular Culture, 1790‐1920

Crime, Punishment, and Popular Culture, 1790-1920 is a digital archive that provides access to: trial transcripts documents related to the development of forensic techniques, detective agency records, prisoner photographs, newspaper reports, true crime literature, police force records, prison postcards, Penny Dreadfuls, dime novels, detective fiction and mysteries, manuscript collections from well-known figures (police, criminals, detectives), and crime related broadsides and prints.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Oct 25, 2019 10:58am

Wayback Machine

The Internet Archive Wayback Machine (WM), created and maintained by the Internet Archive, is an open access online archive of website content, derived from periodic crawls of the open web and data donations from Alexa Internet and others.  

Provider: Internet Archive
Updated: Apr 25, 2017 9:09pm

Eighteenth Century Parliamentary Papers

As part of the JISC Digitisation Programme, this resource provides online access to over 1,400 volumes and 0.5 million pages of documents from core 18th century official Parliamentary publications that include Parliamentary Papers, Bills, registers and Journals going back to 1688. Institutions which have renewed their subscription to the 19th Century House of Commons Parliamentary Papers will not need to renew their subscriptions to the 18th or 20th Century House of Commons Parliamentary Papers

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Oct 6, 2015 2:52pm

South Asia Archive

South Asia Archive is a fully searchable digital archive of materials relating to South Asia, providing online access to documents ranging from the mid-18th to the mid-20th Century. The interdisciplinary collection (covering culture & society, industry & economy, science, technology & medicine, politics & law, and other subjects) includes reports, rare books, and journal runs sourced from collectors and archivists in India by the South Asia Research Foundation.
Provider: Routledge
Updated: Feb 24, 2015 8:27am


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