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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, 1635-1928 American prisoners of war, 1812-1815 American records in...
American slave trade records and other papers of the Tarleton family, 1678-1838 provides access to 655 pages of American material from the Tarleton papers.
Antigua, slavery and emancipation in the records of a sugar plantation, 1689-1907 provides access to 25,432 pages of Tudway of Wells Antiguan Estate papers, 1689-1907.
Apartheid: Global Perspectives, 1946-1996 provides access to the digitized collection of translated news broadcasts and publications published around the world during the period of 1946-1966 on apartheid in South Africa. It includes the reaction and analysis written by both the people who experienced apartheid in South Africa and those around the world who watched, reacted to, and analyzed it.
Content for this collection is primarily sourced from the Foreign...
Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection Series 2 provides access to rare manuscripts, books by Latino-Hispanic Americans, and historical newspapers. The archive contains over 250,000 pages of personal and organizational manuscripts, over 3,000 issues of rare historical newspapers and periodicals, and more. Content available is written in 80% Spanish and 20% English.
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.
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 Alongside the published material are 4,000 facsimile pages of previously unpublished manuscripts.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.
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.
China and the Modern World: Diplomacy and Political Secrets provides access to records from the Political and Secret Department, the Burma Office (created as a separate entity in 1937) and the Military Department. This collection includes: intelligence and diplomatic mission reports, correspondence, official diaries, memoranda, pamphlets, gazetteers and maps
Classic Mexican Cinema is a small, specialized digital collection of around 40,000 pages issued as one of the Brill Primary Sources collections. The five periodicals featured are from the Archives of the Filmoteca of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). In addition to periodicals the collection includes the personal scrapbook of filmmaker Fernando de Fuentes, as well as 50 rare lobby cards.
Conscientious Objection during World War 1 provides access to 6,888 pages of papers written by Britain's peace campaigners during World War I.
De Gruyter provides access to a select number of databases that focus in German studies and related fields. As of Summer 2021, a total of 18 titles were available on the De Gruyter platform with an area focus in German studies including: encyclopedias, diaries, writings by German authors, and more.
Diversity and Dissent: Civil Society in 20th Century America is a thematically-driven digitization initiative by Reveal Digital to digitize diverse material along the themes of civil society: items from non-governmental/non-commercial organizations that supported gender and race equality, workers rights, and other issues that challenged social norms in 20th Century America.
The "Civil Society Investment Fund" is a new funding model proposed by Reveal to create a sustainable funding base for projects. Libraries committing to multi-year investments will have a say in nominating and prioritizing projects that fit the thematic focus of the fund. Examples of projects that might be considered under this fund include: Highlander Folk School Records, Hall...
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...
Granth Sanjeevan provides access to over 25 million pages of digitized material from The Asiatic Society of Mumbai. The collections include digitized copies of old and rare books from the 15th Century onwards, newspapers like Bombay Chronicle, Bombay Times and others, manuscripts, journals, maps and government publications.
Hitler's Army, Nazi Germany at war and the Nuremburg trials, 1925-1956 provides access to 18 volumes of David Irving's private research collection.
Military tactics discussed in letters to and from military leaders, 1881-1935 provides access to 6,190 pages in 9 volumes.
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, 1929-1933 India, uprising and reform 1879 to 1910: in the records of the Governor-General...
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, 1881-1935 British diplomacy with America and Ireland, an Ambassador's letters, 1909-1962...
Research Source is a platform that provides digital access to collections selected from the microfilm collection of Adam Matthew Publications. Collection modules will be organized by region or theme and will be released over a three-year period (2018-2020).
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