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American Indian Histories and Cultures

American Indian Histories and Cultures, scheduled for release in fall 2013, will present material from the Newberry Library’s Edward E. Ayer Collection, an extensive archival collection on American Indian history. The content ranges from early contacts with European settlers through the expanded occupation of the American west, up through the Indian political movements of the mid-20th century. The collection covers a wide geographic area with a primary focus on North America and Mexico. This digital resource will complement The American West, an earlier digital collection from Adam Matthew compiled from the Newberry Library’s Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana.

Provider: Adam Matthew Digital
Updated: Oct 12, 2013 12:00am

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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 in this series:

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 China and the Modern World: Hong Kong, Britain, and China, 1841-1951
Provider: Gale
Updated: Oct 25, 2019 11:44am

Classic Mexican Cinema

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).

Provider: Brill
Updated: Sep 12, 2013 12:27pm

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

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The First World War: Personal Experiences

The First World War: Personal Experiences allows researchers to explore the individual accounts, trench literature, and images of war collected from the citizens, soldiers, and military leaders serving on various sides in World War I.

Provider: Adam Matthew Digital
Updated: Feb 21, 2014 5:02pm

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Global Commodities

Global Commodities is a database of miscellaneous historical materials on the trade, flow, marketing, and consumption of commodities worldwide, such as oil, cotton, tobacco, spices, sugar, etc.,from the fifteenth through the twentieth centuries, drawn selectively from a number of U.S. and U.K. museum, historical societyand library collections, incuding the British Library, American Antiquarian Society, New York Public Library, 

Provider: Adam Matthew Digital
Updated: Mar 19, 2016 7:35pm

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Human Rights Studies Online

Human Rights Studies Online from Alexander Street Press provides access to primary and secondary materials across multiple media formats and content type for selected events, including Armenia, the Holocaust, Cambodia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Rwanda, Darfur, and more than 30 additional subjects.  It includes extensive, comparative documentation, analysis, and interpretation of major human rights violations and atrocity crimes worldwide in the 20th and early 21st centuries.

Provider: Alexander Street Press
Updated: Aug 24, 2016 10:12am

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Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO)

Gale Cengage has designed Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) to be an extensive database with multiple content types, covering most regions of the world. The collection is in a rolling release of twelve modules over several years, with the initial four collection modules (called “Archives” by Gale) released in spring 2012.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Oct 23, 2019 1:30pm

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Picture Post Historical Archive, 1938-1957

Picture Post Historical Archive, 1938-1957 provides access to the complete archive of the British Magazine, Picture Post.  It includes 38,000 pages and 95,000 articles featuring stories of British life during World War II, postwar reconstruction, and other major social and political events.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Oct 23, 2019 12:11pm

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Religions of America

Religions of America provides access to more than 660,000 pages of manuscripts, pamphlets, newsletters, ephemera, and visuals that follow the development of religion in North America. 

Provider: Gale
Updated: Oct 24, 2019 12:49pm

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Smithsonian Collections Online

Gale is working with the Smithsonian Institution to expand access to archival content on selected materials held at various Smithsonian repositories, including: the Smithsonian Libraries, Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology, the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Library, and the National Museum of American History's Archives Center and Library.

The collections available through this series are:

Smithsonian 1: World's Fair and Expositions: Visions of Tomorrow Smithsonian 2: Trade Literature and Merchandising America, 1820-1923 Smithsonian 3: Evolution of Flight, 1784-1991 Smithsonian: Smithsonian (1970-current) + Air & Space (1996-current) ...
Provider: Gale
Updated: Oct 24, 2019 4:03pm


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