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Adam Matthew Digital Collections has released four collections in the Confidential Print series. These collections are full-text searchable databases of British Government documents generated by the Foreign and Colonial Offices based in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and North America from 1820 to 1970. All items marked “Confidential Print” were printed and circulated immediately to leading officials in the Foreign Office, to the Cabinet, and to heads of British missions abroad. These materials range from letters or telegrams to comprehensive dispatches, investigative reports, and texts of treaties.
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.
Access to 6,000 volumes and 4 million pages of documents from core 19th century official Parliamentary publication. This includes debates, proceedings and reports of their committees and more going back to 1801. The content can be accessed via the publishers’ server.
As part of the JISC Digitisation Programme, this resource provides online access to some of the most significant collections of 19th century pamphlets held in UK research libraries. The digitisation of some twenty six thousand paper copy pamphlets, has created over one million page images that focuses on the political, economic, and social issues that fuelled the great Parliamentary debates and controversies of the 19th century.
The British Periodicals Collections I and II provides online access to nearly 6.1 million pages from over 460 journals published from the 1681 to the 1937 covering subjects such as archaeology, architecture, art, the fine arts, drama, history, literature, music, philosophy, science and the social sciences.
India Raj and Empire is a digital collection of unique manuscript sources from the National Library of Scotland from 1615 through 1947. First-hand accounts from journals and diaries document events including the foundation of the East India Company and the independence of India. Letters and reports from government, military, and business officials provide further insight into this significant historical period for India.
During 2011-2012, Adam Matthew Digital Collections is releasing as digital collections selected contents from the British National Archives documenting three periods in the modern history of India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan:Independence, partition and the Nehru Era, 1947-1964 South Asian conflicts and independence for Bangladesh, 1965-1971 Afghanistan and the Cold War, Emergency Rule in India, and resumption of civilian rule in Pakistan, 1972-1980
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).
British History Online – Premium Content is a digital library of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and early modern history of Britain made up of 122 volumes of the Calendar of State Papers, Domestic and the Calendars of State Papers for Scotland and Ireland, the Parliament Rolls of Medieval England, and the National Archives Calendar of Close Rolls; The online calendar texts are fully cross-searchable with a range of other material for the early modern period, and offer scholars the opportunity to comment on, and correct, the recognised shortcomings of some volumes.
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