Ethnic NewsWatch is a full-text collection of newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press that provides a broad diversity of perspectives and viewpoints. Ethnic NewsWatch contains nearly 500,000 complete articles from 1959 to the present.
Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) is a multi-year global digitization and publishing program focusing on primary source collections. It consists of monographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, photographs, statistics, and other kinds of documents in both Western and non-Western languages.
The following subcollections are in NCCO:
-Asia and the West
-British Politics and Society
-British Theatre, Music, and Literature
-Children's Literature and Childhood
-Europe and Africa, Colonialism and Culture
-European Literature, the Corvey Collection, 1790–1840
-Maps and Travel Literature
-Religion, Reform, and Society
-Science, Technology, and Medicine, Part I & II
-Women and Transnational Networks
Explores the dynamic period of social, political and cultural change between 1950 and 1975, offering thousands of color images of manuscript and rare printed material as well as photographs, videos, ephemera and memorabilia from this exciting period in our recent history
"An online selection of 104 English language books from the Witchcraft Collection is available to search, browse by title, or browse by author. These titles were digitally scanned from microfilm by Primary Source Media in 1998. The resulting full text scans were later made available to Cornell University Library to enable free public access."
"Documents on the history of the Berlin Wall, beginning with the conditions in Berlin and East Germany following WWII and the history of the wall's construction in 1961, and followed by the 1971 Four Power Negotiations on the status of Berlin, and the final tearing down of the Wall in 1989."
British History Online is the digital library containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles. Created by the Institute of Historical Research and the History of Parliament Trust, it aims to support academic and personal users around the world in their learning, teaching and research.
"DigiVatLib is a digital library service. It provides free access to the Vatican Library’s digitized collections: manuscripts, incunabula, archival materials and inventories as well as graphic materials, coins and medals, printed materials (special projects)."
The French Revolution Digital Archive (FRDA) is a multi-year collaboration of the Stanford University Libraries and the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) to produce a digital version of the key research sources of the French Revolution and make them available to the international scholarly community. The archive is based around two main resources, the Archives parlementaires and a vast corpus of images first brought together in 1989 and known as the Images de la Revolution française.
Primary sources and other evidence of written French heritage and its influence in Europe and in the world. The documents used by the BNF were selected to provide a reasoned and encyclopaedic library to represent the great French writers and current research and thinking
"This catalogue currently contains descriptions and digitised images of material dating from the reigns of George I to William IV, including personal letters, diaries, account books and records of the Royal Household."
German History in Documents and Images (GHDI) is a comprehensive collection of primary source materials documenting Germany's political, social, and cultural history from 1500 to the present. It comprises original German texts, all of which are accompanied by new English translations, and a wide range of visual imagery. The materials are presented in ten sections, which have been compiled by leading scholars.
"This online source edition published by the Institute for the History of German Jews uses a selection of sources, so-called key documents, to thematically highlight central aspects in Hamburg’s Jewish history from the early modern age to the present."
The Memory of the Netherlands is an image library making available the online collections of museums, archives and libraries. The library provides access to images from the collections of more than one hundred institutions and includes photographs, sculptures, paintings, bronzes, pottery, modern art, drawings, stamps, posters and newspaper clippings. In addition there are also video and sound recordings to see and listen to. The Memory of the Netherlands offers an historic overview of images from exceptional collections, organized by subject to provide easy access.
"PLUME gives access to a selection of digitized documents from the collection of precious books, published between the 15th and 18th centuries, and kept in the EPFL Library. This collection illustrates the fields of the history and philosophy of science, and more specifically the scientific works by Swiss authors."
The proceedings of the central criminal court of London. Very interesting for those researching social aspects of British history. Criminal cases give one insight into the daily lives of average people by highlighting social mores and customs
Primary and secondary texts (including scholarly book reviews) in British Victorian economics, literature, philosophy, political and social history, science, technology, and visual arts (painting, architecture, sculpture, book design and illustration, photography, decorative arts, including ceramics, furniture, jewelry, metalwork, stained glass, and textiles, costume and various movements, such as Art Nouveau, Japonisme, and Arts and Crafts).
"The aim of this tool is to list texts written by foreign travellers from all over Europe who have written about their own impressions of the estate, the Palace and the court of Versailles.The chronological field covered will span from the reign of Louis XIV to the end of the 19th century with the aim of understanding the changing perspectives on Versailles from the time it became the centre of royal power to the time it became a testimony to the monarchical past."
This digital collection consists chiefly of summary transcripts of 705 interviews conducted with refugees from the USSR during the early years of the Cold War. A unique source for the study of Soviet society between 1917 and the mid-1940s, the HPSSS includes vast amounts of one-of-a-kind data on political, economic, social and cultural conditions.
"Images of Russia and Caucasus Region 1929-1933 presents 800 images of Russia and the central Caucasus including the Republic of Georgia and Dagestan from the William O. Field Collection housed at the American Geographical Society Library. The photographic collection is supplemented by Field's diaries and travel notes, and a selection of maps of the Caucasus region."
It represents a new Russia, willing and anxious under its first democratically elected president, Boris Yeltsin, to affirm the core democratic value of open access to information. Shortly after defeating the attempted coup of August 1991, a group from the victorious democratic resistance led by the chief archivist of Russia, Rudolph Pikhoia, took over the previously top secret archives of the Central Committee of the Communist Party and began the process of both consolidating democratic control over all archives in Russia and attempting to make them available for the first time for public study
"The Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii Collection features color photographic surveys of the vast Russian Empire made between ca. 1905 and 1915. Frequent subjects among the 2,607 distinct images include people, religious architecture, historic sites, industry and agriculture, public works construction, scenes along water and railway transportation routes, and views of villages and cities. An active photographer and scientist, Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) undertook most of his ambitious color documentary project from 1909 to 1915."
"Poland was once the home of the largest Jewish community in the world and until World War II was one of the great centers of Jewish political, cultural, and religious life. YIVO’s Polish Jewish Archive is the only American collection, and one of very few worldwide, which was saved from the destruction of the Holocaust. Explore this world here through manuscripts, posters, photographs, music and other artifacts."
"The goal of e-codices is to provide free access to all medieval and a selection of modern manuscripts of Switzerland by means of a virtual library. At the moment, the virtual library contains 2419 manuscripts from 96 different collections."
"Epistolae is a collection of medieval Latin letters to and from women. The letters collected here date from the 4th to the 13th centuries, and they are presented in their original Latin as well as in English translation. The letters are organized by the name and biography of the women writers or recipients. Biographical sketches of the women, descriptions of the subject matter of the letters, and the historical context of the correspondence are included where available."
"The Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts Collection contains images of 21 unbound manuscript items and 10 bound manuscript items from the Silver Special Collections Library of the University of Vermont. These manuscripts were written in various locations across Europe and the Middle East, from early in the 12th century to the 17th century C.E."