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Collection documenting the history of African American life and religious organizations from materials published between 1829 and 1922 developed in conjunction with the American Theological Library Association (ATLA). Includes reports and annuals from African American religious organizations and social service agencies as well as African American periodicals.
More than 1,000 fully searchable printed works by and about African Americans from the beginning of Jim Crow to post-World War I, sourced from the Library Company of Philadelphia's Afro-Americana Collection.
Film adaptations of 18 classic and contemporary plays produced by the BBC.
Fashion studies resource offering more than 14,000 color images; over 100 academic e-books; reference works including the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion; a museum directory and museum exhibition archive; and teaching resources such as lesson plans and bibliographic guides.
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing in collaboration with the Churchill Archives Centre, the Churchill Archive includes more than 800,000 pages of original documents, produced between 1874 and 1965, ranging from Winston S. Churchill’s personal correspondence to his official exchanges with kings, presidents, politicians, and military leaders.
Collection of primary source material from the New York Historical Society focusing on the Civil war as it was fought from both Northern and Southern perspectives. Sources include letters, diaries, administrative records, photographs, illustrations, and maps.
Primary source collection containing complete runs of all British Government Confidential Print volumes relating to the nations of South and Central America, sourced from the National Archives, UK and covering 1833-1969. Includes ingoing and outgoing diplomatic dispatches; statistical charts and tables; accounts of tours; profiles of leading political, military and economic figures; correspondence; maps; minutes of meetings and conferences; texts of treaties; and annual reports and calendars of events, by country.
Online primary source collection containing every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom between the years 1701 and 1800, over 180,000 titles total. URI offers access to both ECCO Part I and Part II.
Primary source collection that charts the rise and fall of empires around the world and explores colonial history, politics, culture, and society. Covers the late 15th to the early 21st century; includes maps, manuscripts, pamphlets, paintings, drawings and rare books sourced from multiple archives.
Collection of name-rich sources from the New York Historical Society chronicling the people and organizations of New York City from the late 18th through the early 20th century. Includes residential, trade and occupational directories; membership lists for professional groups, philanthropic and governmental institutions, ethnic organizations, religious groups and leisure clubs; tax lists; vital records; burial lists; town histories; maps; gazetteers; travel guides; and more.
Primary sources documenting the changing representations and lived experiences of gender roles and relations, and the struggle for women’s rights, from the 19th century to the present.
Digital collection covering American and British trials. Provides unofficially published accounts of trials; official trial documents, briefs, and arguments; and official records of legislative proceedings, administrative proceedings, and arbitration sessions.
Online collection of records and briefs brought before the United States Supreme Court. Includes transcripts, applications for review, motions, petitions, supplements, and other official papers of the most-studied and talked-about cases. It also includes information from cases that were denied certiorari.
Digital archive on far-right and -left political groups, exploring the development, actions, and ideologies behind extremism and radicalism in the twentieth century. Material has been sourced from various locations, including The Searchlight Archive, UK Home Office and Security Service files on right-wing extremists, suspected communists and terrorists; and the American Radicalism Collection from Michigan State University.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Black Newspapers offers primary source material essential to the study of American history and African-American culture, history, politics, and the arts. URI's collection includes page image and full-text access to the Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003), the Chicago Defender (1910-1975), and the New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993).
Religions of America presents scholars and researchers with more than 660,000 pages of content that follow the development of religions and religious movements born in the U.S. from 1820 to 1990. Derived from numerous collections, most notably the American Religions Collection at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Religions of America traces the history and unique characteristics of movements through manuscripts, pamphlets, newsletters, ephemera, and visuals.
This collection features films of productions of 21 of Shakespeare's plays, recorded live on the Globe stage. Founded by the actor and director Sam Wanamaker in 1997, Shakespeare's Globe is a reconstruction of the original open-air playhouse designed in 1599 and is dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare's work.
This collection features films of productions of 4 of Shakespeare's plays, recorded live on the Globe stage. Founded by the actor and director Sam Wanamaker in 1997, Shakespeare's Globe is a reconstruction of the original open-air playhouse designed in 1599 and is dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare's work.
This collection of primary source materials documents the founding and economic development of Virginia as seen through the papers of the Virginia Company of London. Sourced from Magdelene College, Cambridge, the collection covers the time period 1590-1790.

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