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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.
Global black studies collection that focuses on the migrations, communities, and ideologies of people of African descent. Includes primary source documents, including books, government documents, personal papers, organizational papers, journals, newsletters, court documents, letters, and ephemera from the Caribbean, Brazil, India, United Kingdom, and France as well as video content.
Full-text historical periodicals digitized from the collection of the American Antiquarian Society.
Publications of a range of North American indigenous communities, with an extensive list of periodicals produced in the United States and Canada, including Alaska, Arizona, British Columbia, California, Nevada and Oklahoma, from 1828 to 2016.
DIY auto repair. Select year, make, model, and build of a car and view related repair manuals.
Film adaptations of 18 classic and contemporary plays produced by the BBC.
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.
Comprehensive reference resource in the physical sciences, consisting of tables of data and current international recommendations on nomenclature, symbols, and units.
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.
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.
Archival runs of 26 of the most influential, longest-running serial publications covering LGBT interests. Includes the pre-eminent US and UK titles – The Advocate and Gay Times, respectively. Chronicles more than six decades of the history and culture of the LGBT community. Covers 1954-2015.
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.
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.
Women and Social Movements Library focuses on women’s public activism globally, from 1600 to the present. Created through a collaboration with leading historians, the collection contains nearly 400,000 pages of primary source documents and more than 200 related scholarly essays interpreting these sources.

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