History

Core Primary Sources

Coverage varies by title

Full text articles from The Christian Recorder, The Colored American/Weekly Advocate, Frederick Douglass Paper, Freedom's Journal, The National Era, The North Star, Provincial Freeman, and Douglass Monthly.

1639 - 1900

Combines Early American Imprints, Series I and II (1639 - 1819) and American Broadsides and Ephemera (1760 - 1900)

18th - early 20th Century

Combines American Periodical Series (APS) and American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries, offering full text access to 18th - early 20th century American magazines and journals.

Digital primary source collections on a variety of topics, from women's history to witchcraft to Appalachian culture, feminism, civil rights, labor unions, the Federal Writers' Project, etc.

1680s to 1930s

Searchable full text of hundreds of British periodicals from the late 17th century to the early 20th century.

1475 - 1700

Over 125,000 titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640), Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700), and the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661). Includes Text Creation Partnership titles, which are fully searchable SGML/XML texts.

1701 - 1800

Includes every significant English- and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom, along with thousands of important works from the Americas.

1808-1980

Full text compilation of Spanish-language newspapers printed in the US during the 19th & 20th centuries; includes many newspapers published bilingually in Spanish & English.

Primary source materials (manuscripts, books, newspapers, photos & images) documenting the historical experience, cultural traditions, and political status of indigenous peoples of North America.

1450-1850

Covers social history, early commerce, trade, colonization, industry, political systems, revolutions, slavery, exploration, philosophy, and more.

19th century primary source collections, including books, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, etc. covering civilization, commerce, culture, diplomacy, literature, medicine, music, politics, popular culture, science, theater, and technology in Europe, Africa, and Asia.

1802 to 1995

Full text archive of hundreds of periodicals in the arts, humanities and social sciences from their first issues to 1995. For complete indexing use the Periodicals Index Online.

1665-1995

Index to thousands of periodicals in the arts, humanities and social sciences from their first issues to 1995. Full text of selected titles can be found in Periodicals Archive Online database.

1500-1926

Based on Sabin’s Bibliotheca Americana: A Dictionary of Books Relating to America from Its Discovery to the Present Time.  Full-text books, pamphlets, broadsides & documents, from sermons & tracts to legislation & literature. Covers all the Americas.

1880-1990

Digitized records of the National Women's Party, the League of Women Voters, and the Women's Action Alliance.

More Primary Sources

 60+ searchable African newspapers, both English- and foreign-language, from Angola, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia & Zimbabwe. Trial ends 3/31/14.

Digital library of scholarly resources from & about Africa. I): African Cultural Heritage Sites; II) Landscapes and Struggles for Freedom in Southern Africa. Trial ends 2/25/14.

1760 - 1900

Facsimile broadsides & ephemera, from 1760-1900, with Civil War accounts, town meeting reports, trade cards, theater & music programs, menus, and more.

Primary source materials relating to U.S. history and culture; includes 7 million digitized items from over 100 historical collections.

Primary source documents in U.S. and international law, history and diplomacy.

Letters, telegrams, reports, treaties, etc. generated by the British Foreign and Colonial offices. Topics range from coastal trading in the early 19th c., the European scramble for Africa, World War II, colonial independence movements to apartheid in South Africa.  Trial ends 4/11/14.

1812-1969

Letters, telegrams, reports, treaties, etc. generated by the British Foreign and Colonial offices. Topics include the 19th century Egyptian reforms of Muhammad Ali Pasha; the Middle East Conference of 1921; the Mandates for Palestine and Mesopotamia; the Suez Crisis in 1956; the partition of Palestine; post-Suez Western foreign policy; the Arab-Israeli conflict; etc.

1789 - 1996

Searchable PDF access including predecessor publications: Congressional Globe, the Register of Debates, and the Annals of Congress. Coverage will expand through 2003.

1450 - 1910

Primary sources from British & European archives on conduct & politeness; domesticity & family; consumption & leisure; education & sensibility; the body.

1639 - 1800

Early American books, pamphlets, and broadsides on agriculture, foreign affairs, diplomacy, literature, music, and religion. From Charles Evans' bibliography.

1801 - 1819

Books, pamphlets, and broadsides on every aspect of American life from 1801-1819. Shaw-Shoemaker's continuation of Charles Evans' American bibliography.

Exploration journals & logs, letters, diaries, government documents, missionary papers, etc. relating to cultural contacts, the literature of empire, religion, race, class, colonialism, imperialism. Trial ends 4/11/14.

European primary historical documents that are transcribed, reproduced in facsimile, or translated.

c. 1800 - 1920

Rare books, pamphlets & periodicals relating to US social & cultural history; strong on conduct & household management; contrasts urban & rural cultures.

1543 -1945

An international collection of books, pamphlets and periodicals on feminism & the women's rights movement worldwide.

Focuses on 15 significant commodities, from chocolate to wine & spirits, each documented through a variety of primary source materials that address the origins of the commodity, first uses, trade, marketing and consumption.  Trial ends 4/11/14.

Manuscript & printed works, c1550-1850, highlighting the influence of continental travel on British art, architecture, urban planning, literature & philosophy.

Searchable digital collections, including photos (esp. the Howes Brothers Collection), objects, artifacts & maps; the Historic House Inventory, indexed plot map of the Old Burial Grounds & full-text of The Hampshire Gazette, 1786+ (in progress).

1789 - 1817

Original, digitized version of the minutes of the meetings of each chamber Congress, up to 1817. The official record of business on petitions, memorials, motions, bills, resolutions, and the votes on them. Predates the U.S Congressional Serial Set.

1849-1856

The first newspaper for women (ed. Amelia Bloomer 1849-1854, then Mary Birdsall 1855-1856). Initial coverage of temperance issues later expanded to include articles on child-bearing, education, and women’s rights, with many articles by Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

Color digital images of rare books, ads, cartoons, ephemera, maps and other materials relating to 18th, 19th and early 20th century London.

Contents drawn from the National Archives (UK); documents Britain's relationship with the EEC, Anglo-American ties, the Cold War, decolonization, and issues of public and political morality. Trial ends 3/11/14.

1789 - 1866

A record of the U.S. Senate's closed session deliberations, mostly on two principal topics: treaties and nominations. Particularly useful for historical, foreign policy, and biographical research.

Contains primary source documents from the United States & Europe, as well as other parts of the world; formats include antebellum books, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, images, and extensive archival material.

1817 - 1994

Reports, Documents, and Journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives provide a rich primary source material on all aspects of American history.

Primary source material on popular entertainment in America, Britain & Europe, 1779-1930, including spiritualism, circuses, music halls & theater, etc.

Primary source documents on women's social movements from 1600 to 2000.

1840 to present

Digital primary sources, including conference proceedings, reports of international women's organizations, publications & web pages of women's organizations, plus letters, diaries & memoirs of women active internationally since the mid-19th century.

Fully-digitized versions of books, manuscripts, pamphlets, consumer trade catalogs and photographs exploring women's roles in the US economy between the Civil War and the Great Depression.