Primary Sources

American History, 1493-1945

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Dates of Coverage: 
1493-1945

Primary source documents from the Gilder Lehrman Collection. Divided into two modules: 1: Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859 (available now) and 2: Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945 (due out mid- 2015). NOTE: No PDF downloads during trial. Trial ends 12/16/14.

Date added: 
Wed, 2014-11-05 (All day)
Notes: 
11/5/14 eas

China, America and the Pacific: Trade and Cultural Exchange [AM Digital]

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Dates of Coverage: 
18th - early 20th centuries

Digitized archival material from the 18th - early 20th centuries. Includes manuscripts, rare printed texts, visual images, objects & maps. NOTE: No PDF downloads during trial. Trial ends 11/5/14.

Date added: 
Thu, 2014-10-09 (All day)

American Consumer Culture [AM Digital]

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Dates of Coverage: 
1935 - 1965

Thousands of reports commissioned by major US companies on consumer goods, providing the building blocks for historic ad campaigns for gasoline to foods to tobacco to Mattel’s Barbie Doll. Trial ends 10/15/2014. NOTE: No PDF downloads possible during trial.

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Mon, 2014-09-22 (All day)

Smithsonian II: Trade Literature, the Merchandising of Industry [Gale]

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Dates of Coverage: 
1820-1926

Catalogs, pamphlets, advertising materials & ephemera on essential industries that emerged in the 19th & early 20th centuries, e.g. steam engines, railroads, motorized vehicles, agricultural/farm machinery, building & construction, mining, etc.

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Thu, 2014-08-07 (All day)

Punch [Gale]

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Dates of Coverage: 
1841-2002

Iconic British humor magazine, whose celebrated cartoons documented rapid technological, social, and political change in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Date added: 
Tue, 2014-08-05 (All day)

Smithsonian I: Worlds Fairs and Expositions [Gale]

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Dates of Coverage: 
1840-1940

Primary source documents on major expositions. Covers architecture, fine & decorative arts, technology, industrial design, science, entertainment, urban planning, manufacturing, cultural history, etc.

Date added: 
Tue, 2014-08-05 (All day)

Early European Books

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Dates of Coverage: 
1450-1700

Digitized collection of rare books & incunabula; includes works from the national libraries of France, Florence & the Netherlands; the Wellcome Library (London); the Royal Library, Denmark, with more libraries set to join the program.

Date added: 
Mon, 2014-09-22 (All day)

Indigenous Peoples: North America [Gale]

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

Date added: 
Wed, 2014-03-05 (All day)

Confidential Print: Africa [AM Digital]

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Dates of Coverage: 
1834-1966

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.

Date added: 
Wed, 2014-08-06 (All day)

Women Organizing Transnationally: The Committee of Correspondence [Archives Unbound]

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Dates of Coverage: 
1952-1969

   

Date added: 
Wed, 2013-08-28 (All day)
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