19th Century Masterfile is a comprehensive historical exploration of pre-1930 primary sources. There are over 6,500 periodicals indexed, approximately 20 million links to full-text, and 8 million citations to periodicals, newspapers, books, patents, artworks, and government documents records. This covers all subject areas ranging from the humanities, STEM, law, literature, and social sciences
19th Century UK Periodicals provides a lens through which to study of all aspects of British life in the 19th century-- from art to business and from children to politics. The library owns Series 1 (New Readerships: Women's, Children's, Humor and Leisure/Sport) and Series 2 (Empire: Travel and Anthropology, Economics, Missionary and Colonial).
Based upon James P. Danky's monumental African-American Newspapers and Periodicals: A National Bibliography (Harvard, 1998), this collection features more than 170 wide-ranging periodicals by and about African Americans. The publications include academic and political journals, commercial magazines, institutional newsletters, organizations' bulletins, annual reports and other genres.
Contains the full-text of hundreds of historic newspapers listed in Clarence Brigham's authoritative bibliography and in additional subsequent bibliographies. Includes: Early American Newspapers, Series 1 (1690-1876).
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This database contains periodicals published between 1740 and 1940, including special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children's and women's magazines and many other historically-significant periodicals.
This is the institutional version of Ancestry.com. Access the world's largest online collection of family records and resources, with billions of names from U.S., U.K., and Canadian census and vital records, immigration records and passenger lists, military histories and records, and more.
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The Historical Boston Globe (1872-1979) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.
The Chicago Defender has been a leading voice of the black community well beyond the Windy City, with more than
two-thirds of its readership outside Chicago. The newspaper was a proponent of The Great Migration, the move of
over 1.5 million African-Americans from the segregated South to the industrial North from 1915 to 1925. It reported on
the Red Summer race riots of 1919, and editorialized for anti-lynching legislation and the integration of blacks into the
U.S. military. This newspaper also supported the aviation career of Bessie Coleman, the first African-American female
pilot, and promoted the writing of Langston Hughes and Poet Laureate Gwendolyn Brooks.
The Connecticut Archives Online (CAO) is a project that aims to unify and simplify searching of archival holdings held in Connecticut's libraries, universities, colleges, museums and historical societies through one simple interface. Participating institutions include CCSU, CT State Library, Yale University, UCONN and Wesleyan University.
The Digital National Security Archive contains the most comprehensive set of declassified government documents available. It includes 36 collections consisting of over 80,000 indexed documents. Each of these collections, compiled by top scholars and experts, exhaustively covers the most critical world events, countries, and U.S. policy decisions from post World War II through the 21st century.
Full-text collection of books, pamphlets, broadsides, newspapers, government documents and ephemera printed in America from 1639-1800. This collection is based on the bibliography originally compiled and edited by Charles Evans.
The database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. It covers the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of native American peoples. A wide range of subject areas are covered; from natural disasters to disease outbreaks and slavery. The original bibliography was co-developed by John Alden and Dennis Landis, Curator of European Books at The John Carter Brown Library.
The standard source for the quantitative facts of American history.
Topics ranging from migration and health to crime and the Confederate States of America are each placed in historical context by a recognized expert in the field. This fully searchable electronic edition allows users to graph individual tables and create customized tables and spreadsheets reflecting their own particular areas of interest.
American Memory is a gateway to the Library of Congress's vast resources of digitized American historical materials. Comprising more than 9 million items that document U.S. history and culture, American Memory is organized into more than 100 thematic collections based on their original format, their subject matter, or who first created, assembled, or donated them to the Library.
The original formats include manuscripts, prints, photographs, posters, maps, sound recordings, motion pictures, books, pamphlets, and sheet music.
Oral History Online provides in-depth indexing to more than 2,500 collections of Oral History in English from around the world. The collection also provides keyword searching of more than 271,000 pages of full-text by some 9,000 individuals from all walks of life.
The 19th Century Masterfile is an accumulation of various indexes to printed materials from the nineteenth century. The library subscribes to Series I, which includes the following:
Poole's Index to Periodical Literature, 1802-1907
Index to Legal Periodical Literature, 1786-1922
An Alphabetical Subject Index and Index Encyclopedia to Periodical Articles on Religion, 1890-1899
Index to Periodicals, 1890-1902
Includes digital versions of the Sanborn Fire Insurance maps for cities and towns in Connecticut and Maryland.
Sanborn fire insurance maps are valuable historical tools for urban specialists, social historians, architects, geographers, genealogists, local historians, planners, environmentalists and anyone who wants to learn about the history, growth, and development of American cities, towns, and neighborhoods.
The complete digital edition of The Times (London) with full facsimile images of either a specific article or a complete page. The entire newspaper is captured, with all articles, advertisements and illustrations/photos.
The Scholar's Edition of Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000 includes all content from the "basic" edition along with the addition an important new resource: The Women's Commission Reports collection, an archive of the publications and documents of local, state, and federal Commissions on the Status of Women from 1963 to the present.