• Academic Resources

    1. Massive collection of British & US children literature through the University of Florida (Gainesville)

      Fields Class, Empire and Imperialism, Gender and Sexuality, Religion, Science
      Geographic Focus United States, Great Britain and Ireland
      Chronology 1900s
    2. For those interested in social movements, especially Leftism, Unionism, Labor, and LGBT, the Labadie Collection, University of Michigan, is a great resource. They have also recently digitized 2,200+ posters out of copyright.

      Fields Class, Empire and Imperialism, Environmental, Gender and Sexuality, Political
      Geographic Focus United States, Europe, Africa
      Chronology 1800s, 1900s, 2000s
    3. French Revolution & Napoleonic pamphlets & periodicals

      Fields Economics, Empire and Imperialism, Legal, Military, Political
      Geographic Focus France
      Chronology 1700s, 1800s
    4. French Revolution artwork collection

      Fields Political
      Geographic Focus France
      Chronology 1700s
    5. This is a recently reopened museum that traces the history of the British Army. The archive has a wealth of source material drawn from regimental museums and family donations of material.

      Fields Empire and Imperialism, Military
      Geographic Focus Canada, Caribbean, Latin America, Germany, Great Britain and Ireland, Asia, China, India, Japan, Africa, East Africa, Egypt, South Africa, West Africa, Australia and New Zealand
      Chronology 1700s, 1800s, 1900s
      • Price

        Free
      • Access

        Physical Only
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    6. Reno, Nevada was the world's divorce capital for nearly six decades. This project contains hundreds of digitized images, publications, documents, and media.

      Fields Class, Crime and Punishment, Economics, Gender and Sexuality, Legal, Political
      Geographic Focus United States
      Chronology 1900s
      • Price

        Free
      • Access

        Online Only
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    7. The Spectator first emerged in 1828 promising to "convey intelligence." This archive contains digitized copies of every edition of the newspaper from 1828 to 2008. This is an extremely important source for political and cultural information regarding Britain and its colonies.

      Fields Class, Crime and Punishment, Economics, Empire and Imperialism, Environmental, Gender and Sexuality, Legal, Medicine, Military, Political, Race, Religion, Science, Slavery
      Geographic Focus United States, Canada, Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand
      Chronology 1800s, 1900s, 2000s
      • Price

        Free
      • Access

        Online Only
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    8. From 1830 until well after the American Civil War, Free Blacks and Fugitive slaves met in state and national "conventions" to discuss important issues. This new Digital Humanities project seeks to understand the social worlds and collective organizing potential of these conventions.

      Fields Class, Economics, Gender and Sexuality, Legal, Political, Race, Religion
      Geographic Focus United States
      Chronology 1800s
      • Price

        Free
      • Access

        Online Only
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    9. In 1808, over 200,000 people were emancipated in an attempt to abolish slavery in the Atlantic World. This project attempts to reclaim and tell their stories.

      Fields Crime and Punishment, Economics, Empire and Imperialism, Legal, Military, Political, Race, Religion, Slavery
      Geographic Focus United States, Canada, Caribbean, Latin America, Argentina, Brazil, Europe, France, Great Britain and Ireland, Africa, West Africa
      Chronology 1500s, 1700s, 1800s
      • Price

        Free
      • Access

        Online Only
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    10. Studies in Scarlet presents the images of over 420 separately published trial narratives from the Harvard Law School Library's extensive trial collections. This collection includes a number of celebrity cases, but the majority are the everyday stories of ordinary individuals.

      Fields Class, Crime and Punishment, Gender and Sexuality, Legal
      Geographic Focus United States, Great Britain and Ireland
      Chronology 1800s, 1900s
      • Price

        Free
      • Access

        Online Only
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    11. This is one of the most important newsreel archives in Britain, if not in the world. It contains over 85,000 films spanning the years 1896-1976. These are of immense social and cultural importance, and they are made freely available through the website listed above and on a dedicated YouTube channel.

      Fields Crime and Punishment, Economics, Empire and Imperialism, Environmental, Gender and Sexuality, Legal, Medicine, Military, Political, Race, Religion, Science
      Geographic Focus United States, Canada, Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, Great Britain and Ireland, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand
      Chronology 1800s, 1900s
      • Price

        Free
      • Access

        Online Only
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    12. This is a project that collects and provides access to moving images made in or about Yorkshire, England. It contains materials from the 1890s to today. The collection currently holds about 50,000 titles. There are only about 80 hours worth of film online.

      Fields Empire and Imperialism, Environmental, Military, Political, Religion
      Geographic Focus Great Britain and Ireland
      Chronology 1800s, 1900s, 2000s
      • Price

        Free
      • Access

        Online / Physical
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    13. Punch was one of the most popular and important newspapers of 19th Century Britain. The magazine began publication in 1841 and continued until 1992. There was a brief attempt to revive publication, but this failed in 2002. This archive seeks to digitize as many issues as possible.

      Fields Class, Crime and Punishment, Economics, Empire and Imperialism, Environmental, Gender and Sexuality, Legal, Military, Political, Race, Religion, Science
      Geographic Focus United States, Canada, Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, France, Germany, Great Britain and Ireland, Italy, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand
      Chronology 1800s, 1900s
      • Price

        Free
      • Access

        Online Only
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    14. This is a digitized copy of Hansard, which is the official transcription of parliamentary proceedings in the UK from 1803-2005.

      Fields Class, Crime and Punishment, Economics, Empire and Imperialism, Gender and Sexuality, Legal, Military, Political, Religion, Slavery
      Geographic Focus United States, Canada, Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, Great Britain and Ireland, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand
      Chronology 1800s, 1900s, 2000s
      • Price

        Free
      • Access

        Online Only
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    15. This is a project that examines the role of charitable financing and the distribution of voluntary hospitals between 1890-1940s.

      Fields Class, Economics, Medicine
      Geographic Focus Great Britain and Ireland
      Chronology 1800s, 1900s
      • Price

        Free
      • Access

        Online Only
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    16. This is an online version of "The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Carlyle." These individuals were extraordinarily important members of the British literary elite in the mid-19th Century.

      Fields Class, Economics, Gender and Sexuality, Legal, Political, Religion, Slavery
      Geographic Focus Great Britain and Ireland
      Chronology 1800s
      • Price

        Free
      • Access

        Online Only
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    17. The Bodleian Library at Oxford sponsored this early digitization project. This is a digital library that focuses on popular 18th and 19th century British journals such as Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Notes and Enquiries, and Gentleman's Magazine.

      Fields Class, Crime and Punishment, Economics, Gender and Sexuality, Legal, Political, Religion
      Geographic Focus Great Britain and Ireland
      Chronology 1700s, 1800s
      • Price

        Free
      • Access

        Online Only
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    18. This is the largest collection of Darwin materials published online. This website allows you to view the full texts of each of Darwin's publications and manuscripts.

      Fields Environmental, Race, Religion, Science
      Geographic Focus Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, Great Britain and Ireland
      Chronology 1800s
      • Price

        Free
      • Access

        Online Only
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    19. This is a project sponsored by the University of Cambridge, which provides full-text searchable records of over 8,500 letters Darwin wrote before 1871. There are an additional 6,500 letters that have not been fully digitized.

      Fields Environmental, Legal, Political, Religion, Science
      Geographic Focus Europe, Great Britain and Ireland
      Chronology 1800s
      • Price

        Free
      • Access

        Online Only
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    20. This database has detailed information on over 6,000 moving images from Britain and its empire. You can view over 150 films in their entirety, and the database has critical notes regarding an additional 350 films.

      Fields Economics, Empire and Imperialism, Environmental, Military, Political, Religion
      Geographic Focus Canada, Caribbean, Latin America, Great Britain and Ireland, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand
      Chronology 1800s, 1900s
      • Price

        Free
      • Access

        Online Only
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    21. Charles Booth's London enables you to search the catalogue of over 450 original notebooks from the Inquiry into Life and Labour in London (1886-1903), view 41 digitised notebooks and explore the London poverty maps.

      Fields Class, Crime and Punishment, Economics
      Geographic Focus Great Britain and Ireland
      Chronology 1800s, 1900s
      • Price

        Free
      • Access

        Online / Physical
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    22. This is a project which digitizes broadsides published in England from the 16th to the 20th century. These cover a wide range of topics in an easily searchable format.

      Fields Class, Crime and Punishment, Economics, Empire and Imperialism, Gender and Sexuality, Legal, Military, Political, Religion
      Geographic Focus Great Britain and Ireland
      Chronology 1600s, 1700s, 1800s, 1900s
      • Price

        Free
      • Access

        Online Only
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    23. This is a pioneering digital humanities project that seeks to collect and promote resources related to trans-history.

      Fields Class, Crime and Punishment, Gender and Sexuality, Legal, Political
      Geographic Focus United States, Canada, Europe
      Chronology 1800s, 1900s
      • Price

        Free
      • Access

        Online Only
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    24. This is an extremely small archive with really rich materials located inside the Tower of London complex. It has a really extensive collection of soldiers' diaries along with official regimental materials.

      Fields Empire and Imperialism, Gender and Sexuality, Military
      Geographic Focus Canada, Caribbean, Europe, France, Germany, Great Britain and Ireland, Italy, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand
      Chronology 1600s, 1700s, 1800s, 1900s
      • Price

        Free
      • Access

        Physical Only
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    25. This is without a doubt one of the most significant new digital humanities projects to launch in the last year. It traces the history of British slave owners in great detail, and will have a massive impact on the way scholars teach and research the history of slavery in the Caribbean and abolition.

      Fields Economics, Empire and Imperialism, Legal, Political, Race, Slavery
      Geographic Focus Caribbean, Great Britain and Ireland
      Chronology 1700s, 1800s
      • Price

        Free
      • Access

        Online Only
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
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