• Academic Resources

    1. This database offers census data for the United States starting with the first census in 1790, as well as several other types of data. The site also offers state and county level shapefiles for all of the decades. This is an excellent as resource for anyone needing to construct custom maps of the United States.

      Fields Political, Race
      Geographic Focus United States
      Chronology 1700s, 1800s, 1900s, 2000s
      • Price

        Free
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        Online Only
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        tupsarru
    2. This archive is particularly strong in materials regarding military and defense policy from the Second South African War to the present. It has particular strengths in the First and Second World Wars.

      Fields Political, Military, Empire and Imperialism
      Geographic Focus Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand , Canada, Great Britain and Ireland
      Chronology 1800s, 1900s
      • Price

        Free
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        Physical Only
      • Jonathan

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        Jonathan
    3. John Lane’s Masonic Records 1717-1894 is an authoritative listing of all the lodges established by the English Grand Lodges from the foundation of the first Grand Lodge in 1717 up until 1894.

      Fields Political, Class
      Geographic Focus Great Britain and Ireland
      Chronology 1700s, 1800s
      • Price

        Free
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        Online Only
      • Jonathan

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        Jonathan
    4. French Revolution artwork collection

      Fields Political
      Geographic Focus France
      Chronology 1700s
    5. This archive collects materials on World War II, including artifacts, oral history interviews, and various documents. The archive's website includes a limited number of digital collections as well. Most of the archive's materials center on the experiences of Americans during World War II.

      Fields Military
      Geographic Focus United States
      Chronology 1900s
    6. The British Library is the preeminent national library in England. They receive a copy of every publication in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Their collection is well over 150 million items in almost every language. This archive is a must visit.

      Fields Gender and Sexuality, Race, Political, Class, Economics, Military, Empire and Imperialism, Crime and Punishment
      Geographic Focus United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand , Canada, Great Britain and Ireland
      Chronology 1400s, 1500s, 1600s, 1700s, 1800s, 1900s, 2000s
      • Price

        Free
      • Access

        Online / Physical
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    7. If you are studying anything that relies on the government or any of its departments, then you will need to book a seat here at some point in your career.

      Fields Gender and Sexuality, Race, Political, Class, Economics, Military, Empire and Imperialism, Crime and Punishment
      Geographic Focus United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand , Canada, Great Britain and Ireland
      Chronology 1400s, 1500s, 1600s, 1700s, 1800s, 1900s, 2000s
      • Price

        Free
      • Access

        Online / Physical
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    8. London Lives makes available in a fully digitized and searchable form a wide variety of primary sources regarding life in 18th Century London. The site has a particular focus on Plebeian culture in 18th Century London.

      Fields Gender and Sexuality, Political, Class, Economics, Crime and Punishment
      Geographic Focus Great Britain and Ireland
      Chronology 1600s, 1700s, 1800s
      • Price

        Free
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        Online Only
      • Jonathan

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        Jonathan
    9. This digital history project sponsored by the University of Portsmouth provides a comprehensive vision of Britain from 1801-2001 using historical maps, census data, travel writing, and statistical data.

      Fields Gender and Sexuality, Political, Class, Economics
      Geographic Focus Great Britain and Ireland
      Chronology 1800s, 1900s, 2000s
      • Price

        Free
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        Online Only
      • Jonathan

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        Jonathan
    10. This project has sought to recover the story of the English nuns who fled England after the Reformation. It traces their lives in Brussels, France, and the United States from 1600 to 1800 when many returned to England to escape religious persecution unleashed by the French Revolution.

      Fields Gender and Sexuality, Political
      Geographic Focus United States, Europe, Great Britain and Ireland
      Chronology 1600s, 1700s, 1800s
      • Price

        Free
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        Online Only
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    11. This is one of the most important new digital history projects in recent memory. It is by far the most comprehensive look at non-elite lives in Britain. The sheer amount of information available to scholars is astounding.

      Fields Gender and Sexuality, Class, Military, Crime and Punishment
      Geographic Focus Great Britain and Ireland
      Chronology 1600s, 1700s, 1800s, 1900s
      • Price

        Free
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        Online Only
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    12. This site has a number of digital tools and visualizations that tell the stories of women and men accused of witchcraft in Early Modern England.

      Fields Gender and Sexuality, Class, Crime and Punishment
      Geographic Focus Great Britain and Ireland
      Chronology 1500s, 1600s
      • Price

        Free
      • Access

        Online Only
      • Jonathan

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        Jonathan
    13. 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
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        Online Only
      • Jonathan

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        Jonathan
    14. 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
    15. 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
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        Physical Only
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    16. 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
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        Physical Only
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    17. 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
    18. 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
    19. French Revolution & Napoleonic pamphlets & periodicals

      Fields Economics, Empire and Imperialism, Legal, Military, Political
      Geographic Focus France
      Chronology 1700s, 1800s
    20. This is a searchable and downloadable database of 34,948 slave trading voyages from its beginnings in the fifteen hundreds to the end of the slave trade in the late nineteenth century.

      Fields Economics, Empire and Imperialism, Gender and Sexuality, Political, Race
      Geographic Focus France, Great Britain and Ireland
      Chronology 1500s, 1600s, 1700s, 1800s
      • Price

        Free
      • Access

        Online Only
      • tupsarru

        Contributed By

        tupsarru
    21. 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
    22. This database has the unabridged versions of John Foxe's "The Acts and Monuments." He published this work over the course of twenty years from 1563-1583. It is an extremely important work for anyone dealing with the English Reformation.

      Fields Crime and Punishment, Political, Religion
      Geographic Focus Great Britain and Ireland
      Chronology 1500s
      • Price

        Free
      • Access

        Online Only
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    23. This is a new digital humanities project that seeks to collect narratives and artifacts related to Canadian feminist activism from the 1970s to the 1990s.

      Fields Crime and Punishment, Economics, Gender and Sexuality, Legal
      Geographic Focus Canada
      Chronology 1900s
      • Price

        Free
      • Access

        Online Only
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    24. 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
    25. 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
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