Open and Free Access Materials for Research

At the IHR, we recognise the effect that the current closure of libraries and archives is having on the ability to undertake research.

To help those writing dissertations and undertaking research, we are collecting links to accessible online materials. This listing is a work in progress, and we're also asking you for additional recommendations to make this resource as useful as possible. 

Introduction from Jo Fox

Like others, we're very aware of the challenges now facing researchers unable to access to libraries and archives. This is significant for all historians, at every career stage. But it's particularly challenging for MA students (and their tutors) and all those working to fixed deadlines to complete research projects in the coming months.

There's now much information circulating on social media and in professional communities about new materials coming online. This is extremely welcome. But it can also be difficult to keep abreast of the changing landscape, and to know where to look for information.

In response, the IHR Library has created this new guide which seeks to consolidate information, bringing it together in one place. Below you'll find lists of links to freely accessible online content -- organised, for example, by publication type, chronology and theme. At the start you'll also find helpful advice from the IHR Library team on how to make the most of this resource.

It's important to say that this guide remains a work in progress, and here we seek the help of the wider historical community.

So far we’ve included those resources we know about, but there will be many others known to you. We’re keen to hear about these and encourage you to get in touch. If you’d like to recommend a freely accessible online resource, please send your suggestions to ihr.library@london.ac.uk. Alternatively, you can submit your recommendations via this online suggestion box.

We’ll then review submissions and add them to this guide. We’ll be keeping this new information under constant review, making sure it remains up-to-date and as useful as possible.

Professor Jo Fox, IHR Director 

About this Guide

This webpage contains a selection of curated links to online research resources that can be used for Master's dissertations, as well as historical research of all kinds. From digitised archives to oral histories, newspapers, maps and printed collections, we hope that there will some material that can help with your work or, if you are a dissertation advisor, perhaps make some further suggestions to your students.

We have organised the material by period. This is always something of an arbitrary exercise, and there will be some duplication. Some key subject or perhaps unexpected formats have also been included, such as Virtual and Augmented Reality (why not, for example, visit relevant historical sites around the world via Google Streetview?).

This is of course simply a small selection of the vast amount of material that is out there. You will know more about what is available in your own area of specialism, and Google, DuckDuckGo or Ecosia will uncover more. There are also numerous online guides and bibliographies, both general and specialised, that will give further suggestions, these include Wikipedia's list of digitised newspapers. Your library will also be able to advise on what is available for you behind paywalls, what some of the copyright and fair dealing exemptions might be, and what has been opened up for access during this period of uncertainty - the UK National Archives, for example, is attempting to make its licenced content available for a period. Twitter and other social media has also been a site for people willing to share their own research materials; institutional repositories may also have accepted scanned or rekeyed materials as part of the research data requested by many research councils.

Some of the material has been selected by IHR librarians and colleagues in the institute, while others have been suggested by others. We are pleased to hear about suggestions, either by emailing ihr.library@sas.ac.uk or through a short online suggestions box. The full spreadsheet of suggestions might also be useful to review and search.

Like all sources, online materials have their own history and pose challenges and questions for historians and other researchers. How were they collected? Why were they selected? Where did they come from? Who pays for it? What's been left out? What are the differences between the physical records and their online representation? What shortcuts sneak into our methods that may undermine the rigour of our overall argument?

Understanding how archives are created and arranged is an essential part of historical research, and there are similar considerations for their online equivalent. How are archival hierarchies, indexes or catalogues created online? Are they automated, do they use international standards, or their own bespoke thesaurus of terms? Technical understanding of scribal methods, forms of writing, and the purpose for which records were created are important things to understand, an awareness of digital technologies, from the limits of scanning technology to OCR and XML, can be useful, too. Many online archives have also been created from microforms, and digital archives, particularly web archives, may have been migrated from one format to another, losing data or functionality along the way.

Archives also have a range of definitions, with archivists conceptualising them as the materials produced by an individual, family or organisation during the course of their life or work, and archives seen in more general terms as collections of old records. Online 'archives' may also be synthetic creations, gathering both primary and secondary materials together in new ways, perhaps with an attention to rediscover hidden voices. Again, historians will be alert to how this shapes our understanding of the past. For this list, we will be as expansive as possible.

Finally, there are matters of scale and quantity. Your materials may be too vast, or too limited; but what are the opportunities opened up by this? Is close reading of one or two documents as useful as reading thousands of items? What are the opportunities opened up by analysing texts or images at scale, perhaps by using the tools of the digital humanities?

Further Reading

Blaney, Jonathan and Judith Seifring, 'A Culture of non-citation: Assessing the digital impact of British History Online and the Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership', Digital History Quarterly (2017).

Hauswedell, T., J. Nyhan, and M.H. Beals et al., 'Of Global Reach Yet of Situated Contexts: An examination of the implicit and explicit selection criteria that shape digital archives of historical newspapers'Arch Sci (2020)

MacEachern, Alan and William J. Turkel, 'A Time for Research Distancing', Active History 31 March 2020.

Prescott, Andrew and Lorna Hughes, 'Why Do We Digitize: The case for slow digitization', Archive Journal (2018).

Putnam, Lara, 'The Transnational and the Text-Searchable: Digitized Sources and the Shadows They Cast' (working paper) published as 'The Transnational and the Text-Searchable: Digitized Sources and the Shadows They Cast'American Historical Review 121 (2016).

IHR Online Resourceswww.history.ac.uk/library/collections/online-resourcesDetails of free and paywalled resources with access details for SAS students, etc.
Open Access Research Resources for the Humanitieswww.sas.ac.uk/support-research/libraries/open-access-research-resources-humanitiesThe School’s physical libraries may be closed for the time being, like libraries across the world, but we’re still working to help researchers access the materials that they need, whether that’s books, journal articles, databases or online tutorials.
Senate House Library A-Z Databases (NB subscription resources for University of London only)senatehouselibrary.libguides.com/az.phpFind the best library databases for your research (for SHL card holders)
Institute of Classical Studies Library Open Access Resourceslibrary.ics.sas.ac.uk/open-access-resourcesDuring the COVID-19 pandemic, more publishers and institutions are making research material available online. We've compiled a growing list of resources for you to use at home during self-isolation.
Warburg Institute Librarywarburg.libguides.com/libraryDetails of resources that can be accessed when the library is closed.

 

Secondary Works

You will be familiar with the eBooks and other resources made available by your own institution's library. There will be guides to these on the library website, perhaps along with a special guide prepared for the current situation.

Many eBook and online journal providers are extending the amount of materials available at this time, so if you have not found what you needed in the past, it may be worth checking now. Your librarian many need to arrange a trial or access. Jisc has coordinated a list of suppliers now offering extended access.

Some libraries, such as the Bodleian History Faculty Library, have provided useful guides and lists of tips for locating open access and other online texts, such as making use of the Internet Archive's National Emergency Library.

Preprints and other open access collections can be also found in institutional repositories. A list of UK repositories can be found at Sherpa.

Catalogues, Bibliographies and Guides

Clio-online Web-Directoryclio-online.de/webresourceThe Clio-online Web-Directory outlines databases and websites for historical research.
IHR Library list of online resourceswww.history.ac.uk/library/collections/online-resourcesIncludes free and subscription resources, with access details
Free online history archiveswww.diigo.com/profile/hfloxfordOver 1,000 free online resources listed by the Bodleian History Faculty Library
International Council of Archives 'The Archives are Accessible'www.ica.org/en/the-archives-and-records-are-accessibleTo enable the archives and records community to tell ICA what they are doing and what is accessible, we have developed a digital map where you can share information about an online exhibition, digital catalogue, specific digital collections or a crowd-sourcing project that people can do while they are #StayHome.
Endangered Archives Programmeeap.bl.ukMore than 400 projects in 90 countries worldwide, in over 100 languages and scripts.
Open Education Database '250+ Killer Digital Libraries'oedb.org/ilibrarian/250-plus-killer-digital-libraries-and-archives/This list contains over 250 libraries and archives that focus mainly on localized, regional, and U.S. history, but it also includes larger collections, eText and eBook repositories, and a short list of directories to help you continue your research efforts.
Hazine: a guide to researching the middle east and beyondhazine.info/tag/online-archives/Online Archives, Digitized Collections and Resources for Middle East, North African, and Islamic(ate) Studies
European History Primary Sourcesprimary-sources.eui.euWhile not claiming to be complete, EHPS contains the major national digital libraries and many smaller series of e-sources and smaller digitization projects in Europe. It thus reflects to a considerable extent the current state of digitization of historical source materials in Europe, as well as those digitized outside Europe pertaining to its history.
Rechtshistorie: A gateway to legal historywww.rechtshistorie.nl/en/digital-collections/digital-archivesAn extensive international list of archival resources.
History Online Projectsweb.archive.org/web/20170220105618/http://www.history.ac.uk/history-online/projects/listAn archive of the IHR's list of online projects; some links may no longer be current.

 

 

LIBRALwww.bahs.org.uk/LIBRAL/Library of rural and agricultural history
Radical Online Collections and Archives (New Historical Express)hatfulofhistory.wordpress.com/radical-online-collections-and-archives/Free to access radical literature from around the world

Medieval Resources for Researchers

ims.leeds.ac.uk/online-resources

Primary and secondary resources covering all aspects of medieval studies to help medievalists connect with each other, develop their research, and find opportunities to present and share their ideas.


 
Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMSLib)https://www.memslib.co.ukMEMSlib is an initiative of the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS) at the University of Kent. This student-led project developed out of our shared desire to support academic peers and colleagues during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Vast Early America (Omohundro Institute)oieahc.wm.edu/explore/vastearlyamerica-resources/As we all shift to reliance on online materials learning and teaching - and just for exploring - the vast early American past, the OI thought it would be useful to start a central resource. These started with resources from some of our institutional partners and scholars we have worked with, but will also include organizations and scholars we’re just learning about. Please let us know if we can add yours.
Bibliographical Society of Americabibsocamer.org/news/online-instruction-resources-digital-repositories-for-book-history-teaching-more/Online Instruction Resources: Digital Repositories for Book History Teaching, Research, & More
 
@RWLDprojectGoogle DocTransport and mobility history digital sources (crowdsourced)
European Association for Digital Humanitieseadh.org/projectsLinks to digital humanities projects and databases
Early Modern France (Dr Sara Barker's blog)earlymodernfrance.wordpress.com/2020/04/09/online-resources-for-sixteenth-and-seventeenth-century-french-history-museums-chateaux-and-institutions

Online resources for sixteenth and seventeenth-century French history – museums, châteaux and institutions

@Tom_Hamilton_Early Modern SourcesAimed primarily at students
@HistorianRemoteTwitter streamExploring online and digital resources for history in Higher Education. Distance learning, remote research and accessibility. Run by

@kirsteenmm

Pinakeshttps://pinakes.irht.cnrs.fr/Online catalogue of Greek manuscripts from around the world.

@reinarzhistory

Thread on Medical HistorySuggestions and call for contributions of archives and other resources for student projects in the history of medicine.

 

The National Archiveswww.nationalarchives.gov.uk/about/news/digital-downloadsDigital records available on our website free of charge for as long as our Kew site is closed to visitors. See list of collections available.
Archives Portal Europewww.archivesportaleurope.netThe Archives Portal Europe provides access to information on archival material from different European countries as well as information on archival institutions throughout the continent.
   
Europeanaeuropeana.euDiscover inspiring cultural heritage from European museums, galleries, libraries and archives.
Digital Public Library of Americadp.laDiscover 36,918,180 images, texts, videos, and sounds from across the United States.
WorldCatwww.worldcat.orgWorldCat is the world's largest network of library content and services. WorldCat libraries are dedicated to providing access to their resources on the Web, where most people start their search for information.
Library Hub Discoverdiscover.libraryhub.jisc.ac.uk

Welcome to Library Hub Discover, giving you access to details of materials held in many UK national, academic and specialist libraries. Library Hub Discover currently contains 45,647,877 records created from 118,128,539 records contributed by 158 institutions.

Archives Hubarchiveshub.jisc.ac.ukUse the Archives Hub to find unique sources for your research, both physical and digital. Search across descriptions of archives, held at over 350 institutions across the UK.
The National Archives Discoverydiscovery.nationalarchives.gov.ukAccess records held by The National Archives and more than 2,500 other archives.
Trove (Australia)trove.nla.gov.au/collection?q=Search personal and organisational archives, including diaries, manuscripts, letters, business records, photographs, posters, pamphlets, ephemera ...
Aim25aim25.comArchives held within the M25 motorway (e.g. London)
Arkhivy Rossii [Портал Архивы России]www.rusarchives.ru/This is the portal for all the Russian state archives, both central and regional. 

 

Online Book Collections

Bibliographical Society of America have produced an extensive guide to online resources and digital repositories, which should be your first port of call. 

Digital Collections

 

Aberdeen University Library - Open Access Resources

https://www.abdn.ac.uk/library/support/open-access-e-resources-739.php

Resource List

Belgica

https://belgica.kbr.be/belgica/

Digitised material from the Royal Library of Belgium.

British Library Digitised Manuscriptswww.bl.uk/manuscripts/Use this website to view digitised copies of manuscripts and archives in the British Library’s collections, with descriptions of their contents.
British Library digital collectionswww.bl.uk/catalogues-and-collections/digital-collectionsNumerous other digital collections. A large corpus is available via Google Books and the former Microsoft Books Project.
Digital Library of the Caribbeandloc.comThe Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) is a cooperative digital library for resources from and about the Caribbean and circum-Caribbean.
Library of Congress digital collectionswww.loc.gov/collections/A vast range of digitised materials.
Vatican Library digital collectionshttps://digi.vatlib.it/DigiVatLib is a digital library service. It provides free access to the Vatican Library’s digitized collections: manuscripts, incunabula, archival materials and inventories as well as graphic materials, coins and medals, printed materials (special projects).
Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek (DDB)www.deutsche-digitale-bibliothek.deThe goal of the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek (DDB) is to offer everyone unrestricted access to Germany’s cultural and scientific heritage, that is, access to millions of books, archived items, images, sculptures, pieces of music and other sound documents, as well as films and scores, from all over Germany.
BNF Gallicagallica.bnf.frNearly 4 million digitised items from the French national library.

Biblioteca de Catalunya (Memòria digital de Catalunya)

http://mdc1.csuc.cat/

Digitised document collection from the Biblioteca de Catalunya.

National Library of Australiatrove.nla.gov.auAccess to a wide range of collections from across Australia
National Library of New Zealand paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/Newspapers, magazines, letters and diaries, and political papers, including Maori materials

National Library of Scotland

https://auth.nls.uk/eresources/browse/access_type/1

List of Open Access Resources.

Qatar Digital Librarywww.qdl.qa/en 
National Digital Library of Indiandl.iitkgp.ac.in 

 

Beinecke Digital Collectionsbeinecke.library.yale.edu/digital-collections/digital-collections-beinecke-library 

Black Central Europe

https://blackcentraleurope.com/

Site created and curated by the Black Central European Studies Network (BCESN) providing access to a number of document and picture collections highlighting the history of the Black diaspora in Central Europe from 1000 to the present day.

British History Online (IHR)www.british-history.ac.ukBrings together material for British history from the collections of libraries, archives, museums and academics. These primary and secondary sources, which range from medieval to twentieth century.
John Carter Brown Library Digital Collectionsjcblibrary.org/collection/digital-imagesHigh resolution images from the Library's archive of early American images, map collection, and political cartoon collection are available through Luna. Scans of over 10,000 full books are available through Internet Archive.
The Morgan Library Digital Facsimileswww.themorgan.org/digital-facsimilesLiterary and historical highspots, including the complete MSS of Anne Brontë and Newton's pocket notebook
Cornell University Digital Collections digital.library.cornell.edu/collectionsContains a wide range of archival sources on various themes, including US history, East Asian studies, slavery, race, art and architecture, travel narratives

Delpher

https://www.delpher.nl/nl/kranten/

Online archive of Dutch and Indonesian newspapers and periodicals.

Manchester Digital Collectionswww.digitalcollections.manchester.ac.ukA new resource for exploring high-quality images of cultural collections and research projects at The University of Manchester, including Peterloo materials. See also https://luna.manchester.ac.uk/luna/servlet/allCollections.
Newberry Librarywww.newberry.org/digital-resources-typeExplore the Newberry through online collections, exhibitions, and publications.
Cambridge Digital Library cudl.lib.cam.ac.ukIncludes the Newton Papers and Sassoon Journals.
Digital Bodleian Librarydigital.bodleian.ox.ac.ukImages of manuscripts, rare books, maps, archives and ephemera from the Bodleian Libraries and Oxford college libraries.

Ghent University Library online collections

https://lib.ugent.be/en/catalog/access:zoomable?sort=old-to-new

Online collection of coins, manuscripts, periodicals, etc. found in the Ghent University Library.

Huntington Digital Libraryhdl.huntington.orgIncludes the Jay T. Last Collection of Graphic Arts and Social History
SOAS Digital Collections digital.soas.ac.uk/ascThe Archives & Special Collections at the SOAS Library specialises in the collection of archives, manuscripts, and rare books relating to Africa, Asia, the Middle East and beyond. 
LSE Digital Librarydigital.library.lse.ac.ukDigitised material from the London School of Economics Library collections and also born-digital material that has been collected and preserved in digital formats.
Flickr Commons

www.flickr.com/commons

Photographs from cultural institutions around the world
Harvard Digital Collectionslibrary.harvard.edu/digital-collectionsHarvard Digital Collections provides free, public access to over 6 million objects digitized from our collections - from ancient art to modern manuscripts and audio visual materials.
Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America guides.library.harvard.edu/c.php?g=940072&p=6775019Includes access to a number of portals for digitized collections. These include Susan B. Anthony, Beecher-Stowe Family, Blackwell Family, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Inez Milholland, Alice Paul, and Dorothy West
Wikimedia Commonscommons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Pagea collection of 60,564,134 freely usable media files
Wellcome Digital Collectionswellcomelibrary.org/collections/digital-collections/The Library's digital collections cover a wide variety of topics, including asylums, food, sex and sexual health, genetics, public health and war.
Biodiversity Heritage Libraryhttps://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/The Biodiversity Heritage Library improves research methodology by collaboratively making biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community.
Center for Research Librarieshttps://www.crl.edu/electronic-resources/collectionsCRL has taken measures to allow greater access to portions of its restricted content to support global research and teaching in view of the current circumstances.

Somni: Coŀlecció digital de fons històric

http://roderic.uv.es/handle/10550/43

Digitised sources from the Biblioteca Universitaria, Valencia.

Biblioteca Medicea Laurenzianahttp://mss.bmlonline.it/Growing collection of digitised manuscripts from the BML, Florence.

 

London Metropolitan Archives Ancestry Collectionswww.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/london-metropolitan-archives/news-events/Pages/family-history-fortnight-18-31-may.aspxLMA Ancestry collections available online for Family History Fortnight, 18-31 May 2020
Ancestry.com records held by National Archives and Records Administration (USA)www.ancestry.com/cs/naraEmail registration required for special free access arranged by NARA and Ancestry.com
ARCHIM (France)

www2.culture.gouv.fr/documentation/archim/accueil.html

Archives nationales digitised materials
St Petersburg Archivesspbarchives.ruThe portal for all the state archives in St Petersburg. Until at least 30 April 2020, it is offering access to digitised content that is usually paywalled, including over quarter of a million images from TSGAKFFD (The Central State Archive of Film, Photographic and Sound Documents)
The National Archives (UK)https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/about/news/digital-downloads/Temporary access to some digitised materials
SODA (Australia) soda.naa.gov.au/ 

 

Late Antiquity

Open Access Classics Resources

https://library.ics.sas.ac.uk/open-access-resources

List of open-access resources (either temporarily during the pandemic or permanently) produced by the library of the Institute of Classical Studies.

 

Bibliotheca Palatina - Digital

https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/de/bpd/index.html

Bibliotheca Palatina – digital: A Virtual Reconstruction of the Former Crown Jewel of Germany's Libraries.

A Digital Corpus for Graeco-Arabic Studies

https://www.graeco-arabic-studies.org/home.html

The Digital Corpus assembles a wide range of Greek texts and their Arabic counterparts. It also includes a number of Arabic commentaries and important secondary sources. The texts in the corpus can be consulted individually or side by side with their translation.

 

Roman Inscriptions in Britain

https://romaninscriptionsofbritain.org/

This website hosts multiple corpora of Roman inscriptions from Britain.

Roman Provincial Coinage Online

https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/

Online database of Roman Empire coinage.

 

Medieval

Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index

http://inpress.lib.uiowa.edu/Feminae/default.aspx

This online finding-aid covers journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages.

MEMSLib Early Medieval Resource Page

https://www.memslib.co.uk/early-medieval-studies

This list contains resources of various types for the study of the history and literature of the early medieval world (c.300 - c.1100).

MEMSLib Late Medieval History Resource Page

https://www.memslib.co.uk/late-medieval-historyResource list relevant to the study of history in the late medieval world (c. 1100-c.1500)

MEMSLib Manuscript Studies Resource Page

https://www.memslib.co.uk/manuscript-palaeography-codicology

In this resource list you will find suggestions for reading and assistance relating to the wonderful world of handwritten books and documents, both medieval and early modern.

 

Logeion 

https://logeion.uchicago.edu/ 

Includes The Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources. 

Anglo-Norman Dictionary 

http://www.anglo-norman.net/gate/ 

  

Bosworth-Toller Anglo-Saxon Dictionary 

 

http://bosworth.ff.cuni.cz/ 

  

Dictionary of Welsh Biography 

https://biography.wales/ 

  

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography 

https://www.oxforddnb.com/ 

May be available through academic or public library subscriptions 

Medieval Londoners

https://medievallondoners.ace.fordham.edu/

Created by Fordham University, this website introduces resources available for research about medieval London and its people, focusing not only on documentary and narrative sources in print, but also archaeological, visual, and cartographic sources that illuminate the physical and material world inhabited by medieval Londoners. An important component of the website is the Medieval Londoners Database (MLD), which records the activities of London residents between c. 1100 and 1520, and is searchable by name, gender, citizenship status, location (ward, parish, and street if available), craft, occupation, civic office, and craft office, among other variables.

The Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England 

http://www.pase.ac.uk/ 

Structured information relating to all the recorded inhabitants of England from the late sixth to the late eleventh century.. based on a systematic examination of the available written sources for the period. 

England’s Immigrants 1330-1550 

https://www.englandsimmigrants.com/ 

A fully-searchable database containing over 64,000 names of people known to have migrated to England in this period. 

History of Parliament 

https://www.historyofparliamentonline.org 

 

Victoria County History 

https://www.history.ac.uk/research/victoria-county-history/county-histories-progress 

Full text of many of the volumes available on British History Online

 

Archaeological Data Service Library 

https://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/library 

Includes British and Irish Archaeological Bibliography.

 

These are a sample of many collections from around the world.

Vatican Library digital collections

https://digi.vatlib.it/ 

FranceArchives: Portail National des Archives 

https://francearchives.fr 

  

Wellcome Medieval manuscripts 

https://wellcomelibrary.org/collections/digital-collections/medieval-manuscripts/ 

  

British Museum collection 

https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection 

  

Gallica 

https://gallica.bnf.fr/accueil/en/content/accueil-en?mode=desktop 

Digital library of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. 

British Library manuscripts 

https://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/ 

Can filter by date 

Digital Bodleian 

https://digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/ 

 

 

Archives Portal Europe 

https://www.archivesportaleurope.net/search/-/s/n/topic/medieval.period 

 

Metropolitan Museum of Art collections 

https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/ 

 

Endangered Archives Programme 

https://eap.bl.uk/search/site 

 

Pinakes

https://pinakes.irht.cnrs.fr/ 
Biblioteca Medicea Laurenzianahttp://mss.bmlonline.it/ 

These include digital editions of sources and compilations of sources.

Anglo-American Legal Tradition

aalt.law.uh.edu

Over 9 million images of manuscripts held at the National Archives UK, spanning 1176 to the end of Queen Victoria's reign; of broader interest than purely legal history

British History Online 

https://www.british-history.ac.uk/ 

Many sources for British history, can be filtered by period. Examples include Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae, Inquisitions Post Mortem, Calendar of Close Rolls, Calendar of Patent Rolls, Calendar of Papal Registers, Parliament Rolls of Medieval England and many local history resources. 

Czech Medieval Sources Online

https://sources.cms.flu.cas.cz/src/index.php 

The Electronic Sawyer: Online catalogue of Anglo-Saxon charters 

https://esawyer.lib.cam.ac.uk/about/index.html 

  

Ibn Abī Uṣaybiʿa. The best accounts of the classes of Physicians

https://dh.brill.com/scholarlyeditions/library/urn:cts:arabicLit:0668IbnAbiUsaibia/

Scholarly open access edition of the Arabic text with English translation.

Legislation.gov.uk

https://www.legislation.gov.uk/

Legislation.gov.uk carries most (but not all) types of legislation and their accompanying explanatory documents from 1267 to the present day.

Scripta: Database of Norman Medieval documents 

https://www.unicaen.fr/scripta 

A large corpus of medieval Norman charters dating from the 10th to the 13th Century.

Exon: The Domesday Survey of South-West England 

http://www.exondomesday.ac.uk/

  

Henry III Fine Rolls Project 

https://finerollshenry3.org.uk 

  

Inquisitions post mortem: Mapping the Medieval Countryside: Properties, Places & People 

http://www.inquisitionspostmortem.ac.uk/

 

Irish Script On Screen

https://www.isos.dias.ie/

Digital library of Irish manuscripts.

Monumenta Germaniae Historica 

https://www.dmgh.de/ 

  

Regesta Imperii 

http://www.regesta-imperii.de/regesten/suche.html 

 

The Sherborne Missal

http://access.bl.uk/item/viewer/ark:/81055/vdc_100104060212.0x000001?_ga=2.151289785.189295087.1598518400-1792599326.1585560173#?c=0&m=0&s=0&cv=0&xywh=-1453%2C-1%2C8167%2C6358

Fully digitised edition of BL. Add. Ms. 74235

York's Archbishops Registers Revealed 

https://archbishopsregisters.york.ac.uk/ 

Free access to over 20,000 images of Registers produced by the Archbishops of York, 1225-1650.

Epistolae: Medieval Women's Letters 

https://epistolae.ctl.columbia.edu 

  

Free online resource from Columbia University. Collection of medieval Latin letters to and from women, with English translation. C4th to C13th. 

English Medieval Legal Documents Database 

https://lawlibguides.usc.edu/emld 

A Compilation of Published Sources from 600 to 1535 from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law. 

EuroDocs: Online Sources for European History 

  

https://eudocs.lib.byu.edu/index.php/History_of_Medieval_and_Renaissance_Europe:_Primary_Documents 

From Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University.

Gascon Rolls projecthttp://www.gasconrolls.org/en/

Records relating to the English administration of Gascony in the late middle ages (1317-1467). Includes translations of most if not all of the rolls.

Internet Medieval Sourcebook 

https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/sbook.asp 

Fordham University Center for Medieval Studies

Archivio digitale della cultura medievale 

https://mirabileweb.it/ 

Temporarily free.

Revised Regesta Regni Hierosolymitani Database

http://crusades-regesta.com/

Röhricht’s Regesta Revised is a growing calendar of all the charters, other legal or formal documents and letters that were composed between 1098 and 1291 in the Latin kingdoms of Jerusalem, Cyprus and Cilician Armenia, the principality of Antioch and the counties of Edessa and Tripoli, or were addressed to individuals in those settlements. It is based on Reinhold Röhricht’s Regesta regni Hierosolymitani 2 vols (Innsbruck, 1893-1904), the entries in which are signalled by the letters RRH. The revision has reached the year 1244 and will be continued to 1291, but new material is always coming to light and Röhricht’s Regesta Revised will be regularly up-dated. Suggestions for new entries or corrections are welcome.

UK National Historic Environment records 

EnglandScotlandWalesNorthern Ireland 

 

Historic England Archive 

https://archive.historicengland.org.uk/ 

 

Gatehouse: A comprehensive gazetteer and bibliography of the medieval castles, fortifications and palaces of England, Wales and the Islands. 

http://www.gatehouse-gazetteer.info/home.html 

A comprehensive gazetteer and bibliography of the medieval castles, fortifications and palaces of England, Wales and the Islands. 

The Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture 

http://www.ascorpus.ac.uk/ 

  

  

Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources 

http://dmnes.org/

 

English place-names 

 

https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/research/groups/ins/resources/kepn.aspx 

  

English medieval coins 

https://emc.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk 

  

Portable Antiquities Scheme database 

https://finds.org.uk/database 

  

Pipe roll society 

http://www.piperollsociety.co.uk/ 

Publishes editions of the pipe rolls of the Exchequer and related medieval documents.

Haskins Society 

https://thehaskinssociety.wildapricot.org 

Western Europe and its encounters with the larger medieval world in the early and central middle ages. Website includes documents and other resources. 

Canterbury and York Society 

https://www-users.york.ac.uk/~cf13/ 

Publishes editions of English medieval ecclesiastical records.

Henry Bradshaw Society 

  

https://henrybradshawsociety.org/

Promotes the study of medieval and early modern liturgies.

Richard III Society 

  

http://www.richardiii.net/ 

Promoting research into the life and times of Richard III.

Selden Society 

https://www.seldensociety.ac.uk/ 

English legal history. 

Barbaro, Nicolo. The siege of Constantinople in 1453 according to Nicolo Barbaro

https://deremilitari.org/2016/08/the-siege-of-constantinople-in-1453-according-to-nicolo-barbaro/

Selected translations

Berger de Xivrey, Jules. Mémoire sur la vie et les ouvrages de l'empereur Manuel Paléologue (Paris, 1851)

https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/100726583

Digital Copy

Byzantine Sources in Translation

https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/byzantium/alltexts.asp

Bibliography

Chalkokondyles, Laonikos. Historiae

http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/Viewer.aspx?ref=add_ms_36670_fs001r

Digitised copy of BL Add. Ms. 36670

Chinese Accounts of Rome, Byzantium and the Middle East, 91 BCE-1643 CE

http://depts.washington.edu/silkroad/texts/romchin1.html

Translated excerpts

Chronicon Paschale (translation)

http://www.attalus.org/translate/paschal.html

Important source for early Byzantine and Jewish history to the early seventh century

Comnena, Anna. The Alexiad

https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/basis/AnnaComnena-Alexiad.asp

Online Translation

Corpus Scriptorum Historiae Byzantinae (selected volumes)

https://www.roger-pearse.com/weblog/2009/04/16/corpus-scriptorum-historiae-byzantinae/

List of volumes that have been digitised and are now available via Google Books

Council of Chalcedon, 451https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/basis/chalcedon.asp

Translation of the acts, commentaries and selected other sources.

Council of Constantinople, 381: Documents

https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/basis/const1.txt

Digital copy of the relevant extracts taken from, Henry R. Percival, ed. The Seven EcumenicalCouncils of the Undivided Church,  Vol XIV of Nicene and Post Nicene Fathers, (reprinted Edinburgh: T&T Clark; Grand Rapids MI: Wm.B. Eerdmans, 1988)

Council of Constantinople, 553

https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/basis/const2.asp

Translation of the acts, commentaries and selected other sources.

Council of Constantinople, 680-1

https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/basis/const3.asp

Translation of the acts, commentaries and selected other sources.

Council of Ephesus, 431

https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/basis/ephesus.asp

Translation of the acts, commentaries and selected other sources.

Council of Nicea, 787

https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/basis/nicea2.asp

Translation of the acts, commentaries and selected other sources.

Evagrius Scholasticus. Ecclesiastical History

http://www.tertullian.org/fathers/evagrius_0_intro.htm

English translation first published in 1846

The Fourth Crusade: Collected Sources

https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/source/4cde.asp

Selection of translations

George of Pisidia. Works

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=GTwTAAAAQAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q&f=false

Works of the 7th century poet including accounts of the military campaign against Persia and the Avar attack on Constantinople

Internet Medieval Sourcebook: Byzantium

https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/sbook1c.asp

A list of extracts curated by the library at Fordham University

Procopius. History of the War, Books I-II

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/16764

English translation first published in 1914 by H. B. Dewing

Procopius. The Secret History

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/12916

English translation hosted on the Project Gutenberg site.

Psellos, Michael. Chronographia

https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/basis/psellus-chronographia.asp

Online Translation

Theodore the Syncellus. Homily on the Siege of Constantinople in 626 AD

http://www.tertullian.org/fathers/theodore_syncellus_01_homily.htm

English Translation

Theophanes the Confessor. Chronographia

https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_TnRHAAAAYAAJ/page/n3/mode/2up

Chronicle covering Byzantine history from the late third to the ninth century.

Translated Excerpts from Byzantine History: c. 700-1204

http://www.paulstephenson.info/trans.html

Translations produced by Paul Stephenson and his students.

Zachariah of Mytilene. The Syriac Chronicle

https://archive.org/details/cu31924027994726/page/n5/mode/2up

Source from early Byzantine and Church History.

 

Early Modern

Archives Portal Europe 

https://www.archivesportaleurope.net/  

The Archives Portal Europe provides access to information on archival material from different European countries as well as information on archival institutions throughout the continent.

Directory of Open Access Books 

https://www.doabooks.org/ 

A discovery service for Open Access books. 

Directory of Open Access Journals 

https://doaj.org/ 

DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. 

Early Modern Resources 

http://earlymodernweb.org/resources/ 

Early Modern Resources is a research portal for the early modern period (c.1500-1800 CE).

Ethos 

https://ethos.bl.uk/Home.do  

EThOS is the UK’s national thesis service which aims to maximise the visibility and availability of the UK’s doctoral research theses. 

MEMSLib Early Modern History Resource List

https://www.memslib.co.uk/early-modern-historyResource list relevant to the study of early modern history (c. 1500-c.1800)

MEMSLib Manuscript Studies Resource List

https://www.memslib.co.uk/manuscript-palaeography-codicology

In this resource list you will find suggestions for reading and assistance relating to the wonderful world of handwritten books and documents, both medieval and early modern.

Open Access Publishing in European Networks 

http://oapen.org/home 

The OAPEN Library contains freely accessible academic books, mainly in the area of humanities and social sciences. 

SAS Space 

https://sas-space.sas.ac.uk/  

SAS-Space is an online library for humanities research outputs, providing a permanent archive for scholars and researchers. 

Bloomsbury Academic

https://www.bloomsburycollections.com/search?newSearchRecord&browse&product=bloomsburyOpenAccessSearch Bloomsbury Academic's open access content.

Brill 

https://brill.com/page/discoveroa/discover-brills-open-access-content  

Search Brill’s current open access content. 

UCL Press 

https://www.uclpress.co.uk/collections/open-access/history  

Listed is the UCL Press’s current OA history content. 

University of London Press: Humanities Digital Library 

https://humanities-digital-library.org/index.php/hdl  

The Humanities Digital Library is the open access library and catalogue for books published by the University of London Press at the School of Advanced Study. 

1641 Irish Depositions 

http://www.1641.tcd.ie/index.php 

Fully searchable digital edition of the 1641 Depositions at Trinity College Dublin Library. 

Anglo-American Legal Tradition

http://aalt.law.uh.edu/

Over 9 million images of manuscripts held at the National Archives UK, spanning 1176 to the end of Queen Victoria's reign; of broader interest than purely legal history

Bess of Harwick’s Letters 

https://www.bessofhardwick.org/home.jsp 

Bess of Harwick’s correspondence from c. 1550-1608. 

British History Online 

https://www.british-history.ac.uk/ 

Entire content free to all users to 30 September 2020. 

British Printed Images to 1700 

https://bpi1700.org.uk/jsp/ 

This website, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, makes available a database of thousands of prints and book illustrations from early modern Britain in fully-searchable form. 

British Renaissance Plasterwork

http://www.clairegapper.info/

Research resource created and maitained by Dr Claire Gapper on British plasterwork and workers in the 16th and 17th century. Includes a gazetteer of London plasterworkers compiled by Dr Gapper and Dr Edward Town.

Broadside Ballads Online 

http://ballads.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/ 

Broadside Ballads Online presents a digital collection of English printed ballad-sheets from between the 16th and 20th centuries. 

Casebooks Project (Simon Forman and Richard Napier) 

https://casebooks.lib.cam.ac.uk/ 

Digitised casebooks of two late Tudor/early Stuart physician-astrologers. 

Civil War Petitions 

https://www.civilwarpetitions.ac.uk/ 

Database containing petitions to the state from veterans and their families for welfare payments as a result of injuries and bereavement sustained during the English Civil Wars. 

Clergy of the Church of England database (1540-1835) 

https://theclergydatabase.org.uk/ 

Biographical database of Anglican clergy to the early 19th century. 

Connected Historieswww.connectedhistories.orgConnected Histories brings together a range of digital resources related to early modern and nineteenth century Britain with a single federated search that allows sophisticated searching of names, places and dates.

Court depositions of South-West England, 1500-1700

http://humanities-research.exeter.ac.uk/womenswork/courtdepositions/#home

A digital edition of 80 fully transcribed depositions relating to 20 cases heard in the church courts and Quarter Sessions between 1556 and 1694 across Devon, Hampshire, Somerset and Wiltshire.

Digital Cavendish 

http://digitalcavendish.org/text-archive/ 

Provides digital editions of the works of Margaret Cavendish. 

Early English Books Online: Text Creation Partnership 

https://quod.lib.umich.edu/e/eebogroup/ 

EEBO-TCP is a partnership with ProQuest and with more than 150 libraries to generate highly accurate, fully-searchable, SGML/XML-encoded texts corresponding to books from the Early English Books Online database. 

Early Modern Manuscripts Online 

https://emmo.folger.edu/ 

Database provides transcriptions, metadata and images of manuscripts from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. 

Early Modern Women Research Network 

https://c21ch.newcastle.edu.au/emwrn/digitalarchive  

The digital archive of the EMWRN presents online editions of women’s writing that circulated in a variety of forms in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. 

Early Stuart Libels 

http://www.earlystuartlibels.net/htdocs/index.html 

A web-based edition of early seventeenth-century political poetry. It brings into the public domain over 350 poems, many of which have never before been published. 

Eighteenth Century Collections Online: Text Creation Partnership 

https://quod.lib.umich.edu/e/ecco/ 

ECCO-TCP resulted from a partnership with Gale to produce highly accurate, fully-searchable, SGML/XML-encoded texts from among the 150,000 titles available in Gale’s ECCO database. 

English Broadside Ballad Archive 

http://ebba.english.ucsb.edu/ 

Making broadside ballads of the seventeenth 
century fully accessible as texts, art, music, and cultural records. 

Founders Online founders.archives.govSearchable transcripts of correspondence and other writings by George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams (and family), Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison; includes visits to Britain

Georgian Papers Online

https://gpp.rct.uk/

The Georgian Papers Programme will make available online the historic manuscripts, both official and private, relating to the Georgian monarchy held in the Royal Archives and Royal Library, in addition to relevant collections held by King's College London, by the year 2024.

Gronniosaw, Ukawsaw. A narrative of the most remarkable particulars in the life of James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw, an African prince

https://archive.org/details/narrativeofmostr00gron_1

1790 edition published in Edinburgh (hosted on archive.org)

Hearth Tax Digital 

http://gams.uni-graz.at/context:htx 

Hearth Tax Digital is a platform for the publication and dissemination of research and analysis on hearth tax records and other associated documents. 

Legislation.gov.uk

https://www.legislation.gov.uk/

Legislation.gov.uk carries most (but not all) types of legislation and their accompanying explanatory documents from 1267 to the present day.

Letters of Elizabeth Montagu, 1730s-1780s 

http://bluestocking.ling.helsinki.fi/ 

The letters can be downloaded as txt and xml files, and they can be browsed and read on this site. 

Lewis Walpolewalpole.library.yale.edu/collections/digital-resources/horace-walpole-correspondence Searchable transcripts of 48 volumes of Horace Walpole's correspondence, plus other items related to the Walpole family.

London Lives 1690-1800: crime, poverty and social policy in the metropolis 

https://www.londonlives.org/ 

A fully searchable edition of 240,000 manuscripts from eight archives and fifteen datasets, giving access to 3.35 million names. 

Manuscript Pamphleteering in early Stuart England 

https://mpese.ac.uk/ 

Only provides pdfs and transcriptions from selected manuscripts. 

The Newton Project 

http://www.newtonproject.ox.ac.uk/ 

The Newton Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to publishing in full an online edition of all of Sir Isaac Newton’s (1642–1727) writings - whether they were printed or not. 

Plantations in Ulster, 1600-41: a collection of documents

https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/sites/default/files/publications/Plantations_in_Ulster.PDF

A colection of documents edited by R. J. Hunter

Proceedings of the Old Bailey online 1674-1913 

https://www.oldbaileyonline.org/ 

A fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing 197,745 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court. 

Records of London’s Livery Companies online: apprentices and freemen 1400-1900 

https://www.londonroll.org/  

The aim of ROLLCO is to provide a fully searchable database of Livery Company membership over time. 

Records of the Scottish Parliament to 1707 

https://www.rps.ac.uk/  

A fully searchable database containing the proceedings of the Scottish parliament from the first surviving act of 1235 to the union of 1707.

Runaway Slaves in Britain 

https://www.runaways.gla.ac.uk/ 

The Runaway Slaves in Eighteenth-Century Britain project has created a searchable database of well over eight hundred newspaper advertisements placed by masters and owners seeking the capture and return of enslaved and bound people who had escaped. 

Who Were the Nuns?A Prosopographical study of the English Convents in exile 1600-1800wwtn.history.qmul.ac.uk/search/howto.htmlThe database contains details of 3900 nuns who entered 23 convents and the Mary Ward Institute during the period 1600 to 1800.

Work diaries of Robert Boyle 

http://www.livesandletters.ac.uk/wd/index.html  

From this site you can view images and transcripts of the work diaries, search the workdiary texts, and access reference resources on places, people and books. 

Austrian Newspapers Online

http://anno.onb.ac.at/

Online collection stratching back to the seventeenth century.

Bibliothèque Bleue de Troyes 

https://artfl-project.uchicago.edu/node/170  

Online collection of 252 chapbooks from the 16th to 18th centuries.

Briefwisseling van Willem van Oranje 

http://resources.huygens.knaw.nl/wvo/ 

Searchable database of William of Orange’s correspondence with pdf images of the manuscript letters. 

Circulation of knowledge and learned practices in the 17th century Dutch Republic 

http://ckcc.huygens.knaw.nl/  

The CKCC project built a web application called ePistolarium. With this researchers can browse and analyze around 20,000 letters that were written by and sent to 17th century scholars who lived in the Dutch Republic.  

Delpher

https://www.delpher.nl/nl/kranten/

Online archive of Dutch and Indonesian newspapers and periodicals from the 17th to the 20th century.

The Electronic Capito Project 

https://capito.itergateway.org/ 

The purpose of the Electronic Capito Project is to provide the text of letters from and to Wolfgang Capito which are either unpublished or have been published before 1850 and are therefore difficult to access. 

Esclavos en Aragón (siglos XV a XVII)

https://ifc.dpz.es/recursos/publicaciones/33/92/_ebook.pdf

Collection of documents, pages 69-240.

French Revolution Digital Archivefrda.stanford.eduThe French Revolution Digital Archive (FRDA) is a multi-year collaboration of the Stanford University Libraries and the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) to produce a digital version of the key research sources of the French Revolution and make them available to the international scholarly community. The archive is based around two main resources, the Archives parlementaires and a vast corpus of images first brought together in 1989 and known as the Images de la Revolution française.

Hortus Nitidissimis 

http://apps.kew.org/hortus/home.do 

Online editions of Christoph Trew’s 18th century work on botany. 

Letters of Philip II, King of Spain 1592-1597 

https://lib.byu.edu/collections/letters-of-philip-ii/ 

Online collection of letters from the last decade of Philip II’s reign. 

The Montaigne Project 

https://www.lib.uchicago.edu/efts/ARTFL/projects/montaigne/ 

Digital edition of Montaigne’s Essays. 

Montesquieu - De l'esprit des Lois

http://montesquieu.ens-lyon.fr/spip.php?rubrique186

An English translation by Philip Stewart hosted on the site of the Société Montesquieu.

Montesquieu - Lettres Persanes

http://montesquieu.ens-lyon.fr/spip.php?rubrique245

An English translation by Philip Stewart hosted on the site of the Société Montesquieu.

Münchner Digitalisierungs Zentrum: Digitale Bibliothek 

https://www.digitale-sammlungen.de/index.html?c=sammlungen_kategorien&l=de   

Provides access to a wide variety of collections, including incunabula and sources mainly concerned with German and Bavarian history. 

Post-Reformation Digital Library 

https://www.prdl.org/ 

PRDL is a select database of digital books relating to the development of theology and philosophy during the Reformation and Post-Reformation/Early Modern Era. 

Rousseau Online 

https://artfl-project.uchicago.edu/rousseau-online  

A full-text, fully-searchable online edition of Jean-Jacques Rousseau's writings. Included are all of Rousseau's works as published in the Collection complète des Œuvres de Jean-Jacques Rousseau by Du Peyrou and Moultou in Geneva (1782-1789). 

Sfondrati Family Papers 

https://lib.byu.edu/collections/sfondrati-family-papers/ 

Contains legal documents, land records, and family papers related to the Sfondrati and associated families in northern Italy between 1494 to c. 1900. 

Tout d’Holbach 

https://artfl-project.uchicago.edu/tout-d-holbach  

An on-going project which aims to bring together fully searchable transcriptions of the vast majority of d’Holbach’s works.

Vilnius University Library Digital Collection

https://kolekcijos.biblioteka.vu.lt/en

Large online collection including material on the history of Poland-Lithuania.

Andros 

http://androsdocs.ims.forth.gr/  

Database of Ottoman documents (from 1579 to 1821) in the Kaireios Library of the Greek island of Andros. The database offers direct access to facsimiles of the original documents as well as the possibility to search the documents for specific words and phrases. 

Database of Ottoman Inscriptions 

http://info.ottomaninscriptions.com/ 

The Database of Ottoman Inscriptions (DOI) is searchable digital database comprising information about, as well as transliterations and pictures of, all the Turkish, Arabic and Persian architectural inscriptions created in the Ottoman lands during Ottoman times. 

Digital Persian Archive 

http://www.asnad.org/en/  

An image database of Persian historical documents from Iran and Central Asia. 

Hyde Books Projecthttp://hydebooks.njit.eduJudicial Notebooks of John Hyde and Sir Robert Chambers, 1774-1798, are a unique source of primary historical information for the early years of the Supreme Court and life in India.

National Digital Library of India 

https://ndl.iitkgp.ac.in/  

To access you will need to create a user account. 

Qatar Digital Library 

https://www.qdl.qa/en  

An extensive archive of digitised books and manuscripts covering the history of the Middle East from the pre-Islamic period to the present. 

Chinese Text Projecthttps://ctext.org/An open access collection of pre-modern Chinese texts

Korean History Online 

http://www.koreanhistory.or.kr/  

Site houses a selection of digitised books and manuscripts. 

Ming-Qing Women’s Writings 

https://digital.library.mcgill.ca/mingqing/english/index.php  

 

Adams Family Papers 

http://www.masshist.org/digitaladams/archive/ 

 

Archives of Maryland Online 

http://aomol.msa.maryland.gov/html/index.html 

 

Digital Quaker Collection 

https://esr.earlham.edu/dqc/ 

 

Early Americas Digital Archive 

http://eada.lib.umd.edu/ 

 

Early Haitian Print Culturehttp://lagazetteroyale.com/#publicationsIncluded La Gazette royale and officials and almanacs

The Plymouth Colony Archive Project 

http://www.histarch.illinois.edu/plymouth/index2.html 

 

Probing the Past: Virginia and Maryland probate inventories 

http://chnm.gmu.edu/probateinventory/ 

 

Freedom on the Movehttps://freedomonthemove.orgA database of fugitives from American Slavery
Georgetown Slavery Archivehttp://slaveryarchive.georgetown.eduA repository of materials relating to the Maryland Jesuits, Georgetown University, and slavery.
Marronnage in Saint-Dominguehttp://www.marronnage.info/fr/accueil.phpA site devoted to fugitive slaves in Saint-Domingue (Haiti).
Runaway Slaves in Britainhttps://www.runaways.gla.ac.ukA searchable database of over 800 newspaper reports

Slave Voyages 

https://www.slavevoyages.org/  

Comprises of a number of databases concerning the Atlantic slave trade between the 16th and 19th centuries. 

Thomas Thistlewood Collection

https://brbl-dl.library.yale.edu/vufind/Search/Results?lookfor=thomas+thistlewood&type=AllFields&submit=Find

Digitised collection of 61 items from the papers of the 18th century Jamaican slave-holder Thomas Thistlewood, now held in the Beinecke Library, Yale University.

Massachusetts Historical Societyhttp://www.masshist.org/collections/onlineIncludes Adams Family and Thomas Jefferson MSS.
Founders Onlinehttps://founders.archives.gov/George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams (and family), Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison. Over 183,000 searchable documents, fully annotated, from the authoritative Founding Fathers Papers projects.
Vast Early America Resourceshttps://oieahc.wm.edu/explore/vastearlyamerica-resources/ 
Women Writers Onlinehttps://www.wwp.northeastern.edu/wwo/Women Writers Online is a full-text collection of early women’s writing in English, published by the Women Writers Project at Northeastern University. It includes full transcriptions of texts published between 1526 and 1850, focusing on materials that are rare or inaccessible.
Women Writers in Reviewhttps://www.wwp.northeastern.edu/review/index.htmlWomen Writers in Review is a collection of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century reviews, publication notices, literary histories, and other texts responding to works by early women writers. 
Early Caribbean Digital Archive https://ecda.northeastern.edu/home/about/decolonizing-the-archive/what-we-are-doing/The ECDA has two primary related, overarching goals: the first is to uncover and make accessible a literary history of the Caribbean written or related by black, enslaved, Creole, indigenous, and/or colonized people. Although the first step in this process is digitization, the ECDA is more than a digitization or cataloging initiative. Rather, we aim to enable users—both scholars of the Caribbean as well as students—to understand the colonial nature of the archive and to use the digital archive as a site of revision and remix for exploring ways to decolonize the archive.

Early Modern Culture Online 

https://boap.uib.no/index.php/emco 

 

Early Modern Digital Review 

https://emdr.itercommunity.org/index.php/emdr 

 

Modern and Contemporary

Anglo-American Legal Tradition

aalt.law.uh.edu/

over 9 million images of manuscripts held at the National Archives UK, spanning 1176 to the end of Queen Victoria's reign; contains more than purely legal history

Archive-It

https://archive-it.org/

The leading web archiving service for collecting and accessing cultural heritage on the web. Includes a number of collections relevant to contemporary history including the H1N1 Influenza A (Swine Flu) Outbreak, 2012 London Olympics and Hurricane Katrina.

 

British Pathé

https://www.britishpathe.com/

Large online library of 20th century news reel films.

The 19th-Century Concord Digital Archive (CDA)  

 

https://digitalconcord.tamu.edu/content/project-overview 

 

Chinese Pamphlets: Political Communication & Mass Educationhttps://dds.crl.edu/view/about_hunterPamphlets, picture books, and other propaganda issued during the early years of the People’s Republic between 1947 and 1954. This is the “street literature” of the revolution: comic books, leaflets, and other ephemera distributed to the general population of provincial cities and villages.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Archive Efileshttps://www.cwgc.org/history-and-archives/cwgc-archive/efiles

The CWGC's enquiry files (Efiles) are part of a collection of nearly 3,000 files which have never been made available to the public before. Nearly half have been digitised so far, alongside a previously unreleased collection of more than 16,000 photographs held in negatives in the Commission’s archive.

Digital Transgender Archive https://www.digitaltransgenderarchive.net/about/policiesThe purpose of the Digital Transgender Archive (DTA) is to increase the accessibility of transgender history by providing an online hub for digitized historical materials, born-digital materials, and information on archival holdings throughout the world. 
Dziennik Zwiazkowyhttps://dds.crl.edu/view/about_dzThe first ten years (1908–17) of Dziennik Zwiazkowy, founded in Chicago in 1908 by the Polish National Alliance. Representing local, national, and international issues of concern to the Polish community, the paper continues today as the Polish Daily News.

In Her Own Right: Women Asserting Their Civil Rights, 1820-1920 

http://inherownright.org/essays/the_complexity_of_activism

Showcases Philadelphia-area collections highlighting women’s struggle leading to the passage of the 19th Amendment. 

FBI Medgar Evers files

https://www.webharvest.gov/peth04/20041015190122/http://foia.fbi.gov/foiaindex/medgarevers.htm

Files held by the FBI on the Civil Rights leader Medgar Evers and his assassination on the 12th June 1963.

Founders and Survivorswww.foundersandsurvivors.orgFounders & Survivors is a partnership between historians, genealogists, demographers and population health researchers. It seeks to record and study the founding population of 73,000 men women and children who were transported to Tasmania.
Forward to Freedomwww.aamarchives.orgA history and materials related to the British anti-apartheid movement 1959-1995

Georgian Papers Online

https://gpp.rct.uk/

The Georgian Papers Programme will make available online the historic manuscripts, both official and private, relating to the Georgian monarchy held in the Royal Archives and Royal Library, in addition to relevant collections held by King's College London, by the year 2024.

Imperial War Museum collectionswww.iwm.org.uk/collectionsExplore around 800,000 items that tell the story of modern war and conflict, collected by the museum since 1917.

Independent Voices

voices.revealdigital.org

An open access digital collection of alternative press newspapers, magazines and journals, drawn from the special collections of participating libraries. These periodicals were produced by feminists, dissident GIs, campus radicals, Native Americans, anti-war activists, Black Power advocates, Hispanics, LGBT activists, the extreme right-wing press and alternative literary magazines during the latter half of the 20th century.

IPUMS

https://ipums.org/

IPUMS provides census and survey data from around the world integrated across time and space. IPUMS integration and documentation makes it easy to study change, conduct comparative research, merge information across data types, and analyze individuals within family and community contexts. Data and services available free of charge.

A Journal of the Plague Year: an archive of Covid 19covid19.omeka.netJoin us in documenting our uncertain moment. We are acting not just as historians, but as chroniclers, recorders, memoirists, as image collectors. We invite you to share your experience and impressions of how CoVid19 has affected our lives, from the mundane to the extraordinary, including the ways things haven't changed at all.
LSE Economic History Digital Collectionlse-atom.arkivum.net/index.php/economic-history-digitisation-projectProvides access to some recent digitisation of UK statistical publications on an open government license

Marxist Internet Archive

https://www.marxists.org/

Sites includes information on Marxist thinkers, excerpts of their writing and events in the Left during the 19th and 20th century.

The Palestinian Digital Archive 

http://palarchive.org/

Illuminates over 200 years of the Palestinian narrative for posterity and those interested in Palestinian history wherever they happen to be with a collection nearing 70,000 endangered objects ranging from photographs and documents to artworks and posters.

Papers Past

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/

Online collection of New Zealand newspapers.

Livingstone Online: illuminating imperial exploration https://www.livingstoneonline.org/about-this-site/the-theory-behind-livingstone-onlineLivingstone Online is a digital museum and library that allows users to encounter the written, visual, and material legacies of the famous Victorian explorer David Livingstone (1813-73).  
The Mexican Intelligence Digital Archives (MIDAS)https://www.crl.edu/midasMIDAS, the Mexican Intelligence Digital Archives (los Archivos del Autoritarismo Mexicano), is a crowd-sourced, public access digital archive of historical documents from Mexican intelligence agencies. 
Official Gazettes and Civil Society Informationhttps://www.crl.edu/collections/topics/official-gazettesA collection of official gazettes and other key historical government documentation from countries where the integrity of the public record is known to be at risk.
Slavery and Manumission Manuscripts of Timbuktuhttps://dds.crl.edu/view/about_timbuktuArabic nineteenth-century manuscripts relating to slavery and manumission in Timbuktu provide documentation on Africans in slavery in Muslim societies. From the Bibliothèque Commémorative Mama Haidara in Timbuktu, Mali.

Spare Rib Project

www.bl.uk/spare-rib

Explore digitised images from this ground-breaking feminist 20th-century magazine.

Union Makes Us Strongwww.unionhistory.infoIncludes the MS of The RaggedTrousered Philanthropists

Queen Victoria's Scrapbook

http://www.queen-victorias-scrapbook.org/ 

 

William Godwin's Diarygodwindiary.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/index2.htmlDigital edition of the diary of William Godwin (1756-1836)
University of Southampton Special Collectionshttps://www.southampton.ac.uk/archives/index.pageIncludes Duke of Wellington and Palmerston

Williams, Wendy. Windrush: lessons learned

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/windrush-lessons-learned-review

Report concerning the UK government's wrongful detention and deportation of British-born subjects and descendents of the Windrush generation.

Wilson Centredigitalarchive.wilsoncenter.orgThe Digital Archive contains once-secret documents from governments all across the globe, uncovering new sources and providing fresh insights into the history of international relations and diplomacy. 
Windrush Storieshttps://www.bl.uk/windrush/collection-itemsOver 60 digitised items
Women Writers in Reviewhttps://www.wwp.northeastern.edu/review/index.htmlWomen Writers in Review is a collection of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century reviews, publication notices, literary histories, and other texts responding to works by early women writers.
Digital Archive of the Guatemalan National Police Historical Archive https://ahpn.lib.utexas.edu/This site currently includes over 10 million scanned images of documents from the National Police Historical Archive. This digital archive mirrors and extends the physical archive that remains preserved in Guatemala as an important historical patrimony of the Guatemalan people.
Eastview Information Servicesdlib.eastview.com/loginfree access to Pravda and other Russian and Chinese publications until 31 July 2020 (registration required)

European Union: Official Journal of the European Union

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/oj/direct-access.html?locale=en

Digital copies of the Journal starting in 1952 are available here.

US Government Printing Officeblogs.bl.uk/americas/2020/04/online-access-to-united-states-government-printing-office-publications.htmlDetails of how to access US Gov. Printing Office materials via explore.bl.uk.
NATO Archives Onlinehttp://archives.nato.int/Explore the first 10 years of the Alliance’s history through the Committee documents of the North Atlantic Council and its sub-committees, the Military Committee and its working groups, as well as a complete collection of NATO Publications.
CIA Freedom of Information Reading Roomhttps://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/homeDo UFOs fascinate you? Are you a history buff who wants to learn more about the Bay of Pigs, Vietnam or the A-12 Oxcart?  
League of Nations Digital Archive lontad-project.unog.ch/Access to the League of Nations Archives Project (LONTAD) will ensure state-of-the-art free online access and the digital and physical preservation of approximately 15 million pages, or almost three linear kilometres, the entirety of the archives of the League of Nations (1920-1946).
Hansardhansard.parliament.uk/searchHansard is a “substantially verbatim” report of what is said in Parliament. Members’ words are recorded, and then edited to remove repetitions and obvious mistakes, albeit without taking away from the meaning of what is said. Hansard also reports decisions taken during a sitting and records how Members voted to reach those decisions in Divisions.
UK Legislation 1267-2020
www.legislation.gov.uk/browse/uk
Text of British and English parliamentary legislation

 

Anglo-American Legal Tradition

aalt.law.uh.edu/

Over 9 million images of manuscripts held at the National Archives UK, spanning 1176 to the end of Queen Victoria's reign; contains more than purely legal history.

Baden-Powell Papers

https://lib.byu.edu/collections/lord-baden-powell-papers/

Collection of Lord Baden-Powell's papers held at Bringham Young University.

Boehm-Casement Papers

http://digital.ucd.ie/view/ivrla:7150

This collection consists largely of letters from Roger Casement to Captain Hans Boehm, during Casement's stay in Germany in 1915, as well as some associated material (photographs, medals) relating to his first contact with the German authorities in November and December 1914 and the formation of the Irish Brigade in 1915.

Brexit Talks

https://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/discover/brexit-talks-upload-your-video

A collection of videos where a cross-section of people living and working in London reflect on Brexit and its impact on the capital.

Britain and UK Handbooks, 1954-2005

data.nls.uk/data/digitised-collections/britain-uk-handbooks/

Digitised collection held in the National Library of Scotland.

Britain at Work

www.unionhistory.info/britainatwork/

Materials related to memories of people at work between 1945-1995.

British History Online

www.british-history.ac.uk

British History Online is a not-for-profit digital library based at the Institute of Historical Research. It brings together material for British history from the collections of libraries, archives, museums and academics. These primary and secondary sources, which range from medieval to twentieth century, are easily searchable and browsable online.

British Political Speech

www.britishpoliticalspeech.org

Texts of speeches given by Conservative, Labour and Liberal/Liberal Democrat Party leaders going back to 1895.

Charles Booth's London (LSE)

booth.lse.ac.uk

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.

Connected Histories

www.connectedhistories.org/

Connected Histories brings together a range of digital resources related to early modern and nineteenth century Britain with a single federated search that allows sophisticated searching of names, places and dates.

Georgian Papers Online

https://gpp.rct.uk/

The Georgian Papers Programme will make available online the historic manuscripts, both official and private, relating to the Georgian monarchy held in the Royal Archives and Royal Library, in addition to relevant collections held by King's College London, by the year 2024.

Grace's Guide

https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Main_Page

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in the UK.

HistPop: the Online Historical Population Reports Website

http://www3.histpop.org/

The Online Historical Population Reports (OHPR) collection provides online access to the complete British population reports for Britain and Ireland from 1801 to 1937.

Kevin Barry Papers

http://digital.ucd.ie/view/ucdlib:39106

A collection of material relating to Kevin Barry, who was executed for his part in the killing of three British soldiers in 1920. The collection includes material associated with his days at Belvedere College, his year as a medical student in UCD, and his brief time in custody at Mountjoy Prison before execution.

Legacies of British Slave Ownership

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/ 

Includes data recording compensation paid to slave owners in Britain.

Legislation.co.uk

https://www.legislation.gov.uk/

Legislation.gov.uk carries most (but not all) types of legislation and their accompanying explanatory documents from 1267 to the present day.

Letters 1916-1923

http://letters1916.maynoothuniversity.ie/

Extensive online archive of letters highlighting the history of Ireland from the Easter Rising until the end of the Civil War.

Lloyd's Register Foundation: Heritage and Education Centrehttps://hec.lrfoundation.org.uk/

This library provides links to a number of digitised works relevant to martime history and the history of marine engineering.

Mass Observation Project (MOP) Database 1981+

database.massobs.org.uk/

Provides potential users of the MOP archive with information about the biographical/demographic characteristics and writing behaviours of individual Mass Observation Project writers.

Moving Here

https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/+/http://www.movinghere.org.uk/about/default.htm

Moving Here explores, records and illustrates why people came to England over the last 200 years and what their experiences were and continue to be. It offers free access, for personal and educational use, to an online catalogue of versions of original material related to migration history from local, regional and national archives, libraries and museums.

Old Bailey Online

www.oldbaileyonline.org

A fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing 197,745 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court.

Prince Albert Project

https://albert.rct.uk/collections

Online image and archive collections of Prince Albert (1819-1861)

Queen Victoria's Journals

http://www.queenvictoriasjournals.org/home.do

Browsable by date or name, a collection of Queen Victoria’s journals digitised as well as a interactive timeline and illustrations from the journals. Images of the journals and typed up copies are available.

RTÉ Archives: Easter Rising

https://www.rte.ie/archives/exhibitions/1993-easter-1916/

Online exhibition by RTÉ radio and television giving access to interviews of witnesses and participants of the 1916 Easter Rising.

The Suffrage Interviews

https://www.lse.ac.uk/library/collection-highlights/the-suffrage-interviews

This is a collection of oral history interviews about the British first wave feminist movement. The interviews were conducted by the historian Brian Harrison between 1974 and 1981, as part of a project funded by the Social Science Research Council (he later extensively used these interviews in his book 'Prudent Revolutionaries: Portraits of British Feminists between the Wars' Oxford University Press 1987). The recordings were deposited with the Women’s Library in 1981 and the collection consists of 205 interviews with 183 individuals.

UK Web Archive

https://www.webarchive.org.uk/en/ukwa/index

The UK Web Archive (UKWA) collects millions of websites each year, preserving them for future generations. Use this site to discover old or obsolete versions of UK websites, search the text of the websites and browse websites curated on different topics and themes.

Warwick University Digital Collections: Racism and Xenophobia

https://wdc.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/tav/search/searchterm/racism%20and%20xenophobia/field/coursa/mode/exact/conn/and/order/datea/ad/asc/page/1

Collection includes 54 digitised documents from the late nineteenth century to the late 1960s highlighting the history of racism and xenophobia in Britain.

Williams, Wendy. Windrush: lessons learned

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/windrush-lessons-learned-review

Report concerning the UK government's wrongful detention and deportation of British-born subjects and descendents of the Windrush generation.

Windrush Stories

https://www.bl.uk/windrush/collection-items

Over 60 digitised items.

The Worker (7th Feb. 1920-25th Jun. 1921)

https://www.marx-memorial-library.org.uk/digital-resource-type/worker

Digitised copies of the publication of the Workers' Committee of Scotland held in the Marx Memorial Library.

 

Archivo Rojo

http://pares.mecd.es/ArchFotograficoDelegacionPropaganda/buscarManual.do?pagina=1

Extensive archive of photographs from the time of the Spanish Civil War.

Austrian Newspapers Online

http://anno.onb.ac.at/

Online collection stretching back to the seventeenth century.

Belgian War Press

https://warpress.cegesoma.be/

The Belgian War Press introduces you to hundreds of Belgian newspapers that were written, printed and distributed clandestinely during the two World Wars.

Belgica Periodicals

https://www.belgicaperiodicals.be/

Belgica Periodicals give access to 29 titles published from 1813 to the present day.

Belgica Press

https://belgicapress.be/

Online archive of nineteenth and twentieth century Belgian newspapers.

Biblioteca Virtual de Prensa Historica

https://prensahistorica.mcu.es/es/publicaciones/listar_numeros.do

Online Spanish newspaper archive.

Chronicles of Terror: 39-45

https://www.zapisyterroru.pl/dlibra

Chronicles of Terror is one of the largest collections of civilian testimonies from occupied Europe and features hundreds of accounts submitted by Polish citizens, who suffered immense hardship at the hands of the German and Soviet totalitarian regimes during the Second World War.

Crispa

https://crispa.uw.edu.pl/

Large online library of resources on Polish history created by the University of Warsaw Library.

The De Gaulle Archive Online

https://www.bridgemanimages.us/en-US/7817/the-de-gaulle-archive-online

Over 500 photographs and documents from the de Gaulle Archives, ranging from school reports to wartime speeches, maps of the French trenches and family photographs, are now instantly accessible and available for image licensing via the Bridgeman website.

Delpher

https://www.delpher.nl/nl/kranten/

Online archive of Dutch and Indonesian newspapers and periodicals from the 17th to the 20th century.

DigiBaeck

https://www.lbi.org/collections/digibaeck/

A vast online archive and library providing access to sources on the history and culture of German-speaking Jewish communities from the 16th to the 20th century.

DigiPress

https://digipress-beta.digitale-sammlungen.de//de/fs1/papers-overview/static.html

Historic Bavarian Newspapers from 1807 to 1965 digitised by the Bavarian State Library.

Digitised Latvian Newspapers

http://datatest.lnb.lv/digitala_biblioteka/laikraksti/

Collection of 19th and 20th century Latvian newspapers.

DigiZeitschriften: Open Access content

https://www.digizeitschriften.de/en/openaccess/

Links to the open access content offered by the site.

Europeana 1914-1918 

https://www.europeana.eu/en/collections/topic/83-1914-1918

The First World War thematic collection gathers the untold stories and official histories of World War I, in a unique blend of cultural heritage collections and personal items contributed by European citizens. 

French Revolution Digital Archive

frda.stanford.edu

The French Revolution Digital Archive (FRDA) is a multi-year collaboration of the Stanford University Libraries and the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) to produce a digital version of the key research sources of the French Revolution and make them available to the international scholarly community. The archive is based around two main resources, the Archives parlementaires and a vast corpus of images first brought together in 1989 and known as the Images de la Revolution française.

Gazet van Antwerpen & Gazet van Mechelen

http://archief.gva.be/index.do

Digital Belgian newspaper archive: Gazet van Antwerpen (from the 3rd November 1891), Gazet van Mechelen (1896-1953)

German History in Documents and Imageshttp://germanhistorydocs.ghi-dc.org/about.cfmOnline resources offering collections concentrating on the 19th and 20th century.

German Propaganda Archive

https://research.calvin.edu/german-propaganda-archive/

Online collection curated by Prof. Randall Bytwerk of translations of pamphlets and speeches, as well as propaganda posters from Germany from the 1920s to 1989.

Государственная Публичная Историческая Библиотека - электронная библиотека

http://elib.shpl.ru/ru/nodes/9347-elektronnaya-biblioteka-gpib

Large online collection of Russian material held in the State Public Historical Library.

Holocaust and Antisemitism: Centropa

https://www.centropa.org/search-our-database-jewish-memory

Extensive archive of interviews with Holocaust survivors.

Holocaust and Antisemitism:
Czech database of documents and victims

https://www.holocaust.cz/en/main-2/

The website contains a database of digitised documents and a database of victims which can be searched by name, birth place or date and address. Information about the history of the Holocaust and the sources of the database are also available online.

Holocaust and Antisemitism: Database of Jewish Businesses in Berlin 1933-1945

https://www2.hu-berlin.de/djgb/www/about?language=en_US

On this website you will find an abridged version of the Database of Jewish Businesses in Berlin.

Holocaust and Antisemitism: Gathering Voices

http://www.gatheringthevoices.com/testimonies/

Audio recordings and transcripts of interviews with refugees to Scotland who escaped persecution in Nazi controlled Europe.

Holocaust and Antisemitism: Holocaust Denial On Trial

https://www.hdot.org/

This website was created by Professor Deborah E. Lipstadt and colleagues and is a joint project of Emory University and Emory’s Tam Institute for Jewish Studies. Its mission is to ensure perpetual access to the evidence, transcripts, judgment, and appeal documents that made the case in the David Irving v. Penguin Books U.K. and Deborah Lipstadt trial and to refute the misleading claims of Holocaust deniers with historical evidence.

Holocaust and Antisemitism: The Holocaust Encyclopedia

https://encyclopedia.ushmm.org/

Online Reference Work edited by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Holocaust and Antisemitism: Jewish Survivors of the Holocaust

https://sounds.bl.uk/Oral-history/Jewish-Holocaust-survivors

Collection of interview recordings held in the British Library.

Holocaust and Antisemitism: Learning Voices of the Holocaust

http://www.bl.uk/learning/histcitizen/voices/holocaust.html

Voices of the Holocaust consists of oral history testimonies gathered from Jewish men and women who came to live in Britain during or after WWII. These testimonies are personal, individual, true stories, that describe the hardships of life during Hitler's reign.

Holocaust and Antisemitism: Memory of Treblinka

https://pamiectreblinki.pl/en/the-names-of-the-victims/database/?fwp_paged=3

The Memory of Treblinka Foundation uses information from Yad Vashem's databases, the reports collected at the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw, memoirs and other pre- and post-war sources to collate a "Book of Names" relating to those murdered at Treblinka. Although incomplete the database currently includes over 25,000 names and strives to include other information such as occupation, place of birth and details of family members where possible.

Holocaust and Antisemitism: National Archives Key Documents

https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/resources/holocaust/

Digitised copies of documents found in the National Archives

Holocaust and Antisemitism: The Nuremberg Trials Collection

https://avalon.law.yale.edu/subject_menus/imt.asp

Viewable here are transcripts of the published proceedings.

Holocaust and Antisemitism: The Nuremberg Trials Project

https://nuremberg.law.harvard.edu/

The Harvard Law School Library's Nuremberg Trials Project is an open-access initiative to create and present digitized images or full-text versions of the Library's Nuremberg documents, descriptions of each document, and general information about the trials.

Holocaust and Antisemitism: The "SS KL Auschwitz Garrison" Database

https://truthaboutcamps.eu/th/zaloga-ss-kl-auschwitz/16816,Zaloga-SS-KL-Auschwitz.html

This database contains the names and personal details of 8,502 staff members from Auschwitz and is based on data from archives in Poland, Germany, Austria, the US and, to a limited extent, Russia. Personal details includes first name and surname, date and place of birth, nationality, education background, and occupation (when known) and includes both browsing and search functions.

Holocaust and Antisemitism: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: Oral History Archive.

https://www.ushmm.org/collections/the-museums-collections/about/oral-history/

Many of the interviews held in the USHMM are available in transcript or audio and video recording.

Holocaust and Antisemitism: Yad Vashem

https://www.yadvashem.org/

Premier worldwide site for Holocaust research.

International Bomber Command Centre Digital Archive

https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/

Growing archive providing access to sources highlighting the UK and the Allies bombing campaigns of continental Europe during the Second World War.

International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

https://www.icty.org/

Includes court records.

Making the History of 1989 

http://chnm.gmu.edu/1989/

A substantial collection of high quality primary sources; a set of multimedia interviews that make visible the processes by which historians transform events and sources into historical narratives.

Pamphlets and Periodicals of the French Revolution of 1848

https://artfl-project.uchicago.edu/node/165Pamphlets and periodicals from the French Revolution of 1848 held by the Center for Research Libraries.

Протоколи на Политбюро и на ЦК и БКП (1944-1989)

http://politburo.archives.bg/

A selection of documents from the Bulgarian Politburo and the Central Committee of the Bulgarian Communist Party held in the Bulgarian State Archives.

Руниверс

https://runivers.ru/lib/index_lib.php

Large online collection of material on Russian history and philosophy.

Spanish Civil War Poster Collection

https://bir.brandeis.edu/handle/10192/25550

Digitised images of 112 posters held in Brandeis University Library.

The Todor Zhivkov Project

https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/collection/81/todor-zhivkov-collection

Contains documents by and about Todor Zhivkov, leader of the the People's Republic of Bulgaria from 1954 to 1989.

Travels in Southeastern Europe

https://quod.lib.umich.edu/b/bosnia/

Online library of 19th and 20th century travel accounts in the Balkans.

Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Digital Archive

http://www.osaarchivum.org/digital-repository

Large online collection of documents and films about Hungary during the Communist period.

Vilnius University Library Digital Collections

https://kolekcijos.biblioteka.vu.lt/en

Large online library on the history of Poland-Lithuania and Lithuania in the 19th and 20th century.

Войните на България (1878-1945 г.)

http://archives.bg/wars/

Information about the history of warfare in Bulgaria from the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Includes collections of documents and images.

Warwick University Digital Collections: 20th century France

https://wdc.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/tav/search/searchterm/history%20of%20france%2C%201848-1998/field/coursa/mode/exact/conn/and/order/datea/ad/asc/page/1

Collection of 56 digitised documents dating from 1934 to 1968 highlighting the political history of 20th century France.

Warwick University Digital Collections: Trabajadores

https://warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/archives_online/digital/scw/

Digital access to over 13,000 pages of archival materials about the history of the Spanish Civil War provided by the University of Warwick Library.

World War II in Archival Documents

https://www.prlib.ru/en/collections/1298142

Collection currently being digitised at the Boris Yeltsin Memorial Library. Phase one of the project includes documents from 1933 to 1939.

 

Darwin Correspondence Project

www.darwinproject.ac.uk/ 

Darwin Online: Papers and Manuscripts

http://darwin-online.org.uk/manuscripts.html 

 

Adams Papers Digital Edition

http://www.masshist.org/publications/adams-papers/

Provides access to the correspondence of the Adams family, including John and Abigail Adams and John Quincey Adams.

Agents of Social Change: an online exhibition

https://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/ssc/agents/index.html

Includes digitised texts and photographs

American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982

https://archive.org/details/Pacifica_radio_archives_NHPRC1_American

The American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 collection includes 2,024 reel-to-reel tapes and 2,024 WAV files preserved as part of the Pacifica Radio Archives’ 2013-2016 “American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982” (“American Women”) preservation project. The recordings were selected as an “artificial collection” to document the Women’s movement and second-wave feminism as it was broadcast on the Pacifica network.

American Political Prints 1766-1876

https://loc.harpweek.com/default.asp

Large collection of early US political cartoons.

Andrew Jackson Papers

https://www.loc.gov/collections/andrew-jackson-papers/about-this-collection/

Digitised papers held at the Library of Congress

Angela Davis ephemera collection

https://digitalcollections.libraries.ua.edu/digital/search/searchterm/angela%20davis%20ephemera

Collection of 44 items about political activist, academic and author Prof. Angela Davis

Civil Rights Digital Library

http://crdl.usg.edu/

Resource portal for items on the US Civil Rights Movement.

Civil Rights Oral History Collection

https://content.libraries.wsu.edu/digital/collection/cvoralhist

This site focuses on Washington state residents with ties to the Civil Rights Movement.

A Conversation with Betty Friedan

https://www.loc.gov/item/webcast-3675

Interview held in 2005 at the Library of Congress.

Digital Public Library of America: Native American collection

https://dp.la/search?subject[]=Native+Americans

Over 500 texts and 10,000 images available.

Documenting the American South

https://docsouth.unc.edu/index.html

Documenting the American South (DocSouth) is a digital publishing initiative that provides Internet access to texts, images, and audio files related to southern history, literature, and culture. Currently DocSouth includes sixteen thematic collections of books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral history interviews, and songs.

Documents Relating to Indian Affairs

https://uwdc.library.wisc.edu/collections/History/IndianTreatiesMicro/

The collection currently includes Documents Relating to the Negotiation of Ratified and Unratified Treaties With Various Indian Tribes, 1801-1869 and the Office of Indian Affairs, Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

The Equal Rights Amendment: digital source set

https://dp.la/primary-source-sets/the-equal-rights-amendment

Selection of digitised sources hosted by the Digital Public Library of America

FBI W.E.B. Du Bois files

https://vault.fbi.gov/E.%20B.%20%28William%29%20Dubois

Files held by the FBI on W.E.B. du Bois.

FBI Medgar Evers files

https://www.webharvest.gov/peth04/20041015190122/http://foia.fbi.gov/foiaindex/medgarevers.htm

Files held by the FBI on the Civil Rights leader Medgar Evers and his assassination on the 12th June 1963.

Founders Online

https://founders.archives.gov/

Provides access to the published papers of Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe.

Ida B. Wells and anti-lynching activism

https://dp.la/primary-source-sets/ida-b-wells-and-anti-lynching-activism#tabs

Small selection of sources and images and links to addtional sources on the life of Ida B. Wells and her anti-lynching campaigns.

In Her Own Right: Women Asserting Their Civil Rights, 1820-1920

http://inherownright.org/essays/the_complexity_of_activism

Showcases Philadelphia-area collections highlighting women’s struggle leading to the passage of the 19th Amendment. 

Independent Voices

voices.revealdigital.org

An open access digital collection of alternative press newspapers, magazines and journals, drawn from the special collections of participating libraries. These periodicals were produced by feminists, dissident GIs, campus radicals, Native Americans, anti-war activists, Black Power advocates, Hispanics, LGBT activists, the extreme right-wing press and alternative literary magazines during the latter half of the 20th century.

Martin Luther King Jr. Papers Project

https://kinginstitute.stanford.edu/king-papers/search

Search the published volumes of the Martin Luther King Jr. Papers for transcribed (sometimes digitisted) copies of his correspondence.

The Mexican Intelligence Digital Archives (MIDAS)

https://www.crl.edu/midas

MIDAS, the Mexican Intelligence Digital Archives (los Archivos del Autoritarismo Mexicano), is a crowd-sourced, public access digital archive of historical documents from Mexican intelligence agencies. 

National Security Archive - the Virtual Reading Roomhttps://nsarchive.gwu.edu/virtual-reading-roomMakes available over six thousand documents on US foreign relations.

The Niagara Movement Digital Archive

http://scua.library.umass.edu/digital/niagara.htm

A selection of digitised sources about the Niagara Movements and its influence from 1905 to 1914.

No Safe Space

http://www.pbs.org/kued/nosafeplace/interv/steinem.html

Transcript of interview with Gloria Steinem.

Presidential Campaign 1972

https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/253396

25 minutes of film clips from the 1972 presidential campaign.

Primary Source Spotlight: Shirley Chisholm

https://primarysourcenexus.org/2017/03/primary-source-spotlight-shirley-chisholm/

Selection of sources by and about U.S. Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm.

Public Papers of the Presidents

https://quod.lib.umich.edu/p/ppotpus/

Digitised papers from Herbert Hoover to Bill Clinton held by the University of Michigan.

Riots and Rebellions

https://nlj.gov.jm/riots-and-rebellions/

Online collection created by the National Library of Jamaica bringing together a selection of materials on the Baptist War of 1831-2 and the Morant Bay Rebellion of 1865.

Schlafly, Phyllis. The Phyllis Schlafly Report

https://eagleforum.org/publications/psr.html

Report produced by U.S. conservative Phyllis Schlafly

Toward Racial Equality: Harper's Weekly reports on Black America, 1857-1874

https://blackhistory.harpweek.com/default.htm

Image library of illustrations published in Harper's Weekly on the last years of US slavery, the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Vision Project

https://www.youtube.com/user/visionaryproject/

YouTube channel which hosts recorded interviews with African Americans who shaped the history of the 20th century.

Voices of Democracy: the U.S. Oratory Project

https://voicesofdemocracy.umd.edu/

Site includes transcripts of speeches, texts and lists of further resources.

 

Garden History

Biodiversity Heritage Library

https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/

Digitised copies of books, journals and papers from a consortium of natural history libraries. Search by author, title or date of publication.

Catena: digital archive of historic gardens and landscapes

https://catena.bgc.bard.edu/index.htm

The primary mission of Catena, the Digital Archive of Historic Gardens and Landscapes, is to fill a void in American higher education by assembling a searchable collection of historic and contemporary images that include plans, engravings, paintings, and photographs.

Historic England Archaeological Research Reports

https://historicengland.org.uk/research/research-results/research-reports/

Many archaeological reports available to download here.

 

Blomfield, Reginald. The formal garden in England

https://archive.org/details/formalgardenine00blomgoog/page/n6/mode/2up 

Brown, Capability. Account Book

https://www.rhs.org.uk/education-learning/libraries-at-rhs/collections/library-online/capability-brown-account-book 

Evelyn, John. Sylva; or, A discourse of forest-trees and the propagation of timer.

https://archive.org/details/sylvaordiscourse00eveluoft/page/n4/mode/2up 

Furber, Robert. A short introduction to gardening.

https://archive.org/details/shortintroductio00furb/page/n8/mode/2up 

Hill, Thomas. The gardeners labyrinth

https://archive.org/details/CAT10889940/page/n13/mode/2up 

Jekyll, Gertrude. Colour in the flower garden.

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/50764 

Marshall, Charles. An introduction to the knowledge and practice of gardening

https://archive.org/details/introductiontokn02mars/page/n6/mode/2up 

Meager, Leonard. The English gardener, or, A sure guide to young planters and gardeners

https://archive.org/details/englishgardneror00meag/page/n4/mode/2up 

Rea, John. Flora: seu, do florum cultura. Or a complete florilege

https://archive.org/details/b30323009/page/n12/mode/2up 

Repton, Humphry. Observations on the theory and practice of landscape gardening

http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/DLDecArts/DLDecArts-idx?type=turn&entity=DLDecArts.ReptonObservations.p0009&id=DLDecArts.ReptonObservations&isize=M&pview=hide 

 

   

Parks and Gardens

https://www.parksandgardens.org/

Extensive database of British and Irish parks and gardens browsable by name, area, period, heritage organisation, etc. Includes former parks and gardens which have now been lost.

Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/what-is-designation/registered-parks-and-gardens/

The National Heritage List for England is the only official and up to date database of all nationally protected historic buildings and sites in England. Search by place, post code or listing number, or use the advanced search for more options.

 

Medieval Gardens to c. 1400  

Albertus Magnus. De Vegetabilibus

http://albertusmagnus.uwaterloo.ca/PDFs/De%20vegetabilibus-Meyer-Jessen.pdf

Pdf of the Latin text.

Capitulare des Villis

http://diglib.hab.de/mss/254-helmst/start.htm?image=000016

This decree issued by Charlemage towards the end of the 8th century describes, in an idealised form, the management of royal estates.

Geoponika

Volume 1. https://archive.org/details/geponikaagricult00cass/page/n6/mode/2up

Volume 2. https://archive.org/details/b22041072_0002/page/n4/mode/2up

10th cenury compilation of earlier Byzantine works on agriculture, gardening and botany.

Plan of St. Gall

http://www.stgallplan.org/en/index_plan.html

The Plan of St. Gall is the earliest preserved and most extraordinary visualization of a building complex produced in the Middle Ages. Drawn and annotated on five pieces of parchment sewn together, the St. Gall Plan is 112 cm x 77.5 cm and includes the ground plans of some forty structures as well as gardens, fences, walls, a road, and an orchard.

Strabo, Walafrid. Hortulus

https://www.huntbotanical.org/admin/uploads/hibd-hortulus-facsimile.pdf

Digital edition with facing English translation of Walafrid Strabo's 9th century poem describing his monastic garden at Reichenau.

Gardens from c. 1400-c. 1700  

Alberti, Leon Battista. De Re Aedificatoria

https://archive.org/details/leonisbaptisteal00albe/page/n10/mode/1up

Digitised copy published in 1485 of Alberti's treatise on the ideal villa and garden.

Bacon, Francis. On Gardens

https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/francis-bacon-on-gardens-1902

1902 edition of Bacon's essay.

Hill, Thomas. The Profitable Art of Gardening

https://archive.org/details/b30326837/mode/2up

1579 edition.

Palladio, Andrea. I Quattro Libri dell'Architettura.

https://archive.org/details/iquattrolibridel01pall/page/n4/mode/2up

Although one of the most influential works on western architecture it also considers garden design.

East Asian Garden History and Design  

Classic of Mountains and Seas  (Shan Hai Qing)

https://www.wdl.org/en/item/4447/

The legend of Mount Penglai influenced Chinese garden design from the Qin onwards.

Peng, Y. Zhongguo gudian yuanlin fenxi (1984) 

http://www.hifa.edu.cn/CMShyx/201305/201305140310020.pdf

Although a secondary work on classical Chinese design it includes garden plans and illustrations. Digital copy of the 1984 edition.

Local History

  

Archaeology Data Service 

https://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/  

Atlas of Hillforts in Great Britain and Ireland

https://hillforts.arch.ox.ac.uk/ 

Includes 4,147 sites across England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland (1,224 in England). For each site details of archaeological investigation, secondary literature (including early editions of the VCH, with correct page references) are provided. 

British Association for Local History (BALH) including their journal The Local Historian

https://www.balh.org.uk/

The Local Historian
https://www.balh.org.uk/thelocalhistorian

Back issues of their excellent journal, The Local Historian, temporarily available for free online. They also publish a [printed] guide to internet sources for local historians. 

British History Online

https://www.british-history.ac.uk/

Entire content free to all users to 30 September 2020. 

The Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure 

https://www.campop.geog.cam.ac.uk/ 

Population research, techniques and datasets.

Churchwardens' Accounts of England and Wales

https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/myparish/projects/cwa/

A searchable national database of all surviving churchwardens' accounts in England and Wales from the earliest known sets (c.1300) to c.1850.

Commercial Motor Magazine Archive

http://archive.commercialmotor.com/ 

A useful free resource providing detail of the road transport industry both passenger and freight. 

From Great War to Race Riots

https://www.greatwar-to-raceriots.co.uk/

Digital project investigating the race riots of 1919 and the murder of Charles Wootton. Includes a digital archive of selected documents.

GENUKI Reference Library

https://www.genuki.org.uk/

GENUKI provides a virtual reference library of genealogical information of particular relevance to the UK and Ireland.

Grace's Guide

http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Main_Page 

Grace’s Guide is a free-content not-for-profit project dedicated to publishing the history of industry in the UK and elsewhere. Includes trade journals.

Historical Directories of England and Wales, 1760s-1910s

http://specialcollections.le.ac.uk/digital/collection/p16445coll4

Digitised copies of selected directories held by the University of Leicester library.

Industrial Heritage Online (IHO)

http://www.industrialhistoryonline.co.uk/yiho/index.php

The aim of IHO is to provide free web access to information about Industrial Heritage Sites. IHO is a fully searchable database, that has been developed by a group of Industrial History Societies, and which aims to provide an on-line repository for members' knowledge, photographs research notes, audio, and sound recording of industrial sites, artefacts and processes. It is hoped that, in time, this will become a comprehensive record of our shared Industrial Heritage and an invaluable resource to everyone researching the development of Industry.

Integrated Census Microdata 

 

http://icem.data-archive.ac.uk/ 

 

This purpose-built system can be used to filter the database of over 180 million census records for censuses between 1851 and 1911 based on 20 key variables, then download the resulting data table of individual census records with 100+ variables per record. Note that the county breakdown is for the ‘census’ county and that some communities may not be in the county expected. Especially useful is the availability of occupation data, a great boon for work on economic and social history. 

Legacies of British Slave Ownership

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/ 

Includes data recording compensation paid to slave owners in Britain.

Library of Rural and Agricultural Literature

https://www.bahs.org.uk/LIBRAL.html

Over 700 items. Password available on application.

Magic Map (DEFRA)

http://magic.defra.gov.uk/MagicMap.aspx 

DEFRA-produced map based on modern OS data with local authority boundaries, aerial photographs, landscape typology and land use. More accurate than Google mapping and can be printed out for use with fieldwork, etc.

Medieval Genealogy

http://www.medievalgenealogy.org.uk/index.html 

Does far more than the name suggests, including links to online sources, guides to what they contain and primary documents in translation. 

Making Britain: discover how South Asians shaped the nation, 1870-1950

http://www.open.ac.uk/researchprojects/makingbritain/content/about-database

This online database provides information about South Asians in Britain from 1870 to 1950, the organizations they were involved in, their British connections, and the major events in which they participated. Designed as an interactive tool, it offers engaging and innovative search and browsing options, including a timeline, location maps, and network diagrams modelled on social networking sites which demonstrate South Asians' interactions and relationships in Britain at the time. Some entries have extracts from archival sources with explanation of their content and relevance.

Railway Work, Life and Death project 

http://www.railwayaccidents.port.ac.uk/ 

Dataset and analysis of railway worker accidents in Britain and Ireland from the late 1880s to 1939. We’re providing data about who was involved, what they were doing on the railways, what happened to them and why. 

Society for all British and Irish Road Enthusiasts (SABRE) 

http://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/ 

Changes to roads and classifications of them assembled by SABRE are invaluable: useful Wiki with dates of construction, opening and closure with bypass schemes, junctions and other details. 

Trade Directories: Open Bibliography

https://www.zotero.org/groups/2337777/trade_directories

An open bibliography for anyone using trade and local directories in their research or teaching. It is a companion to the Historical Directories of England & Wales collection hosted by University of Leicester Special Collections Online (also included in this guide)

A Vision of Britain through Time 

www.visionofbritain.org.uk 

 

Population and other statistic with boundaries of parishes and local government units. 

  

Anti-Chinese articles from The Seaman

27th June 1913
https://cdm21047.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/tav/id/5213

1st May 1914
https://cdm21047.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/tav/id/5087

27th May 1914
https://cdm21047.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/tav/id/5199

12th June 1914
https://cdm21047.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/tav/id/5093

A series of racist articles directed at Chinese communities and workers published in the newspaper of the National Sailors' and Firemen's Union between 1913-1914.

England’s Immigrants

https://www.englandsimmigrants.com/ 

A fully-searchable database containing over 64,000 names of people known to have migrated to England during the period of the Hundred Years’ War and the Black Death, the Wars of the Roses and the Reformation.

Extensive Urban Surveys (EUS)

https://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archives/view/EUS/

The Extensive Urban Surveys (EUS) project is part of a national programme of surveys of the archaeology, topography and historic buildings of England’s historic towns and cities, supported by English Heritage.

Historic England National List

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/ 

Interrogate Historic  England's database of designation and listing descriptions, along with crowdsourced images.

Know Your Place West

http://www.kypwest.org.uk/ 

Coverage of the counties of Somerset, Gloucestershire, Bristol, Wiltshire and Devon (and the unitary authorities in ‘CUBA’ – Counties that Used to Be Avon: North Somerset, Bath and North East Somerset and South Gloucestershire) including, for most of the area, georectified Tithe Maps, with overlays of OS and other mapping with information from various local authority and personal local history data interposed.

Moving Herehttps://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/+/http://www.movinghere.org.uk/about/default.htm

Moving Here explores, records and illustrates why people came to England over the last 200 years and what their experiences were and continue to be. It offers free access, for personal and educational use, to an online catalogue of versions of original material related to migration history from local, regional and national archives, libraries and museums.

(This project is archived but no longer maintained by the National Archives).

Post-Windrush: African Caribbean migration between 1948-1957

https://warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/studying/docs/racism/windrush/

Give access to six documents found in Warwick University Library.

  

National Library of Scotland Digital Resources

https://www.nls.uk/digital-resources

To access some resources you may need to join the NLS online.

National Library of Scotland Maps 

 

https://maps.nls.uk/ 

 

Home of open access historic mapping from the Ordnance Survey and others with lots of interpretative tools. 

Scotland's People

https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/

Genealogical databases are free to search. Registration is required and there are fees to downloading digital copies of the documents themselves.

Scottish Economic History Database, 1550-1780

http://www.iisg.nl/hpw/scotland/index.php

Site provides data on Scottish economic history from 1550-1780 organised by crop yields, demographic data, price series, wage series and weather statistics.

Scottish Post Office Directories

https://digital.nls.uk/directories/

Over 700 digitised directories covering most of Scotland and dating from 1773 to 1911 are available here for you to use.

 

The Scottish Register of Tartans

https://www.tartanregister.gov.uk/search

Register contains thousands of tartan designs that are free to access and can be searched by date, name, colours and keywords. Free to search without registering.

The Survey of Scottish Witchcraft, 1563-1736

http://www.shca.ed.ac.uk/Research/witches/

Database of the 4,000 known to be accused of witchcraft in Scotland. Includes and interactive database and supporting webpages. Provided by the University of Edinburgh.

Women's History Scotland - Resources

http://womenshistoryscotland.org/resources/sources-for-womens-history/

Resource List

  

The Blue Books of 1847

https://www.library.wales/discover/digital-gallery/printed-material/the-blue-books-of-1847

Series of reports conducted in the mid-nineteenth century on education in Wales.

Cymru 1914: y Rhyfel byd Cyntaf a'r Profiad Cymreig

https://cymru1914.org/cy/home

This digital archive is the output of a large-scale digitization project. Here you will find a collection of primary sources from Welsh libraries and archives. The project provides a digital collection which reveals the hidden history of the First World War and shows how the history affected life, language and culture in Wales. The project has collected scattered and often inaccessible material in one place to create a unique digital archive of interest to researchers, students and the public in Wales and beyond.

Davies, Walter. Board of Agriculture reports

https://www.library.wales/discover/digital-gallery/printed-material/gwallter-mechains-reports-for-the-board-of-agriculture

Three digitised volumes of the agricultural reports produced by Walter Davies in the early nineteenth century.

Dictionary of Welsh Biography

https://biography.wales/

This website contains over five thousand concise biographies of individuals who have made a significant contribution to national life, whether in Wales or more widely.

GPM Gogledd Cymru=North Wales BMD

http://www.northwalesbmd.org.uk/

Searchable database of births, marriages and deaths from the nineteenth century.

Welsh Almanac Collection

https://www.llgc.org.uk/?id=7379

Gives access to digitial copies of Welsh alamanacs from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century.

Welsh Journals Online

https://journals.library.wales/

Welsh Journals provides access to journals relating to Wales published between 1735-2007. Titles range from academic and scientific publications to literary and popular magazines.

Welsh Newspapers Online

https://newspapers.library.wales/

Welsh Newspapers Online is a free online resource from the National Library of Wales where you can discover millions of articles from the Library’s rich collection of historical newspapers.

Welsh Tithe Maps

https://places.library.wales/

Search and browse over 300,000 entries and their accompanying apportionment documents using original and present-day maps.

  
Cheshire Tithe Maps Onlinehttps://maps.cheshireeast.gov.uk/tithemaps/Overlay of tithe maps (1836-51) with a selection of OS maps and aerial surveys.

Mapping Medieval Chester

http://www.medievalchester.ac.uk/

This project brings together scholars working in the disciplines of literary studies, geography, archaeology and history to explore how material and imagined urban landscapes construct and convey a sense of place-identity. The focus of the project is the city of Chester and the identities that its inhabitants formed between c.1200 and 1500.

Transactions of the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Societyhttps://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/library/browse/series.xhtml?recordId=100Selected volumes available between 1886 to 2013.

VCH Cheshire. Volume 5 (The City of Chester)

Part 1
https://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/ches/vol5/pt1

Part 2
https://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/ches/vol5/pt2

Part 1. General History and Topography.

Part 2. Culture, Buildings, Institutions.

  

Cornish Archaeology=Hendhyscans Kernow

https://cornisharchaeology.org.uk/category/journals/

Publication of the Cornish Archaeology Society. Vols 1-49 (1962-2010) available in pdf format.

Cornwall Online Census Project

http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~kayhin/genealogy/search.html

Although the project ended in 2008 it has useful information on Cornish Census data from 1841 to 1901.

  

Cumbria Image Bank

https://cumbriaimagebank.org.uk/index.php

Image library including maps.

Otley, Jonathan. A concise description of the English lakes and adjacent mountains

https://archive.org/details/cu31924067529655/page/n5/mode/2up

4th edition (1830)

  
Derbyshire Archaeological Journalhttps://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/library/browse/series.xhtml?recordId=1000242Volumes available 1879-2014.

Derbyshire Heritage Mapping Portal

https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/leisure/record-office/records/historic-maps/historic-maps.aspx

The portal contains selected historical maps of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. The maps can be overlaid on a current Ordnance Survey map to see how the area has developed over the past 200 years.

Derbyshire Prisoner Records

https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/leisure/record-office/records/prisoner-records/prisoner-records.aspx

A database of Derbyshire prisoners between 1729 and 1913.

  

Devon's World War One Roll of Honour Project

http://www.devonhonour.org.uk/

This project provides access to the World War One Roll of Honour held in the Devon Heritage Centre.

Eighteenth Century Devon: People and Communities

http://www.foda.org.uk/main/projects/eighteenthcentury.htm

Project provides access to transcribed copies of the Devon and Exeter Oath Rolls, 1723, the Episcopal Visitation Returns of 1749 and 1779 and Devonshire Freeholders 1711-1799.

Durham (County)

  

Archaeologia Aeliana

https://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/library/browse/series.xhtml?recordId=1001112

Volumes available 1822-2014.

Coal Mining Oral History

http://www.durhamintime.org.uk/coal_mining/index.htm

Oral history archive devoted to County Durham's mining history.

Durham Probate Records 1540-1599

http://reed.dur.ac.uk/xtf/view?docId=ark/32150_s1mc87pq251.xml#DPRI-1-1596-t

Wills and inventories held by Durham University Library.

Durham University Gazette

https://www.dur.ac.uk/library/asc/durham-university/dugazettes/

Selected issues from 1953 to 1986.

Durham University Journal

https://www.dur.ac.uk/library/asc/durham-university/dujournal/

Selected issues from 1876 to 1973.

Pictures in Print

http://valentine.dur.ac.uk/pip/index.html

A collaborative project to create a union catalogue, with viewable images, of printed maps and topographical prints of County Durham created before 1860.

Surtees Society: selected volumes

https://archive.org/search.php?query=creator%3A%22Surtees+Society%22&sort=-date&page=2

Selected volumes hosted on the archive.org site.

  

Historical Association (Bristol Branch) Pamphlets

https://bristolha.wordpress.com/bristol-ha-pamphlets/

The site gives access to digital copies of historical pamphlets of the HA Bristol branch produced between 1960 and 2007.

  

MEMSLib Medieval and Early Modern Canterbury and Kent Resource Page

https://www.memslib.co.uk/medievalcanterburykent

Research portal of resources freely available for the history of Kent and Canterbury from 597 to 1597.

  

Bolton Worktown: photography and archives from Mass Observation

https://boltonworktown.co.uk/

Primarily a photo library, with a selection of digitised documents.

Liverpool History Projects

http://www.liverpoolhistoryprojects.co.uk/

Hosts a number of databases on Liverpools history.

Peterloo Digital Collection

https://www.digitalcollections.manchester.ac.uk/collections/peterloo/2

Selection of documents digitised by the University of Manchester.

Transactions of the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society

https://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/library/browse/series.xhtml?recordId=100

Selected volumes available between 1886 to 2013.

VCH Lancashire, Volumes 2-8

https://www.british-history.ac.uk/search/series/vch--lancs

Available via British History Online

  

Bulletin of the Loughborough Archaeological and Historical Society

https://www.loughboroughpastandpresent.org/archives.htm

1958-1991

  

Yellow Belly Index

https://www.lincolnshirefhs.org.uk/index.php/information/yellow-belly-index-moa?start=30-

This database is an index of Lincolnshire people. Unlike the people in the parish records, census or strays this list contains people who appear in any record related to Lincolnshire.

  

1958 Riots

https://warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/studying/docs/rem/riots/

This page gives access to a number of digitised documents concerning the Notting Hill Riots of August and September 1958.

Black and Asian People discovered in records held in the Manuscripts Section, Guildhall Library

https://archives.history.ac.uk/guildhallmanuscripts/baentries.htm

List of Black and Asian people found in London parish registers found in Guildhall Library.

Charles Booth's London (LSE)

booth.lse.ac.uk

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.

Everyday Muslim: Exploring the diversity of Black British Muslim heritage in London

https://www.everydaymuslim.org/projects/black-british-muslim-heritage-project/

Selected written and oral sources are available through this site.

Grunwick Remembered

https://warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/archives_online/filmvideo/grunwick

Here you can find a number of recorded interviews about the Grunwick Strike of August 1976, including reflections from the strike leader Jayaben Desai.

Jewish East London

https://warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/studying/docs/rem/london/

This page give access to a handful of digitised documents highlighting the history of Jewish communities in East London in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

Layers of London

https://www.layersoflondon.org/ 

Layered historical mapping and associated collections for all of London’s 36 boroughs (many formerly parts of Kent, Middlesex, Surrey, Hertfordshire and Essex).

Medieval Londoners

https://medievallondoners.ace.fordham.edu/

This website introduces resources available for research about medieval London and its people, focusing not only on documentary and narrative sources in print, but also archaeological, visual, and cartographic sources that illuminate the physical and material world inhabited by medieval Londoners. An important component of the website is the Medieval Londoners Database (MLD), which records the activities of London residents between c. 1100 and 1520, and is searchable by name, gender, citizenship status, location (ward, parish, and street if available), craft, occupation, civic office, and craft office, among other variables.

  

Norfolk Archaeology

https://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/library/browse/series.xhtml?recordId=1001327

Journal dates available: 1847-2005

  

Archaeologia Aeliana

https://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/library/browse/series.xhtml?recordId=1001112

Volumes available 1822-2014.

Dukefield Documents

http://www.dukesfield.org.uk/research/dukesfield-documents/

Transcriptions of documents show-casing the history of lead smelting in the North-East.

Early deeds relating to Newcastle upon Tyne

https://archive.org/details/earlynewcastledeeds/page/n5/mode/2up

Surtees Society publication, 1924.

Northumberland Communities

https://communities.northumberland.gov.uk/Communities.htm

Provides information on 77 of Northumberland's towns, villages and hamlets with a selection of online sources for each.

Speeches delivered by Joseph Cowen, as candidate for Newcastle-upon-Tyne a the General Election, 1885

https://archive.org/details/speechesdelivere00coweuoft/page/n5/mode/2up

Published: Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Andrew Reid, 1885.

Surtees Society: selected volumes

https://archive.org/search.php?query=creator%3A%22Surtees+Society%22&sort=-date&page=2

Selected volumes hosted on the archive.org site.

  

Staffordshire Past Track

http://www.staffspasttrack.org.uk/

Database makes available maps, documents and photographs on the history of Staffordshire.

Stoke-on-Trent Archaeology: unpublished reportshttps://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/library/browse/series.xhtml?recordId=100581995-2017 available to download.

VCH Staffordshire: selected volumes

https://www.british-history.ac.uk/search/series/vch--staffs

Volumes 3, 5, 7-9, 14 and 17 available via British History Online

  

Ipswich 1974-1990 Excavation Archive

https://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archives/view/ipswich_parent_2015/index.cfm

Interactive map of archaeological excavations in Ipswich between 1974 and 1990 together with downloads of data from the reports they produced.

Ipswich Maritime Trust: Image Archive

https://ipswichmaritimetrust.org.uk/image-archive/

Hosted on Flickr, over 2000 photographs show-casing Ipswich's 19th and 20th century maritime history.

Suffolk Archives: Digital Exhibitions

https://www.suffolkarchives.co.uk/displays-online/

A number of exhibitions show-casing items found in Suffolk Archives.

Understanding Ipswich: Historical Sources

https://heritage.suffolk.gov.uk/historical-sources

Site discusses the various types of sources that can be used while researching Ipswich's history.

  

Bradfer-Lawrence Collection

http://www.bl.yascollections.org.uk/index.php?id=3832&secid=02

Selections from the collection of the antiquarian Harry Lawrence Bradfer-Lawrence.

From Weaver to Web: online visual archive of Calderdale history

https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/wtw/

Image library of 23,000 items documenting Calderdale's history.

Leeds General Cemetery Burial Registers

https://explore.library.leeds.ac.uk/special-collections-explore/Leeds%20General%20Cemetery%20Burial%20Registers%20Index

The Leeds General Cemetery Burial Registers Index is a database of transcriptions of all entries in the burial registers of the Leeds General Cemetery. The registers hold information on each person buried at the cemetery, covering the period 1835-1992. There are 97,112 entries in the index. Digital images of the registers are available to view alongside the transcribed data.

West Yorkshire Tithe Maps

http://wytithemaps.org.uk/

Created by the West Yorkshire Archive Service, this site currently  provides free access to tithe maps of the Bradford district.

Yorkshire Archaeological Journal (selected volumes)

https://archive.org/details/yorkshirearchaeologicalandhistoricalsociety?sort=-date

Volumes available: 1885, 1887-95, 1897-1907, 1909-1918, 1920-22, 1924-43, 1945-46, 1948-53, 1955-56, 1958-59, 1962, 1966-67.

 

  

Mounthooly Smallpox Hospital: list of patients 1872-1875

https://www.scan.org.uk/researchrtools/smallpox.htm

The register is primarily of interest to those pursuing family history.  It provides details of the four hundred inhabitants admitted to the hospital during in the epidemics, including whether or not the patient died.  As the register also notes the occupation and place of residence of each patient, it can also be used to trace the progress of the disease through families in the crowded courts of Victorian Aberdeen, the status of those affected and the level of mortality in each outbreak.

Pitsligo School Logbook 1874-1912

https://www.scan.org.uk/researchrtools/schoollogbook.htm

The log book provides a detailed account of daily life in a nineteenth-century rural school in  north-east Scotland.  It gives the names and duties of the headteacher, pupil teachers and monitors, and contains copies of the annual inspection reports from 1875 to 1909.

  

Smith, James. Memoirs

https://www.scan.org.uk/researchrtools/james_smith_diary.htm

A rare journal of a nineteenth century Dundee stonemason

  

Beattie, Thomas. Chronicles of Muckledale : being the memoirs of Thomas Beattie of Muckledale 1736-1827 / edited by Edward J. Cowan

http://www.dumfriesandgalloway.hss.ed.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Cowan-The-Memoirs-of-Thomas-Beattie-op.pdf

Freely available e-book published by the European Ethnological Research Centre.

Cavan, John. A letter from a Kirkcudbright grocer 1814 / edited by Peter Didsburyhttp://www.dumfriesandgalloway.hss.ed.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Kirkcudbright-Grocer-Letter-FINAL.pdfFreely available e-book published by the European Ethnological Research Centre.
The minute book of the Lochmaben Curling Society 1823-1863 / transcribed and edited by Lynne J. M. Longmore.http://www.dumfriesandgalloway.hss.ed.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Minute-Book-of-Lochmaben-Curling.pdfFreely available e-book published by the European Ethnological Research Centre.

The pocket-books of a Dumfriesshire drover / edited by Willie Waugh

http://www.dumfriesandgalloway.hss.ed.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/The-Pocket-books-of-a-Dumfriesshire-Drover.pdf

Freely available e-book published by the European Ethnological Research Centre.

  

Kilsyth Heritors' Minutes 1813-1844

https://www.scan.org.uk/researchrtools/heritors.htm

Transcripts of minute book from Kilsyth parish.

  

Cess book for the county of Lanarkshire 1724-1725

https://www.scan.org.uk/researchrtools/cess.htm

Digital copy of early 18th century Lanarkshire tax records.

  

Wallace, James. A description of the isles of Orkney (1684)

https://www.scan.org.uk/researchrtools/orkney_ms.htm

Digitised manuscript copy of Wallace's work which would be later published in 1693.

  

Lieutenancy book, county of Roxburgh, 1797-1802

https://www.scan.org.uk/researchrtools/lieutenancy.htm

This volume from Scottish Borders Archive and Local History Centre, includes a list of men, organised by parish, who were ballotted to serve in the militia between 1797-1802 in Roxburghshire.

  

Mathewson, Thomas. Notes of conversations about the 'Old Rock' c. 1889-1890

https://www.scan.org.uk/researchrtools/shetland_ms.htm

The notes are about local antiquarian matters. They comprise anecdotes about local people and families, and archaeological matters, mainly about Yell, sometimes with a genealogical tinge. The notebook is an important corpus of inforfmation about local antiquarian matters not otherwise dealt with in documents. There is a strong oral tinge to the collections - something that was becoming popular among antiquarians in Shetland in the late nineteenth century.

 

  

Skinner, John. Ten days' tour through the isle of Anglesea, December 1802

https://archive.org/details/tendaystourthrou00skin

Digital copy hosted on archive.org

Transactions of the Anglesey Antiquarian Society (selected volumes)

http://www.hanesmon.org.uk/aaswp/?page_id=101

Volumes scanned include those from the years 1913-14 and 1920-1930 including The plea rolls of Anglesey 1509-1516.

  

Chartist Trial Documents

http://chartist.cynefin.wales/

This project aims to transcribe more than 3,000 documents that were gathered together shortly after the Chartist uprising that took place in Newport on 3rd and 4th November 1839. Digital images of many of the documents are accesible through this site.

 

  

Workhouse Drawings Collection

http://digital.ucd.ie/view/ucdlib:260452

Collections of plans mainly of the workhouse built in Mallow, County Cork, held by University College Dublin.

 

  

Birmingham Public Library: Digital Collections

https://cdm16044.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/?page=1

Digital library of resources about the history of Birmingham, Alabama.

  

Digital Library of Georgia

https://dlg.usg.edu/

The Digital Library of Georgia is a GALILEO initiative based at the University of Georgia Libraries that collaborates with Georgia's Libraries, archives, museums, and other institutions of education and culture to provide access to key information resources on Georgia history, culture, and life.

  

Logan, Daniel. A history of the Hawaiian Islands: their resources and people (1907)

https://www.loc.gov/collections/selected-digitized-books/?c=160&fa=language:english%7Csegmentof:dcmsiabooks.historyofhawaiia00loga/&sb=shelf-id&sp=1&st=gallery

Digital Copy from the collections of the Library of Congress.

  

Bexar Archive Online

https://www.cah.utexas.edu/projects/bexar/index.php

The Bexar Archives are the official Spanish documents that preserve the political, military, economic, and social life of the Spanish province of Texas and the Mexican state of Coahulia y Texas. Both in their volume and breadth of subject matter, the Bexar Archives are the single most important source for the history of Hispanic Texas up to 1836.

 

LGBTQ+ History

Digital Transgender Archive

https://www.digitaltransgenderarchive.net/

The purpose of the Digital Transgender Archive (DTA) is to increase the accessibility of transgender history by providing an online hub for digitized historical materials, born-digital materials, and information on archival holdings throughout the world.

LGBT Religious Archives Network: Oral Histories

https://lgbtqreligiousarchives.org/oral-histories

This page provides in-depth interviews with more than 40 early leaders of LGBTQ+ religious movements.

 

Gay Liberation Front Manifesto (rev. ed. 1978)

https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/pwh/glf-london.asp

Transcribed text of the 1978 edition.

Homosexuality in 18th century England: a sourcebook

http://rictornorton.co.uk/eighteen/

Compiled by Rictor Norton

Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals (Online Exhibition)

https://www.ushmm.org/exhibition/persecution-of-homosexuals/

Online exhibition curated by the United State Holocaust Memorial Museum.

 

Archives of Lesbian Oral Testimony

https://www.alotarchives.org/

The Archives of Lesbian Oral Testimony collects and makes available the oral histories of people who presently or at one time identified as same-sex and same-gender attracted women.

Bay Area Reporter

https://archive.org/details/bayareareporter?&sort=-date

Selected issues (1514 items) of the Bay Area Reporter hosted on Archive.org from 1971 to 2005.

Black Light Online

https://blacklightonline.com/index.html

Includes selected articles from the Black Light publication.

FBI Documents 1953-1956: Mattacine Society

https://vault.fbi.gov/mattachine-society 

FBI Documents 1971-1976: Gay Activist Alliance

https://vault.fbi.gov/gay-activist-alliance-part-01-of-02 

GLBT Historical Society Online Collections

https://www.glbthistory.org/online-collections

Digitised library of sources from the GLBT Historical Society, San Francisco.

Lesbian Herstory Archive Photographic Collection

http://dcmny.org/content/lesbian-herstory-archives

The Lesbian Herstory Archives in New York is home to the largest collections of materials about lesbians in the world. Our photo collection, which we are now starting to digitize, holds tens of thousands of images, and reflects the growth of the Archives since 1974. Many of the 664 items showcased here came to us from women who simply wanted their images saved, their lives remembered. The collection holds snapshots, professional photography, found images and everything in between.

ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives: Digitised Collections

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/p15799coll4

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives is the oldest active Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning (LGBTQ) organization in the United States and the largest repository of LGBTQ materials in the world. A small subset of this material has been digitized and is available online.

Stonewall and its impact of the Gay Liberation Movement

https://dp.la/primary-source-sets/stonewall-and-its-impact-on-the-gay-liberation-movement

Handful of sources (written, visual and audio)

University of Minnesota Trans, Non-Binary and Gender Fluid Oral History Archive

https://umedia.lib.umn.edu/search?facets%5Bcollection_name_s%5D%5B%5D=Transgender+Oral+History+Project 

 

ACT UP and the Aids Crisis

https://dp.la/primary-source-sets/act-up-and-the-aids-crisis

Small collection of written and visual sources.

AIDS Posters: Wellcome Collection

https://wellcomelibrary.org/collections/digital-collections/aids-posters/

Over 3000 digitised public health posters relating to AIDS, from 99 countries, are freely available to view and download.

Oral Histories of the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco

https://bancroft.berkeley.edu/ROHO/collections/subjectarea/sci_tech/aids.html 

 

Medical History

Library of Congress: Chinese Medical Manuscripts

https://www.loc.gov/collections/chinese-rare-books/?fa=subject:medicine,+chinese

Small collection of twelve medical manuscripts dating from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century.

The Medical Heritage Library

https://archive.org/details/medicalheritagelibrary

The Medical Heritage Library (MHL), a digital curation collaborative among some of the world’s leading medical libraries, promotes free and open access to over three-hundred thousand quality historical resources in medicine.

Medicine in the Americas, 1610-1920: a digital library

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/americas/index.html

Medicine in the Americas is a digital library project that makes freely available original works demonstrating the evolution of American medicine from colonial frontier outposts of the 17th century to research hospitals of the 20th century.

National Library of Medicine Digital Collections

https://collections.nlm.nih.gov/

Digitized personal papers and organizational records documenting predominantly American medical practitioners, biomedical research and medical institutions.

National Library of Medicine Oral History Collection

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/manuscripts/oh.html

The Archives and Modern Manuscript Program's (AMMP) Oral History Collections cover a broad range of topics, people and institutions from throughout the medical and health sciences. Chiefly from the 1960s to the present, the collections consist of interviews with physicians, scientists, government administrators, medical librarians, and health-business executives.

Qatar Digital Library: Medicine

https://www.qdl.qa/en/search/site/?f%5B0%5D=document_source%3Aarchive_source&f%5B1%5D=subject%3AMedicine--Early%20works%20to%201800

Digital library of 72 manuscripts touching upon various subjects within Islamic medicine.

Wellcome Library Digital Collections

https://wellcomelibrary.org/collections/digital-collections/

 

Arabic Manuscripts
https://wellcomelibrary.org/collections/digital-collections/arabic-manuscripts/

The Library's digital collections cover a wide variety of topics, including asylums, food, sex and sexual health, genetics, public health and war. Published books, pamphlets, archives, posters, photographs, and film and sound recordings are completely free to view. Digitised materials are released under a variety of Creative Commons non-commercial, attribution and Public Domain licenses.

Yale Medical Library Digital Collections

https://library.medicine.yale.edu/digital

Digitised collections in the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library.

 

Anatomia: anatomical plates 1522-1867

https://anatomia.library.utoronto.ca/

This collection is comprised of more than 4,500 full-page plates and other important illustrations of human anatomy from the University of Toronto’s Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library. Particularly useful is the “Highlights” section, which provides an introduction to works notable for its scientific or artistic merit.

Historical Anatomies on the Web

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/historicalanatomies/browse.html

Historical Anatomies on the Web is a digital project designed to give Internet users access to high quality images from important anatomical atlases in the Library's collection. The project offers selected images from NLM's atlas collection, not the entire books, with an emphasis on images and not texts. Atlases and images are selected primarily for their historical and artistic significance, with priority placed upon the earliest and/or the best edition of a work in NLM's possession.

National Library of Medicine Image Collections

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/ihm/index.html

Images from the History of Medicine (IHM) in NLM Digital Collections provides online access to images from the historical collections of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. IHM includes image files of a wide variety of visual media including fine art, photographs, engravings, and posters that illustrate the social and historical aspects of medicine dating from the 15th to 21st century.

Osler Library Prints Collection

http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/oslerprints/index.php

McGill University Library’s collection of 2,500 images provides a look at the history of medicine through the lens of popular imagery. The collection, which includes material from the 17th to the 20th century, is largely comprised of prints of portraits, but also contains photographs, cartoons, drawings, and posters.

 

The American Influenza Empidemic of 1918: a digital encyclopedia

https://www.influenzaarchive.org/

An online reference work which also provides access to 1000s of documents and images detailing the history of the 1918 influenza epidemic in the United States.

Cholera Online: a Modern Pandemic in Texts and Images

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/cholera/index.html

Online exhibition from the National Library of Medicine with digital text and image library.

The Discovery and Earlt Development of Insulin

https://insulin.library.utoronto.ca/

This site documents the initial period of the discovery and development of insulin, 1920-1925, at the University of Toronto. It presents over seven thousand page images reproducing original documents ranging from laboratory notebooks and charts, correspondence, writings, and published papers to photographs, awards, clippings, scrapbooks, printed ephemera and artifacts.

International Leprosy Association - History of Leprosy

https://leprosyhistory.org/

Includes reference tools and interviews with those suffering from and treating Hansen's Disease.

John Snow Archive and Research Companion

https://johnsnow.matrix.msu.edu/index.php

Presents information on John Snow as well as a number of his works, including his work on cholera and public health.

Jonas Salk and the Polio Vaccinehttps://www.eisenhowerlibrary.gov/research/online-documents/jonas-salk-and-polio-vaccineCollection of thirteen digitised documents from the Eisenhower Library.

League of Nations Malaria Documents

https://www.who.int/library/collections/historical/en/index3.html

Presents digitised copies of documents produced by the Malaria Commission between 1924 and 1932.

Lowson, James A. The epidemic of bubonic plague in 1894: medical report

https://archive.org/details/b24398287

Published in Hong Kong in 1895

Philip S. Hench Walter Reed Yellow Fever Collection (highlights)

http://exhibits.hsl.virginia.edu/yellowfever/collection-highlights/

The documents in this collection are of special interest from the Philip S. Hench Walter Reed Yellow Fever Collection chosen by the project staff. While the sampling cannot begin to cover the broad sweep of history represented in a compilation whose time period spans 1850 to 1966, it is intended to point out the diverse nature of people and ideas represented in this material.

The Star: radiating the light of truth on Hansen's Disease

https://louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/lsuhsc-p15140coll52:collection

The STAR, a world renowned international publication educating the public on Hansen's disease, was created in 1941 by patient Stanley Stein at the National Leprosarium (now the Gillis W. Long Hansen’s Disease (Leprosy) Center) in Carville, Louisiana. Issues available (1941-2011).

Wyler, E. J. Four reports on Yellow Fever in Nigeria during 1913

https://archive.org/details/b21355186/page/n5/mode/2up

Published in Liverpool in 1915.

 

Chadwick, Osbert. Mr Chadwick's reports on the sanitary condition of Hong Kong; with appendices and plans

https://archive.org/details/b2136591x

Published in London in 1882

Johnstone, Charles. Observations on health and disease, and on the physical economy of human life, in Natal

https://archive.org/details/observationsonhe00john

(Natal, 1860)

Lowson, James A. The epidemic of bubonic plague in 1894: medical report

https://archive.org/details/b24398287

Published in Hong Kong in 1895

Medical History of British India

https://digital.nls.uk/indiapapers/

Here you can browse and search over 400 reports which are held at the National Library of Scotland, and which are available for the first time online. These rare documents, from the NLS's India Papers collection, consist of reports related to disease, public health and medical research between around 1850 to 1950.

Wyler, E. J. Four reports on Yellow Fever in Nigeria during 1913

https://archive.org/details/b21355186/page/n5/mode/2up

Published in Liverpool in 1915.

 

Blackwell, Elizabeth. The Blackwell Family Papers

http://schlesinger.radcliffe.harvard.edu/onlinecollections/blackwell/

Digital archive held in the Schlesinger Library, Harvard.

Freud, Sigmund. The Sigmund Freud Papers

https://www.loc.gov/collections/sigmund-freud-papers/about-this-collection/

The Library of Congress's digital edition comprises the contents of more than two thousand folders.

Guy de Chauliac. Chirurgia magna

https://digitalcollections.nyam.org/islandora/object/islandora%3A1109#page/1/mode/2up

Digitised manuscript copy of the Chirurgia magna held in New Academy of Medicine library.

Harvey, William. Digitised works

https://wellcomelibrary.org/collections/browse/authors/Harvey,%20William,/

Digitised copies of many of Harvey's works held in the Wellcome Library including multiple editions of De mortu cordis.

Ibn Abī Uṣaybiʿa. The best accounts of the classes of Physicians

https://dh.brill.com/scholarlyeditions/library/urn:cts:arabicLit:0668IbnAbiUsaibia/

Scholarly open access edition of the Arabic text with English translation.

Ibn-Sīnā (Avicenna) Digitised works

https://wellcomelibrary.org/collections/browse/authors/Avicenna,/

Digitised copies of some of Ibn-Sīnā's works held in the Wellcome Library.

Koch, Robert. Digitised works

https://wellcomelibrary.org/collections/browse/authors/Koch,%20Robert,/

Digitised copies of many of Koch's works held in the Wellcome Library.

Nightingale, Florence. The Florence Nightingale Digitization Project

http://hgar-srv3.bu.edu/web/florence-nightingale/home

The Florence Nightingale Digitization Project began in 2014 as a collaborative effort between the Florence Nightingale Museum in London, England, the Boston University Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, the Royal College of Nursing and the Wellcome Library.

(N.B. not all links work, especially those from the Florence Nightingale Museum)

Osler, William. Online Books Page

http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/book/lookupname?key=Osler%2C%20William%2C%20Sir%2C%201849%2D1919

Page curated for the University of Pennsylvania library with links to many book and articles by William Osler.

Paracelsus. The Zurich Paracelsus Project

https://www.paracelsus.uzh.ch/index.html

Includes links to the Karl Sudhoff edition of Paracelsus's works.

Piaget, Jean. Fondation Jean Piaget

http://www.fondationjeanpiaget.ch/fjp/site/en/traduction/accueil/index.php

Research society dedicated to the life and works of psychologist Jean Piaget. Includes texts and images in pdf formet.

Sabin, Albert B. The Albert B. Sabin Archives

https://drc.libraries.uc.edu/handle/2374.UC/664209

Digitised collection held at the Henry R. Winkler Center, University of Cincinnati.

Winston, Thomas. The Thomas Winston Papers 1854-1927

https://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/scrc/findingaids/view.php?eadid=ICU.SPCL.WINSTONT

Thomas Winston was a physician with Illinois troops during the Civil War. These papers relate primarily to Winston's activities as a surgeon during the Civil War. Includes biographical material, case histories, lists of medical supplies, receipts for effects of soldiers, and various documents relating to individual soldiers. Also contains some material relating to real estate after the Civil War.

 

Rural and Agricultural History

Digital Archive of Tamil Agrarian History

https://eap.bl.uk/project/EAP458

Digital archive part of the British Library's Endangered Archive Project.

Indian Famine Commission Report 1880

Part 1 - https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=umn.31951p01091701i&view=1up&seq=7

Part 2 - https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=umn.31951p01091702g&view=1up&seq=13

 

Mahalanobis, P. C. The Bengal Famine

http://library.isical.ac.in:8080/jspui/bitstream/10263/1983/1/223.pdf

Digital Reprint of a short article published in 1946.

Planters' Association of Ceylon Publications

https://www.historyofceylontea.com/ceylon-publications/planter-association-publications/

Provides digital copies of the PAC publications from the 19th to the 20th century.

BFI Britain on Film: Rural Life

https://www.bfi.org.uk/archive-collections/introduction-bfi-collections/bfi-mediatheques/rural-life

A vast collection of film and TV titles set in the countryside, or dealing with rural life. Many videos available to view for free, searchable here.

Davies, Walter. Board of Agriculture reports

https://www.library.wales/discover/digital-gallery/printed-material/gwallter-mechains-reports-for-the-board-of-agriculture

Three digitised volumes of the agricultural reports produced by Walter Davies in the early nineteenth century.

The Great Irish Famine Online: Atlas

https://www.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=8de2b863f4454cbf93387dacb5cb8412

An interactive atlas giving detailed information charting changes in the social, economic and political landscape of pre- and post-famine Ireland.

LIBRAL

http://bahs.org.uk/LIBRAL/index.html

LIBRAL is the library of Rural and Agricultural Literature, a free-of-charge, public, open-access resource provided by the BAHS.

Museum of English Rural Life: Online Exhibitions

https://merl.reading.ac.uk/explore/online-exhibitions/

Browse past displays from the Museum and exhibitions.

National Library of Scotland: Map Images

https://maps.nls.uk/ 

Rural History Today

http://bahs.org.uk/RHT.html

Published by the British Agricultural History Society.

 

Agro-ecosystems Laboratory

https://www.lha.es/en/PORTADA/

Project which offer a number of publications and datasets available to download, mainly on Spanish agricultural history.

The Holodomor Project: atlas

https://www.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=348774c75d8043fc8e68b2682dbcfe25

The Harvard Holodmor Project is a Geographic Information System (GIS)-based project, which uses latest technological advances to shed a new light on the history of the Great Ukrainian Famine of 1932-33.

Holodomor Survivor Documentation Project

http://www.holodomorsurvivors.ca/Home.html

This site has collected a number of interviews of survivors of the Holodomor now living in Canada.

 

Census of Agriculture Historical Archive

http://agcensus.mannlib.cornell.edu/AgCensus/homepage.do

The site provides digital copies the the census taken between 1840 and 2002.

Core Historical Literature on Agriculture

https://digital.library.cornell.edu/collections/chla

Selected agricultural texts depecting rural life and investigating agricultural technology published between the early nineteenth century and the middle to late twentieth century. Full-text and searchable.

Farm, Field and Fireside Agricultural Newspaper Collection

https://idnc.library.illinois.edu/cgi-bin/illinois?a=p&p=collections&cltn=FFF&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-------

Collects historically significant U.S. farm weeklies published in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Searchable and full-text.

Hall Family Papers and Sugar Plantation Records

https://library.ucsd.edu/dc/collection/bb3175569k

Records of the slave-owning family, the Halls, and their plantation in Jamaica.

The Homestead Act, 1862

https://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=false&doc=31

Offers transcripts and pdfs of the original document.

Organic Roots Collection

https://naldc.nal.usda.gov/organic_roots

Assembles historic full-text agricultural journals published before the wide spread use of synthetic chemicals. Includes information on agricultural technology before 1942 and organic farms.

Voices from the Dust Bowl: the Charles L. Todd and Robert Sonkin migrant workers collection, 1940-1941

https://www.loc.gov/collections/todd-and-sonkin-migrant-workers-from-1940-to-1941/

Voices from the Dust Bowl: The Charles L. Todd and Robert Sonkin Migrant Worker Collection is an online presentation of selections from a multi-format ethnographic field collection documenting the everyday life of residents of Farm Security Administration (FSA) migrant work camps in central California in 1940 and 1941.

 

African History

African Online Digital Library

http://www.aodl.org/

AODL is an open access digital library of African cultural heritage materials created by Michigan State University in collaboration with museums, archives, scholars, and communities around the world.

British Library Endangered Archives Programme: Africa

https://eap.bl.uk/search/site/africa

The Endangered Archives Programme (EAP) facilitates the digitisation of archives around the world that are in danger of destruction, neglect or physical deterioration.

UNESCO General History of Africa

Vol. 1 - Methodology and African Prehistory

Vol. 2 - Ancient Civilizations of Africa

Vol. 3 - Africa from the Seventh to the Eleventh Century

Vol. 4 - Africa from the Twelfth to the Sixteenth Century

Vol. 5 - Africa from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century

Vol. 6 - Africa in the Nineteenth Century until the 1880s

Vol. 7 - Africa under Colonial Domination, 1880-1935

Vol. 8 - Africa since 1935

Open-access editons of the unabridged volumes of this series.

The Barbary Treaties 1786-1836

https://avalon.law.yale.edu/subject_menus/barmenu.asp

A digitised collection of treaties made between the United States and North Africa.

British Documents on the end of Empire

Central Africa
https://bdeep.org/2015/vb9-central-africa/

Egypt
https://bdeep.org/2015/vb4-egypt-and-the-defence-of-the-middle-east/

Ghana
https://bdeep.org/2015/vb1-ghana/

Nigeria
https://bdeep.org/2015/vb7-nigeria/

www.bdeep.org is the online platform for the British Documents on the End of Empire Project (BDEEP).

Emmergency: an exhibition on the Mau Mau conflict and British Colonial rule in 1950s Kenya.

Exhibition
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/591175bf1b10e32648746640/t/5e273aa7de776a57d97e2588/1579629236853/Emergency+Exhibition+Guide-compressed.pdf

3D Models
https://africandigitalheritage.com/category/maumaureconstruction/

Exhibition curated by the Museum of British Colonialism. It includes testimony from three witnesses of the conflict. Also a number of 3D models from the 'Pipeline' camps have been created in partnership with African Digital Heritage.

The Emma B. Andrews Diary Project

http://www.emmabandrews.org/project/

Digitised collections relevant to late 19th and early 20th century travel writing in Egypt as well as the history of Egyptology of this period.

Politics and Society in Eastern Africa

https://warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/studying/docs/eastafrica/

Gives access to a collection of digitised documents about the 20th century history of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, especially the Mau Mau uprising of the 1950s.

Sources on German Colonial History Online

https://ilissafrica.wordpress.com/2016/04/19/german-colonial-history-online/

Frankfurt University Library digitized some of the books and journals originally collected by the German Colonial Society (Deutsche Kolonialgesellschaft). The journals Deutsche Kolonialzeitung, Amtlicher Anzeiger für Deutsch-Ostafrika, Amtsblatt für das Schutzgebiet Deutsch-Südwestafrika, Amtsblatt für das Schutzgebiet Kamerun, Amtsblatt für das Schutzgebiet Togo and several books including even a colonial cook-book are available online.

 

African Activist Archivehttp://africanactivist.msu.edu/index.php

The African Activist Archive is preserving and making available online the records of activism in the United States to support the struggles of African peoples against colonialism, apartheid, and social injustice from the 1950s through the 1990s

Forward to Freedom: the history of the British Anti-Apartheid Movement 1959-1994

https://www.aamarchives.org/

A free archive of resources including interviews and digitised text.

President Nasser online resources

http://www.nasser.org/home/main.aspx?lang=en

Site containing documents and recorded speeches of President Nasser.

 

Asia, China

Berlin State Library: Chinese Digital Library

https://digital.staatsbibliothek-berlin.de/

Included among the library's digital collections are 1664 items.

Cambridge University Chinese Collections

http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/chinese/3

15 digitised works show-casing the collections housed in Cambridge University Library

Chinese Land Records, 1584-1978

https://digital.library.pitt.edu/islandora/object/pitt%3AUS-PPiU-eal201101/viewer

Collection of over 200 documents held in Pittsburg University Library.

Chinese Text Project

https://ctext.org/

Online library of Chinese texts from the pre-Qin period to the early 20th century.

Digital East Asian Collection

https://ostasien.digitale-sammlungen.de/

Digital collection of Chinese, Japanese and Korean materials found in the Bavarian State Library.

East Asian Library Digital Bookshelf

http://pudl.princeton.edu/collections/eal

Collection of 146 titles mainly in Chinese from Princeton University.

National Central Library: Digital Images of Rare Books

http://rbook.ncl.edu.tw/NCLSearch/Search/Index/1

Large online library of Chinese titles administered by the National Central Library, Taiwan.

Táiwān wénxiàn cóngkān zīliào kù

http://tcss.ith.sinica.edu.tw/cgi-bin/gs32/gsweb.cgi/login?o=dwebmge&cache=1526059723154#

Online library of texts concentrating mainly on the history and culture of Taiwan.

 

Chinese Local Gazatteers

https://hollis.harvard.edu/primo-explore/search?query=lsr38,contains,Chinese%20Local%20Gazetteers,AND&tab=books&search_scope=default_scope&vid=HVD2&mode=advanced&offset=0

Collection of digitised Chinese gazatteers from the Qing period now housed in the library collections of Harvard University.

Endangered Archives Project: China

https://eap.bl.uk/search/site?f%5B0%5D=ss_country%3AChina

Digitised images from 10 digitisation projects.

International Dunhuang Project

http://idp.bl.uk/idp.a4d

Global collaborative project providing access to a growing library of artefact images, manuscript fragments and photographs.

Ming Qing Women Writers

http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/mingqing/english/index.php

Online library of works by women in late Imperial China (1368-1911)

Sīmǎ Qián. Shiji (extracts)

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/24226

Extracts published on the Project Gutenberg site.

Tōyō Bunko Collection

http://dsr.nii.ac.jp/toyobunko/index.html.en

Part of the Digital Silk Road Project, collection of books, maps and photographs from the Tōyō Bunko library, Japan.

 

Chiang Kai-Shek. The collected wartime messages of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek

https://archive.org/details/collectedwartime000856mbp/page/n5/mode/2up

Volume 1 (1937-1940) only

China, 1989

https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/collection/180/china-1989

This collection features sources on the Tiananmen Square massacre of 1989 and other developments in China at the end of the Cold War.

China's Cultural Revolution 1966-1976

https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/collection/211/china-s-cultural-revolution-1966-1976

Small collection showing how he Cultural Revolution was perceived by foreign leaders.

China's Great Leap Forward 1958-1961

https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/collection/210/china-s-great-leap-forward-1958-1961

Collection of documents housed in the Wilson Center Digital Archive.

Chinese Maritime Customs

https://hollis.harvard.edu/primo-explore/search?query=lsr38,exact,Chinese%20maritime%20digitization%20project,AND&tab=books&search_scope=default_scope&sortby=rank&vid=HVD2&mode=advanced&offset=0

Over 100 works from the Maritime Customs collection in Harvard Library, dating from late Qing through early twentieth century. Links to fully digitized books in Harvard Library catalog, which can be browsed and downloaded in high quality PDFs by any user.

Chinese Marriage Documents

https://digital.library.pitt.edu/islandora/object/pitt%3AUS-PPiU-eal201501/viewer

Collection of 25 20th century marriage documents held in Pittsburg University Library.

Chinese Pamphlets

https://dds.crl.edu/search/collection/1

Online collection of Chinese educational pamphlets from the civil war and early years of the PRC.

Conversations with Mao Zedong

https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/collection/172/conversations-with-mao-zedong

This collection brings together conversations held between Mao and foreign leaders from both within and outside of the communist bloc in order to offer insights into Mao's worldview and major developments in China's domestic history and foreign relations.

Conversations with Zhou Enlai

https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/collection/241/conversations-with-zhou-enlai

This collection features hundreds of conversations that Zhou held with leaders from dozens of countries.

Late Qing and Republican Era Chinese Newspapers

https://gpa.eastview.com/crl/lqrcn/

Open access newspaper archive of 69 Chinese newspapers published between 1911 and 1949.

Li Long Women's Magazine

https://exhibitions.library.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/linglong/collection

Exhibition about Lin Long Women’s Magazine published in Shanghai between 1931 and 1937. Incudes  links to digital copies.

Old Hong Kong Newspapers

https://mmis.hkpl.gov.hk/old-hk-collection

Online collection of 19th and 20th century Hong Kong newspapers.

Opium War Collections

https://archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22China+--+History+Opium+War%2C+1840-1842%22

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/ls?a=srchls;anyall1=all;q1=Opium%20trade%20China;field1=subject;op3=AND;lmt=ft;yop=after&facet=language:%22English%22

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/ls?a=srchls;anyall1=all;q1=China%20--%20History%20--%20Opium%20War%2C%201840-1842;field1=subject;op3=AND;yop=after;facet=language%3A%22English%22;lmt=ft;pn=2

Electronic collections of documents found in the Internet Archive and the Hathi Trust site.

PRC History Group

http://prchistory.org/

Site run by a global group of academics with research interests in the People’s Republic of China. Includes online copies of The PRC Review.

Selected Works of Deng Xiaoping

https://dengxiaopingworks.wordpress.com/

Works illustrating Deng Xiaoping's ideological viewpoints.

 

Asia, South

British Library Endangered Archives Projects

Bangladesh

Bhutan

India

Nepal

Pakistan

Sri Lanka

The Endangered Archives Programme (EAP) facilitates the digitisation of archives around the world that are in danger of destruction, neglect or physical deterioration. Thanks to generous funding from Arcadia, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, we have provided grants to more than 400 projects in 90 countries worldwide, in over 100 languages and scripts.

Digital South Asian Library

https://dsal.uchicago.edu/about.html

The Digital South Asia Library provides digital materials for reference and research on South Asia, including books and journals, full-text dictionaries, bibliographies, images, maps, and statistical information from the colonial period through the present.

GRETIL: Göttingen Register of Electronic Texts in Indian Languages

http://gretil.sub.uni-goettingen.de/gretil.html

Digital library of transliterated texts in a variety of languages (mainly Sanskrit, Pali and Tamil) on religion, epic poetry and chronicles.

National Digital Library of India

https://ndl.iitkgp.ac.in/

To access you will need to create a user account.

Panjab Digital Library

http://www.panjabdigilib.org/webuser/searches/mainpage.jsp

The Panjab Digital Library is a voluntary organization digitizing and preserving the cultural heritage of Panjab since 2003. With over 23 million digitized pages, it is the biggest resource of digital material on Panjab.

 

Sarit: Search and Retrieval of Indic Texts

https://sarit.indology.info/sarit-pm/works/

Collection of 60 documents, mainly in Sanskrit. Topics include religion, philosophy, literature and history.

 

Aurangzeb, as he was according to Mughal Records

http://www.aurangzeb.info/

Online exhibition showcasing documents and artworks from and about the reign of Aurangzeb.

Aurangzeb. Ruka'at-i-Alamgiri: or, letters of Aurangzebe

https://archive.org/details/rukaatialamgirio00aurarich

1908 digital English edition.

Fazl, Abu'l. Akbarnama

Vol 1.
https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.189288/mode/2up

Vol. 2.
https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.55649

Vol. 3.
https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.189291

Digital copies of an early 20th century English edition held on archive.org.

Jahangir. Tuzuk-i Jahangiri

https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.244139/page/n3/mode/2up

1909 edition and English translation of the Emperor Jahangir's autobiography.

 

1947 Partition Archives

https://www.1947partitionarchive.org/

Growing oral history database of witness interviews about the Partition.

Amritsar Massacre 1919: British Parliamentary Debate

https://api.parliament.uk/historic-hansard/commons/1920/jul/08/army-council-and-general-dyer

Debate in the House of Commons on the Amritsar Massacre of the previous year.

Amritsar Massacre 1919: Evidence taken before the Disorders Inquiry Committee

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=umn.31951d00850875e&view=1up&seq=7

Report of the Committee appointed by the Government of India to investigate the Disturbances in the Punjab, Volume 5 (so far the only volume tracked down so far which is freely available online)

Amritsar Massacre 1919: Punjab disturbances compiled from the Civil and Military Gazette

https://archive.org/details/punjabdisturbanc01lahouoft/page/n7/mode/2up

Digital copy of the 2nd edition.

Bichitra: Online Tagore Variorum

http://bichitra.jdvu.ac.in/index.php

Digital library of Rabindranath Tagore's poetry, prose fiction and non-fiction.

Gandhi Heritage Portal

https://www.gandhiheritageportal.org/

Site provides information, digitised texts and links to other relevant sites.

Hyde Books: Judicial Notebooks

http://hydebooks.njit.edu/

The Judicial Notebooks of John Hyde and Sir Robert Chambers, 1774-1798, are a unique source of primary historical information for the early years of the Supreme Court and life in India. The court notebooks do not tell a single story but are a dense repository of legal and social action over time.

Indian Famine Commission Reports 1880

Part 1 - https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=umn.31951p01091701i&view=1up&seq=7

Part 2 - https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=umn.31951p01091702g&view=1up&seq=13

 

Iqbal Cyber Library

http://iqbalcyberlibrary.net/

Open access library concentrating on the work and thought of Allama Muhammad Iqbal (1877-1938)

Ker, James Campbell. Political trouble in India 1907-1917

https://archive.org/details/dli.bengal.10689.12832

1960 edition of Ker's 1917 work.

Mahalanobis, P. C. The Bengal Famine

http://library.isical.ac.in:8080/jspui/bitstream/10263/1983/1/223.pdf

Digital Reprint of a short article published in 1946.

Nehru Memorial Museum and Library: Digital Archives

http://nehrumemorial.nic.in/en/digital-archives/Digital collections of Nehru's papers.

Planters' Association of Ceylon Publications

https://www.historyofceylontea.com/ceylon-publications/planter-association-publications/

Provides digital copies of the PAC publications from the 19th to the 20th century.

Rai, Lala Lajpat. Young India: an interpretation and a history of the Nationalist Movement from within

https://archive.org/details/16RaiYoungindia

Digital copy of the 1916 edition.

Ram Mohan Roy resource page

Resource Page

Page on archive.org listing 79 works on or about Ram Mohan Roy.

Sedition Committee Report 1918

https://dspace.gipe.ac.in/xmlui/bitstream/handle/10973/33651/GIPE-000645-Contents.pdf?sequence=3&isAllowed=y

Report, headed by Sidney Rowlatt, whose recommendations, including the stringent control of the press, the summary trial of political offenders by judges without trial, and the internment of persons suspected of subversive aims, led to the Rowlatt Act of 1919.

South Asian Open Archive

https://www.jstor.org/site/saoa/

Open Access collection of 19th and early 20th century publications.

 

Muktijuddho e-Archive

https://www.liberationwarbangladesh.org/

Muktijuddho e-Archive, also known as Bangladesh Liberation War e-Archive, is a 'Library, Archive & Research' organization, founded in 2007, working with collection, preservation & distribution of historical documents & research on the Liberation War of Bangladesh and Genocide of Innocent Bengali People in 1971.
(Site in Bengali)

Nehru Memorial Museum and Library: Digital Archives

http://nehrumemorial.nic.in/en/digital-archives/

Digital collections of Nehru's papers.

 

Bangla Stories

http://www.banglastories.org/

Site includes information on the Bengal diaspora and eight interviews.

Indian South Africans

https://www.sahistory.org.za/article/indian-south-africans

General site about the history of South Asian communities in South Africa. Includes a number of digitised documents.

Making Britain: discover how South Asians shaped the nation, 1870-1950

http://www.open.ac.uk/researchprojects/makingbritain/content/about-database

This online database provides information about South Asians in Britain from 1870 to 1950, the organizations they were involved in, their British connections, and the major events in which they participated. Designed as an interactive tool, it offers engaging and innovative search and browsing options, including a timeline, location maps, and network diagrams modelled on social networking sites which demonstrate South Asians' interactions and relationships in Britain at the time. Some entries have extracts from archival sources with explanation of their content and relevance.

South Asian American Digital Archive

https://www.saada.org/

Site provides information and source material on the history of South Asian communities in the US.

South Asian Oral History Project

https://content.lib.washington.edu/saohcweb/index.html

Site gives access to interviews from individuals from the South Asian communities of the Pacific Northwest.

Uganda Stories

http://thirdtext.org/itabaaza-shah

Interview with artist Sunil Shah was was expelled, with her family, from Uganda in 1972.

 

Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific

AIATSIS Digital Collections

https://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/collections-online/digitised-collections

Digital collections from the Australian Institute Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies.

Australian Dictionary of Biography

http://adb.anu.edu.au/

The Australian Dictionary of Biography is Australia's pre-eminent dictionary of national biography. In it you will find concise, informative and fascinating descriptions of the lives of significant and representative persons in Australian history.

Immigration Museum: Online Resources and Tools

https://museumsvictoria.com.au/immigrationmuseum/online-resources-and-tools/

A selection of projects and items from the Immigration Museum, Melbourne.

Library of Australiana

http://gutenberg.net.au/pgaus.html

Portal of online texts from the 18th to the first half of the 20th century.

National Archives of Australia

https://www.naa.gov.au/explore-collection

An increasing number of items have been made available online. In the search tick the "Digital Only" box to see what is available.

National Library of Australia

https://www.nla.gov.au/collections#

An increasing number of items in the NLA have been digitised and are available online.

Trove

https://trove.nla.gov.au/

A national discovery service run by the National Library of Australia with details of items over 1000s of Australian libraries, archives, galleries and museums. To drill down to see what is available online tick the "Free access" option where applicable.

University of Sydney Digital Collections

https://digital.library.sydney.edu.au/

Collections of various aspects of Australian history and literature and much more.

Women Australia

http://womenaustralia.anu.edu.au/

Online biographical reference work.

 

Assisted Immigrants Shipping List

https://www.records.nsw.gov.au/archives/collections-and-research/guides-and-indexes/assisted-immigrants-digital-shipping-lists

Digitised shipping lists to New South Wales from 1828 to 1896.

Australian Explorers, Discoverers and Pioneers

http://gutenberg.net.au/explorers.html

Portal links to free texts about the exploration and invasion of Australia.

Bonwick, James. The last of the Tasmanians

https://archive.org/details/lasttasmanianso00bonwgoog

Nineteenth century account of the British genocide of Tasmania's indigenous population. For context and suggestions for further reading see the blog post by Dr. Kristyn Harman.

Colonial Frontier Massacres in Australia 1788-1930

https://c21ch.newcastle.edu.au/colonialmassacres/

Site devoted to Australian colonial massacres. Includes an interactive map.

Convict Records of Australia

https://convictrecords.com.au/

This website allows you to search the British Convict transportation register for convicts transported to Australia between 1787-1867. Information available includes name of convict, known aliases, place convicted, port of departure, date of departure, port of arrival, and the source of the data.

eGold: Electronic Encyclopedia of Gold in Australia

http://www.egold.net.au/

Online reference work, especially strong Australia's Gold Rush.

First Fleet Online

http://firstfleet.uow.edu.au/

First Fleet Online consists of information about the convicts who were transported to Australia in 1787. A fleet of ships carrying over 1000 convicts and military under the command of Captain Arthur Phillip arrived in Australia in January 1788 after a journey of seven months. Few ships had been here before other than the early Dutch, French, and British explorers.

First Fleet OnLine is a resource for students and teachers of any age, professional historians, family tree enthusiasts, descendants of the First Fleeters, and amateur researchers, anywhere in the world.

Lachlan and Elizabeth Macquarie Archives

https://www.mq.edu.au/macquarie-archive/lema/

Provides access to growing number of transcriptions and digitised images.

Particulars respecting gold nuggets found in Victoria

https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/249668#page/1/mode/1up

Digitised copy of the register covering the years 1868 to 1972.

Phillip, Arthur. The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay

https://archive.org/details/b28767949/page/n9/mode/2up

Digitised 1790 edition held in the Wellcome Library.

Ryan, Lyndall. 'List of multiple killings of Aborigines in Tasmania: 1804-1835' Violence de masse et Résistance - Réseau de recherche (5 Mars, 2008)

https://www.sciencespo.fr/mass-violence-war-massacre-resistance/fr/document/list-multiple-killings-aborigines-tasmania-1804-1835.html

Article published online about the British genocide of Tasmania's indigenous population.

 

100 Stories Project

https://www.youtube.com/user/Monash100Stories/videos

Hosted on YouTube, Monash University has produced a number of interviews about the experience of Australians during the First World War.

Anzac Portal

https://anzacportal.dva.gov.au/

Extensive portal sight about the military history of 20th century Australia.

Australian Federation Full Text Database

http://adc.library.usyd.edu.au/index.jsp?database=ozfed&page=home

Database give access to documents from the 1890s and early 1900s concerning Australia's federation.

Bringing them Home

https://bth.humanrights.gov.au/

Site explores the Stolen Generations of indigenous Australians taken from their mothers and fathers and fostered to white familes. Includes testimonies, the text of the report produced by the Australian government in 1997 and an interactive map.

Federal Government Records: Historic Hansard

http://historichansard.net/

Records from the Senate and House of Representatives from 1901 to 1980.

Federal Government Records: Journals of the Senate

https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Chamber_documents/Senate_chamber_documents/Journals_of_the_Senate

Journals available from 1901.

The Mabo Decision: Keon-Cohen, B. A. 'The Mabo litigation: a personal and procedural account' Melbourne University Law Review 893 (2000)

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/MelbULawRw/2000/35.html

Account by the junior counsel representing Eddie Mabo against the state of Queensland.

The Mabo Decision: Mabo vs. Queensland (No. 1) 1988 and (No. 2) 1992

1988
http://www8.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/cases/cth/HCA/1988/69.html

1992
http://www8.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/cases/cth/HCA/1992/23.html?stem=0&synonyms=0&query=title(mabo%20%20near%20%20queensland)

Text from the High Court of Australia of the decision.

The Mabo Decision: The Native Title Act 1993

http://www8.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdb/au/legis/cth/consol_act/nta1993147/

Text from the High Court of Australia.

Queensland Legislature: Acts Passed

https://www.legislation.qld.gov.au/browse/aspassed

Pdf copies of acts passed from 1963.

The Redfern Park Speech

https://antar.org.au/reports/paul-keatings-redfern-speech

Video of Paul Keating's speech of the 10th December 1992 delivered at Redfern Park.

Right Wrongs - The 1967 Referendum

https://www.abc.net.au/rightwrongs/

Online exhibtion on the 1967 referendum which sought to change the way the indigenous peoples of Australia were referred to in the constitution. Includes iinterviews.

WhitlamDismissal.com

https://whitlamdismissal.com/

Site exploring the government of Gough Whitlam in the early 1970s. Includes document excerpts and links to related resources.

The Whitlam Institute

https://www.whitlam.org/collection

The Institute's large collection has been largely digitised.

 

AtoJs Online

https://atojs.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/atojs

Digitised copies of the appendices of the House of Representatives from 1854 to 1950.

New Zealand Electronic Text Collection

http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/

The New Zealand Electronic Text Collection comprises significant New Zealand and Pacific Island texts and materials held by Victoria University of Wellington Library. This encompasses both digitised heritage material and born-digital resources.

New Zealand Heritage List : Rārangi Kōrero

https://www.heritage.org.nz/the-list

Search the New Zealand Heritage List/Rārangi Kōrero (formerly the Register) for information about New Zealand's significant heritage places, including Ngā Manawhenua o Aotearoa me ōna Kōrero Tūturu/National Historic Landmarks.

Papers Past

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/

The Papers Past content is divided into 4 sections — all containing digitised primary source materials. These include: Newspapers, Magazine and Journals, Letters and Diaries, and Parliamentary Papers.

Te Ao Hou

http://teaohou.natlib.govt.nz/journals/teaohou/index.html

Site gives access to this Maori periodical published between 1952 and 1976.

Te Ara

https://teara.govt.nz/en

Online encyclopedia on all aspects of New Zealand's histories and cultures.

Transaction and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand

http://rsnz.natlib.govt.nz/

Volumes available, 1868-1961.

Turnbull Archive Photographic Archive

https://natlib.govt.nz/photos?i%5Batl_free_download%5D=true&i%5Bcollection%5D=Photographic+Archive&i%5Bprimary_collection%5D=TAPUHI&il%5Batl_free_download%5D=true

Extensive photographic archive.

Women and the Vote

https://nzhistory.govt.nz/politics/womens-suffrage

Online history on the women's sufferage movement in New Zealand. Includes links to digitised sources.

 

Arbousset, Thomas. Tahiti et les îles adjacentes (1867)

 

https://archive.org/details/tahitietlesilesa00arbo/page/n7/mode/2up

Digital copy of a 19th century travel account.

Marsden, J. B. Memoirs of the life and labours of the Rev. Samuel Marsden...senior chaplain of New South Wales; and of his early connexion with the missions to New Zealand and Tahiti

https://archive.org/details/memoirsoflifelab00mars

Digital copy of 19th century edition.

National Archives of Fiji Online

http://archivesfiji.org/

Includes selected digitised items from the NAF.

South Seas: Voyaging and Cross-Cultural Encounters in the Pacific (1760-1800)

http://southseas.nla.gov.au/

The South Seas Project documents the history of European voyaging and cross-cultural encounters in the Pacific between 1760 and 1800. It features full texts of James Cook's Endeavour Journal, as well as journals kept by Joseph Banks and Sydney Parkinson. It also features digitised engravings and related images. Hosted by the National Library of Australia.

 

Audio Visual and Oral History, 3D, AR and Internet Archives

Many museums and libraries have created 3D scans of their collections. Notable resources include the British Museum on Sketchfab (257 models). Sketchfab's Cultural Heritage and History filter can also surface useful models.

Europeana, which brings together collections in a host of European and international repositories, can also be searched for 3D models.

Google for Education provides a list of over 100 'Augmented Reality' expeditions.

The Internet Archive provides a good place to start for the history of software or the uses of history and heritage in the games industry.

 

The Programming Historianprogramminghistorian.org/We publish novice-friendly, peer-reviewed tutorials that help humanists learn a wide range of digital tools, techniques, and workflows to facilitate research and teaching.
Digital Archives Austriahttps://digital-humanities.at/en/dha/projects 
   

 

Oral History Society advice on remote oral history interviewingwww.ohs.org.uk/advice/covid-19/Includes ethical considerations and lists of tools
British Library Sound Archivesounds.bl.uk/Oral-historyThe oral history collections at the British Library cover a wide range of subject areas. 
Essex Sound and Video Archivewww.essexarchivesonline.co.ukYou can find material by searching for ‘oral history’. To find only material that’s available online, you can refine the search by ‘Audio visual’ material.

 

Many of the collections listed elsewhere in this guide, such as the Library of Congress or Europeana, will point to extensive photographic and visual arts collections.

TimePixwww.timepix.uk/PAGES/Photo-map-navigation-pages/n-x5Mxnr/Greater-Manchester-Revision-Point-photographsThis collection of almost 46,000 post-war geo-located street photos of
Greater Manchester. Free for non-commercial use.
Artstorlibrary.artstor.orgIncludes public collections  and community collections as well as subscription-only content.
   

 

Newspapers and Maps

Austrian Newspapers Online

http://anno.onb.ac.at/

Online collection stretching back to the seventeenth century.

The Belgian War Press

https://warpress.cegesoma.be/

The Belgian War Press introduces you to hundreds of Belgian newspapers that were written, printed and distributed clandestinely during the two World Wars.

Belgica Press

https://belgicapress.be/

Online archive of nineteenth and twentieth century Belgian newspapers.

Chronicling Americachroniclingamerica.loc.gov 

Delpher

https://www.delpher.nl/nl/kranten/

Online archive of Dutch and Indonesian newspapers and periodicals from the 17th to the 20th century.

Dziennik Zwiazkowy

https://dds.crl.edu/view/about_dz

The first ten years (1908–17) of Dziennik Zwiazkowy, founded in Chicago in 1908 by the Polish National Alliance. Representing local, national, and international issues of concern to the Polish community, the paper continues today as the Polish Daily News.

Europeana Newspaperswww.europeana-newspapers.eu 
Gazet van Antwerpen & Gazet van Mechelenhttp://archief.gva.be/index.do

Digital Belgian newspaper archive: Gazet van Antwerpen (from the 3rd November 1891), Gazet van Mechelen (1896-1953)

List of Online Newspaper Archives (Wikipedia)en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:List_of_online_newspaper_archives 
Atlas of Digitised Newspapers and Metadata www.digitisednewspapers.netA project exploring the metadata of digitised newspapers

Online Kranten

https://vlaamse-erfgoedbibliotheken.be/kranten/online

Online portal of sites of digitised European newspaper collections hosted by the Flemish Heritage Library.

Papers Past

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/

Online collection of New Zealand newspapers.

Trovetrove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/result?q= 
National Library of Scotland: Map Imageshttps://maps.nls.uk/ 

 

David Rumsey Historic Maps Collectionwww.davidrumsey.com/ 
BL Maps Collectionswww.bl.uk/catalogues-and-collections/digital-collectionsSee also the Georeferencer project
British History Onlinewww.british-history.ac.uk/catalogue/maps 
Library of Congress Mapswww.loc.gov/maps/ 
National Library of Scotland Mapsmaps.nls.uk/ 
New York Public Library Maps and Atlasesdigitalcollections.nypl.org/collections/lane/maps-atlases 
New York Public Library Map Warpermaps.nypl.org/warper/The NYPL Map Warper is a tool for digitally aligning ("rectifying") historical maps from the NYPL's collections to match today's precise maps. Visitors can browse already rectified maps