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This resource brings together manuscript, printed and visual primary source materials for the study of global commodities in world history.
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Explore the history of South Asia between the foundation of the East India Company in 1615 and the granting of independence to India and Pakistan in 1947, through the wonderfully rich and diverse manuscript collections of the National Library of Scotland.
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Records of this advertising agency document the research and creative processes behind the creation of advertisements, including many of the world’s biggest and best-known brands. United States is a major focus, but also covers the United Kingdom, Italy, the Philippines, Spain and more.
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This treasure trove of material provides digital images of collections from the American Jewish Historical Society in New York. All of the typescript and printed material is full-text searchable.
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This database includes guidebooks and brochures, periodicals, travel agency correspondence, photographs and personal travel journals from Britain and the United States from the 1850s to the 1980s.
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This database contains Victorian Manuscripts from the Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of The New York Public Library.
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This database contains complete facsimile images of 190 manuscripts of 17th and 18th century verse held in the celebrated Brotherton Collection at the University of Leeds.
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The Stationers’ Company Archive contains rare documents dating from 1554 to the 21st century about the workings of the early book trade, the printing and publishing community, the establishment of legal requirements for copyright provisions and the history of bookbinding.material for historians and literary scholars.
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Macmillan Cabinet Papers, 1957-1963 provides complete coverage of the Cabinet conclusions (minutes) (CAB 128) and memoranda (CAB 129) of Harold Macmillan’s government, plus selected minutes and memoranda of policy committees (CAB 134). This collection also includes 165 files from the Prime Minister's Private Office (PREM 11). These provide an important supplement to the Cabinet records and cover all aspects of policymaking.
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Market Research and American Business, 1935-1965 provides a unique insight into the American consumer boom of the mid-20th century through access to the complete market research reports of Ernest Dichter, the era’s foremost consumer analyst, market research pioneer and widely-recognised ‘father’ of Motivational Research.
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This database includes material from the USA, Canada and UK and tells the story of medical advances during warfare from the mid-nineteenth century to the outbreak of the influenza epidemic in 1918 and the discovery of penicillin in 1927.
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This collection contains manuscripts of some of the most important works of European travel writing from the later medieval period. The main focus is accounts of journeys to the Holy Land, India and China.
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This collection contains the entire Edward Sylvester Morse Papers collection that were given to the Peabody Museum in 1926. It contains contributions made by Morse to the areas of malacology, zoology, ethnology, archaeology and art history.
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This collection provides complete FCO 7 and FCO 82 files for the entire period of Richard Nixon’s presidency.
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This database documents the history of ‘popular’ remedies and treatments in nineteenth century America, through primary source materials drawn from the extensive collections at the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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Sourced from the records of the Race Relations Department of the United Church Board for Homeland Ministries, housed at the Amistad Research Center in New Orleans, this resource provides access to a wealth of documents highlighting different responses to the challenges of overcoming prejudice, segregation and racial tensions.
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Repbase is the most commonly used database of repetitive DNA elements.
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The collection consists of newspapers published during World War 2 and its immediate aftermath (1939-1948). Titles from all the key theatres are featured, including some non-English material in German, Czech, Hindi, Russian, French, Italian, Polish, Hebrew, Afrikaans, Swahili, and African dialects.
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This database contains material from the Shakespeare’s Globe performance and architectural archives. It shows how productions at the reconstructed Globe and Sam Wanamaker Playhouse were conceived, rehearsed, dressed, marketed, sound tracked, how props were used, how the audiences behaved and the theatre history and performance lessons that were observed and learned.
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