Search primary source materials from the 1950s and ‘60s covering civil rights activism by everyday citizens of Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and Asian American/Pacific Islander communities. Learn how ordinary citizens in the smaller communities viewed, participated in and lived through this historical era.
Online tool for text mining collections from Gale databases that are available at UMN. Data sets can be built from British newspapers and other primary source collections in Gale and then analyzed and visualized in your browser.
Digital Theatre+ offers streaming access to hundreds of films of live performances and educational resources from leading theater companies, such as the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Almeida Theatre, and the Royal Court Theatre. The database includes plays, musicals, operas, and ballets, as well as documentaries, interviews with industry professionals, and study guides.
Search materials covering important issues related to race in society today. Includes full-text essays, articles, reports, photographs, graphs and charts to provide an in-depth look at the history of race and provide critical context for learning more about topics associated with race, ethnicity, diversity and inclusiveness.
LDC is a repository for linguistic datasets, corpora, and other resources for research on human language. Use the link above to view descriptions and sign up for access to the corpora and datasets available to current UMN faculty, students, and staff.
Nursing & Allied Health Database consists of a diverse mix of scholarly literature, clinical training videos, reference materials, and evidence-based resources, including dissertations and systematic reviews. This database is uniquely suited for students, instructors, researchers, and healthcare professionals.
Search a collection of African-American press in the South from Reconstruction through the Jim Crow period. Written by African Americans for African Americans. Includes first-hand reporting, editorials, and features on current domestic and international events, often focusing on racial issues. Also poetry, lessons on manners and prayer, instruction for raising children, and lifestyle advice for young men and women, and news about churches, particularly the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Zion church.
Titles include: The Advocate (1907-1912), Athens Republique (1921-1926), The Banner-Enterprise (1883-1884), The Bee (1882-1884), The Black Dispatch (1917-1922), The Educator (1874-1875), The Langston City Herald (1892-1900), The Louisianian (1870-1871), The Muskogee Cimeter (1904-1920), The Nashville Globe (1907-1918), The National Forum (1910), Pioneer Press (1911-1917), The Republican (1873-1875), Semi-Weekly Louisianian (1871-1872), The Tulsa Star (1913 -1921), Western World (1903-1904).
Search rare magazines (1937-1973), written for Black audiences across the African English-speaking world. Include investigative journalism, photography, fiction, reviews, biographies, fashion, lifestyle, advertisements, and more.
Multimedia Fluid Mechanics is a database of interactive experimental and computational demonstrations and animations, virtual labs and simulations, and nearly 1,000 videos intended to help students understand the mathematics behind fluid flows.
Science of Synthesis is a compendium of synthetic methods for organic and organometallic chemistry. We have access to the Science of Synthesis Backlist (2002 – 2008); Knowledge Updates (2009-2015); and Reference Libraries (2009-2015) (see the Books tab). The Houben–Weyl Methods of Molecular Transformations Backfile (1909 -2001) is accessible via the Book Series tab. Note that many of the Houben-Weyl Archive articles are in German. You may browse the table of contents of individual volumes or search by keyword and limit by facet.
It offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes the following titles: Southchina morning post (1903-1941), South China morning post (1946-2001), South China morning post & the Hongkong telegraph (1945-1946), South China Sunday morning post (1985-2000), South China Sunday post (1950-1950), South China Sunday post-herald (1950-1972), Sunday morning post (2000-2001), and Sunday post-herald (1972-1974).
Stream Southern African films (1900s-early 2000s). Genres are propaganda, newsreels, documentaries, feature films, and interviews. Subjects include African studies, film and cinema, history and world culture, race and ethnicity, women’s studies.
Search this long-running and influential US woman suffrage newspaper (1883-1909) to gain a mid-Western perspective on the women’s rights movement in the 19th century. Content covers a broad spectrum, noting progress in education for women, their rise in various professions, international and domestic news, book reviews, editorials, poetry and much more.
Uncover the stories of American military personnel and civilians during the Second World War through their oral histories, correspondence, diaries, photographs, artifacts, and military records. Covers both the United States home front and those on deployment overseas in Europe, the Mediterranean, the Pacific, China, Burma and India.
Explore primary source documents covering American History from the earliest settlers to the mid-twentieth century. Sources include correspondence, diaries, government documents, business records, books, pamphlets, newspapers, broadsides, photographs, artwork and maps
Explore British Foreign office files on Persia (Iran), Central Asia and Afghanistan from the decline of the Silk Road in the first half of the nineteenth century to the establishment of Soviet rule over parts of the region in the early 1920s. Includes correspondence, intelligence reports, agents’ diaries, minutes, maps, newspaper excerpts and other materials.
Explore an extensive range of archival material connected to the trading and cultural relationships that emerged between China, America and the Pacific region between the 18th and early 20th centuries. Manuscript sources, rare printed texts, visual images, objects and maps document this fascinating history.
The core of the database is the pamphlets held in the Charles W. Wason Collection on East Asia housed in the Carl A. Kroch Library of Cornell University. Mostly in English and published between c. 1750 and 1929, these rare pamphlets form part of one of the deepest and most extensive collections of literature on China and the Chinese in the Western world. The material types include speeches, reports, catalogues, essays, letters, minutes, notes, etc.
Includes publications from the Church Missionary Society, the Church of England Zenana Missionary Society and the South American Missionary Society, such as news, journals and reports, covering missionary work from the 19th to the 21st century.
Explore the correspondence between the British government and the governments of the American colonies from 1606 to 1822. This is the original correspondence of the colonial governments with the Board of Trade, the Secretary of State for the Southern Department and the Secretary of State for the Colonies which, together, held responsibility for the British possessions in mainland North America and the Caribbean.
Search files from the British Colonial Office covering the history from 1624 to 1870 of British-ruled territories stretching from Jamaica and the Bahamas to Trinidad and Tobago. Sources include administrative documentation, trade and shipping records, minutes of council meetings, and details of plantation life, colonial settlement, imperial rivalries across the region, and the growing concern of absentee landlords.
Explore confidential British government papers on Central and South America and the French- and Spanish-speaking Caribbean. Topics covered include slavery and the slave trade, immigration, relations with indigenous peoples, wars and territorial disputes, the fall of the Brazilian monarchy, British business and financial interests, industrial development, the building of the Panama Canal, and more.
Explore confidential British government papers on the United States, Canada and the English-speaking Caribbean, with some coverage of Central and South America, and covers such topics as slavery, Prohibition, the First and Second World Wars, racial segregation, territorial disputes, the League of Nations, McCarthyism and the nuclear bomb. The bulk of the material covers the late nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century.
Covers everyday , political, religious, working, trading, and administrative life in England from 1500-1700 through legal records, family papers, borough records, tax records, annotated printed books, commonplace books, wills, and other primary source materials.
This collection of digitized play manuscripts includes almost every play submitted for license in the UK from 1737-1824. Also includes two key reference sources: The London Stage 1660-1800 includes every traceable London performance from 1660-1800, and A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers and Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800 provides biographical information. Also includes some correspondence, portraits, art images of the London stage, and advertisements.
Brings together rare periodicals from archives across the UK and the US printed between 1685 and 1815, illuminating all aspects of eighteenth-century social, political and literary life. Most periodicals included here were published for only a few issues.
Includes thousands of audio field recordings and interviews, film footage, field notebooks, slides, photographs, correspondence, and ephemera. Materials date from 1930 through 2013, and document secular and religious musical traditions from sites worldwide. Produced by Adam Matthew in collaboration with the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive and the Ethnomusicology Archive at the University of Washington.
Offers primary sources on women in America, from the 1800s to the 1920s. Primary sources include monographs, broadsides, pamphlets, rare books, and periodicals. Themes include domestic life, literature, agriculture, race, religion, fashion, and politics.
Provides access to primary source material relating to food and drink in everyday life from a global perspective. Includes advertising, government papers, cookbooks, and film from the sixteenth century to the early twenty-first century.
Foreign Office Files for China collection makes available all British Foreign Office files dealing with China, Hong Kong and Taiwan between 1919 and 1980. These formerly restricted British government documents, consist of diplomatic dispatches, letters, newspaper cuttings, maps, reports of court cases, biographies, summaries of events, and a variety of other materials.
Explore British Foreign Office files addressing political and social history of India, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Includes content on Bangladesh, Ceylon/Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Kashmir, and the Maldives. Materials include diplomatic dispatches, inward and outward telegrams, newspaper cuttings and transcripts, maps, photographs, political and economic reports, accounts of visits and tours, minutes of meetings, conference proceedings, letters, leaflets, and ephemera.
Explore British Foreign Office files focusing on the history of South East Asia in the mid-twentieth century against the backdrop of the Cold War and the Malayan Emergency (1948-1960). Documents principally cover Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and the Philippines. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, newspaper clippings, telegrams, maps, meeting minutes, government reports, and speech transcripts.
Explore British Foreign office files on the policies, economies, political relationships and significant events of all major Middle East powers 1971-1981. Covers the Arab-Israeli War, the Lebanese Civil War and the Iranian Revolution as well as the military interventions and peace negotiations carried out by regional and foreign powers like the United States and Russia. Materials include correspondence, annual reports, dispatches, personality profiles, political summaries, economic analyses, maps, newspaper cuttings, minutes of ministerial meetings, printed leaflets, extracts from books, booklets etc.
Frontier Life: Borderlands, Settlement & Colonial Encounters is a collection of digitized primary sources documenting European migration to and colonization of Africa, Australasia, and North America. It also documents the everyday life of settlers in these locations. Though the collection primarily consists of materials produced by British colonists and American settlers, it also includes some materials produced by the Indigenous peoples they displaced.
Find primary sources about gender history, from the 19th to 21st centuries. Primary sources include correspondence, newsletters, periodicals, organizational records, and diaries. Themes include sexuality, women's and men's movements, suffrage, the body, employment, education, family and domestic life, education and employment.
Interwar Culture comprises runs of both prominent and lesser-known periodicals published throughout the interwar period, covering various facets of culture, entertainment, fashion, home and family life, world current affairs, class, social and welfare issues. UMN only has access to Module I (1919-1929).
Provides access to a diverse range of records which can be used to explore the history of Jewish communities in the United States of America, from the arrival of the first Jews in New Amsterdam (now New York) in the 17th century right through to the mid-1950s.
J. Walter Thompson: Advertising America is a collection of digitized primary sources originally produced by J. Walter Thompson, a major American advertising agency. Materials include publications, reports, research, memoranda, correspondence, meeting minutes, creative briefs, scripts, speeches, newsletters, artwork, and advertisements. The collection also includes complete files for nine key clients: Kellogg’s, Kodak, Kraft, Oscar Mayer, Pan Am World Airways, R.T. French, Scott Paper Company, United States Marine Corps, and White Castle Restaurants.
Provides an in-depth look at the evolution of European and American working class tourism from 1850 to 1980. Contains brochures, guidebooks, photo albums, and tourist ephemera supplemented by printed books, travel agency records, handwritten journals, leaflets, promotional films, and government correspondence.
Primary source collection documenting the lives of seafarers in the Anglo-American maritime world during the period 1600-1900. Emphasis is on narrative content, with accounts of life onboard a variety of ocean-going vessels, including merchant and naval vessels, whalers, and pirate ships. Also includes journals, memoirs, court records, depositions and witness statements, with examinations of pirates and court martials within the Royal Navy.
Digitized manuscripts of 17th and 18th century verse held in the Brotherton Collection at the University of Leeds. Includes content and bibliographic references for over 6,000 poems; also includes interactive essays, biographies, palaeography, and images demonstrating examples of 17th and 18th century English handwriting .
Documents from the the British Government during the Macmillan Administration, 1957-1963 with coverage of the Cabinet conclusions (CAB 128) and memoranda (CAB 129) of Harold Macmillan's government, plus selected minutes and memoranda of policy committees (CAB 134). It includes material on Anglo-American relations, Europe, the process of decolonisation, key Cold War conflicts, various Defence White Papers over the period and reaction to Macmillan's "Winds of Change" speech.
Mass Observation documents the social history of Britain by recruiting volunteers to write about their lives and opinions. This collection consists of the questionnaires in the 1980s and 1990s and the thousands of responses to them. Topics covered include the deeply personal to everyday life, to global affairs. The digitized printed directives, prose responses to directives, newspaper cuttings, photographs, leaflets and other ephemera cover key themes in current affairs, family, home, sex; leisure; politics, society, culture and the media, and work, finance and the economy.
Images and transcripts of the Letter collections of the Paston, Stonor, Plumpton, Armburgh and Cely families from 15th century England. Letter topics include trade, warfare, arranging advantageous marriages, arguments between parents and children, matters of inheritance, births and deaths, estate management, legal disputes, domestic finances, women and their role in the family and everyday social and domestic life.
Medieval manuscripts dating from the 13th to the 16th centuries with a focus on travel to the Holy Land, Middle East, India, and China which document attitudes of people across Europe in the medieval period, shedding light on issues of race, economics, trade, militarism, politics, literature and science. Sources detail the journeys of travelers from Marco Polo to John Capgrave, and the stories of legendary figures such as Prester John and Sir John Mandeville.
Meiji Japan provides digital access to the papers of Edward Sylvester Morse (1838-1925), an American polymath notable for his work in natural history, ethnography, archaeology and art history. Morse taught at Tokyo Imperial University in the 1870s and travelled extensively in Japan, recording his experiences in great detail and maintaining a deep interest in the country and its culture for the remainder of his life. This resource provides insights into Japan during the Meiji Era (1868-1912).
Includes the ninth edition of the MLA Handbook, the second edition of the MLA Guide to Digital Literacy, and the MLA Guide to Undergraduate Research in Literature, as well as a video course about the MLA style.
Access is limited for 10 simultaneous users.
The database consists of 300 volumes representing authoritative materials on the economic, social, cultural and political developments since the founding of P.R.C.
A collection of digitized primary source materials from the John Murray publishing company, a major British publishing house. The collection primarily focuses on its 19th century publishing activities including publication of the political periodical Quarterly Review, Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, and Austen’s Emma. Also includes the manuscripts and personal papers of Lord Byron.
The Nixon Years consists of the complete digitized files of the United Kingdom Foreign & Commonwealth Office regarding Richard Nixon’s presidency of the United States. The collection provides, from a British perspective, an overview of the Nixon presidency, its international impact, and the Watergate scandal. The original files are in the National Archives of the United Kingdom.
Original primary sources on society, music, politics, fashion and youth culture in the US and UK from 1950 to 1975. Topics include student protests, civil rights, consumerism, the Space Race, and the Vietnam War. The collection includes pamphlets, letters, government files, eye witness accounts, underground magazines, music, press kits, mail order catalogs, advertisements, photos, ephemera, and memorabilia.
This collection navigates the complex social climate of nineteenth and early twentieth-century Britain between the introduction of the New Poor Law in 1834 and the abolition of the workhouse system in 1930. It documents interactions between government policy and public philanthropy in Victorian and early twentieth-century society. Includes pamphlets, newsletters and periodicals published by settlement houses as well as public notices
Preprint Citation Index is a multidisciplinary collection of preprints from a wide range of leading preprint repositories. Coverage includes the following repositories: arXiv, bioRxiv, medRxiv, ChemRxiv, and preprints.org.
The digitized manuscript collections of the Wordsworth Trust includes access to notebooks, verse manuscripts and the correspondence of Wordsworth, Coleridge and more, with accompanying landscapes from Romantic-era painters.
Collection of newspapers produced by and/or for service members during and immediately after World War II (1939-1948), featuring titles from the major theaters, for both Allied and Axis forces. Includes newspapers in English, German, Czech, Hindi, Russian, French, Italian, Afrikaans, Swahili, and other African languages.
Two module collection includes module 1: Research Collections from The Kinsey Institute Library & Special Collections, and module 2: LGBTIQ+ history, profiles, and activism. Primary sources include research files from prominent sexologists, correspondence, the complete archives of the Kinsey Report, diaries, photographs, from the US, UK, and Australia.
A collection of digitized production and architectural materials from the modern reconstruction of the 1599 Globe Theatre where Shakespeare’s works were originally performed. Documents over 300 productions (including both works by Shakespeare and works by other playwrights) from 1997-2016 through prompt books, wardrobe notes, music, performance photographs, programmes, publicity and marketing material, research, show reports and architectural plans.
This resource features the prompt book collection at the Folger Shakespeare Library, which tells the story of Shakespeare's plays as they were performed in international theaters between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries. A prompt book is the main copy of a production script, which include notes, sketches and cues for lighting and music, from set design and costume to music and acting. Researchers can follow how each individual production unfolded and explore the influences and connections between different productions of the same play.
Trade Catalogues and the American Home is a collection of digitized catalogues, pamphlets, trade cards, and other marketing materials originally directed toward the American consumer. These primary sources document the history of advertising, consumer culture, material culture, household economics, and fashion in the United States. Many different industries are represented, and the collection may be browsed by industry.
Virginia Company Archives is a collection of digitized primary sources from the archives of the Virginia Company of London, an English joint-stock company chartered to establish colonial settlements in North America. The papers document the Virginia Company’s operations, its settlement of Jamestown and the Bermudas in North America, and its dissolution, which led to Virginia becoming a royal colony. The collection includes manuscripts, transcripts, the four-volume work The Records of the Virginia Company of London, maps, and illustrations.
Provides primary sources on women's suffrage in the UK, from 1903-1928, and its colonies, 1930-1962. Primary sources include Parliamentary debates and reports, prison conditions, police surveillance, profiles on individual suffragettes.
Search more than a million items from archives, libraries, museums, galleries, other cultural organizations within Africa, and organizations outside of Africa. Includes books, magazines, newspapers, historical journals, government documents, posters, manuscripts, letters, diaries, ephemera, photographs, art, music, videos, and oral histories.
Data and statistics on online stores and markets from around the world. Includes revenue analytics, competitor analysis, market development, marketing budget, and other key performance indicators (KPIs) such as traffic, shipping providers, mobile app analytics, and more.
Collecting congressional documents, books, legislative histories on major legislation, and Supreme Court briefs on related cases, this collection touches on a wide range of water issues, including irrigation, hydropower, water conservation, drinking water quality, and tribal water rights, encompassing the unique water rights issues that span from the Eastern seaboard to the Great Lakes and across the arid West.
Unlimited access to investigative stories on business, media, finance, politics, and technology. Additional databases on corporate org. charts, pitch decks, salary data and more are available on the site.
Euromonitor's Passport is a comprehensive market research database incorporating research analysis and detailed statistics of global markets and consumers. Its emphasis is on consumer-related industries across more than 200 countries and regions. Guest users not affiliated with the University, please contact email@example.com ahead of your visit to arrange for login access.
Includes collections from the U.S. National Archives, Chicago History Museum, first-hand accounts of Indian Wars and westward migration, records from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and records of Major Council Meetings of American Indian Tribes.
Basil Systems' RA/QA platform provides full-text natural language search of all FDA med-tech databases at once: all applications (PMA, 510(k), de novo, HDE), all records and documents, product codes, and regulations. Instantly explore relationships, visually navigate the 510(k) landscape, and see related UDI (Unique Device Identifier) records, FOIA documents, time to approval statistics, and clinical trials. Basil also provides instant access to all med-tech recalls and adverse events (MDRs from MAUDE) for quality research, trends, analysis, and download. For regulatory strategy, quality/surveillance, due diligence, and competitive intelligence needs. Updated daily.
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The Central Daily News 中央日報 was the official newspaper of the Kuomintang and is one of the world's oldest Chinese-language newspapers, having been in circulation since 1928. You can search, view and download the full text of the newspaper published between 1928-1949.
Full-text Chinese e-books covering a variety of subject areas. It has more than 15,000 titles. Newly published titles are added regularly. Full-text access is limited to purchased titles only. The first 20 pages of unpurchased books are free to read. Individual purchased titles can also be found in library catalog. Books can be downloaded in pdf format. Search books by entering keywords in Chinese characters or by browsing the subject categories.
Contact the librarian for the purchase of individual titles.
Dar al-Mandumah provides access to a series of databases with full-text content of Arabic scientific conferences, dissertations, and academic journals from 1921 to present day across humanities and social sciences. Databases include AraBase, Dissertations, EcoLink, EduSearch, HumanIndex, and IslamicInfo.
This fully searchable full-text archive covers civil rights, education, entrepreneurship and other social topics with an African-American focus. It includes more than 800 issues providing a broad view of African-American culture from its first issue in 1945 through 2014.
This full-text archive covers art, news, politics and other social topics with an African-American focus. It includes over 3,100 issues providing a broad view of culture, fashion and entertainment from its first issue in 1951 through 2014.
Locate recent and historical equity research analysis by Morningstar covering more than 1500 stocks globally—across all sectors, industries, and regions. Report types include Market, Sector, Observer, Company and more. Access using your PitchBook account. Don't have a PitchBook account but want to sign up? Get detailed instruction on setting up an account at: libguides.umn.edu/pitchbook
Latin American and Caribbean History is a digital collection of primary sources documenting the history and culture of the peoples in that region going back to the times before the Europeans arrival in 1492. Also it includes information about economic resources and political events in the nation states established there such as articles from periodicals published in that region, news feedings, statistics and maps.