NEW DATABASES 2015 - 2016


  • Resources marked with this symbol Icon are restricted to Columbia affiliates.

    The databases listed below have been either newly acquired or significantly expanded since January 2015.

  • African blue books, 1821-1953 Icon (Microform Academic Publishers)
    "The Blue Book was a key item of considerable standing in 19th century colonial administration, Colonial Regulations of the time state that: 'The Annual Blue Book containing accounts of the Civil Establishment, of the Colonial Revenue and Expenditure and of various statistical particulars etc. must be completed as early as possible after the close of each year. The various returns which it comprises must be filled up with the greatest possible accuracy and the Statistical Tables must be full and complete. . . . ' " (Acquired March 2016)
     
  • Church Missionary Society Periodicals Module 2 Icon (Adam Matthew)
    "From its roots as an Anglican evangelical movement driven by lay persons, this resource encompasses publications from the CMS and the latterly integrated South American Missionary Society. Documenting missionary work from the 19th to the 21st century, the periodicals include news, journals and reports offering a unique perspective on global history and cultural encounter." Module 2: Publications of CMS medical mission auxiliaries was added in 2016.
     
  • Defining gender, 1450-1910 Icon (Adam Matthew)
    "Ephemera, pamphlets, college records and exam papers, commonplace books, diaries, periodicals, letters, ledgers, account books, educational practice and pedagogy, government papers from the Home Office and Metropolitan police, illustrated writings on anatomy, midwifery, art and fashion, manuscript journals, poetry, novels, ballads, drama, receipt books, literary manuscripts, travel writing, and conduct and advice literature." (Acquired June 2015)
     
  • Eighteenth Century Drama : Censorship, Society and the Stage Icon (Adam Matthew)
    "Eighteenth Century Drama features the John Larpent Collection from the Huntington Library -- a unique archive of almost every play submitted for licence between 1737 and 1824, as well as hundreds of documents that provide social context for the plays. Explore the Larpent plays, papers of prominent theatrical figures of the period, including correspondence, financial documents, and portraits. Cross-reference this with essential searchable databases created from information in The London Stage 1729-1800 and A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers & Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800."  (Acquired April 2016)
     
  • Empire Online Icon (Adam Matthew)
    "This resource brings together manuscript, printed and visual primary source materials for the study of 'Empire' and its theories, practices and consequences. The materials span across the last five centuries and are accompanied by a host of secondary learning resources including scholarly essays, maps and an interactive chronology." (Acquired June 2015)
     
  • The First World War Icon (Adam Matthew)
    "The First World War portal presents rich and varied primary source documents on the personal experiences of men and women, recruitment, and the development and dissemination of various forms of propaganda." (Acquired June 2015)
     
  • History of Mass Tourism  Icon (Adam Matthew)
    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. (Acquired June 2016)
     
  • Indian papers of the 1st Earl of Minto, 1806-1814  Icon (Microform Academic Publishers)
    "Correspondence and papers of Sir Gilbert Elliot Murray Kynynmound (1751-1814), who succeeded as 4th Bart. in 1777, assumed the additional names of Murray Kynynmound on succeeding to his mother's properties in 1778, and was created Baron Minto in 1797 and Earl of Minto in 1813. He was M.P. for Morpeth, 1776-7, for Roxburghshire, 1777- 1784, for Berwick-upon-Tweed, 1786-90, and for Helston, 1790-5; and served as Civil Commissioner at Toulon, 1793, Minister to the Italian states, 1794, Viceroy of Corsica, 1794-1796, Ambassador at Vienna, 1799-1801, President of the Board of Control, 1806, and Governor-General of India, 1806-1813." (Acquired March 2016)
     
  • The John Johnson Collection : An Archive of Printed Ephemera  Icon (Bodleian Library,University of Oxford / ProQuest)
    "...Provides access to thousands of items selected from the John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera, offering unique insights into the changing nature of everyday life in Britain in the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Categories include Nineteenth-Century Entertainment, the Booktrade, Popular Prints, Crimes, Murders and
    Executions, and Advertising." (Acquired Dec 2015)
     
  • Macmillan Cabinet Papers, 1957-1963 on-line  Icon  (Adam Matthew)
    ". . . 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)." (Acquired June 2015)
     
  • Popular Culture in Britain and America, 1950-1975 : Rock and Roll, Counterculture, Peace and Protest  Icon (Adam Matthew)
    Contains digitizations of popular culture collections from the U.S. and U.K. between1950 to 1975. These original archival materials are from various libraries and archives. Topics include student protests, civil rights, consumerism, and the Vietnam War. The collection includes pamphlets, letters, government files, eye witness accounts, underground magazines, visual and video materials and ephemera and memorabilia. Part II contains additional material, such as music, press kits, mailorder catalogues, advertising proofs, additional photos from the Mirrorpix archives, and documents on student unrest and the Troubles in Northern Ireland from the National Archives. (Acquired June 2015)
     
  • Travel Writing, Spectacle and World History  Icon (Adam Matthew)
    Women's travel diaries and correspondence from the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University. Includes manuscripts, diaries, travel journals, correspondence, photographs, postcards and ephemera, from 1818 to the 1970s. The geographical area covered by these diaries is far-reaching, with travel to countries within the British, French, Chinese and American empires and discussion of empire and nationalism, as well as description of the post-colonial world. A great variety of modes of transport are covered, including sea voyages, road trips, wagon trains and air travel.  (Acquired June 2015)
     
  • Women in the National Archives Icon  (Adam Matthew)
    "This collection consists of two distinct elements: A finding aid to women's studies resources in The National Archives [and] original documents on the suffrage question in Britain, the Empire and colonial territories. The finding aid is the result of a five-year project by staff at The National Archives in the mid-1990s and enables researchers
    to quickly locate details of documents at TNA relating to women. This finding aid is far more detailed and extensive than anything available elsewhere online and has the benefit of ranging across all of the document classes TNA hold. The original documents cover the campaign for women's suffrage in Britain, 1903-1928 and the granting of
    women's suffrage in colonial territories, 1930-1962." (Acquired June 2015)
     
  • World's Fairs : A Global History of Expositions Icon (Adam Matthew)
    Explore the phenomenon of world's fairs from the Crystal Palace in 1851 and the proliferation of North American exhibitions, to fairs around the world and twenty-firstcentury expos. Through official records, monographs, publicity, artwork and artifacts, this resource brings together multiple archives for rich research opportunities in thisdiverse topic. Nine case studies form the basis of this resource: 1851 Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations, London ; 1876 Centennial International Exhibition, Philadelphia ; 1889 Exposition Universelle, Paris ; 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago ; 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis ; 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco ; 1933/34 Century of Progress International Exposition, Chicago ; 1939/40 New York World's Fair, New York ; 1967 Expo '67, Montreal. (Acquired June 2016)