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AAS Historical Periodicals Collection Series 1-5VCU
A comprehensive collection of periodicals from the American Antiquarian Society documenting the life of America's people from the Colonial Era through the Civil War and Reconstruction and into the early 20th Century.
Identifies abbreviations used in medieval Latin manuscripts (Latin paleography). Entries cover the period from the 8th century up to and including the 15th century.
Academic Video Online (AVON)VCU VIVA
Thousands of streaming videos covering a wide range of disciplines. Includes documentaries, interviews, feature films, news, and more distributed by PBS, BBC, CNN, CBS, Sony, A&E, Contemporary Arts Media, Royal Shakespeare, and many others.
AdSpender tracks millions of brands across 18 media and ranks top spenders by industry, parent, brand, etc. Find how, when and where the competition spends their advertising dollars.
Multidisciplinary index to research and publications by Africans and about Africa. Content includes dozens of bibliographic databases.
African American Biographical DatabaseVCU
Large collection of biographies with full-text access to primary source materials including rare books, photographs, and illustrations. Documents state and local figures, professionals, organization members, artists and writers, and more.
African American CommunitiesVCU
Text and visual materials, oral histories, and other primary sources documenting race relations across social, political, cultural, and religious arenas, with a focus on Atlanta, New York, Chicago, St. Louis, and cities in North Carolina.
African Americans and Jim Crow, 1883-1922VCU
Documents from the beginning of Jim Crow to post-World War I that provide insights into African American culture and life during this period of segregation and disenfranchisement.
African Americans and Reconstruction, 1865-1883VCU
Documents related to African Americans and citizenship, voting rights, literacy, land rights, employment and more from the end of the Civil War to the beginning of Jim Crow.
African Diaspora, 1860 - PresentVCU
Personal accounts, video, and primary sources document the global migrations and contributions of people of African descent.
African Newspapers: The British Library CollectionVCU
Chronicles African history and life from 64 newspapers published before 1901. Includes eyewitness reporting, advertisements, military reports, news and analysis of European exploration and colonization, and early moves toward self-governance.
Over 13,000 works comprising an unparalleled record of African American history, literature and culture.
Age of ExplorationVCU
Primary source material focusing on western European maritime exploration journeys from 1410 to 1920.
America in World War Two: Oral Histories and Personal AccountsVCU
Digitized primary sources from American military personnel and civilians during World War II, including oral history videos, military records, digitized artifacts, correspondences, diaries, photographs, and ephemera.
America: History and LifeVCU VIVA
Article abstracts and citations of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present.
American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912-1990VCU
Archive of primary source materials on civil rights, race, gender, free speech, citizenship, discrimination, immigration, labor, radicalism, and issues relating to the U.S. Supreme Court.
American History in VideoVCU
Thousands of videos for the study of American history, with contemporaneous video footage from the 1890s to the 1980s as well as historical documentaries from leading video producers.
American Indian NewspapersVCU
Historical and contemporary periodicals published by Indigenous communities in the United States and Canada. Features national, local, and student publications from 1828 to the present.
American Periodicals Series VCU
Periodicals published between 1740 and 1940, including special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children's and women's magazines, and more. Digitized images of pages show original typography, layout, and graphics.
American State Papers, 1789-1838VCU
Legislative and executive documents of the first 14 U.S. Congresses, digitized from the original print volumes. Coverage serves as an essential complement to the U.S. Congressional Serial Set from 1817 to 1994.
American Underworld: The Flash PressVCU
Rare insights into urban life, criminal activity, and the underground economy and literature of the 19th century.
Archival Resources of the Virginias (ARVAS) VIVA
Database of finding aids with descriptions of manuscript and archival collections in Virginia universities, colleges, and institutions. Provides information about historical materials documenting Virginia history and culture from 1607 to the present.
Current directory of thousands of repositories and collections of primary source materials housed in the United States and United Kingdom.
Archive of AmericanaVCU
Combined interface for searching Early American Imprints I & II (1639-1819), American State Papers (1789-1838), and the U.S. Congressional Serial Set (1817-1980).
Bibliography of Asian StudiesVCU
Research on East, Southeast, and South Asia. Covers a wide range of subject areas, with special focus on humanities and social sciences. Published by the Association for Asian Studies.
Bibliography of Native North AmericansVCU
Citations for books, essays, journal articles, and government documents of the United States and Canada pertaining to native North Americans. Coverage from 1558 to present.
Biography and Genealogy Master IndexVCU
Indexes millions of biographical sketches from reference sources covering individuals, both living and deceased, from every field of activity and from all areas of the world. Includes names, birth/death years, and bibliographic references.
Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th CenturyVCU
Primary source documents from the records of federal government agencies, the personal papers of African Americans, and records of civil rights organizations.
Black Historical NewspapersVCU
Full-text access to the backfiles of major African American community newspapers. Offers primary source material essential to the study of American history and African-American culture, history, politics, and the arts.
Black Studies Center VCU
Black Studies Center is a digital core collection of primary and secondary sources in arts, history, literature, politics, and religion that record and illuminate the Black experience, from ancient Africa through modern times.
Black Studies in VideoVCU
Documentaries, interviews, and archival footage covering African American history, politics, art and culture, family structure, gender relationships, and social and economic issues.
Black Studies Periodicals (Formerly International Index to Black Periodicals (IIBP)VCU
Abstracts, indexing, and select full text for scholarly and popular journals, newspapers, and newsletters from the United States, Africa, and the Caribbean, spanning multidisciplinary issues vital to Black Studies.
Black Thought and CultureVCU
Non-fiction writings by major American Black leaders -- teachers, artists, politicians, religious leaders, athletes, war veterans, entertainers, and other figures -- present an evolving and complex view of what it is to be Black in America.
British History Online
British History Online is a digital library of primary and secondary sources for the history of Britain and Ireland, focusing on the period from 1300 to 1800.
British Periodicals I-IIIVCU
Searchable facsimile images for journals dating from the 17th to the 20th century. This resource contains Collections I-III covering historical, artistic, and popular periodicals.
Burney Collection NewspapersVCU
Newspapers, Acts of Parliament, addresses, pamphlets, proclamations, and broadsides from 17th and 18th century English news media, available through the British Library.
Full text content pertaining to the countries and people of the Caribbean, including extensive data on the current status and history of geographic regions.
Civil War: A Newspaper PerspectiveVCU
Full-text database of major articles published between November 1, 1860 and April 15, 1865, from three contemporary newspapers: The New York Herald, The Charleston Mercury, and the Richmond Inquirer.
Primary source documents from The National Archives UK covering North America from 1606 to 1822. Includes original correspondence between the British government and the governments of the American colonies.
Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford DNB)VCU
Browsable, searchable, illustrated collection of significant, influential, or notorious figures who shaped British history. Living persons are excluded.
Dissertations and Theses Full Text (ProQuest)VCU
Comprehensive and curated collection of dissertations and theses from universities around the world, with full-text availability for most titles.
Documenting the American South
Documenting the American South (DocSouth), a digital publishing initiative sponsored by the UNC Libraries, provides access to digitized primary materials that offer Southern perspectives on American history and culture.
Docuseek Complete CollectionVCU VIVA
Documentaries covering anthropology, area studies, the arts, criminal justice, education, environmental studies, global studies, health, history, political science, psychology, sciences, sociology, women's studies, and more.
Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800VCU
Books, pamphlets, broadsides, and other imprints published in 17th- and 18th-century America. Covers thousands of subjects in full-text.
Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819VCU
Books, pamphlets, broadsides, and other imprints of early 19th-century America. Covers thousands of subjects in full-text.
Early American Newspapers, Series 1-4VCU
Chronicles the evolution of American history, culture, and daily life from 1690-1922. Often printed by small-town printers, these newspapers are a record of hundreds of diverse American communities.
Early Modern England: Society, Culture & Everyday Life, 1500-1700VCU
Primary source materials covering everyday, political, religious, working, trading, and administrative life in England during the 16th and 17th centuries.
East India CompanyVCU
Digitized collection of India Office Records from the British Library, London. Documents spanning 1599 to 1947 include royal charters, correspondence, trading diaries, council meeting minutes, and reports of expeditions, among others.
Eighteenth Century Collections OnlineVCU
Page by page digital images of every historically significant text published in 18th-century Great Britain and Colonial America, from books by well-known and lesser-known authors, to directories, Bibles, sheet music, sermons, and advertisements.
Eighteenth Century Drama: Censorship, Society and the StageVCU
Hundreds of playbills, theatre records, and correspondence related to plays submitted for license between 1737-1824. Contains the archive of the Larpent Collection and two reference works on the eighteenth century London stage.
Ethnic Diversity SourceVCU
Full text database covering the culture, traditions, social treatment and lived experiences of different ethnic groups in America. Includes thousands of books, biographies, primary source documents, speeches, letters, interviews, videos, and more.
European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750VCU
Searchable bibliographic index to print materials about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. Created from European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed in Europe Relating to the Americas, 1493-1750.
Films on Demand Master Academic CollectionVCU
Streaming films covering core academic subjects. Also includes archival films and newsreels.
First World WarVCU
Primary source material related to the First World War highlighting the experiences of soldiers, civilians, and governments. Archives span from personal narratives and artifacts to military files, propaganda, ephemera, and artwork.
Food and Drink in HistoryVCU
Primary source material documenting food and drink in social and cultural history from the 16th century to the present. Archives range from cookbooks, periodicals, papers and reports to artifacts, ephemera, packaging, oral histories and film.
Foreign Office Files for Japan, 1919-1952VCU
British Foreign Office files covering relations with Japan between 1919 and 1952. Includes diplomatic dispatches, correspondence, maps, summaries of events, and other materials.
Foreign Office Files for Southeast Asia, 1963-1980VCU
British Foreign Office files covering relations with Southeast Asia between 1963 and 1980, with particular emphasis on the creation of Malaysia and the response from the wider region.
HarpWeek: The Civil War Era and Reconstruction I and IIVCU VIVA
Searchable scanned images of all pages of Harper's Weekly, the leading illustrated newspaper of its time. All articles, illustrations, advertisements, and literary offerings are indexed. Supplemental Web sites from HarpWeek
Historical AbstractsVCU VIVA
Article abstracts and citations of books and dissertations covering world history from 1450 to the present; excludes the United States and Canada.
Oral histories of African-Americans from all walks of life, including politicians, authors, civil rights activists, religious leaders, musicians, legal scholars, and many others. Includes video footage.
Humanities International CompleteVCU VIVA
Indexing and abstracts for articles, essays, reviews, and original creative works in all aspects of the humanities, with full-text for select journal articles, books, and other materials. Includes all data from the Humanities International Index.
Covers publications in European languages on all aspects of Islam and the Muslim world. Includes history, beliefs, societies, cultures, languages, and literature.
Indigenous Peoples: North AmericaVCU
Primary-source collections from Canadian and American institutions, providing insight into the cultural, political, and social history of Native peoples. Includes manuscripts, newspapers, Bibles, dictionaries, and primers in Indigenous languages.
International Medieval Bibliography (IMB)VCU
Leading bibliography of the European Middle Ages (c. 400-1500). Covers articles in journals and miscellany volumes worldwide. Click on "Enter Databases" and then on "Go".
Iter Gateway to the Middle Ages and RenaissanceVCU
Portal to resources including a bibliography of citations for books, articles, and essays on all aspects of medieval and Renaissance life. Also includes a directory of scholars, Iter Italicum, a collection of Capito letters, and more.
Searchable backfiles of core journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. (Backfiles end typically 3 - 6 years prior to the current date).
JSTOR Sustainability Collection VCU
Discover a wide range of journals, ebooks, and research reports in the field of sustainability. The subjects of resilience and sustainability are explored broadly, covering research on environmental stresses and their impact on society.
Latin American Newspapers Series I & IIVCU
Digitized Central and South American newspapers published from 1805 to 1922 in Spanish, Portuguese, and English, chronicling the evolution of Latin America through eyewitness reports, editorials, legislative information, advertisements, and more.
Leisure, Travel and Mass Culture: The History of TourismVCU
Guidebooks, brochures, periodicals, travel agency correspondence, photographs, personal travel journals and other primary source materials documenting the development of mass tourism from the mid-1800s through the 1980s.
Literary Manuscripts: BergVCU
Digitized manuscripts, notebooks, letters, diaries, and other personal items of nineteenth-century authors, from the Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
Literary Manuscripts: LeedsVCU
Digitized manuscripts of seventeenth and eighteenth-century verse held in the Brotherton Collection at the University of Leeds. Manuscripts can be explored in conjunction with the Brotherton Collection Manuscript Verse Index.
London Low LifeVCU
Insight into the teeming streets of Victorian London, including the vibrant culture of street literature. Images of rare books, ephemera, maps, and other materials relating to 18th, 19th, and early 20th century London. Includes Tallis' Street Views.
Macmillan Cabinet Papers, 1957-1963VCU
Complete coverage of the Cabinet conclusions (minutes) and memoranda of the government of British prime minister Harold Macmillan, plus selected minutes and memoranda of policy committees.
Market Research and American Business, 1935-1965VCU
Complete market research reports of midcentury consumer analyst and market research pioneer Ernest Dichter. Reports, case studies, proposals, surveys, correspondence and other materials provide information on some of America's best-known brands.
Mass Observation OnlineVCU
Digitized original manuscript and typescript papers created and collected by the original Mass Observation organization, founded in 1937 to study the everyday lives of ordinary people in Britain between the 1930s and 50s.
Medical Services and WarfareVCU
Digital archives documenting the development of medical practice during armed conflicts of the mid-19th to 20th centuries. Includes hospital reports, scientific notebooks, first-hand accounts, and other print and audiovisual materials.
Medieval Family Life: The Paston, Cely, Plumpton, Stonor and Armburgh PapersVCU
Digitized and transcripted copies of five family letter collections dating between 1400 and 1490, including the Paston Family Papers. Also includes a chronology, visual gallery, interactive map, glossary, and family trees.
Medieval Travel WritingVCU
Digitized international manuscripts dating from the 13th to the 16th centuries, with a focus on accounts of journeys to the Holy Land, India, and China. Documents attitudes and preconceptions of people across Europe in the medieval period.
Manuscripts for the study of Meiji society, culture, ethnology and education from the papers of Edward S Morse. Diaries, journals, correspondences, scrapbooks, and other materials span 1856 to 1925.
Migration to New WorldsVCU
Primary sources documenting migration from Great Britain, Ireland, mainland Europe and Asia to North America and Australasia during the 19th and 20th centuries. Materials range from personal accounts to photographs and printed ephemera.
Nichols Collection NewspapersVCU
London newspapers and pamphlets gathered by antiquarian and printer John Nichols, spanning the 17th and 18th centuries. Features many rare news media sources including The London Gazette and The Tatler.
Nineteenth Century Collections OnlineVCU
Digital archive of primary source collections from the "long" 19th century. Includes monographs, newspapers, manuscripts, diaries, letters, maps, statistics and more. Offers annotation and tagging tools.
Nineteenth Century Literary SocietyVCU
Digitized archive of the John Murray publishing company from its inception in 1768 through the 19th century. Correspondences, financial records, illustrations and manuscripts feature prominent British authors, editors, and politicians.
Nineteenth-Century American Drama: Popular Culture and Entertainment, 1820-1900VCU
Virtually every play published in the United States from 1820-1900, including annotated copies of prompt books and manuscripts.
Nixon Years, 1969-1974VCU
Digitized files of the United Kingdom Foreign & Commonwealth Office covering the duration of the Nixon administration, featuring top-level Anglo American discussions and briefing papers.
Oral History OnlineVCU
Index and links to web-based oral histories in English in archives and libraries around the world, with links to full text, audio, and video when available.
Orlando: Women's Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the PresentVCU
Text and reference resource covering Britain's major and minor women authors of all time periods, with timelines, bibliographies, sets of internal links, biographies, and other contextual material.
Parker Library on the WebVCU
High-resolution copies of manuscripts in the Parker Library of Corpus Christi College. Manuscripts date from the sixth through the sixteenth centuries CE. Includes extensive bibliographic material related to the collection.
Full-text database of the Pennsylvania Gazette, a premier newspaper published during the colonial, Revolutionary, and early national periods. Includes text for important documents printed in the Gazette, such as "Common Sense."
Perdita Manuscripts, 1500-1700VCU
Contains 16th and 17th century manuscripts from early modern British women authors, including account books, diaries, prayer, prose, translations, travel writing, verse and more.
Popular Culture in Britain and America, 1950-1975VCU
Printed and manuscript sources, visual material, ephemera, and video clips covering 1950s to 1970s popular culture in Britain and America, and its intersection with major events of the period.
Popular Medicine in America, 1800-1900VCU
19th century print materials on health and medicine aimed at the general public, including advertisements, educational texts, writings on preventative medicine, ephemera, 'self-help' guides, and other primary sources.
Poverty, Philanthropy, and Social Conditions in Victorian BritainVCU
Correspondences, periodicals, reports, pamphlets, and other primary source materials documenting the interactions between government policy and public philanthropy, welfare reform, and the social tensions surrounding poverty in Victorian Britain.
Project MuseVCU VIVA
Database of peer-reviewed academic journals and electronic books in the humanities and social sciences from university presses and scholarly societies around the world.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times with IndexVCU
Full image of articles published in The New York Times including illustrations and advertisements. Covers from the first issue in 1851 to three years prior to the current year.
Race Relations in AmericaVCU
Speeches, reports, surveys, and analyses produced by the Race Relations Department at Fisk University from 1943 to 1970. Archives highlight topics including poverty and inequality, class, housing, employment, education and government policy.
Romanticism: Life, Literature and LandscapeVCU
Digital access to manuscripts from the Wordsworth Trust, including working notebooks, verse manuscripts and correspondence of William Wordsworth and his fellow writers.
Rotunda: American History Collection
Three collections of primary source material spanning the American Founding Era, Antebellum, Civil War, and Reconstruction, and the American Century. Includes papers of political leaders, presidential tape recordings, and biographical information.
Service Newspapers of World War TwoVCU
Digital archive of international wartime publications produced to provide information, entertainment, and camaraderie to soldiers serving on both sides of the conflict.
Sex & SexualityVCU
Research papers, organization records, newsletters, photographs, comics, and other archival materials documenting changing attitudes towards human sexuality, gender identities, and sexual behaviors from the 19th century to the present.
Shakespeare in Performance: Prompt Books from The Folger Shakespeare LibraryVCU
Digitized prompt books from the Folger Shakespeare Library containing personal notes, sketches and cues for lighting and music, from set design and costume to music and acting. Materials date from the 1670s to 1970s, with most from the 19th century.
Shakespeare's Globe ArchiveVCU
Documents related to over 300 productions from 1997-2016 at Shakespeare's Globe, including architectural plans, photographs, prompt books, wardrobe notes, musical scores, oral histories, essays, and video interviews.
Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational ArchiveVCU
Primary source materials on the transatlantic slave trade. Documents the legal, personal, and economic aspects of the slavery system, the abolition movement, and the dynamics of emancipation in the U.S., Latin America, the Caribbean, and elsewhere.
Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice, 1490-2007VCU
Digitized manuscripts, court records, pamphlets, books, paintings, maps, and images from 1490 to 2007, covering the varieties of slavery, the legacy of slavery, the social justice perspective and the continued existence of slavery today.
Socialism on Film: The Cold War and International PropagandaVCU
Documentary films, features and newsreels by filmmakers from the Soviet Union, China, Vietnam, Eastern Europe, Britain, and Latin America, filmed from the Russian revolution to the end of the Cold War.
Southern Negro Youth Congress and the Communist Party: Papers of James and Esther Cooper JacksonVCU
Correspondence, lectures, notebooks, speeches, writings, subject files, internal documents and printed ephemera of Black communists and civil rights activists James and Esther Cooper Jackson, founders of the Southern Negro Youth Congress (1937-48).
Times Digital ArchiveVCU
Digital facsimile of over 200 years of The Times (London) from 1785.
Travel Writing, Spectacle and World HistoryVCU
Digitized collection of American women's travel diaries, correspondences, manuscripts, photographs, postcards and ephemera ranging from 1835 to 1976, sourced from the Schlesinger Library at Harvard University.
Umbra Search African American History
Digital collection of images, videos, books, and other materials documenting African American history and culture. Sourced from archives, libraries, museums, and other U.S. repositories.
Victorian Popular CultureVCU
Objects, printed books, ephemera, posters, photographs, playbills, and other primary sources relating to popular entertainment in America, Britain and Europe from 1779 to 1930. Covers entertainment forms from stage magic to the advent of cinema.
Virginia Company ArchivesVCU
Founding and economic development of Virginia as seen through the papers of the Virginia Company of London. Includes Ferrar papers of Magdalene College, Cambridge. Also includes information on London's economic history.
Voice of the Shuttle
Voice of the Shuttle, established in 1994, provides a structured and briefly annotated guide to online resources for a wide range of academic disciplines in the humanities -- and points toward the transformation of those disciplines as they interact
Women in The National ArchivesVCU
Includes a finding aid for women's studies resources in The National Archives, UK, alongside original documents covering the campaign for women's suffrage in Britain, 1903-1928, and granting of women's suffrage in colonial territories, 1930-1962.
Women's Studies ArchiveVCU
Manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals, women's literature, journals, ephemera and other primary source materials focusing on the evolution of feminism throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, covering women's political activism and women's voices.