• American Philosophical Society

    American Philosophical Society logo

    The American Philosophical Society, the oldest learned society in the United States, was founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin for the purpose of “promoting useful knowledge.” In the 21st century we sustain this mission in three principal ways. We honor and engage leading scholars, scientists, and professionals through elected membership and opportunities for interdisciplinary, intellectual fellowship, particularly in our semi-annual Meetings. We support research and discovery through grants and fellowships, lectures, publications, prizes, exhibitions, and public education. We serve scholars through a research library of manuscripts and other collections internationally recognized for their enduring historic value. The American Philosophical Society’s current activities reflect the founder’s spirit of inquiry, provide a forum for the free exchange of ideas, and convey our conviction that intellectual inquiry and critical thought are inherently in the best interest of the public. Find out more: https://www.amphilsoc.org/


    Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Photography

    History of Photography

    Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Women and Transnational Networks

    History of Women

  • Boston Athenaeum

    Boston Athenaeum logo

    Founded in 1807, the Boston Athenæum is one of the oldest and most distinguished independent libraries and cultural institutions in the United States. It grew out of a slightly earlier organization known as the Anthology Society which had been formed in 1805 by a group of Bostonians with the primary purpose of producing a magazine that they called The Monthly Anthology and Boston Review. In creating the Boston Athenæum, their purpose was to form "an establishment similar to that of the Athenæum and Lyceum of Liverpool in Great Britain; combining the advantages of a public library [and] containing the great works of learning and science in all languages." The new Athenæum flourished in culture-starved Boston and, as it voraciously acquired books, art, and artifacts, it grew rapidly. In 1827, it added an Art Gallery and began a series of yearly exhibitions of American and European art. For nearly half a century the Athenæum was the unchallenged center of intellectual life in Boston, and by 1851, had become one of the largest libraries in the United States. Today its collections comprise over half a million volumes, with particular strengths in Boston history, New England state and local history, biography, English and American literature, and the fine and decorative arts. The Athenæum supports a dynamic exhibition program and sponsors a lively variety of events such as lectures and concerts. It also serves as a stimulating center for discussions among scholars, bibliophiles, and a variety of community-interest groups. Find out more: https://www.bostonathenaeum.org/about/mission-history


    Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Women and Transnational Networks

    History of Women

  • Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

    Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament logo

    CND campaigns non-violently to achieve British nuclear disarmament – to get rid of the Trident nuclear weapons system and stop its replacement. But we recognize that Britain’s nuclear weapons are only a small part of the problem, so we also campaign for a global nuclear weapons ban. Find out more: https://cnduk.org/who/


    Archives Unbound

    Archives of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament: Annual Reports, Minutes and other Records, 1958-1972

    Archives of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament: Annual Reports, Minutes and other Records, 1973-1980, and pamphlets and serial items, 1958-1980

    Archives of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament: Annual Reports, Minutes and other Records, pamphlets and serial items, 1981-1985

    Archives of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament: Pamphlets and Serials, 1985-1990 and Bruce Kent's Speeches and Articles, 1981-1989

  • Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives

    Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives logo

    The ArQuives aspires to be a significant resource and catalyst for those who strive for a future world where lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people are accepted, valued, and celebrated. We are a focal point for LGBTQ2+ history and outreach in Toronto, conducting tours and presentations to more than 1,800 people annually.  Over the years, our partnership with educators introduced thousands of youth to past and current LGBTQ2+ movements, struggles and achievements. We also have collaborative relationships with community organizations, academic centers, and other non-profits, and our archival material is regularly featured in exhibitions across Canada. Find out more: https://arquives.ca/


    Archives of Sexuality and Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part I

    International Gay and Lesbian Periodicals and Newsletters 

    Archives of Sexuality and Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part II

    International Vertical Files from the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives

    The Papers of Douglas Sanders and the Association for Social Knowledge (ASK)

    Periodicals from the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives 

    Posters from the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives

  • Congregational Library & Archives

    Congregational Library & Archives logo

    The Congregational Library began in 1853 when a small group of Boston clergymen donated 56 books from their personal collections. A century and a half later, it has become an internationally recognized resource for scholars, religious leaders, and local churches. Today the Congregational Library & Archives is a thriving center for researchers of all kinds, from professional historians to church members curious about their roots — anyone wanting to understand more about a religious tradition that has deeply informed American culture. The Congregational story is about ordinary people doing extraordinary things, beginning with the seventeenth-century Puritans and continuing on through nineteenth-century abolitionists and social reformers to the work of modern-day Congregational churches toward a just and open society. Find out more: http://www.congregationallibrary.org/about-us


    Archives Unbound

    Grassroots Civil Rights and Social Action: Council for Social Action

    Sunday School Movement and Its Curriculum


    Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Religion, Reform, and Society

    American Education Society

    American Home Missionary Society

    Boston City Mission Society Records

    Boston Seaman’s Friend Society Records

    Catherine Brown Papers

    Charles Turner Torrey Collection

    Congregational Home Missionary Society Records  

    Congregationalist Records, 1872-1906

    Corban Society Records

    Graham Society Records

    Massachusetts Congregational Charitable Society Records

    Pine Street Church Records 

    Selected Monographs from the American Congregational Library

    Selected Pamphlets from the American Congregational Library

  • Dr Williams's Library

    The Library was established by the will of Dr Daniel Williams, the leading London nonconformist minister of his day, who died in January 1716. He left instructions for his trustees to house his collection as a public library and to make it available to nonconformist ministers, tutors and students in the City of London. However the opening of the Library in Red Cross Street, Cripplegate, in 1730 was largely due to the selfless efforts of his trustees who contributed and raised the necessary funds to build and equip a separate library building.

    The collections were greatly enlarged over the years with many important gifts of books, manuscripts and portraits, so that Williams’s original benefaction of about 7600 books forms only a small part of the modern library which extends far beyond puritanism to cover Biblical subjects, church history, Byzantium and much more. The Library remained in Red Cross Street until 1865, when the Metropolitan Railway Company bought the library premises. The Library removed temporarily to No.8, Queen Square, and in 1873 to a new building in Grafton Street. In 1889 the Trustees acquired University Hall in Gordon Square, London, where the Library opened in 1890. The Library is still administered by an independent Trust, and receives no government or outside funding. Find out more: https://dwl.ac.uk/view.php?page=93


    Nineteenth Century Collections Online

    Presbyterian Fund Board

  • Folger Shakespeare Library

    Folger Shakespeare Library logo

    Folger Shakespeare Library is the world’s largest Shakespeare collection, the ultimate resource for exploring Shakespeare and his world. The Folger welcomes millions of visitors online and in person. We provide unparalleled access to a huge array of resources, from original sources to modern interpretations. With the Folger, you can experience the power of performance, the wonder of exhibitions, and the excitement of pathbreaking research. We offer the opportunity to see and even work with early modern sources, driving discovery and transforming education for students of all ages. Find out more: https://www.folger.edu/about


    Archives Unbound

    Shakespeare: Plays, Prompt Books


    British Literary Manuscripts Online

  • Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA)

    Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA) logo

    Gala is a centre for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ)  culture and education in South Africa. Our mission is to act as a catalyst for the production, preservation and dissemination of knowledge on the history, culture and contemporary experiences of LGBTIQ people. In recent years Gala has strengthened its commitment in areas such as education and movement-building. Through our different areas of work, Gala makes an important contribution to the achievement and development of the human rights of LGBTIQ people on the continent, and to social justice more broadly. Find out more: https://gala.co.za/


    Archives of Sexuality & Gender: International Perspectives on LGBTQ Activism and Culture

    African Women’s Life History Project

    Association of Bisexuals, Gays and Lesbians (ABIGALE) Papers, 1992 to 1996

    Balancing Act: South African Gay & Lesbian Youth Speak Out

    Gay and Lesbian Christian Outreach

    Gay and Lesbian Organisation of Pretoria (GLO-P)/ OUT LGBTI Wellbeing

    Gay and Lesbian Organization of the Witwatersrand (GLOW)

    Gay Christian Community (GCC) of Johannesburg

    Gender Dynamix (GDX)

    Joe Garmeson Papers, 1967 to 2000

    Joy Wellbeloved Collection

    Julia Nicol Photographic Collection, 1985 to 1999

    LEGATRA (Zambia) Collection - Alliance for the Defense of Lesbians, Gays and Transgender Persons' Basic Human Rights in Zambia

    Link/Skakel and EXIT Newspaper

    Mother City Queer Projects (MCQP)

    Papers of Lesbians and Gays Against Oppression (LAGO) and the Organisation of Lesbian and Gay Activists (OLGA), 1986 to 1994

    Peter Tatchell Collection

    Queer South African Magazines & Newspapers

    Renee Liddicoat Collection, ca. 1942 to 1962

    Sally Gross Collection

    Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG)

    Simon Nkoli Collection, 1977 to 1998

    Sistahs Kopanang

    Sodomy Trials, Cape Archives, 1828 to 1961

    Swaziland Collection, 1997

    Triangle Project Collection, 1982 to 2007

  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Historical Society

    Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Historical Society logo

    The GLBT Historical Society collects, preserves, exhibits and makes accessible to the public materials and knowledge to support and promote understanding of LGBTQ history, culture and arts in all their diversity. We believe that knowledge of our diverse LGBTQ past is an invaluable resource for understanding the challenges of the present and inspiring dreams for a future of greater social justice. We appreciate the importance of LGBTQ history for building community and promoting connection. We support debate, dialogue, and discussion about the LGBTQ past as a way to educate, inspire, and empower LGBTQ people and our allies in building our future. Find out more: https://www.glbthistory.org/overview-mission


    Archives Unbound

    Homophile Movement: Papers of Donald Stewart Lucas, 1941-1976

    Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin: Beyond the Daughters of Bilitis

    Phyllis Lyon, Del Martin and the Daughters of Bilitis

    Politics, Social Activism and Community Support: Selected Gay and Lesbian Periodicals and Newsletters


    Archives of Sexuality & Gender: International Perspectives on LGBTQ Activism and Culture (Part I)

    Gay and Lesbian Community, Support, and Spirit: Selected Newsletters and Periodicals

    Gay and Lesbian Politics and Social Activism: Selected Newsletters and Periodicals

    Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin: Beyond the Daughters of Bilitis

    Phyllis Lyon, Del Martin and the Daughters of Bilitis

    The Homophile Movement: Papers of Donald Stewart Lucas, 1941-1976

    Archives of Sexuality & Gender: International Perspectives on LGBTQ Activism and Culture (Part II)

    Asian/Pacific AIDS Coalition (APAC) Records

    Bob Davis Collection

    John Kyper Collection of Gay Liberation Ephemera & Publications

    Martin Meeker Collection

    National Transgender Library Collection

    Randy Burns Papers

    The Allan Berube Papers

    Transgender San Francisco Collection

    Wide Open Town History Project Records

    Will Roscoe Papers and Gay American Indians Records

    Women's Studies: Issues and Identities

    Grassroots Feminist Organizations, Part 0002: San Francisco Women's Building / Women's Centers, 1972-1998

  • George Eastman House Library

    George Eastman House Library logo

    The Richard and Ronay Menschel Library at the George Eastman Museum is an internationally renowned research collection of books, periodicals, and other materials on photography and moving images. The library offers comprehensive, international, up-to-date materials on the history of photography, from daguerreotypes to digital images. Monographs and exhibition catalogues of the work of well-known photographers are available, as well as self-published photobooks by emerging contemporary artists. Holdings include many books on the historical, theoretical, and social aspects of photography, and on the use of the medium in journalism, advertising, and industry. Photographic technique is thoroughly documented in manuals, equipment catalogues, and scientific reports. Reference works, including dictionaries, guides, and auction catalogues, are available. Periodicals range from scholarly journals to mass-market magazines. Find out more: https://www.eastman.org/richard-and-ronay-menschel-library


    Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Photography

    Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Women and Transnational Networks

  • Historical Society of Pennsylvania

    Historical Society of Pennsylvania logo

    The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, founded in 1824, is one of the nation’s largest archives of historical documents. We are proud to serve as Philadelphia’s Library of American History, with over 21 million manuscripts, books, and graphic images encompassing centuries of US history. HSP serves more than 4,000 on-site researchers annually and millions more around the globe who use its online resources. HSP is also a leading center for the documentation and study of ethnic communities and immigrant experiences in the 20th century, and one of the largest family history libraries in the country. Through educator workshops, research opportunities, public programs and lectures throughout the year, we strive to make history relevant and exhilarating to all. Find out more: https://www.portal.hsp.org/about-us


    Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers

  • Idaho State Historical Society

    Idaho Historical Society logo

    The Idaho State Historical Society is a trusted guide through the state’s history and how it has shaped every aspect of our lives, our land, our communities, our government and our people.  Created in 1881 and established as a state agency in 1907, the Idaho State Historical Society (ISHS) is an extraordinary system of cultural and historic resources comprised of the Idaho State Museum, Idaho State Archives, Idaho State Historic Preservation Office, Old Idaho Penitentiary and Historic Sites Program.

    ISHS preserves and provides access to irreplaceable state-owned historic collections, including prehistoric, historic and state artifacts; photographs, maps, manuscripts and architectural drawings; territorial, county, city, and state government records. Find out more: https://history.idaho.gov/about/


    Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers

  • Interdenominational Theological Center

    Interdenominational Theological Center logo

    The Interdenominational Theological Center was chartered in 1958 through the mutual efforts of four seminaries that came together to form one school of theology, in cooperation as an ecumenical cluster. The collaborative later added two additional schools and today houses five seminaries and an ecumenical fellowship. ITC is the world’s only graduate theology program with this unique model that is exclusively African American but inclusive to all. all people. The Sealantic Fund, established by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. to support theological education, was a major source of financial support. In 1959, there were 21 faculty members and 97 students in ITC. The new institution occupied the Gammon campus until its own facilities were completed in 1961. Find out more: https://www.itc.edu/about/history/


    Slavery and Anti-Slavery: Age of Emancipation

  • Kansas State Historical Society

    Kansas State Historical Society logo

    The Kansas Historical Society, established in 1875, is a state agency. Designated as the trustee of the state in 1879 and as the repository of official government records in 1905, the Historical Society collects and preserves the story of Kansas history. During the past century, the Historical Society's role expanded beyond its original emphasis on collecting and publishing research. Today the Society continues these fundamental activities and has added a broad array of interpretive and educational programs that combine with historic sites, technical assistance, and field service programs. Through collections, exhibits, programs, and services, the Society enriches the lives of thousands and serves in understanding and valuing the heritage of Kansas. Find out more: https://www.kshs.org/kansapedia/kansas-historical-society/12118


    Gale World Scholar: Latin America and the Caribbean

    Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers

  • Kinsey Institute

    Kinsey Institute logo

    On April 8, 1947, Dr. Alfred Kinsey and his research team incorporated as the Institute for Sex Research. ISR had two primary goals: to continue the team's research on human sexual behavior; and to administer research resources, including research materials, a library, case histories, and other related materials. In 1981, 25 years after Dr. Kinsey's death, the Institute for Sex Research was renamed The Kinsey Institute for Sex Research.

    The Kinsey Institute Collections encompass print materials, film and video, fine art, artifacts, photography, and archives. The Institute has collected publications, objects, art, and data from six continents. Its holding span more than 2,000 years of human history, and run the gamut of technologies—from ink on paper, to microforms and CD-ROMs. Find out more: https://kinseyinstitute.org/about/index.php


    Archives of Sexuality & Gender: Sex and Sexuality, Sixteenth through Twentieth Centuries

  • Lambda Archives of San Diego

    Lambda Archives of San Diego logo

    The mission of the Lambda Archives of San Diego is to collect, preserve, and share the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people in San Diego, Northern Baja California and Imperial County region.  Although most of the collections date to post-1970, there are original materials dating back to the 1930s. History is best reflected in the records and cultural artifacts of those people who are directly involved in its events. Lambda Archives is dedicated to preserving and interpreting this important historical material and making it available for learning. 

    Lambda Archives of San Diego views all aspects of LGBTQ+ life as important to the understanding of our communities’ values, interests and issues. To this end, LASD actively seeks to acquire and preserve materials that reflect the diversity of our communities. Find out more: https://lambdaarchives.org/home/about/


    Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part II

  • Lesbian Herstory Archives

    Lesbian Herstory Archives logo

    The Lesbian Herstory Archives exists to gather, preserve and provide access to records of Lesbian lives and activities. Doing this also serves to uncover and document our Herstory previously denied to us by patriarchal historians in the interests of the culture that they served. The existence of the Archives will thus enable current and future generations to analyze and reevaluate the Lesbian experience.

    We encourage lesbians to record their experiences and to donate to the Archives any materials that are relevant to their lives: we collect books, magazines, journals, news clippings (from established, Feminist and Lesbian media), bibliographies, photos, herstorical information, t-shirts, tapes, films, diaries, oral herstories, poetry and prose, biographies, autobiographies, notices of events, posters, graphics, zines, unpublished papers, organizational records and other memorabilia and references to our lives. Find out more: https://lesbianherstoryarchives.org/about/


    Archives of Sexuality & Gender: International Perspectives on LGBTQ Activism and Culture

    Geographic Files (aka "Lesbians in…") from the Lesbian Herstory Archives

    Organization Files from the Lesbian Herstory Archives

    Archives of Sexuality and Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part I

    Herstory Archive: Feminist Newspapers

    Lesbian Herstory Archives Newsletter Collection

    Lesbian Herstory Archives: Subject Files 

    LGBTQ Newspapers and Periodicals Collection from the Lesbian Herstory Archives

  • Manchester Historical Society

    Manchester Historical Society logo

    The Manchester Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to education and preservation. We hope you have an opportunity to visit our museums and attend our open houses, history walks, exhibits, lectures, and tours of our historic properties for adults and children. It educates the public about the history of Manchester, Connecticut; collects, preserves, interprets, and exhibits information and artifacts about the town and its diverse population, and advocates for the preservation of significant historic resources.

    The Manchester Historical Society will be the premier resource for information about the history and heritage of Manchester, Connecticut that includes the Native American culture and the growth of the agricultural, industrial and suburban communities of the Northeast. It will attract visitors of all ages from around the country to its exhibitions and programs. Its efforts will reflect the diversity of the community and will remain connected to the community. Find out more: http://www.manchesterhistory.org/MHS3_About.html


    Nineteenth Century Collections Online: British Politics and Society

  • Massachusetts Historical Society

    Massachusetts Historical Society logo

    Founded in 1791, the Massachusetts Historical Society is an invaluable resource for American history, life, and culture. Its extraordinary collections tell the story of America through millions of rare and unique documents, artifacts, and irreplaceable national treasures.


    The MHS collections are particularly well-known for extensive holdings of personal papers from three presidents: John Adams, John Quincy Adams, and Thomas Jefferson. The collections contain many famous documents including Paul Revere's own account of his famous ride and Abigail Adams’s famous "Remember the Ladies” letter to John Adams, where she advocates for the rights of women to be included in the founding of the United States. In addition, the MHS holds several imprints of the Declaration of Independence, and Thomas Jefferson's architectural drawings, among many other treasures. Find out more: https://www.masshist.org/about


    Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Religion, Reform and Society

    Brook Farm Records

    Caroline Wells Healey Dall Papers 

    Catharine Maria Sedgwick Papers

    Papers of George Ripley 

    Religious Union of Associationists Records

    Theodore Parker Papers 

    William Ellery Channing Papers 

  • The National Women's History Project

    In 1980, the National Women’s History Project (NWHP) was founded in Santa Rosa, California by Molly Murphy MacGregor, Mary Ruthsdotter, Maria Cuevas, Paula Hammett, and Bette Morgan to broadcast women’s historical achievements. The NWHP started by leading a coalition that successfully lobbied Congress to designate March as National Women’s History Month, now celebrated across the land. Since, the beginning, the project has established the theme for women’s history each year and provided resources and materials for education and celebration of the women honored.

    In 2018, the project transitioned to the National Women’s History Alliance (NWHA) to better support the study and celebration of women’s history all year long. The NWHA continues to employ the collaborative spirit of the original project and works with women’s history organizations throughout the country to ensure that the incredible contributions of women are remembered and celebrated. Today, NWHA is known nationally as the only clearinghouse providing information and training in multicultural women’s history for educators, community organizations, and parents-for anyone wanting to expand their understanding of women contributions to U. S. history. Find out more: https://nationalwomenshistoryalliance.org/our-history/


    Women's Studies Archive: Issues and Identities

  • ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives

    ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives logo

    ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries is the largest repository of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) materials in the world. Founded in 1952, ONE Archives currently houses over two million archival items including periodicals, books, film, video and audio recordings, photographs, artworks, organizational records, and personal papers. ONE Archives has been a part of the University of Southern California Libraries since 2010. Find out more: https://one.usc.edu/about


    Archives of Sexuality and Gender, Part II

    ACT UP Los Angeles Records

    Asian Pacific Lesbians and Gays (A/PLG) Records

    Dan Siminoski Collection on Federal Bureau of Investigation Surveillance of Gays and Lesbians

    Gay and Lesbian Alliance at Stanford University Records

    Imperial Courts Collection

    J. David Latham Psychological Surveys

    Jim Kepner Papers

    Los Angeles City College Gay and Lesbian Student Union Records

    Manuel boyFrank Papers

    Periodicals from ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives

    Robert Rosenkrantz Letters

    Twice Blessed Collection

  • Pennsylvania Prison Society

    Since 1787, the Pennsylvania Prison Society has worked to ensure humane prison and jail conditions and advocate for sensible criminal justice policies. In the age of mass incarceration, this mission is more relevant than ever. The Society is the oldest organization in the country dedicated to sensible and humane criminal justice. Today the Society advocates for systemic policy change, responds to the concerns of inmates and their families, provides subsidized bus service for Philadelphia families visiting loved ones incarcerated in different parts of the state, and provides assistance to individuals returning home from incarceration. Find out more: https://www.prisonsociety.org/about_us


    Crime, Punishment, and Popular Culture, 1790–1920

    Journal of Prison Discipline and Philanthropy, 1845-1920

  • Presbyterian Historical Society

    Presbyterian Historical Society logo

    Organized in 1852, the Presbyterian Historical Society is the oldest denominational archives in the United States and serves as the national archives for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and its predecessor denominations. PHS exists to collect, preserve, and share the story of the American Presbyterian and Reformed experience with Presbyterians, the scholarly community, and the general public.

    The society’s holdings include more than 250,000 titles reflecting the history of the Presbyterian tradition in America and over 30,000 cubic feet of official records and personal papers. These include records of congregations, presbyteries, synods, and General Assembly agencies of the current and some predecessor Presbyterian and Reformed denominations in America.

    These records are supplemented by the personal papers (including correspondence, diaries, and photographs) of significant Presbyterians and ecumenists, with a particular emphasis on mission history in this country and abroad. The society also serves as the archives for ecumenical organizations including the Federal and National Council of Churches, the American Sunday School Union, and Religious News Service. Find out more: https://www.history.pcusa.org/about


    Archives Unbound

    American Indian Correspondence: Presbyterian Historical Society Collection of Missionaries' Letters, 1833-1893

    Evangelism  in Africa: Correspondence of the Board of Foreign Missions, 1835-1910

    Evangelism and the Syria-Lebanon Mission: Correspondence of the Board of Foreign Missions, 1869-1910

    Evangelism in India: Correspondence of the Board of Foreign Missions, 1833-1910

    Evangelism in Japan: Correspondence of the Board of Foreign Missions, 1859-1911

    Evangelism in Korea: Correspondence of the Board of Foreign Missions, 1884-1911

    Evangelism in China: Correspondence of the Board of Foreign Missions, 1837-1911

    Evangelism in Thailand: Correspondence of the Board of Foreign Missions, 1840-1910

    Evangelism in Iran: Correspondence of the Board of Foreign Missions, 1847-1911

    Evangelism in Latin America: Correspondence of the Board of Foreign Missions, 1854-1911

    Evangelism in Philippines: Correspondence of the Board of Foreign Missions, 1898-1910


    Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Religion, Reform, and Society

    Home Mission Monthly

    The Africo-American Presbyterian

    The Christian Statesman

    The Methodist

    Slavery and Anti-Slavery: Age of Emancipation

    Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Board of Missions for Freedmen Annual Reports, 1866-1923

  • The Royal Literary Fund

    The archive of the Royal Literary Fund contains tens of thousands of documents dating from the Fund’s foundation by David Williams in 1790 through the present day. It is a unique and valuable resource for studying both the lives of specific writers and the history of authorship in Britain. Materials dating from between 1790 and the mid-twentieth century are deposited on loan at the British Library; these materials have been fully catalogued to facilitate access. Find out more: https://www.rlf.org.uk/home/the-rlf-archive/


    Nineteenth Century Collections Online


  • The Salvation Army

    The Salvation Army logo

    The Salvation Army began on the streets of East London in 1865 when Methodists, William and Catherine Booth, abandoned the traditional concept of a church pulpit to take God’s word directly to the people. The Booths preached and lived out a doctrine of practical Christianity — soup, soap and salvation — to encourage both social and spiritual transformation among society’s most vulnerable and marginalised people.

    The challenges people were facing in the late 19th Century — homelessness, addiction, loneliness and unemployment — are much the same as today. The Salvation Army has continued its founders work, tackling issues and working at the heart of communities to offer practical help, unconditional assistance and support to transform lives. Today, The Salvation Army is a church and charity that is active in virtually every corner of the world and serves in more than 130 countries offering God’s hope and love to all those in need without discrimination. Find out more: https://www.salvationarmy.org.uk/about-us/our-history


    Nineteenth Century U.K. Periodicals: Empire

  • Smithsonian Libraries

    Smithsonian Libraries logo

    The network of 21 specialized research libraries that make up the Smithsonian Libraries provide the Institution’s museums and research centers with resources and services that are as diverse and deep as the collections, exhibits, and scholarship they support. They truly span the range of scientific and cultural pursuits of humanity from aerospace, anthropology, and art history to business history and botany, cultural history, design, philately, zoology, and much, much more.

    Individually each of these libraries is among the world’s greatest repositories of knowledge for the specialized fields they support. Collectively they are among America’s greatest scientific and cultural treasures. They belong to the nation, and through their expanding on-line presence and digitization initiatives more and more people from across the country and around the world are able to access their vast resources. Find out more: https://library.si.edu/about-us


    Smithsonian Collections Online: Air & Space and Smithsonian Magazine


    Smithsonian Collections Online: Evolution of Flight, 1784-1991

    Air Commerce Bulletins, 1929-1939

    Bulletin of Information

    Correspondence of Octave Chanute

    Official Guide of the Airways

    Reports and Papers of the Civil Aeronautics Board/Civil Aeronautics Board Authority

    Reports and Papers of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics

    Samuel P. Langley Papers

    Selected National Air and Space Museum Library  Periodicals

    The Bella C. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Sheet Music

    U.S. Air Services


    Smithsonian Collections Online: Trade Literature and the Merchandizing of Industry

    National Museum of American History Library Trade Literature Collection


    Smithsonian Collections Online: World's Fairs and Expositions

    Books of the Fairs: From the Holdings of the Smithsonian Libraries

    Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum, 1867-1940

    World's Fairs titles in the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Library

    World's Fairs titles in the Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology

  • World Jewish Relief

    World Jewish Relief logo

    We are the British Jewish community’s international humanitarian agency. Inspired by Jewish values, we empower people in poverty to live with dignity, self-reliance and hope. We support the world’s poorest Jewish communities, predominantly in Eastern Europe, because kol arayvim zeh la’zeh – all Jews are responsible for one another. We work beyond our community, inspired by the Jewish values of caring for the stranger and recognising the dignity and potential of all people. Find out more:https://www.worldjewishrelief.org/about-us


    Refugees, Relief, and Resettlement