Founded in 1903, the Daily Mirror initially launched as a newspaper for women, run by women. It was not well received by the public so the format was changed to a more illustrative approach with prominent use of photography to appeal to a broader readership. During the 1930s the newspaper established its status as the paper of the ordinary working man, and by the 1950s it was the UK’s bestselling newspaper. Now the UK’s only mainstream, left-wing tabloid, the Daily Mirror provides a contrast to the more conservative leaning UK newspapers. As such, Mirror Historical Archive provides an ideal counterpoint for students and researchers looking to compare left-wing journalism to right-wing counterparts such as the Daily Mail.
An extensive collection of publications that were created (largely) by young people during the second half of the nineteenth century, with an array of material (including editorials, original short fiction, essays, poetry, and more) that provide a unique and often under-represented voice in research.
Encompassing more than 17,500 works of prose fiction written by Americans from the political beginnings of the United States through World War I, researchers can explore the development of American literature in a changing culture through novels, short stories, romances, fictitious biographies, travel accounts, and sketches.
This archive contains nearly 200 titles, starting in the Colonial era and moving through the Civil War and Reconstruction, and into the twentieth century. While the major issues are covered, the periodicals included go beyond general history into topics ranging from arts to industry.
Consisting of five parts, this series forms one of the largest collections of regional newspapers from the UK, providing an alternative voice to the major national newspapers. This project has digitized titles from England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales, providing over 200 years of rare documents.
Previously limited to microfilm or to those with access to the source libraries, this two-part series is one of the largest projects of its kind, providing access to the works of more than 1,000 authors that provide insight into the context surrounding centuries of literary achievement.
This series offers content covering high-level analysis and research on global events and issues from the Royal Institute of International Affairs, including unique access to thousands of hours of audio recordings of Chatham House lectures, and content covering every region of the world.
This series supports comparative approaches to the study of the Middle East and the Muslim world, supporting original research on Islamic religion, history, language, literature, and science – comprised of more than 400 years of books printed in Arabic and translations into European and Asian languages.
The archives in this series provide the largest and most comprehensive online historical archive of its kind, with fully searchable digitizations of every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom between the years 1701 and 1800.
The Economist has developed a reputation as the definitive source for leaders, opinion shapers, and decision-makers. This archive supports research in many subject areas beyond economics and policy, and it includes the special surveys and exportable economic indicators post-1983 into spreadsheets.
This innovative newspaper known for its alternative views compared to the other major newspapers, providing a different perspective compared to its more political rivals. It has maintained a unique position in British journalism, and this archive includes the full editions and supplements.
This archive has been crafted with the expert guidance of an international advisory board to support research into the history of native peoples from the sixteenth century into the twentieth century, through a diverse range of document types ranging from newspapers to census records.
This archive provides the full run of this daily paper from its launch as the New York Herald up until its rebranding as the New York Times International Edition, covering its evolution from the essential newspaper for the expatriate American to its focused reporting of international news.
Liberty published content from some of the most famous artists, authors, celebrities, and political figures of its time, and this archive features the complete run of the magazine, including more than 17,000 stories and articles, revealing the attitudes, lifestyles, and desires of inter-war America.
During the peak of the radio age, the BBC set a global standard in reporting and commentary, and network published transcripts in this weekly magazine. This archive provides rare access to the content of many early broadcasts and offers the BBC's perspective on the twentieth century.
This series features covers the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, covering almost every aspect of American and British law, and significant content covering other world regions. It complements the traditional study of law with books from the most influential legal writers throughout history.
This series offers materials covering worldwide issues and the forces that shaped our world today, including trade, exploration and colonization, politics, business and industry, and many more. It includes rare and hard to access materials and 400 years of content from the Goldsmith-Kress collection.
Aimed at a working-class mass-market audience, the Mirror became influential in shifting the course of British newspapers and journalism, starting the dominance of tabloids in the twentieth century—offering researchers a valuable left-wing, populist alternative to the major broadsheets.
From its founding in 1888, the National Geographic Society has become synonymous with rethinking the world as we know it. From the iconic National Geographic Magazine to hundreds of books, videos, and images, this series provides over 100 years of content from this world-leading publication.
The twelve archives in this series provide one of the most comprehensive resources on the “long nineteenth century”, sourced from the world's preeminent libraries and archives. Many of the documents scanned are rare and in delicate condition, which would be otherwise unavailable to researchers.
This project was undertaken in response to demand from scholarly communities, and the two resulting archives support researchers in almost every subject area. They contain well known publications alongside obscure documents, covering everything from hobby interests to issues of global importance.
This archive provides full-text content and images from numerous newspapers from urban and rural regions throughout the United States, from the political party newspapers at the beginning of the nineteenth century to the daily publications that shaped the nation by the end of the century.
The complete and fully searchable archive of the iconic newspaper which defined photojournalism and published some iconic pictures of the twentieth century, providing a unique visual record of some of the most turbulent years in the twentieth century, all digitized in high resolution and full colour.
This is one of the first archives on far-right and left political groups, containing content focused on political extremism and radical thought in the UK, Europe, Australia and North America. It contains over 600,000 pages, among them ephemera, and audio recordings with transcripts.
The first archive in this series, Public Health in Modern America, 1890–1970, examines the history of public health and the policy debates that ensued in the delivery of services at the national, state, and local levels, organized topically within their collections by subject categories.
This archive includes nearly 7,900 issues from all volumes of Punch, the world's most celebrated magazine of wit and satire. It contains Almanacks and special numbers, and in collaboration with Liverpool John Moore’s University, authorship has been attributed and made searchable using the ledgers.
Scanned from numerous collections, most notably the American Religions Collection at the University of California, Santa Barbara, this archive provides over 660,000 pages of content that follow the development of religions and religious movements born in the U.S. from 1820 to 1990.
This archive is based on Joseph Sabin's Bibliotheca Americana, which he produced over the course of nearly 60 years. The series consists of Monographs and Pamphlets to create a varied research resource, providing access to over 65,000 volumes in North, Central, and South America and the West Indies.
A well-known collection at the British Library, the original Burney volumes are in fragile condition and are restricted from reading-room use except as microfilm. This digitization includes more than 1,000 documents, allowing researchers to see the development of the newspaper as we know it today.
John Nichols was a printer, Master of the Stationers’ Company, biographer, and historian. Made in collaboration with the Bodleian Library, Oxford, this digitized archive contains over 150,000 pages of printed text and contains some of the most influential titles in British publishing history.
Covering a wide spectrum of interests related to the history of slavery with sources that are carefully reviewed by a renowned board of scholars, the thematically arranged archives in this series form one of the most ambitious projects on this broad and complex part of world history.
In partnership with America's foremost research and cultural institution, we provide a series of multidisciplinary archives that explore some of history’s biggest developments through public and private documents, including flight, industry, trade, and the backfile of Smithsonian Magazine.
This series of archives offers thematically organized collections focusing on the Civil War, the American Revolution, and slavery, providing research material on the individuals, perspectives, religions, political operations, and wars that have shaped the United States over the course of centuries.
The nineteenth-century run of this newspaper remains fairly inaccessible outside of this collection, while in the twentieth-century it built its reputation on providing hard-hitting investigative journalism, specialising in widely researched, long-term news stories by their innovative Insights department.
Once the world's largest-selling newspaper, this daily newspaper is generally cited by press historians as the start of a new era of journalism. It is one of the few newspapers that notably changed its political leaning, and has contributors including British Prime Ministers and senior politicians.
This archive provides access to the backfile of one of the world’s longest-running and most respected newspapers, including supplements and its early editions as the Daily Universal Register. A valuable multidisciplinary resource, it is one of the most cited newspapers in modern scholarship.
Offering access to over 120,000 pages of literary criticism, this archive gives access to some of the finest material written about world literature. The anonymous contributors pre-1974 have been attributed and are now searchable, which is not possible using the original documents.
Access previously classified federal records spanning the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, with new documents added each year. Sourced from all the presidential libraries and numerous executive agencies, it offers insight into the behind-the-scenes view of the highest level of American policy-making.
Covering large parts of the nineteenth- and twentieth-centuries, this series supports research into the social, political, and professional aspects of women’s lives, and offers insight into the pioneers of women’s history and their achievements, with focus on material created by women.
Manuscript materials are keyword and full-text searchable thanks to optical character recognition (OCR). Users can gain even more access to their research materials by downloading the OCR in a .txt format.
At request, Gale will deliver data and metadata associated with Gale Primary Sources collections for use in data mining and textual analysis, supporting the digital humanities as a growing area of scholarly research.
User-generated tags and annotations, Zotero compatability, and user accounts allow researchers to easily collect, cite, and group sources, tags, and annotations.