Digitised primarily from the British Foreign Office Files FO 17 series, together with several volumes of law officers’ reports from the FO 83 series, this archive is a continuation of Imperial China and the West Part I, 1815–1881. It provides scholars with valuable insight and detail into every aspect of Chinese-Western relations from 1865 to 1905, ranging from diplomacy to trade and economy, politics, military, Chinese emigration, law, and translation and language studies.
Unique for its high level of centralisation and interdepartmental communication, the British intelligence and security services reached every corner of the world during a century of global conflicts, high-stakes diplomacy, and political upheaval. The files cover the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) and place the all-important work of signals intelligence in the Second World War alongside the central machinery of intelligence at the Cabinet Office. This unique archive provides extensive detail on the work of GCHQ, vital for the study of military history, intelligence and security, international politics and diplomacy of the twentieth century, and the global history of World War II.
This collection provides the near-complete papers of the first organisation to address Native American interests and rights. Newly digitised, it thoughtfully illustrates and contextualises the story of Indigenous peoples in the United States and Canada with a depth and breadth of content that is unprecedented. Because of the source’s origins in the late 1800s, a portion of the correspondence is handwritten. Gale’s handwritten text recognition (HTR) technology enables full-text searching of the early history of the Indian Rights Association.
Digitised for the first time, this unique collection of legal works brings together records and briefs from 1891 to 1950 for those cases that have most influenced research in modern American law and legal history. The Making of Modern Law: Landmark Records and Briefs of the U.S. Courts of Appeals, Part II: 1891–1950 aims to address questions concerning the administration of justice; the adversary process; and the developing relationship between law and the social sciences, humanities, and sciences.
This fourth installment of the Women’s Studies Archive program focuses on individual women and organisations around the world who have broken new paths in society through business, social reform, popular culture, health care, and more. Highlights include contributions of African American women trailblazers; nursing journals from around the world, including Britain, Australia, Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean; popular magazines from Australia and New Zealand; and collections concerning the supernatural and crime.
Over the coming months we’re hoping to make some changes to ECCO. One of our goals is to remediate the OCR text for approximately 10% of the corpus: we want it to be the most useful content to users. Based on usage analysis and key research trends, we have identified specific areas to focus on, including (but not limited to):
Far-Right Groups in America - What might surprise you about the archive?
Studying archives is intended to better our understanding of the past but Far-Right Groups in America goes beyond that to explain the political and societal thinking of the present. The rise of polarised politics as well as the resurgence of radical right-wing movements in Western democracies in the last ten years means Far-Right Groups in America fully supports researchers concerned with mainstream politics and how the attitudes, opinions and tolerances evolve over time. In addition a unique feature of this collection is the inclusion of audio recordings. In addition to the variety of political ephemera, The James Aho collection from Idaho State University, also includes 254 audio recordings. These include sermons, interviews and lecturers from the 1970s and 1980s considered to be, or concerning far-right extremism.
This archive provides a near-complete record of the efforts of the first organization to address Native American interests and rights. This collection contains incoming and outgoing correspondence; organizational records; printed material (including early pamphlets and publications both by the Indian Rights Association and other American Indian and Indian-related organizations); Indian Rights Association annual reports; draft legislation; administrative files, the papers of Indian Rights Association founder Herbert Welsh, photographs (often from Western field trips), materials from the Council on Indian Affairs, and manuscripts and research notes regarding social and cultural Indian traditions.
Founded in 1882, The Indian Rights Association became one of the best-known nongovernmental organizations in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century to support American Indians. Founded by White philanthropists, the Indian Rights Association exemplifies the troubling history and the transformation over time of White-Indian alliances over the course of the twentieth century. Like other White-led organizations, the Indian Rights Association adopted the paternalistic, assimilationist views current at the turn of the century, advocating for detribalization as the most effective means of improving the economic and social status of American Indians in the United States. At the same time, the Association also served as one of the first watchdog organizations to report on and expose the abuses of civil servants assigned by the federal government to work with American Indian communities. In time, the Indian Rights Association would relinquish its assimilationist views, ally itself with new, sometimes Indian-run, organizations such as the Society of American Indians, the National Indian Defense Association, and the Association on American Indian Affairs.
The Indian Rights Association would gain recognition among non-Indian audiences and legislators in Washington, D.C., as a key source of information on American Indians affairs. Although the organization in its early years advocated policies that ultimately had adverse impacts on American Indian communities, it also regularly combated myths and half-truths that regularly formed the basis of legislation and policy affecting American Indians. The Indian Rights Association sought to remedy this lack of reliable information among U.S. government officials and the general population through pamphlets, newsletters, reports, and much else.
The organization began by employing its own agents to tour Indian reservations, where they record information on local conditions that served as background material for legislation as well as a source of the independent evaluation of the work of employees of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Over the century of its existence, the activities of the Indian Rights Association included:
The collection features briefs (appellants’, appellees’, reply, amicus), appendices, memoranda, petitions, transcripts, and more from all Courts of Appeals, including these major circuits:
The circuits/collections are the same for Part I and Part II, since there are only 10 circuits plus the District of Columbia circuit. All new content has been added to the existing circuits/collections.
REVIEW OF KEY FEATURES
To support the research needs of legal scholars, we have built support for the following search fields:
Researchers can also:
This release is part of our ongoing enhancements to the user experience - and we are sharing a Preview Experience within the current interface.
The updated tools offer new functionality to address user feedback, focusing on the need to move between distant and close reading. This includes interactive visualizations and inspect panels that allow the examination of high-level patterns across content sets, and then the ability to drill down to both grouped and individual documents for close reading. For example, a new Parts of Speech group by capability lets customers compare parts of speech across authors, content types, document types, publishers, and source libraries in a customizable column layout.
With this release, the following tools and sections will join Sentiment Scores, NER, and Ngrams tools in the Preview Experience that is still under development:
Topic Modeling: Topics and Topic Proportions
Parts of Speech
The Enfer (“hell”) collection from the Bibliothèque nationale de France is one of the most storied and sought-after private case collections in the world. First created in the 1830s, it contains erotic content dating from 1531 to 2012 that was considered contrary to public morality.
Historically restricted access to the collection means the material is well preserved and can now be accessed digitally worldwide, allowing in-depth study of what was once considered the darker side of gender and sexuality.
Hear from Marie-Françoise Quignard, Honorary Curator of the collection, as she explains the name "Enfer," provides a deep dive into some of the fascinating texts, comments on how the collection (and attitudes towards it) have evolved over time, and finishes by explaining why this collection is of such interest and value to researchers.
We are pleased to announce the launch of the first phase of Learning Centers for Gale Primary Sources. Now available in 12 products, the Learning Centers support teaching and learning with digital primary sources.
Built with the student researcher in mind, the goal of the Learning Centers is to orient new users with the content and topics available in our unique digital archives; spark inspiration for new research topics; and provide guidance and best practices for searching, browsing, citing, and reusing primary sources. The Learning Centers provide an all-in-one instructional tool that helps students get acclimated with a primary source database.
Crime, Punishment, and Popular Culture, 1790–1920
Daily Mail Historical Archive, 1896–2016
International Herald Tribune Historical Archive 1887–2013
Mirror Historical Archive, 1903–2000
Public Health Archives: Public Health in Modern America, 1890–1970
Punch Historical Archive, 1841–1992
Refugees, Relief, and Resettlement: Forced Migration and World War II
Religions of America
Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Burney Newspapers Collection
Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Nichols Newspapers Collection
The Telegraph Historical Archive, 1855–2016
The Times Digital Archive, 1785–2019