Primary Sources

European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection

As a collection and archive of writing representative of British Romantic and early Victorian writing and of Continental Romanticism, the Corvey Collection is unmatched. The Corvey Collection is especially strong in prose fiction, including Gothic and romance fiction issued by influential popular publishers like the Minerva Press (London).

Everyday Life and Women in America

Everyday Life and Women in America is an unparalleled resource providing immediate access to rare primary source material from the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History, Duke University and The New York Public Library. It comprises documents and images addressing 19th and early 20th century political, social and gender issues, religion, race, education, employment, marriage, sexuality, home and family life, health, and pastimes.

First World War

The First World War portal showcases a wealth of primary source material for the study of the Great War, complemented by a range of contextual secondary features.

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The Gale Primary Sources program combines dozens of historical archives covering hundreds of years of history. In this exhaustive resource you will find monographs, manuscripts, newspapers, maps, and photographs. Gale continues to make additional primary source collections available through the Gale Primary Sources cross-search experience.

Mapping the World

The Mapping the World: Maps and Travel Literature archive includes a myriad of maps representing the long nineteenth century and an extensive collection of European travel accounts which provide a sweeping glance of the travel narrative genre.

This is a part of the Nineteenth Century Collections Online.

Nineteenth Century Collections Online

Nineteenth Century Collections Online focuses on primary source collections of the long nineteenth century. These collections include:

Slavery and Anti-Slavery

Slavery & Anti-Slavery presents historical documents from several research collections on the transatlantic slave trade, the legal, personal, and economic aspects of the slavery system, and the dynamics of emancipation in the U.S., Latin America, the Caribbean, and other regions.

  Through the Camera Lens: The Moving Picture World and the Silent Cinema Era, 1907-1927

The Moving Picture World was a film trade publication which began on March 9, 1907, and appeared weekly until January 7, 1928. It set a standard for the broadest possible coverage, reviewed current releases and published news, features, and interviews relating to all aspects of the industry.

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