- British Politics and Society – enables researches to explore topics like British domestic and foreign policy, trade unions, Chartism, utopian socialism and many others. This collection includes manuscripts, maps, drawings, newspaper articles, government correspondence etc
- European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection – a resource for romantic literature and historical studies. It covers a range of topics, including Romantic literary genres; the mutual influences of British, French and German Romanticism; women writers; the canon and many other subjects
- Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange – this collection allows you to explore in detail the history of British and US foreign policy and diplomacy; Asian political, economic and social affairs; the Philippine Insurrection; the Opium Wars; the Boxer Rebellion and many others
- British Theatre, Music, and the Arts: High and Popular Culture – this collection provides a detailed look at the state of the British art world and includes manuscripts and musical compositions as well as documents such as personal letters, annotated programs, meeting minutes and financial records
- Europe and Africa: Commerce, Christianity, Civilization, and Conquest – through a variety of government documents, political papers of prominent individuals and newspaper account you can trace the development of British strategic imperatives, French and Belgian desire for the expansion of trade and raw materials and Germany and Italy’s late entrance onto the imperial stage
- Photography: The World Through the Lens – Includes images from Britain, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas
- Science, Technology and Medicine, 1780-1925 – this collection features more than 3.5 million pages of journals, books, reports and personal documents that explore the rapid acceleration of scientific, technical and medical knowledge during the nineteenth century.
- Women: Transnational Networks – this collection focuses on issues at the intersection of gender and class from the late-eighteenth century to the era of suffrage in the early twentieth century all through a transnational perspective
The trial runs until 3rd April 2014 and is accessible from the Databases A-Z – select Nineteenth Century Collections Online where you can search all 9 archives simultaneously or select the specific archive you are interested in.
Try out this resource and let us know what you think. We’d be particularly interested to know which of the archives you found the most useful for your studies.