The digitised archive of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
NAACP Papers: Board Of Directors, Annual Conferences, Major Speeches, And National Staff Files: ProQuest’s digitisation of the NAACP Papers begins with the central organizational records: thousands of pages documenting important meetings, monthly reports to the board of directors, and the association’s annual conferences. This module also collects special reports by NAACP officers and committees on issues including the Ku Klux Klan, discrimination in public employment, the depiction of Blacks in motion pictures, economic equality, the church and civil rights and the changing attitudes of Black youth.
NAACP Papers: The NAACP’s Major Campaigns— Education, Voting, Housing, Employment, Armed Forces: The Education files in this module document the systematic assault on segregated education that culminated in Brown v. Board of Education in 1954. Fighting for voting rights was one of the NAACP’s earliest major campaigns; the 1916-1950 files document the NAACP’s campaign against the “white primary,” discriminatory registration practices and the “grandfather clause.” The armed forces portion of this module is an exceptionally rich documentary source on African American military service between 1918 and the early 1950s.
Access hundreds of free e-books about aeronautics, science and space history via this NASA webpage. These books were placed online over the last decade and show how central the space program was during the 20th century. Besides regularly offering access to new publications, the NASA webpage also offers access to out-of-print books, and recently digitised series from the NASA Headquarters Historical Reference Collection via the new NASA HQ Historical Reference Collection.
Managed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), this database contains details of books, articles, conference papers and reports on various aspects of international education from publishers in Australia and abroad.
This index covers nearly all Chinese newspaper and periodical resources published from 1833 to the present. It includes Late Qing Dynasty Periodical Full-text Database (1833～1911), Chinese Periodical Full-text Database (1911～1949), The North-China Daily News & Herald Newspapers and Hong Lists (1850～1951) and more.
Nature is a weekly international journal publishing the finest peer-reviewed research in all fields of science and technology on the basis of its originality, importance, interdisciplinary interest, timeliness, accessibility, elegance and surprising conclusions. Nature also provides rapid, authoritative, insightful and arresting news and interpretation of topical and coming trends affecting science, scientists and the wider public.
A music streaming service primarily for classical music but also has Jazz, Blues, World, Folk, Contemporary Instrumental, Pop, Rock, and Spoken word. The Library’s coverage includes music notes, cover artwork, track-lists, instrumentation, publisher information, libretti, and synopses of more than 700 operas. Naxos also provides composer and artist biographies, definitions of musical terms, and analyses of selected compositions.
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The Archives contains over four thousand Ming (1368-1644) documents and more than three hundred thousand volumes of Ch’ing (1644-1911) archival materials, including imperial decrees, edicts, memorials, tribute document, examination questions, examination papers, rosters of successful examination candidates, documents from the offices of the Grand Secretariat, documents from the offices for book compilation, and old documents from Mukden. Memorials make up the bulk these documents.
The New Oxford Shakespeare presents an entirely new consideration of all of Shakespeare's works, containing Modern Critical Edition (Modern spelling for reading and study), Critical Reference Edition (Original spelling for literary and bibliographic research), and Authorship Companion (Essays on questions of authorship and chronology across the Shakespearean canon).
This dictionary contains entries written by the world’s most influential economists, including Nobel Laureates. In addition to "classic" and foundational articles, it also includes entries on topical issues such as health economics and the economics of the Internet.
Encyclopaedia of antiquity with detailed coverage of the ancient world from the prehistory of the Aegean to late antiquity (600-800 CE). It features the complete sets of both Metzler's Der neue Pauly and Brill’s New Pauly, with regular updates when new translations become available. It contains German entries and indices accessible through English.
The Historical New York Times with Index provides search capability using subject terms and topics for focused and targeted results in combination with searchable full text, full page, and article-level images from the Historical New York Times. Coverage is from 1851 to 2018.
This collection contains records compiled by the United Society Partners in Gospel (USPG), a UK-based Anglican missionary organisation that operates around the world. From the 18th to the early-20th century, the USPG went by the name of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (SPG).
Anglican missionaries first arrived in New Zealand and Polynesia in the 17th century, their mission was to spread the gospel to the indigenous Māori and Polynesian people. The arrival of Europeans disrupted traditional ways of life.
This collection includes letters, journals and supplementary material composed by the SPG’s New Zealand and Polynesian branches during the period 1838-1958. These documents contain a wealth of information, including: progress of the mission, relations with the indigenous Polynesians, the geography of the land, and insights into how monetary grants were spent.
Provides access to full text articles from major Japanese newspapers since 1985. It also gives access to real-time news; financial market updates, and corporate data on a wide range of Japan's listed and unlisted companies.
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Throughout the nineteenth century, pamphlets were an important means of public debate, covering the key political, social, technological, and environmental issues of their day. Nineteenth Century British Pamphlets, created by Research Libraries UK (RLUK), contains the most significant British pamphlets from the nineteenth century held in research libraries in the United Kingdom.
Providing access to over a million pages of primary source newspaper content from the 19th century, the collection features full text content and images from numerous newspapers across the United States. It depicts American culture and daily life with an emphasis on the American Civil War, African-American culture and history, western migration and Antebellum era life.
Parliamentary Papers are the most detailed primary source for nineteenth-century Britain, its colonies, and the wider world. They are the working documents of government for all areas of social, political, economic, and foreign policy. They influenced public opinion and social and political philosophy, and provided a forum for the ideas of hundreds of thinkers, among them Jenner, Arnold, Trollope, Mill, Faraday, Babbage, Telford, and Brunel. This comprehensive collection includes all of the papers issued by the House of Commons between 1801-1900 in all formats, including: bills, reports of Royal Commissions, reports of select committees, accounts and papers and command papers.
From a British, European and Commonwealth perspective, these files allows the researcher to assess Nixon's handling of numerous Cold War crises, his administration's notable achievements, as well as his increasingly controversial activities and unorthodox use of executive powers culminating in Watergate and his resignation.
The English language newspaper, North China Herald, is the prime source for the history of the foreign presence in China from around 1850 to the 1940s. Published in Shanghai, it was the official journal for British consular notifications and announcements of the Shanghai Municipal Council.
Beginning at the end of World War II and continuing through the Cold War period and beyond, tools of radioactive, chemical, and biological warfare played a role in many of the 20th century's most significant events. From the Cuban missile crisis to the Gulf War, the development, proliferation, and containment of weapons of mass destruction shaped technology, international conflicts, politics, and more. This collection of primary source documents was curated by a U.S. government organization that became part of the CIA as part of a program monitoring media from around the world and translating the material into English.
A collection of free legal databases of New Zealand case law, legislation, journals and other legal materials pertinent to the New Zealand jurisdiction. It is a source of reported and unreported cases and is linked to other Legal Information Institute pages including AustLII and WorldLII.