Database Trials

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African History and Culture, 1540-1921: Imprints from the Library Company of Philadelphia

More than 1,300 fully cataloged and searchable books, pamphlets, almanacs, broadsides and ephemera cover the history, peoples, and social and economic development of the African continent from the 16th century to the early 20th century. All areas of Africa and important adjacent regions are covered.

Nov 4, 2017
American Broadsides and Ephemera (1749-1900)

Full-color digital edition offers fully searchable facsimiles of 15,000 broadsides printed between 1820 and 1900 and 15,000 pieces of ephemera printed between 1749 and 1900. The remarkably diverse subjects of the broadsides in this collection range from contemporary accounts of the Civil War and natural disasters to government proclamations and town meeting reports.

Nov 3, 2017
Anthropological Fieldwork Online

This fully indexed, primary-source database unfolds the historical development of anthropology from a global perspective—with archival collections from North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific — including key field notebooks, images, and recordings of the early- to mid-20th century.

Oct 31, 2017
Black Authors, 1556-1922: Imprints from the Library Company of Philadelphia

More than 550 fully catalogued and searchable works by black authors from the Americas, Europe and Africa, expertly compiled by the curators of Afro-Americana Imprints collection, the largest existing collection of its kind. Includes personal narratives, autobiographies, histories, expedition reports, military reports, novels, essays, poems and musical compositions.

Nov 4, 2017
BroadwayHD Collection

This collection, available worldwide for educational streaming only from Alexander Street, will include streaming access to 25 premium performances of plays and musicals from the New York theatre scene.

Nov 3, 2017
Early Encounters in North America

Documents the relationships among peoples in North America from 1534 to 1850. The collection focuses on personal accounts and provides unique perspectives from all of the protagonists, including traders, slaves, missionaries, explorers, soldiers, native peoples, and officials, both men and women.

Oct 31, 2017
Ethnographic Sound Archives Online

The collection brings together 2,000 hours of audio recordings from field expeditions around the world, particularly from the 1960s through the 1980s—the dawn of ethnomusicology as a codified discipline.

Oct 31, 2017
North American Indian Thought and Culture
Oct 31, 2017
Performance Design Archive Online

An international collection that covers all aspects of theater production design, from the 17th century through to the present day, including, scenic and set design, lighting design, sound design, costume design, makeup, and more.

Oct 31, 2017
Race Relations in America

Primary source material (surveys, papers, audio recordings, and photographs) on the Civil Rights Movement, segregation, discrimination and racial theory in America during three pivotal decades (1943-1970) of the twentieth century. Digitized records from the Race Relations Department, which was a think tank based at Fisk University.

Nov 2, 2017
Twentieth Century Religious Thought Library

Covers over 200 leading thinkers and writers, offering scholarly and curated selections of foundational writings, contextual monographs, and archival content.

Oct 31, 2017
Women and Social Movements in Modern Empires since 1820

This database is a supplement to Women and Social Movements, International. It explores prominent themes in world history since 1820: conquest, colonization, settlement, resistance, and post-coloniality, as told through women’s voices.

Oct 31, 2017