New Digital Collections for Fall, 2022

Newspapers and Periodicals

  • ProQuest Historical Ottawa Citizen: 1865-2010. Includes the weekly edition for the years 1851-1865, and its preceding title, the Packet (1846-1851).
  • ProQuest Historical Toronto Star: 1894-2019.
  • ProQuest Historical Leftist Newspapers and Periodicals: Over 100 twentieth century publications, with a few outliers (one nineteenth century title, and a few post-2000). The bulk are communist or socialist periodicals published in the United States, Britain, and Ireland.
  • British Periodicals, Module IV: Module IV continues the preceding module’s emphasis on the twentieth century, with nine new titles: The Field (1853-2005), a monthly for hunters and outdoors enthusiasts; the Tribune (1937-2005), an unofficial weekly of the Labour Party;  The Highway (1903-1959), a monthly devoted to improving the lives of working class readers; War Weekly (1939-1941); The Marvel (1893-1922), a weekly for boys with an emphasis on wholesome literature; Top Spot (1958-1960), a weekly for young men; and three general interest magazines: Answers to Correspondents (1888-1955); Wide World Magazine (1898-1965); and Humorist (1922-1940).
  • Interwar Culture: Module I: Module I covers 1919-1929, and comprises full color reproductions of 27 periodicals, chiefly British and American. Module I’s strength is women’s magazines. Also notable in this module are fashion magazines, children’s magazines, travel magazines, and general interest magazines.
  • The GQ Archive: 1931-present. Full color reproductions. Includes the magazine’s preceding title, Apparel Arts, 1931-1958. Includes a company/brand name index.
  • Art and Architecture Archive, Module II: Module II adds another 21 periodicals to the Art and Architecture Archive, again emphasizing publications of the late twentieth century. The periodicals in the collection document much more than art history: consumer culture, domestic life, leisure, luxury, and more. The new titles in Module II are Antique Collector (1930-1996); Border Crossings (1977-2015); Building Design (1969-2014); Casabella (1928-2015); Connoisseur (1901-1992); Contract (1960-2015); Crit. (1976-2015); Frame (1998-2015); Goya (1954-2015); Hospitality Design : HD (1979-2015); House Beautiful (1989-2015); How (1985-2015); I D (1954-2010); Make (1982-2002); Mark (2005-2015); Popular Photography (1937-2015); Preservation (1949-2015); Professional Artist (1986-2015); Studio Potter (1972-2015); Surface (1994-2015); and WomanCraft (1972-2015); A stand-alone, but related, collection is the ArtForum Archive (1962-2020).
  • Music Periodicals in the Nineteenth Century: 65 periodicals published in the United States.
  • The Rolling Stone Archive: 1967-present (may not include the most recent issues). Full color reproductions. Although principally a music magazine (rock-and-roll and other youth-oriented music genres), it was influenced by the underground press movement of the era, publishing articles on politics and culture from a left wing perspective.

Government Documents

Thematic Collections

  • Revolution and Protest Online: Supports research on revolution and protest movements around the world. Bulk of the collection comprises government documents and archival collections (chiefly British and American government documents–Foreign Office and State Department, respectively), but the collection also includes a wide variety of other primary sources (interviews, autobiographies, pamphlets) as well as secondary sources (scholarly monographs, documentary films).  Covers  over  50  revolutions  and  protest  movements,  but  the  best  represented  are  the Chinese Revolution of 1911, the 1916 Arab Revolt, the Boxer Rebellion, the Cuban revolutions of 1898, the 1952 Egyptian Revolution, the 1964 Zanzibar Revolution, and the Iranian revolutions from 1953-1979.
  • Security Issues Online: Supports research on global security crises from the twentieth century to the present. Covers over 60 security crises, but the best represented are the U2 spy plane crisis of 1960, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the Bay of Pigs crisis, the Tet Offensive in Vietnam, and multiple crises in Iran since 1940. Bulk of the collection has been digitized from national archives and special collections in Britain and America, supplemented by other primary and secondary sources.
  • Food Studies Online: Archival collections, books, periodicals, videos, photographs, and ephemera on broad range of food studies topics, including historical and religious perspectives. Food history is the second most heavily represented sub-discipline.
  • Twentieth Century Religious Thought I: Christianity: Major texts (primary and secondary sources) for the study of Christianity in the twentieth century. Includes 3,000 documents digitized from the Reinhold Niehbur Papers at the Library of Congress.
  • Twentieth Century Religious Thought II: Islam: English-language editions of major primary and secondary sources for the study of Islam in the twentieth century, with a smaller selection of works in Arabic and French.
  • Twentieth Century Religious Thought III: Judaism: English-language editions of major primary sources for the study of Judaism in the twentieth century. Includes over 8,000 documents digitized from the Markus Brann Archive at the National Library of Israel.
  • Twentieth Century Religious Thought IV: Eastern Religions: English-language editions of major primary and secondary sources for the study of Buddhism and Hinduism, with a smaller selection of sources from other Eastern religions.
  • Mass Observation Project: Module III: Extends the collection by another decade (2000-2009). The Mass Observation Project  asks volunteer “mass observers” to complete questionnaires about their everyday lives, and their responses to social issues and world events. In Module III, for example, you will find records of people’s experiences traveling, using the Internet, and dating. The questionnaires also elicit opinions on topics like September 11th and climate change.