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Advanced Papyrological Information System (APIS): University of Michigan

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The APIS project constitutes the efforts of papyrologists at a number of American universities to integrate in a "virtual" library the holdings from their collections (and collections that might want ...


Advanced Papyrological Information System (APIS): Columbia University

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APIS is a collections-based repository hosting information about and images of papyrological materials (e.g. papyri, ostraca, wood tablets, etc) located in collections around the world. It contains ...


African Art: Aesthetics and Meaning

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African artifacts have generally been exhibited with reference only to cultural context and use. In view of recent studies of African aesthetic principles and related moral and religious values, there ...


Alaska, Western Canada and United States Collection

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The Alaska and Western Canada collection is a digital collection of historic photographs documenting the geographic area of Alaska and the Canadian provinces of Yukon Territory and British Columbia. ...


An American Ballroom Companion: Dance Instruction Manuals, ca. 1490-1920

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A collection of over two hundred social dance manuals beginning with a rare late fifteenth-century source, "Les basses danses de Marguerite d'Autriche" (c.1490) and ending with Ella Gardner's 1929 " ...


The American Context of China's Christian Colleges and Schools

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This project is investigating the interaction between various China Christian educational institutions and American liberal arts colleges between 1900 and 1950. It is funded by the Luce Foundation and ...


American Notes: Travels in America, 1750-1920

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American Notes: Travels in America, 1750-1920 comprises 253 published narratives by Americans and foreign visitors recounting their travels in the colonies and the United States and their observations ...


Ancient Near East and the Mediterranean World

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Project to digitize approximately 36 volumes from the Library's Ancient Near East and Classics collections. This digital project was part of a larger project that preserved almost 9,000 volumes in ...


Ancient Near East Photographs

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Contains over 350 images of archaeological sites, artifacts and structures from the Middle East, specifically Egypt and Israel, dating from 3000 BCE to 200 CE.


Anthropology Emeritus Lecture Series at the University of California, Berkeley

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Established in 1981, The Anthropology Emeritus Lecture Series honors a designated Emeritus faculty member from the UC Berkeley Department of Anthropology with a lecture by a distinguished ...


Archival Sound Recordings

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The aim of the Project is to increase access to the British Library Sound Archive's extensive collections of recordings and supporting materials. This innovative project will: - Make 4000 hours of ...


Arizona Military Museum Images

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The Arizona Military Museum, an Arizona Centennial Legacy Project, is operated by a Historical Society whose purposes are: “To enhance the appreciation of the military history of Arizona and the ...


Armchair Travel in India c1900: The Stereoscopic Experience

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Not everyone was able to travel to India a century ago. Many people who did visit India published travel accounts in which they shared their accounts and impressions. Technological advances allowed ...


Around the World in the 1890s: Photographs from the World's Transportation Commission, 1894-1896

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Images by American photographer William Henry Jackson showing railroads, elephants, camels, horses, sleds and sleighs, sedan chairs, rickshaws, and other types of transportation. Jackson also ...


Asia in the Eyes of Europe

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1000 copies of this catalog were published in conjunction with the exhibition Asia in the Eyes of Europe: Sixteenth through Eighteenth Centuries held in the Department of Special Collections, the ...


ASIL Newsletter UN21 Interest Group

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Each Newsletter issue carries a restatement of the essential goals of the United Nations Decade of International Law so that new members (and seasoned ones as well) can readily recall the reason for ...


The Atlantic World: America and the Netherlands

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The Avalon Project at Yale Law School: Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy

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The Avalon Project, a collaboration between the Yale Law School and Yale Law Library, makes historical and present day legal documents available online. This international collection focuses ...


The Barbara Curtis Adachi Bunraku Collection

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The Barbara C. Adachi Bunraku Collection was donated by Ms. Adachi to Columbia University's C. V. Starr East Asian Library in 2000. This extensive collection documents the significant post-World War ...


Bayerische Staatsbibliothek München

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The Munich Digitisation Centre (MDZ) handles the digitisation and online publication of the cultural heritage preserved by the Bavarian State Library and by other institutions. It provides one of the ...


The Berlin Collection

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The broad pattern of the collection's content was reasonably presented in the early outlines. The manuscripts were relatively small in number but they were the foundation of the University's later ...


Biblioteca Digital de Castilla-La Mancha

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Biblioteca de Castilla-La Mancha is coordinated by Bibliotecas Publicas del Estado, who are responsible for the network of public libraries in their respective provinces and other entities of regional ...


Biblioteca Digital de la Comunidad de Madrid

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The Biblioteca Digital de la Comunidad de Madrid is a digitization project of the bibliographic heritage of Madrid (Spain), whose purpose is to facilitate the preservation and conservation, and enable ...


Biblioteca Valenciana Digital

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In order to provide a wide diffusion for the rich Valencian bibliographical heritage, in 2002, our Generalitat, through the Biblioteca Valenciana, started a digitization project called Biblioteca ...


Biblioteca Virtual de Derecho Aragonés

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Biblioteca Virtual de Derecho Aragonés is a project led by several institutions (Gobierno de Aragón, Cortes de Aragón, Justicia de Aragón, Universidad de Zaragoza, Ibercaja and Caja de Ahorros de la ...


Biblioteca Virtual de La Rioja

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LA RIOJA Virtual Library is a cooperative project of digitization of the bibliographic heritage of La Rioja, whose purpose is to facilitate the preservation and conservation and enable the management ...


Blake's Choice Selections from the Alexander Architecture Archive

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Selections from the Alexander Architectural Archive, University of Texas at Austin which includes papers, photographic material, models and ephemera, representing thousands of projects in Texas as ...


Botanical and Cultural Images of Eastern Asia, 1907-1927: Ernest Henry Wilson's Photographs

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The Arnold Arboretum’s collection of eastern Asian photographs represents the work of intrepid plant explorers who traveled to exotic lands in the early years of the twentieth century and returned to ...


Bracton Online

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A digital presentation of Bracton: De Legibus Et Consuetudinibus Angliæ (Bracton on the Laws and Customs of England), the first comprehensive attempt to rationally articulate English law. The 13th ...


British History Online

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British History Online is the digital library containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles. Created by the Institute of ...


The Burney Collection of Newspapers

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The 700 or so bound volumes of newspapers and news pamphlets gathered by the Revd Charles Burney (1757-1817) represent the largest single collection of 17th and 18th century English news media ...


Cartulaire du St. Aubin

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Online version of the 12th century cartulary (769-1175), Cartulaire du St. Aubin, which was published in 1903 by A. Picard, Paris.


The Center for the Tebtunis Papyri

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The Tebtunis Papyri consist of the papyrus documents that were found in the winter of 1899/1900 at the site of ancient Tebtunis, Egypt. The expedition to Tebtunis, led by the British archaeologists ...


Central Eurasian Information Resource Interactive Atlas: At the University of Washington

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The Central Eurasian Interactive Atlas provides access to geographic data with more than 700 attributes on demography, social infrastructure, economics and elections for 2,463 administrative units of ...


China Christian Colleges and Universities Image Database

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The China Christian Colleges and Universities Image Database provides detailed descriptions of 10,000 photographs and films held in the archives of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in ...


Claire Holt Papers 1930-1969

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The Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections has digitized 1,733 slides from the Claire Holt Collection. Claire Holt, a specialist in Indonesian culture, was a feature writer and art critic for the ...


Collect Britain: Putting History in its Place

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Collect Britain is the British Library's largest digitisation project to date. The site goes live on May 21st 2003. By summer 2004 you can view and hear a staggering 100,000 images and sounds from our ...


Cultural Readings: Colonization & Print in the Americas

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"Cultural Readings" attempts to use the internet to review this complex history. The web site originates from two exhibitions of rare printed and manuscript materials held in Philadelphia, ...


Early 19th-Century Russian Readership & Culture: A Hypertext Archive

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A collection on early 19th-century Russian readership, culture and the press. It consists of: a) texts drawn from fiction, journals, memoirs and travel accounts; and b) supplementary materials -- ...


Early Images of Egypt

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The Frank H. McClung Museum at the University of Tennessee has in its Photographic Archives a special section of 209 Nineteenth - early Twentieth Century prints related to ancient and modern Egypt. ...


Economic Growth Center Digital Library

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This project, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will digitize and make accessible to the global research community a selection of Mexican state statistical abstracts from the Yale University ...


Eighteen Nation Committee on Disarmament

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Sponsored by the United Nations in 1962, the Conference of the Eighteen-Nation Committee on Disarmament attempted to establish a dialogue between the United States and the Soviet Union at the height ...


The Frank and Frances Carpenter Collection

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The Frank and Frances Carpenter Collection consists of photographs produced and gathered by Frank G. Carpenter (1855-1924) and his daughter Frances (1890-1972) to illustrate his writings on travel and ...


French Revolution Pamphlet Collection

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The result of an ongoing partnership between the Beck Center and Special Collections. Of the 3000 pamphlets held by Special Collections, we are in the process of publishing 89 literary and satirical ...


Gallica: La Bibliothèque Numérique de la Bibliothèque Nationale de France

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Gallica: La Bibliothèque Numérique de la Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BnF) proposes to provide access to 70,000 digitized works, more than 80,000 images, and several thousand sound resources. The ...


GATT Digital Library: 1947-1994

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"Provides access to documents and information of and about the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), an organization that promoted international commerce and the reduction of trade barriers ...


The Hedda Morrison Photographs of China, 1933-1946

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More than 5,000 photographs from the Harvard-Yenching Library, Harvard College Library taken by Hedda Hammer Morrison (1908-1991) during her residence in Beijing from 1933 to 1946. Her photographs ...


Holocaust Denial on Trial

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In 2000 British Holocaust denier David Irving sued Emory University professor Deborah Lipstadt and her British publisher, Penguin Books, for libel. Their London trial made headlines around the world. ...


InscriptiFact

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The InscriptiFact Project is a database designed to allow access via the Internet to high-resolution images of ancient inscriptions from the Near Eastern and Mediterranean Worlds. The target ...


Internet Mission Photography Archive

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The Internet Mission Photography Archive offers historical images from Protestant and Catholic missionary collections in Britain, Norway, Germany, and the United States. The photographs, which range ...


An Introduction to the Mercator Globes at Harvard Map Collection

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A presentation of images of the Mercator Globes at the Harvard Map Collection, Harvard College Library with zooming and navigation. Mercator was a prolific publisher of maps and atlases, but he is ...


Italian Women Writers

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The Italian Women Writers project (IWW) is a long-term research endeavor to preserve and provide access to an extensive corpus of literature written by Italian women authors. Its goal is to bring ...


Judging a Book by Its Cover

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The advent of gold-stamped decoration, circa 1832, was the most important factor in the acceptance of publishers' bindings. Gold stamping brought to the mass-produced book some of the prestige ...


The Last Jews of Libya

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Offers information on the last Jews of Libya, provided by Vivienne Roumani-Denn. Discusses the history of Libya and the Jewish community of Libya. Contains testimonies of Libyan Jews.


Latin Americanist Research Resources Project

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Bibliographic information of a cross-section of over 500 journals published in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, ...


Latviešu Tautas Dziesmas (Latvian Dainas)

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Dainas are Baltic folk songs in verse form. This project is an electronic edition of the 12 volumes of Latviešu tautas dziesmas, edited by Arveds Švābe, Kārlis Straubergs, and Edīte ...


Ling Long Women's Magazine, Shanghai 1931 to 1937

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Ling long women's magazine, published in Shanghai from 1931 to 1937, was popular during a time of dramatic material, social, and political change in China. Today, the magazine offers researchers a ...


Linking the Americas

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A collaboration between the Stanford University Libraries and the Stanford University Press, made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The project offers a significant body of ...


Louis Agassiz Fuertes and the Harriman Alaska Expedition

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Presents selections from a journal that American illustrator Louis Agassiz Fuertes (1874-1927) kept during an expedition along the Alaskan coast funded by American financier Edward Henry Harriman ( ...


Maps of Africa

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Maps of Africa features antiquarian maps from the collections of the late Dr. Oscar I. Norwich and the Stanford University Libraries, dating from the late 15th to the early 20th century. They are a ...


Maps of Liberia, 1830-1870

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The Geography and Maps Division of the U.S. Library of Congress presents online images of its collection of maps of Liberia, dating from 1830 to 1870, as part of its American Memory Web resource. The ...


Medieval and Modern Thought Text Digitization Project

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The goal of Stanford’s Medieval and Modern Thought (MMT) Text Digitization Project is to digitize on an ongoing basis reference works, source collections, and primary and secondary books in the broad ...


Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts

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Garret MS. 158 was probably made in Bologna in 1471 or after 1473. Its principal text is the Collectio antiquitatum that was the work of Giovanni Marcanova, who was born in Venice ca. 1410/1418 and ...


Meeting of Frontiers

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70,000 images chronicling the parallel experiences of the United States and Russia in settling their frontiers in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. The bilingual Russian/English Meeting of Frontiers/ ...


Military History

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Histories of Illinois regiments in the Civil War; war memorials; participation of Illinois soldiers during the first and second world wars.


Mountjoy Prison Portraits of Irish Independence: Photograph Albums in the Thomas A. Larcom Collection

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150 salt and albumen print photographs in two albums, of prisoners confined in Mountjoy Prison, Dublin, in August 1857 and November 1866.


Newspapers Digitisation Project: British Newspapers 1800-1900

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The aim is to select and to digitise complete runs of UK newspaper titles that are published between 1800 and 1900. It is proposed to select a mixture of UK national, regional and local newspaper ...


The Nineteenth Century in Print: The Making of America in Books and Periodicals

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This collection comprises books and periodicals published in the United States during the nineteenth century, primarily during the second half of the century. Most of the materials were digitized ...


Nuremberg Trials Project: A Digital Document Collection

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The documents, which include trial transcripts, briefs, document books, evidence files, and other papers, have been studied by lawyers, scholars, and other researchers in the areas of history, ethics ...


The Online Medieval and Classical Library (OMACL)

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A collection of some of the most important literary works of Classical and Medieval civilization.


Pamphlets and Periodicals of the French Revolution of 1848

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The Center for Research Libraries, the University of Chicago Library, and the ARTFLProject, (American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language) have cooperated on a project to ...


Parallel Histories: Spain, the United States, and the American Frontier

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Parallel Histories: Spain, the United States, and the American Frontier is a bilingual, multi-format English-Spanish digital library site that explores the interactions between Spain and the United ...


Penn Library E-books Project

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Oxford University Press/Penn Digital Books project is a collaborative effort by a major publisher and research library to study the impact of digital books on teaching, research, and learning. As an ...


A People at War

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This exhibit highlights the contributions of the thousands of Americans, both military and civilian, who served their country during World War II. Themes include Prelude to War, New Roles, Women Who ...


Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection

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An ongoing digitization project that commenced in 1992, includes digital surrogates of thousands of maps from around the world. The General Libraries received a grant in 1998 from TexShare to digitize ...


Peter Parker Collection

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Peter Parker was a medical missionary and diplomat to China in the early 19th Century. Parker specialized in treating diseases of the eye, particularly cataracts, but also performed general surgical ...


Photochrom Prints

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Late 19th and early 20th century travel views primarily of Eastern and Central European destinations (including the former Austro-Hungarian Empire). Includes cities and towns in Austria, Belgium, ...


Princeton University Library Papyrus Home Page

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Provides information about the collections of papyri housed in the Manuscripts Division of the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections in the Harvey S. Firestone Memorial Library of Princeton ...


Prints & Photographs Online Catalog

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Unique in their scope and richness, the prints and photographs collections today number more than 13.7 million images. These include photographs, fine and popular prints and drawings, posters, and ...


Puerto Rico at the Dawn of the Modern Age: Nineteenth- and Early-Twentieth-Century Perspectives

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Portrays the early history of the commonwealth of Puerto Rico through first-person accounts, political writings, and histories drawn from the Library of Congress's General Collections. Among the ...


Relaciones Geográficas Collection

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An exhibition based on documents with dates ranging from 1578 to 1586 and comprising original responses to a questionnaire initiated by the Spanish Crown in 1577, requesting information about Spanish ...


The Renaissance in Print: Sixteenth-Century French Books in the Douglas Gordon Collection

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Special Collections Digital Services and the University of Virginia French Department have launched an ambitious collaborative project that will make rare books from the French Renaissance era ...


Sea of Korea Maps Digital Archive

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This archive consists of 172 original old maps, dating from 1606 to 1895, in English, French, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Latin, German and Russian. It was formed by digitizing the combination of two ...


South Asia at Chicago: Fifty Years of Scholarship

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Online exhibition based on materials drawn from the South Asia collections at the University of Chicago Library and including sections on the following themes: the institutional history of South Asian ...


The Spanish-American War in Motion Pictures

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68 motion pictures produced between 1898 and 1901 of the Spanish-American War and the subsequent Philippine Revolution. The Spanish-American War was the first U.S. war in which the motion picture ...


Sunk in Lucre's Sordid Charms: South Sea Bubble Resources in the Kress Collection at Baker Library

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Digital images and full text from pamphlets, books, broadsides, prints, and ephemera focusing on the South Sea Bubble stock market crisis in the early part of the eighteenth century. The resources are ...


The Sylvia and Harry Rebell Digital Collections

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The Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary: The Sylvia and Harry Rebell Digital Collections contains a number of digitized collections from JTS including bookplates, field recordings, manuscripts ...


The Tibetan & Himalayan Library

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The Tibetan and Himalayan Library (THL) is a publisher of websites, information services, and networking facilities relating to the Tibetan plateau and southern Himalayan regions. THL promotes the ...


The United States and its Territories, 1870-1925: the Age of Imperialism

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Texts and photographs drawn from the University of Michigan Library's Southeast Asia collection, comprises the full text of monographs and government documents published in the United States, Spain, ...


Universes in Collision: Men and Women in 19th-Century Japanese Prints

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This exhibit was held at the Bayly Art Museum at the University of Virginia May 24 to October 5, 1997.


Vietnam Powwow: The Vietnam War as Remembered by Native American Veterans

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The following is a collection of narratives written or spoken by Native American veterans about the Vietnam War. Currently, no such collection is available, a surprising absence in that Native ...


Viewing Suriname: A Collaborative Collection

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A growing collection of maps and images and other media resources related to the natural and cultural landscapes of Suriname.


War Posters

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Through partial coincidence and good fortune, two of the most significant collections in the world of posters from World War I and World War II are located within close physical proximity, in ...


West Semitic Research Project

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The West Semitic Research Project is an academic project affiliated with the University of Southern California School of Religion and directed by Dr. Bruce Zuckerman. For the past 20 years WSRP has ...


The William C. Brumfield Photograph Collection

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William C. Brumfield, Professor of Russian Studies at Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, has extensively photographed and written about the wooden architecture of the Russian North, the ...


Women's Literary Salons Archive, 1975-1985: New York, Cerridwen, Paris, Los Angeles

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Ephemera from the Collection of Gloria Orenstein, Gender Studies and Comparative Literature, University of Southern California, made available online to contribute to the debate about feminism in the ...


World War I Posters

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The World War I posters include posters made in America and in France between 1914 and 1920 to advertise war efforts and issues.


World War II Poster Collection

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The Government and Geographic Information and Data Services Department at Northwestern University Library has a comprehensive collection of over 300 posters issued by U.S. Federal agencies from the ...


The WTO History Project

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Our unique collection of interviews with protest organizers and participants sheds light on the behind-the-scenes cooperative (and sometimes contentious) relationships among social movement ...


WTO Seattle Collection

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A collection of interviews and images depicting the protests of the WTO ministerial meeting held in Seattle on November 29 - December 3, 1999. The collection illustrates the efforts to bring activists ...


The Yale Papyrus Collection

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As part of the Advanced Papyrological Information System (APIS) project, the Beinecke Papyrology Database describes papyri held in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library and includes many ...


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