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Digitising the Past - video

Posted on November 24, 2014

In this short film we celebrate our long term relationship with the UK's National Archives (see their website). Follow the step-by-step and meticulous process of selection, preservation and digitisation of materials from the UK government's official archive: from paper archive to Archives Direct. Materials selected are for 'Apartheid South Africa' and for the forthcoming 'Colonial America'.    ...

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Mass Observation Online Now Complete

Posted on November 14, 2014

Publication of final section marks the culmination of this landmark digital project. [Marlborough, November 14th 2014] Adam Matthew today announced the launch of the latest and final section of Mass Observation Online, marking the completion of this landmark digital project. Publication of this section makes the entire Mass-Observation Archive available to students and researchers. In addition, the entire Mass Observation Online interface has...

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Adam Matthew Digital attends inaugural launch of Being Human Festival

Posted on November 03, 2014

The UK’s first national festival of the humanities, Being Human, is to be launched on Saturday 15th November led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the British Academy. The festival is providing a free programme of activities exploring what it means to be human and highlights the ways in which humanities research can provide world-class knowledge that is vibrant,...

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Digitisation of Renowned Gilder Lehrman Collection Published

Posted on October 28, 2014

Adam Matthew is delighted to announce the publication of the long-awaited Gilder Lehrman Collection (GLC) under the title of American History, 1493-1945: From the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, New York, originally announced in September 2013. Adam Matthew will publish the collection in two parts; Part I of the most important archives on American history in existence, containing material from 1493-1859, is now available to purchase for...

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Editor (Ref AM636)

Posted on October 13, 2014

An exciting opportunity to join a successful and rapidly growing digital publisher of academic resources in the arts and humanities. As part of a small and friendly team, you will work across a range of subject areas including literature, history and cultural studies. You will be responsible for the creation of digital resources, ensuring that projects are consistently delivered to a high standard and specification. The job will involve some...

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Editorial Assistant (Ref: AM258)

Posted on October 10, 2014

An exciting opportunity to join a successful and rapidly growing digital publisher of academic resources in the arts and humanities. As part of a small and friendly team, you will work across a range of subject areas including literature, history and cultural studies. You will support the editorial team on all aspects of producing a digital resource from indexing and quality control to liaising with technical partners. The job will involve...

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LIBRARY SALES MANAGER (USA TEAM) - REF AM7538

Posted on October 09, 2014

An exciting opportunity to join the team of talented and motivated professionals who are champions of engaged scholarship and creators of innovative and award-winning primary source collections for the arts and humanities. Adam Matthew is currently seeking a Library Sales Manager in the US to be located in a major metropolitan city. This role will be responsible for increasing the US customer base and revenue in North American libraries. This...

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LIBRARY SALES MANAGER, ACCOUNT DEVELOPMENT - REF AM9514

Posted on October 09, 2014

An exciting opportunity to join the team of talented and motivated professionals who are champions of engaged scholarship and creators of innovative and award-winning primary source collections for the arts and humanities. Adam Matthew is currently seeking a Library Sales Manager, Account Development in the US to be located in a major metropolitan city. This role will be responsible for increasing US customer base for Adam Matthew products and...

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Free public access to BP energy data

Posted on September 15, 2014

 Adam Matthew are enabling free public access for one month to their innovative ‘Energy Data Visualisation Tool’, which uses the latest web-based information visualization techniques to represent a vast array of data on global energy use. Users will be able to access global energy reserves, production and consumption data and explore the huge growth in renewables between 1965 and 2012 with free access for 30 days. Available from 15th...

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Apartheid South Africa collection sourced exclusively from the National Archives, London

Posted on September 09, 2014

This new collection from Adam Matthew provides comprehensive coverage of formerly classified files on the Apartheid Governments of South Africa from 1948-1980. This vast body of primary material provides unprecedented levels of detail with in-depth analysis of events, international reaction and policy dilemmas, accompanied by numerous first-hand accounts and reports. The collection starts with the implementation of Apartheid by the National Party...

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American Consumer Culture: Market Research and American Business

Posted on August 20, 2014

Adam Matthew are delighted to announce the launch of their latest resource, American Consumer Culture: Market Research and American Business, 1935-1965. This truly unique collection showcases the market research reports and supporting documents of Ernest Dichter, the era’s foremost consumer analyst and market research pioneer, which are held at the Hagley Museum and Library in Delaware. Ernest Dichter (1907-1991) was an Austrian emigré who in...

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DEVELOPMENT EDITOR (REF AM564)

Posted on August 20, 2014

An exciting opportunity to join a successful and rapidly growing digital publisher of academic resources in the arts and humanities. As part of a small and friendly team, you will work across a range of subject areas including literature, history and cultural studies. You will lead the development of new products providing digitised primary source content to aid teaching and research. The job will involve national and international travel to...

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Digitization: a successful collaborative partnership between library and publisher

Posted on July 10, 2014

While archives across the UK are recognizing the potential of digitization to unlock their treasures, the realities of a large-scale digitization project can be daunting for any institution. This article will explore how partnerships between publishers and archives can help the latter face the challenges of getting content digitized. It will take a look behind the scenes of the longstanding partnership between Adam Matthew (AM; a...

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Major American West resource updated

Posted on April 29, 2014

Adam Matthew is pleased to announce the launch of the update to its American West resource. American West – a resource sourced from the Everett D. Graff collection of Western Americana at the Newberry Library, Chicago – was released in 2008, enabling research into the development of the American West and offering fascinating insights into overland travel, wagon trails, railroads, Native Americans, western fiction and the ‘wild west’. The new-look...

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MAJOR WORLD’S FAIRS ARCHIVE TO BE DIGITIZED

Posted on April 25, 2014

Adam Matthew announces an exclusive agreement with California State University, Fresno to digitize the Donald G. Larson Collection Adam Matthew, today announced the digitization of one of the largest World’s Fairs collections in the world: the Donald G. Larson Collection at the Henry Madden Library, California State University, Fresno. “We are delighted to be partnering with Adam Matthew on their forthcoming world’s fair digital collection....

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The First World War Wins Library Journal 'Best Reference'

Posted on March 01, 2014

Adam Matthew, today announced that The First World War Portal is the latest Adam Matthew collection to be awarded ‘Best Reference’ by Library Journal. Each year, Library Journal evaluates over 8,000 books, e-books, audio books, videos/DVDs, databases, systems and websites, awarding the prestigious ‘Best Reference’ accolade to a select few. Featuring in Library Journal’s annual ‘Best Reference’ edition (1 March, 2014), the article...

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China, America and the Pacific

Posted on December 05, 2013

Last month saw the launch of China, America and the Pacific, a multi-library resource documenting the trading and cultural relationships between these regions during the period 1700-1900. An extensive range of material from 12 leading international libraries includes ships’ logbooks, rare newspapers and printed books, manuscript sources, historic maps, objects and artworks, ephemera and visual material. The project offers insight into a wealth of...

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Digitization of First-Hand Accounts and Analysis of Apartheid South Africa at The National Archives, UK

Posted on November 27, 2013

Adam Matthew to publish unique papers on a turbulent period of South African history Adam Matthew today announced an agreement with The National Archives (TNA), Kew - the UK government’s official repository - to digitize and publish all TNA materials relating to South Africa during the apartheid era. These formerly restricted documents provide unprecedented levels of detail and scope with first-hand accounts and reports. Covering over three...

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Adam Matthew Announces State-Wide Contract with TexShare Consortia

Posted on November 18, 2013

New Agreement provides hundreds of thousands of pages of unique materials on American social and cultural history and literature across Texas. (Marlborough, England – November 18th, 2013) Today we announced a major new agreement with the Texas State Libraries and Archives Commission (TSLAC) to provide permanent access to two Adam Matthew online collections via the TexShare consortium. The bid, announced by TSLAC in August 2013, was signed...

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Major Archive on the First World War Published

Posted on October 25, 2013

We are delighted to announce the release of The First World War: Propaganda and Recruitment - the second module available within the 'First World War Portal'. Covering significant themes from recruitment and training to morale, efforts to control public opinion through censorship to the development of various forms of propaganda, The First World War: Propaganda and Recruitment, projects a unique insight into attitudes and perceptions...

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The Art of Visual Persuasion: Powerful Propaganda and the Great War

Posted on October 14, 2013

With the centenary of the Great War on the horizon, the second resource within our First World War digital portal, Propaganda and Recruitment, is due for release later this month. Building on the rich and extensive material within our first resource, Personal Experiences, this new collection offers a vast and fascinating array of primary documents relating to various forms of propaganda, censorship, public opinion, recruitment, training and morale,...

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Digitization of the Thomas Cook Archive Announced

Posted on September 23, 2013

Adam Matthew today announced the signing of an agreement with the world’s oldest and best known holiday provider, Thomas Cook, to digitize their archive as part of a forthcoming digital resource on the history of Mass Tourism and Leisure. Thomas Cook, one of history’s great brands - and perhaps the first truly multinational corporation - is synonymous with the rise of popular tourism; an area of study that has increased dramatically over recent...

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Major American History Collection Digitized

Posted on September 17, 2013

We are delighted to announce that Adam Matthew has signed an agreement with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in New York, to digitize and publish the Gilder Lehrman Collection (GLC): one of the most important archives on American history in existence. Spanning from 1493 until the twentieth century, and particularly strong on the Revolutionary and Civil War periods, the GLC includes letters, diaries, maps, pamphlets, printed books,...

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American Indian Histories and Cultures

Posted on September 12, 2013

In the same week that California celebrates Native American Day (Friday 27th September), Adam Matthew will launch our latest resource American Indian Histories and Cultures, containing material digitized from the Edward E. Ayer collection at the Newberry Library, Chicago – one of the strongest archival collections on American Indian history in the world. Native American Day is a state holiday that reflects California’s rich indigenous traditions...

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Adam Matthew digitization selection process highlighted in 'Research Information' magazine

Posted on August 13, 2013

What are the processes and considerations involved when approaching the digitization of primary sources materials, most of which are not only rare and unique, but also fragile. And, how does a primary sources publisher adapt the variations of materials? Writing in the August/September edition of Research Information (www.researchinformation.info) senior editor Philippa Hubbard explains some of the processes involved. "As far as possible we want...

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The Alberta Wheat Pool

Posted on August 06, 2013

In early 1920’s Canada, grain farmers were suffering the effects of a significant collapse in the price of wheat. In 1919, wheat was selling at a healthy price of $2.31 per bushel, but by 1922 it had plummeted to just 77 cents. Many farmers considered the price crash as a direct result of the withdrawal of the federal wheat board, a compulsory government grain marketing agency that operated from 1919 to 1922. Unrewarding toil and a diminishing...

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The Long Walk of the Navajo

Posted on June 25, 2013

Since the arrival of European settlers, the history of American Indians can be read through their relationship with the land. The progress of colonial settlements across the continent threatened many tribes’ nomadic, hunter-gatherer mode of subsistence, and the European culture where progress was measured in terms of agriculture, infrastructure and an increasing population was starkly at odds with the native attitude where the land was understood as...

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Popular Culture in Britain and America, 1950-1975 - Part II

Posted on April 18, 2013

Part II of this vibrant and engaging resource aims to complement the comprehensive thematic areas introduced in Part I with material from brand new source libraries such as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum; the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Archives at the University of Warwick; the unique archive of British documentary filmmaker, Peter Whitehead; as well as even more material from Bowling Green State University, ITN Source, Mirrorpix and...

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Foreign Office Files for China, 1919-1929 Available

Posted on March 22, 2013

Building on the success of 'Foreign Office Files for China, 1948-1980' we announce the launch of new supporting content covering a key period in 20th Century Chinese history. From the 'May 4th Movement' to Japanese clashes with Kuomintang forces, 1927-1928, 'Foreign Office Files for China, 1919-1929: Kuomintang, CCP and the Third International' makes available all British Foreign Office files dealing with China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, sourced...

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Observations on Changes for the Masses

Posted on March 11, 2013

“The outstanding event of this month has been, of course, the publication of the Beveridge Report.” A little over seventy years ago a report was published in Britain which was to irrevocably change the common consensus on the basic responsibilities of government and thereby also transform British society. Mass unemployment, poverty, and disappointment at wasted wartime sacrifices had characterised the ‘Hungry Thirties’; a return to that status quo...

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"Ataman Semenov and the Kolchak Millions"

Posted on February 08, 2013

Following the revolution of 1912 which ended the two-thousand-year-old monarchy, China entered into a period of political instability lasting the best part of four decades. In theory the state was united under the successor government to the Qing dynasty, the Republic of China. In practice no one government succeeded in establishing itself over the whole country until the final military victory of the Communist Party in 1949. For much of the 1910s...

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Moving Pictures, Optical Entertainments and the Advent of Cinema Available Now!

Posted on November 29, 2012

This fourth section of Victorian Popular Culture explores the pivotal era in entertainment history when previously static images came to life and moved for the first time. Through the wealth of printed and visual material, as well as artefacts, browsers are able to imagine the wide-eyed wonder of those early audiences, experiencing the magic of Victorian inventions and optical entertainments. This section features printed ephemera, programmes,...

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Adam Matthew and SAGE

Posted on October 09, 2012

During our work this year with SAGE Publications (www.sagepub.com) it has become clear that our two businesses share many of the same core values and our approaches to quality publishing. You may aleady be aware from the recent press release that as a result of these fundamental alignments, and the ambitious plans for both companies, Adam Matthew is now a part of the SAGE Group. SAGE has acquired Adam Matthew Digital and Adam Matthew...

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Appeal for Copyright Holders

Posted on June 14, 2012

Adam Matthew Digital is a British publisher of scholarly collections of primary-source documents. We would like to trace the copyright-holders of a selection of items relating to American Indian history, within the Edward E. Ayer Collection at the Newberry Library in Chicago. Detailed lists of individual items within these collections are available via the links below. Ayer Modern MS Greenwood See detailed listing of material The papers of Thomas...

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Appeal for Copyright Holders: American Indian Newspapers

Posted on June 14, 2012

Adam Matthew would like to trace the copyright-holders of the following American Indian newspapers published in the United States between the 1960s and the early 1980s, (place of publication and dates are in parentheses): Rosebud Sioux Herald (South Dakota, 1963-1971) Akwesasne Notes (New York, 1960s – 1970s) Standard Freeholder, Akwesasne News (1969) The Indian (South Dakota, 1969-1970) Crazy Horse News (South Dakota,...

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Appeal for Copyright Holders: Carlos Montezuma Papers, 1888-1936 (correspondence)

Posted on June 14, 2012

Adam Matthew would like to trace the copyright-holders relating to a collection held at the Newberry Library in Chicago – Ayer Modern MS Montezuma: Carlos Montezuma Papers, 1888-1936. In particular we are seeking copyright holders of a collection of correspondence with Carlos Montezuma. The names of the correspondents are listed below: Allen, Edgar A., 1902 Alma [ ], 1902 American Investment Union, 1894 Armbruster, C.A., 1894 ...

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Recent Updates to the DB1 Reports

Posted on June 13, 2012

Adam Matthew is a counter compliant vendor and in order to retain this status, our counter reporting tool is audited on an annual basis. As a result of the 2012 audit some alterations to the Database "DB1" report have been made to ensure our continued compliancy with the COUNTER Code of Practice (Journals and Databases: Release 3). The changes are highlighted below for your information: Where all database searches were listed then followed...

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Jewish Life in America awarded LJ 'Best Reference' 2011

Posted on February 28, 2012

February 2011, Jewish Life in America, c1654-1954 has been awarded Library Journal 'Best Reference' title for 2011. Described as 'eclectic works to match a tumultuous year', Brian E. Coutts (Professor and Head of Department of Library Public Services, Western Kentucky, Bowling Green) and Cheryl LaGuardia (Research Librarian for the Widener Library, Harvard University) publish the names of the winning 'outstanding databases' for the year - see LJ...

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Rock and Roll, Counterculture, Peace and Protest: Available Now!

Posted on December 08, 2011

“A landmark event in the study of post-war British and American popular culture” Dr Marcus Collins, University of Loughborough From the austerity of the 1950s to the excess of the 1970s, discover this dramatic period through a wealth of printed and manuscript sources, visual material, ephemera and video clips. Digitized in full colour, the material covers key areas and major events of the period including: Student activism across Europe and...

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Popular Culture in Britain and America - Highly Recommended

Posted on December 08, 2011

The following review appeared in Choice in June 2012 (ref 49-5439): 49-5439 Reference \ Social & Behavioral Sciences Popular Culture in Britain and America, 1950-1975 [formerly Rock and Roll, Counterculture, Peace and Protest]. Adam Matthew Education. Please contact publisher for pricing. Internet Resource. Reviewed in 2012jun CHOICE. http://www.amedu.com/ The content of this online collection of original archival material extends...

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Confidential Print: Africa, 1834-1966 Available Now!

Posted on December 08, 2011

“Confidential Print: Africa provides scholars with unprecedented electronic access to the United Kingdom’s confidential correspondence covering almost the entire period of European conquest and colonisation of Africa.” Professor Jeremy Martens Chair of History, University of Western Australia Africa: from 'New Imperialism' and the 'Scramble', to the battle against tropical diseases, apartheid in South Africa and the colonies' push for...

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Confidential Print: Latin America, 1833-1969 Available Now!

Posted on December 08, 2011

“The files in Confidential Print: Latin America offer invaluable, accessible material to researchers engaged in the study of the region" Professor Colin Lewis London School of Economics From the aftermath of Spanish and Portuguese colonialism and post-colonial state-building, to wars, relations with indigenous peoples, slavery, immigration, foreign financial influences and the fitful progress towards democracy, the documents presented in...

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Romanticism: Life, Literature and Landscape Available Now!

Posted on December 08, 2011

“This is an extraordinary resource for students and scholars of the Romantic period worldwide” Jared Curtis, Simon Fraser University This powerful digital resource enables scholars and students of Romanticism to forge new pathways of innovative research into the literary lives and artistic aspects of the movement. Presenting manuscript collections of the Wordsworth Trust, this digital resource offers students and scholars of the Romantics period...

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South Asian Conflicts and Independence for Bangladesh, 1965-1971

Posted on September 22, 2011

The second section to Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, 1947-1980: South Asian Conflicts and Independence for Bangladesh, 1965-1971 is now available. The continued fighting over Kashmir and the separation of Bangladesh from Pakistan meant that further conflict dominated the period between 1965 and 1971. It saw Indira Gandhi, Nehru's daughter, gain power in India, whilst the military government of Pakistan wrestled with...

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The Bill Douglas Centre – a new digital partnership for Adam Matthew

Posted on August 31, 2011

As one of the ‘newbies’ of the editorial team at Adam Matthew, my first research expedition took me on a fascinating tour through the archives of the Bill Douglas Centre at Exeter University. Along with Senior Development Editor Martha Fogg and Project Editor Beth Hall, I was there to help assess and select material for an upcoming resource on early moving pictures and cinema; an extension of our already successful Victorian Popular Culture ...

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BIBA Ephemera from 'Rock and Roll'

Posted on August 31, 2011

I have been very lucky to work on our Rock and Roll, Counterculture, Peace and Protest digital collection, which brought back so many memories of the period. Yes - I have to confess, I do remember the 1960s! I lived in London from 1968 for a few years before I went to work in Spain and it is all still very vivid. It was such an exciting time... Looking through the BIBA catalogue took me back to a different world, a time of excitement when London...

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Early Film Highlights from Moving Pictures, Optical Entertainments and the Advent of Cinema

Posted on August 31, 2011

I have been fortunate enough to be involved in the development of two of our most visually stimulating resources: Popular Culture in Britain and America, 1950-1970; Rock and Roll, Counterculture, Peace and Protest and most recently Moving Pictures, Optical Entertainments and the Advent of Cinema, the fourth part of our Victorian Popular Culture series. It was a year ago that I first visited the Bill Douglas Centre at Exeter University and wrote...

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Rock and Roll, Counterculture, Peace and Protest

Posted on July 21, 2011

Philippa Hubbard, Editorial Assistant This week marks the beginning of London 60s Week (22-31 July), an annual festival commemorating the golden anniversary of the 1960s. A programme of London-based activities and events celebrate the creative spirit of the age through music, film, photography and dance. You can find out more on their website: http://www.london60sweek.co.uk/. Here at Adam Matthew we have our own forthcoming project that will...

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"Romantic Romantics":

Posted on July 21, 2011

I have recently finished working on one of Adam Matthew’s newest resources, Romanticism: Life, Literature and Landscape, the digitisation of The Wordsworth Trust’s unique manuscript collection covering William Wordsworth, his family and contemporary Romantics. A highlight of the project for me was working through the collection’s copious correspondence, over 2,500 pieces from Wordsworth, his family and friends, which offer a direct and at times...

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Individual Voices: Mass Observation Diaries

Posted on May 05, 2011

As part of the team working on the next instalment of Mass Observation Online, which will be released this May, I have been indexing hundreds of diaries from the archive, focusing on entries from November 1944 to November 1945. Mass Observation was an extraordinary attempt to chart the experiences of so-called “ordinary” people and the diaries offer the chance to consider how national and international issues were felt at a local level, adding fresh...

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The Moss Family Scrapbooks from Jewish Life in America

Posted on March 25, 2011

I was very fortunate to be able to spend some time studying the material in our collection Jewish Life in America, c1654-1954 and was particularly fascinated by the Moss Family Scrapbooks which provide a wealth of information for the study of Jewish life and culture in New York in the second half of the nineteenth century. The Moss Family Scrapbooks are just one of the twenty-four personal collections which form part of the collection of documents...

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NEW! Archive Explorer Widget

Posted on March 21, 2011

The Archive Explorer search tool offers users a simple and powerful method to explore all Adam Matthew collections from a single source: Full-text and detailed meta-data searches with top-level listings of all documents enable browsers to quickly get an overview of our resources and the topics they offer. Existing customers can use Archive Explorer to search only the Adam Matthew collections that they hold. Search results link directly...

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"A Peep into the Rakish World of London Low Life"

Posted on December 16, 2010

London Low Life: Street Culture, Social Reform and the Victorian Underworld is the latest resource to be published by Adam Matthew. This compelling collection sheds light on the darker side of Victorian society, containing street literature on crime, sex, murder, gambling and all things insalubrious. There are also guide books, maps, reform pamphlets and much more. In working on the maps for London Low Life I've learned how much the city has changed...

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The Great Game revisited: Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, 1972-1980

Posted on December 16, 2010

The third section of Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, which was published towards the end of last month, covers the British Foreign Office material on the whole of South Asia for the period 1972 to 1980. The proportion of material relating to each country in each section reflects international events and so the preoccupations of the British Government at the time: section I, covering the period after the partition and...

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Adventure Tales from Empire Online

Posted on December 16, 2010

We are currently hard at work redeveloping our popular Empire Online resource, and I have the good fortune of being the Project Editor for updating this fascinating digital collection. Empire Online has proved to be one of our most popular projects since its initial release in 2003, so we felt it deserved a modern facelift worthy of its excellent content. We will be rebuilding the entire website from scratch to bring it up to date with the...

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Red Rubber: Atrocities in the Congo Free State in Confidential Print: Africa

Posted on December 16, 2010

The conviction this month in The Hague of Thomas Lubanga, a Congolese warlord, for forcing children to fight in his army in the early 2000s is merely the latest in a long line of cases of abuse of this kind that have blighted what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo. The civil wars which began in 1996 bled out of the nation’s borders to involve, in time, eight other African countries – leading to the label ‘Africa’s world war’ – as well as...

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Y Wladychfa Gymreig: Welsh settlement in Patagonia from Confidential Print: Latin America

Posted on December 16, 2010

Britain in the nineteenth century was a country of emigration. The British Empire covered a quarter of the globe, and the British people went forth in their thousands to settle in its most promising regions. Australia, Canada and New Zealand owe their current form to the British enthusiasm for improving one’s lot overseas: as, of course, does the United States, which continued to attract a flow of settlers from the British Isles even after it freed...

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The Lady’s Magazine and the Emergence of Women as Active Participants in the Eighteenth Century Periodical Press

Posted on December 16, 2010

In the latest addition to our Eighteenth Century Journals portal – Eighteenth Century Journals V – we have included the full run of the Lady’s Magazine, a periodical that ran for sixty-two years from 1770 to 1832 when it merged with its rival, The Ladies Museum. The Lady’s Magazine was issued monthly and is significant for its longevity in a market - the periodical press - where publications were largely short-lived. Its longevity and ability to...

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Global Commodities and New Research Tools

Posted on December 16, 2010

Last week saw the release of Global Commodities: Trade, Exploration and Cultural Exchange, a large multi-library resource which explores the history of fifteen major commodities that changed the world. I have worked on the resource as Project Editor for many months now and it has been a truly exciting project to manage. The additional features, which complement the primary source material, have been a particular highlight. In this feature, I...

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Pomp and Ceremony at the Delhi Durbar

Posted on December 16, 2010

I had the pleasure of recently working on the re-launch of one of our most popular resources, Empire Online, which was published last month. The resource has been upgraded to meet the specifications of our latest resources, including full-text searchability and registered user functions such as 'My Archive'. User experience of Empire Online has also been enhanced through additional features such as an image gallery, interactive maps and...

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Optical Delights

Posted on December 16, 2010

With the release of our newest resource, Moving Pictures, Optical Entertainments and the Advent of Cinema – the fourth instalment in the successful Victorian Popular Culture series – I would like to draw attention to, in my opinion, its most visually impressive feature: the online virtual exhibition, Optical Delights. Standing in the Bill Douglas Centre’s public museum, surrounded on all sides by an abundance of rare and treasured artefacts...

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"To raise the Genius and improve the Heart": Private Theatricals in British Culture

Posted on December 16, 2010

Towards the end of 2010, Adam Matthew Digital released ‘Music Hall, Theatre and Popular Entertainment’, the third section of Victorian Popular Culture. Included in this resource is a curious item from the British Library entitled ‘Playbills, notices and press-cuttings dealing with private theatrical performances, dating from 1750 to 1808’. This fascinating collection of printed ephemera has been described by the theatre historian Sybil Rosenfeld as...

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Primary sources from the 1960s show public reaction to the trial of Lady Chatterley’s Lover

Posted on December 16, 2010

We are currently hard at work on our forthcoming resource Rock and Roll, Counterculture, Peace and Protest, due for publication in Autumn 2011. The period from 1950 to 1975 witnessed dramatic changes in society. There was the onset of Rock & Roll; the introduction of computers and credit cards; the boom of radio and television; and campaigns for black power, civil rights and women’s liberation. All around the world there were challenges to...

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Photographing Flanders Fields

Posted on December 16, 2010

Our editorial team here at Adam Matthew are currently busy at work with the upcoming digital project The First World War: Personal Experiences which is due to be released later this year. I am delighted to be part of the team for this project as the First World War has been a pet interest of mine for a long time, an interest aroused not least through my own family history. Sitting quietly in a drawer in my family home in Dublin are two “Dead...

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Introducing our new "Memory Wall" feature for The First World War: Personal Experiences

Posted on December 16, 2010

As part our our forthcoming resource The First World War: Personal Experiences, we are introducing a thought-provoking new digital feature, the ‘Memory Wall’, which encourages users to interact with documents in the resource through a visual montage of objects, photographs and images of the war. By clicking on some of the arresting visual items in the Memory Wall, users can read about related documents in the resource. Written by members of the...

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Create Your Own Discovery Package

Posted on November 22, 2010

Discovery Packages® are completely customizable by your institution and special pricing plans can be created for multiple purchases of all sizes. For a tailored quote please let us know which titles you would like to consider for the package and we will supply information on the available purchase options immediately....

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Sample Slavery Online Essay "Lessons and Legacies" Available

Posted on November 22, 2010

Berea College, Kentucky, was founded in 1855 as the first interracial and coeducational college in the South. Berea's commitment to interracial education was overturned in 1904 by the Kentucky Legislature's passage of the Day Law, which prohibited education of black and white students together. When the US Supreme Court upheld the Day Law, Berea set aside funds to assist in the establishment of the Lincoln Institute, a school located near Louisville,...

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Everyday Life Awarded 'Outstanding Academic Title' by Choice Magazine

Posted on November 22, 2010

Choice magazine, America’s leading academic review journal has awarded Everyday Life Women in America, c1800-1920 an 'Outstanding Academic Title' review. Described as “Highly Recommended”, Everyday Life was one of 50 electronic resources and 629 books ranked among the “best of the best” from an original list of 7,190 titles reviewed by Choice editorial staff during the year. Choice Editor and Publisher, Irving E. Rockwood writes: “These...

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