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01 March 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 ...
05 December 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 ...

27 November 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-...
18 November 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 ...
25 October 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 ...
14 October 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 ...
23 September 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 ...
17 September 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, ...
12 September 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 ...
13 August 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 ...
06 August 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 ...
25 June 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 ...
18 April 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 ...
22 March 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...
11 March 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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