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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...
08 February 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 ...
29 November 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 ...
09 October 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 ...
14 June 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 ...
14 June 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 ...
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