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08 December 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...
08 December 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...
08 December 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...
08 December 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...
22 September 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, ...
31 August 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 ...

31 August 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 ...
31 August 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 ...
21 July 2011
Philippa Hubbard, Editorial AssistantThis 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 ...
21 July 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 ...
05 May 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 ...
25 March 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 ...
21 March 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 ...
16 December 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 ...
16 December 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 ...

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