Our Scholar collections


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Primary sources for scholars and postgraduate researchers.

  • Collection
    Period covered
  • Thumbnail for Area Studies: China and Southeast Asia
    Area Studies: China and Southeast Asia
    A varied array of records of traders, travellers, missionaries and diplomats, offering Western perspectives on many aspects of Chinese culture and society.
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    Area Studies: India
    A vital resource for the study of Empire, the British Raj, and the history, culture and literature of the Indian subcontinent
  • Thumbnail for Area Studies: Japan
    Area Studies: Japan
    A wide range of sources - from writers, diplomats, tourists, businessmen, missionaries and others - documenting the political, cultural and social history of Japan.
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    Business, Economic and Labour History
    1875 - 1970

    A range of important sources from Britain and America, covering key subjects within this field including a complete run of The Stock Exchange Official Year-Book for 1875-1945.

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    Church Missionary Society Archive
    A repository of source materials on the work of this globally influential organisation, founded in 1799 as an Anglican evangelical movement and still active today. It includes records of both the CMS and the many other missionary societies which have become associated or amalgamated with it over its lifetime.
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    Empire Studies
    1734 - 1968
    This collection offers an array of sources for the study of the British Empire. It features material on British colonial policy and government; perspectives on life in British colonies; the relationship between gender and empire; race; and class.
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    Literary Studies
    18th and 19th centuries
    Literary manuscripts, rare printed works, and personal papers of a range of leading literary figures, as well as rare and obscure literary texts and genres. This collection covers both British and US Literature.
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    Medieval and Early Modern Studies
    12th to 18th centuries

    A huge range of primary sources covering social, cultural, political, scientific and religious perspectives, from the 12th to early 18th centuries.

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    Missionary Studies
    This collection includes primary sources for the study of missionary work, educational work, medical work, evangelism, political conflict, and the emergence of indigenous churches.
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    Women's Studies
    This collection offers access to the works and legacy of many notable and influential women, but also a chance to hear the voices of forgotten and ordinary women.
  • Thumbnail for World War Two Studies
    World War Two Studies
    Primary sources, offering insight into many aspects of the war, including government policy, the war in the Pacific, and the war in Europe. sources include the records of British espionage and sabotage organisation The Special Operations Executive; and private papers of American General Robert L Eichelberger from the Pacific war.