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Primary Sources about East Asia in English Language
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America's Historical Newspapers
http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/16861
Includes Early American Newspapers Series 1, 6 and 7, 1690-1922. Spanning two centuries and 40 states, these archives of selective content from historical newspapers are primary sources for researching crucial conflicts from the Civil War to World War I, movements ranging from early states rights to women’s suffrage, noteworthy citizens, local events, natural disasters; political campaigns; and the evolution of American culture.

ARTstor
http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/12387
ARTstor is a cross-disciplinary image database. It offers collections of approximately 300,000 art images and descriptive information covering art, architecture and archeology. ARTstor's accompanying software tools will support a wide range of pedagogical and research uses including: viewing and analyzing images through features such as zooming and panning, saving groups of images online for personal or shared uses, and creating and delivering presentations both online and offline.

Asian American Drama
http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/14622
Brings together more than 250 plays, along with related biographical, production, and theatrical information, so providing a comprehensive overview of this growing field. The collection begins with the works of Sadakichi Hartmann in the late nineteenth century and it is planned to include contemporary playwrights, such as Philip Kan Gotanda, Elizabeth Wong, and Jeannie Barroga.

Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange
http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/18326
Includes primary sources, such as U.S. State Department Consular and Diplomatic records, British Foreign Office political correspondence, missionary correspondence, missionary journals, and socio-economic journals. Available through the Nineteenth Century Collections Online

Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003)
http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/15432
Full-page digital archive of the Atlanta Daily World covering 1931-2003. Atlanta Daily World was the first black daily in the nation in the 20th century. Part of ProQuest Historical Newspapers.

British Newspapers 1600-1900
http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/14827
The most significant digital collection of British historic newspapers. New conservation and imaging techniques and a new cross-searchable platform adopted by the British Library offers unparalleled access and discoverability to this valuable historical and cultural archive. In addition one will find specially commissioned essays and contextual materials written by expert scholars intended to help non-specialist users with perspective and analysis.

Classical Music Library
http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/12015
Classical Music Library is an extensive collection of recordings with a supplementary reference database that users may search and listen to music delivered to their desktop. Classical Music Library is cross-referenced to a database of supplementary information and features fully licensed recordings, thousands of program notes and composer biographies, advanced searching, and hundreds of recommended play lists themed by genres.

World Music
http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/14814
Contains 50,000 tracks from genres such as reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, and other genres such as traditional music - Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, and more.

Eighteenth Century Collections Online
http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/14353
Eighteenth Century Collections Online captures the essence of the Enlightenment in Great Britain between 1701 and 1800. ECCO is a comprehensive digital edition of /The Eighteenth Century/, the world's largest library of the printed book on microfilm. ECCO allows full-text searching of over 180,000 titles English-language titles and editions -- in essence, every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom, along with thousands of important works from the Americas. It includes books, pamphlets, essays, broadsides and more.

Hathi Trust Digital Library
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/
The Hathi Trust is a reliable and increasingly comprehensive digital archive of library materials converted from print that is co-owned and managed by a number of academic institutions.

Illustrated London News
http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/17855
The Illustrated London News Historical Archive provides online access to the entire run of the ILN from its first publication on 14 May 1842 to its last in 2003. Each page has been digitally reproduced in full colour and every article and caption is full-text searchable with hit-term highlighting and links to corresponding illustrations.

Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005)
http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/15436
Full-page digital archive of the Los Angeles Sentinel, 1934-2005. The oldest and largest black newspaper in the western United States and the largest African-American owned newspaper in the U.S. Part of ProQuest Historical Newspapers.

Los Angeles Times (Proquest Historical Newspapers)
http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/16256
Full page and article images with searchable text back to 1881.

Proquest Congressional
http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/16133
The Proquest Congressional Research Digital Collection (CRDC) provides full-text access to more than 5,000 Congressional committee prints published from 2004 to present and more than 23,000 Congressional Research Service reports published from 2004-present. The bibliographic records provide controlled-vocabulary indexing, including citations for bills, public laws, and Statutes at Large, and analytical abstracts of the documents. Also includes links to political parties and organizations, news sources, etc. See Overview/Help for useful information on the legislative process.

Library of Congress: American Memory Project
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html
American Memory Project from the Library of Congress is a gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States. The site offers more than 7 million digital items from more than 100 historical collections

Making of America
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpcoop/moahtml/ncphome.html
A digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The collection currently contains approximately 10,000 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints.

National Archives ARC - Digital Copies Search
http://arcweb.archives.gov/
Search for digital copies of the photographs, movies, data, drawings, maps and other documents from the National Archives.

New York Times (Proquest Historical Newspapers)
http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/5619
Full-page, digital archive of the New York Times from 1851. Search and view images of actual articles, advertising and more.

Smithsonian Global Sounds
http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/14328
Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries, produced in partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, is a virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions. The collection provides educators, students, and interested listeners with an unprecedented variety of online resources that support the creation, continuity, and preservation of diverse musical forms.

Times Digital Archive
http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/14826
Digital Archive of The Times of London for the years 1785-1985. Full facsimile images of either a specific article or a complete page. The entire newspaper is captured, with all articles, advertisements and illustrations/photos divided into categories.

Travel Writing, Spectacle, and World History
http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/16245
Brings together hundreds of accounts by women of their travels across the globe from the early 19th century to the late 20th century. Researchers will find sources covering a variety of topics including; architecture; art; the British Empire; climate; customs; exploration; family life; housing; industry; language; monuments; mountains; natural history; politics and diplomacy; race; religion; science; shopping; war. A wide variety of forms of travel writing are included, ranging from unique manuscripts, diaries and correspondence to drawings, guidebooks and photographs. The resource includes a slideshow with hundreds of items of visual material, including postcards, sketches and photographs.

UMedia Archive (UMN)
http://umedia.lib.umn.edu/
Discover and learn about the rich collections available through the UMedia Archive.

VHA Visual History Archive
http://www.lib.umn.edu/indexes/vha
With a collection of nearly 52,000 video testimonies in 32 languages and from 56 countries, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute's archive is the largest visual history archive in the world. The Institute interviewed Jewish survivors, homosexual survivors, Jehovah's Witness survivors, liberators and liberation witnesses, political prisoners, rescuers and aid providers, Roma and Sinti survivors (Gypsy), survivors of Eugenics policies, and war crimes trials participants. Developed by the USC Shoah Foundation for Visual History and Education Presented by the University of Minnesota Libraries and the University of Minnesota Office of Information Technology.
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Washington Post (Proquest Historical Newspapers)
http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/5621
Digital archive from 1889 that has features for searching, viewing, and saving articles.

World News Digest
http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/16517
World News Digest brings together and enhances nearly seven decades of news from the Facts On File World News Digest in print. This archival record of domestic and international news is updated weekly and contains more than 1 million internal hyperlinks and convenient new features such as tabbed search results. It covers all major political, social, and economic events since November 1940.

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