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Brill's Medieval Reference Library Online

Description

3550 pages of text from 3 print Brill encyclopedias, complete and unabridged - Encyclopedia of Medieval Pilgrimage (2009) , Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle (2010), Encyclopaedia of Medieval Dress and Textiles of the British Isles c. 450-1450 (2012) offering 3600 signed articles on aspects of medieval history, culture and belief, together with nearly 200 illustrations. Cross-searchable.

 

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/29410
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

British Manuscripts Project

Alternative Titles
BMP
Description

The British Manuscripts Project: a checklist of the microfilms prepared in England and Wales for the American Council of Learned Societies, 1941-1945 / compiled by Lester K. Born, coordinator of microreproduction projects. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1955. xvii, 179 p. ; 29 cm. Includes bibliographical references.

This catalog project lists the contents of 2,652 reels of microfilm containing reproductions of manuscripts and some rare printed materials found in the libraries in England and Wales. The period covered is from medieval times to the 18th Century. Complete sets of the films are held by the University of Michigan Library and by the Library of Congress. 

University of Michigan reel numbers are indicated in this online version. An asterisk (*) in the entry indicates non-Roman text that has not been transcribed.

Type
Catalog
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11833
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

British Online Archives

Description

British Online Archives contains a wide range of materials related to British history, including the colonization of America, India, Africa, the West Indies, New Zealand, Australia and Melanesia. The collection contains sources that relate to both politics and history, including: *Records of missionaries from the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel *Records made by the East India Company *Papers of the Parliamentary Labour Party *Anti-fascist newsletters of the International Transport Workers' Federation *Records of the Communist Party of Great Britain *The British Union of Fascists’ newspapers and secret files *British Broadcasting Corporation records *Trade directories Additional content can be found by selecting the ‘List Collections’ option on the toolbar.

Type
Database
E-Book(s)
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11785
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection

Alternative Titles
Nineteenth Century Collections Online
19th Century Collections Online
NCCO
Description

Digital archive comprising over 3,250 works by more than 1,250 different authors from the later eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. This collection contains over 2 million printed pages of English-language works, many of them comprising multiple volumes. The Corvey Collection includes a considerable number of exceedingly rare publications—and even numerous previously unknown works—by British writers (and women writers in particular, whose works comprise over 1,000 of the titles) who were active during the Romantic period. In addition the collection also includes 3,658 works in French (including more than 500 by women) and 2,653 works in German, all of them dating primarily from the period 1790–1840.

Collections in this Archive

 

Type
Subject Gateway
Coverage
1790-1840
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11685
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture

Alternative Titles
British Theater, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture
Nineteenth Century Collections Online
19th Century Collections Online
NCCO
Description

British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture features a wide range of primary sources related to the arts in the Victorian era, from playbills and scripts to operas and complete scores. These rare documents were sourced from the British Library and other renowned institutions and were curated by experts in British arts history.

This unparalleled collection provides a detailed look at the state of the British art world with manuscripts, compositions, and documents such as personal letters, annotated programs, meeting minutes, and financial records, offering scholars an unmatched glimpse into the inner workings of the arts world and life in Victorian Britain.

Collections in this Archive

  • Archives of the Royal Literary Fund
  • British Playbills, 1754-1882
  • Crystal Palace Handel Triennial
  • Crystal Palace Saturday Concerts
  • Drury Lane Receipts
  • Drury Lane Theatre Archive
  • Drury Lane under Sheridan, 1776-1812: Manuscript Plays and Correspondence
  • English Stage after the Restoration, 1733-1822
  • JW Davison Papers
  • King's Theatre Haymarket Archive
  • Konzert Programm Austausch
  • Oratorio Concert Programmes
  • Popular Literature in 18th and 19th Century Britain, Parts Three-Ten: The Barry Ono Collection of Bloods and Penny Dreadfuls
  • Popular Literature in 18th and 19th Century Britain, Part Two: The Sabine Baring-Gould and Thomas Crampton Collections
  • Queen's Hall Programmes
  • Royal Albert Hall
  • Royal Philharmonic Society Archive
  • Royal Philharmonic Society Music Manuscripts
  • Sir George Smart Papers
  • Sir George Smart Programmes
  • St James Hall Monday/Saturday Popular Concerts
  • Wandering Minstrels Archive
Type
Subject Gateway
Text Collection
Coverage
Nineteenth Century
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11683
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

British Politics and Society

Alternative Titles
Nineteenth Century Collections Online
19th century collections online
NCCO
Description

The British Politics and Society archive of Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) contains primary source documentation that enhances a greater understanding and analysis of the development of urban centers and of the major restructuring of society that took place during the Industrial Revolution. The archive is composed of a number of individual collections, drawn together from a variety of sources.

Collections in this Archive

Type
Subject Gateway
Coverage
Nineteenth century
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11681
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange

Alternative Titles
Nineteenth Century Collections Online
19th Century Collections Online
NCCO
Description

Digital archive of records documenting U.S. and British relations with a variety of Asian Nations. The collection contains U.S. State Department consular and diplomatic records; British Foreign Office political correspondance; missionary correspondance and journals; and socio-economic journals. Collections in the archive include: 

Type
Subject Gateway
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11679
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Nineteenth Century Collections Online

Alternative Titles
19th Century Collections Online
NCCO
Description

Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) is a multi-year global digitization and publishing program focusing on primary source collections of the long nineteenth century. The program includes a variety of content types--monographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, statistics, and more--and unites them in one central, cross-searchable location. Content is being sourced from around the world: from national libraries; from academic and public libraries; and from a variety of special collections, archives, and repositories.

NCCO currently contains 4 collections: 

  • Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange
  • British Politics and Society
  • British Theatre, Music and Literature: High and Popular Culture
  • European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection
Type
Subject Gateway
Coverage
Nineteenth Century
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11677
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

English Heritage Archives

Description

Database of over one million catalogue entries describing photographs, plans, and drawings of England's buildings and historic sites.

Database includes:

  • photographs from the earliest days of photography to the present day illustrating domestic, public and industrial buildings

  • detailed drawings and reports on buildings of interest because of their style or function

  • surveys of archaeological sites, such as Roman forts and medieval villages, which may survive only as earthworks or marks in vegetation

You can search the catalogue without registering, but you’ll need to register for a Heritage Passport to place an order, save records as Favourites and save your searches.  Registration is free.

Type
Database
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11627
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
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