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Digital Archives Guide

University and other Large-Scale Digital Libraries

Archive.Org https://archive.org

Hathi Trust https://www.hathitrust.org

British Library Digital Collections https://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/About.aspx

University of Pennsylvania Digitised Collections https://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/lists.html

Cambridge Digital Library https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk

Northwestern University: https://digitalcollections.library.northwestern.edu/collections/

University College Dublin Libraries: http://digital.ucd.ie/

University of North Texas Libraries: https://digital.library.unt.edu/

University of St. Andrews: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/library/special-collections/

University of Washington Libraries: https://content.lib.washington.edu/

Austrian National Library: https://onb.digital/

University of Toronto Library Digital Collection https://library.utoronto.ca/digital-collections

Princeton University Library Digital Collection https://dpul.princeton.edu

Digital Bodleian https://digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk

The Digital Collections of the Munich State Library https://www.digitale-sammlungen.de/?l=en

The University of Heidelberg Digital Collections https://www.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/en/helios/Welcome.html(Including a substantial South Asian Studies Library https://www.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/Englisch/fachinfo/suedasien/Welcome.html)

UK National Archives Digitised Collections https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/?letter=&search=&research-category=online

US National Archives and Records Administration Digitised Collections https://www.archives.gov/research

Adam Matthew Archival Materials for Teaching https://www.amdigital.co.uk (Access via Oxford SSO)

National Library of Scotland Digitised Resources https://www.nls.uk/digital-resources

University of Chicago Digital Collections https://luna.lib.uchicago.edu/luna/servlet/allCollections

Library of Congress Digital Collections https://www.loc.gov/collections/

Göttingen State and University Library https://sammlungen.uni-goettingen.de

Brown University Digital Collections https://repository.library.brown.edu/studio/

UCLA Library Digital Collections https://digital.library.ucla.edu

Digital Repository of Ireland https://www.dri.ie

The Huntington Digital Library: https://hdl.huntington.org/digital/


South/South East Asia

Films Division India on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/FilmsDivision

Indian Kanoon (Indian Case Law and Legislation going back to the 1870s) https://indiankanoon.org

Lahore University of Management Sciences Digital Library https://archive.lums.edu.pk

National Digital Library of India https://ndl.iitkgp.ac.in

Cornell South East Asia Collections https://asia.library.cornell.edu/collections/echols/databases

South Asian American Digital Archive https://www.saada.org

University of Tubingen Hermann Gundert Portal (Indian Language Printed Material and Manuscript Collections) https://www.gundert-portal.de

Kerala Sahitya Akademi Portal (Malayalam Language) http://keralasahityaakademi.org/online_library/index.html

University of Wisconsin Bhopal Disaster Archive https://repository.law.wisc.edu/s/uwlaw/page/bhopal-collection

National Archives of India Digital Collections https://www.abhilekh-patal.in/jspui/

Gokhale Library (Maharashtra, India) Printed Reports https://dspace.gipe.ac.in/xmlui/

The Asiatic Society of Mumbai Digital Collections https://granthsanjeevani.com/jspui/

Cambridge Centre of South Asian Studies Audio Archive https://www.s-asian.cam.ac.uk/archive/audio/

Cambridge Centre of South Asian Studies Video/Film Archive https://www.s-asian.cam.ac.uk/archive/films/

National Archives of Singapore Digital Collections https://www.nas.gov.sg/archivesonline/

Shiju Alex Kerala History Archive (mainly consisting of printed texts in Malayalam but also including several English language Missionary papers) https://shijualex.in

Hong Kong Public Libraries Multimedia Information System Newspaper Archives https://mmis.hkpl.gov.hk/old-hk-collection

Singapore National Library Board Newspaper Collections https://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/

West Bengal Public Library Network http://dspace.wbpublibnet.gov.in:8080/jspui/

Harvard University Stuart Cary Welch Islamic and South Asian Photograph Collection https://library.harvard.edu/collections/stuart-cary-welch-islamic-and-south-asian-photograph-collection

South Asia Open Archive https://www.jstor.org/site/saoa/ extensive archive of South Asian materials including several collections in the English language.


Middle East and North Africa

Qatar Digital Library https://www.qdl.qa/en

Jarayed, archive of Arabic Newspapers (in Hebrew, Arabic and English) from Ottoman and Mandatory Palestine https://web.nli.org.il/sites/nlis/en/jrayed/pages/default.aspx

Translatio Uni Bonn – Arabic, Persian and Ottoman Digitised Periodicals on the Universitat Bonn webpage https://www.translatio.uni-bonn.de/online-zeitschriften

Akkasah – Digitised Photographs from the Middle East and North Africa http://akkasah.org

Access to Middle East and Islamic Resources (AMIR) – Blog with links to numerous online resources on Teaching and Learning in this region http://amirmideast.blogspot.com

American Centre for Oriental Resources Library https://photoarchive.acorjordan.org

American University in Cairo Digital Collections http://digitalcollections.aucegypt.edu

Arab Image Foundation Archive http://arabimagefoundation.com (Non Profit archive of Middle Eastern images based in Beirut)

ArchNet archive of Middle Eastern Built Environments, curated by the Aga Khan Documentation Centre at MIT https://archnet.org

Das Bild des Orients https://das-bild-des-orients.info Library of Asian images searchable in both German and English

University of Hamburg, Islamic Printed Page project http://www.islamicpaintedpage.com

The Palestine Poster Project Archives https://www.palestineposterproject.org

Saudi Aramco World Digital Archive https://photoarchive.aramcoworld.com Dating from 1964, published and unpublished images belonging to the Aramco World magazine.

Shamela http://shamela.ws Free Digital Collection of Arabic Books

Waqfeya http://waqfeya.com Arabic books with a focus on Islamic Religious Sciences

Hebrew Books https://www.hebrewbooks.org Over 50,000 Hebrew printed books digitised

Historical Jewish Press https://web.nli.org.il/sites/JPress/English/Pages/default.aspx National Library of Israel Collection of Jewish and Hebrew Periodicals Digitised


Internationalism

Wilson Centre Digital Collections (Histories of Internationalism) https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.or

Red Cross Archives (Humanitarianism) https://blogs.icrc.org/cross-files/international-conferences/

Audio-Visual Collections of the Red Cross https://avarchives.icrc.org

Commonwealth Online Archive https://library.commonwealth.int/Library/Catalogues/Search.aspx

CIA Electronic Reading Room https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/home

Foreign Relations of the US Collection https://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments

UK Cabinet Papers Digitised https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/cabinetpapers/

Digital National Security Archive (George Washington University – Collection of Non-Governmental Papers relating to Foreign Affairs/Security) https://nsarchive.gwu.edu/digital-national-security-archive

Blavatnik Archive https://www.blavatnikarchive.org/collection


Art

Princeton Art Museum Digital https://artmuseum.princeton.edu/search/collections

ArtStor https://library.artstor.org/#/home Art Images Online (Access provided by Oxford SSO)

Getty Collections Online Resources http://blogs.getty.edu/iris/explore-getty-art-resources-closed-coronavirus/

US National Gallery of Art Digital https://www.nga.gov/collection.html

Yale Centre for British Art https://britishart.yale.edu/collections/using-collections/online-collections

Art Institute of Chicago: https://www.artic.edu/collection

The Frick Collection: https://collections.frick.org/collections


Gender/Sexuality

Resources in the Study of Gender and Sexuality https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-n3HPlhRFHTsko5Kj0C3gyY8tWOqWDs0l3oLyVsZkvY/edit

Women’s Worlds in Qajar Iran http://www.qajarwomen.org/en/ A unique project with private family papers, institutional documents and official material relating to gender and everyday life in Qajar (1796 – 1925) Iran.

The Gerritsen Collection of Women’s History http://ezproxy-prd.bodleian.ox.ac.uk:3316/home.do 19th and 20th century British and North American periodicals and books pertaining to women’s social and political rights


Rare Books/Manuscripts

E-Codices, Virtual Manuscript Library of Switzerland https://e-codices.ch/en

Fragmentarium: Digital Research Laboratory for Medieval Manuscript Fragments: https://fragmentarium.ms/search

IIIF Collections of Manuscripts and Rare Books: https://iiif.biblissima.fr/collections/

Manuscripts illuminations from the French national library Collections (metadata mostly in French): https://portail.biblissima.fr/en/bbma.view?facet:etype-facet=Illumination&vid=search-results

e-rara.ch, the platform for digitized rare books from Swiss libraries: https://www.e-rara.ch (top-level collection: https://www.e-rara.ch/i3f/v21/collection/top)

e-manuscripta.ch, the digital platform for manuscript material from Swiss libraries and archives: https://www.e-manuscripta.ch (top-level collection: https://www.e-manuscripta.ch/i3f/v21/collection/top)

Fragmentarium: https://fragmentarium.ms/

British Library Endangered Archive Programme Collections https://eap.bl.uk/search/site


Western Printed Material

Folger Shakespeare Library https://collections.folger.edu

Collection of digitized Swiss newspapers: https://www.e-newspaperarchives.ch/


Medical/Science

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Digital Collections https://plume.epfl.ch

Wellcome Library Digital Collections https://wellcomelibrary.org/collections/digital-collections/


Indigenous

Indigenous Digital Archive: https://omeka.dlcs-ida.org/s/ida/page/home

Simon Fraser University Digital Collections (Immigrant/Indigenous Experience in Canada) https://digital.lib.sfu.ca


Missionary/Christian

Basel Mission Photographs http://www.bmarchives.org

Yale Divinity School https://web.library.yale.edu/divinity/digital-collections

GEI Digital Textbook Library (European Textbooks) http://gei-digital.gei.de/viewer/


Digitised Lectures and Podcasts

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01dh5yg

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00nrtf5/episodes/player

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b017gm45/episodes/player

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b012stwb/episodes/player

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00q3pzl/episodes/player

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07mdbhg/episodes/player

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07rn38z/episodes/player

 

https://www.historyextra.com/article-type/podcast/

 

https://soundcloud.com/shelflifepodcast

 

https://www.gresham.ac.uk/watch/?subject=history

 

https://media.nationalarchives.gov.uk/index.php/all-posts/

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04dwbwz/episodes/player

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00q3pl4/episodes/player

 

https://www.historytoday.com/archive/podcast/history-today-podcast

 

https://www.oxforddnb.com/page/listen-to-a-life

 

https://soundcloud.com/ottoman-history-podcast

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06pxdzv/episodes/player

 

https://newbooksnetwork.com

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p016tmg1/episodes/player

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b7mxnq/episodes/player

 

https://chartable.com/creators/the-huntington

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/firinglinevideos/featured

 

https://www.deutschlandfunknova.de/eine-stunde-history