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Week 3: Archival Sources


Modern Records Centre at Warwick

Archives Unbound

Archives of Sexuality & Gender

Defining Gender 1450-1910

Women in the National Archives

Wellcome Archives

British Library Digital Collections

Modern Records Centre, Warwick

Cambridge Digital Library

Library of Congress Digital Collections

Early Modern

Cecil Papers

Electronic Enlightenment

Grand Tour

Marine Lives

Monumenta Germaniae Historica

Perdita Manuscripts

State Papers Online 1509-1782

Warburg Institute Library Digital Collections

Board of Longitude Papers


Modern Britain and Europe

Conditions & Politics in Occupied Western Europe, 1940 - 1945

Post War Europe: Refugees, Exile & Resettlement 1945-1950

Testaments to the Holocaust

Carlyle Letters Online

Great War Archive

Histpop : Online Historical Population Reports

Mass Observation Online 1937-1972

Popular Culture in Britain and America, 1950-1975

UK Parliamentary Papers - 18th, 19th 20th and 21st Century

Legacies of British Slave Ownership

Darwin Correspondence Project

Sources Portal for the Weimar Republic

Archives parlementaires (French Revolution Digital Archive)

Online Historical Population Reports

Wider World

Arab-Israeli Relations 1917-1970 : The Middle East Online Series 1

China : Trade, Politics and Culture 1793-1980

Colonial State Papers

Confidential Print Africa, 1834-1966

Confidential Print: : Middle East, 1839-1969

Declassified Documents Reference System

Digital National Security Archive (DNSA)

East India Company

Empire Online

Global Commodities

India, Raj and Empire

Migration to New Worlds

Race Relations in America

The Nixon Years, 1969-1974

Endangered Archives Programme

Wilson Center Digital Archive

Digital Presidency Project

Slave Voyages

Documenting the American South


Further Readings

Bastian Jeannette, “Reading Colonial Records Through an Archival Lens: The Provenance of Place, Space and Creation,” Archival Science, 6 (2006)

Beal, Peter, In Praise of Scribes: Manuscripts and Their Makers in Seventeenth-Century England ( 1998)

Brett, Michael, Approaching African History (Rochester, Boydell & Brewer, 2013), see “The Written Dimension” and “The Scriptural Dimension”

Burton, Antoinette, ‘Introduction: Archive Fever, Archive Stories’, in Antoinette Burton (ed.), Archive Stories: Facts, Fictions, and the Writing of History (Durham and London, 2005)

Burton, Antoinette, Dwelling in the Archive: Women Writing House, Home, and History in Late Colonial India (Oxford, 2003)

Cook, Terry,The Archive(s) is a Foreign Country: Historians, Archivists and the Changing Archival Landscape’, American Archivist, 74, no. 2 (2011), pp. 600-632

Crick, Julia and Alexandra Walsham ed, The Uses of Script and Print, 1300-1700 (2004), introduction

Derrida, Jacques, Archive Fever: A Freudian Impression (University of Chicago Press, 1996)

Hamilton, Carolyn, Refiguring the Archive (Springer, 2002)

Love, Harold, ‘Oral and Scribal Texts in Early Modern England’, in The Cambridge History of the Book, ed. by John Barnard and D. F. McKenzie (2002).

Millstone, Noah, Manuscript Circulation and the Invention of Politics in Early Stuart England (2016)

Peters, Kate, Alexandra Walsham, and Liesbeth Corens, Archives and Information in the Early Modern World (2018), Introduction also chapter 7 by Heather Wolfe and Peter Stallybrass

Pollmann, Judith, ‘Archiving the Present and Chronicling for the Future in Early Modern Europe’ Past & Present, 230, (2016), pp. 231-252.

Sangha, Laura and Jonathan Willis, Understanding Early Modern Primary Sources (London: Routledge, 2016)

Steedman, Carolyn, Dust: The Archive and Cultural History (Rutgers University Press, 2002)

Stoler, Ann Laura, “Colonial Archives and the Arts of Governance,” Archival Science 2 (2002)

Stoler, Ann Laura, Along the Archival Grain: Epistemic Anxieties and Colonial Common Sense (Princeton, 2010)

Wagner, Kim and Ricardo Roque, Engaging Colonial Knowledge: Reading European Archives in World History (Palgrave, 2011)

Walsham, Alexandra, ‘The Social History of the Archive: Record-Keeping in Early Modern Europe’, Past & Present, Volume 230, Issue Supplement 11 (November, 2016), pp. 9-48.

Zemon Davies, Natalie, Fiction in the Archives: Pardon Tales and Their Tellers in Sixteenth-Century France (1987), introduction.