HIST 101: Topics in Modern European History, 1789-1989

Primary Sources: Modern European History

ARCHON: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/archon/
The Historical Manuscript Commission’s gateway to resources for archivists and access to archives and manuscript collections in British history.

EuroDocs: http://eudocs.lib.byu.edu/index.php/Main_Page

Foreign Government Resources on the Web: http://www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/foreign.html

Review of the Foreign Press at the Center for Research Libraries. A lengthy description of this resource can be found at http://www.jstor.org/stable/2617985.

Foreign Relations of the United States
Also in the Main (Gardner) Stacks at JX233 .A3 and online from The Department of State. The Foreign Relations of the United States series is the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions that have been declassified and edited for publication. The series is produced by the State Department's Office of the Historian and printed volumes are available from the Government Printing Office.

  • Conditions and Politics in Occupied Western Europe, 1940-1945
    Records political life in Occupied Western Europe available to the British Government during World War II from the original intelligence reports received by the British Foreign Office. Indexed by year and section, from the occupied states of Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway and the Vatican, and the neutral countries -- Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. Includes a day-by-day chronology of the war, photographs and posters from The National Archives and film footage of Special Operations Executive (SOE) agents in France from the Imperial War Museum.
  • Europeana
    Provides open access to more than 15 million digital objects, including film material, photos, paintings, sounds, maps, manuscripts, books, newspapers and archival papers from more than 1500 European institutions. Europeana -- the European digital library, museum and archive -- launched in 2008 and is funded by the European Commission and its member states. This current prototype is one of many parallel projects of The European Library.
  • Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports
    Information from thousands of foreign media sources, including political speeches, television and radio broadcasts, newspapers, periodicals, and more, offering an extensive collection of military, political, scientific and technical reports from countries around the world, translated into English. The original mission of the FBIS was to monitor, record, transcribe and translate intercepted radio broadcasts from foreign governments, official news services, and clandestine broadcasts from occupied territories. Coverage is global with the exception of the FBIS Annexes (a supplementary publication created by the U.S. intelligence community to benefit analysts and policy makers from April 1974 through September 1996) and Western European regional broadcasts.
  • Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives
    Documents the key events, trends, and movements in 1960s America. Includes 70,000 pages of letters, diaries, and oral histories; more than 30,000 pages of posters, broadsides, pamphlets, advertisements, and rare audio and video materials. Enhanced by dozens of scholarly document projects, featuring annotated primary-source content that is analyzed and contextualized through interpretive essays by historians.
  • Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Electronic Index
    Indexes the FBIS Daily Reports issued by the US Government covering political, economic, scientific, and cultural issues and events throughout the world. Translations of broadcasts, news agency transmissions, newspapers, periodicals, and government statements from various nations are the sources of this information. Reports since 1996 can be found in WorldNews Connection.
  • Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO)
    Primary source material from the nineteenth century and beyond. Particularly strong in British politics and society, European literature from 1790-1840 (via the Corvey collection), Asia and the West, and British popular culture.
  • House of Commons Parliamentary Papers
    Provides full-text access to thousands of 19th Century Parliamentary Papers. Includes all the "sessional papers" of the British Parliament: bills, reports of committees, papers presented by Royal Commissions and government departments, treaties and international agreements, command papers, and statistics.
  • 19th Century British Pamphlets
    Full text images of several collections including: pamphlets from Bristol University Foreign and Commonwealth Collection, the Earl Grey Pamphlets Collection, the Hume Tracts, and the Wilson Anti-Slavery Collection. Subjects range from colonial affairs to social reform to universal suffrage. The Title List shows all of the included collections.
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