Just Launched: Geologic Field Trip Guidebooks Web Archive
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Just Launched: Geologic Field Trip Guidebooks Web Archive

This post first appeared on the Columbia University Libraries Spotlight Blog. The Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation is pleased to announce the launch of the Geologic Field Trip Guidebooks Web Archive. Curated by Amanda Bielskas (Columbia), Brittany Wofford (Duke), Jane Quigley (Dartmouth), and Emily Wild (Princeton) — under the auspices of the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation — the Geologic … Continue reading

<a href="http://hdl.library.upenn.edu/1017/125968">17th and 18th Century Manuscript Verse</a>
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17th and 18th Century Manuscript Verse

The Brotherton Collection of 17th and 18th century English literature includes over 180 manuscripts that contain nearly 7000 poems and verses. These manuscripts were gathered together to form a discrete collection of verse. The manuscripts range from large verse miscellanies and commonplace books through religious and political texts to individual leaves containing only a single … Continue reading

400 years of democracy and slavery in Virginia: Virginia Company Archives</a>
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400 years of democracy and slavery in Virginia: Virginia Company Archives

The year 2019 marks the 400th anniversary of the first representative legislative assembly in the British Colonies.  The “General Assembly,” composed of men from each of Virginia’s eleven major settlements, met for the first time at Jamestown from July 30-August 4, 1619.  1619 was also the year in which the first enslaved Africans arrived at … Continue reading

<a href="http://hdl.library.upenn.edu/1017/125984">Travel Writing, Spectacle and World History, narratives from the Schlesinger Library</a>
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Travel Writing, Spectacle and World History, narratives from the Schlesinger Library

This resource brings together hundreds of accounts by women of their travels across the globe from the early 19th century to the late 20th century. Students and 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 … Continue reading

<a href="http://hdl.library.upenn.edu/1017/125964">Frontier life : Borderlands, Settlement & Colonial Encounters</a>
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Frontier life : Borderlands, Settlement & Colonial Encounters

This digital collection of primary source documents helps us to understand existence on the edges of the anglophone world from 1650-1920. Discover the various European and colonial frontier regions of North America, Africa and Australasia through documents that reveal the lives of settlers and indigenous peoples in these areas. The earliest documents in this collection … Continue reading

<a href="http://hdl.library.upenn.edu/1017/125973">Medical Services and Warfare, 1850-1927</a>
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Medical Services and Warfare, 1850-1927

This database tells the story of medical advances during warfare from the mid-nineteenth century to the outbreak of the influenza epidemic in 1918 and the discovery of penicillin in 1927. The wealth of documents cover multiple conflicts as well as interwar developments from a range of perspectives. Material has been sourced from across the United States, … Continue reading

<a href="http://hdl.library.upenn.edu/1017/125969">London Lowlife: Street culture, social reform and the Victorian underworld</a>
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London Lowlife: Street culture, social reform and the Victorian underworld

Full-text searchable database containing color images of rare books, ephemera, maps and other materials relating to 19th and early 20th century London; designed for both teaching and study, from undergraduate to research students and beyond. Will be of interest to students and scholars from a wide range of disciplines, including literature, cultural studies, urban studies, … Continue reading