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About this guide
This guide is designed to assist you in locating sources and exploring collections for your work in Professor Klaver's ENG 407 Advanced Critical Writing Seminar: Victorian Ecologies. Locate primary and secondary sources via the resources listed in the boxes to the right; some more general resources are listed below. For questions or help, contact subject specialist librarian Patrick Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Broader Digital Collections
Search across publisher Adam Matthew’s primary-source collections of digitized archival content from archives around the world on numerous subjects, including but not limited to literature, history, social issues, cultural studies, global trade, news, and more.
Diaries, illustrations, maps, manuscripts, books, and reports documenting the rise and fall of the European colonial empires worldwide from 1750 to 1960’s. The principal focus is British, it also documents the experience of colonized peoples, focusing on history, politics, and culture.
Literary Print Culture/The Stationers' Company Archive, London
Documents from 1554 to 1984 related to the development of the printing and publishing industries.
Digital Collections of Historical Materials
Digital Collections focused on documents & ephemera from the period
Nineteenth Century Collections Online
Primary sources from the nineteenth century including monographs, newspapers, and pamphlets.
Poverty, Philanthropy and Social Conditions in Victorian Britain
Explore the government policy, social reform movements and philanthropic efforts of charitable institutions that sought to alleviate poverty in Victorian Britain.
London Low Life
Victorian London documents, including maps, sketches, street views, scrapbooks, broadsides, and more from the Lilly Library, Indiana University.
Victorian Popular Culture
Archival Victorian popular culture collections including content from the Senate House Library, University of London; The Harry Price Library of Magical Literature; Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin; The British Library; the British Film Institute National Archive and more.
Literary Manuscripts: Berg
19th century manuscripts, including early editions, annotations, correspondence, sketches and more by Victorian authors. From the Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection at the New York Public Library.
Nineteenth Century Literary Society
Discover the work of one of the world’s most important publishing dynasties through this collection from the historic John Murray Archive. From book history to travel writing, politics to poetry, this newly digitised resource introduces an unparalleled repository for nineteenth century culture and the literary luminaries who shaped it.
Historical Publications covering the period
Illustrated London News Historical Archive, 1842-2003
Page image Illustrated London News from its first publication on 14 May 1842 to its last in 2003.
Times Digital Archive
The Times Digital Archive provides convenient access to an extraordinary library of back issues of this renowned newspaper online. By taking the microfilm collection of The Times (London) and producing a high-resolution digital format with searchable images, The Times Digital Archive represents unprecedented access to one of the most highly regarded resources for the study of 18th century history and onward.
Godey's Lady's Book (1830-1885)
Publication published from 1830-1885 covering fashion, health, recipes, and as well as literary works, essays, and reviews.
British journal and magazine page image content from the 1600s to the 20th century.
Periodicals Archive Online
Archive of journals published in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
Databases for Secondary Sources
Getting Started with background information & generating ideas
Full Text Access to Articles, Chapters, Books, and more