Late twentieth century AP office archives from bureaus in Europe and the Middle East.
Content of the Associated Press Corporate Archives, AP Images, and AP Archive. Includes wire copy, correspondence, memos, internal publications, and more from the European Bureaus Collection: 1952-2000 and Middle East Bureaus Collection: 1967-2005.
Searches content from a number of sources, including both partner content digitized by Google through their News Archive Partner Program and online archival materials that they've crawled.
Search results can include content that is freely accessible as well as content that requires a fee: be sure to check Journal Finder to see if the Thompson Library provides access to a source before paying a fee for it. Articles related to a single story within a given time period are grouped together to allow users to see a broad perspective on the topics they are searching. In addition to seeing results ranked by relevancy, users can also see a historical overview of the results by browsing an automatically generated timeline.
19th Century to Present: Which past years are covered, and what content is free, varies by each individual news source.
Correspondence from the British diplomatic corps in Russia on the "retro-reform" policy, including the increase of revolutionary agitation, deepening of conservatism and changes from agrarian to industrial society, and spread of pan-Slavism, both in the Russian Empire and Eastern Europe.
Guide to historical records, personal papers, and family histories held in archives around the world
Contains nearly a million collection descriptions contributed by thousands of libraries, museums, and archives. A combination of brief descriptions derived from catalog records in the RLG Union Catalog, and more detailed archival finding aids harvested from the Internet, including those that conform to the EAD (Encoded Archival Description) format standard.
Digital archive of letters, currency, personal effects, etc. belonging to prisoners held in German camps and prisons during World War II.
Images of items originating from prisoners held in German concentration camps, internment and transit camps, Gestapo prisons, and POW camps, during and just prior to World War II. Most of the collection consists of letters written or received by prisoners, but also includes receipts for parcels, money orders and personal effects; paper currency; and realia, including Star of David badges that Jews were forced to wear.
Primary source material for the study of the First World War, from personal narratives and printed books to military files, propaganda pamphlets, and visual documents.
The material is complemented by a range of contextual secondary material, including scholarly essays, case studies, and interactive maps. Contains four modules: Personal Experiences, Propaganda & Recruitment, Visual Perspectives & Narratives, and A Global Conflict.
Digitized materials include:
• Diaries and journals
• Personal narratives and reminiscences
• Trench literature and soldiers’ journals
• Scrapbooks and albums
• Photographs and 360° views of personal items and objects
• Sketches and paintings
• Sheet music
• War art
• Cartoons and comics
• Propaganda and recruiting posters
• Extracts from local newspapers
• Minute books
• Papers of the Ministry of Information
• Papers of the Kriegspresseamt
• Tribunal case files
• Instructions for the distribution of propaganda
• Leaflets and Pamphlets
• Trench maps
Documents from the Jewish segment of the French underground resistance.
David Diamant is the pseudonym of David Erlich, a Jewish communist and committed member of the underground resistance during World War II. This is a digital archive of original documents collected by Diamant over a period of approximately 30 years dealing primarily with the Jewish segment of the French underground resistance; many of the documents originate with communist groups, and some deal with Polish groups. Most of the documents are in French, while some are in Yiddish.
Contains 55,000 video testimonies of survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides.
The Visual History Archive contains 55,000 audiovisual interviews with survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides. Interviewees are primarily Jewish survivors, though the archive also includes interviews with gay/lesbian, Jehovah's Witness, and Roma and Sinta (Gypsy) survivors, survivors of eugenics policies, political prisoners, rescuers and aid providers, liberators, and war crimes trial participants.
Initially a repository of Holocaust testimony, the Visual History Archive has expanded to include testimonies from the following:
• 1915 Armenian Genocide
• 1937 Nanjing Massacre in China
• Cambodian Genocide of 1975-1979
• Guatemalan Genocide of the early 1980s
• 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda
• Ongoing conflict in the Central African Republic
• Contemporary acts of violence against Jews
The interviews were conducted in 62 different countries and in 41 languages and comprise the most extensive resource of its type. Each interview is fully indexed, thus allowing the viewer to search using either the assigned index terms or a free-text search. Additionally, transcripts are provided for many of the testimonies.
Searchable archive of 16th-, 17th- and 18th-century British State Papers, Domestic and Foreign.
Includes these collections:
• Part I: The Tudors, 1509-1603: State Papers Domestic
• Part II: The Tudors, 1509-1603: State Papers Foreign, Scotland, Borders, Ireland and Registers of the Privy Council
• Part III: The Stuarts and Commonwealth, James I - Anne I, 1603-1714: State Papers Domestic
• Part IV: The Stuarts and Commonwealth, James I - Anne I, 1603-1714: State Papers Foreign, Ireland and Registers of the Privy Council
• Eighteenth Century, 1714-1782, Part I: State Papers Domestic, Military, Naval and Registers of the Privy Council
• Eighteenth Century, 1714-1782, Part 2: State Papers Foreign, Low Countries and Germany
Digital archive of texts related to witchcraft dating from the 15th century to the early 20th century.
This archive on witchcraft includes texts dating from the 15th century to the early 20th century. The majority of the material concerns the so-called "classic period" of the 16th to 18th centuries. In addition to these classic texts, the archive includes:
• Anti-persecution writings
• Works by penologists
• Legal and church documents
• Exposés of persecutions
• Philosophical writings
• Transcripts of trials
The majority of these texts, sourced from the Cornell University library, are in Latin, English and German, although there are also selected items in French, Italian, Portuguese, Danish, Dutch, and Spanish. Covers 1500-1930.
Comprehensive coverage of the art, literature, science, culture, philosophy, religion, economics, history, and conflict of the Renaissance in 14th -17th century Europe, and the influence it has on modern thought & society.
Books & eBooks
Books about European (non-British) history can be found in the D section of the library's main collection, Specifically from DB - DR. Remember that you can get books from the Ann Arbor campus sent to Flint through the Get This program.
Topics include: Asian Studies; Biblical Studies, Ancient Near East and Early Christianity; Classical Studies; European History and Culture; Language and Linguistics; Middle East & Islamic Studies; Religious Studies, Theology, & Philosophy; Social Sciences.