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Overland Journeys: Travels in the West, 1800-1880 is a selection of printed materials based on settlers' accounts of the terrain and experience of traveling to the American West. They are based on bibliographies "The Plains and Rockies: a critical bibliography of exploration, adventure, and travel in the American West, 1800-1865," and "The Trail West: a bibliography-index to Western American Trails, 1841-1869". Of interest to scholars of American studies, history, anthropology, sociology, women and gender studies, and indigenous studies.


Military Leaders of World War I: Official and Private Papers of Generaloberst Hans von Seeckt, 1866-1936 is a collection of private and official papers of Generaloberst Hans von Seeckt, prominent German military strategist of World War I and considered the organizer and "father" of the army of the German Republic. Items include correspondence, reports, diaries, manuscript articles, newspaper clippings, maps, and some genealogical materials. Topics range from von Seeckt’s ancestral background, through his educational and army career, his travels abroad, his part in World War I, and his service as head of the Reichswehr to his membership on the joint Anglo-German-French Mixed Committee on war graves and his death in 1936. Of interest to scholars of German studies, political science, government, military history, area studies, and history.


German Foreign Relations and Military Activities in China, 1919-1935 is a collection of German Foreign Ministry records documenting Germany's relations with China in the postwar period. The collection highlights Germany's instrumental role in modernizing China's industry and providing military training and equipment prior to the Second Sino-Japanese War. Topics covered include political and affairs; Germany's diplomatic relations in China and abroad; education; economics; political and cultural propaganda; and post-war relations. Of interest to scholars of East Asian studies, German studies, military studies, economics, international relations.


African Diaspora, 1860-Present is a collection of primary source documents, secondary sources, and videos on the establishment of African diasporic communities throughout the world after the abolition of slavery. Items include personal papers, organizational papers, journals, newsletters, court documents, letters, and ephemera from the Caribbean, Brazil, India, United Kingdom, and France. Topics covered include religion, slavery, colonialism, migrations, identities, legal systems, racism, diasporic communities, construction of the Panama Canal, and movements and ideologies such as the Back to Africa movement and Pan-African movement. Of interest to students and scholars of race studies, indigenous studies, women and gender studies, area studies, sociology, economics, history, and religious studies.


Black Drama has been upgraded into the Third Edition. This expanded version contains the full text of more than 1,700 plays dating from the mid-1800s to the present by more than 200 playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries. Many titles are rare, hard to find, or out of print. More than 40 percent of the collection consists of previously unpublished plays by writers such as Langston Hughes, Ed Bullins, Willis Richardson, Amiri Baraka, Randolph Edmonds, Zora Neale Hurston, and many others. Of interest to students and scholars of English, race studies, area studies, and performance studies.


Electing the President: Proceedings of the Republican National Conventions, 1856-1988 and the Electing the President: Proceedings of the Democratic National Conventions, 1832-1988 are primary source collections that cover the proceedings of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. These collections provides gavel to gavel coverage of the conventions, including speeches, debates, votes, and party platforms. Also included are lists of names of convention delegates and alternates. Records of the earliest proceedings are based in part on contemporary newspaper accounts. Of interest to scholars of American studies, political science, government, and history.


Commercial and Trade Relations Between Tsarist Russia, the Soviet Union and the U.S., 1910-1963 is a primary source collection relating to the commercial and trade relations between Russia and the United States beginning in the Tsarist Russia period and extending through the Khrushchev period. It provides valuable information for longitudinal study of economic relations between Russia/the Soviet Union and the United States. Items consist mostly of instructions to and dispatches from diplomatic and consular officials, and cover treaties, general conditions affecting trade, imports and exports, laws and regulations, customs administration, tariffs, and ports of entry activities. Topics covered include the effect of the Bolshevik Revolution on Soviet-American trade, the activities of the Soviet purchasing office in the United States during the 1920s, U.S.-Soviet trade and debt negotiations that were part of the normalization of relations in 1933, the administration of Lend-Lease (extended to the Soviet Union in 1941), and the Soviet refusal of the U.S. offer of economic aid as proposed under the Marshall Plan. Of interest to scholars of economics, business history, international relations, Russian studies, Slavic studies, American studies, and history.


FBI Surveillance of James Forman and SNCC, 1961-1976 is a collection of all FBI reports, loose papers, documents and correspondence from the Bureau's investigative and surveillance efforts primarily during the 1961-1976 period, when James Forman was perceived as as a threat to internal security. Topics covered include Forman’s involvement with the "Black Manifesto"; the Bureau’s "COINTELPRO" investigations into "Black Nationalist - Hate Groups / Internal Security"; and the activities of Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Also included is a folder of FOIA correspondence between Forman, his lawyers, and several government agencies. Of interest to scholars of American studies, race studies, legal studies, political science, government, and history.


The Economy and War in the Third Reich, 1933-1944 is a collection of rare, detailed data on the German economic situation during the Third Reich up to and throughout World War II. The data is based on the following economic publications: Monatliche Nachweise-ber den Auswartigen Handel Deutschlands (January 1933-June 1939); Der Aussenhandel Deutschlands Monatliche Nachweise (July 1939); and Sondernachweis der Aussenhandel Deutschlands (August 1939-1944). Topics covered include trade with Eastern Europe and Southeastern European states; Germany’s economic policies, programs, and problems; and the defeat of "the traditionalists" and their economic policies with the dismissal of Schacht and Neurath and the appointment of Ribbentrop. Sondernachweis der Aussenhandel Deutschlands is particularly important as it provides a thorough breakdown of German foreign trade by commodity, volume and value on a monthly basis. The December issue of each year gives a final listing of annual figures. Of interest to scholars of economics, German studies, area studies, international relations, and history.


Module 3 of Foreign Office Files for Japan, 1919-1930: Japan and Great Power Status. The files in this section trace the development of Japan’s relationship with the West during a decade of turbulent economic, political and social change in the wake of the First World War. Beginning with the Paris Peace Conference and the ‘Shantung Question’, the files offer a unique insight into the key events of the 1920s, from  the termination of the Anglo-Japanese Alliance, the devastation of the Kantō Earthquake, and the end of the Taishō democracy, to the beginning of the Shōwa period, financial crisis and Japan’s increasingly imperialist policies in Manchuria.


MGG Online is an authoritative German-language music encyclopedia with in-depth articles on every aspect of music and many related areas such as literature, philosophy, and visual arts. Articles come from the second print edition of MGG (1994-2008) with current, continuous online updates and additions. Most biographical entries provide related content links to citations in RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text. Google translate option translates each article from German to over 100 languages. Of interest to students and scholars of music, performance studies, philosophy, area studies, and art history.


Berlin Digital Concert Hall is the online, video-streaming archive of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. It provides access to live-streams and recordings of concerts dating from 1966. New concerts are added weekly and more than 40 live-streamed concerts are offered every year. Music-related documentaries and artist interviews are also included. Users must register for a free account to access. Of interest to students and scholars of music, drama, theatre and performance studies.


Early European Books Collection (EEBO). The new module consists of over 5,000 titles focused around classical and vernacular prose, poetry and drama from the Early Modern Period. Titles are in Greek, Latin, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, and German, and are sourced from major libraries in the UK, the Netherlands, Italy, and Denmark. Of interest to students and scholars of history, classics, English, area studies, religious studies, medieval studies, women and gender studies, and book history and print culture.


Bates Visual Guide to Physical Examination is collection of streaming videos on “head to toe” and systems-based physical examination techniques. It includes 18 physical examination videos that cover adult, infant, child, and older adult patients that are meant to compliment the Bates Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking book. Items can be viewed as as an entire section/volume or chapter-by-chapter. Of interest to students and scholars of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, and other health-related disciplines.


China from Empire to Republic: Records of the Maritime Customs Service of China 1854-1949 is primary source collection from the Maritime Customs Service of China that covers relations between China and the Imperial West in the late Qing and Republican periods. Items include official correspondence, dispatches, reports, memoranda, and private and confidential letters. Topics covered include Chinese life, economy, and politics through the Taiping Rebellion, the Boxer Rebellion, the Revolution of 1911, the May 30 Movement, the two Sino-Japanese Wars, and the Chinese Civil War. Items are arranged topically into seven parts. Of interest to students and scholars of economics, history, area studies, international relations, postcolonial studies, sociology and geography.


Japan Chronicle Online (1900–1940) is the online database of the often controversial English-language newspaper of record for Japan in the first half of the twentieth century. Items include both daily and weekly editions, including the weekly Commercial Supplement; four books printed by the Chronicle; and all editions of the Chronicle's predecessor, Kobe Weekly Chronicle (1900-1901). Topics covered include settler communities, contemporary news and opinions, war, political and social upheaval, and other historical developments in Japan and East Asia, as well as Japan's emergence onto the world stage. The database is full-text searchable. Of interest to students and scholars of East Asian studies, history, sociology, political science, English, and postcolonial studies.