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Trial dates: 14 April - 13 June 2022
Discover a unique archive offering official records for all aspects of British trade with, and government of, India from 1595 to 1947, under the East India Company itself and under the British Crown.
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Trial dates: 5 May - 6 July 2022
Peruse periodicals published during the interwar period for an insight into the culture and concerns of the time. Includes titles published across Britain, the United States, France and Australia. Module I covers 1919-1929 and Module II (coming soon) will cover 1930-1939.
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Trial dates: 5 May - 6 July 2022
Search more than 14 billion historical records from all around the world including birth, death, marriage, census, immigration, military, gravestone photos and much more.
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Trial dates: 14 April - 13 June 2022
Explore changing attitudes towards human sexuality, gender and sexual behaviours in America and beyond, from the late-nineteenth century to the present day.
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Delve into a collection of forbidden books, comprising 2,400+ literary works, manuscripts, engravings, lithographs, and photographs considered erotic or pornographic at the time of their creation. Works are mainly in French, with some titles also in English, German, and Spanish among other languages.
Available for State Library members as part of the Archives of Sexuality and Gender.
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Discover an archive dedicated to issues of gender and class from the late-eighteenth century to the era of suffrage in the early-twentieth century, focused on a transnational perspective (American and European). Comprised of serials, books, manuscripts, diaries, reports, and visuals. Part of the Nineteenth Century Collections Online.
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Uncover a complete archive of the weekly Listener magazine established by the BBC in 1929. Explore diverse topics from visual arts and culture to politics and science with contributions from from prominent writers, artists, social commentators and thinkers of the twentieth century.
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Research women trailblazers, both individuals and organisations, who have impacted society through legal and social reform, politics, popular culture, healthcare, and more. Focusing primarily on the US, Britain and Australia with some coverage of New Zealand, South Africa, Nigeria, Zambia, Philippines, Jamaica, Germany, India, Norway, Canada and China.
This module (Part IV) complements content available for State Library members in the Women's Studies Archive.
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Discover an archive of female authored material from the American Antiquarian Society, centres on the American female experience in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including fiction and non-fiction, political ephemera, manuscripts, so on. Works cover an array of topics, such as language, literature, domestics, etiquette, fashion and more.
This module (Part III) complements content available for State Library members in the Women's Studies Archive.
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Explore archival collections of female authored material, covering an array of topics beyond suffrage and key to the study of women's history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Includes works from the abolition of slavery, alcohol and temperance movements, pacifism, and political activism, to domestic service, education, health and hygiene, divorce, and social reform. Part of the Women's Studies Archive.
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