Modern

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Modern

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Primary materials covering the 15th Century through to the current period.

Items in the Modern Collection

The Manhoff Archives
Stalin's Soviet Union comes to life in full color with the discovery of a long-hidden collection of images.
Major Martin Manhoff spent more than two years in the Soviet Union in the early 1950s, serving as assistant army attaché at the U.S.…

LLNL Atmospheric Nuclear Tests
The U.S. conducted 210 atmospheric nuclear tests between 1945 and 1962, with multiple cameras capturing each event at around 2,400 frames per second. These are the declassified films of tests conducted by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Media History Digital Library
The Media History Digital Library is a non-profit initiative, led by David Pierce and Eric Hoyt, dedicated to digitizing historic books and magazines about film, broadcasting, and recorded sound for broad public access.
We scan works that are no…

Gallica Newspapers and Newsletters
The Bibliothèque nationale de France’s Gallica digital library includes a range of popularly requested fulltext historical French newspapers and newsletters out of copyright. Examples include Le Figaro (1826-1942), Le temps (1861-1939)…

Gallica Electronic Texts
Gallica gives access to the extensive range of digitised holdings of the Bibliothèque nationale de France from the Middle Ages through to the early 20th century together with works from other French libraries, museums and organisations. Texts are in…

Barack Obama Presidential Library
Note: not all material is available digitally.

The Barack Obama Presidential Library is the 14th presidential library administered by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), a federal agency.

Presidential Libraries and Museums,…

British History Online
British History Online is a digital library of key printed primary and secondary sources for the history of Britain and Ireland, with a primary focus on the period between 1300 and 1800. We aim to support the learning, teaching and research of our…

Labadie Collection: Digital Collections
A United States collection documenting the history of social protest movements and marginalized political communities from the 19th century to the present.
In the 1930s, the U-M Library’s Joseph A. Labadie Collection — the oldest publicly…

The Proceedings of the Old Bailey
A fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing 197,745 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court. If you are new to this site, you may find the Getting Started…

The Syrian Archive
The Syrian Archive is an initiative launched by a collective of human rights activists dedicated to preserving open source documentation relating to human rights violations and other crimes committed by all sides during the conflict in Syria.

Our…

Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs: Historical Documents
The Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) series presents the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity.

Search within the volumes, or browse them by administration;…

London Lives
What was it like to live in the first million person city in modern Western Europe? Crime, poverty, and illness; apprenticeship, work, politics and money; how people voted, lived and died; all this and more can be found in these documents.

The Arty Wild Oat
The Arty Wild Oat was a broadsheet student newpaper published in two editions during 1962 by students of the National Art School, Sydney Technical College. It was also a precursor to OZ magazine. The Arty Wild Oat was put together under the general…

Gulag: Many Days, Many Lives
The Soviet Gulag existed neither as a single unified experience, nor as a single unified institution. This massive and lethal machine influenced the lives of millions of people from 1917-1988.

Gulag: Many Days, Many Lives presents an in-depth look…

Times Digital Archive
Online, full-text facsimile of more than 200 years of The Times, one of the most highly regarded resources for the 19th – 20th Century history. This historical newspaper archive allows researchers an unparalleled opportunity to search and view the…

Media History Digital Library
The Media History Digital Library digitizes collections of classic media periodicals that belong in the public domain for full public access. The project is supported by owners of materials who loan them for scanning, and donors who contribute funds…

Greenwich Village History - Aids Activism in the Epicenter
The AIDS crisis (and its continued erasure) highlights a nexus of social and political tensions prominent in the 1980s and 90s about conflicting moralities, the role of the state, and public space. Although symptoms of AIDS had been recognized in…

Darwin Online
Darwin Online is the largest and most widely consulted edition of the writings of Darwin ever published. This website contains over 219,804 pages of searchable text and 219,900 electronic images, at least one exemplar of all known Darwin…

Truth Tobacco Industry Documents
An archive of 14 million documents created by tobacco companies about their advertising, manufacturing, marketing, scientific research and political activities, hosted by the UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management.

19th Century Disability, Culture & Contexts
Nineteenth-Century Disability: Cultures and Contexts is an interdisciplinary collection of primary texts and images on physical and cognitive disability in the long nineteenth century (c. 1780 to 1914). Its primary goal is to immerse users in the…

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