Collections (A–E)

Anti-Calvin Online

Anti-Calvin Online

Editor: Malcolm Walsby, University of St. Andrews

During the sixteenth century Protestant authors had grasped the importance of winning over the souls and minds of the French people from the outset and the production of Genevan presses was therefore mainly in French. This unique selection of writings reflects the Catholic response to Calvinism, with works attacking the precepts of Calvinism and those defending the Catholic doctrine against condemnations by Calvinists.

Subject: History
Start: 1500
End: 1600
Place: France
Archives of the Church of Uganda Online

Archives of the Church of Uganda Online

The records in this collection document the history of the Church of the Province of Uganda. Christianity came to Uganda late compared with many other parts of Africa. The first Church Missionary Society missionaries arrived at King Mutesa's court on June 30, 1877. This was seventy-eight years after the founding of the Church Missionary Society in Great Britain. However, within eight decades, after having passed through much persecution, Uganda had become one of the most successful mission fields in the world. By 1914, through its indigenous teachers and a few European missionaries, nearly the whole of the area today called Uganda had already been evangelized. In 1961 the growth of the Church of Uganda was recognized in the Anglican Communion with the establishment of the Church of the Province of Uganda, Rwanda-Burundi and Boga-Zaire.

Start: 1877
End: 1980
Place: Mukono
Archives of the Presbyterian Church of Cuba Online

Archives of the Presbyterian Church of Cuba Online

Editor: Luis Martínez-Fernández, University of Central Florida

This collection makes available for research the records of the Iglesia Presbiteriana-Reformada en Cuba (IPRC) and predecessor Presbyterian churches and missions in Cuba, including a complete run of Heraldo Cristiano, the church’s newsletter, 1919 – 2010, which provides a framework for the history of the church. Also included are the periodicals Juprecu and Su Voz, early mission records, originally maintained in English and then in Spanish as the congregations took over management of their churches and schools from the mission workers. These include session minutes and membership/baptism/marriage/death records, as well as minutes of men’s, women’s, and youth groups, including their mission work in their communities.

Start: 1600
End: 2000
Place: Cuba
Art Sales Catalogues Online

Art Sales Catalogues Online

Editor: Frits Lugt

The Art Sales Catalogues Online (ASCO) publication offers easy access to complete historical art sales catalogues for the period 1600 to 1900. Lugt's Répertoire online database has been included in this publication and serves as the "entrance gate" to the catalogues.

Subject: Art History
Start: 1600
End: 1900
Book Sales Catalogues Online

Book Sales Catalogues Online

Book Sales Catalogues Online offers a comprehensive bibliography of book sales catalogues printed in the Dutch Republic before 1801. This sophisticated database provides full access to some 3,750 digital facsimiles from ca. 50 libraries across Europe.

Subject: History
Start: 1599
End: 1800
Children’s Leisure Activities in Russia Online

Children’s Leisure Activities in Russia Online

Editor: Vitaly Bezrogov, Moscow and Catriona Kelly, Oxford

The material gathered here offers a unique insight into one of the most important and characteristic areas of socializing the young in early Soviet Russia, and a window into the mentality of the `first Soviet generations’ as well. It gives a representative overview of the different trends in children leisure activities and games and runs chronologically from 1917 to the late 1930s.

Start: 1920
End: 1950
Place: Russia
Chinese Film and Newsreel Scripts from the Cultural Revolution Online

Chinese Film and Newsreel Scripts from the Cultural Revolution Online

Editor: Zhong yang xin wen ji lu dian ying zhi pian chang

Documentary films and newsreels were two of the major mass media and communication channels in China from the 1950’s through the 1970’s. They covered all aspects of social activities, though the emphasis was on developments in the building of a socialist country. The bulk of the items in the collection are transcripts for the documentary films and newsreels from the Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976.

Subject: Asian Studies
Start: 1946
End: 1980
Place: China
Climate Change and Law Collection

Climate Change and Law Collection

Editor: Human Rights Internet

This comprehensive collection of climate change and law documents contains original source, non-edited and non-redacted “grey literature” (non-peer reviewed) in English, centered on climate change and the law. Incorporated in the category of ‘law’ is any discipline of law which addressed climate change, including corporate law, environmental law and human rights law. Materials in the collection originate from a wide range of organizations in the public and private sector, institutions, and/or individuals, world-wide. A collection of this nature will be a significant resource, adding value to existing resources, and serving the needs of various actors and stakeholders needing access to documentation on climate change and the law. This collection is edited by the Human Rights Internet (HRI) http://hri.ca/, in Ottawa, Canada and is updated annually.

Start: 2014
End: 2015
Codices Hugeniani Online

Codices Hugeniani Online

Codices Hugeniani Online (COHU) offers the fully digitized archive of Christiaan Huygens (1629 - 1695), held at Leiden University Library. The archive includes notebooks and loose leafs with texts in the field of astronomy, mechanics, mathematics and music, as well as correspondence and annotated books.

Subject: History
Start: 1600
End: 1700
Cold War Intelligence

Cold War Intelligence

Editor: Matthew M. Aid

This collection of 2,360 formerly classified U.S. government documents (most of them classified Top Secret or higher) provides readers for the first time with the declassified documentary record about the successes and failures of the U.S. intelligence community in its efforts to spy on the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

Subject: History
Start: 1945
End: 1991
Colonial Period Korea Online

Colonial Period Korea Online

Editor: Ria Koopmans-De Bruijn

A unique collection of rare documents relating to the Japanese occupation of Korea, from the late nineteenth century up to 1945, representing a highly significant period in Korean history, and vital for a true understanding of many reflexes in the Koreas today. The collection is particularly important and timely because it preserves the intellectual content of publications which are at risk of disappearing for good.

Subject: Asian Studies
Start: 1890
End: 1945
Place: Korea
Conrad Gessner's Private Library Online: The Revealing Hand-Written Notes of an Early Modern Polymath

Conrad Gessner's Private Library Online: The Revealing Hand-Written Notes of an Early Modern Polymath

Editor: Urs Leu, Zentralbibliothek Zürich

This source edition of Gessner’s private library contains those seventy eight books that Gessner read most carefully and annotated by hand. The marginalia in these books are so numerous that they almost constitute a new set of sources, which are of interest not only to historians and philologists but also to scholars of the history of early modern medicine and the natural sciences.

Subject: History
Start: 1505
End: 1558
Critical Editions of the New Testament Online

Critical Editions of the New Testament Online

Editor: Professor David C. Parker

This collection, earlier published in a microfiche collection by IDC Publishers, makes available the principal critical editions of the New Testament for the first time in a single collection online, including lists of variant readings and collections of manuscript transcriptions and collations from the late seventeenth to the early twentieth century. In addition, a number of the most useful editions of the ancient versions and of ancillary materials have been included. The principal critical editions of the New Testament represent some of the highest achievements in biblical scholarship.

Start: 1698
End: 1923
Place: Leiden
Cuban Culture and Cultural Relations, 1959-

Cuban Culture and Cultural Relations, 1959-

Editor: Project advisor: Arien González Crespo, Director,

Primary-source collection of ca. 45,000 fully-searchable documents from the Casa de las Américas in Havana, documenting the culture and cultural relations of Revolutionary Cuba and countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Subject: History
Start: 1959
Place: Cuba
Cult of Body Online

Cult of Body Online

Editor: Louise McReynolds

This collection comprises unique material on sports and physical culture in Russia, 1891-1919 and is particularly significant because sports provided opportunities for transitions from tradition to modernity: athletic competition broke down class barriers, brought women into public spaces, and encouraged new modes of behavior and self-presentation.

Start: 1891
End: 1919
Place: Russia
Dutch Pamphlets Online

Dutch Pamphlets Online

Editor: Knuttel, W.P.C.

Dutch Pamphlets Online comprises both the complete Knuttel collection from the National Library of the Netherlands and the Van Alphen collection from Groningen University Library. The famous Knuttel collection contains some 34,000 pamphlets, to which the Van Alphen collection adds another 2,800. There is no overlap between the two. Combined, these collections form an exhaustive treasure trove of primary texts on the history of the Low Countries between 1486 and 1853.

Subject: History
Start: 1486
End: 1853
Early Russian Cinema Online

Early Russian Cinema Online

Editor: R.Yangirov†

This unique collection of Russian film periodicals from the last tsarist decade includes both sophisticated and more popular periodicals released by the major Russian film studios. Containing interviews with movie stars and now irretrievably lost screenplays, these journals will prove an invaluable source about the silent movie era and Russia's entertainment industry at the eve of the Revolution.

Start: 1910
End: 1918
Place: Russia
Early Western Korans Online

Early Western Korans Online

Editor: Hartmut Bobzin and August den Hollander

This remarkable collection demonstrates the impact of the holy book of Islam in Europe. Long before printing with movable type became common practice in the Islamic world, Korans had been printed in Arabic type in several European cities. The collection includes Korans and Koran translations, printed between 1537 and 1857, and is of interest to book historians, theologians, philologists, and scholars of Islamic Studies alike.

Start: 1537
End: 1857
Place: Europe
Ephraim Deinard (1846-1930) Online

Ephraim Deinard (1846-1930) Online

Editor: Brad Sabin Hill

The Hebrew publications of Ephraim Deinard comprise a trove of historical and bibliographic material relating to Russian, Palestinian, and American Jewish history, Crimean and Karaite studies, anti-Hasidic polemic, modern Hebrew literature, and antiquarian Hebrew booklore. These works – some of which are excessively rare – from libraries around the world are all made accessible in this unique collection.

Start: 1846
End: 1930
Russian Anarchist Periodicals of the Early 20th Century Online

Russian Anarchist Periodicals of the Early 20th Century Online

Editor: Rashit Yangirov†

This collection reveals the eventful history of Russia during the revolutionary era, from the perspective of metropolitan and provincial newspapers and journals published by the most radical political forces. These materials shed new light on the relationship of the anarchists with the Bolsheviks and the Soviet State, and reveal the impact of anarchist ideas on the literature and art of the period.

Start: 1917
End: 1920
Place: Russia
The Archives of the Church in North India - Archival Collection

The Archives of the Church in North India - Archival Collection

A collaboration with Yale University, the online version of The Archives of the Church in North India comprises archival and printed material from the Gujarat Diocese of the Church of North India. The archives have been divided into two sections: the archival collection, consisting of meetings, correspondence and reports, and the monograph collection of early printed monographs from mission presses. Title lists and MARC21 records are available.

Start: 1851
End: 1965
Place: India
The Archives of the Church in North India - Monograph Collection

The Archives of the Church in North India - Monograph Collection

A collaboration with Yale University, The Archives of the Church in North India Online comprises archival and printed material from the Gujarat Diocese of the Church of North India. The Monograph collection includes: - Monographs printed by the Irish Presbyterian Mission Press in Surat, India. - Monographs printed by other mission presses in India. - Monographs printed outside India and relevant for research purposes.

Start: 1851
End: 1965
Place: India