Collections (U–Z)

Codices Vossiani Latini

Codices Vossiani Latini

The Codices Vossiani Latini Online publishes all 363 codices which form the world-famous Latin part of Vossius’ manuscript collection held at Leiden University Library. The Codices Vossiani Latini count a large number of early medieval manuscripts (a whopping 76 Carolingian manuscripts dating from before 900), including major sources of many classic texts. The 363 codices in all comprise 40,278 openings, resulting in 84,266 images, including covers and flyleaves. .

Subject: History
Start: 800
End: 1650
The Yearbook of the Imperial Theaters Online

The Yearbook of the Imperial Theaters Online

This impressive annual periodical, published during the period 1890-1915, offers an incredible wealth of exciting material concerning the late imperial stage in Russia. Its pages include repertoires, critical essays and reviews of theatrical performances, chronicles of metropolitan theater life, articles discussing a wide range of topics as well as information about the actors.

Start: 1890
End: 1915
Place: Russia
U.S. Intelligence on Asia, 1945-1991

U.S. Intelligence on Asia, 1945-1991

Editor: Matthew M. Aid

This collection provides students and researchers with the declassified documentary record about the successes and failures of the U.S. intelligence community in the Far East during the Cold War.

Subject: History
Start: 1945
End: 1991
U.S. Intelligence on Europe, 1945-1995

U.S. Intelligence on Europe, 1945-1995

Editor: Matthew M. Aid

This collection of over 4,000 formerly classified U.S. government documents provides a comprehensive survey of the U.S. intelligence community’s activities in Europe, including Eastern Europe, Turkey and Cyprus, covering the time period from the end of World War II to the fall of the Iron Curtain and beyond.

Subject: History
Start: 1945
End: 1995
U.S. Intelligence on the Middle East, 1945-2009

U.S. Intelligence on the Middle East, 1945-2009

Editor: Matthew M. Aid

Since 1945, the U.S. intelligence community has had to cover a half-dozen major wars and several dozen smaller but equally bloody armed conflicts in the Middle East, as well as innumerable civil wars, border clashes, armed insurgencies, and terrorist attacks. This comprehensive document set sheds light on the U.S. intelligence community’s spying and analytic efforts in the Arab world, including the Middle East, the Near East, and North Africa. It covers the time period from the end of World War II to the present day, up until the 2002-2003 Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) assessments, the Global War on Terror, the Iraq War, and Iran’s nuclear program.

Subject: History
Start: 1945
End: 2009
Weapons of Mass Destruction

Weapons of Mass Destruction

Editor: Matthew M. Aid

This collection provides students and researchers with the declassified documentary record concerning the U.S. government’s nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs covering the period from the end of World War II to the present day.

Subject: History
Start: 1945
End: 2016
Western Books on China up to 1850 Online

Western Books on China up to 1850 Online

This collection comprises a descriptive, annotated bibliography of 654 early Western books on Imperial China up to 1850, all to be found in the Library of the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. The collection is based on the book Western Books on China published up to 1850 by John Lust.

Subject: Asian Studies
Start: 1600
End: 1850
Place: China
Western Travellers in the Islamic World Online

Western Travellers in the Islamic World Online

Editor: Maurits van den Boogert

Accounts of travel are a popular and accessible source for research on historical relations between “East” and “West” and are attractive for specialists and non-specialists alike. In the pre-modern period a large number of such accounts were published all over Europe. Predominantly covering the Ottoman Empire, the collection also stretches into Ethiopia, Central Asia, Afghanistan, North Africa, and of course Iran.

Start: 1520
End: 1907
World Council of Churches Online: World War II Era Records

World Council of Churches Online: World War II Era Records

Editor: Advisor: Fernando Enns, VU University Amsterdam

Collection of documents from a section of the World Council of Churches Archives, dealing with Germany and fifteen other countries during the period 1932-1957. Documents include: newspapers, press clippings, press releases, telegrams, correspondence, minutes, manuscripts and personal notes. The collection includes correspondence and personal letters of such notable individuals as Dietrich Bonhoeffer, George Bell, Hans Schönfeld, Karl Barth, James McDonald, Georges Casalis, Adolf Freudenberg, Martin Niemöller, Otto Dibelius, Gerhart Riegner, Marc Boegner, and Willem Adolf Visser 't Hooft. The archives document not only the issues and events of the War, but also the beginning years of the World Council of Churches.

Start: 1932
End: 1957
World of Children - Artek Pioneer Camp Archives, 1944-1967 Online

World of Children - Artek Pioneer Camp Archives, 1944-1967 Online

Artek's Archive reflects the recreation camp's history between 1944 and 1967, containing government documents on Soviet social and health policies, administrative, medical and financial records, transcripts of meetings, materials on educational and ideological work carried out in the camp statistical reports, food rations and provision standards, letters from Soviet and foreign children, diaries etc.

Start: 1944
End: 1967
Place: Russia